5 Things To Do In The CWE This Weekend: Oct. 24-27

From the Legendary CWE Halloween party, to Left Bank Books’ 50th Anniversary celebration, here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End!

Party Like It’s 1969 (with Left Bank Books) | The Mahler Ballroom

Friday, October 25
7-9 p.m.
General Admission Tickets- $30

Left Bank Books — St. Louis’ oldest independent bookstore — is turning 50. Come celebrate and party like it’s 1969! You’re invited to join in the festivities at The Mahler Ballroom, as they celebrate a half century of bookselling, activism, and good times. Featuring the music of singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and composer, Katarra Parson. Click here to purchase your ticket, which gives you access to light refreshments, door prizes, birthday cake and more.

Bring the Kiddos to the CWE Kids’ Costume Parade & Party | Central West End

Saturday, October 26
11 a.m.
Free & Open to the Public

The Legendary CWE Halloween party kicks off this Saturday at 11 a.m. with our Kids’ Costume Parade and Party, featuring Cinderella and her carriage, the Moolah Shriners in their YOMO cars, clowns, face painters and more. The parade begins in the parking lot at Walton & McPherson. We are excited to announce that St. Louis’ own Kennedy Holmes (from The Voice) will be this year’s grand marshal for the kids parade. Bring your children down to the CWE and join in the fun! After the parade, stick around for trick-or-treating at neighborhood businesses at noon.

Dress Up Your Dog & Parade Through the Neighborhood | Central West End

Saturday, October 26
1 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

Our Legendary CWE Halloween party is an all day affair — and at 1 p.m., it’s time for the pooches to come out and play! Our Dog Costume Parade and Party begins in the parking lot at Walton and McPherson. Owners are invited to register their dogs in the costume contest; costumes will be judged along the parade route for categories including funniest, cutest and most creative. Winners receive Central West End Bucks, which are accepted at numerous businesses throughout the neighborhood. After the parade, stick around for live music and entertainment on the Maryland Main Stage, featuring performances by The Gaslight Squares, Jason Garms, and Saint Boogie Brass Band.

Attend the Infamous Adults-Only Street Party | Central West End

Saturday, October 26
6 p.m. – midnight
Free & Open to the Public

As the sun sets, the Legendary CWE Halloween party continues with an adults-only bash and costume contest, known for its elaborate, complex and outrageous costumes, and featuring $6,000 in cash and prizes! Interested in participating in our adults-only costume contest? Click here for all the details! The top 10 finalists will be announced at 9:30 p.m., and the top three winners at 10 p.m. You must be present for the final round of judging to win. Get ready for a fun-filled evening, including fire dancers, hula hoop dancers, a DJ and more!

Check Out Other Halloween Happenings in the CWE | Various CWE Businesses

All Day Saturday

Can’t get enough Halloween in the Central West End? You’re in luck! There are a number of frighteningly fun festivities happening this Saturday all around the neighborhood. From a Haunted Halloween Pop-Up Bar at The Hideout, to a special Halloween-themed class at Orangetheory Fitness, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday! Click here for the full roundup of events.

For a full list of CWE Events, click here!

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