Festivals and Fireworks, Parades and Concerts: We've Got Your Weekend Planner

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Let Patch help you out! The following list provides some of the best activities and events going on in your own backyard! Check out this week’s picks for a fun-filled weekend!

St. Charles Riverfest

  • When/Where: 5 p.m.–11 p.m. July 1, 3 p.m.–11 p.m. July 2 and 3, 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. July 4, South Riverside Drive, St Charles
  • Why go? Enjoy a parade at 10 a.m. July 4 at Blanchette Park, fireworks at 9:20 p.m. on July 4, and the festival on South Riverside (changed due to flooding) has carnival rides, children's entertainment and concessions
  • Pricing? The parade and fireworks are free, as is the festival, but there are fees for rides and concessions

  • Where/ When? , 900 Ozzie Smith Drive, O'Fallon on Saturday, July 2  from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 3  from noon–11 p.m.
  • Why Go? Saturday night is “Special Family Night” which means carnival rides at discounted prices, a colorful midway, festival food, beverages and crafters.
  • Pricing: Free admission. 

  • Where/ When? , 520 N Main Ctr, Saint Charles from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 1.
  • Why Go? The St. Louis Wind Symphony is traveling to your neck of the woods to celebrate independence day at the toot of a flute.
  • Pricing: General admission is $8 or $5 for Foundry members. For tickets or more information, please contact the Foundry Art Centre at 636-255-0270.

  • Where/ When? 217 S Main St, O Fallon (The Rendezvous Wine Bar and Cafe) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 1.
  •  Why Go? Hear the lovely and humorous acoustic tunes of Kevin DeSain, Ann Stoverink and Steve Hagler
  • Pricing: Free admission.

  • Where/ When? , 2 Meadows Circle Dr, Lake Saint Louis on Friday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Why Go? While you’re picking up your annual, patriotic Old Navy shirt, bring in cash, care items, or clothing to donate to the troops (You’ll receive 10 percent off your purchase for your thoughtful donation).
  • Pricing: Free admission

  • Where/ When? 411 W Pearce Blvd, Wentzville (Noah’s Ark Academy) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.
  • Why Go? What better way to work up an appetite for BBQ and ice cream, than a bounce house? All proceeds benefit Noah’s Ark Academy.
  • Pricing: Benefit. 

  • Where/ When? , 100 Cognac Court, Lake Saint Louis beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1.
  • Why Go? Celebrate the grand re-opening of the LSLCA Tennis Courts with cake, raffles, and contests.
  • Pricing: Free admission.

  • Where/ When? , 520 N Main Ctr, Saint Charles from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 1.
  • Why Go? Let the kids (ages 2 to 5) express themselves artistically in this fun, social environment.
  • Pricing: $40/non-member, $36/member, and $34/family level member.

  • Where/ When? , 8070 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Saint Peters weekly on Saturdays beginning at midnight.
  • Why Go? This cosmic even includes a DJ, cosmic bowling and prizes and giveaways.
  • Pricing: $10 will cover two hours of bowling and a pair of bowlinh shoes.


  • Where/ When? 3072 Winghaven Blvd, O Fallon, MO 63368 (Massa's) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. weekly on Fridays.
  • Why Go? Club Massa’a features olds school hip hop all night. DjPRU is in the house.
  • Pricing: No Cover. 

  • Where/ When? , 2650 Tri Sports Cir, O Fallon from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekly on Sundays.
  • Why Go? This a great for runners of all ages and levels of experience.
  • Pricing: $20 for the 2011 season. 

  • Where/ When? , 439 N Kingshighway St, Saint Charles daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Why Go? Get in shape with unlimited group workouts.
  • Pricing:  $75 per month. 

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