St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Celebrate the Fourth of July under the Gateway Arch at Fair St. Louis.
It starts on July 4 with the Freedom Four Miler at 7:00 a.m. and the Family Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. The 135th Veiled Prophet Parade starts at 10 a.m. The first of two air shows is at noon, followed by Cultural Stage Performances at 1:00 p.m.
At 2:00 p.m., the music video contest winners will be announced. The second air show is at 3:30 p.m. The music starts at 6 p.m. and Heart will take the stage at 8:00 p.m.
The fireworks will blast off at 9:20 p.m.
The fair will take Thursday off, but be back underway on Friday and Saturday.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will have increased enforcement downtown on July 4, 6 and 7 to accommodate Fair St. Louis attendees.
Officers will patrol in uniform and undercover, in marked and unmarked vehicles, as well as on foot, scooters, and bicycles.
Fair goers should choose parking facilities that have attendants on-duty, park in well lit areas, secure any valuables, and lock windows and doors.
Anyone who sees criminal or suspicious activity is strongly encouraged to alert a nearby officer or call 911.
Attached is a listing of street closures. Traffic delays are expected:
FAIR ST LOUIS - STREET CLOSURES
Tuesday, July 3 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, July 8 at 12 p.m.
• Leonor K. Sullivan from Washington to Poplar
Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, July 8 at 9 a.m.
• Spruce and Walnut from Broadway to northbound Memorial Drive
• Market, Chestnut and Pine from 4th Street to northbound Memorial Drive
Northbound I-44/55 at Memorial beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3 and continuing until
9 a.m. on Sunday, July 8.
Southbound I-55 from the Poplar Street Bridge to Memorial beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,
July 3 and continuing until 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 8.
Eastbound I-70 at Memorial beginning at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4 and continuing until 9
a.m. on Sunday, July 8.
Westbound I-70 at Memorial beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3 and continuing until 9
a.m. on Sunday, July 8.
The Marion exit ramp to Northbound I-55 will close at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3 and remain
close until 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 8.
Parade Route - Saturday, July 6, 2012
At 10 a.m., the parade will begin:
Start on 4th Street at Washington Avenue
Proceed Southbound on 4th Street to Market Street
Proceed Westbound on Market Street to 20th Street
Ends at 20th Street at Market Street
Parade - Interstate Closures
The following Interstates will be closed:
Westbound Interstate 64/40 at 2100 Market Street from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Eastbound Interstate 64/40 at 20th& Chestnut from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.