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The St. Louis Regional Chamber will host its first annual Show U St. Louis College Festival for regional college students this Saturday, August 27 from 10am-2pm at Poelker and Kaufman Parks east of Soldiers’ Memorial in downtown St. Louis. The festival is free to all college students with a valid college ID or email address.
“Show U St. Louis will be a big welcome party with a purpose,” said Greg Laposa, vice president education strategies at the Regional Chamber in a statement. “We kept hearing from students at Washington University, St. Louis University, Webster and other schools that once they got off campus and got to know St. Louis a little better, they loved it. We want to make sure they get that chance to know our region. The festival is a snapshot of what is available in terms of career opportunities, places to live, and ways to have fun and give back to the community.”
Different activities, cultural institutions, restaurants, neighborhoods and nonprofits in St. Louis will be on display throughout the day to show off that the region is not only a great place to go to school but to plug into both during and after college.
Students can learn more about internships, jobs or volunteering at different regional organizations. EQ will be there, along with BioSTL, Downtown STL, TREX, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Edward Jones, Better Weekdays, the Missouri History Museum, The Fox Theater, the St. Charles Community Workforce and more.
-Live music by Mvstermind, Roland Johnson & Soul Endeavor, ICE and DJ Sinamin
-Smoothie Bar and puppy tent with Nestle Purina
-Inflatable climbing wall and hang wall with Upper Limits Gym
-Inflatable soccer with St. Louis Football Club
-Brush bot building with Monsanto
-Life-sized chess with St. Louis Chess Club
-Vess Soda photo booth
-Trailnet bike repair demos
-Free samples from Park Avenue Coffee and Smoothie King
-Scavenger hunt for “Best of St. Louis” prizes
-Chalk Riot chalk art
Find more information about the event here.