Fair St. Louis, St. Louis’ free Fourth of July celebration kicks off Wednesday with two morning runs and the VP parade and continues with three days of entertainment including an air show on the grounds of the Gateway Arch.
An 8 p.m. performance by the music duo Heart and a huge fireworks spectacular cap off the evening.
Here’s the schedule for Wednesday:
7 a.m., Freedom 4 Miler
8:30 a.m., Family Fun Run
10 a.m., 135th Annual Veiled Prophet Parade themed “Parade Around the World”
noon, Air Show
1 p.m., Cultural Stage performances
2 p.m., Pretty Little Empire– Music Video Contest Winner
3:30 p.m., Air Show
6 p.m., The Dirty Guv’nahs
8 p.m., Heart
9:20 p.m.,US Bank/Enterprise Rent-A-Car Fireworks
Kids Zone, Interactive Zone/Toyota Creation Station will keep the little ones happy throughout the day.
The free entertainment continues Friday evening with Third Eye Blind and Saturday evening with Dierks Bentley.
Two more two weekends of free music at Soldiers Memorial follows at the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts. Neon Trees performs on July 13, Michael Franti & Spearhead on July 14, The Offspring on July 20, and St. Louis’ own Nelly on July 21!
This year is the 32nd year for the annual Fair Saint Louis celebration.