KSDK - Tens of thousands of people are also celebrating July 4th in surrounding areas. Huge celebrations are taking place in O'Fallon, Webster Groves and Alton.

Residents at each location say they've either watched fireworks in these particular areas for years or they want to stay clear of some of the crowds in the city of St. Louis.

We visited the various celebrations today to see what each one had to offer. Every festival was packed with area residents.

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