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For an evening of hits that will make you want to get up and dance, come to Civic Park on Tuesday, July 8, and listen to rhythm and blues, Motown and disco performed by Power Play from 6:30-9 p.m. at O’Fallon’s free Jammin’ Outdoor Concerts.

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The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will observe the following schedule on July 1, 2, 3 and 4:

  • No O’Fallon Jammin’ Outdoor Concert will be held on Tuesday, July 1; Jammin’ resumes on July 8
  • Several City facilities will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day: the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), the Parks and Recreation Office, and the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC)
  • Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center in Civic Park will be open Friday, July 4, from noon - 5 p.m.
  • The City of O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest will be held July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon 63366; for directions, etc. visit www.heritageandfreedomfest.com. The festival will be open with free admission and parking:
    • Wednesday, 5 -10 p.m. - Family Night, only the carnival and midway will be open
    • Thursday, 5 -11 p.m. - Country Music Night with free concerts by Chris Cagle, JT Hodges, fireworks, sideshows, Kids’ Zone, free admission and parking; purchase food, beverages, carnival rides, merchandise  
    • Friday, noon -10 p.m. - free rock concerts by BoDeans, Survivor, Switchfoot, plus fireworks, etc.
  • On Friday, July 4, at 9:30 a.m., the Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade will get underway from the corner of North Main and Third Streets, proceed north on Main Street, turn east on Tom Ginnever Avenue, and finish at the corner of Tom Ginnever and T.R. Hughes Boulevard near the festival entrance.
  • Independence Day (Friday’s) trash and recycling collection will move to Saturday; no other changes will be made for the week. For more information call 636-272-0477 weekdays.

Watch this video and find out everything you need to know about the 2014 Heritage & Freedom Fest!


Hear Switchfoot, Survivor, BoDeans, Chris Cagle and JT Hodges live and in concert, free!

For an outstanding celebration of America’s birthday with big-name entertainment, awesome fireworks and the biggest parade in the county, come to 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. Admission, parking, and the July 3-4 concerts, fireworks displays, sideshows and family activities are free.

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Be safer and feel more confident in riding your bike around town by enrolling in the Trailnet Bike Smart Class, which will be held from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, July 19, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. The $10 cost includes an optional fix-a-flat lesson from noon – 1 p.m. Open to ages 13 and older and geared to all skill levels, the program will be led by two certified League of American Bicyclists instructors who will teach participants how to ride as visibly, predictably and safely as possible.

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City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the City’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The drop-off will be held 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. Acceptable items can be brought to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station at 1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Additional drop-off dates will be held on Saturdays, only, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on August 16, October 18, and December 13.

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The jungle will be jumpin’ with jazz – and kids, too – in the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ musical adventure based on Disney’s full-length cartoon, The Jungle Book. Featuring a cast of 54 teens and kids and toe-tapping tunes like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wanna Be Like You,” The Jungle Book Kids will be performed on June 20-21 and 27-28 at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Curtain times are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with Saturday matinees beginning at 2 p.m.

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On Tuesday, June 24, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Civic Park will resound with music performed by the O’Fallon Jazz Band and the O’Fallon Community Concert Band for the O’Fallon Jammin’ Concert series. Admission and parking are free. Sia’s Italian Ice will be on hand to sell treats, and the Lion’s Club booth will have hot dogs, pulled barbecue pork, dill pickles, chips, cookies, soda and water for sale. Free photos will be available in the complimentary photo booth sponsored by Renewal by Andersen.

The O’Fallon Jazz Band will open the concert at 6:30 with a playlist that includes “Ol’ Man River,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” “A Time for Love,” Glenn Miller’s “Boom Shot,” “You Make Me Love You,” “The Bari (Sax) Thought of You,” “Pete Kelly’s Blues,” “It Seems to Me I’ve Heard that Song Before,” “Undecided,” and “This is All I Ask.”

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Month-long celebration highlights the value of parks and recreation for local communities

If you’re feeling cramped and as though you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not alone. Nearly three in 10 adults don’t spend time outdoors on a daily basis, and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air. Those are the findings of a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This July, O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Department and NRPA are challenging everyone to get outdoors and visit the City’s parks and recreational facilities during National Parks and Recreation Month.

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Silver Bullet STL’s “Tribute to Bob Seger” will rock Civic Park from 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17. Silver Bullet STL has some of the area’s best musicians performing the music of the legendary Bob Seger, whose “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001. For five decades of hits like “Night Moves,” “Turn the Page,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Against the Wind,” “Shakedown,” and for co-writing the Eagles’ number one hit, “Heartache Tonight,” Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jammin’ concert admission and parking are free. The food truck lineup for June 17 features Giardina’s Gourmet Dogs, Cha Cha Chow and Kona Ice, with Conley’s Kettle Corn & Cotton Candy providing concessions. Hula hoops and sidewalk chalk will be available for kids’ play, free, and patrons can get free photos in the photo booth sponsored by Renewal by Andersen.

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