When: Sun., July 2, 1 p.m., Mon., July 3, 4 p.m. and Tue., July 4, 4 p.m. 2017
Like a mighty red, white and blue phoenix, Fair St. Louis rises once again from the heart of Forest Park (www.fairsaintlouis.org) to thrill the city and celebrate Independence Day. This year's Fair St. Louis takes advantage of the holiday weekend to spread over four days. The 135th VP Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Broadway and Market streets in downtown St. Louis. The Fair proper starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday (July 2 to 4), with family-friendly entertainment in the Purina/Ameren Festival Zone, zip lines and human slingshot rides, a fairway and an interactive zone. Music headliners are Akon (Sunday), 3 Doors Down (Monday) and Jake Owen (Tuesday), with fireworks starting at 9:35 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday and at 10 p.m. sharp Monday. As always, admission to Fair St. Louis is free.
Price: free admission