Flaunt your patriotic spirit this 4th of July with star-spangled decorations, fireworks and delicious desserts. These locally owned St. Louis shops will supply plenty to help to spruce up your home, your barbecue and any other 4th of July celebrations.
19 Patterson Plaza
Florissant, MO 63033
Nagles has an old-fashioned general store appeal, but is stocked with a unusual array of amazing products. This store knows how to celebrate a holiday. Nagles carries flags, solar lights, Jim Stone patriotic figurines and balloons galore. You will find patriotic decorations for your home, red, white and blue jewelry, bubbles and candy for the kids and much more.
American Carnival Mart
1317 Lindbergh Plaza Center
St. Louis, MO 63132
American Carnival Mart is a traditional party store. Its selection of Fourth of July items includes 3D fireworks glasses, assorted patriotic beads, stickers and red, white and blue umbrella picks for beverages. You will even find plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths in patriotic patterns. American Carnival Mart also carries a wide assortment of American flags, from the six-inch mini flags to full-flying five-foot flags.
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2520 Woodson Road
Overland, MO 63114
Since 1955, Overland Hardware has been the go-to store for the 4th of July holiday. Overland Hardware stocks barbeque pits, smokers, charcoal briquettes and fluid and the tools you may need to clean your grill before you fire it up for that special event. Overland Hardware carries camp chairs and lawn chairs for your yard, or even to take to the local fireworks display. You can also find American flags, picnic supplies and tablecloths. It is truly the one-stop shop for any backyard barbecue.
3055 Lemay Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
Skip the baking and let McArthur’s Bakery make your 4th of July sweets. Since 1956, McArthur’s Bakery has been a popular bakery for any and all St. Louis parties. McArthur’s Fourth of July cakes are simply amazing and will add a sweet patriotic flair to your celebrations.
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Captain Jim’s Fireworks
13896 U.S. Hwy. 67
West Alton, MO 63386
Since 1947, Captain Jim’s Fireworks has provided the greater St. Louis and Alton area with quality fireworks at reasonable prices. Unlike other fireworks vendors, Captain Jim’s is open year round and offers one of the best selections of fireworks in the area. When purchasing your Fourth of July fireworks, remember that in Missouri, only consumer fireworks are legal for home use. Consumer fireworks contain the smaller types of fireworks and are classified into two groups: daytime fireworks and nighttime fireworks. Daytime fireworks emit almost no light and include mostly bottle rockets, smoke balls and firecrackers. Nighttime fireworks include Roman candles, sparklers, jumping jacks, artillery shells and other light-emitting fireworks.
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