St. Louis celebrating The Fourth of July in Forest Park

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It’s day two of Fair St. Louis and the city is celebrating the Fourth of July in a brand new spot.  A lot of people were worried that getting into and out of the park would be difficult but on the first night, things ran pretty smooth. It helped that there are 11,000 parking spaces scattered around Forest Park from church parking lots on Skinker Boulevard to Forest Park Community College off of Oakland Avenue.  There are even parking lots on Manchester Boulevard.  Shuttles took many fair goers into the park.

However, as with any large event, there were some hang-ups, especially on Kingshighway Boulevard and westbound Highway 40.

Jeff Rainford, Mayor Slay Chief of Staff had this to say, “Our team and the Fair St. Louis people have spent eight months working on this traffic plan. If everybody decides that they`re going to come in Hampton at the same time, then you`re going to have to sit and wait in traffic. But there are 4,000 spots available inside the park.”

Dwayne Addison rode the MetroLink to Park and explains, “We walked from the MetroLink into the park, through the museum, and we hiked it pretty much.”

On the Budweiser Main Stage tonight will be Gavin Degraw at 5 p.m., then Bonnie Raitt will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m.

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