St. Charles’ Annual Holiday Homecoming will look very different this year. There is no Electric Christmas Parade and the Lighting of the Lights Ceremony is virtual. There are other fun activities scheduled. For more information visit the St. Charles Business Alliance website.
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.
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.
The Fox Valley Marathon is canceled for 2020.
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
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:
25 Jazz Performances
31 Public Art Attractions
The St. Charles Park District has rescheduled this event for July 24 & 25 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check the Park District website www.stcparks.org often for the latest updates on this event.
About the Citywide Garage Sale
The 2020 Kane County Fair has been cancelled.
Annual Fair and Carnival at the Kane County Fairgrounds at Rt. 38 & Randall Road in St. Charles. Details at http://www.kanecountyfair.com/visitors_fairinfo.cfm
The 2020 July 4th Fireworks are cancelled. More information is on the St. Charles Park District website https://www.stcparks.org/july-4th-celebration/
Presented by the St. Charles Park District in cooperation with the City of St. Charles and local sponsors. More information: www.stcparks.org
(photo credit: Lu Ren)
STC Live! is back, but looks a little different this year. Every Wednesday & Friday evenings check out the St. Charles Business Alliance Facebook page where they will live stream performances at various businesses in St. Charles, until we are able to have music back on the plaza. Details on the event are on the St. Charles Business Alliance website.
No Memorial Day Events This Year
Due to the Governor extending the Stay-at-Home Order through May 30, Memorial Day events will not be held this year. Event organizers have cancelled Memorial Day activities in order to practice proper social distancing in support of public health safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, St. Charles Mayor Raymond Rogina honors those who have given their lives in service to our country in a special video message. Watch it here.
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! For more information, visit the St. Charles Business Alliance website.
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.