July 8th-10th, we will see our vibrant community come to life, with two fantastic events that pair perfectly together and allow for you to have the ultimate weekend!
Both Ribfest AND Nostalgia Nights are coming up, and you don’t want to miss either.
St. Thomas Ribfest is returning to Pinafore Park for another year of delicious barbecue and great entertainment.
The event runs Friday 4:00-11:00, Saturday 11:00-11:00, and Sunday 11:00-7:00, giving you lots of time to fully enjoy Ribfest.
Ketucky Smokehouse, Boss Hogs, Gator BBQ, and New York BBQ will all be there, serving their absolutely mouth-watering ribs, along with tons of other vendors offering up some delicious food. On top of all-things-tasty, there will also be incredible entertainment, with live performances from musicians in the Pinafore bandshell. There will also be a Kids’ Fun Zone with tons of great activities for young ones, plus a Beer Garden for the older crowd. Admission to the grounds is free, so come out to Ribfest for a guaranteed scrumptious and thrilling day!
Head downtown on Saturday, July 9th for Nostalgia Nights.
The train will run on the hour from 3:00-7:00 from the L&PS Station. Riders can get off at Parkside to enjoy Ribfest at nearby Pinafore Park, or those attending Ribfest can board the train at 25-past each hour and head to Nostalgia Nights. Or, just enjoy a free, round-trip, scenic train ride through the Railway City. Seats are limited, so be sure to get your tickets from the Railway City Tourism office! There is also a lovely walking trail along the rail line, which you can follow for about 20 minutes to get from one event to the other.