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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.

Coming up

Past events

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Fire Department Memorial Monument
09/11/2021 - 7:30am

The St. Charles Fire Department is holding its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, outside at the Fire Department Memorial Monument, 2 E. Main St.

The ceremony includes posting the Fire Department Memorial Flag, posting the memorial wreath, and observing a moment of silence. The ceremony will be broadcast on the City's Facebook page.

St. Charles Jazz Weekend Sept. 8-12, 2021

2021 Jazz Weekend
09/08/2021 to 09/12/2021

St. Charles Jazz Weekend is a four-day event Sept. 8-12, 2021, that coordinates and promotes live jazz music all around St. Charles. An array of downtown St. Charles venues will take part in this year’s event featuring numerous jazz groups, including Chicago jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood!

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

Coffee for Champions with the St. Charles PD

Special Olympics Illinois Fundraiser
08/20/2021 - 5:15am to 12:00pm

On August 20, from 5 a.m. to noon, St. Charles Police Officers will host a fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics Illinois at two Dunkin’ locations in St. Charles.  

1566 E. Main St. 

1711 W. Main St. 

Customers who make a donation to Special Olympics Illinois will receive a coupon for a free donut. Donors giving $10 or more will receive a coupon for a free coffee and a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug, while supplies last. Grab a cup and show your support!

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