Independence Day Festivals and Fireworks

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Happy Independence Day! Looking for some fun events and fireworks displays? Meteorologist Angela Hutti has some ideas for you and your family.

Fireworks on Tuesday, July 3

JB Blast
Venue: Jefferson Barracks Park, south St. Louis County
Enjoy music under the stars in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater followed by fireworks to usher in another fun, filled celebration in honor of our country’s birth.
https://www.stlouisco.com/community/events

Alton Fireworks Spectacular
Venue: Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, Alton, IL
Live entertainment from Dave and Greg starting at 6:30pm
Fireworks: 9:15pm
https://www.visitalton.com/events/detail/1639/alton-fireworks-spectacular

Twin Oaks 4th of July
Venue: Twin Oaks Park, Ann Avenue, Twin Oaks, MO
Time: 6:00-10:00pm
Fireworks at Dusk
http://vil.twin-oaks.mo.us/events-calendar.aspx

Independence Day Events 2018 – Wednesday, July 4

Missouri:

Fair St. Louis (Continues Friday and Saturday)
Venue: Gateway Arch National Park, St. Louis Riverfront
VP Parade – 9:30am down Market Street
Festival: Noon-9:30pm
Two air shows sponsored by Boeing at 12:30p and 6:45p. The Saint Louis Symphony performs at 8:30p.
Fireworks: 9:35pm
https://www.fairsaintlouis.org/

Webster Groves Community Days (Also July 2-3)
Venue: Memorial Park at Elm & Glendale, Webster Groves, MO
Parade: 10:00am – runs from Lockwood & Selma to Elm &E. Glendale
Festival: 11:00am-11:00pm
Fireworks: 9:30pm
The Fairgrounds are located on the Hixson Middle School parking lot. Admission is free, but Carnival rides and barbecue meals will cost.
https://www.webstergroves.org/194/Community-Days

Kirkwood Freedom Festival
Venue: Kirkwood Park, S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO
Music by Fanfare:  7:00pm
Fireworks: Dusk
http://www.kirkwoodmo.org/

Riverfest 2018 (also July 3)
Venue: Frontier Park, Saint Charles, MO
Parade: 10:00am-Noon – Historic Main Street
Carnival and festival: Noon-10:30pm
Fireworks: 9:20pm
https://www.discoverstcharles.com/event/riverfest-2018/1204/

Heritage & Freedom Fest (Also July 2-3)
Venue: Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, O’Fallon, MO
All free! Kids’ activities, carnival rides, crafters and vendors, and festival food, and concerts by
Daughtry, Stir, and Portrait – The Music of Kansas.
Fireworks: 9:30pm
https://www.heritageandfreedomfest.com/

Hermann Freedom Fest
Venue:  Riverfront Park, Hermann, MO
Food stands open at 3:00p, Vendor booths open at 4:00p
Parade — 4:00pm – Starting at 8th and Washington and ending at 1st and Gutenberg
City Band Concert — 7:00pm
Fireworks — 9:15pm
http://visithermann.com/hermann-freedomfest/

Libertyfest
Venue: Progress Park, Wentzville, MO
Parade: 10:00am – Begins at Holt High School
Beginning at noon, swim for FREE and stay for more fun and entertainment.
Fireworks: 9:05pm
http://www.wentzvillemo.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/LIBERTYFEST.php

Louisiana Bicentennial and Fourth of July Celebration
Venue: Louisiana, Missouri
Louisiana, Missouri is turning 200! Attractions include: parade, food vendors, Antique/Classic Car Show, Civil War re-enactment, Battle of the Bands, Beard Contest, kiddie carnival, capped off by the annual Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Fireworks show on July 4th.
https://www.visitlouisianamo.com/

4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Venue: Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO
Live Music: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Kids Zone with Circus Kaput: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Fireworks: 9:30pm
https://www.chesterfield.mo.us/4th-of-july-fireworks-celebration.html

4th of July Celebration
Venue: Schroeder Park, Manchester, MO
Music by Butchwax and the Hollywoods – 6:00-9:00pm
Fireworks to follow
https://www.manchestermo.gov/

Ellisville, MO Fireworks
Venue: Bluebird Park Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Parking is off site- Shuttles to/from the park run from 5:30pm to 11:00pm. Griffin and the Gargoyles perform from 7:15pm-10pm.
Fireworks at 9:30pm
https://www.ellisville.mo.us/247/Independence-Day-Festivities

4th of July Celebration
Venue: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro, MO
Gates open 6:00pm Fireworks at dusk
http://www.jeffersoncountyfair.net/events.html

Florissant Independence Day Celebration
Venue: James J. Eagan Center, Florissant, MO
Northwinds Concert Band: 7:30pm
Fireworks: 9:15pm
http://www.florissantmo.com/egov/documents/1528484971_49422.pdf

Independence Day Celebration
Venue: Lions Park, Eureka, MO
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
http://www.eureka.mo.us/visitors/special-city-wide-events/july-4th/

Freedom Celebration
Venue: Sainte Genevieve, MO
At Noon, enjoy a traditional celebration with church bell ringing, Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic speeches, and music at the Courthouse Square
A Pops Musical concert and fireworks in the evening at Pere Marquette Park.
https://www.visitstegen.com/signature-events/

National Tom Sawyer Days
Venue: Hannibal, MO
A Hannibal tradition for over 60 years. Contests include the National Fence Painting Competition, the frog-jump contest and the Tom & Becky Contest. Other activities include a huge craft festival, a mud volleyball tournament, horseshoe tournament, carnival rides, and  music.
Fireworks over the Mississippi: Dusk
https://www.visithannibal.com/

Illinois:

Patriots in the Park (also July 3)
Venue: Wilson Park, Granite City, IL
Car show, carnival rides, live entertainment, and spectacular fireworks
Fireworks: 9:15pm
http://www.granitecity.illinois.gov/community/events_and_festivals.php

Family Fun Fest
Venue: Glazebrook Park, Godfrey, IL
Children’s Bike Parade and other fun starts at 5:00pm
Fireworks: 9:15pm
http://godfreyil.org/index.cfm?page=2530

Salute to Freedom
Venue: Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, Mount Vernon, IL
5:00pm: Festival and live music
Dusk: Fireworks
http://www.enjoymtvernon.com/event/368/33rd-annual-salute-to-freedom/1634

4th of July Carnival
Venue: Fairview Park, W. Broadway, Centralia, IL
Parade: 10:00am – along Broadway
Fireworks: Dusk
https://centraliachamber.com/calendar/2018/6/30/4th-of-july-carnival-at-fairview-park

4th of July Celebration
Venue: American Legion Park, S. Chester Street, Steeleville, IL
Craft Show: 9:00am
Firecracker 3K – 9:40am
Parade – 10:00am- Carnival rides open in the park after the parade
Fireworks – 10:00pm
http://www.steeleville.org/events.html

Liberty Bell Of The West Celebration
Venue: Kaskaskia Bell State Historic Site,1st Street, Kaskaskia, IL
Times: 11:00am-3:00pm
This celebration takes place at the site of the Liberty Bell of the West, which was rung when Kaskaskia was liberated from the British on July 4, 1778. A ceremony starts at 12:30 with speakers and the French Colonial Marines from nearby Fort de Chartres. The Church of the Immaculate Conception will be open for tours.
http://greatriverroad.com/stegen/randattract/kaskbell.htm

July 4th Fireworks
Venue: Glick Park, Highland, IL
Live music and festival begin at 4:00pm
Fireworks: 9:00pm
http://www.highlandil.gov/Public_Documents/HighlandIL_ParkRec/KRC/Fireworks

Fourth of July Picnic
Venue: Dupo Community Park, Dupo, IL
Noon-10:00pm – Food, Rides, Games, Music, Booths
Fireworks: 9:00pm
http://www.villageofdupo.org/event/4th-of-july-picnic

Troy, IL Fireworks
Venue: Tri-Township Park
Fireworks begin around 9:15pm
http://www.tritownshippark.org/events_fireworks

4th of July Celebration
Venue: American Legion Park, E. Locust St., Columbia, IL
11:00am: Food and fun, including bingo, washers tournaments, fish stand and other food Fireworks begin at dusk.
http://www.columbiaillinois.com/Calendar