Note: All entertainment (Webstock and featured musical groups) is sponsored by Webster University.
Location: Aquatic Center (Webster Groves Recreation Complex in the event of rain)
An ever-popular event associated with Community Days is the Miss Webster Groves Pageant. The goal of the pageant is to select a well-rounded representative of the City of Webster Groves, who may appear at various activities throughout the year. Each candidate is qualified to be the next teen ambassador, Miss Webster Groves 2018. Entertainment will be provided by Alex Ward, a singer/songwriter and alternative rock musician from Webster Groves, 2013 graduate from Webster Groves High School. Our judges this year are City Council Members Matt Armstrong and Bud Bellomo, Community Leader Lee Moss. past Miss Websters Elaine Syrewicz (1972), Pam Thuston (1973) and Libbi Pacatte (2012).
Pageant Contributors and Sponsors
The 2018 pageant would not be possible without all the community support it receives. This year, Forefront Dermatology is a pageant sponsor in addition to the local merchants or organizations who serve as Miss Webster candidate sponsors. Please thank and support the following merchants who have so graciously sponsored the pageant: Berkshire Hathaway Home Advantage Realtors, Embroider the Occasion, Raymond James and Summit Jewelers. In addition to these financial sponsors, Lindwedel Jewelers provides the beautiful Miss Webster tiara, flowers were sponsored in part by Crimson Petal, and embroidery for the candidates’ shirts was compliments of Embroider the Occasion. Pageant photography will be provided by Miki McKee Koelsch.
Webstock 2018 offers four days of Peace and Music, showcasing local student and adult musicians at the Action Park stage, east of the Tennis Center (south of the Aquatic Center) in Memorial Park. Bring your lawn chair and come prepared to tap your toe and dance as area bands perform in this community music festival at the Webster Groves Action Park, located next to the tennis courts. *Remember: No coolers may be brought onto the fairgrounds, but the Lions Club is more than happy to satisfy your hunger and thirst. This year’s entertainers offer something for every taste — familiar and original tunes. Music could begin earlier on the 1st and 2nd if more bands join the festival. Each act will perform for approximately 30 minutes. The lineup includes:
July 1 – Wild HouseKats, Annalyse, Alex Ward, Reagan Perniciaro, Will Gerdell, Che Sanchez
Kids and ride enthusiasts of all ages can ride carnival rides to their heart’s content for the unbelievably low price of $25. Purchase wristbands at the ticket booth on the Fairgrounds.
Location: Webster Groves Recreation Complex Gymnasium
Bring out the dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, iguanas, or whatever — if it’s your pet, it qualifies for the Children’s Pet Parade! (Only wild animals are excluded.) Sponsored by Blue Ribbon Grooming, the Children’s Pet Parade is open to children 15 years old and younger. This event is a longstanding tradition in the Webster Groves community. It is designed as a good-natured competition where pets, with some assistance from their owners, compete in a variety of categories. Blue Ribbon Grooming provides the prizes and unenviable judging positions for this ever-popular event. The Pet Parade will be held in the Gymnasium at the Webster Groves Recreation Complex. What a wonderful way to stay cool! Participants may enter a maximum of three categories. Certificates are given to all entrants. Ribbons and prizes will also be awarded to first, second and third places in the following categories: Best Trick, Funniest Looking, Best Costume, Pet/Owner Look-Alike, Best Pet Joke (available to kids with or without a pet), Best Float
July 2 – The Clan Shenanigans, Arcane, The South Side, The Night Watch, Beatrix Kiddo, Michael Neu Duo, Whiskey Club Band, Al Manic (featuring Aaron Griffin and StL blues legend Billy Barnett)
The mission of the Steve Hauser Band is to provide guests with high quality entertainment, good times and pleasant memories. They are four seasoned musicians who all love music and put their hearts and souls into what they do. They play energetic, highly-dynamic classic rock, bluesy and funky tunes. Band members are Steve Hauser (vocal, guitar), Ken Sass (vocal, Guitar), Bobby Moenigmann (vocal, drums) and Oleg Karin (bass, sound). Some covers include numbers from
Stevie Ray Vaughan. Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Grand Funk, Aerosmith, Robert Palmer, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Third Eye Blind, and so many more! For a sampling of their music, visit http://stevehauserband.com/music-2/.
Location: Memorial Park
Sponsored by Waste Management
This taste of the Fourth of July fireworks show promises to provide viewers with a dazzling display of rockets and bursting bombs.
Route: Lockwood/Selma to Elm/E. Glendale
Sponsored by Reliance Bank
The parade, which draws thousands of spectators, begins at Lockwood and Selma and travels west on Lockwood. It turns south on South Gore and travels down Gore to Big Bend. It then turns east on Big Bend and turns one last time south on Elm Avenue. The parade ends at Memorial Park (at the intersection of Elm Avenue and Glendale Road). We are honored to have volunteers from Webster Groves Masonic Temple to serve as Parade Marshals again this year, lining up units, enforcing security measures and securing the course.
Parade Judges have the honor of selecting parade units to receive awards in the various categories listed below. Awards will be given at the July 24 City Council meeting.
Judges for the parade are:
First place (Best) and honorable mention (Outstanding) will be awarded in each of the following categories: Children’s Entry , Civic Entry, Classic Entry , Commercial Entry, Neighborhood Entry, Performing Entry, Best Theme, Visiting Entry, Novelty Unit, Special Judges’ Awards (three awards for deserving units that impress the judges for various reasons.)
Of course, safety is of paramount importance, but parades have inherent risk, so it’s important that parade participants and spectators do all they can to help. The parade, of more than 80 units, travels along a two-mile route through the streets of Webster Groves and draws a crowd of thousands of spectators.
Clint & Co delivers all of your favorite songs – from the biggest names of the 60’s and 70’s (Beatles, Stones, Hendrix), 80’s and 90’s (STP, Nirvana, Foo Fighters), to the popular bands of today (Mumford and Sons, Gnarls Barkley, Killers) – with an emphasis on blistering guitar, sensational vocal harmonies, and a spectacular experience for music lovers of all ages.
Committed to a history of rocking out venues such as the Pageant, mainstages at state fairs, and the hottest bars in the Midwest region, the members of Clint & Co have been bringing people to their feet for over 17 years. Band members include Clint Wilson (lead guitar, vocals), Dan Martin (bass guitar, vocals), Peter Lang (drums, vocals). To get a sample, visit www.clintandcompany.com. See you soon. Enjoy!
Sponsored by City of Webster Groves, Lions Club of Webster Groves, J&M Displays, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors listed below, as well as Webster Groves patrons
Exploding with enthusiasm, the 2018 Fireworks Spectacular should once again be a crowdpleaser with the latest and greatest pyrotechnics!