Visitors to Saturday’s Catch the Glow will be able to enjoy several hours of free entertainment.
This year’s street festival, held on Main Street, will feature live music, a kids zone featuring seven inflatable bounce houses, a car and motorcycle show, and food and merchant vendors from 4 p.m. to midnight.
The annual event draws thousands of people to downtown Warrenton each year. Recreation Director Jenny Hoffmann is expecting a large crowd again Saturday. There is no admission fee for the event.
“In a lot of ways, Catch the Glow is a kick off to a lot of big events during the (Fourth of July) holiday season,” Hoffmann said. “It’s a great way to bring people together, celebrate the community and downtown Warrenton.”
“It’s something that attracts families and people of all ages,” Hoffmann added.
Catch the Glow will have a new lineup of bands and one familiar fan favorite. The Road Kings return for a third consecutive year and will serve as the opening act on the main stage from 4-6 p.m. Mike Schlipp will perform from 6-8 p.m. on the second stage.
The headline act is Joe Dirt & The Dirty Boys, a popular rock band whose song list includes numerous ’80s hits. The group will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight on the main stage.
“They are a real exciting show to watch,” Hoffmann said.
Catch the Glow will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday with a 5K run/walk beginning in front of the Warren County Courthouse. Participants can register on the day of the race. The entry fee is $17.
The top overall male and female winners will receive gift certificates. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division (13 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over).
Registration for the car and motorcycle show will be held from 2-4 p.m., with the vehicles on display until 8 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. People’s choice, participant’s choice and show stopper awards will be awarded and 20 participant plaques will be awarded by a random drawing. Free dash plaques will be given to the first 100 registrants. Vehicle owners can register in advance at city hall. Registration is free.
The kids zone will be open from 4-8 p.m. with food, beverage and other vendors open from 4 p.m.-midnight.
“I hope to see everybody out on Main Street,” Hoffmann said. “We have great entertainment lined up and I think the kids will enjoy the seven ‘inflatables’ for free use at the kids zone.”
The Warren County Historical Society will also be hosting events in conjunction with Saturday’s Catch the Glow. A “living history” afternoon is planned at the group’s museum, located at 102 Walton St., featuring craft demonstrations and special activities for children from 2-6 p.m. An “old-fashioned” bake sale will be held at the Schowengerdt House from 3-6 p.m.
Several city streets will be closed at different portions on Saturday. A portion of Main Street, Market Street and East Street will be closed for the 5K run/walk in the morning. Then from 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Main Street from West to Thurman streets, Market Street from Oak Street to the alley before Walton Street, and East Street from Oak to Walton streets will be closed.
For more information, call 636-456-3535 or visit www.warrenton-mo.org.