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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.


In the June 2015 issue of Military Times, O’Fallon, Missouri, was listed as one of the country’s “Best for Vets: Places to Live.” Of the 577 places that were considered, only 75 made the cut.

It is the first year that the publication has rated cities for their potential as destinations for post-military life. Military Times reporter George Altman explained that, in putting the article together, “We considered the sorts of military-and-veteran-specific culture and services… as well as economics and livability factors, such as traffic and crime.”


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.


City of O’Fallon trash and recycling customers can bring many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers to the Bulk Waste Drop-off on Saturday, June 27, from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. at the City’s waste transfer station,1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Additional drop-off dates will be held on August 29, October 24, and December 19.

To use the drop-off, O’Fallon trash customers must show a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and unload their own items. Only one load per household will be accepted per day, and only cars, pickup trucks, and small trailers 10 feet long or less will be allowed. For a complete list of non-acceptable/acceptable bulk waste items, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste. A partial listing includes:


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.

June 18, 2015

Jefferson City, MO


Heritage & Freedom Fest attendees can save 50% on carnival ride tickets by pre-purchasing their tickets before the event. Discounted Heritage & Freedom Fest tickets will be available through Wednesday, July 1. The discounted tickets will be good for all three days of the festival, which will be held July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon (63366). Admission and parking are free.

The half-price ride tickets will be available while supplies last (through July 1):


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 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Admission and parking are free. Concessions include Italian ice by Sorelle and hot dogs and pulled barbecue pork and for sale by the Lion’s Club.

The O’Fallon Jazz Band will open the concert at 6:30 with a playlist that includes “Old Man River,” “Blue Tango,” “In the Wee Hours of the Morning,” “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,” and others.


Get rid of broken or unwanted electronics and appliances at O’Fallon’s Free Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event on Saturday, June 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. The drop-off will be held in the west parking lot at T.R. Hughes Ballpark at 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon 63366. (The west parking lot is located off Tom Ginnever Avenue.) The event is open to everyone, including schools, churches and businesses. Additional dates for the bi-monthly events this year are planned for August 22, October 17 and December 12.

In general, the drop-off is free for most items with an electric cord or that take a battery, including household appliances, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, microwaves, kitchen appliances, computers, computer monitors (including CRTs), printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, scanners, DVDs, cell phones, pagers, fax machines, answering machines, radios, stereos, speakers, VCRs, power tools, lawn and garden equipment (yard equipment must have gas and oil removed) and LED/LCD TVs.


O’Fallon residents who are legally disabled may be eligible for a ride to medical appointments, grocery shopping, personal care and banking through the City’s Disabled Transportation Program. The once-a-month service is free.

“This is a valuable program requested by our disabled residents,” said Jessica Hawkins, O’Fallon’s Public Assistance Specialist. “For adults who don’t drive and who meet the qualifications, the service will provide a measure of independence.”