Tuesday, January 22, 2013
St. Charles will evaluate the format of Riverfest before the 2013 event.
St. Charles will offer just one day of fireworks as part of the annual Riverfest events for the next few years. The city council briefly considered extending the fireworks display to two days in 2013, 2014 and 2015, but backed away from that plan due to costs, City Administrator Michael Spurgeon said. At the Feb. 5 meeting, the city council will consider a $140,000 contract with Melrose Pyrotechnics to provide the three fireworks shows. Six shows would have cost the city $210,850 from Melrose Pyrotechnics. Spurgeon said the city's Tourism Department will spend some time reevaluating Riverfest and try to maximize the events and offerings at the times most people attend: shortly after the parade and in the evenings, when live music is …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Watch the St. Charles Patch YouTube Video of the Week which features one video pertaining to the community every week.
St. Charles Patch will be highlighting one video from YouTube every week. It will have something to do with the St. Charles community. This video shows the extraordinary fireworks display at Riverfest this year. To watch the video CLICK the gallery to the right. If you'd like your video highlighted, please email Kalen.Ponche@patch.com.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Two St. Charles County communities lit up the skies on the Fourth of July.
Check out the finales of two of St. Charles County's professional fireworks displays. The Lake Saint Louis fireworks were viewed from the Edgewater building. The Wentzville finale was viewed from the Maggie Malone's parking lot. Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth, and don't forget that you can win a $50 Schiller's Camera gift card just for uploading your own fireworks photos! Just click here for details and directions!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Fireworks will be popping on the Fourth, but where exactly is the best place to watch them?
The Fourth of July means a lot of different things to a lot of people. It's the birthday of the old U S of A, it's a day off work, it's a day to barbecue and, of course, it's a day for fireworks. When the sun goes down, the real show begins. Fireworks and the Fourth are a tradition that goes together like peanut butter and jelly. While firework shows around the area are being called off because of fire concerns, St. Charles County has made it through relatively unscathed. St. Charles, O'Fallon, Wentzville and Lake Saint Louis all have plans to light up the night sky during the Fourth. Growing up, I spent most of my Independence Days visiting my grandparents in Arkansas. My grandpa would grill up some delicious ribs and then we'd hit the…
The U.S. Census Bureau offers a roundup of everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Independence Day 2012.
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. Here are some more interesting numbers regarding the Fourth of July: 2.5 million: In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 313.9 million: The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth. Source: Population clock $3.6 million: In 2011, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($3.3 million) …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Plus, St. Charles County Officials offer seven tips for putting on a firework show at home.
St. Charles County officials this week warned residents about the dangers of neighborhood firework displays. Fireworks are permitted in St. Charles County, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 2 to 5, and in the city of St. Charles between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. July 3 and 4. St. Charles County government issued a press release with tips for staying safe while using fireworks. Check out the above video, produced by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Division, shows some of the problems that can happen when you aren't careful with fireworks. Check out this round up of professional firework shows happening in St. Louis. Share photos from your Fourth of July celebration on Patch. Click here to upload your favorite photo of July 4th fun.
Fireworks display is shot off from a barge in the middle of the Missouri River on the Fourth of July.
As several St. Louis communities cancel firework displays, the show will go on in St. Charles. St. Charles Fire Chief Ernie Rhoads is more concerned about the sustained high temperatures causing heat stroke than fires from fireworks in St. Charles. For more news about events in St. Charles, follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook. Rhoads said across St. Charles County there have been a few brush fires, but heat emergencies are up more than that. He said that the area is not experiencing an extreme draught. The National Weather Service has not issued a "red flag warning" 'We're not Colorado or anything like that," he said. "There's nothing that says crisis mode." The fire department will add more trucks and paramedics on the street on July…
Missouri native David Nail headlines "Country Day" on July 3, while Vertical Horizon rocks it out July 4.
Nationally known musical performers, a parade with two marching bands, spectacular fireworks, marvelous mutts and plenty of carnival rides and food highlight the O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Fest July 2-4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex. The free festival, in its 32nd year, keeps growing and improving, particularly because of the national acts and the fireworks. “We have an absolutely amazing lineup this year, and I think we’re going to have a really great crowd because of it,” said Festival Coordinator Megan Steinmann. “They’re all really great entertainers, and they’re all relevant. A lot of people are really excited that they can come out and see bands that they hear on the radio every day, and they don’t have to pay anything for it…
Friday, June 29, 2012
St. Charles officials are keeping an eye on the heat as other cities consider canceling fireworks on the fourth of July.
St. Charles will host the annual Riverfest Fourth of July celebration in Frontier Park this year, complete with a parade and fireworks. As of Thursday afternoon, the city was still planning to shoot off fireworks at 9:20 p.m. on July 4. Some Missouri communities have opted to cancel the fireworks displays because the high heat and drought increase chance of a fire. Arnold announced on Thursday plans to cancel the fireworks display. Some news organizations have reported that Kirkwood is considering canceling the fireworks show. St. Charles spokeswoman Carol Felzien said the city police and fire officials planned to discuss the matter on Monday. "Nothing has been canceled," she said. "We'll just sort of revisit the subject and see if there…