St. Louis knows how to throw a great party and makes no exception for the 4th of July. Expect this year to be even bigger with the reopening of the Gateway Arch experience scheduled to overlap with Fair St. Louis. And whether you’re looking for an amazing fireworks show, delicious food, or live music, we’ve rounded up some great ways to celebrate this 4th of July:
July 4-7, 2018 – America’s Biggest Birthday Party is back at the Arch grounds this year. Don’t miss some incredible live music from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (July 4), Jason Derulo and Andy Grammer (July 6), and Martina McBride and CAM (July 7). Plus check out local vendors & artists, take advantage of family friendly activities, and stick around for one can’t-miss fireworks display.
July 3, 2018 – the Arch grounds will once again be the host of Fair Saint Louis and with that comes the grand opening of the Gateway Arch Museum. Immerse yourself in a brand new experience that celebrates America’s history and pioneering spirit.
July 4, 2018 – Settle in for some live music and a fireworks show at the Chesterfield Mall. The celebration will also include a two-hour circus show featuring everything from magic to fire breathing, local food trucks, and a variety of other children’s activities.
July 2-4, 2018 – Take advantage of three, fun-filled days of celebration at the O’Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest featuring a carnival, family activities, and live music. Held at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, check out Family Day on the 2nd, Country Music Night on the 3rd, and Rock ‘n Roll on the 4th ending in a fantastic fireworks display.
July 4, 6 & 7, 2018 – Celebrate like a VIP at Three Sixty, a rooftop bar nearly 400 feet above downtown St. Louis. VIP reservations include a prime viewing spot for the fireworks along with food & beverage service and a 4th of July swag bag.
July 2-4, 2018 – It’s All-American Week at the Gateway Grizzlies and they’re playing the Windy City Thunderbolts at home on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Look forward to three straight nights of fireworks and fun glow items for purchase in the stadium.
June 30-July 4, 2018 – visit Six Flags St. Louis during this five-day festival to take advantage of the thrills and spills you know and love along with an impressive fireworks display at the end of each day. Six Flags will be honoring the men and women who serve with complimentary admission with a valid U.S. military ID and discounted admission for military families.
July 3-4, 2018 – Join the St. Charles festivities for 2 days of fun along the banks of the Missouri River. Enjoy live music, a carnival, and local vendors both days. Stick around for the morning parade and evening fireworks on the 4th.
Take advantage of summer in the Lou while you’re here – take a tram to the top of the Arch, walk through Forest Park, or hop on a Paddleford Riverboat cruise. Check out some more summertime, family-fun in St. Louis:
St. Louis Zoo: one of the top free attractions in St. Louis, located in nearby Forest Park
City Museum: live like a kid again at the City Museum, housed in a former factory and home to over 30 slides
Family Attractions Card: save on local attractions like the Magic House and Raging Rivers with the Family Attractions Card, available here
Make of week of it in St. Louis: book direct for the lowest rates and take in all that St. Louis has to offer.