October 31-November 3, 2013, weekend of fun for bears - details online after Feb 1, 2013. The Show Me Bears also sponsor Mr Heartland Bear each June, & summer campouts & picnics. See Showmebears.org for more info.
November 14-24, 2013. The 22nd year, one of the largest international film festivals in the Midwest. Venues: Tivoli Theatre; Plaza Frontenac Cinema;Webster University Winifred Moore Auditorium; Washington University's Brown Hall Auditorium; Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, IL; KDHX, Grand Center. Cutting-edge features and shorts from around the globe; 350+ films screened.
June 5-8 2014 (tentative dates), an annual event: Qfest, the St Louis LGBTQ film Festival screens contemporary LGBTQ-themed feature films, documentaries & short subjects at the Tivoli Theatre. Check their website for details.
June 28-29, 2014, annual weekend of festivities, parade on South Grand and festival in Tower Grove Park. Several other pride related events held throughout the month. Check the website for a calendar of events and Pride details.
July 13-17, 2014 (tentative dates), at Tivoli Theatre. The area's primary venue for films made by local artists. With advances in affordable digital filmmaking, more and more movies are being made in St. Louis and environs, but opportunities for moviegoers to see that work are scarce, because few of the films ever screen commercially.
August 23-24, 2014, annual multicultural festival, one of most celebrated annual St Louis events; promotes, honors & celebrates the city's cultural diversity. Food booths, non-stop music & dance, arts, crafts, & international bazaar. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue.
August 29 - September 1, 2014. Labor Day Weekend, hosted by the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association. Host hotel: Sheraton Clayton Plaza, 7730 Bonhomme Ave. Awards Dinner at Orlando Banquet Center, 4300 Hoffmeister Ave. See details online for venue and more news on the upcominge vents.
August 30 - September 1, 2014. Labor Day Weeeknd, noon-11pm. Annual open-air Saturday/Sunday blues music festival on 3 stages: national, regional, local blues acts. LaClede's Landing on Mississippi River: cobblestone streets, cast iron buildings, shops & restaurants, short walk from Gateway Arch.
October 3-5, 2014. Mr Midwest Leather Contest. Annual event for leathermen from IL, IA, WI, IN, MO, MN, MI, OH, ND, SD, KS, NE, KY. Winner goes to Chicago to compete in International Mr Leather. Also Meet & Greet, Midwest Leather Ball, Midwest Puppy Contest, Leather Brunch. See venue/details at website: