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When and Where

¡Zocaloco! takes place on Saturday, May 4th in the Wool Ballroom at Saint Louis University, located on the bottom level of the Busch Student Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
The physical address is:

20 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103


Valet parking is available at the corner of Grand and Laclede, on the south side of the building. If you wish, you may self-park at the SLU Laclede Garage on Laclede Blvd. between Grand and Spring. In both cases, parking is complimentary.

Check-in and Seating

Upon entering the Busch Student Center, you will see the registration desk in the hallway. At registration, you can check in and receive your table number.

Once registration is complete, you may proceed to the ballroom on the lower level. There is an elevator to the right of registration or you may take the stairs.

The Schedule

From 6:00 – 7:30 pm, the zócalo will be open with a number of local artisans offering a wide variety of items for sale.  Musicians representing fifteen countries will be performing onstage and an open bar and appetizers will be available.

The dinner program, featuring the presentation of our Visionary and Community Champion awards to Mark Wrighton and Risa Zwerling Wrighton will run from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, the zócalo will reopen for music and dancing, as well as additional shopping with the vendors.

The Zócalo

A zócalo is a Latin American town square. Multiple vendors representing countries including Syria, Mexico, Vietnam, Greece, Kenya and India will be selling items including handmade jewelry and clothing, imported silks and other textiles, home goods, candles and other works of art. All vendors accept cash and credit cards.

Dress Code

Most guests attend in festive and party attire. Look below for examples of how some of our guests dressed in years past.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here, please reach out! Call 314-977-1274 or email