Riverfest 2006
Frontier Park -
St. Charles, MO
Dates: 7/2 - 7/4/2006
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
A proud tradition continues as we celebrate our nation's birthday along
the banks of the Missouri River.  Held in picturesque Frontier Park, the
Saint Charles Riverfest includes a host of enjoyable family activities.   

This Independence Day celebration includes a spectacular fireworks
display, food & beverage booths, beer garden, live music at various
stages, a parade, carnival rides, and other vendor booths.  
XTREME STRONGMAN - This year we are extremely X-cited to announce that St.
Charles, MO has been chosen to host XTREME STRONGMAN.  July 3rd and 4th
from 5-7pm in Frontier Park, some of the most XTREME athletes from around the
world will be competing for their share of $22,500 in prize money!

Some of the athletes include Svend “The Viking” Karlsen from Norway, Canada’s
Strongest Man Hugo Girard, World’s Strongest Man Runner-up Jesse Marunde,
one of America’s favorite’s Phil “The Fireman” Pfister, and veterans of the sport
Mark Philippi and Karl Gillingham.
POLE VAULT EXPLOSTION - St. Charles is proud to host one of the largest pole
vault competitions in America with Pole Vault Explosion 2006.  High school &
collegiate vaulters from across the nation, and professional pole-vaulters
including 2000 & 2004 Olympian Kellie Suttle will be jumping for your
entertainment.   Join us for several fun-filled days of celebration!  We look forward
to seeing you and your family at the Saint Charles Riverfest!
Saint Charles offers the best of the present and past, big-city amenities with
small-town charm and exciting daytime and nightlife options wrapped up in a
historic location. Major national arteries lead straight to Saint Charles, located
directly off Missouri's I-70 East-West highway and only 15 minutes from
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Because we're a smaller city, our
accommodations and casual-style restaurants are more affordably-priced and
geared toward family travelers. It's easy and fast to find your way around our
friendly town.  More than 1 million visitors do each year!
When you visit the beautiful Saint Charles region, you'll find surprises at every street corner, down each country road and off its
major highways. Saint Charles is known for its historic architecture, specialty stores and antiques, lovely parks, and various
sports and recreation complexes. At night, enjoy its restaurants, the cinema, performances at local dinner theatres, a riverfront
stroll or gambling in the riverboat casino. During the summer, see well-known rock, country and jazz stars at UMB Bank
Pavilion, one of America's premier amphitheaters. Or travel a short distance to the rolling hills of the wine country road, the
Missouri Weinstrasse, where you'll discover tranquil towns, an array of award-winning wines, special banquet menus,
vineyard and cellar tours, and lodging and meeting places.

Just 25 minutes away is downtown St. Louis, the Arch, Riverfront and historic Laclede's Landing. At Forest Park, the site of the
1904 World's Fair, discover the world-renowned St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center, and newly-expanded
History Museum. Cheer at the Edwards Jones Dome for Rams football or Busch Stadium for Cardinals baseball. Stroll the
classic grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Visit unique neighborhoods: Soulard's historic farmers' market, the Central
West End's boutiques/antiques and the funky, fun Delmar Loop.