GENERAL FAQ

  • WHAT ARE THE FAIR SAINT LOUIS 2021 EVENTS

    Get ready for the 40th Fair Saint Louis, presented by Enterprise, and join us in celebrating the St. Louis region and Independence Day with these special events:

    • Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by Edward Jones: A world-class fireworks show over the Mississippi River and framed by the Gateway Arch, happening Sunday, July 4 at approximately 9:40 p.m. This will be the biggest fireworks show Fair Saint Louis has ever produced – you won’t want to miss it!
    • An exciting new Fair Saint Louis initiative happening this July – more details on this will be announced soon!
  • WILL THERE BE CONCERTS UNDER THE ARCH IN 2021?

    Music is and will always be the heart of Fair Saint Louis. We have worked alongside the City of St. Louis over the past year in monitoring the pandemic and government restrictions. Traditional fair activities, including live concerts under the Gateway Arch and food and drink vendors, will return in 2022.

    Performances by local and regional musicians will be part of our yet-to-be-announced, new initiative happening this July – we are excited to share more details with you very soon!

  • ARE FIREWORKS HAPPENING THIS YEAR?

    Yes! We are so excited to bring the magic of Fair Saint Louis fireworks back to the St. Louis Riverfront in 2021 with the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by Edward Jones.

    This breathtaking world-class fireworks show will over the Mississippi River and framed by the Gateway Arch will take place Sunday, July 4 at approximately 9:40 p.m. It will be the biggest fireworks show Fair Saint Louis has ever produced, providing a uniquely St. Louis experience that has been an annual summer tradition for our region for 40 years.

  • IS AMERICA'S BIGGEST BIRTHDAY PARADE HAPPENING THIS YEAR?

    Yes! America’s Biggest Birthday Parade will march through the streets of downtown St. Louis on Saturday, July 3 starting at 10 a.m. The parade team has been hard at work to ensure America’s Birthday Parade is safe for participants and paradegoers. Please visit americasbirthdayparade.com for all the details on this year’s parade.

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

  • WHEN ARE THE FIREWORKS?

    In celebration of Fair Saint Louis’ 40th anniversary and in recognition of the St. Louis region’s collaborative efforts to overcome the global pandemic, Fair Saint Louis will put on the biggest fireworks show it has ever produced this Fourth of July!

    The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by Edward Jones, will take place Sunday, July 4, 2021, starting at approximately 9:40 p.m.

  • WHERE CAN I WATCH THE FIREWORKS?

    Starting at 9:40 p.m., the fireworks will stream live at KMOV.com and on the KMOV app. The final minutes of the show will also be broadcast live on KMOV Channel 4 at 10 p.m.

    The score will feature patriotic music and current hits, and will broadcast live on iHeart Radio’s local stations 93.7 The Bull, 103.3 KLOU and Z107.7.

    Fair Saint Louis hopes spectators will enjoy the fireworks show wherever they can safely view it, including by streaming live at home with their families or by watching from downtown restaurants and hotels in support of local businesses. Those who intend to watch the fireworks show outdoors should follow current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and, if they have not been vaccinated, wear a mask if they cannot maintain a distance of six feet between themselves and others.

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR?

    The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will feature 3,000 shells launched from three barges positioned on the Mississippi River. Spectators will enjoy breathtaking effects such as star blaster, double rings, Niagara Falls scenes and much more. The score will feature patriotic music and current hits, and will broadcast live on iHeart Radio’s local stations 93.7 The Bull, 103.3 KLOU and Z107.7.

    Fair Saint Louis is honored to have City of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and her son, Aden, “push the button” to launch the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.

  • WHAT HAPPENS IF RAIN IS FORECASTED

    The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular rain date, if necessary, is Saturday, July 3 at approximately 9:40 p.m.