This August, more than 140,000 visitors will gather in beautiful, tree-lined
Tower Grove park for two days of free, non-stop ethnic music, dance and the most
diverse array of food in town.
Founded in 2000, our annual Festival of Nations has quickly grown into the
St. Louis region’s largest multicultural festival.
Admission and Entertainment are free
Click the links below to explore all the fun of the Festival of Nations
|Stage Performances & Entertainment
|International Food Court
|Family Arts & Crafts
|Our Green Efforts
Festival of Nations takes place outdoors in the leafy urban setting of Tower Grove Park on our City’s South Side, just steps away from our thriving International District.
Tower Grove Park’s boundaries are:
Grand Blvd. on the east,
Arsenal on the south,
Kingshighway on the west, and
Magnolia on the north.
Directions from Interstate 64/Highway 40
Exit at Grand Blvd. travel south to Magnolia Ave., turn right.
Directions from Interstate 44
Westbound: Exit at Grand/Louisana turn left at top of ramp and proceed to light. Turn left at light on Grand. Travel south to Magnolia Ave., turn right.
Eastbound: Exit at Grand, turn right. Travel south to Magnolia Ave., turn right.
If referring to MapQuest for driving directions, use the following address as your destination: 2710 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118.
Parking is available in Tower Grove Park (to the WEST of the Festival of Nations grounds) and on nearby neighborhood streets. Please follow the posted parking rules. You will be ticketed for illegal parking, including on the park grounds.
Handicapped Parking is available inside the park to the WEST of the Festival of Nations grounds only. Enter Tower Grove Park on Center Drive (the corner of Magnolia and Tower Grove Ave, and head EAST on Main Drive through the center of the park and toward the festival area). You will not be able to enter the closed-off (barriered) area without a valid handicapped sticker. Since handicapped parking is limited, visitors are encouraged to use the free shuttle buses if possible.
A free shuttle service around the park on the boundary streets will be available during festival operating hours. Click here for shuttle map after August 1.
When Using the MetroLink and/or MetroBus:
Tower Grove Park is easily accessible by public transportation. Take the MetroLink to the Grand stop and transfer to the 70 Grand MetroBus. Exit at the Grand and Arsenal stop.
Tower Grove Park has a large number of streets and paths that are suitable for bicycling. However, please be aware that the park streets are exceptionally crowded on Festival of Nations weekend and take appropriate caution. Bike stands are available. Bring your locks.