Top 7 Fourth of July Events in St. Louis This Week

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and St. Louis has plenty of festivals, fairs and patriotic events for anyone interested in celebrating.

Webster Groves Community Days Fourth of July Celebration
July 2-5, Memorial Park in Webster Groves
Part of the Webster Groves Community Days events, this Fourth of July celebration goes on for multiple days and features a Miss Webster Pageant, children’s pet parade, webstock festival entertainment, parade, fireworks and more. During these events, the Webster Groves Lions Club also holds an annual carnival and barbecue charity fundraiser.¬†

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Fair Saint Louis. Photo courtesy of Fair Saint Louis.

34th Annual Fair Saint Louis
July 3-5, Forest Park
In Forest Park this year, Fair Saint Louis is again full of great music, plenty of festivities and huge fireworks displays. With concerts from the likes of Thompson Square, The Band Perry, Matt Nathanson, Bonnie Rait, Gavin DeGraw, The Fray, En Vogue and more, this weekend full of great Fourth of July events should not be missed. Don’t forget about the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Edward Jones Fireworks displays each night this weekend.

Downtown Hoedown
July 4-6, Laclede’s Landing
Watch the fireworks going on at Fair Saint Louis from the convenience of Laclede’s Landing, complete with plenty of parties at local bars, restaurants and venues. Expect great music as well with concerts and DJ Flying Brian performing all weekend. There’s a Tribute to the 80’s Hairband Party, a performance by Brandon Michael Holland and even Laclede’s Landing Car Shows on Saturday and Sunday.

O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest
July 2-4, Ozzie Smith Sports Complex
With concerts from bands like Switchfoot, Survivor, JT Hodges and more, and festivities like a top-notch carnival Fourth of July Freedom Fest Parade and, of course, spectacular fireworks, this festival is not one to simply skip. There are also numerous vendors selling delicious food, beverages and more and free shuttle service.

Alton Fireworks On the Mississippi
July 3, Alton Riverfront Park
Venture over to the beautiful Alton riverfront and set up a picnic or convenient spot to watch the magnificent fireworks display that takes place right on the river’s edge. There’s also live music, and those who choose to join the festivities can head toward the Clark Bridge area.

Riverfest 2014
July 3-5, Frontier Park
The annual Fourth of July celebration in St. Charles occurs once again with live music, plenty of delicious food and specials, craft vendors, a parade and festive fireworks. Riverfest lives up to its name and takes place along the Missouri River in the Frontier Park area.

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July 4, Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater at Jefferson Barracks
Surround yourself with an especially patriotic environment down at Jefferson Barracks, and prepare to see plenty of celebration, including a big fireworks display, as well as hear from veterans and witness a great performance from the talented U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America.

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