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.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Everything you need to know to celebrate July 4th in St. Charles.
For more news about events in St. Charles, follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook. Riverfest 2012 Firework Safety St. Louis Area Fourth of July Events Share Photos on Patch
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.
Larger-than-average crowds are expected.
St. Charles is anticipating larger-than-normal crowds for its fireworks display which will cap off the day-long Riverfest events July 4. St. Charles Police have establishd traffic routes to help assist with traffic flow. People parked north of Jefferson Street, including in the City garage, will be routed to Clark Street which will take them to North Second Street and North Fifth Street, from which they can go north to 370. Southbound traffic will not be allowed on Second Street or Fifth Street north of Jefferson Street. Alternatively, people parked north of Jefferson Street can take Kingshighway north to 370 or south to First Capitol where they can get on Interstate 70. People parked south of Jefferson Street will be routed to First …
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…
Children's area will feature games, puppet shows and interactive art.
St. Charles will celebrate July 4 with a day-long Riverfest celebration that includes parades, live music, festival food and fireworks. This is the second year that the city will keep the event to one day. Budget cuts forced the city to trim back the length of the event last year. The year, the parade will start at 10 a.m. in Blanchette Park. Floats and participants will head down Randolph to Kingshighway, then turn left on Clark and right on Main Street. Mayor Sally Faith will announce winners of the parade around noon and will offer a welcome. The children's area, food, drink and vendor booths open at noon. This year, Main Street Church and Jakes on Main will help put on family-friendly games from noon to 5 p.m. The children's area …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Several St. Louis Area fourth of July events, fireworks displays were canceled or postponed.
Still working out your Independence Day plans? With a vast array of fireworks displays, parades, live music, fairs and festivals, there's no shortage of activities in the St. Louis area. Patch will be at the JB Blast all night and at Webster Groves Community Days from 5 p.m. on. Come say hi! Here are the largest Independence Day events west of the Mississippi. Fair Saint Louis When: noon–10 p.m. July 4, 4-10 p.m. July 6 and noon to 10 p.m. July 7 Where: Gateway Arch grounds Parade: 10 a.m. July 4 at the corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue Entertainment: Heart at 8 p.m. on July 4, Third Eye Blind at 8 p.m. on July 6 and Dierks Bentley at 8 p.m. on July 7 Fireworks: 9:20 p.m. July, 4, 6 and 7 Activities: Air shows, live music from …
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…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Send photos via mail or email to tourism department.
St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau is collecting photos of military men and women from St. Charles for a display which will be shown during the annual Riverfest celebration. Staff members plan to salute local military men and women with the photo display at the Katy Depot which is being organized with the help of Main Street Church. Send photos via email to Karen Godfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at 230 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. The submission deadline is June 13. Photos will be on display during the Riverfest celebration on Wed., July 4.