This year marks the first Mayfest, being held Downtown at the Ballpark Village site. I've been looking forward to it for a while.
In years past, we had Rib America downtown in May, but this even sounds even better. There's going to be Food Truck Alley, which sounds like fun. Sort of like the Food Truck Fridays held in Tower Grove Park on the 2nd Friday of the month.
On a side note, before my first "Food Truck Friday", the concept seemed to me like a mall food court. Lots of options, lots of lines and crappy food. What I've found is that the food is awesome and affordable. The lines are there, but having it in Tower Grove Park, or in this case, Downtown at Ballpark Village is a blast as long as the weather cooperates.
There's also going to be a Louisanna Delta-Style Crawfish boil. I'm not sure what to expect there, but Cajun Food is great, so it should be a nice addition.
MAYFEST STL also has a great line up of bands. War, Foghat, Superjam and several other local acts.
This type of event couldn't happen where it is if the vision of Ballpark Village was realized as planned. Based on the DSLRA meeting with Cordish back in December 2006, the development completed would give the area a strong level of activity when the Cardinals aren't in town. This weekend (with the Cardinals in LA), could be a test drive for what that might be like.