O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

Paddle for prizes in the Cardboard Boat Race at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center

Whether you sink or float, you’ll have fun and a chance to win a prize, too, at the annual Cardboard Boat Race at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center. 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The race will be held on Sunday, July 23, from 4 – 6 p.m.

To enter, make a cardboard-and-duct-tape vessel for a two-person crew. All ages are encouraged to team up for the race, including parents and kids. You don’t have to out-paddle the competition to win a prize. Besides the “Fastest Boat,” awards will be presented for the “Best-Decorated Boat” and the “Titanic Award.”

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Kids can swim and hunt for treasure hunt with the Mermaids and Mates program at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center

Ahoy all ye mermaids and pirates ages 3-6, join in the fun of pirate-themed games and prizes, treasure hunting, craft-making, swimming and, at the end of the program, pizza! Mermaids and Mates will be held from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The cost is $12 for O’Fallon residents and $15 for non-residents. Be sure to register for Mermaids and Mates (program 110109-A) no later than Friday, July 14. It’s easy to register for O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation programs online with your email or in person at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368), or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366). Administration Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.  

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Sign kids up today for Kiddie Car Hop program

Kids ages 3 – 5 are sure to get revved up about this program. They will get to make their own kid-sized car, take it for a test drive, go through the car wash and watch a drive-in movie, Renaud Spirit Center-style. The program will be held from 1 – 2:15 p.m. on Friday, July 14, at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. The cost is $4 for residents and $5 for non-residents.

O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation registration makes it easy to use email to register for the class (course number 110110-A) either online or in-person at the Renaud Spirit Center. The deadline to sign kids up is Friday, July 7. For questions call staff at 636-474-2732.

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Free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts bring Top 40s, rock, country, R & B, Motown and food trucks to Civic Park

Enjoy free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts in Civic Park, and hear a different band each Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 9 p.m. through August 22. During the concerts, food trucks and concessionaires will sell a variety of gourmet and specialty food, desserts, frozen treats and cold beverages, including wine and beer. Civic Park is located at 308 Civic Park Drive in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating around the Civic Park Bandstand. An ADA-accessible playground, walking path and restrooms are located nearby. Pets must be leashed and no glass containers are allowed in the park. Jammin’ is sponsored by the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department with support from local businesses. The bands scheduled for July and August are:

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Residents are reminded that fireworks are illegal in O’Fallon, Missouri

O’Fallon residents and visitors are reminded that by City ordinance, it is illegal for anyone in O’Fallon, Missouri, City limits to:

  • Buy
  • Sell
  • Possess, store
  • Or discharge fireworks

The fireworks ban is set out in City Ordinance 215.690, which prohibits the possession and/or discharging of fireworks. Those found in violation of the ordinance can be ticketed and fined and may have to appear in court. To report violations of the City’s fireworks ordinance, please call the Police Department’s non-emergency line, 636-240-3200.

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O’Fallon, Missouri’s 2017 Independence Holiday Schedule

In observance of Independence Day, the following schedule will apply Sunday through Tuesday, July 2-4, for the City of O’Fallon, Missouri:

Sunday – Tuesday, July 2nd, 3rd, 4th – The City of O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest will be held at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard. www.heritageandfreedomfest.com

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O’Fallon’s all-out Heritage & Freedom Fest: free concerts by Creedence Clearwater Revisited, World Classic Rockers, Eric Paslay, fireworks, free Kids Zone and much more

For a family-friendly celebration of America’s 241st Independence Day, come to O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free.

Sunday is Family Night from 4 – 10 p.m., with no fireworks or concerts but lots of fun, including carnival rides, a colorful midway, Knockerball and Bungee Trampoline ($5 each), festival food, beverages and specialty merchandise vendors. Free activities include Gillam Family Illusions magic shows and the Bubble Bus (Sunday night only). Also only on Sunday night, unlimited ride wristbands will be available at the festival for $20.

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Public Hearing regarding City of O’Fallon sewer rates scheduled

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will conduct a Public Hearing from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, concerning proposed changes to the City’s sewer rates and fees. The hearing will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room on the first floor.

For more information, please contact the City’s Water and Sewer Manager, Chris Horvath, by emailing Mr. Horvath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center is open for daily fun and special events

This summer, look for special days and events at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The outdoor aquatic center features three water slides, two pools, a one-meter spring diving board, a lazy river with tipping buckets, a water playground with zero-depth beach entry, beach-side water play for toddlers and a concession stand. (No outside food is allowed.) Some of the events lined up for the summer are:

  • Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 18, noon -7 p.m. – Treat Dad to a day at the pool! Dads can swim for free with their child’s paid admission
  • Sunglasses Day, Tuesday, June 27, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. – Today is National Sunglasses Day, and the first 75 guests through the gate will receive a free pair of sunglasses.
  • Mermaids and Mates, Saturday, July 22, 9:30 -11:30 p.m. – Ahoy, mermaids and pirates, join us for pirate-themed games, a treasure hunt, craft-making, swimming and pizza. Registration is required by July 17 for this fun program; the cost is $12 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Use your email address to shop for programs and register online at www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec.
  • Shipwrecked Pirates Day, Sunday, July 23, noon - 7 p.m., with the annual Cardboard Boat Race, 4 - 6 p.m. – Enjoy a treasure-trove of games and prizes all day long at no extra charge, and cheer your favorites at the Cardboard Boat Race.

To participate in the race, register in advance by July 19; the entry fee is $12 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Construct a manually-propelled boat for two people out of cardboard and duct tape. Decorations are encouraged. On Race Day, bring your entry to Alligator’s Creek and race across the pool. Prizes will be given for the Fastest Boat, Best-Decorated Boat and the Titanic Award. Call 636-272-1626 or 636-379-5469 for more information.

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Free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts make the most of summer nights in the City

Bringing another season of free concerts by top regional bands to the Civic Park Bandstand, the O’Fallon Jammin’ Outdoor Concert Series kicked off on Tuesday, June 6, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. with My Friend Mike playing Top 40s dance hits. Food trucks on hand with a variety of food and beverages for sale included StLouisianaQ, Zia’s, Dough Boys Wood Fired Pizza, Kona Ice, Missouri Kettle Corn, and Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar. Civic Park is located at 308 Civic Park Drive in downtown O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts will be held from 6:30 – 9 p.m. every Tuesday night through August 22, with food trucks and concessionaires selling gourmet food and beverages. In addition to My Friend Mike, the Jammin’ concert lineup in June includes Borderline with country music on June 13, Baywolfe, an ‘80s cover band, on June 20, and the Missouri National Guard 135th Army Band on June 27. For the remaining concert and food truck schedules, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin. (Food trucks and vendors are subject to change.)

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