Celebrate America’s birthday with an explosion of fun and music at O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 3, 4, 5, and 6. Admission to the festival grounds at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex is free. Free parking also will be available, with free shuttle service provided on July 4–5.

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Carnival Kickoff, July 3

4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Parade on July 4

9:30 a.m.

Rock 'n' Roll on July 4

Noon – 10 p.m.

The excitement builds on July 4–5, with fireworks spectaculars, free concerts by nationally-recognized musicians, entertaining side shows, carnival rides, entertainment alley activities, crafters and merchandise vendors, and festival food and beverages.

Country Music Night, July 5

4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Family Night, July 6

4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The colorful carnival and midway are the focus on Family Night, July 2. Stroll the midway and play games, eat cotton candy and carnival-style food and beverages and enjoy thrilling carnival rides all night long. Only carnival rides, the midway, and food and beverage vendors will be open tonight.

All vendors accept cash; all rides require tickets or unlimited ride wristbands. Visit the Carnival and Midway page for more ticket and wristband information.

  • How much does it cost to enter the Heritage & Freedom Fest?
    Nothing! It is free to attend.
  • Are the concerts really free?
    Yes! The Heritage & Freedom Fest hosts national entertainment free of charge.
  • What are the hours of the festival?
    On July 3 and July 6, the hours are 4–10 p.m. On July 4, the hours are Noon – 10 p.m, and July 5, the festival grounds are open from 4–11 p.m.
  • Can I bring my pet to the festival?
    No. Per City ordinance: Persons are hereby prohibited from bringing animals of any type, with the exception of Police dogs and seeing eye dogs, into any City park during any City sponsored festival or celebration, such as the Fourth of July or Celebration of Lights unless written permission is received from the Parks Director or Parks Board. This includes any pets on leashes.
  • What do I do if I feel overheated or light-headed?
    Visit our Heat Relief Air-Conditioned Tent located near the festival's upper lot to cool down and get a drink of water. Or visit EMS, also located near the entrance to the upper lot.
  • Do you offer recycling at the festival?
    Yes, recycle containers are located near all trashcans on the festival grounds. Most "trash"- cans, bottles, paper plates, napkins, foil, boxes and cartons - can be placed in these containers. However, please throw food and plastic bags in the trashcan next to the recycle bin, as they're not recyclable.
  • Is there a list of things that cannot be brought on festival grounds?
    Yes. Items not permitted on the festival grounds include: personal fireworks, pets and animals unless they are service animals, glass containers of any kind, bikes, skateboards, skates, hoverboards, scooters and firearms.
  • Can I bring a cooler to the festival?
    Yes. However, no glass containers are allowed and contents are subject to search by the O'Fallon Police Department. Motorized coolers are NOT allowed.
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