Summer is a glorious time in St. Louis and Fourth of July is a good midpoint in the season before things get too toasty. America’s birthday is signified by the weekend long Fair St. Louis, complete with a huge parade downtown, free concerts every night, and many other activities. 4th of July can also be a good time to get out of the city and go on a float trip, camp, or head to the Lake of the Ozarks. Many surrounding communities mark the holiday with various festivals and events. Trust me, you won’t have trouble finding fireworks, free events, and plenty of sun and fun for July 4th!