Sunday, September 16, 2012
SELECT YOUR SPECIAL SHOT: The annual Eureka Days fireworks were longer this year, due to applying the funding typically used for Fourth of July fireworks once this summer's dry conditions made it too risky to set off.
Among this year's Eureka Days fireworks in Lions Park were a variety of colors and bursts. Some look like sea urchins; others like dandelions. What do you see in them? In the comments' section of this article, please signal your favorite shots by sharing the numbered photo that matches your choice. (Each photo has a unique number in each caption.)
Friday, July 13, 2012
Fourth of July activities postponed from July 1 due to unusually dry weather conditions are still planned to go in nearby Pacific on July 14. Tributes to soldiers is the theme; fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
Eureka and Wildwood residents who would like to take in patriotic activities and fireworks can head to Pacific's Main City Park, 700 Congress Street, on Saturday. Activities include, according to Pacific's website: From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children’s Activities includes pony rides, bounce house, face painting and animal balloons, Creative Critter’s Sand Art Booth and glow in the dark items, including free wash-off tattoos. From 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Walking Parade around the center loop of the park on the track. Uncle Sam on stilts will be in the parade passing out American Flags. Everyone is welcome to walk in the parade. From 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Women’s American Legion Post 320 will do a Tribute to fallen soldiers that have given the ultimate …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Due to extreme fire risk, Eureka’s Fourth of July fireworks display has been canceled. All other July 4th events in Eureka will be held has scheduled. Monarch Fire Protection District also notified cities, such as Ellisville and Chesterfield, fireworks wi
Eureka firefighters, emergency responders, city officials and Six Flags St. Louis managers met today and again discussed weather conditions. They decided the risk is too great, and have had to cancel all the actual scheduled fireworks. A free family event still be held at Lions Park in Eureka on July 4, starting at 7 p.m. It will be dedicated to military veterans throughout the community. Activities will include free children’s games, a classic car show, vintage baseball exhibition and live music by Hollywood 5. The West St. Louis County Lions members will sell hot dogs, ice cream and soda for a nominal fee. Families are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, food, drinks and coolers. No glass bottles or animals (other than service …
An accident-free Fourth of July holiday period for residents and visitors is the goal of a special holiday enforcement program of the St. Louis County Police, according to a Friday morning announcement.
Fireworks violations will be the primary focus of St. Louis County Police patrol officers, including those in the Wildwood Precinct, because of the preventable injuries that result every year from the illegal use of explosive devices. Summonses will be issued to anyone in possession of, using or selling fireworks in St. Louis County, according to an announcement from the department. County Police also will check motorists to reduce the number of drunk drivers on streets and highways. The term “fireworks” in the St. Louis County ordinance covers all combustible or explosives, including sparklers and magic snakes. Fines for the violations range from $50 to $1,000. Officers responding to the sights and sounds of fireworks discharges will …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Independence Day can be launched with a paycheck’s worth of rockets into the night sky. Molly Brown was one the company's checked for prices; they operate a year-round store in Pacific.
It’s hard to shop for fireworks on a budget, especially when trying to impress neighbors. Bottle rockets and sparklers might be fine for the kids, but if you want to really light up the night, you’ll need to go to the legal limit: 500 gram cakes. Cakes are multi-shot aerial displays wired together on one fuse and packaged in a box, rather than on a stick. They can have up to 500 grams of fireworks chemicals in one unit and are basically a self-contained fireworks show. Patch checked out a couple fireworks stands in High Ridge and found a few of the biggest bad boys that will delight your family while gobbling up your holiday budget. Molly Brown, with a huge tent at the corner of Delores Drive and Hwy 30 (across from the Shell station), has…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The hot air balloon-like devices could present a fire hazard hazard, a Metro West Fire Protection District representative said.
An emerging party favor sold at fireworks stands around Wildwood puts an open flame at the mercy of the winds—a scenario Fox 2 St. Louis said has Metro West firefighters nervous. The devices are called sky lanterns, and operate like a miniature hot air balloon. The lanterns have been around for centuries, but sale of the small paper crafts, which house an open flame, could pose a danger to structures or landscapes the crafts could hit, Deputy Metro West Fire Protection District Chief Mike Krause said. “It's an uncontrolled flame and it's at the whim of the currents of the winds,' Krause told Fox 2 St. Louis. KSDK-TV reported sky lanterns technically are not fireworks, but they are illegal in St. Louis and St. Louis County. Krause told KSDK…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The annual fireworks stand located just outside Eureka along Missouri Route 109 south in Jefferson County opened Wednesday at midnight. Find out how long it will remain open for business.
Buy one item and get four free of selected merchandise at the Fireworks City stand, which is located across from Bald Pate Road near the Meramec River on Missouri Route 109 south just across the Eureka boundary in Jefferson County. It is in the vicinity of Kirkwood Material Supply. Location manager Mary Corbett said they are able to sell fireworks at the tent through July 10, per Missouri laws. The stand will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for customers until that time. They offer products that originate from the Arnold, MO-based Fireworks City company. Fireworks inside a huge, new tent, and tables located on flat asphalt rather than gravel, await customers. The stand has a clean, organized look. Baby Boomers, Avalanche, Great …
Friday, July 1, 2011
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered more easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Patch has the scoop on the celebrations to observe our nation's freedom, including the closest ones locally in Eureka and Pacific.
To celebrate the Fourth of July, the St. Louis area has it covered. With a vast array of fireworks displays, parades, live music, fairs and festivals, there's no shortage of activities. Five of the largest Independence Day events west of the Mississippi follow. Fair Saint Louis When: noon–10 p.m. July 2, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 3 and 4 Where: Gateway Arch grounds Parade: 10 a.m. July 2 at the corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue Entertainment: Steve Miller Band at 7 p.m. July 2, Maroon 5 at 8 p.m. July 3, Montgomery Gentry at 8 p.m. July 4 Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. July, 2, 3 and 4 Activities: Air shows, live music from local bands, children’s entertainment, concessions O’Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest When: 5 p.m.–10 p.m. July 2, noon…