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The City of O’Fallon has been rated one of the best places in Missouri in which to own a home. A recent study conducted by NerdWallet, a consumer literacy/personal finance website, considered “availability, affordability and growth” in assessing O’Fallon. The organization ranked the City as 5th in the state for homeownership.

This is the second time that the website has lauded O’Fallon. Earlier this year, O’Fallon made NerdWallet’s list of best cities for Missouri job seekers, with employers that include CitiMortgage and MasterCard’s St. Louis Operations Center.


Bring the whole family to see the animated comedy, The Nut Job (rated PG), free, on the big screen outside the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) recreation complex on Thursday, July 24. Free activities for kids will begin at 8 p.m., and the 1-1/2 hour movie will start at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. Watch as Surly the Squirrel, his friends and even his foes go nuts trying to heist enough food to last through the winter. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

Admission is free, but reservations for the “Movie in the Park” must be made in advance. Register for the free tickets online at www.renaudspiritcenter.com (course number 40252) or by calling 636-474-2732. Tickets also can also be reserved in person at the RSC or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366). For more information about the event, please call 636-474-2732.

Billing itself as the “ultimate party band,” Groovethang gets the party started with contemporary dance hits from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Tuesday, July 15, O’Fallon Jammin’ concert in Civic Park. The band also plays tributes to American Top 40s hits from the 1970s and the dance music of the 1970s and ‘80s.

Jammin’ admission and parking are free. The food truck lineup for July 15 features Russo’s Trucktoria, Deli on a Roll and Kona Ice, with concessions by Conley’s Kettle Corn & Cotton Candy. Kids can get face painting, free, and have fun with hula hoops and sidewalk chalk. Free photos will be available in the complimentary photo booth sponsored by Renewal by Andersen.


Thousands of O'Fallon families came out to celebrate America's birthday with an explosion of fun and music at the Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2, 3 and 4! Watch the highlights here.

For an evening of gourmet food and toe-tappin’ music, come to shady Fort Zumwalt Park on Saturday, July 19, for O’Fallon’s monthly Food Truck Frenzy. The event will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. with free admission and parking, and tours of the historic Heald Home at $2 per person. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Fort Zumwalt Park is just off Veteran’s Memorial Parkway at 1000 Jessup Drive in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Entertainment will be provided, free, by George Portz and the Friends of Bluegrass, and 10 food trucks will be selling specialty fare: My Big Fat Greek Truck, Taco Truck STL, Deli on a Roll, Russo’s Trucktoria, the Cheese Shack, Wing “Nutz,” StLouisianaQ, Yo! Salsa, Slice of the Hill, Destination Desserts. Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar of O’Fallon will sell locally-crafted wine and beer.


Build a cardboard-and-duct-tape boat that can hold two people and make a splash by entering the 5th Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center. The race will be held on Sunday, July 20, from 4 – 6 p.m. But you don’t have to win the race to win a prize. Awards will be presented for the “Best-Decorated Boat,” the “Titanic Award” and the “Fastest Boat.” The outdoor pool complex is located at 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

All ages are encouraged to enter the race, including parent-child teams. Be sure to sign up no later than Wednesday, July 16. The entry fee for each two-person crew is $10 for O’Fallon residents and $12 for non-residents. For more information or to register for the race, call 636-272-1626 or 636-474-2732.


For an evening of hits that will make you want to get up and dance, come to Civic Park on Tuesday, July 8, and listen to rhythm and blues, Motown and disco performed by Power Play from 6:30-9 p.m. at O’Fallon’s free Jammin’ Outdoor Concerts.


The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will observe the following schedule on July 1, 2, 3 and 4:

  • No O’Fallon Jammin’ Outdoor Concert will be held on Tuesday, July 1; Jammin’ resumes on July 8
  • Several City facilities will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day: the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), the Parks and Recreation Office, and the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC)
  • Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center in Civic Park will be open Friday, July 4, from noon - 5 p.m.
  • 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; for directions, etc. visit www.heritageandfreedomfest.com. The festival will be open with free admission and parking:
    • Wednesday, 5 -10 p.m. - Family Night, only the carnival and midway will be open
    • Thursday, 5 -11 p.m. - Country Music Night with free concerts by Chris Cagle, JT Hodges, fireworks, sideshows, Kids’ Zone, free admission and parking; purchase food, beverages, carnival rides, merchandise  
    • Friday, noon -10 p.m. - free rock concerts by BoDeans, Survivor, Switchfoot, plus fireworks, etc.
  • On Friday, July 4, at 9:30 a.m., the Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade will get underway from the corner of North Main and Third Streets, 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.
  • Independence Day (Friday’s) trash and recycling collection will move to Saturday; no other changes will be made for the week. For more information call 636-272-0477 weekdays.

Watch this video and find out everything you need to know about the 2014 Heritage & Freedom Fest!

Hear Switchfoot, Survivor, BoDeans, Chris Cagle and JT Hodges live and in concert, free!

For an outstanding celebration of America’s birthday with big-name entertainment, awesome fireworks and the biggest parade in the county, come to 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. Admission, parking, and the July 3-4 concerts, fireworks displays, sideshows and family activities are free.