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Fourth of July Events Roundup: Parades, Festivals, Fireworks, Ski Shows in St. Charles County

Fireworks Show


Sunday through Tuesday, July 2, 3, 4 – The City of O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest will be held at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard.

  • Sunday, July 2 – O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest gates will be open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Monday, July 3  – Heritage & Freedom Fest gates will be open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (City of O’Fallon facilities will be open with regular business hours.)
  • Tuesday, July 4 –  O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade will get underway at 9:30 a.m. from the corner of North Main and East Third Streets, proceed north on Main Street, turn east on Tom Ginnever Avenue, and finish at the corner of Tom Ginnever and T.R. Hughes Boulevard near the festival entrance. Heritage & Freedom Fest gates will be open noon to 10 p.m. Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center in Civic Park will be open noon to 5 p.m. (The following City facilities will be closed for the day: the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall/Police Department), the Renaud Spirit Center and the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office. No O’Fallon Jammin’ Concert will be held; Jammin’ resumes on July 11th with Dance Floor Riot.)

Lake Saint Louis

The annual Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club shows will be on Saturday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 4. The shows are at Jefferson Point, which is off the north service road of Interstate 64.

The show features acts ranging from the youngest skiers demonstrating knee boarding, to Around the Boat, ballet lines, pyramids, bare-footers, jumpers and the famous Men’s Line. The theme of this year’s show is Rock and Roll.

Water Skiing on Lake Saint Louis

Food trucks will be available, and Chick-fil-A sandwiches, candy, and drinks will also be available for purchase. Bring the whole family for a morning of entertainment. Bleacher seating is available but feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Gates will be open and parking is limited, so plan accordingly.

The Lake Saint Louis Ambassadors fireworks show near the dam on Lake Saint Louis Boulevard will start at approximately 9 p.m.


The Fourth of July celebration starts at 10 a.m. with a parade that travels from Holt High School, then turns east on Pearce Boulevard and ends at Luektenhaus Boulevard.

More activities begin at noon at Progress Park (968 Meyer Road). These free activities will include:

  • Free swimming at Progress Pool (noon to 5 p.m.)
  • Inflatables – ultimate bungee and inflatable mini-golf – and face painting (5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.)
  • Live music by The Riverside Band (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.);
  • Fireworks (9:05 p.m.)

Everyone is invited to participate in the parade by making/designing a float. This year’s theme is “Hail Our American Heritage.” Floats will be judged for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, along with Mayor’s Choice and Best Musical Entry for 1st and 2nd place. Float registration required, to register call (636) 332-9236.

St. Charles

St. Charles Riverfest runs from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4 in Frontier Park and features a parade, live entertainment, a carnival, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and a fireworks show.

  • Saturday, July 1 – Riverfest is open from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 2 – Riverfest is open from noon to 10:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 3 – Riverfest is open from noon to 10:30 p.m., with a fireworks show at 9:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 4 – The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. (Starts at Bales Park, south on North Main Street, right on Tecumseh, left on North Second, left on Clark, right on North Main) Riverfest is open from noon to 10:30 p.m., with a fireworks show at 9:20 p.m.

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