June 30, 2009 - Payne Family Homes is pleased to honor our great country by listing ways to celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend in St Charles County:
Country artists Craig Morgan and Chris Young and rockers Gavin DeGraw and Sister Hazel will headline the 29th annual Heritage and Freedom Fest. The free event runs from 4-11 p.m. July 3 and noon-11 p.m. July 4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Blvd.
The festival features carnival rides and midway, an area for children’s activities, a parade, petting zoo, pony rides, a business expo, a circus sideshow and two nights of fireworks.
The schedule for Friday includes music by Rough Ryders from 4:30-5:45 p.m. followed by Chris Young from 7-8 p.m. and Craig Morgan from 9-10:15 p.m. The Kent Family Magic Circus will perform an illusion-based variety show at 4:30, 6 and 8 p.m. (times subject to change). The Kids Area – featuring inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, games and more – will be open from 4-9:45 p.m. The day ends with fireworks at 10:15 p.m.
The festivities kick off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a parade. The two-mile route begins at Third and Main streets, proceeds north on Main, turns east on Tom Ginnever Avenue and ends at T.R. Hughes Ballpark. The Kids Area will be open from noon-9:15 p.m. The Kent Family Magic Circus has performances scheduled for 3, 5 and 7:30 p.m. (times subject to change).
Live entertainment on the main stage Saturday includes Trixie Delight from 12:30-3 p.m., Elevation: U2 Tribute from 4-5:15 p.m., Sister Hazel from 6:15-7:30 p.m. and Gavin DeGraw from 8:30-9:45 p.m. Fireworks wrap up the celebration at 9:45 p.m.
For a map, parking directions and more information call 636-379-5614 or visit www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.
Riverfest 2009 runs July 2-4 in Frontier Park on the St. Charles riverfront. The free festival features a parade, carnival, a bluegrass festival, a pole vault competition, two music stages and two nights of fireworks.
The event kicks off Thursday night with a Bluegrass Festival featuring The Barn Burners at 4:30 p.m., the Ill Mo Boys at 6 p.m., The Harman Family at 7:45 p.m. and the Cumberland Gap at 9:30 p.m. Thursday is also Wristband Night – for $15 visitors can have unlimited carnival rides from 4-11 p.m.
Friday’s entertainment includes performances by Jakes Leg at noon, Cornet Chop Suey at 3 p.m., Marcel Strong and the Apostles at 4:30 p.m., Serapis at 6 p.m., Wanda Watson Band at 7:30 p.m. and Folk N’ BluesGrass at 9:50 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:20 p.m. that will be set to music that can be heard on KCLC 89.1 FM.
Saturday’s action begins with a parade at 10 a.m. The route begins at Blanchette Park, turns left on Randolph, right on Kingshighway, left on Clark and right on Main Street.
Pole Vault Explosion, a U.S. Track and Field sanctioned event, will feature top vaulters competing throughout the day on Saturday. Elite vaulters will compete in the early evening. For more information visit www.polevaultexplosion.com.
The entertainment schedule for Saturday includes the national anthem at noon followed by the Patt Holt Singers at 12:30, Rogers, Neinhaus and Crawford at 4 p.m., the St. Charles Municipal Band at 5:45 p.m., the A Band at 6:30 p.m., Hillbilly Authority at 7:45 p.m. and Lucky Dan and Naked Mike at 9:50 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:20 p.m. that will be set to music that can be heard on KCLC 89.1 FM.
For more information visit www.stcharlesriverfest.com.