Lindbergh Spirit Festival will rock Saturday

“Spirit that Rocks!” will be the theme of the 17th annual Lindbergh Spirit Festival Saturday, May 17.

The event will open at 9 a.m. with a parade led by Grand Marshal Jim Sandfort, who is retiring in June after serving as superintendent of the Lindbergh School District for 17 years.

The parade will start at Sperreng Middle School, 12111 Tesson Ferry Road, and march toward Lindbergh High School. The parade will feature themed floats, fire engines, the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, cheerleaders and pompon teams.

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Lindbergh High School campus, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

The Spirit Festival is a family and community celebration and will feature a number of attractions, including games, rides, a silent auction, a children’s area, pony rides, Guitar Hero and a sports challenge.

A variety of refreshments, including sandwiches, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, frozen custard and more will be available to hungry festival-goers.

Ongoing entertainment is the agenda of the day, according to a school district news release.

Performances will include: Lindbergh High School Jazz — Ensemble, Lab and Combo — the Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings, the Lindbergh High School Pom and Baton, the Sperreng Fiddlers, the Sperreng Jazz Ensemble, Real Human and Atlas. This year’s headline band is the Excelerators.

Free parking and shuttle service is available at all five Lindbergh elementary schools. Parking also will be available after 10 a.m. at Sperreng Middle School and Lindbergh Early Childhood, 10305 Concord School Road.

Parking is not available on the high-school campus, but shuttles will run continuously from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

This smoke-free and alcohol-free event is open to the entire community.