MetroLink: Forest Park-DeBaliviere stop

Fireworks! Concerts! Shows! Fair St. Louis is the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration and includes events throughout the month of July. Due to construction on the Riverfront, Fair St. Louis will be in Forest Park this year. Various activities from sporting competitions for the kids to talks from the national park service; food from many local establishments; and air shows featuring antique military planes, skydivers, wing walking, and stunt teams happen throughout the main three-day festival. Each night, there’s also a (free!) concert which in the last two summers have included Third Eye Blind, Nelly, Neon Trees, Heart, Bret Michaels and Counting Crows! All of that is great, but the best part is the fireworks display. If you happen to be here over the summer, you won’t want to miss celebrating the birth of our nation by watching colorful explosions. Dates: July 3-5; Website: fairsaintlouis.org for details.

— Seth H., M1