St. Charles (KMOV) – The rising water level of the Missouri River is forcing the city’s annual Fourth of July Festival to be moved to a different location within Frontier Park.
Officials told KMOV that the grassy areas in Frontier park, the location where the city usually hosts Riverfest, is too wet and saturated to support heavy carnival rides.
The event will be moved onto the asphalt across from the original location.
The carnival rides will be set up in the street, along riverside drive while the vendors and sound-stage will be in the parking lots.
Visitors are urged to park in large lots at the ends of riverside drive and the parking garage near the county courthouse.
In St. Louis the Mississippi river has gone down enough to open Lenore K. Sullivan Drive on the riverfront. However, some vendors will have to be moved from the riverfront to the arch grounds.
Fourth of July celebrations in Alton and Grafton are scheduled to go on as planned, with no changes.