From great live music to family entertainment and tasty fair food, there is sure to be something for everyone at Celebrate St. Peters 2017. The annual festival, put on by the City of St. Peters, will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, at 370 Lakeside Park in St. Peters.
Young and old alike can get their groove on as four nationally touring bands take the stage over two nights and bring back to life some of the great music from the 1970s and 1980s. Kicking it off Friday night on the Main Stage are Pablo Cruise and Ambrosia, presented by 106.5 The Arch and Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. Saturday night’s Main Stage acts, presented by KSHE, are Firefall and Orleans.
Enjoy hits from yesteryear such as Pablo Cruise’s “Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye?” and “Love Will Find a Way,” along with Ambrosia’s “Holdin’ On to Yesterday,” “How Much I Feel” and “The Biggest Part of Me.” Then enjoy Firefall’s “You Are the Woman,” “Strange Way,” and “Just Remember I Love You,” as well as Orleans’ “Dance With Me,” “Let There Be Music,” and “Still the One.”
Main Stage entertainment will start at 6:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night. Blues Plus with the Sliders will open the Main Stage on Friday. A fireworks display will light the sky over the lake in between Saturday night’s Main Stage acts. All of the live entertainment at Celebrate St. Peters is FREE—just bring lawn chairs to sit on and enjoy the shows!
In addition to these Main Stage acts, the Celebrate Stage will be rocking on Saturday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. with local favorites Butch Wax and The Hollywoods with R&B legend Theo Peoples.
Celebrate St. Peters 2017 will open to the public with carnival rides, games and vendor booths with plenty of food and unique items for sale from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.
Kids and families will find plenty of games, activities and entertainment in the new Community News Family Area, which also features the new BJC St. Charles County Fun at the Fair Stage. Sponsored by Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals, the Fun at the Fair Stage will entertain with a wide range of interactive activities focused on health and wellness from 5-7 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
Abra-Kid-Abra will also entertain families with free shows on the Fun at the Fair Stage at noon (Dr. Seuss show), 2 p.m. (Circus show) and 4 p.m. (Magic show). Back this year from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday is The Home Depot Kids Workshop, located in the Community News Family Area, where kids will be able to build and take home fun projects.
You can also find carnival games run by local organizations on both days in the Community News Family Area. Let the kids try their skills while helping out a local cause.
Don’t forget, carnival ride tickets and unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased at the event, or you may purchase vouchers for ride wristbands in advance for a discounted price through Thursday, Sept. 14, at St. Peters City Hall and at the St. Peters Rec-Plex during normal business hours. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for two shifts at the carnival: 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Tickets only (no wristbands) will be available for purchase for the last session of the carnival from 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.
In addition to purchasing ride wristband vouchers in advance, Reserved Parking Passes are also available for purchase at City Hall and the Rec-Plex through Friday, Sept. 15. The Celebrate St. Peters Family Special offers both a Reserved Parking Pass and two unlimited ride vouchers for a low discounted price of $39 for St. Peters residents and $44 for the general public—a savings of up to 33 percent. This special is available for purchase only in advance through Thursday, Sept. 14.
Reserved Parking Passes will only be sold in advance—none will be sold at the event. One Reserved Parking Pass is good for both Friday and Saturday and costs $20 for St. Peters residents and $25 for the general public. By purchasing a Reserved Parking Pass, you’ll have a reserved, convenient spot inside the park near the festivities, allowing you easy access to your vehicle while you are at the event. A St. Peters Resident Privilege Card is required to receive resident discounts.
There is also free parking available in the general parking area at the festival along with free shuttle rides to and from the event. Celebrate St. Peters 2017 will also feature a new satellite parking option at Mid Rivers Mall in two locations: 1) Executive Centre Parkway entrance near Planet Fitness, and 2) Grand Teton Drive entrance across from the St. Peters Justice Center. Several free shuttles will be running to and from the park all weekend long. More information on parking, including maps, are available online at www.stpetersmo.net/celebrate
For more information, updates or to check out the full schedule of events for Celebrate St. Peters 2017, visit www.stpetersmo.net/celebrate