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.

Showcase your group by entering O’Fallon’s popular Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade

If you’re looking for a project to get your group noticed, have fun and be eligible for prize money, too, sign up and build a parade entry for O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade. The patriotic Independence Day parade typically draws thousands of families along the two-mile route, and it will get underway in downtown O’Fallon at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4.

Clubs, civic organizations, businesses, churches and scout troops wanting to be in the parade can find an application, FAQs, resources and tips posted on O’Fallon’s festival website at www.heritageandfreedomfest.com/parade. Entry forms also can be picked up at City Hall (100 North Main Street), the Renaud Spirit Center (2650 Tri Sports Circle), and the Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 400 Civic Park Drive. (For more information, please contact Cody at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 636-379-5574.)

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Eric Paslay headline O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest 2017

Free concerts by headline entertainers will put the focus on the Main Stage at O’Fallon Missouri’s Heritage & Freedom Fest. Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Special Guest World Classic Rockers will take the stage on Tuesday, July 4, and country music’s Eric Paslay will perform on Monday, July 3. The Heritage & Freedom Fest will be held at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T. R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Festival information and song samples are available at www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.

“We’re excited to bring classic rock ‘n roll back to our Heritage & Freedom Fest with these outstanding, nationally-known entertainers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and World Classic Rockers,” said O’Fallon’s Mayor, Bill Hennessy. “On July 4th, we’ll hear artists who created the music that defined a generation.”

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O’Fallon’s first Food Truck Frenzy kicks off the season at CarShield Field

Get a taste of springtime fun right off the bat at O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy & Rascals Fan Fest on Friday, April 28, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at CarShield Field. Located at 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri, the ballpark is the home of the River City Rascals.

The Rascals will sell adult beverages, and Doughboys Wood Fired Pizza, Russo’s Trucktoria, Twisted Taco, Wingnut and Sarah’s Cake Stop will sell food truck fare. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)The rally features free parking, admission and free activities that include a speed pitch booth, the Bubble Bus and inflatables for kids. The Original Boneheads Trombone Quartet will play rock, swing, marches, jazz, doo-wop, Broadway tunes and Americana music.

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Blank Canvas Studios’ exhibit of “outsider art” opening at the Renaud Spirit Center

An exhibit of paintings, drawings, collage and mixed media works by “outsider” artists with Blank Canvas Studios will open Friday, April 14, at the O’Fallon Cultural Arts Gallery in the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. The exhibit will be on display through May 26.

Blank Canvas is a non-profit, multi-discipline studio and workshop that provides individuals who are labeled developmentally-disabled with the tools, materials and support needed to create, show and sell artwork. All the exhibitors are working artists. For more information about the artists, “outsider art” and Blank Canvas Studios, visit www.blankcanvasstudios.org.

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New hours in 2017 to file for O’Fallon’s utility tax rebates for seniors, disabled residents

Filing opens today for O’Fallon’s popular seniors’ utility tax rebate.

If you are a resident age 65+ or disabled and you’d like to recoup some of your phone and City utility taxes, you may be able to file for O’Fallon’s utility tax rebates. If you qualify, City staff and City volunteers will help you file for the rebates at O’Fallon City Hall.

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National Council for Home Safety and Security ranks O’Fallon 9th on list of Missouri’s 50 safest cities

The National Council of Home Safety and Security this week published its “Safest Cities in Missouri” report which includes O’Fallon, Missouri, as 9th safest of Missouri’s cities with populations of more than 5,000. The average size of the cities the organization deemed safest is 26,562. With a population of 85,040, O’Fallon is easily the largest of the cities of the report’s top 10. Read the report here.

To identify Missouri’s safest cities, the council reviewed FBI Uniform Crime Report Statistics from 2016 along with the organization’s own population data and internal research. The cities’ rankings were then based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people.

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O’Fallon, Missouri named a Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced the recognition of O’Fallon, Missouri, as a Tree City USA. This is the 13th straight year O’Fallon has earned this distinction.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The title is renewed each year that the City meets several criteria, including holding an Arbor Day ceremony. (This year’s ceremony will be held at the Founders Day & Garden Expo on May 6 in Fort Zumwalt Park.)

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National Council for Home Safety and Security ranks O’Fallon 9th on list of Missouri’s 50 safest cities

The National Council of Home Safety and Security this week published its “Safest Cities in Missouri” report which includes O’Fallon, Missouri, as 9th safest of Missouri’s cities with populations of more than 5,000. The average size of the cities the organization deemed safest is 26,562. With a population of 85,040, O’Fallon is easily the largest of the cities of the report’s top 10. Read the report here.

To identify Missouri’s safest cities, the council reviewed FBI Uniform Crime Report Statistics from 2016 along with the organization’s own population data and internal research. The cities’ rankings were then based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people.

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Designs for O’Day and Civic Park projects to be showcased at Open House in O’Fallon City Hall

The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, April 11, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. to see designs for facilities in the new O’Day Park, and for the expanded Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center facility in Civic Park. The Open House will be held in the Food Court at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Last August, 60% of O’Fallon voters said “yes” to improvements to these parks, and the Open House will offer a first look at the proposed project designs and a chance to talk to the design teams, who will be on hand to answer questions.

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Kids and teens are invited to audition for O’FallonTheatreWorks summer musicals

Open auditions are coming up soon for two O’FallonTheatreWorks’ Youth Theatre musicals planned for this summer, Once Upon a Storytime, and Shrek the Musical, Jr. The auditions will be held at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Auditions for Shrek the Musical, Jr., will start at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. Auditions for Once Upon a Storytime will be held Saturday, April 8, starting at 9 a.m.

To reserve a specific audition time, visit the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation website, www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/otw. Those unable to make the audition dates should please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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