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.

O’Fallon’s three-day Heritage & Freedom Fest has nationally-known bands, fireworks, XPogo stunts, carnival rides, free Kids’ Zone

In celebration of America’s birthday, the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, is holding the City’s biggest festival of the year, the three-day Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2, 3 and 4. The event will be held at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard (63366), about one mile north of I-70.

Admission, parking and shuttles, live concerts by nationally-known entertainers, two nights of fireworks, shows by professional stunt artists and Kids’ Zone activities are free. FAQS, parking directions, entertainment schedules and song samples by headline entertainers are posted on www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.

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O’Fallon, Missouri’s 2016 Independence Holiday Schedule

In observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, the following schedule will apply for the City of O’Fallon, Missouri:

  • Several City facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4: the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall/Police Department), the Parks and Recreation Office, and the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC)
  • Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center in Civic Park will be open Monday, July 4, from noon - 5 p.m. Admission for residents is $4 for ages 3 -18 and 55+, and $5 for ages 19-54; non-resident admission is $6 for ages 3 -18 and 55+, and $7 for ages 19-54.
  • 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. Free admission, parking and shuttles, spectacular live concerts on the Main Stage presented by OneMain Financial, two nights of fireworks, shows by professional stunt artists and Kids’ Zone activities. The festival grounds will be open:
    • Saturday, July 2, 2 -10 p.m.; Family Night with carnival rides, midway and family activities
    • Sunday, July 3, 2 -11 p.m.; Country Music Night with free concerts by Love & Theft and Chase Bryant.
    • Monday, noon -10 p.m.; Rock Music Night with free concerts by KONGOS and Sister Hazel.
    • For FAQs, parking, entertainment schedules, song samples, etc., go to www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.
  • Also on Monday, July 4, the Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade will get underway at 9:30 a.m. from the corner of North Main and East Third Streets, then 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.
  • No O’Fallon Jammin’ Concert will be held on Tuesday, July 5; Jammin’ resumes on July 12.
  • There will be no change in trash and recycling collection this week for O’Fallon residents. Please put your trash, recycling and yard waste at the curb on your regularly-scheduled day. For more information visit call 636-272-0477 weekdays.
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Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event set for June 18

If you have unwanted appliances and electronics – basically anything that has an electric cord or takes a battery - recycle them at O’Fallon’s convenient Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event on Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The drop-off is free except for certain televisions (see the fee chart below) and available to all including schools, churches and businesses. Bring items to the CarShield Field (formerly T.R, Hughes Ballpark) west parking lot at the corner of Tom Ginnever Ave. and T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon 63366.

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Kids and teens starring in a pair of laugh-packed, swashbuckling O’FallonTheatreWorks’ productions

Welcome aboard! Two pirate-themed O’FallonTheatreWorks productions will soon take the stage at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The audience is in for a visual treat, with the stage getting a makeover as a ship, thanks to Children’s Theatre Director Amy Gugliuzza’s creative design.

First up is The Crisis of Captain Cross, an original comedy-melodrama written and directed by Emily McClaine. The Junior Theatre program for ages 7 to 11 will present the show, which is scheduled for Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 11, at 2 and 7 p.m.

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Free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts on Tuesday nights brings the party to Civic Park

Thrill to the sound of Theo “The Voice” Peoples and St. Louis party band Butch Wax & the Hollywoods performing Motown, R & B and oldies at the first O’Fallon Jammin’ concert of the season on Tuesday, June 7. Peoples is the lead singer for the Four Tops and formerly the Temptations. Mel’s Food Truck, Zia’s, Sorelle, Yo! Salsa, Kona Ice, Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar and Missouri Kettle Corn will be on hand with great food and beverages for sale. (Food trucks and vendors are subject to change.)

Back for another summer of free concerts in Civic Park, O’Fallon Jammin’ is held from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights from June 7 to August 23 (except July 5), with food trucks and concessionaires selling a variety of food and beverages. Civic Park is located at 308 Civic Park Drive in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. In addition to Butch Wax & the Hollywoods, June’s musical lineup features Petty Cash Junction on June 14, Big Rain on June 21, and the O’Fallon Community Concert Band on June 28.

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Free Senior Citizens Police Academy presentations start June 7 at the O’Fallon Senior Center

Seniors who are interested in law enforcement discussions and topics geared to seniors are invited to attend the Senior Citizen Police Academy 2016, free, at the O’Fallon Senior Center, 106 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Beginning Tuesday, June 7, classes will meet from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month. No registration is required. Attendance is encouraged but not required at every session to complete the program.

Taught by the O’Fallon Police Department, the topics for the Senior Citizen Police Academy are:

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O’Fallon’s bulk waste drop-off for large items is available, free, to City trash customers

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 11, from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. at the City’s waste transfer station, 1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

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

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Go fish! on Family Fishing Day in Fort Zumwalt Park

The fish will be biting at freshly-stocked Lake Whetsel in Fort Zumwalt Park from 8 a.m. – noon on Sunday, June 5. Kids ages 5 – 12 with their parents, grandparents or guardians are invited to sign up for a morning of catch-and-release fishing and family activities, free. The event will be held at Lake Whetsel in Fort Zumwalt Park, 63366. The park entrance at 1000 Jessup Drive in O’Fallon (63366) is just off Veterans’ Memorial Parkway, about one mile west of Highway K.

Be sure to bring your own bait and tackle to participate. Free activities include worm races, a casting contest and a reel race, courtesy of O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Department. No fishing license is required for ages 15 and under, or 65 and older.

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O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy in Sports Park features great food with music by the Comin’ Up Empty band

With a dozen food trucks scheduled to roll into Sports Park at O’Fallon, Missouri’s next Food Truck Frenzy from 5- 8 p.m.on Friday, June 3, patrons can get their weekend off to an appetizing start. Featuring the Comin’ Up Empty band performing modern rock and current hits. Sports Park is located at 3589 Highway K in O’Fallon (63368). Admission and parking are free. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

The evening’s food truck lineup includes Frankly Artisan Sausage, Mel’s Food Truck, Russo’s Trucktoria, STL BLT, My Big Fat Greek Truck, St. LouisianaQ, Thai Jasmine, Wayno’s International Cuisine, Slice of the Hill, Yo!Salsa and Kona Ice. O’Fallon’s own Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar will sell locally-crafted wine and beer. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)

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O’Fallon to cut the ribbon on Highway N and Sommers Road intersection improvements

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of improvements to the intersection of Highway N and Sommers Road will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

The project, which began last fall and was completed on time earlier this month, includes the addition of turn lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian facilities.

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