Residents took the long weekend to celebrate Independence Day in St. Charles.
Due to budget cuts, the carnival was one of the few activities held on Friday through Sunday.
The carnival also was moved from it's usual location in Frontier Park to Riverside Drive. City officials were concerned about flooding at the park, so they closed off South Riverside Drive for the carnival booths and rides.
The events also featured fireworks and live music.
This year’s first place parade float winners:
- Most Patriotic Float: Commemorative Airforce
- Best Musical Float: The St. Charles Municipal Band
- Best in Show: My Handywork Interactive Art Studio
Tango Argentina also won the award for the most patriotic booth.