4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations In the St. Louis Area In 2022

It's that time of year again — the time where we all look up to the skies and watch a bunch of stuff blow up. We all also are trying to find the best parades and festivals to attend with our holiday weekend, and luckily this year, there are plenty of options.

From parades to festivals to fireworks displays to parties, we've rounded them up for you and put them all in one place so you can take your pick. Let us know if we missed your favorite.
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Fair Saint Louis
Where: Kiener Plaza (500 Chestnut Street) and Ballpark Village (601 Clark Avenue, fairsaintlouis.org)
When: Saturday, July 2, to Monday, July 4, from noon to 10 p.m.
Over 3,000 pounds of fireworks, seven events and three days? Fair Saint Louis is back, baby.  The parade will include elaborate floats, marching bands, live music, food and Purina dog team performances. Music acts include X Ambassadors (you know, the song that goes “Hey, hey, hey/living like we’re renegades”), country music star Todd Atkins, Third Eye Blind and more. On Monday, July 4, witness the iconic fireworks performance lighting up the sky behind the Gateway Arch along the riverfront at 9:30 p.m.  —Carlos Mendoza
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Fair Saint Louis

Where: Kiener Plaza (500 Chestnut Street) and Ballpark Village (601 Clark Avenue, fairsaintlouis.org)
When: Saturday, July 2, to Monday, July 4, from noon to 10 p.m.

Over 3,000 pounds of fireworks, seven events and three days? Fair Saint Louis is back, baby. The parade will include elaborate floats, marching bands, live music, food and Purina dog team performances. Music acts include X Ambassadors (you know, the song that goes “Hey, hey, hey/living like we’re renegades”), country music star Todd Atkins, Third Eye Blind and more. On Monday, July 4, witness the iconic fireworks performance lighting up the sky behind the Gateway Arch along the riverfront at 9:30 p.m. —Carlos Mendoza
Star Spangled Fireworks Party
Where:  Three Sixty (1 South Broadway, 314-241-8439, 360-stl.com) 
When: Monday, July 4, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Up 400 feet above the rest of downtown St. Louis, the party pops off with food, drinks, a live DJ and party favors. Reservations for the bar’s VIP seating must be made by Saturday, July 2.  The VIP and reserved seating has a food-and-beverage minimum of $135 per person with tax and gratuity included.
Star Spangled Fireworks Party

Where: Three Sixty (1 South Broadway, 314-241-8439, 360-stl.com)
When: Monday, July 4, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Up 400 feet above the rest of downtown St. Louis, the party pops off with food, drinks, a live DJ and party favors. Reservations for the bar’s VIP seating must be made by Saturday, July 2. The VIP and reserved seating has a food-and-beverage minimum of $135 per person with tax and gratuity included.
 St. Charles Riverfest 
Where: St. Charles Historic Main Street (222 South Riverside Drive, St. Charles; discoverstcharles.com)
When: Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.
Three days of fun hits the streets of St. Charles for the St. Charles Riverfest. There’s live music,  food trucks are expected and, oh, it’s also a carnival. Vendors will be there for attendees to shop around. Fireworks will fill the sky over the river on Monday, July 4, at 9:20 p.m.
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St. Charles Riverfest

Where: St. Charles Historic Main Street (222 South Riverside Drive, St. Charles; discoverstcharles.com)
When: Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.

Three days of fun hits the streets of St. Charles for the St. Charles Riverfest. There’s live music, food trucks are expected and, oh, it’s also a carnival. Vendors will be there for attendees to shop around. Fireworks will fill the sky over the river on Monday, July 4, at 9:20 p.m.
Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex (17925 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; chesterfield.mo.us)
When: Monday, July 4, beginning at 6 p.m.
Chesterfield hosts a celebration of its own this year: The event has live music from Fat Pocket, food trucks and a kids zone. There’s pony rides and inflatables — plus Circus Kaput. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets, and outside food and beverages are allowed, but no glass or tobacco products. This event is free.
Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex Fourth of July Celebration

Where: Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex (17925 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; chesterfield.mo.us)
When: Monday, July 4, beginning at 6 p.m.

Chesterfield hosts a celebration of its own this year: The event has live music from Fat Pocket, food trucks and a kids zone. There’s pony rides and inflatables — plus Circus Kaput. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets, and outside food and beverages are allowed, but no glass or tobacco products. This event is free.
Bridgeton’s Celebration
Where: Bridgeton Athletic Complex (13161 Taussig Road, Bridgeton; bridgetonmo.com)
When: Monday, July 4
Bridgeton celebrates Independence Day with a parade starting in its St. James subdivision, going west on Natural Bridge and ending in Target’s parking lot. If you’re an early bird, catch the  car-show competition prior to the parade from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The parade ends with prizes being given to the best floats, costumes and cars. Moving into the evening, the day turns into a full-blown festival. The event has a food truck, live music from Downtime @ BMAC and a fireworks display. The fireworks begin around 9 p.m.  It’s free to attend.
Bridgeton’s Celebration

Where: Bridgeton Athletic Complex (13161 Taussig Road, Bridgeton; bridgetonmo.com)
When: Monday, July 4

Bridgeton celebrates Independence Day with a parade starting in its St. James subdivision, going west on Natural Bridge and ending in Target’s parking lot. If you’re an early bird, catch the car-show competition prior to the parade from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The parade ends with prizes being given to the best floats, costumes and cars. Moving into the evening, the day turns into a full-blown festival. The event has a food truck, live music from Downtime @ BMAC and a fireworks display. The fireworks begin around 9 p.m. It’s free to attend.
Manchester
Where: Paul Schroeder Park (359 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester, manchestermo.gov)
When: Monday July 4 at 6 p.m.
Manchester knows how to party, especially when it comes to the most patriotic day of the year. Bust out your dancing shoes for the evening, because Butchwax and the Hollywoods take the stage in order to kick the Independence Day party off. Fireworks will be displayed after the concert. Concessions and beer are available until 9 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
Manchester

Where: Paul Schroeder Park (359 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester, manchestermo.gov)
When: Monday July 4 at 6 p.m.

Manchester knows how to party, especially when it comes to the most patriotic day of the year. Bust out your dancing shoes for the evening, because Butchwax and the Hollywoods take the stage in order to kick the Independence Day party off. Fireworks will be displayed after the concert. Concessions and beer are available until 9 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
Ellisville
Where: Bluebird Park (225 Kiefer Creek Road, ellisville.mo.us) 
When: Monday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Ellisville will have its own Independence Day Celebration. A concert by Griffin and the Gargoyles and a barbeque is planned for the event. Drink vendors are also on deck.  The fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m.
Ellisville

Where: Bluebird Park (225 Kiefer Creek Road, ellisville.mo.us)
When: Monday, July 4 at 7 p.m.

Ellisville will have its own Independence Day Celebration. A concert by Griffin and the Gargoyles and a barbeque is planned for the event. Drink vendors are also on deck. The fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m.
Wentzville’s Fourth of July Celebration
Where:  Progress Park (968 Meyer Road, Wentzville; wentzvillemo.gov)
When: Monday, July 4
Wentzvillians can enjoy a free swim from noon to 5 p.m. at Progress Park Pool (968 Meyer Road, Wentzville). The celebration also includes a parade at 10 a.m. at the Wentzville Ice Arena (910 Main Plaza Drive). Fireworks begin at 9:05 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
Wentzville’s Fourth of July Celebration

Where: Progress Park (968 Meyer Road, Wentzville; wentzvillemo.gov)
When: Monday, July 4

Wentzvillians can enjoy a free swim from noon to 5 p.m. at Progress Park Pool (968 Meyer Road, Wentzville). The celebration also includes a parade at 10 a.m. at the Wentzville Ice Arena (910 Main Plaza Drive). Fireworks begin at 9:05 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
 Ferguson Celebration Festival 
Where: January-Wabash Memorial Park (501 N. Florissant Road, fergusoncity.com)
When:  Monday, July 4. 10 a.m. parade, festival at noon
Ferguson is commemorating the Fourth with its Celebration Festival. The day starts with a parade at 10 a.m. The festival proper begins at noon with music from Super Jam at 2 p.m. and Dirty Muggs at 7 p.m. Cap off the evening with fireworks around 9:15 p.m. There will be plenty to do with inflatables, a bubble bus, face painters and balloon twisters. It’s free to attend.
Ferguson Celebration Festival

Where: January-Wabash Memorial Park (501 N. Florissant Road, fergusoncity.com)
When: Monday, July 4. 10 a.m. parade, festival at noon

Ferguson is commemorating the Fourth with its Celebration Festival. The day starts with a parade at 10 a.m. The festival proper begins at noon with music from Super Jam at 2 p.m. and Dirty Muggs at 7 p.m. Cap off the evening with fireworks around 9:15 p.m. There will be plenty to do with inflatables, a bubble bus, face painters and balloon twisters. It’s free to attend.
 O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest
Where: Ozzie Smith Sports Complex (900 TR Hughes Boulevard, O'Fallon; heritageandfreedomfest.com)
When:  Friday, July 1, from 4 to 10 p.m., with no fireworks that night. Grounds open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3. On Monday, July 4, the parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., with festival grounds open from noon to 11:30 p.m.
As Captain Steven Hiller once said in the film Independence Day,  didn’t we promise you fireworks? O'Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest provides just that. Two nights of fantastic fireworks shows happen over the course of the O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest; all you have to do is bring your lawn chair to soak it in. Not only are fireworks a main draw for this St. Charles County party — the festival is filled with vendors, games, fireworks, concerts and food. You can even buy all-you-can-ride wristbands for the carnival rides. But that’s only online until Thursday, June 30, so hurry. The festival is free to attend, along with the concerts.
Corey Woodruff
O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest

Where: Ozzie Smith Sports Complex (900 TR Hughes Boulevard, O'Fallon; heritageandfreedomfest.com)
When: Friday, July 1, from 4 to 10 p.m., with no fireworks that night. Grounds open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3. On Monday, July 4, the parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., with festival grounds open from noon to 11:30 p.m.

As Captain Steven Hiller once said in the film Independence Day, didn’t we promise you fireworks? O'Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest provides just that. Two nights of fantastic fireworks shows happen over the course of the O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest; all you have to do is bring your lawn chair to soak it in. Not only are fireworks a main draw for this St. Charles County party — the festival is filled with vendors, games, fireworks, concerts and food. You can even buy all-you-can-ride wristbands for the carnival rides. But that’s only online until Thursday, June 30, so hurry. The festival is free to attend, along with the concerts.