O'Fallon's 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!

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. Though, some activities may have a nominal fee.

Please note:  Social distancing guidelines will be stated prior to the event, if necessary; festival details are subject to change.

Carnival and Midway

Last year's carnvial was a wild success, and this year's rides will be better than ever. With more than 16 kiddie and adult/teen-only rides, there's something for everyone. Test your skills at fun and challenging games on the Midway, or sample the delicious food: corn dogs, funnel cake, cotton candy, candy apples, popcorn, sno-cones, lemonade, and more.

For carnival rides, you may purchase discounted unlimited ride wristbands in advance June 8 – July 1 for $20 per event day. Upon purchase, you will be provided a voucher with a unique QR code to scan and redeem your Heritage & Freedom Fest unlimited ride wristband(s) at a carnival ticket booth.

Unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased at the festival for $25 each day. Individual ride tickets will also be for sale at the festival for $1.25 per ticket. Most rides require 3-6 tickets.

Discounted unlimited ride wristband
Purchased online June 8 through July 1
$20.00 per event day
Unlimited ride wristband
Purchased onsite
$25.00 per event day
Individual ride tickets
3–6 tickets required per ride
$1.25 per ticket

The carnival and midway are produced by Wade Shows, Inc., a premier carnival company.


Does it cost anything for carnival rides?

While entry to the festival is free, there is a nominal fee for carnival rides. Learn more about carnival ride costs on the Carnival & Midway page.

Can I refund any unused tickets?

No, tickets are purchased through the carnival company; therefore, the City cannot provide refunds.

Can I reuse my unlimited ride wristband?

No, unlimited ride wristbands are only valid for one event day.