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.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Entertainment

What times are bands performing on the Main Stage?

A complete schedule of entertainment can be found here.

Are the concerts free?

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

How can I get my band to perform at Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0?

To be considered as an entertainer for the festival, please mail a demo/press kit to: Heritage & Freedom Fest, 100 North Main Street, O'Fallon, MO 63366. Electronic versions can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Fireworks

Will there be fireworks at Heritage & Freedom Fest 2.0?

Yes, there will be a fireworks display after Main Stage music ends. The display will begin at approximately 10:30 p.m.

How close can I be to the fireworks?

Viewers must remain at least 600 feet from the point of launch. Please follow the direction of the O'Fallon Police, staff and volunteers. Do not trespass onto closed areas or roads.

Can I watch the display from Westhoff Park?

The best place to view the display is from the festival grounds; however, Westhoff Park will be accessible approximately 30 minutes before the fireworks display. For safety reasons, viewers at Westhoff Park must stay away from the clearly marked fireworks perimeter.


General

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.


Media/Press

Who do I contact regarding a news story?

Please contact Tom Drabelle, City of O'Fallon Communications Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 636-379-5508.


Parking

Where do I park?

Premium parking ($10) is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the CarShield Field west parking lot.

Free, general parking is available at Fort Zumwalt North High School and Christian High School (both on Tom Ginnever Ave.)

Accessible (ADA) parking is available only at Westhoff Park. Free shuttles will transport patrons to the festival entrance.

What is Premium Parking?

Get to (and leave) the festival faster! Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, premium parking at the CarShield Field west parking lot is $10 per vehicle. If you leave the lot, then wish to re-enter, you must pay again.

Will there be transportation from the General Parking lots?

Yes. Free air-conditioned buses will operate from Fort Zumwalt North and Christian high schools, dropping patrons off on T.R. Hughes Boulevard near the festival entrance.


Sponsorships

What does my contribution go towards?

Your contribution will assist with providing free quality services, activities and entertainment for Heritage & Freedom Fest.

Who do I contact to contribute?

To become Heritage & Freedom Fest sponsor, contact Erin Leu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 636-379-5574.