This weekend was the 24th annual St. Louis Pagan Picnic in Tower Grove Park. The Pagan Picnic is a two-day celebration of those who walk a different spiritual path, and seeks to promote understanding and education (as well as a great time) to the general public. The event features food vendors, shops with various crafts of the pagan and non-pagan variety, as well as workshops and performances. There’s no need to have any certain spiritual bent to attend, it’s a fun event with a relaxed vibe, full of great people watching and interesting things to see and touch and buy.
This weekend’s weather could not have been more glorious, and it was so nice to see everyone out enjoying the park and the city and each other. I am constantly impressed at all the wonderful free things there are to do during a St. Louis summer weekend.
I’ve included a gallery of photos from the event, and at the bottom of this post a short video of the happenings on Sunday. (My favorite part of the video is the guy at 1:20 in the Edgar Allen Poe t-shirt who looks as if he’s dragging a dead body. Actually it was just his picnic gear, but it was too fun not to include.)
I hope you enjoy the photos and video, and if you didn’t make it out to the event this weekend you can follow them on Facebook and plan to attend next year!
*Two notes: No, the people with the boa and the people with the rat did not suffer any unfortunate run-ins. Also, zero credit or thanks to the guy from the vendor alley who yelled at me for driving in the wrong place when I was trying to figure out where to go, after someone had “helpfully” removed the “foot traffic only” sign from the road and placed it in the grass. It takes zero effort to be kind, rude guy.
St. Louis Pagan Picnic Gallery
St. Louis Pagan Picnic Video