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opens Friday

Mark your calendar to see local band Triple XXX at
Hub’s Pub in Bonne Terre August 10

Farmington Events

July 12: Live Music: Tyler Smith ColJac
Downtown Farmington
July 19: Movie In the Park - Bumblebee
Long Park Farmington
July 26: 3rd Annual Trivia Night Farmington
Pet Adoption Center
July 26: Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt
Farmington Public Library
July 27: Dive In Movie at the Farmington
Water Park ($5 for CC members and $7 for


Park Hills / Leadington Events

to Arnold.
For a more traditional swim, there’s a lap pool
with six lap lanes and one-meter spring diving board.
There will also be a 70-foot zipline over the lap pool.
Children can make a splash in the Kid Play Area that
contains over 30 features on a large play structure. There
are also various other pool play features in the kiddie area
including a 13-foot climbing structure.
Also included on the grounds of
the water park is a spacious
deck for patrons to sit at
picnic tables with their
family or lay out on
deck chairs and get
a tan. To give swimmers a break from the
sun, there are 12 shade
structures throughout the
water park.
There are also two gazebo areas which
can be rented for parties and an indoor party rental
space. The entire facility can also be rented for parties.
After working up an appetite, swimmers can visit the
full-service concession stand.
Patrons won’t have to worry about lost or stolen
property as you can take advantage of the park’s many
pay-as-you-go storage lockers.
After the initial grand opening, the water park will
be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular admission rates will be $8 for swimmers age 13-61, $7 for
children age 3-12 and adults over the age of 62. Admission is free for children age 2 and under.

July 12: Summer Concert Series at Columbia
Park – Abbey Road Warriors (free admission)


The River Rapids Waterpark in Ste. Genevieve is
opening Friday just in time for the hottest part of the
summer season.
The water park is located adjacent to the Ste. Genevieve Community Center. Construction began on
the facility in May of last year and the
plan was to be open by April of
this year.
Ste. Genevieve County
Center Executive Director
Brad Arnold
said heavy rains
caused several
delays in construction.
Despite the
setbacks and hurdles that the project has had to overcome, Arnold and the project developers are determined to open the facility. Crews from Brockmiller
Construction were working fast last week in hopes of
having the facility open this week.
The facility will be packed with fun water features
including four large water slides. There is a 340-foot
winding tube slide, a 311-foot body slide, a 250-foot
four-lane mat racer slide, and a 146-foot speed slide
which sends swimmers down a near 90-degree vertical drop. The four slides extend off of a 35-foot tall
There’s also a 450-foot long lazy river. The lazy river
For more information visit unique in the fact that it includes a wave generator
that will be turned off and on intermittently, according ties/river-rapids-water-park/

July 13: Bike Show, Concert by Those One
Guys, The Museum (16 Crane Street)
July 20: Smash All-American (20 Years of
Smash) Tournament at The River Worship
July 26: Summer Concert Series at Columbia
Park – MAC Kicks Band (free admission)
July 30-Aug. 3: St. Francois County Fair
Ste. Genevieve Events
Every Friday: Summer Music Series at the
Orris Theatre ($20 admission)
July 11-14: Ste. Genevieve County Fair (no
listed admission price)
July 20-21: Traditional Artisans Art Showcase
and Sale at ASL Pewter (nolistedadmissionprice)
July 26: Fourth Friday Art Walk in downtown
Ste. Genevieve (free admission)
Bonne Terre Events
July 13: Horsepower for Hope at Bonne Terre
Drag Strip ($10 admission, 12 and under free)
July 18-20: Big River Chautauqua 25th Anniversary at Bonne Terre City Hall (free admission)
Local Events
July 13: Crystal and the Boneshakers at Twin
Oaks Winery
July 19: The Casey Reeves Band at Hub’s
Pub in Bonne Terre
July 20: The Casey Reeves Band at Hub’s
Pub in Potosi
July 20: Mike Keeley at Papa’s Vineyard
July 27: Blackberry Festival at Caledonia

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