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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.

Happening Now

STC Live!

06/02/2021 to 08/27/2021

Every Wednesday and Friday enjoy live music at STC Live! Local bands perform at different venues from June 2 - August 27. Visit for more information.

Coming up

Fox Valley Marathon

Fox Valley Marathon
09/19/2021 - 7:00am

The 2021 Fox Valley Marathon includes a Virtual Race Option for runners who can't participate in the live race.

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

Past events

St. Charles Community Garage Sale

04/23/2021 - 8:00am to 04/24/2021 - 4:00pm

The St. Charles Community Garage Sale is April 23 & 24. Check the Park District website for details.

About the Citywide Garage Sale

The City-wide garage sale requires registration. The event raises funds for STC Underground Teen Center. For more information, call the STC Underground teen center at 630-513-4321 or visit

St. Patrick's Celebration

St. Patrick's Day 2021

St. Patrick’s Celebration is March 13

No Parade this Year

The St. Charles St. Patrick’s Celebration is Saturday, March 13, and will not include a parade. Instead, the St. Charles Business Alliance will host events around town, including a festive Photo Op Area, Roaming Bagpipers, and a Treasure Hunt where families can find Leprechauns. St. Charles businesses also will offer special promotions. Details and a complete schedule of events is at

Scarecrow Stroll

10/09/2020 to 10/11/2020

​​The 35th annual Scarecrow Fest will look very different this year. The St. Charles Business Alliance planned this year’s activities to encourage social distancing, while also supporting local businesses.  

Scarecrows entered in the contest will be placed around town and will be paired with local businesses. Stroll along downtown to admire the scarecrows and visit the businesses, which will offer Scarecrow Stroll related deals, specials, and events.  

St. Charles Jazz & Art Weekend

09/10/2020 to 09/13/2020

An array of St. Charles venues will be a part of year’s event featuring numerous jazz artists, including Grammy award winning Saxophonist Frank Catalano. Patrons can enjoy jazz music from lunch through the evening, and also visit the many public art installations around the city. Featured this year: 

16 Venues 

25 Jazz Performances 

31 Public Art Attractions 

For more information visit Brought to you by the St. Charles Business Alliance.