Everything you need to know about the big show at city hall, including road closings and entertainment.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Dec. 29 fireworks spectacular in Downtown Kirkwood will be preceded by performances from a Chinese dance troupe and Project 324.
The 2012 Community Winter Fireworks Festival is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Dec 29 in Downtown Kirkwood. The musical group Project 324 will perform at 5 p.m. at Station Plaza. At 6 p.m. the colorful Shaolin Lohan Pai Lion Dance Troupe will make an appearance as a large Chinese dragon accompanied by a group of Chinese drummers, meandering from Argonne Dr. to Station Plaza. Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell will make brief remarks and KHS student Lilly Karrer will sing the Star Spangled Banner prior to the fireworks, which will begin at 6:30 pm. The display will be launched from the parking lot at Kirkwood City Hall, located at 139 S. Kirkwood Road. “Snow date” is Sunday, Dec 30 at the same time and place. For cancellation information, …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Kirkwood City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. Here's a look at what's on the Council's agenda.
Plans for a winter fireworks display in Downtown Kirkwood look to move forward tonight as the Kirkwood City Council will vote on whether to approve a bill that appropriates Parks and Recreation reserve funds for the Dec. 29 show. The council will take its first vote on a bill that authorizes Mayor Art McDonnell to enter into a $7,000 contract with J&M Displays for the company to provide the 2012 New Year’s Fireworks Display. Fireworks will be launched from Kirkwood City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29 following entertainment beginning at 6 p.m., according to the Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District. The display is being held as a way to deliver fireworks festivities to Kirkwood residents after the July 4th Freedom Festival had to be …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
A drought canceled the July 4 Freedom Festival, but residents will get their fill of fireworks fun before the year is out thanks to the Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District.
The following article was submitted by the City of Kirkwood. As a result of the safety measures made necessary due to the drought this summer, the Kirkwood Community Freedom Festival, one of the area’s most popular July 4th traditions, had to be canceled. In its place, the Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District’s (SBD) New Year’s holiday fun will be expanded to include the first-ever Community Winter Fireworks Festival. This family-oriented event will be held on Dec. 29. Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 6:30 p.m. The rain or “ice” date will be Sunday, Dec. 30. The fireworks will be launched from the parking lot at Kirkwood City Hall. During the fireworks display, a portion of Kirkwood Road and …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Here's our rundown on some of the events and fireworks displays still happening.
Kirkwood's Independence Day activities were canceled because of the miserably hot weather. But if you're still looking for something in the area, here's our rundown on what's still happening in the St. Louis area. Fair Saint Louis When: noon–10 p.m. July 4, 4-10 p.m. July 6 and noon to 10 p.m. July 7 Where: Gateway Arch grounds Parade: 10 a.m. July 4 at the corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue Entertainment: Heart at 8 p.m. on July 4, Third Eye Blind at 8 p.m. on July 6 and Dierks Bentley at 8 p.m. on July 7 Fireworks: 9:20 p.m. July, 4, 6 and 7 Activities: Air shows, live music from local and other bands, children’s entertainment, concessions O’Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest When: 5 p.m.–10 p.m. July 2, 5 p.m.–11 p.m. July 3, 9:…
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The city will make a final decision about whether or not to hold its annual July 4th fireworks display July 3 or 4.
Kirkwood officials are keeping a close eye on the weather. Right now the city is planning to hold its annual July 4th fireworks display in Kirkwood Park but that could change depending on the severity and persistence of drought conditions in the St. Louis area. The City of Kirkwood said the following today in its weekly newsletter to residents: As of Friday morning, we are cautiously hopeful that the City's annual Fireworks display will be held next Wednesday, July 4, in Kirkwood Park (details below). If that changes, we will post it on the City's Website, on the home page, at www.kirkwoodmo.org. Please check the Website rather than calling the City. Thank you! The city will notify media outlets about the final decision of whether or not …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Let us know if we missed one of your favorite spots to buy fireworks.
Here's a look at where the stands are located. Not sure where it's OK to set off fireworks? Check out this article about appropriate fireworks use in eastern Missouri.
Monday, June 27, 2011
The use of fireworks is against the law in St. Louis County, but it is permitted in Franklin, Jefferson and St. Charles counties.
If you live in Webster Groves, Rock Hill or Warson Woods and were planning to hold your own fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July, you may want to think twice. That’s because the sale, use and possession of fireworks in St. Louis County is illegal. “The ban also includes all 91 municipalities included within the county,” said Mac Scott, a county spokesperson. “Violation of the law could cost between $50 and $1,000. The fee is at the discretion of the judge.” In Webster Groves, for instance, a person who is found guilty of using fireworks could face up to a $500 fine or spend up to 90 days in jail, or both, according to city code. Rick Eckhard, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, said his office steps up …