The day begins in Pottawatomie Park with a chip-timed, certified 5K run. The Colonial Café 1K Color Run will follow, along with The Ivy Academy Kid's Zone, which includes an obstacle course, magic acts, balloons, face painting and more.
Festivals and Special Events
Natural beauty combined with world-class events and festivals have earned St. Charles the reputation as the Pride of the Fox. St. Charles offers a variety of events all year long.
New! Events Hotline
Call 630.443.3959 for Details on Events from Four Local Organizations.
This beautiful, shady course along the Fox River is a Boston qualifier. The race begins and ends in St. Charles and you have your choice of three race distances – 26.2 , 20 & 13.1. More at http://www.fv26.com
The St. Charles Tree Commission invites you to join in the celebration of Arbor Day in Lincoln Park on Main Street, between North 4th and North 5th Streets. This annual event features something for everyone – music, tree raffle, free perennial giveaways, educational materials for homeowners and tree related programs. More information: http://www.stcharlesil.gov/services/public-trees/arbor-day
City-wide garage sale with registration and guides to raise funds for STC Underground. For more information, call the STC Underground teen center at 630-513-4321 or visit stcunderground.com/community-garage-sale/.
The St. Patrick's Parade on Main St./Rt. 64 features Irish dancers, authentic Irish music, floats and more! Get into the Irish spirit and join us Downtown St. Charles! Presented by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. More information: www.downtownstcharles.org/events/st-patricks-parade/
Get discounts at any of the 30+ participating restaurants, bistros, eateries and grills that make St. Charles a culinary delight during Restaurant Week!
Fine dining, ethnic cuisine, contemporary and beyond - St. Charles has a place at the table for you. For more information, visit the Restaurant Week page.
The Kane County Flea Market is held every first weekend of the month at the Kane County Fairgrounds off Randall Road. Named one of the 10 Best Flea Markets in the World by Jet Setter Magazine. More at www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/
St. Charles Police Officers will be at the Culvers at 111 S. Randall Rd., in St. Charles August 30 from 4-8 p.m. to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. It’s part of the “ButterBurgers & Badges” event that features local law enforcement officers serving Culver’s guests dining inside or visiting the drive-thru.
STC Live! provides summer fun in Downtown St. Charles every Wednesday and Friday evening. From June through the beginning of September, enjoy live, free entertainment at a variety of venues. These may include a local jazz combo, an aspiring vocalist, a magician, a dance troop, or an aspiring band. Visit our Facebook page each week for time, locations, and performers https://www.facebook.com/DowntownStCharlesPartnership/.