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
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.
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/.
St. Charles Downtown Cruise Nites, on the 4th Tuesday of each month April - Sept from 5pm - 8pm, is a fun-filled classic/vintage Car Show organized by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce.
A magnificent exhibition of original sculptures placed in beautiful Mt. St. Mary Park for visitors to view and enjoy.
Friday mornings year-round. Outdoor Farmer's Market June - October/Indoor Farmer's Market November - May
The day begins in Pottawatomie Park with a chip-timed, certified 5K and 10K run. The Colonial Café 1K Color Fun-Run will follow, along with other children's activities. All skill levels are welcome to participate in this colorful and energetic fun run. For more information about these runs, and registration: http://HeartoftheFox.itsyourrace.com/
The St. Charles Tree Commission invites you to join in the celebration of Arbor Day in Lincoln Park on Main Street, west of Route 31. This annual event features something for everyone – music, art, a tree raffle, tree care demonstrations, free perennial giveaways, educational materials for homeowners and a special program written and presented by one of the local elementary schools. 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 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/
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.