About Fair Saint Louis Foundation
Since 1981, Fair Saint Louis has delivered on the promise of entertainment, summertime fun and a sense of community. Produced by St. Louisans for St. Louisans and visitors from all over the world, Fair Saint Louis is a free event that brings the region together with live music and entertainment, delicious food and magnificent fireworks for America’s Biggest Birthday Party.
Over the past four decades, Fair Saint Louis has featured chart-topping entertainment such as Elton John, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Sammy Hagar, Keith Sweat, Martina McBride, Jason Derulo and Dan + Shay, as well as beloved hometown artists Nelly, Chingy and Akon. We are proud to provide these gifts of entertainment to our community and give these artists a world-class stage to perform under the tallest monument in the U.S.
The Fair St. Louis Foundation has donated numerous gifts to the St. Louis community over the years, including the lighting of the Eads Bridge, the Mississippi River Overlook and the mile-long Riverfront Promenade. The Foundation also partnered in providing the Grand Staircase, which connects Gateway Arch National Park to the St. Louis Riverfront. In 2020, the Fair St. Louis Foundation set out to make a bigger impact on the St. Louis region with a new community service initiative, Fair Saint Louis Gives Back.