Downtown 4th of July events including Fair Saint Louis canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Fireworks illuminate the Gateway Arch during the last night of Fair St. Louis in St. Louis on July 7, 2018.
Photo credit Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – This year's Fair Saint Louis and America’s Birthday Parade have been canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns.

Event officials made the announcement Friday morning. The annual events were scheduled to take place July 2, 3 & 4, 2020, in downtown St. Louis.

The decision to cancel the free events was made by the Fair St. Louis Foundation and America’s Birthday Parade boards, the City of St. Louis, and the National Park Service, in coordination with key sponsors and stakeholders.

“While we are saddened to cancel two of our region’s most popular and free Fourth of July celebrations, the safety of our community is of utmost importance to us,” said David Estes, Chairman, Fair Saint Louis. “Fair Saint Louis and America’s Birthday Parade embody the prideful spirit of our city, and over the past few weeks, we’ve seen that spirit shine so brightly within our community as we face this unthinkable challenge together.”

This year would have marked the 40th Fair Saint Louis and the 138th America’s Birthday Parade. 

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