Whether you’re a lover of country or rock music, you’re in for a treat at Celebrate St. Peters 2018 when some major acts take the stage with free live concerts on Friday and Saturday night, Sept. 14-15 at 370 Lakeside Park. Plus, carnival rides, game booths, tasty food, local vendors and crafters, family entertainment, fireworks and more will return to the 8th annual Celebrate St. Peters festival.
Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will get the party going Friday night on the Main Stage, presented by New Country 92.3 and Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, with their style, flair and undeniable talent as The Grits and Glamour Tour brings a fun night of country music to St. Peters. Pam and Lorrie have recorded 28 top 10 hits, more than 18 million records sold, and 12 number one songs. Jesse Keith Whitley will open at 7 p.m.
Sister Christian, oh the time has come! That’s right, coming to Celebrate St. Peters 2018 on Saturday night, with their 35th anniversary tour—it’s Night Ranger! They’re playing all their hits, plus deep cuts from their entire catalogue. This great night of rock opens with Contagious at 7 p.m. Saturday’s Main Stage entertainment is presented by KSHE 95. Fireworks will be shot over the lake before Night Ranger takes the stage.
Free Saturday afternoon entertainment under the Corporate Pavilion will include Butch Wax and The Hollywoods with Billy Peek on the Celebrate Stage from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Bring the kids over to the Community News Family Area from noon-4 p.m. for free, family-friendly shows by Chef Bananas and Abra-Kid-Abra. Free family entertainment also will include The Home Depot Kids Workshop from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.
Celebrate St. Peters 2018 will also offer a carnival with fun rides and games, plus vendor booths with food, crafts, merchandise, games and more, from 5-10:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Reserved Parking Passes and discounted unlimited carnival ride vouchers are available for purchase in advance at St. Peters City Hall or the Rec-Plex. Take advantage of the Celebrate St. Peters Family Special to save up to $21 on convenient parking and unlimited carnival rides.
The Celebrate St. Peters Family Special and 20% discounts on unlimited carnival rides are available through Thursday, Sept. 13. Carnival ride tickets and unlimited ride wristbands can also be purchased at the event. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for two sessions at the carnival: 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, or from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Unlimited ride wristbands are not available for the last session of the carnival from 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
Reserved Parking Passes can also be purchased separately through Friday, Sept. 14. Reserved Parking Passes guarantee a reserved, convenient spot inside the park near the festivities, allowing you easy access to your vehicle while you are at the event. Cost is $20 for St. Peters residents and $25 for general public, and they are good for both days of the event. Reserved Parking Passes must be purchased in advance—none will be sold 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 will also feature satellite parking again this year at Mid Rivers Mall in two locations: 1) Executive Centre Parkway entrance near Planet Fitness, and 2) Grand Teton Drive entrance in the lot across from the St. Peters Justice Center. Several free shuttles will be running to and from the park all weekend long.
For more information and any updates on parking, access to 370 Lakeside Park, maps, a list of vendors, a full event schedule and more, visit www.stpetersmo.net/celebrate