Annie Malone Parade, St. Louis Events

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ST. LOUIS EVENTS

All St. Louis Events are held in St. Louis, unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

Mardi Gras and Grand Parade
Featuring Children’s Art Fair, Mardi Gras Grand Parade, and Mayor’s Ball; St. Louis;

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the civil rights leader’s life; St. Louis;
http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Events celebrating African American heritage; Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, Scott Joplin House State Historic Site and St. Louis Art Museum; http://www.explorestlouis.com

MAY

Annie Malone Parade & May Day Celebrations
Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center, founded by one of the first African-American millionaires in the nation, brings the community together at the end of each May to remember the founder’s legacy and celebrate neighborhood spirit with a parade and a series of social events; http://www.anniemalone.com

JUNE

Ragtime Rendezvous
Annual musical event celebrating Ragtime; Scott Joplin House State Historic Site; http://www.mostateparks.com/scottjoplin.htm

Juneteenth Celebration
Annual celebration of the day the last enslaved people learned they were free in America;http://www.juneteenth.com

JULY

Fair St. Louis
Annual celebration featuring crafts, music and food from around the world; Jefferson National Expansion Memorial;http://www.fairstlouis.com

AUGUST

Missouri Black Expo
Hundreds of local and regional African-American entrepreneurs showcase their businesses; America’s Center; http://www.missouriblackexpo.com

SEPTEMBER

Blues Heritage Festival
Labor Day Weekend; Annual St. Louis Blues festival with five stages of musical entertainment; Laclede’s Landing; http://www.lacledeslanding.org

DECEMBER

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African American culture at various venues around St. Louis; https://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations/

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