What to know before you go
Before you head to 370 Lakeside Park to enjoy all the fun of Celebrate St. Peters, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the festival regulations below.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
- Lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the Celebrate St. Peters concerts. Seating is available on
the lawn and on paved surfaces.
- Cash for concessions and game tickets, checks or credit cards may be accepted by a limited number of vendors. An ATM machine is available onsite for guests needing cash during the event.
- Soft drinks and food, but no alcoholic beverages, glass bottles or coolers.
WHAT YOU CANNOT BRING
- Visitors may not bring pets into 370 Lakeside Park during the Celebrate St. Peters event. Doing so is a violation of city code; however, this rule does not apply to any animal owned and used by a person with disabilities or pets staying/remaining in the RV/tent camping area of the park. Please note that the St. Peters Rotary Club Dog Park will not be open during Celebrate St. Peters.
- Visitors may not bring glass beverage containers into 370 Lakeside Park during Celebrate St. Peters.
Glass beverage containers include, but are not limited to, glass bottles, glass jars and drinking
glasses. However, baby bottles, baby food jars and glass lined vacuum bottles are exempt.
- Visitors are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages into the Celebrate St. Peters. You may bring food and soft drinks, but no coolers. Food, soft drinks and beer are sold at concession stands throughout the festivities.
370 Lakeside Park is located at 1000 Lakeside Park Drive. The park is accessible from the 370 Lakeside Park Drive/Truman Boulevard exit off Hwy. 370, north of Interstate 70.
Patrons heading east or west on I-70: Take Exit 224 to access Hwy. 370. Driving east on
Hwy. 370, use Exit 2 to reach 370 Lakeside Park Drive. Turn left on Lakeside Park Drive, and head
north to park entrance.
Patrons heading west on 370: Exit from Hwy. 370 at Lakeside Park Drive, turn right and head
north to park entrance.
Hundreds of free parking spaces are available for Celebrate St. Peters at 370 Lakeside Park both inside and outside the park. Free shuttle buses will bring guests to and from their vehicles and the main event grounds.
A limited number of reserved parking passes  also are available and provide a convenient spot inside the park near the festivities, allowing guests easy access to their vehicles while at the event. One pass is good for both Friday and Saturday. Reserve parking passes are sold in advance only and can be purchased at St. Peters City Hall or the St. Peters Rec-Plex registration desk during normal business hours. The cost is $20 per pass for St. Peters residents and $25 for other guests. A St. Peters Resident Privilege card is required to get the resident discount.
Creative and interactive fun for kids
This year’s Celebrate St. Peters offers kids a lot to do.
The carnival midway hosts a variety of exciting rides, games and giant inflatables that will provide fun for the entire family.
Kids also can learn do-it-yourself skills as they complete one of the projects at The Home Depot Kids’ Workshop on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Simple tools, such as a hammer, screwdriver and maybe some glue, will be used to build a unique take-home souvenir. The Home Depot Kids’ Workshop is located in a special area near the marina. There is no charge for this creative experience.
When it’s time to let off some steam, kids can try out the Ambush Kicking Cage provided by the St. Louis Ambush Professional Indoor Soccer team. Also on hand is Bushwacker, the mascot for the St. Louis Ambush, and Ruffy, the mascot for the River City Rascals, professional baseball team. Both Ruffy and Bushwacker will meet and take photos with guests throughout the vendor and carnival areas on Saturday afternoon.
Free performances at the Community News Family Stage throughout the afternoon on Saturday are fun for the whole family. Students from Excel Performing Arts share some high-energy dance routines and talented young musicians from the Childbloom Guitar Program of St. Charles County also perform. Abra-Kid-Abra’s Wordle Game Show presents an interactive game show similar to the popular television game show “Jeopardy,” and Monkey Tales Theatre encourages audience participation with a colorful show that inspires laughter and teaches positive lessons on acceptance and responsibility.
Children also can interact with a team of scientists from Mad Science of St. Louis. The Fire and Ice Show, featuring foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion, is sure to amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and states of matter.
Don’t miss any of the activities expressly designed for kids and families at Celebrate St. Peters.
Unlimited ride wristbands available in advance and at event
The carnival will be as exciting as ever this year at Celebrate St Peters with lots of rides and games for kids of all ages to enjoy.
The organizers of Celebrate St. Peters are once again offering discounted vouchers for unlimited rides that can be purchased in advance at either St. Peters City Hall or the St. Peters Rec-Plex registration desk during normal hours through Sept. 14.
Single tickets and wristbands also are available at the carnival midway during the event.
Ride wristbands entitle guests to unlimited rides during specified sessions. Guests purchasing a wristband in advance receive a voucher to take to the carnival midway at Celebrate St. Peters during the session for which it was purchased. Carnival staff will provide the actual wristband, which is good only for one session.
Again this year there are only two sessions available. Wristbands for each session cost $15 in advance, or $20 at the festival.
Session one: Friday, Sept. 16 from 5-10:30 p.m.
Session two: Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
There is not an unlimited ride wristband session for Saturday night from 5 p.m. until the festival closes. Rides during that time require individual tickets that must be purchased on the midway.
Free concerts offer musical smorgasbord
Celebrate St. Peters has maintained its tradition of hosting great, national and local musical acts in its beautiful 370 Lakeside Park. This year’s lineup includes musicians stemming from rock and roll, to country rock, to Spanish and Latin acoustic to Motown. Each year, performers try to top their previous season’s performance, and this year, things will likely prove to be the same.
On the Main Stage
Music will fill the air beginning with free concerts Friday night by Firefall and Orleans presented by Mid Rivers Newsmagazine and The Big 550-KTRS.
With giant hits like “Just Remember I Love You,” Firefall returns to the Celebrate St. Peters Main Stage at 6:30 p.m. to kick off the festival music. In an age where new bands come and go, Firefall has enjoyed a career that spans more than 40 years and shows no sign of slowing down. The second star attraction on Friday night is Orleans, best known as the ’70s pop and rock band that brought audiences the iconic hits “Still the One,” “Dance with Me” and “Love Takes Time.”
Celebrate St. Peters comes to a close in a big way Saturday night when KSHE-95 presents Rogers and Nienhaus followed by Randy Bachman on the Main Stage.
Returning favorites Rogers and Nienhaus open the entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Beautiful harmonies and fabulous original music fill the air as this talented duo plays favorite tunes from The Byrds; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; and many other classics.
Immediately following Rogers and Nienhaus’ performance, a brilliant fireworks display fills the sky over the lake, after which Randy Bachman takes the stage.
Randy Bachman has claimed his place in history as one of the great rockers of all time as a founding member of both The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive [BTO]. Few artists can claim to have made a bigger impact on popular music than Bachman, who is widely regarded as the “architect of Canadian rock ‘n roll.” His list of unforgettable anthems turned pop culture touchstones include such hits as, “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “Takin’ Care of Business,” and “Let it Ride” for BTO and “American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight,” and “These Eyes” for The Guess Who.
Having sold more than 40 million records and earned more than 120 gold and platinum awards around the world, Bachman has garnered the coveted No. 1 spot on radio playlists in over 20 countries.
On the Celebrate St. Peters Stage
On Saturday, at noon, guests can enjoy gentle breezes and the Spanish and Latin acoustic sounds of Acoustik Element under the spacious and beautiful Corporate Pavilion. At 3 p.m., local favorites Butch Wax and The Hollywoods with Theo Peoples entertain with great oldies from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and MoTown.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, indulge in great food and beverages available for purchase [coolers are not allowed], and relax to the music at Celebrate St. Peters.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
5-10:30 p.m. Carnival Rides and Games
6:30-10:30 p.m. Main Stage entertainment presented by Mid Rivers Newsmagazine and The Big 550-KTRS featuring:
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Carnival Rides and Games
11-11:45 a.m. Excel Performing Arts on the Community News Family Stage
11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Home Depot Kids’ Workshop, near the marina
Noon-2 p.m. Acoustik Element on the Celebrate Stage, under the Corporate Pavilion
12:15-1 p.m. Monkey Tales Theatre on the Community News Family Stage
1:30-2:15 a.m. Childbloom Guitar Program of St. Charles County on the Family Stage
2:45-3:30 p.m. Abra-Kid-Abra’s Wordle Game Show on the Community News Family Stage
3-6 p.m. Butch Wax and the Hollywoods with Theo Peoples on the Celebrate Stage, under the Corporate Pavilion
4-4:45 p.m. Mad Science of St. Louis – Fire and Ice Show, on the Community News Family Stage
6:30-10:30 p.m. Main Stage entertainment presented by KSHE-95 featuring:
- Rogers & Nienhaus
- Fireworks over the lake
- Randy Bachman