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Don't blow off Fair St. Louis


This Fourth of July weekend, St. Louis rises above the floodwaters as Fair St. Louis Live on the Levee becomes "Live off the Levee" and moves from the riverfront to Soldiers Memorial (1315 Chestnut Street). Fairgoers will still find all of the food, kids' activities and live entertainment they've come to expect, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday (July 4 and 5), and the fireworks will still be launched from the river. Don't worry, they're visible from Soldiers Memorial. And as always, the Veiled Prophet Parade kicks the whole thing off at 10 a.m. on Friday. Admission is free, but you'll need money for food and beverages. For more information visit

Meanwhile, over on Laclede's Landing on Friday, all able-bodied citizens are requested to gather at the corner of Lucas Avenue and First Street ( for Kazoofest, an effort to break the record for the world's largest kazoo ensemble. The current record is 2,788 kazooers (kazooists?), so 3,000 players will be necessary to claim the title. Just to be safe, Landing bars intend to distribute 5,000 free kazoos. The attempt will be made at 5:10 p.m. with a rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," but live music from non-kazoo musicians begins at noon.
Fri., July 4, 2008