3.14 Day has been a great success with businesses and organizations across the region reveling in all that makes the St. Louis region a great place to start up, stand out and stay. This year, one day just isn’t enough, so an entire week, March 8-14, will be designated as #LoveLocalSTL – More for 3.14, supporting local businesses across the entire metropolitan region from O’Fallon, Missouri to O’Fallon, Illinois.
STLMade, an initiative of Greater St. Louis, Inc., shines a light on the amazing things our residents are doing, and is sponsoring the week of festivities. STLMade celebrates a region that insists on moving forward by bringing people and ideas together in bold ways. This is particularly important given what has transpired in our community, and the world, over the past year,” said Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. “There is momentum building across our region, and we want to capture that movement by calling on everyone in the region to show their love for St. Louis by celebrating the local businesses that make St. Louis unique by shopping, dining, and supporting local establishments all week.”
Starting on Monday, March 8 and culminating on Sunday, March 14 (a.k.a. 3.14 Day), St. Louisans can support their favorite local restaurants through special Carryout Theme Days promoted by Yelp. Area restaurants and their specials can be found on this #LoveLocalSTL page on yelp.com. Theme days include: Caffeine Kick Monday; Sweet Tooth Tuesday; Burger Bash Wednesday; Global Goodness Thursday; Cheers, it’s Friday!; Saturday BBQ Shindig; and Sunday Pie Day for 3.14. The page will also feature a list of local shops and service providers joining the celebration. Check out live music at City Foundry STL’s indoor concert series on Thursday, March 11 through Sunday, March 14featuring local artists, food by Niche Food Group, and drinks from STL Barkeep and Schlafly Beer. This will be an opportunity to get a first look at the community destination opening this year in Midtown St. Louis. Limited tickets are available and full COVID-19 protocols will be in place including mandatory masks and social distancing.
Shop City Foundry STL’s 3.14 Day outdoor local vendor market on Sunday, March 14 from noon to 6 p.m. with more live music, food trucks, beer from 4 Hands Brewing Co. and special STLMade swag and giveaways. Guests must RSVP in advance to ensure social distancing here. Tickets are free.
Anyone can create their own celebration of More for 3.14 by supporting their favorite local businesses all week and sharing on social media using the hashtag #LoveLocalSTL. For more information, visit the #LoveLocalSTL page.
3.14 Day officially marks the second anniversary of the debut of the STLMade movement that shines a light on the amazing things St. Louis’ innovative, tenacious and big-hearted people are doing every day to improve and grow our community. An initiative of Greater St. Louis Inc, STLMade is supported by a region-wide collaboration of residents, local leaders, institutions, businesses,and nonprofits helping to tell the story of inclusive economic growth. To read more about and share the unique stories of the people who are helping drive our region forward from the ground up, visit theSTL.com. Learn more about Greater St. Louis at GreaterSTLinc.com.