Downtown Kirkwood Winter Fireworks Festival is December 27
The Downtown Kirkwood Winter Fireworks Festival returns this
year and is scheduled for Saturday, December 27 in downtown
Kirkwood. Before the fireworks display, local musical group Project
324 will perform at Station Plaza and dancers from West County
Swing Dance Club, U Can Dance Studio and Downtown Kirkwood's
Lucille Rapp Dance Studio will also perform at Station Plaza.
Entertainment at Station Plaza will take place on two stages from
Kirkwood Mayor Arthur McDonnell will make brief remarks prior to
the fireworks, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. The display will be
launched from the parking lot at Kirkwood City Hall, located at 139
S. Kirkwood Road.
Downtown Kirkwood businesses are looking forward to the
festival. Many merchants will have sales and specials on the
festival day. Previous to the display or following the display,
attendees can enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants.
Everything from fine dining to a quick meal is available within
"Unfavorable Weather Date" is Sunday, December 28 at the same
time and place. Ice, heavy snow or windy conditions could cause the
event to be postponed. For weather-related event information, check
here or phone for special event information at (314) 822-0084,
Public safety is the Kirkwood Police and Fire Departments'
number one goal so, due to the large volume of pedestrian traffic
anticipated, a detour route will be in place. The following streets
will be closed: a portion of Kirkwood Road, from Argonne to W.
Madison; W. Madison will be closed as well as the 100 block of E.
Argonne, and a portion of the 100 block of W. Argonne. Northbound
traffic on Kirkwood Road will be diverted to Taylor Ave. and
southbound to Clay Ave. until spectators have dispersed.
Expect delays in the area after the fireworks
Due to a private party, the Kirkwood Train Station will be
closed to the public during the event. Parking will be available in
public lots, as well as the Station Plaza garages.
The Festival is underwritten by private donations. They include
Des Peres Hospital; First Church of Christ Scientist; Adam's Place;
BRiC Partnership, LLC; Riggs Construction & Design; Hardy
Washington Jr., State Farm Insurance Agent; Billy G's Kirkwood,
Spencer's Grill, Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Co.;
Gaffner Realty; Simmons First National Bank; Barb & Jim Byerly;
and Barbara & Art McDonnell.
The Winter Fireworks Festival is coordinated by Downtown
Kirkwood Special Business District with support from the City of
Kirkwood, Kirkwood Parks & Recreation and event sponsors.
The downtown Kirkwood organization serves business and property
owners in downtown Kirkwood through marketing, public area
enhancements and administration of Kirkwood Farmers'