Celebrate America’s birthday with an explosion of fun and music at O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2, 3 and 4. 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 3–4.
Family Day, July 2
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. To get the most out of the evening, purchase tickets in advance at half-price.
Country Music Night, July 3
Rock ‘n Roll on July 4
Noon – 10 p.m.
The excitement builds on July 3–4, with fireworks spectaculars, free concerts by nationally-recognized musicians, entertaining side shows, free kids’ activities, carnival rides, crafters and merchandise vendors, and festival food and beverages.
How much does it cost to enter the Heritage & Freedom Fest?
Nothing! It is free to attend.
Are the concerts free?
Yes! The Heritage & Freedom Fest hosts national entertainment free of charge.
What are the hours of the festival?
On July 2 the hours are 2–10 p.m. On July 3 the festival grounds are open from 2–11 p.m. On July 4 the hours are Noon – 10 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 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.
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.