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Check out all the highlights from this years Heritage and Freedom Fest!

With weeks of summer still ahead, O’Fallon residents and visitors can enjoy live music, free, at O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts in Civic Park. From 6:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday night through August 25, Jammin’ will host a different band, giving patrons a chance to listen or dance to country, rock ‘n roll, R & B, Motown, oldies, pop, swing, big band and jazz.

The family-friendly concerts provide hula hoops for kids to play with, and an ADA-accessible playground, walking path and restrooms are located near the bandstand. Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating and purchase a variety of food, beverages, snacks and treats from food trucks and concessionaires. All pets must be leashed and no glass containers are allowed in the park.


For an inspiring holiday weekend bursting with fireworks displays, headline entertainers in concert, unique sideshows, Kids’ Zone activities, thrilling carnival rides and great festival food and drinks, come celebrate America’s birthday at O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Headline entertainers Gloriana, Smash Mouth, LoCash, Toad the Wet Sprocket and special guest Tonic will perform, free, on the festival’s Main Stage over July 3-4. (For a sample of each band’s best-known songs and a schedule, visit www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.) Popular regional bands the Well Hungarians and Superjam also will perform.


The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, is looking for artists to showcase their original fine art and unique, high-end crafts at the RSC Art & Family Festival, which will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, September 25, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon 63368. The festival includes an open house, free family activities and gives the public a chance to meet artists and buy their original art. Admission and parking are free.

Vendor space is available for artists to demonstrate their art and show and sell their paintings, photography, pottery, glass designs, textile and fabric art, jewelry, sculpture, paper arts, altered books, woodenware and other artwork. The 10 x 10 booth space is $25 and the deadline to apply is Friday, July 31, 2015. Exhibitors are asked to supply their own tent, tables and exhibit hardware. For an application or more information, contact Tyler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-474-8105.

Give your fitness level a boost by registering for the 13th annual Alligator’s Creek Triathlon, and prepare for a challenging morning of swimming, biking and running from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 9. The race begins at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon 63366, with a 300-yard serpentine swim, followed by an 18.6-mile bike ride and a 5K run through City streets.

New this year, Fleet Feet Sports is providing ankle straps with high-quality timing systems that will accurately record transition splits as well as swimming, bike and running times. In addition, age group awards have been expanded to include the top male and female competitors in 15 divisions. And as always, complimentary food will be provided to participants at the end of the race.