America's biggest birthday party is going home.
After four years of record-setting crowds in Forest Park, Fair St. Louis will return to the Arch in 2018. The Independence Day celebration will serve as a grand opening of sorts for the new $380 million CityArchRiver project.Those renovations to the Arch grounds were what caused Fair St. Louis to move in the first place. The party had previously been held in the shadow of the Arch since 1981, back when it was still called the V.P. Fair.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.