Central West End Cocktail Party

Save the Date: June 8, 2024

The CWE is home to what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — held in 1917 by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell Boulevard. Each year, the CWE pays tribute to this very important anniversary and celebrates the neighborhood history in style!

There will be cotton candy, street performers, fire dancers, aerial performers, stilt walkers throughout the event all evening!

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Music Schedule:

Main Stage

5:00 PMGolliday

7:45 PMSean Canan Voodoo Players


Maryland Stage

5:00 PMBrother’s Francis and the Soultones

7:30 PMDave Stone Quartet


Presenting Sponsors:

Community Sponsors:

With our beautiful tree-lined streets as the backdrop, enjoy live entertainment, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and drinks available for purchase from more than a dozen CWE bars and restaurants.

Get ready to mingle, dance, sample, and sip! Grab your friends and family for a fun-filled evening, featuring live music, aerial performers, fire dancers, unicyclists, photo booths, cotton candy, and more!

Guests won’t want to miss the spirited CWE Cocktail Competition. Bartenders from throughout the neighborhood and St. Louis will compete in front of judges to be named “Best Bartender” in the City!

Click here to view photos from our 2022 Cocktail Party