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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.”


With 15 vendors lined up for O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy on June 13 in Sports Park,

3589 Highway K in O’Fallon (63368), the event will provide a feast of international and American-style cuisine for residents and visitors to purchase. Featuring BigRain performing rock and pop covers of today’s artists, the event will be held from 5- 8 p.m.Admission and parking are free, and kids can play with hula hoops and romp on an inflatable structure. Patrons should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.


This summer, look for games, giveaways and special events at no extra charge at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Alligator’s Creek members can get in free. Daily admission for residents is $3.50 for kids (ages 0-18) and seniors (55+) and $4.50 for adults; for non-residents, it’s $4.50 for children and seniors and $5.50 for adults.

  • Dive-In Movie, Friday, June 12 – Bring the whole family to see Planes: Fire & Rescue (rated PG) on the big screen at Alligator’s Creek. After the pool closes for the day, Alligator’s Creek will reopen as a “dive-in” movie theater from 8:30 – 10 p.m. for a showing of the animated film featuring Dusty, the crop-dusting airplane, in a new role, training to fight fires. To see the movie, show your membership pass or pay daily admission.

The aquatic center will be closed for movie set-up from 8 – 8:30 p.m. The concession stand will be open during the movie with snacks and beverages for sale. A limited number of inner tubes will be available or swimmers can bring their own; floaties must be 30 inches or less in diameter.


In early June, the railroad crossing at Main Street in O'Fallon will temporarily close while repairs are done to the tracks. The closure will last two to four days while railroad crews repair and service the area.
An exact date for closure will be available soon, as will a map detailing detours around the affected area. If you use this street on your daily commute, please make other plans during this time. Thank you for your patience.

Founders' Day was a great way for families to experience what life was like when O'Fallon was first founded. Now, watch all the highlights from Founders' Day 2015.

For the coolest street party of the summer, get tickets for Slide the City – O’Fallon and go slip-sliding away on a 1,000-foot inflatable waterslide. Featuring a padded slip-and-slide the length of three football fields, Slide the City will be set up on Mexico Road at Fort Zumwalt West High School on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26. Food trucks, vendors, music and complimentary parking and shuttle service will make Slide the City – O’Fallon the county’s hottest summer street party.

“This new event is going to be one of the highlights of this summer,” said Tourism and Festivals Manager Marsha Seymour. “It has sold out in other cities, and it will sell out here too! We encourage everyone to sign up for this family-friendly event as soon as possible. To ride the slide, kids must be at least 5 years old and 46 inches tall, but we’ll have a really fun atmosphere with great food and entertainment to make sure that all ages enjoy the fun. And, people will be able to purchase Slide the City merchandise and upgrade their tickets on the day of the event if space is available.”