During Restaurant Week 2021, from Feb. 22 - 26, the St. Charles Business Alliance will showcase many restaurants throughout town. Because restaurants in particular have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and state mitigations, this year’s Restaurant Week will be different than years past. Details at www.stcalliance.org/restaurantweek.
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Events & Festivals
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.
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.