Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th Fun: Fair St. Louis Schedule

As most smaller local municipalities have cancelled their annual fireworks show due to drought and risk of wild fire, I am thinking that the annual 4th of July celebration on the Arch Grounds, Fair St. Louis, is going to be the destination for most locals this weekend.

Per their website:  The 32nd annual Fair Saint Louis will will feature three days of free entertainment on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. Featured headliners include Heart on Wednesday, July 4, Third Eye Blind on Friday, July 6 and Dierks Bentley on Saturday, July 7. Activities will also include two Independence Day runs in collaboration with the St. Louis Sports Commission, the 135th annual VP Parade themed “Parade Around the World,” air shows!

If you have never seen the fireworks downtown with the Arch as a background, it is a sight to be seen!  Shot off a 250 ft barge in the middle of the Mississippi River, St. Louis boasts one of the largest and most impressive fireworks displays in the nation.  In addition to the display, there is great food, airshows, concerts, the VP Parade, entertainment for kids, and more. 

Noon July 4th
4 p.m. July 6
Noon July 7

On the Gateway Arch grounds



July 4

7 a.m.: Freedom 4 Miler
8:30 a.m.: Family Fun Run
10 a.m.: 135th Annual Veiled Prophet Parade
Noon: Fair opens; Air show
1 p.m.: Cultural Stage performances
3 p.m.: Air Show
6 p.m.: The Dirty Guv’nahs
8 p.m.: Heart
9:20 p.m.: Fireworks

July 6

4 p.m.: Fair opens
5 p.m.: Wild Child
7 p.m.: Salute to Our Troops
8 p.m.: Third Eye Blind
9:20 p.m.: Fireworks

July 7

Noon: Fair opens
1 p.m.: Cultural state performances
1:30 p.m.: Super Jam
4:45 p.m.: Florida Georgia Line
6 p.m.: Colt Ford
8 p.m.: Dierks Bentley
9:20: Fireworks


Whatever you do this weekend, make it safe friends.  Happy 4th of July.