FEEL THE ENERGY

FEEL THE ENERGY

of the Rise Up Festival
Great Music

Great Music

In Downtown STL
Art

Art

Love it. Embrace it.

Date and Time

August 19th, 2017
@2.00 pm

Location

1627 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

The Original Wailers perform No woman, no cry

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The Rise Up Festival is Rise’s annual one-day street festival celebration of revitalization in St. Louis. It is our way of bringing a public face to the revitalization efforts that are helping to improve our city while at the same time giving people a reason to come out and have a good time. This event is FREE to the public!

 

Local music and art, food offerings from the St. Louis downtown restaurant association, local microbrews and entertainment acts make the Rise Up Festival a unique experience for all St. Louisans.

ENTERTAINMENT

There’s more than just music! The festival will include a variety of activities throughout the day including local artist booths, local vendor booths, circus performers, and much more.

FOOD N DRINKS

Multiple food vendors will be present at the Rise Up Festival offering a variety of options, and St. Louis’s own Urban Chestnut Brewery will be providing the microbrews for the event.

PARKING

Ample parking will be available in the downtown St. Louis area including parking lots, parking garages, and metered spots- all within a short walking distance from the festival!

FUN FOR EVERYONE

The Rise Up Festival is a family friendly event!  There are lots of great activities for kids including carnival games, balloon artistry, face painting, juggling, magic and more!
 

Call for Art 2017

Entry Rules and Instructions

Applicants to the Rise Up Artists show should not have an established record as a professional artists showing their work in museums, art centers, major galleries or juried outdoor art shows.

Artists applying to the Rise Up Festival must live in a 200 mile radius of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. 

Artists will be required to check in on-site prior to set-up.  Please do not apply if you cannot remain at the show throughout the scheduled hours.

A total of 20 artists will be selected to exhibit. All decisions are final. We reserve the right to refuse any application.

Festival Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 10:00pm (music and food will go to 11:00pm)
Location: Washington Ave. between 16th and 17th Streets

Important Dates

Application Deadline: June 16, 2017
Artist Notified of Acceptance: June 23, 2017

Apply Now

Call for Vendors and Artisans

Entry Rules and Instructions

  • Participation fee: $150 for a 10’x10’ space.
  • Tent rentals are available for an additional $50.
  • 8’ x 4” tables and 2 chairs are available for an additional $15.
  • Basic electric will be provided (1- 20 amp circuit at 500 watts). 
  • 15 to 20 Vendors will be selected to participate in the festival.
  • Any sales tax due to the State of Missouri is the responsibility of each vendor.
  • Artisans and Vendors are required to upload three images representative of the product they plan to sell (you may upload up to five images total).

Additional Requirements for Food Vendors:
No beer may be sold by vendors.
Vendors are welcome to sell wine and soft drinks.

Food vendors are required to have the following permits:

  • Health Permit ($50)
  • Liquor Permit ($35)
  • Propane Permit ($20)
  • Fire Department Permit

Festival Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 10:00pm (music and food will go to 11:00pm)
Location: Washington Ave. between 16th and 17th Streets

Important Dates

Application Deadline: June 16, 2017
Vendor Notified of Acceptance: June 23, 2017

Apply Now

Pet Policy

The Rise Up Festival is pet friendly for friendly pets! However, pets must be leashed at all times and owners must be prepared to pick up after their pet as well.

Shopping

Many St. Louis local vendors will be present at the festival in the “Rise Up Marketplace.” All festival goers will have the opportunity to peruse and purchase from a wide variety of locally produced goods at the vendor booths. 

Dress Code

No shirt, no shoes, no service! There is no specific dress code for the festival and we encourage all to dress comfortably and express themselves. But also keep in mind that the festival is a family friendly event so dress accordingly and appropriately.

Parking

Ample parking will be available in the Downtown St. Louis area!
Here is a list of parking lots/garages within walking distance of the festival:

 

Outdoor Parking Lot
1401 Lucas Ave.
St. Louis MO, 63105
$3 Daily Parking
5-minute walking distance

Outdoor Parking Lot
1601 Locust St.
St. Louis MO, 63013
$3 Daily Parking
4-minute walking distance

Outdoor Parking Lot
1400 Delmar Ave.
St. Louis MO, 63105
$5 Daily Parking
6-minute walking distance

St. Louis Auto Park (Garage)
1422 Delmar Ave.
St. Louis MO, 63103
$10 Daily Parking
3-minute walking distance

1010 Convention Plaza
St. Louis MO, 63101
$5 Daily Parking
12-minute walking distance

Outdoor Parking Lot (Parking Zone 1505)
Corner of 14th St. and Delmar Ave.
$5 Daily Parking
5-minute walking distance

There are also metered spots available on Washington Ave. and nearby streets

Accommodation

Coming in from out of town? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! The following hotels are in close proximity to the festival and there are many other places around town that are less than a 20-minute drive!

 

Courtyard St. Louis Downtown/Convention Center
827 Washington Ave.
St. Louis MO, 63101
(314)231-7560

Marriott St. Louis Grand
800 Washington Ave.
St. Louis MO, 63101
(314)621-9600

Mark Twain Hotel
205 N 9th St.
St. Louis MO, 63101
(314)421-2980

Magnolia Hotel St. Louis
421 N 8th St.
St. Louis MO, 63101
(314)436-9000

Remember, a myriad of other hotels are also available in and near the Downtown St. Louis area! Click here to explore your options.

Admission

The Rise Up Festival is a free event for all! No tickets necessary!

As for entering the festival area, we recommend coming in at 15th Street and Washington Ave.

Accessibility

The festival grounds are fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Handicap restrooms will also be available.

Pre-Order a Rise T-Shirt Today

This year, we partnered with our friends at STL Style to put together a really great shirt for this year’s festival. To make sure you get yours, reserve a shirt by pre-ordering one today!

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The Rise Up Festival is a free public event

No credit cards. No ticket company fees. No overpriced “VIP Packages”. No hassle. 

The Rise Up Festival is free for all attendees, come out and have a great day with us on Washington Avenue. 

How do I get there?

Need Help or Information?

Are you lost, needing help, or needing information?

Look for one of our volunteers in the red Rise t-shirts to the left. 

We’re happy to help!

Sponsors

About Rise

Rise partners with communities to build stronger, more equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods. Rise brings together non-profit organizations, financial institutions and government to make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.

With the development of more than 4,000 homes and 60,000 square feet of commercial space, we’ve helped 42 communities across the region as a community developer, consultant, and lender. 

Click here to learn more about Rise

Event Location

  • Event Location
    1627 Washington Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
  • Call Us
    314.333.7008
  • Email Us
    [email protected]

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