What to do for the Fourth of July, Independence Day Celebrations in the Greater St. Louis Area 2023

If you have events to add to this list, please let us know and we will be happy to add it. They are all listed in no particular order. Happy Fourth of July!

The Cardinals are on the road for fourth of July, playing in Miami in an afternoon game.

They will be home,  however on July first and second.

After that week the next week starts All Star Week. We will have great coverage of the Cardinals games as always.


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Fair St. Louis  will be on July 4 only and will include a parade in the morning and fireworks at the Arch that night.

For more information on Fair St. Louis 2023: https://www.fairsaintlouis.org/

Grant’s Farm has special weekend summer events and some of them fall on the Holiday weekend: June 30, July 1 and July 2. It starts at 5 and ends at 10 with an admission charge. There will be music and a special drone light show. For info: CLICK HERE.

Looking for a Public Pool?

The Kennedy Recreation Complex in South County (Off Highway 21 to Wells Rd.) is an Olympic sized swim pool, with a large portion of it 3 1/2 feet and under so it is great for kids. These public pools are perfect for families who are not affiliated with a pool; you just pay as you go. The pool at Kennedy Complex was very open– not many people– with plenty of lifeguards.

Outdoor Pools -St. Louis County

  • North County Recreation Complex  2577 Redman Rd.
  • Kennedy South County Recreation Complex 6050 Wells Rd.
  • The Pavilion at Lemay, Jefferson Barracks Park 305 Gregg Rd
  • St. Vincent Community Center. 7335 St. Charles Rock Rd.

Outdoor Pools- City of St. Louis

  • Chambers Pool- 3115 Franklin Ave
  • Marquette Pool- 4025 Minnesota Ave
  • Fairgrounds Pool: Closed for repairs
Webster Groves LIONS 2023 Fourth of July Carnival & BBQ
Saturday, July 1st, and Sunday, July 2nd.
You can ride from 2pm to 11pm. Each day is only $30.
BBQ sandwiches, chicken patty, bratwurst, hamburgers, pork burgers and hotdogs.
July 1st – The Heydays from 6 – 10
July 2nd – Mindbenders from 6 – 10
July 3rd – Off Topic from 6 – 10
July 4th – Bluestone Roots 3 – 7
Handicap Parking is on the West parking lot of Eden’s campus for $10.
Across the street, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church there is $10 parking available. (Please cross at Lockwood and Bompart intersection).
The Webster University Parking Garage for $10 an approximate 8 minute walk away.
There is no shuttle service this year. However, there will be a “Drop Off” location at the Lockwood entrance to Eden for your convenience.
All parking proceeds go to Webster Groves High School Band-Aides.


This plate of Summer Popsicle cookies is from Tee and Cookies STL in Oakville. 


Webster Groves Community Days & 4th of July…
Sat, Jul 1 – Wed, Jul 5
Fair Saint Louis — Downtown St. Louis
Tue, 11 AM – 11 PM
Gateway Arch National Park
St. Louis, MO
Fourth of July Fireworks and Festivities
Tue, 6 PM
Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC), 13161 Taussig Rd
Bridgeton, MO
2nd Annual 4th of July Parade — Claymont Subdivision
Tue, 11 AM – 12 PM
St Mark Presbyterian Church, 601 Claymont Dr
Ballwin, MO
4th of July Freedom Festival
Tue, 2:00 – 6:59 PM
Kirkwood Park, 111 S Geyer Rd
Kirkwood, MO

Festivals and Celebrations

Arnold Independence Day Celebration- Sat. July 1

The Arnold Independence Day Celebration will be Saturday, July 1, 5:00 – 9:00 pm, at Arnold City Park.
Fun activities are available for the whole family, such as, free train rides, face painting, live music, food trucks, 3-legged race, balloon toss, prizes and fireworks.
Featured Band: Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Fireworks: Around 9:30 pm
Bridgeton, Missouri- July 4
The City of Bridgeton sponsors a fireworks display at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) at dark (usually shortly after 8:45 p.m.). The park opens at 6 p.m. for patrons to secure a viewing spot.

Carondelet Concerts in the Park

Check their website to be sure: CarondeletLiving.com

Kirkwood 4th of July Freedom Festival

Kirkwood’s annual July 4th celebration, known as the “Freedom Festival,” takes place on July 4th every year in Kirkwood Park.  The event  starts at 7pm on the Fourth and culminates with a fireworks display at dark (approx. 9:20pm.)  Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Rd. Kirkwood, Mo. 63122

O’Fallon, Missouri

The Freedom Festival will be held on July 4th 2023. Fireworks, Food Trucks and Music.

St. Charles:

Other Family Activities…

City Museum’s July Fest:  Electric Sky on the 4th and a dog show June 30-July 9.  Details are below:

Who let the dogs out? City Museum! Ready Go Dog Show consists of crazy canine athletes that love what they do and will wow the crowd with their natural ability to fly through the air! The 25-minute show features world class Frisbee dogs and the Big Air Box Jump. Ending with a “meet n’ greet” for fans to get up close and personal with the 4-legged stars of the show. We’ll also be grillin’ up sliders, hotdogs, and cheeseburgers to purchase, along with ice cream, wine slushies, and more summer refreshers. Visit the Ready Go Dog Show on the rooftop June 30-July 9.

Head to City Museum’s Rooftop on Tuesday, July 4 from 7-11 PM  for a 360 view of fireworks all across the St. Louis skyline. While we admittedly do not have a perfect view of the Arch fireworks display, we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed by the thousands of fireworks that light up the sky all around us.

  • Bring the family for exclusive access to the Rooftop attractions including the Ferris wheel, slides, climbers
  • BYOCC (Bring your own camp chair)—there will be some seating available, but it is limited. Pick your favorite spot on the roof and set up shop. Any direction you look, it’ll be like diamonds in the sky
  • Enjoy music, crafts, food, and more
  • Access to the interior floors from 5pm-10pm and party on the Rooftop from 7pm-11pm

Due to limited space, Electric Sky is a separate, private, after-hours event. All guests must purchase a separate ticket to attend.

Electric Sky is available to guests of all ages. For more information about all of their events, visit citymuseum.org

Local Favorites for the Fourth of July

There are some local hotspots in the Greater St. Louis Area that it doesn’t matter what holiday it is, they are a great place to stop.

You can bet Ted Drewes will be its usual kind of crowded over the holiday as will local golf courses, the Zoo, Boat. House in Forest Park, Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood, The Magic House, as well as  local parks and playgrounds.



Patriotic Strawberry Pretzel Salad

1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 13×9-inch pan. Bake 10 min. Cool.
3. Beat cream cheese spread and remaining sugar with mixer until blended. Stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP; spread over crust. Refrigerate until ready to use.
4. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir in sliced strawberries and 1 cup blueberries; spoon over cream cheese layer.
5. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
6. Spread salad with remaining COOL WHIP. Arrange remaining blueberries and halved strawberries to resemble American flag.
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