Spirit Festival marks 16th anniversary

“Sixteen Years of Super Spirit” will be celebrated Saturday, May 19, as the Lindbergh Spirit Festival marks its 16th anniversary.

The event will open at 9 a.m. with a parade led by Grand Marshal Ron Helms, Lindbergh High School principal. The parade will start at Sperreng Middle School, 12111 Tesson Ferry Road, and march toward Lindbergh High School.

Parade festivities include themed floats, fire engines, the Lindbergh High Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, cheerleaders, pompon teams and more.

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 features a number of attractions, including games, rides, a silent auction, a children’s area, pony rides and a sports challenge. Refreshments, including sandwiches, pizza, burgers, 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 from Lindbergh groups include: A Cappella, the Lindbergh High Band, the Lindbergh High Jazz Ensemble, the Lindbergh High Jazz Lab, the Lindbergh High Pompon team, the Lindbergh High Strolling Strings, Lindbergh High’s Limelight, the Lindbergh High Jazz Band, the Lindbergh High Pom and Baton team, the Madrigal Swingers, the Sperreng Jazz Ensemble and the Sperreng Fiddlers.

This year’s headline band is Yukon Jake.

Free parking and shuttle service is available at all five district elementary schools.

Parking also is available after 10 a.m. at Sperreng Middle School and Lindbergh Early Childhood, 10305 Concord School Road.

Parking will not be 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.