There is no shortage of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in the St. Louis area! From parades, to fun runs, to fireworks … you will find it all here in our St. Louis Mom Guide to the Fourth of July!  

America’s Birthday Parade

July 4, 2023 at 10 am

America’s Birthday Parade is an incredible spectacle of elaborate floats, choreographed dances and live performances – including some of the country’s most talented marching bands. Parading through the streets of downtown St. Louis in the shadow of America’s tallest monument, the Gateway Arch, this classic summer event is a celebration of our city, our people, our community, and our country… from sea to shining sea. Join us for the 140th America’s Birthday Parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The parade will march west along Market Street in Downtown St. Louis. 




Fair St. Louis

The 42nd edition of Fair Saint Louis will be held Tuesday, July 4 at Kiener Plaza and Ballpark Village. While it will only be a one day event in 2023, plans are already underway to bring back the multi-day celebration in 2024. Pack a picnic and come on down to see the fireworks that start at 9:30 pm.

Gateway Arch

St. Louis, MO 63102



fireworks over the Mississippi River and the St. Louis arch at Fair St. Louis


Fireworks Cruise at the Gateway Arch Riverboats

Not yet updated for 2023

Cruise with the family down the mighty Mississippi River on the Becky Thatcher paddleboat. Enjoy dinner and music from a Dixieland band. Then dock beneath the Gateway Arch to watch the Fair St. Louis fireworks display!

50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63102



July Fest at the City Museum

June 30 – July 9, 2023

Our 4th of July Festival should not be missed. Why, you ask? Because it’ll be 10 days of fantastical Circus acts, music by the incomparable DJ Rico Steez and more. We’ll also be grillin up sliders, hotdogs, and cheeseburgers. Fill up on ice cream, wine slushies, and more summer refreshers. Most of the fun will be on the Rooftop so Rooftop admission will be required.

For the first time since it’s inception, we’re welcoming guests of all ages to our Electric Sky Rooftop party July 4 from 7 – 11 pm! Enjoy a 360 view of fireworks 11 stories above St. Louis!

750 N. 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103



Three Sixty Spectacular Fireworks Party

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 7-10 pm

Spectacular views of the Fair St. Louis firework display from this unique space make for amazing memories. Offering VIP seating with a food and beverage minimum of $135 per person.

1 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102




Kirkwood Freedom Festival & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 7 pm

An All-American festival for all ages, hosted by the City of Kirkwood at Kirkwood Park! Food trucks and live musical entertainment. Fireworks begin at dark. Free to attend! 

Kirkwood Park

111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122



Webster Groves Community Days

July 1-4, 2023

July 3, 2023 – Children’s Pet Parade at 6:00 pm. For kids ages 15 and under.

July 1 – 4, 2023 – Lions Club BBQ & Carnival at Eden Seminary

July 4, 2023 – Community Days Parade at 10 am starting at Lockwood Avenue and Selma Avenue.

July 4, 2023 – Fireworks, starting at 9:45 pm at Memorial Field





City of Bridgeton’s 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 

Kicking off the day with a car show at 8:30, then the city of Bridgeton is hosting its annual parade, beginning at 10am. Evening festivities will be held at BMAC (Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex) at 6PM, and fireworks to follow at dusk.

13161 Taussig Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044



Ferguson 4th of July Festival

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 

The Parade begins at 10AM at the corner of Adams St. and S. Florissant (200 S. Florissant) and ends at January-Wabash Memorial Park (501 N. Florissant).

  • Celebration festival at January-Wabash Memorial Park (501 N. Florissant Rd.) from 4 PM – 9 PM
  • Fireworks around 9:15PM at January-Wabash Memorial Park (501 N. Florissant Rd.)

January Wabash Memorial Park

501 N. Florissant Rd Ferguson, MO 



Florissant 4th of July Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Festivities begin at 7:15 pm. Enjoy food trucks, live concerts, and a fireworks display at 9:15 pm.

In the event of rain, the fireworks display will be held the following evening.

Florissant Valley Park

1 James J. Eagan Drive, Florissant, MO 





Arnold Independence Day Celebration

July 1, 2023 from 5 – 9 pm

Celebrate Independence Day at Arnold City Park! Live music, activities, food, drinks, and a fireworks display. Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys will be performing starting at 7 pm.

Arnold City Park

2400 Bradley Beach Road, Arnold, MO 63010



J. B. Blast

Friday, June 30, 2023

5 – 11 pm

The JB Blast, south St. Louis County’s biggest Fourth of July Celebration, is returning to Jefferson Barracks Park Friday with live music, a fireworks show and food trucks.

The family-friendly event is June 30 at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, 533 Bagby Road. Gates open at 5 p.m., live music begins at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Jefferson Barracks Veterans Memorial Amphitheater

533 Bagby Road, St. Louis, MO 63125




Chesterfield Celebration and Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Come join us for our Fireworks Celebration! We will have live entertainment, food trucks, inflatables, pony rides, Circus Kaput, and much more! Lawn chairs, blankets, outside food and beverages are allowed. (NO GLASS or TOBACCO products)

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex 

17925 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005




Chesterfield Stars + Stripes 5K / 10K and Fun Run

July 4, 2023 at 8:30 am

5th Annual Chesterfield Stars and Stripes 5K / 10K and Fun Run

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex: 17925 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005



Ellisville Independence Day Festival

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Fireworks at 9:15 pm

Come listen to Griffin & the Gargoyles play at 7PM, check out the food and drink vendors, and stay for the fireworks at 9:15PM

A limited number of parking passes will be available on a first come first served basis for Ellisville Residents beginning Monday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m. online at or in person at the Park Administration Building in Bluebird Park.

Bluebird Park

225 Kiefer Creek Road, Ellisville, MO 63021




Eureka Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2023

  • Central Avenue Spur 394 South Central Avenue, Eureka, MO 63025
  • Steven Woolley and the Groove performance: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. 
  • Food will be available for purchase from various food trucks or vendors 
  • Coolers are welcome, but please leave all glass bottles at home.
  • Bring picnic blankets or chairs and enjoy some family time at the park 
  • Parking is available along Central Avenue, the River Methodist Church and Geggie Elementary.



Manchester 4th Of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Schroeder Park: 359 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester, MO 63021

Music from Butchwax and the Hollywoods begins at 6PM at the Corey J. Donnelly Amphitheater with the one and only Manchester Fireworks Display to follow at dark.



Pathfinder 4th of July

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 6 – 10 pm

One of the best spots to view the Ellisville – Bluebird Park Fourth of July fireworks! Free food is provided (hot dogs, drinks, etc … while they last). Enjoy games, activities, and live music! 

Pathfinder Church: 15800 Manchester Road, Ellisville, MO 63011



fireworks over an amusement park


Six Flags St. Louis July 4th Fest 

July 1-4, 2023

The park will be decked out in red, white and blue for this Independence Day celebration. Enjoy thrilling rides, music and ice cold Coca-Cola all day and then join us as we light up the sky at night with a spectacular fireworks display set to music.

Six Flags St. Louis

4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, MO 63025



Twin Oaks Fireworks Display

Monday, July 3, 2023 at 9:15 pm

The City will stage its traditional fireworks spectacular on Monday, July 3, at 9:15 p.m. The City is still finalizing plans for musical entertainment prior to the fireworks and expects to have details soon. 

Twin Oaks Park

1 Twin Oaks Court, Manchester, MO 63021




New Town St. Charles July 4th Parade

July 4, 2023 at 10 am

Sign up to enter your float, car, truck, jeep, golf cart, etc. by emailing [email protected] or calling/texting 636.552.9212. Line up is at 9:00 am and parade begins at 10:00 am – NO CANDY MAY BE THROWN.

3420 Civic Circle, St. Charles, MO 63301




O’Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest

July 1-4, 2023

  • July 1 & 2 – Carnival/4-10PM
  • July 3 – fireworks at 10:15PM
  • July 3 + 4 – live music
  • July 4- Parade @9:30AM, Carnival opens at noon, live music throughout the day, and fireworks @10:15PM

Ozzie Smith Sports Complex

900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, MO 63366




O’Fallon 39th Annual Firecracker Run

July 4, 2023

10 k, 5k, and 1 mile fun run! 

900 TR Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, MO 63366




St. Charles RiverFest

July 2-4, 2023

Saint Charles Riverfest is the City’s premier Fourth of July Festival featuring live music, great food and drinks, children’s activities, a carnival, and an incredible Fireworks Display!

Fireworks: July 4 at 9:20 pm along the Riverfront

Frontier Park

500 South Riverside Drive, St. Charles, MO, 63301




Sunset Saturday – First to the Fourth

June 24, 2023

Sunset Saturday on the 24th will feature the Fabulous Motown Revue and Superjam! Doors open at 3, concert starts at 4:30. Enjoy fireworks over the lake at dusk!

Food trucks will be available. 

370 Lakeside Park

St. Peters, MO



Weldon Spring Independence Day Celebration 

July 1, 2023 Beginning at 4 pm

The City of Weldon Spring will host the Independence Celebration from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 1, 2023, at Weldon Spring City Park. All are welcome to enjoy an evening of food trucks, inflatables, a bubble party, and fireworks.

Weldon Spring City Park

5401 Independence Rd, Weldon Spring, MO 63304



Wentzville July 4th Parade & Liberty Fest

Tuesday, July 4, 2023
This year’s Fourth of July Celebration will include a parade and FREE fireworks visible from Progress Park (starting at 9:30 p.m.). We invite Wentzville to come celebrate our nation’s independence with us!

Fourth of July Parade:
Make plans to celebrate Independence Day in Wentzville! The annual Fourth of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 at the Wentzville Ice Arena and travels south on Luetkenhaus Boulevard, turns right onto Pearce Boulevard, and ends near Pearce Boulevard and Allen Street. This event is FREE to observe. 

Everyone is invited to participate in the parade by designing a float. This year’s theme is, “God Bless America.” Floats will be judged for overall first, second and third place, along with Mayor’s Choice and Best-Themed Entry for first and second place. Float registration is required by June 9. A $10 late fee will be applied to applications submitted after this date.

Progress Park

968 Meyer Road, Wentzville, MO 63385




Alton Fireworks Spectacular

Monday, July 03, 2023 at 5 pm

Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm

Come enjoy the magnificent glow of the Alton Fireworks Spectacular at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater!

On July 3, 2023, watch sparks fly as the fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 PM! Enjoy live entertainment on the Liberty Bank Amphitheater stage before the real show begins in the Alton night sky!

1 Riverfront Drive Alton, IL 62002




City of Columbia, IL July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2023

Kicking off with a bike parade and games at 10 am. Followed by food, drink, contests and tournaments, capped off with an amazing fireworks display at dusk!  

American Legion Park: 375 E. Locust Street, Columbia, IL 62236




Gateway Grizzlies Fireworks

July 3-4, 2023

Join us for our Firework Shows! After select games, we launch an impressive display for everyone to enjoy. Our Dates for 2023 are: May 19, June 10, 
July 3, July 4, August 12, and September 3.

Call us at 618-337-3000 for more information!

2301 Grizzlie Bear Boulevard, Sauget, IL 62206



Godfrey Family Fun Fest

July 4, 2023 at 5 pm

Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm

BLAST OFF your Independence Day celebration with the Village of Godfrey Parks and Recreation Department by attending the 4th of July Family Fun Fest at Robert E Glazebrook Park located at 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey, IL beginning at 5 pm with activities continuing through until the FIREWORKS at 9:15 pm.

Robert E. Glazebrook Park

1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey, IL 62035



Grafton Fireworks

Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 9 pm

Celebrate Independence Day in beautiful Grafton! Enjoy Fireworks at Lighthouse park! View spectacular light displays over the Mississippi River while you dine at downtown restaurants or during your stay at guesthouses along the river.

Lighthouse Park, Grafton, IL 62037



Grafton Harbor Hakuna Matata Cruises

Proud to be an American Cruise: July 1, 2, + 4

Patriotic music and cocktails, good old Midwest hospitality, and apple pie moonshine cocktails! Come join us as we celebrate the United States of America!

Fireworks Sunset Cruise: July 2

Fireworks on the River is truly a sight to behold! Cruise with us from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. At 8:30 return to Grafton Harbor and park on our dock where you will be able to stay aboard and watch the fireworks from the upper deck of our tourboat!

Grafton Harbor: 215 West Water Street, Grafton, IL 62037



Granite City Independence Day Celebration

July 1-4, 2023

On July 1 – 4, 2023 Granite City is celebrating America’s Independence! The four-day event will include a 5K, Car Show, Softball Tournament, a Dive-In at Wilson Park Pool showing Finding Nemo, vendor shopping, and Fireworks! *Bring your own lawn chairs

Celebration Schedule:

July 1:

5K: 7 AM Registration – 8 AM Race

Car Show: 8:30 AM – 12 PM Registration – 12 PM Judging

Softball Tournament: Time TBA

Melting Pot Market: Time TBA

July 2:

Softball Tournament: Time TBA

July 3:

Dive-In Movie at Wilson Park Pool: Finding Nemo (dusk)

July 4:

Fireworks: 9:15 PM (behind Granite City High School)



Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

A place to gather and watch the Fair St. Louis fireworks. Check out the July 4 schedule HERE.

185 W Trendley Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 62201



three kids holding an American flag for Fourth of July