Celebrate the 4th of July with the amazing fireworks displays throughout the St. Louis area for the perfect Independence Day with your family. The best places to watch the pyrotechnics light up the sky this year range from full-day events to waterfront evenings everyone will enjoy.
Fair St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63102
Prices: free/$20 to $25 parking
Fair St. Louis moves to a new location in 2014. Things kick off Thursday with entertainment by Smash Band, Thompson Square and The Band Perry. St. Louis celebrates July 4 all day, starting at 10 a.m. Friday with the 132nd annual Veiled Prophet Parade and culminating in a spectacular 10:00 p.m. fireworks display. Friday’s entertainment includes Mary Lambert, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson and Bonnie Raitt. Fair St. Louis is always stocked with food vendors and plenty of cold, local beers. Click here for a complete schedule of events.
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Community Fireworks Display at Ritenour
Ritenour High School
9100 Saint Charles Rock Road
Breckenridge Hills, MO 63114
Price: Free/free parking at Ritenour High School parking lot, St. John’s City Hall and St. John’s Bank
Plan to watch 4th of July fireworks from the grandstand at Ritenour High School. The celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. with Complete Music DJ on stage. Food, drink and snow cones will be available for sale. Grab a bite, relax and visit with family and friends until the fireworks start at 9:20 p.m., then enjoy the show.
St. Charles Riverfest
500 S. Riverside Drive
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Prices: Free/free parking on Frontier Park grounds
Celebrate the Fourth of July on the banks of the Missouri River in St. Charles, home of Missouri first state capitol. The three-day celebration begins with a Carnival Night Thursday, a parade Friday at 10 a.m., and the premier fireworks display at 9:20 p.m. Saturday includes a full day of music and fireworks at night. Throughout the days there are activities for kids, including a bungee trampoline, gyroscope and a kiddy swing, and free family friendly games. FredBird will make an appearance, so plan to enjoy traditional Fourth of July food on the banks of the Missouri River and watch the fireworks. Find the complete schedule of events here.
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Webster Groves Community Days
South Elm Avenue and East Glendale Road
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Prices:Free/free parking on the Memorial Park grounds
Webster Groves hosts an old-fashion 4th of July celebration as part of Webster Groves Community Days annually. Webster Groves Lions Club offers a carnival, complete with rides and games, and barbecue all day with all proceeds donated to charity. This old-fashioned Independence Day celebration kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. starting and Lockwood and Selma continuing two miles to Memorial Park, and ends with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Click here for a schedule of events.