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O'Fallon, Missouri, eventa July - September 2016

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06/13/2016

The City of O'Fallon, Missouri, offers events and programs all year long to residents and visitors. Many have free admission, parking and activities. To check for updates throughout the year, visit the City's web calendar, www.ofallon.mo.us/Events-Calendar.

Event: O'Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest 2016
Location: The Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O'Fallon MO 63366
Days: Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Dates: July 2-4
Times:  July 2 (2-10 p.m.), July 3 (2-11 p.m.), July 4 (noon-10 p.m.)
Cost: Free admission, parking and shuttle service, Kids' Zone activities, live entertainment and on July 3-4, headline musicians in concert and fireworks. Pay for carnival rides, games, Knockerball, Krazy Kids Jump, festival food and beverages and vendors' merchandise.
Contact: Events Hotline 636-379-5614
Website: www.heritageandfreedomfest.com for FAQS, parking, entertainment schedules, festival map.

Family Night July 2 - O'Fallon's Heritage & Freedom Fest opens with gravity-defying carnival rides, fun rides for younger kids, a colorful midway , Knockerball and the Krazy Kidz Jump ($5 per session), and free shows by the STRONGMAN, John Beatty.  Festival food, beverages and merchandise will be available. (No fireworks or music tonight.)

On July 3 and 4, the festival focus moves to the headline entertainment and great regional bands performing on the Main Stage presented by OneMain Financial. July 3 is Country Music Night with Love and Theft (9 p.m.), and Chase Bryant (7 p.m.). July 4 is Rock Music Night with KONGOS (8 p.m.) and Sister Hazel (5:45 p.m.). For song samples visit www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.

After the final concert of the evening the Jena "Dusty" Mielke Fireworks Spectacular will light up the sky at 10:15 p.m. on July 3, and 9:30 p.m. on July 4.

Also on July 3 - 4, professional stunt artists with the XPogo Stunt Team will flip through the air on extreme pogo sticks, and STRONGMAN John Beatty will get audience assistance with some of his old-time strongman stunts. Carnival rides, midway games, free Kids' Zone activities and festival food, beverages and merchandise booths will be available both days.

On Independence Day (July 4), the O'Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest Parade will get underway at 9:30 a.m. The parade starts at the corner of Main at Third Street (near City Hall), heading north on Main and then turning east on Tom Ginnever Avenue, ending at T.R. Hughes Boulevard near the festival entrance.

Event: NO O'Fallon Jammin' concert
Date: Tuesday, July 5
Time:  NA
Location: Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  NA
Contact: 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin

There's no concert tonight. Jammin' resumes on Tuesday, July 12.

Event: 33rd Annual KSHE95 Summer Blood Drive
Date and Time: Friday, July 8 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and Saturday, July 9 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Location: Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O'Fallon MO 63368
Contact: RSC Staff at 636-474-2732
Website: www.renaudspiritcenter.com

Roll up your sleeve and make a life-saving donation that will help keep blood supplies available in our community. If you're at least 17, expedite your donation with an appointment - call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-747-5401 or register at www.bloodcenterimpact.org.  Walk-ins also are welcome. Donors will receive a KSHE95 T-shirt while supplies last and an incentive to return to the RSC for a day of fun! Be sure to bring your photo I.D.

To volunteer as a greeter or to assist with the canteen area, contact O'Fallon's Volunteer Services at 379-5417 or volunteer@ofallon.mo.us.  Want more information? Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer.

Event: Tour historic O'Fallon sites
Date: 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, July 10 and 24
Time: Noon - 3 p.m.
Zumwalt's Fort interpretive center and the historic Heald Home
Location: Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Cost: $5 for tour package; kids 10 and under, free
Contact: 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/heald-home
              www.ofallon.mo.us/zumwalts-fort

Tour the only rebuilt War of 1812 settler fort in Missouri and a Victorian-era brick house once topped by a tornado. The self-guided tours provide a glimpse of O'Fallon's 200+ years of history, starting with the days when this area was considered the leading edge of the American frontier.

O'Fallon Historical Society Log Cabin Museum
Location: Civic Park, 205 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost: Free; donations are welcome
Contact: info@ofallonhistory.org
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/log-cabin-museum

See items and photos from O'Fallon's history and chat with the people who know it best. Information about O'Fallon's history is available on the society's website, www.ofallonmohistory.org.

Event: O'Fallon Jammin' concert with Magazine
Date: Tuesday, July 12
Time:  6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  Free admission, parking. Purchase food truck fare and concessions
Contact: For weather updates call 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin

Free! Sit down and listen or get up and dance to Magazine, a Heart tribute band featuring vocalist Kelly Wild (of Trixie Delight). Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating around the bandstand and purchase delicious food from food trucks and vendors. An ADA-accessible playground, restrooms and walking path are located nearby.

Event: O'Fallon Jammin' concert with Gentlemen Bandits
Date: Tuesday, July 19
Time:  6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  Free admission, parking. Purchase food truck fare and concessions
Contact: For weather updates call 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin

Free! Tonight the Gentlemen Bandits will play blues, rock and country soul. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating around the bandstand and purchase delicious food from food trucks and vendors. An ADA-accessible playground, restrooms and walking path are located nearby.

Event: O'Fallon Jammin' concert with Groovethang
Date: Tuesday, July 26
Time:  6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  Free admission, parking. Purchase food truck fare and concessions
Contact: For weather updates call 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin

Free! Enjoy hit songs from the 1970s and ‘80s performed by Groovethang. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating around the bandstand and purchase delicious food from food trucks and vendors. An ADA-accessible playground, restrooms and walking path are located nearby.

Event: O'Fallon Jammin' concert with the O'Fallon Community Concert Band Date: Tuesday, August 2
Time:  6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  Free admission, parking; concessions will be available for purchase
Contact: For weather updates call 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin

Listen to the sound of music from the movies, pops, jazz and Big Band, live. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating around the bandstand. An ADA-accessible playground, restrooms and walking path are located nearby. Concessions will be provided by Sorelle.

Event: Food Truck Frenzy in Fort Zumwalt Park
Date: Friday, August 5
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Location: Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri  63366
Cost: Free admission, parking, activities; purchase gourmet food from a variety of food trucks
Contact: For weather updates call 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/food-truck-frenzy

Purchase delicious food from a gathering of great food trucks and listen to Fanfare play Motown, R&B, pops and disco. For a list of food trucks visit www.ofallon.mo.us/food-truck-frenzy.

Event: O'Fallon Jammin' concert with Memphis Ride
Date: Tuesday, August 9
Time:  6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  Free admission, parking. Purchase food truck fare and concessions
Contact: For weather updates call 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin

Free! Memphis Ride will play tropical rock, country and more. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating around the bandstand and purchase delicious food from food trucks and vendors. An ADA-accessible playground, restrooms and walking path are located nearby.

Event: Free Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event
Date: Saturday, August 13
Time: 8 a.m. - noon
Location: West parking lot at CarShield Field (formerly T.R. Hughes Ballpark), 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Cost: Free
Contact: Environmental Services at 636-272-0477 or ofallonrecycles@ofallon.mo.us
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/electronics-recycling

The drop-off is free except for certain televisions (see the fee chart below) and available to all including schools, churches and businesses. Bring almost any item that has an electrical cord or takes a battery, such as household appliances, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, microwaves, kitchen appliances, computers, computer monitors (including CRTs), printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, scanners, DVDs, cell phones, pagers, fax machines, answering machines, radios, stereos, speakers, VCRs, power tools, lawn and garden equipment (all yard equipment must have gas and oil removed). Please do NOT bring: smoke detectors, glass lamps, light bulbs, VHS tapes or alkaline batteries.

LED/LCD TVs can be dropped off, free. However, a fee will be charged for each cathode ray tube (CRT) television set:

  • $20 per 26-inch or less CRT TV
  • $40 per 27-inch or larger CRT TV
  • $50 per wooden console or true big screen/projection TV

Event: O'FallonTheatreWorks' Auditions
Date: Sunday, August 14
Time: Noon
Location: O'Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main St., O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost: NA
Contact: Darren Granaas at 636-474-8150 or dgranaas@ofallon.mo.us
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/ofallontheatreworks

O'FallonTheatreWorks will hold open auditions for the classic World War II drama, The Diary of Anne Frank. Auditioners should come prepared for cold readings from the script and bring a resume and a photo. Crew members also are needed. Performances will be held November 4 - 6 and 11 - 13.

Event: Tour historic O'Fallon sites
Date: 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, Sunday, August 14 and 28
Time: Noon - 3 p.m.
Zumwalt's Fort interpretive center and the historic Heald Home
Location: Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Cost: $5 tour package; kids 10 and under, free
Contact: 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/heald-home
              www.ofallon.mo.us/zumwalts-fort

Walk through the only rebuilt War of 1812 settler fort in Missouri and a Victorian-era brick house once topped by a tornado. The self-guided tours provide a glimpse of O'Fallon's 200+ years of history, starting with the days when this area was part of the leading edge of the American frontier.

O'Fallon Historical Society Log Cabin Museum
Location: Civic Park, 205 Second Street, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost: Free; donations are welcome
Contact: info@ofallonhistory.org
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/log-cabin-museum

See artifacts and photos from O'Fallon's history and chat with the people who know it best. For photos and information about O'Fallon's history, visit the society's website, www.ofallonmohistory.org.

Event: O'Fallon Jammin' concert with Retro Bogie
Date: Tuesday, August 16
Time:  6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  Free admission, parking. Purchase food truck fare and concessions
Contact: For weather updates call 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin

Free! Retro Bogie will play Motown, disco, pop and rock. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating around the bandstand and purchase delicious food from food trucks and vendors. An ADA-accessible playground, restrooms and walking path are located nearby.

Event: O'Fallon Jammin' concert with My Friend Mike
Date: Tuesday, August 23
Time:  6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  Free admission, parking. Purchase food truck fare and concessions
Contact: For weather updates call 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin

Free! Tonight My Friend Mike will play top ‘40s hits. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating around the bandstand and purchase delicious food from food trucks and vendors. An ADA-accessible playground, restrooms and walking path are located nearby.

Event: Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center open through Labor Day Weekend
Date: Saturday - Monday, September 3 - 5
Time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday; noon - 7 p.m. Sunday; noon - 6 p.m. Monday
Location: Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center (in Civic Park), 403 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Cost:  Daily admission for O'Fallon residents is $4 each for kids and seniors (55+), $5 for adults;
non-resident admission is $6 for kids and seniors and $7 for adults. 
Contact: 636-272-1626
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/alligators-creek-aquatic-center

Swim, dive, work on your tan and let the kids slide the water slides, float the lazy river and splash to their heart's content on the water playground. Concessions are available for purchase.

Event: Labor Day Concert
Date: Monday, September 5
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Civic Park Bandstand in Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost: Free
Contact: Staff at 636-474-2732 or dgranaas@ofallon.mo.us
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/community-bands

Event: Patriot Day Ceremony
Date: Friday, September 9
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: 9/11 Memorial for First Responders, east parking lot outside the O'Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  NA
Contact: Conan Stott at 636-379-5550 or cstott@ofallon.mo.us
 Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/9-11-memorial

Please join in this moving ceremony honoring our first responders and remembering the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Event: Tour historic O'Fallon sites
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month through September
Date: Sunday, September 11 and 25
Time: Noon - 3 p.m.
Zumwalt's Fort interpretive center and the historic Heald Home
Location: Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Cost: $5 tour package; kids 10 and under, free
Contact: 636-379-5614
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/heald-home
    www.ofallon.mo.us/zumwalts-fort

Walk through the only rebuilt War of 1812 settler fort in Missouri and a Victorian-era brick house once topped by a tornado. The self-guided tours provide a glimpse of O'Fallon's 200+ years of history, starting with the days when this area was part of the leading edge of the American frontier.

O'Fallon Historical Society Log Cabin Museum
Location: Civic Park, 205 Second Street, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost: Free; donations are welcome
Contact: info@ofallonhistory.org
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/log-cabin-museum

See artifacts and photos from O'Fallon's history and chat with the people who know it best. For photos and much information about O'Fallon's history, visit the society's website, www.ofallonmohistory.org.

Event: POW MIA Ceremony
Date: Friday, September16
Time: 11 a.m. - noon
Location: Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O'Fallon MO 63366
Cost:  None
Contact: Conan Stott at 636-379-5550 or cstott@ofallon.mo.us  
Website: www.ofallon.mo.us/veterans-commission

This candlelight ceremony is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who remain missing in action or imprisoned on foreign soil, and to the families who are waiting to welcome them home again.

Event: RSC Art & Family Festival, Open House and Movie in the Park
Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: Open house 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 5- 8 p.m. Art & Family Festival; movie at 8 p.m.
Location: Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O'Fallon MO 63368
Cost: Free
Contact: Call RSC staff at 636-474-2732
Website: www.renaudspiritcenter.com

7 a.m. - 7 p.m. come try the Renaud Spirit Center facilities, free! Get a 10% discount if you sign up for a new membership. 
5 - 8 p.m., enjoy free kids' activities, local artists selling their work, giveaways and raffles, followed by a free showing of Hotel Transylvania 2 on a big screen starting at about 8 p.m., free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for outdoor movie seating. Vendors and concessionaires will have food and beverages for sale.

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