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 …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Freedom Festival will not be rescheduled.
The following article was submitted by the City of Kirkwood. The City of Kirkwood regrets to announce that due to the hazardous drought conditions and the elevated risk of fire, this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks display in Kirkwood Park has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. The entire event, including the musical concert and program, has been canceled for this year. RELATED STORIES
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 …