Fourth of July http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Expect Higher Gas Prices Over Independence Day Weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/expect-higher-gas-prices-over-independence-day-weekend <p>If you are traveling the highways over the July 4th holiday weekend, prepare to pay more at the pump. Prices will be higher than last year, mainly due to uncertainty in the Middle East.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:20:39 +0000 Wayne Pratt 37718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Expect Higher Gas Prices Over Independence Day Weekend Where Are The Fireworks? We Map Options For Viewing On Independence Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/where-are-fireworks-we-map-options-viewing-independence-day <p>For many, fireworks are a staple part of celebrating the Fourth of July. If watching the night sky light up is part of your holiday tradition, you’re in luck: the St. Louis area hosts several public events.</p><p>Tasmyn Front has been living in St. Louis for 12 years. She says that fireworks aren’t the only attraction to consider when deciding on a venue.</p><p>“There’s a lot of waiting before the show starts,” said Front. “Ultimately it's only 20 minutes so you want it to be worth the wait.”</p><p>Music, food and activities for the kids are standard at most venues.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:46:37 +0000 Parth Shah 37567 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Where Are The Fireworks? We Map Options For Viewing On Independence Day Fair St. Louis Organizers Tout Plan For New Venue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fair-st-louis-organizers-tout-plan-new-venue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Final plans for Fair St. Louis are taking shape as the event moves to Forest Park this weekend for the first time in its 34-year history.</span></p><p>The park has been a busy scene this week as work crews prepare stages, concession stands, canopy tents, and generators for the event that organizers expect to draw 35,000 to 50,000 visitors each day. The weekend’s July Fourth celebrations will include a parade, 20 free concerts, nightly fireworks displays and other entertainment.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:10:44 +0000 Joseph Leahy 37638 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fair St. Louis Organizers Tout Plan For New Venue Fireworks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fireworks <div class="card-text"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Photo taken by "MJ_07" on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mj_07/9216797589/in/pool-kwmu">Flickr.com</a>.</p><p>Join the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/kwmu/">St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group</a> to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week on our website and Facebook page we feature one outstanding photo from the group.</p></div></div></div></div><p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:53:40 +0000 Madalyn Painter 28058 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fireworks St. Louis Welcomes New Citizens On Eve Of July 4th http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-welcomes-new-citizens-eve-july-4th <p>Just one day before the Fourth of July, St. Louis welcomed more than 50 new United States citizens.</p><p>The group took the oath of citizenship during an annual naturalization ceremony in the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>The immigrants came from 26 countries, including Vietnam, Nigeria, Nepal, Albania and Germany.</p><p>Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri’s Second District was the guest speaker at the ceremony, which she said was her first.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:52:35 +0000 Kristi Luther 27936 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Welcomes New Citizens On Eve Of July 4th Without fireworks on the 4th of July? We've got you covered http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/without-fireworks-4th-july-weve-got-you-covered <p>St. Louis&#39; annual Independence Day celebration is still on,&nbsp;<a href="http://fairsaintlouis.org/">Fair Saint Louis</a>,&nbsp;but we know numerous municipalities in our area are postponing their festivities, or canceling them altogether, due to the hot and dry weather conditions.</p><p>If you won&#39;t be at Fair Saint Louis, or are in one of the communities where fireworks are a no-go this year, we&#39;ve got you covered.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:25:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud 4049 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Without fireworks on the 4th of July? We've got you covered Entertainment announced for 2011 Fair St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/entertainment-announced-2011-fair-st-louis <p>The self-proclaimed &quot;America&#39;s biggest birthday party,&quot; <a href="http://www.celebratestlouis.org/#info">Fair St. Louis</a>, announced the lineup of events and entertainers for this summer&#39;s event yesterday.</p><p>Here&#39;s a quick look at the schedule for the three-day celebration on the grounds of the Gateway Arch:</p><p><strong>Saturday, July 2</strong></p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:18:11 +0000 Kelsey Proud 695 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Entertainment announced for 2011 Fair St. Louis