After four years in Forest Park, Fair St. Louis, the city’s celebration of Independence Day, is returning to the Gateway Arch grounds in 2018 and will mark the grounds’ grand opening.
The Arch grounds were the original home of the fair, since 1981. Fair St. Louis 2018 will coincide with the completion of the CityArchRiver project, a $380 million renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds and surrounding areas.
The fair will take place July 4, 6 and 7.
“We knew the community made this project possible, and they deserved a huge celebration to mark the grand opening of the new Arch experience,” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, chairman of Gateway Arch Park Foundation, in a release. “The return of Fair St. Louis to the Gateway Arch park is the perfect way to bring St. Louisans and visitors to the park to discover all of the improvements.”
Organizers say the event drew approximately 250,000 people to Forest Park the year it moved — more than any event there in more than a century.
Reblogged from STLToday