Central West End Cocktail Party

On Saturday, June 8 the CWE Cocktail Party returns!

This event will take place on Euclid Ave. between Maryland and McPherson, from 5-10 p.m. Parking is available throughout the neighborhood including on street parking, the Argyle Garage (225 N. Euclid Ave.) and self-pay surface lot on Euclid north of McPherson.

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 aerial performances, fire dancers, unicyclists, dancing, cotton candy and more throughout the event all evening!

The event will also feature music by Marquis Knox, Grooveliner, Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes and Monkh.

Click here to sponsor the CWE Annual Cocktail Party!

Music Schedule:

Main Stage – near McPherson

5:30-7:30 P.M.Marquise Knox

8-10 P.M.Grooveliner


Maryland Stage

5-7:30 P.M.Sara Jane and the Blue Notes

8-10 P.M.Monkh


Other performances throughout the evening:

LED Hula Performances

Fire Dancers

Silt Walkers

Bottle Walking

Tight Rope


Presenting Sponsor:


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