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.
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.
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.
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:
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
Sunday, July 3
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