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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.

Coming up

Cruise Nites

Cruise nites
04/24/2018 - 5:00pm to 09/25/2018 - 8:00pm

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. 

St. Charles Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day tree
04/27/2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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:

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day parade
05/28/2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

The parade steps off at 6th and Main streets, and continues to Riverside Ave. A Memorial service immediately follows the parade at the Freedom Shrine, next to the Police Station on Riverside Ave. 

Jazz Weekend

Jazz weekend
09/06/2018 to 09/09/2018

Thursday-Sunday, the weekend after Labor Day
More than just great jazz music, the St. Charles Jazz Weekend encompasses venues all over St. Charles that feature visual art galleries/studios, music, literature, and arts programming.

Past events

Restaurant Week

STC 2017 Restaurant Week
02/26/2018 to 03/02/2018

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.


Chair-ity fundraiser
05/27/2017 to 08/12/2017

Chair-ity is a downtown St. Charles, outdoor, public art exhibition sponsored by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership.