What: The 8th Annual Grove Fest
When: Today from 2 PM until midnight
Where: The Grove Neighborhood (Manchester between Kingshighway and Vandeventer in St. Louis City)
Why: Grove Fest is an "outrageously eclectic" street festival. Last year's Grove Fest drew 18,000 local residents to an event that has won praise for the diversity of its programming and turnout. The 2011 Fest won the Best Event Entertainment Concept and Best Public Event Planning awards from the International Special Events Society. And, of course, it's free (an important criterion for TPTBT).
I'm supposed to the be the performing arts and culture guy here, so this might be a little off topic for me, but as far as I'm concerned street performers come under the heading of performing arts. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Read on!