12 Ways To Celebrate The Fourth Of July In STL

By Rachel Brandt
In Culture

Here are our top 12 picks for fireworks and Fourth of July fun in the St. Louis metro area!

Photo courtesy of Christopher Skor.

Photo courtesy of Christopher Skor.

Fair Saint Louis
Forest Park
Thursday, July 2-Saturday, July 4
Various times

America’s biggest birthday party since 1981, Fair Saint Louis returns to Forest Park this year culminating with the VP Parade.

Heritage and Freedom Fest
Ozzie Smith Sports Complex
Thursday, July 2-Saturday, July 4
Various times

O’Fallon’s Fourth of July festival offers two days of free live music, a parade, a carnival and two nights of fireworks.

Kirkwood Freedom Festival
Kirkwood Park
Saturday, July 4
Kicks off at 7pm

Kirkwood’s annual fireworks display includes live music by Fanfare, beer, ice cream, soda and food trucks.

Webster Groves Community Days
Memorial Park
Wednesday, July 1-Saturday, July 4
Various times

Celebrate in Webster Groves with a carnival, pet parade, Miss Webster Groves Pageant, official parade and fireworks.

Alton’s Fireworks Over the Mississippi
Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater
Friday, July 3
Gates open at 5pm

Enjoy fireworks over the mighty Mississippi at Alton’s display.

Ferguson Fourth of July Festival
January-Wabash Memorial Park
Saturday, July 4

The city of Ferguson will celebrate the Fourth with a plethora of unique vendors, games and a fireworks display at 9:15pm.

Photo courtesy of Morgan Sessions.

Photo courtesy of Morgan Sessions.

Chesterfield Fourth of July Celebration
Chesterfield Mall
Saturday, July 4

The main viewing area for this display is at Chesterfield Mall in the west parking lot. Free live music includes the Dogs of Society and an Elton John tribute band.

St. Charles Riverfest
Frontier Park
Thursday, July 2-Saturday, July 4
Various times

This three-day celebration includes live music, food and craft vendors and a fireworks display.

Holiday Barbecue and Fireworks at Cielo
Cielo Restaurant and Bar
Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4

Enjoy a signature buffet on the sky terrace at Cielo. Early reservations are strongly encouraged.

JB Blast 
Jefferson Baracks Park
Friday, July 3

An evening of live music, food and fireworks awaits you at Veteran’s Memorial Ampitheater in Jefferson Barracks.

Bixby’s Breakfast Buffet
Saturday, July 4

In conjunction with Fair Saint Louis, Bixby’s is offering a special Fourth of July breakfast buffet featuring sweet and savory brunch items.

4th of July Cardinals Game 
Busch Stadium
Saturday, July 4

Head to Busch Stadium for the Cardinals’ Fourth of July game against the Padres. The first 25,000 fans will receive a jersey.

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