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O’Fallon cancels Heritage and Freedom Fest

The city of O’Fallon announced on April 23 that it would cancel its annual Heritage and Freedom Fest set for July 2-4.

The city cited continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and a desire to protect the health and safety of residents, volunteers and vendors.

“Although staff has done everything in their power to plan this year’s event, we are at a point in the planning process where there are simply too many questions and not enough answers about where we will be come July,” Mayor Bill Hennessy said.

According to the mayor, the city is working to develop an alternative event for later this year.

“Our hope is that we’ll be able to have a special event sometime this fall that will give our residents an opportunity to come together and enjoy much of what they love about the Heritage and Freedom Fest,” Hennessy said. “There are a lot of variables to work through, and it obviously all depends on what we can safely do, but I hope that as we move into summer, we will be able to announce what could be Heritage and Freedom Fest 2.0 in fall 2020!”

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