Fair Saint Louis continues this weekend


The first visitors of the remodeled Gateway Arch Museum walk through the entrance. Photo by Tom Nagel, courtesy of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation.

Fair Saint Louis continues today — Friday, July 6 — and Saturday, July 7, with festivities for “America’s Biggest Birthday Party” to celebrate the 4th of July. The event returns to its traditional home on the Gateway Arch National Park grounds after four years in Forest Park during the Arch grounds construction project. The redesigned Gateway Arch Museum opened to the public Tuesday. 

Global multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo and country music superstar Martina McBride are set to close the next two unforgettable nights.

The lineup of performers on the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Stage also includes pop music standout Andy Grammer, the soulful Amelia Eisenhauer, St. Louis favorite Dirty Muggs and country crooners Cam, Raelynn and Danielle Bradbery. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the fair’s presenting partner this year. 

“We are so ecstatic to renew our partnership with the National Park Service and bring Fair Saint Louis back to its original home: the Gateway Arch,” said Jason Boldt, general chairman of Fair Saint Louis 2018, in a news release.

“July 4 is a true celebration of St. Louis and the grand opening of the Museum at the Gateway Arch with a performance by the always-stellar St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the return of the Boeing Air Show. As always, our talented lineup of entertainers, including chart-toppers Jason Derulo, Martina McBride and Andy Grammer, as well as fireworks over the Mississippi riverfront are sure to make this year’s celebration one of the most memorable Fairs ever,” Boldt said.

Popular family-friendly Fair Saint Louis events and attractions such as Salute to the Troops, The Fairway, Purina/Ameren Festival Zone and the Interactive Zone will all return for the 2018 Fair. Fireworks presented by Edward Jones will cap off each night.

America’s Birthday Parade (formerly the VP Parade) kicked off the fair on Wednesday, July 4 in downtown.

Friday, July 6

·       4 p.m.: Fair Saint Louis opens at Gateway Arch National Park

·       4:45 p.m.: Performance by Dirty Muggs

·       6:30 p.m.: Performance by Andy Grammer

·       8:15 p.m.: Performance by Jason Derulo

·       9:35 p.m. Fireworks presented by Edward Jones


Saturday, July 7

·       Noon: Fair Saint Louis opens at Gateway Arch National Park

·       1:15 p.m.: Performance by Fire for Effect of the Missouri Air National Guard

·       2:45 p.m.: Performance by Danielle Bradbery

·       4:15 p.m.: Performance by Raelynn Bradbery

·       5:30 p.m.: Salute to the Troops ceremony

·       6:15 p.m.: Performance by Cam Bradbery

·       8 p.m.: Performance by Martina McBride

·       9:30 p.m.: Fireworks presented by Edward Jones