Fourth of July in St. Louis
Cue the sparklers.
Grab your favorite blankets, besties and barbecue and find the perfect spot to celebrate America’s 246th birthday this Fourth of July in St. Louis.
Watch the sky come to life under a brilliant rainbow of meteor-like showers at one of the multiple fireworks displays scattered throughout St. Louis City and County.
Fair St. Louis
Fair Saint Louis 2022, a three-day extravaganza, will take place Sat., July 2 through Mon., July 4 at the Gateway Arch grounds, Kiener Plaza and Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis. The event will feature action-packed entertainment that includes family-friendly attractions, numerous concerts, concessions and a special mainstage Salute to the Troops and Folds of Honor ceremony — all culminating in the largest fireworks show over the Mississippi River, against the backdrop of the iconic Gateway Arch, that Fair St. Louis has ever produced.
Headlining groups to grace the various Fair St. Louis stages throughout the celebratory weekend include X Ambassadors, Tyler Farr, Rodney Atkins, Third Eye Blind and a ‘90s House Party with Coolio, Montell Jordan, Tone Loc, Young MC and Color Me Badd.
Over at Bally’s Sports Live! at Ballpark Village, the Gateway Legends Collegiate Invitational (GLC) will feature collegiate and high school teams competing in an indoor/outdoor esports experience. The GLC event will also feature free performances by local and regional bands and DJs.
Fairgoers can check out the Fair St. Louis website (fairsaintlouis.org) and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (@fairsaintlouis) for more information and updates leading up to the event.
In addition to the outdoor events at the Fair, visitors can also celebrate the holiday with a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon on Sat., July 2 on the mezzanine level of the Gateway Arch National Park visitor center. Living History volunteers will be dressed in period clothing and performing dances as part of the 1822 Fourth of July. All visitors are welcome to stop by to talk to the performers, watch dancing or even to participate if they choose to.
America’s Birthday Parade
America’s Biggest Birthday Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Sat., July 2, and will march through the streets of downtown. Now in its 139th year, the parade entertains with its elaborate floats, choreographed dances and performances from some of the country’s most talented marching bands.
While the downtown display is by far the largest in the region, fireworks will grace the night sky from dozens of other area Fourth of July events, among them:
JB Blast, Jefferson Barracks Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, Lemay – July 1
Honor our troops and country’s birth under the stars. Gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk or 9:15 p.m.
Webster Groves Community Days, Memorial Park, Webster Groves – July 1 and 4
Pre-register for the July 1Children’s Pet Parade – if it’s your pet, it qualifies – and let your pet compete in a number of categories. On July 4, enjoy the Community Days Parade and Independence Day Fireworks.
Saint Charles Riverfest, Frontier Park, St. Charles – July 2 to 4
The town’s charming historic atmosphere and fabulous riverside view serve as a delightful backdrop to the three-day event, which includes a carnival, children’s activities, live entertainment and fireworks display.
Coca-Cola July 4th Fest, Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka – July 2 to 4
Ride the rollercoasters, get soaked on the Log Flume and after a fun-and-sun-filled day, watch the night sky come to sparkling life under the stars.
City Nights: Electric Sky, City Museum, Downtown St. Louis – July 4
Join the City Museum on the Rooftop for a 360 view of fireworks all across the St. Louis skyline. Tickets includes admission to the museum all day long and one complimentary beer
Kirkwood Freedom Festival & Fireworks, Kirkwood Park, Kirkwood – July 4
Belly up to the food trucks starting at 5 p.m. Live music entertainment begins at 7 p.m., with fireworks at about 9:20 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration in Manchester, Schroeder Park, Manchester – July 4
Music from Butchwax and the Hollywoods begins at 6 p.m. at the Corey J. Donnelly Amphitheater, with fireworks to follow after dark.
4th of July Celebration in Florissant, James J. Eagen Center at Florissant Valley Park, Florissant – July 4
Live performance by That ‘80s Band begins at 7:15 p.m., with fireworks to follow at about 9:15 p.m.
Fireworks with the Gateway Grizzlies, GCS Credit Union Ballpark, Sauget, IL – July 1 to 4
Enjoy one of the daily Grizzly games against the Evansville Otters and stick around for the nightly fireworks.
Ferguson 4th of July Celebration, Wabash Memorial Park, Ferguson – July 4
The parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by the Celebration Festival at noon with music from Super jam at 2 p.m. and Dirty Muggs at 7 p.m. The evening is capped off with fireworks around 9:15 p.m.
Eureka Independence Day Celebration, Central Avenue, Eureka – July 2
Enjoy a performance by the Spectrum Band from 6-10 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Ellisville Independence Day Celebration, Bluebird Park, Ellisville – July 4
BBQ and drink vendors will be available as Griffin & The Gargoyles perform from 7-9:15 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Chesterfield 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, Chesterfield – July 4
Live entertainment, food trucks, inflatables, pony rides, Circus Kaput, and much more. Fat Pocket performs at 7 p.m. followed by Fireworks at 9 p.m.
The countdown to fun and fireworks has officially begun – get your red, white and blue on and feel free to sparkle.
Happy Birthday, America!