23rd Annual “Celebrate De Pere” Festival Announces 2nd stage bands, Title Sponsor & New Prices
Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 27) at Voyageur Park – De Pere, WI
DE PERE, W.I. (March 27, 2013, 2013) – The 23rd annual three-day Celebrate De Pere festival kicks off on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Voyageur Park on the Fox River in De Pere. One of the premier outdoor festivals held in Wisconsin, Celebrate De Pere will feature live music, family activities and a spectacular fireworks display. Crowd favorites like the Bay Area Granite & Marble Redneck Regatta, De Pere Auto Car Show and Larry’s Piggly Wiggly Fishing Tournament. There will also be a 2nd Waterfront Riverview Stage again this year with even more great music from local artists. This volunteer-run event is hosted by The Celebrate Committee Inc., whose mission is to help raise money for a number of local non-profit groups.
The Celebrate Committee, Inc. is proud to announce Community First Credit Union as the Title Sponsor for Celebrate De Pere. Community First Credit Unions community involvement begins with the fundamental belief that as a member-owned financial cooperative they want to go beyond providing financial services. As a Credit Union in Northeast Wisconsin Community First has a philosophy of “People Helping People” and has a solid history of providing their time and resources in ways that help promote financial literacy, social well-being and improve the quality of life where our members live and work. “We are thrilled with Community Firsts commitment again this year.” said Mark Hubert, of The Celebrate Committee, Inc. “They have supported Celebrate De Pere for many years and we couldn’t raise the money for the other local non-profit groups without their support. They lead the group of our outstanding sponsors that are a big reason we can make the impact and raise the money that we do every year.”
Celebrate De Pere 2013 will be implementing a new ticket price structure. The family friendly event will still cost only $5 for a day pass if you buy your tickets in advance or at the park before 7:00 PM. After 7:00PM the gate admission goes up to $10 both Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th. Monday, May 27th will stay by monetary donation with 100% of donations brought in at the gates on Monday going to veteran groups.
“Many factors were involved with our choice to raise costs at the gate. Each year we face higher costs and that, along with our consistent drive to improve the festival we feel these increases are necessary.” Explained Mark.
Advance tickets available now at local Festival foods and Community First Credit Union locations. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available now. For more information, visit www.celebratedepere.com.
About the Celebrate Committee Inc.
The Celebrate Committee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages and distributes the funds raised by Celebrate De Pere. Since 1990, Celebrate De Pere has helped raise over $2 million for these organizations: Vietnam Veterans, De Pere VFW, De Pere Beautification Committee, Cerebral Palsy Center, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Riah’s Rainbow, CASA of Brown County, De Pere Youth Hockey, De Pere Fire Department, De Pere Christian Outreach , De Pere Optimists, Altrusa House, De Pere High School Redbirds Girls Softball, De Pere Wrestling, West De Pere Booster Club, De Pere Police Department, Boy Scouts, De Pere Rotary Club, 432nd Family Readiness Group, Oneida Relay for Life, De Pere Historical Society, the Kress Family Library, Syble Hopp School, NEW Service Dogs, Bay Area Humane Society, and more.
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Live Music Schedule – Riverview Stage
Saturday – May 25, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Eric Lives Here
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Auburn Lights
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Doozie
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hyde
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Red Light Saints
Sunday – May 26, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Running with Scissors
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Consult the Briefcase
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. The Lightening Brothers
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Daphne
8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. The Bomb