City of O’Fallon cancels Heritage & Freedom Fest

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(NIAID-RML via AP)

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.”

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