More Festivals and Events

Garden Expo & Kite Event

April, Fort Zumwalt Park

Welcome Spring at this fun, friendly event for all ages! Get kite-making and flying tips from the Gateway Kite Club, enjoy shopping for live plants and home and garden décor, and take home a free sapling (while supplies last). 


O’Fallon Founders’ Day

May 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park

Have you ever milked a cow, washed clothes by hand, seen raw wool spun into thread, or walked on stilts? These are just a few of the free 19th Century activities, games and demonstrations for kids and adults at O’Fallon Founders’ Day each May in Fort Zumwalt Park. Admission and parking are free. The event includes live entertainment, music, and festival food and beverages.

Hands-On Activities

  • Soap Carving
  • Corn Husk Dolls
  • Indigo Dyeing
  • Candle Making
  • Cow Milking
  • Cattle Roping
  • Checkers

Learn About

  • Beekeeping
  • O’Fallon History
  • Historical Heald Home

Vendors

  • Sheep-to-Shawl
  • Candle Making (hands on)
  • Rope Making
  • Blacksmith
  • Dulcimer Player

Tree Lighting Ceremony

November, O'Fallon Municipal Centre

Get in the spirit of the holidays at this family-oriented event! Join the Mayor in counting down to the illumination of a huge, decorated tree in the City Hall rotunda. Hear live choral music, visit Santa, play holiday games, make holiday crafts and more. Vendors will sell holiday-themed decorations and gifts. Concessions will be available for a nominal fee. Admission and kids activities are free. 


Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll

December, Fort Zumwalt Park

Stroll through the Celebration of Lights display at your own pace and enjoy fireworks, holiday caroling, pictures with Santa, vendors selling holiday crafts and unique gifts, and festival food and beverages. Admission is $2 for ages 3 and older. Watch for signs to parking and shuttle service. No vehicles or carriage rides will be allowed. Learn more.


Many additional events are hosted throughout the year by O'Fallon Parks and Recreation (Family Fishing Day, Movie in the Park, Alligator's Creek Triathlon) and Renaud Spirit Center (RSC Fitness Festival, RSC 5K, RSC Family Fun Fair & Art Expo). Please visit the Events Calendar or refer to the corresponding website.