America’s Biggest Birthday Party to include Fair traditions and new programming elements
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 23, 2013 – The Fair Saint Louis Foundation today announced it will celebrate the 34th annual Fair Saint Louis in Forest Park in 2014. “America’s Biggest Birthday Party” will be centered on Art Hill and include activities July 3, 4 and 5.
The event will include traditional Fair Saint Louis favorites, such as headlining concerts, spectacular fireworks and a Kids Zone. In addition, the Fair will introduce several new and exciting programming elements that will be unveiled early next year.
"St. Louis is fortunate to have innumerable historic venues, and we are thrilled to bring our great St. Louis tradition to the iconic Forest Park for the 2014 Fair,” said Parker Condie Jr., Chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation. “Art Hill is a natural amphitheater and the surrounding areas will provide fantastic outlets for our Fair traditions as well as new and exciting features that we’ll introduce to next year’s Fair.
"Forest Park is one of the greatest outdoor spaces in the country,” said Mayor Francis Slay. “We are looking forward to showing off the park during one of the City’s signature events."
Fair Saint Louis, the 137th VP Parade, the Freedom 4 Miler and Family Fun Run all paired with St. Louis’ 250th birthday will make for an unforgettable weekend of celebration in St. Louis.
"We are extremely excited to bring Fair Saint Louis to magnificent Forest Park," said Bob Ciapciak, General Chairman of the Foundation. "St. Louisans will enjoy music, fireworks, food and a multitude of activities in one of the most beautiful urban park settings in the country."
The Fair also announced the addition of Lori Thaman as Executive Director for Fair Saint Louis Foundation. Thaman has served as a volunteer on the Fair’s organizing committee for several years.
"Lori has been an outstanding leader on our organizing committee for the past four years, and we are thrilled she has assumed the role of Executive Director as we continue to bring St. Louis and its guests the wonderful tradition of Fair Saint Louis, one of the country’s only free and open-to-all events,” said Condie Jr.
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The Fair Saint Louis Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, formed to organize and operate the Fair each year, has donated numerous gifts to the Saint Louis community in conjunction with the Fair. Over the years, the Foundation has contributed the lighting of the Eads Bridge, the Mississippi River Overlook, the mile-long Riverfront Promenade, and was a partner in providing the Grand Staircases beneath the Arch as a part of the National Park system.