O’FALLON, Mo. – COVID-19 has claimed yet another public event.
On Monday, the City of O’Fallon canceled the Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0 after its headline act—rock band Styx—canceled their remaining tour dates.
The city’s annual Independence Day celebration was originally postponed to Labor Day due to COVID-19.
Mayor Bill Hennessy said city leaders were disappointed to call off the event but felt it was the right thing to do amid the pandemic.
“Unfortunately, the virus is still a significant health risk in our community,” he said. “Our team will turn our attention to 2021 with the hopes of making next year’s event the best one ever.”