St. Charles “Riverfest” kicks off on the Missouri Riverfront

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(KTVI) – Fireworks will be going off Friday night in Frontier Park along the St. Charles riverfront.  St. Charles has a long-standing tradition with an Independence Day celebration.

The event is called, “Riverfest” and this year may be more of a boom for St. Charles than previous years because the 4th falls on a Friday.  That means Riverfest will span three days instead of just one as it has in the past few years.

The celebration began at 5 p.m. and will run until 10:30 p.m. Saturday.   Thursday night, the band sh-boom performs as well as the Air Force Band of Mid-America.  Organizers are promising plenty of food, fun and safety.

Fair officials say there will be an enhanced police presence in and around Frontier Park and free parking.

There won’t be any fireworks Thursday night, but there will be on Friday and Saturday at 9:20 p.m. each night.  Organizers say the fireworks will launch for a barge on the Missouri River.    The display will have synchronized music playing on KCLC 89.1 FM, The Wood, the Lindenwood University radio station.

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