America’s Biggest Birthday Party Returns to Forest Park July 2-4

Friday June 17, 2016

After hosting 250,000 attendees in 2015, we invite you to join us once again in Forest Park for Fair Saint Louis on July 2-4. Once home to the 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park is now ranked as the number one city park in America by USA Today Readers and Thrillist, and also sees 13 million visitors annually. How fortunate are we to have Forest Park in our own backyard? St. Louis is second to only Washington D. C. in free attractions. Many of these free attractions are within Forest Park including the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum and the Saint Louis Science Center.

This year at Fair Saint Louis, Art Hill will be alive with the sounds of Flo Rida, Sammy Hagar, Lee Brice and more. On Saturday, July 2, the festivities will begin in downtown St. Louis with the Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler & Family Fun Run kicking off at 7 a.m. at Ballpark Village, followed by the 134th Annual Veiled Prophet Parade beginning at 10 a.m. also in downtown.

Fair Saint Louis will open in Forest Park at noon on Saturday. Zip line, Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club demonstrations in the Grand Basin, the STEAM exhibit presented by SCOPE, The Fairway and the Interactive Zone and Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone will all return for the fair.

On the first night of the fair, Saturday, July 2, country artists Mo Pitney, Locash, Lee Brice and musical comedy group Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots will all grace the Budweiser Stage.

The fair will open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, and Cowboy Mouth, “Baby Hold On,” singer Eddie Money and Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Sammy Hagar with his band The Circle will keep you entertained throughout the day.

On Monday, eight-piece-funk-rock band Here Come The Mummies, “We Want the Funk” and “Atomic Dog” singer George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and multi-Platinum hip-hop recording artist Flo Rida will conclude the entertainment.

A spectacular fireworks show presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Edward Jones will close the fair for each night of the Independence Day celebration. Please visit for a complete schedule, transportation and parking information. For more ways to celebrate the summer season, be sure to check out our events calendar.

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