Fair St. Louis

Fair St. Louis
5:31 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Fray, Bonnie Raitt, The Band Perry To Headline Fair St. Louis' Foray Into Forest Park

Bonnie Raitt
Provided by Fair St. Louis

Fair St. Louis gave the area “something to talk about” today with an announcement that Bonnie Raitt is among the top acts for this year’s Fair St. Louis. The Fray and The Band Perry round out the list of headliners for this year’s annual Fourth of July festival.

The Band Perry will play Thursday, July 3 at event, which moves to Forest Park this summer because of construction at the Arch Grounds.

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Fair St. Louis
3:04 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Two Tuskegee Airmen To Serve As Fair Saint Louis Honorary Grand Marshals

Grand Marshall Bill Macon on June 28 detailing plans for the 33rd annual Fair Saint Louis.
(Kristi Luther/St. Louis Public Radio)

Next week will mark the 33rd annual Fair Saint Louis, and two surviving Tuskegee Airmen will serve as honorary grand marshals of the 136th VP Parade.

Grand Marshal Bill Macon announced Friday that Lieutenant Colonel George Hardy and Major George Boyd will be a part of the parade, a central event during the fair.

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Mississippi River Flooding / St. Louis
2:36 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Mississippi River flooding in St. Louis expected to stabilize

Looking west from Illinois at downtown St. Louis over a very high Mississippi River on July 1, 2011. The river is not expected to flood any higher this weekend, and should crest at just four feet above flood stage on July 2.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Flooding along the Mississippi River has forced the relocation of parts of this weekend's Fair St. Louis, but - good news - the water isn't expected to get any higher.

The river is expected to crest at 34 feet in St. Louis tomorrow - just four feet above flood stage.

And Army Corps St. Louis district commander Tom O'Hara says that takes into account the water still flowing into the Missouri River from dams in North and South Dakota and Montana.

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Ramp closures / Traffic
3:17 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Eight downtown ramps to close this weekend

(via Flickr/Zahlm)

Some downtown St. Louis interstate exit and entrance ramps will be closed this weekend because of Fair St. Louis.

The following ramps will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday:

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Fair St. Louis 2011
11:18 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Entertainment announced for 2011 Fair St. Louis

Fair St. Louis festivities last year, as viewed from across the river on the Mississippi river overlook.
(via Flickr/destroyphotography)

The self-proclaimed "America's biggest birthday party," Fair St. Louis, announced the lineup of events and entertainers for this summer's event yesterday.

Here's a quick look at the schedule for the three-day celebration on the grounds of the Gateway Arch:

Saturday, July 2

  • 10 a.m. - The 134th Annual Veiled Prophet Parade
  • Musical Performance: Steve Miller Band
  • Air Show
  • Fireworks

Sunday, July 3

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