September 13: Rock The Block: A Skinker DeBaliviere Better Block Project


Saturday September 13, Noon – 4:00PM

Des Peres Avenue between Delmar Blvd. and Greg Freeman Park at Four Corners (Kingsbury Ave)


A large team of volunteers and community partners have worked together for nine months to create Skinker DeBaliviere’s first Better Block Project tomorrow, Saturday Sepember 13 from 12-4pm.

Come to Des Peres Ave between Delmar and Kingsbury to experience a transformed street. You will find food, music, interactive art, and pop-up enhancements such as a dog park, bike path, shops, restaurants, library, and much more. The 2nd Annual Skinker DeBaliviere State Fair is part of the festivities, too!

Better Block Activities

Do you love dogs? Are you a bike enthusiast? Or do you just love the neighborhood? If you said “yes”, then check out these cool activities that will be showcased during Rock The Block!  So many interesting attractions will be lining the streets. Click here for the Event Map & Event Schedule.

Event Map - FINAL - for web**Click on the Map for a Larger Version**


Come hungry and ready for fun!

Get lunch, a snack or drink while enjoying live local bands and getting creative with art projects for kids and adults alike.

For a full menu, click here!

Check out the band lineup here!

Dog Park

Bring your bike, your dog, and/or your kids!

We need your help to test the pop-up bike path and dog park — and to enjoy the many all-ages activities scattered along the street.

Check out the activities for kids here!

Dog Park details here!

Attend the S.D. State Fair!Photo Credit: Diana Linsley at West End Word

Submit your best home-made and home-grown items for judging and you might win a ribbon! Attend lectures and bring the kids to play midway games.

S.D. State Fair details here!

Come Rock The Block with Us!

If this sounds like fun or if you want to learn more, please get in touch with us! Contact Kelcy at (314) 862-5122 or For more information on this event, please visit our event page.

The funding of this project is financed partly through a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the St. Louis Community Development Administration under the provision of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Pub L, 93-383 42 USC 5301 et seq.).