The fastest growing city in Missouri, Wentzville was named Missouri’s Boomtown in 2008. The city has grown from just 5,000 residents in 1990 to almost 30,000 today. Located at the intersection of Interstate 70 and 64, Wentzville has become known as the Crossroads of the Nation. That easy access to the interstates makes the city of St. Louis just 40 minutes away. But even as it grows, Wentzville still provides the charm of a small town by holding receptions for new residents, Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dinner & Dance and a Grandparents Ball.
Each summer, Wentzville hosts the St. Charles County Fair, a July 4th Celebration and Movies and Concerts in the Park. Wentzville is also home to the St. Louis Renaissance Fair and the St. Louis Pirate Festival with performances, costume contests and classes on how to talk like a pirate.
Wentzville currently has five parks with playgrounds, athletic fields, a swimming pool, trails and a fishing lake. However, as part of the city’s “Project Parks” plan, three new parks are currently being built, including a new aquatic park. The Parks and Recreation Department also puts on an Easter Egg Hunt, Holiday Night Lights and the Hill of Thrills Soapbox Race.