The City of O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0 event that had been scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2020, has been officially cancelled after headline rock band Styx announced the cancellation of all remaining 2020 tour dates through September.

“We are disappointed to have to cancel Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy. “But with our headline performer Styx cancelling their tour and the continuing growth of COVID-19 cases in the region, we feel this is the right thing to do.

“I am grateful to our staff and Councilmembers for all of their hard work over the past few months to try and find a way to safely hold the event during this pandemic. Unfortunately, the virus is still a significant health risk in our community. Our team will turn our attention to 2021 with the hopes of making next year’s event the best one ever.”


Our annual Independence Day celebration had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. But, let’s come together as a community to celebrate America this Labor Day Weekend with Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0 on Sunday, September 6th!

O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0 at Ozzie Smith Sports Complex
Sunday, September 6
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Featuring a full day of free concerts, highlighted by rock legends STYX and rising country star DYLAN SCOTT, this unique music and family festival offers a chance to join with your neighbors and celebrate our Nation! With fun family-friendly activities, great food and a fantastic fireworks display, Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0 will make this year’s Labor Day weekend one to remember! Admission, concerts and parking are free. Some activities have an additional charge.

How much does it cost to enter the Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0?

Nothing! It is free to attend.

Are the concerts really free?

Yes! The Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0 hosts national entertainment free of charge.

What are the hours of the festival?

The operating hours for this special one-day festival on September 6 are 11 a.m. – 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 Director of Parks or Board. This includes any pets on leashes.  (R.O. 2007 -210.120; Ord. No. 1929-2-3, 6-6-91)

What do I do if I feel overheated or light-headed?

Visit our Heat Relief Air-Conditioned Tent located near the festival entrance to cool down and get a drink of water. Or visit EMS, also located near the festival entrance. Please note, a mask is required to enter enclosed areas like the Heat Relief Tent.

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, 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.