Events & Festivals

March in the Memorial Day Parade

The St. Charles Memorial Day Parade is May 26 at 10 a.m. It steps off at 6th St. and Main St. and continues to Riverside Ave. for the memorial ceremony at the Freedom Shrine. Boy Scout/Girl Scout troops, veterans groups or those with military vehicles interested in participating in the parade should contact Mark Powell at 630.587.6444 or for a parade entry form.

City of St Charles News

Happy Birthday St. Charles!

From the Mayor’s Desk

In early May, our town will celebrate its 180th birthday. My review of “St. Charles: Culture and Leisure in An All-American Town” by Costas Spirou suggests a community with a rich heritage that supports our promising future.

Everyone is Irish for the St. Patrick's Parade!

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is accepting Parade entries for the 2014 St. Patrick's Parade! Forms are due by February 14th. Organizations, businesses, school groups, service clubs and more are invited to participate in this community event on Saturday, March 15th at 2pm.

Forms and more information at


City Offices Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

City offices will be closed Thursday & Friday, Nov. 28 & 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Pride of the Fox is Looking for Volunteers

Pride of the Fox, producers of Riverfest & Firing up the Fox, are seeking volunteers  for its planning committees. There’s something for everyone! For more information email

Tri-City Toys for Kids Toy Donation is Back

The Tri-City Toys for Kids program is asking for support in helping make this Christmas special for area children in need. Now in its 30th year, the program collects toys for distribution by the Salvation Army to boys and girls in the Tri-City area.
The program is looking for gifts of new toys, games, or monetary donations, which can be dropped off at these locations: Pottawatomie Golf Course, Pottawatomie Community Center, Baker Community Center, Norris Recreation Center, District 303 Grade Schools, St. Charles North High School, Hosanna Lutheran Church, St.

Giving Tree Holiday Gift Donations

The City’s employee Wellness Team is again coordinating a Giving Tree.

Salvation Army-Colonial Cafe Match Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 14. If the Tri-Cities Salvation Army receives $20,000 in red kettle collections that day, Colonial Café and Ice Cream restaurants will match the $20,000! Donations will benefit the Salvation Army Corps here in the Fox Valley. More at

Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov. 11 at 10:40 a.m.

Honor Our Veterans During a Service at the Freedom Shrine

Veterans Day is a holiday set aside to honor and thank the men and women who served our nation in the military, both in wartime and peace. It is a day when everyone can acknowledge what our veterans have sacrificed in performing the honorable duty of guarding our national security. 
The City of St. Charles Annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Monday, Nov. 11 at 10:40 a.m. at the Freedom Shrine, behind the St. Charles Police Station, 211 N. Riverside Avenue. All are welcome to attend.
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