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Billing itself as the “ultimate party band,” Groovethang gets the party started with contemporary dance hits from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Tuesday, July 15, O’Fallon Jammin’ concert in Civic Park. The band also plays tributes to American Top 40s hits from the 1970s and the dance music of the 1970s and ‘80s.

Jammin’ admission and parking are free. The food truck lineup for July 15 features Russo’s Trucktoria, Deli on a Roll and Kona Ice, with concessions by Conley’s Kettle Corn & Cotton Candy. Kids can get face painting, free, and have fun with hula hoops and sidewalk chalk. Free photos will be available in the complimentary photo booth sponsored by Renewal by Andersen.

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Thousands of O'Fallon families came out to celebrate America's birthday with an explosion of fun and music at the Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2, 3 and 4! Watch the highlights here.


For an evening of gourmet food and toe-tappin’ music, come to shady Fort Zumwalt Park on Saturday, July 19, for O’Fallon’s monthly Food Truck Frenzy. The event will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. with free admission and parking, and tours of the historic Heald Home at $2 per person. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Fort Zumwalt Park is just off Veteran’s Memorial Parkway at 1000 Jessup Drive in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Entertainment will be provided, free, by George Portz and the Friends of Bluegrass, and 10 food trucks will be selling specialty fare: My Big Fat Greek Truck, Taco Truck STL, Deli on a Roll, Russo’s Trucktoria, the Cheese Shack, Wing “Nutz,” StLouisianaQ, Yo! Salsa, Slice of the Hill, Destination Desserts. Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar of O’Fallon will sell locally-crafted wine and beer.

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Build a cardboard-and-duct-tape boat that can hold two people and make a splash by entering the 5th Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center. The race will be held on Sunday, July 20, from 4 – 6 p.m. But you don’t have to win the race to win a prize. Awards will be presented for the “Best-Decorated Boat,” the “Titanic Award” and the “Fastest Boat.” The outdoor pool complex is located at 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

All ages are encouraged to enter the race, including parent-child teams. Be sure to sign up no later than Wednesday, July 16. The entry fee for each two-person crew is $10 for O’Fallon residents and $12 for non-residents. For more information or to register for the race, call 636-272-1626 or 636-474-2732.

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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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