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2013 St. Charles Festivals and Events

Check out this calendar of events and festivals happening in St. Charles this year.

2013 St. Charles Festivals and Events

The festival season kicked off in St. Charles with the annual Fete de Glace ice carving contest. Check out what else is in store for festivals in 2013. 

2013 St. Charles Festivals and Events

February

  • Wine and Dine Gala Culinary Experience: Enjoy a wine reception and plated gourmet dinner. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Charles Convention Center. $95

March 

  • Moolah Shrine Parade: March 9, noon along Riverside Drive. Event kicks off the Moolah Shrine Circus in St. Charles at the Family Arena.
  • Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament: March 14 to 17 at Family Arena. 
  • Symphony Orchestra Performance: St. Charles County Symphony will perform at Foundry Art CEntre at 7:30 p.m. March 16. 
  • Lindenwood Cycling Competition: March 24 morning race through downtown St. Charles. 

April 

  • Missouri Tartan Day Festivities: April 5 to 7 in Frontier Park. This Scottish-American event typically runs through the whole weekend and includes live music and food. 
  • Food Trucks in Frontier: 5 to 8 p.m. April 16. Check out food trucks in Frontier Park along with live entertainment. 
  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. April 21, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Listen to live music, eat food and entertainment. 
  • Spring ArtWalk: April 26-28, North Main Street. St. Charles Riverfront Arts will host the annual spring art walk that will include live music, entertainment, wine tasting and more than 40 artists' work.
  • Adam Morgan Fun Run: April 27, this run in Frontier Park raises funds for autism. 

May

  • Bridgeway R.U.S.H. 5K and Family Fun Run: May 4 in Frontier Park. 
  • Karen 4 A Kause 5k Run/Walk and Children's Dash Against Cancer: May 11 Frontier Park. 
  • Turtle Trot 5k Fun Run and Walk: May 11 at DuSable Park. 
  • Music on Main5-7:30 p.m, May 15, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Live music by Butch Wax and the Hollywoods 
  • Lewis and Clark Heritage Days: May 18-19, Frontier Park. Experience the 1804 encampment of Lewis and Clark in St. Charles. See military encampments, a grand parade, skillet toss and more.
  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. May 19, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Listen to live music, eat food out on Main Street.  
  • Missouri River Irish Fest: May 24-26, Frontier Park. The 8th annual Irish Festival will have musical performances, a children's area, a wellies parade, bungee jumping, a play and programs on the Sister Cities program.
  • Memorial Day Observance: May 27 

June 

  • Miles Against Melanoma June 1 in New Town 
  • St. Charles Municipal Band Concert: 8 p.m. June 13, 20 and 27 in Frontier Park. 
  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. June 9 in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Listen to live music, eat food and entertainment. 
  • Katy Trail Bike Ride: June 16-21 
  • Food Trucks in Frontier: 5 to 8 p.m. June 18. Check out food trucks in Frontier Park along with live entertainment. 
  • Music on Main: 5-7:30 p.m, June 19, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Music by Serapis. 
  • Shakespeare in the Park: See Romeo and Juliet directed by Melissa Boyer June 21-23 and June 28-30 in Frontier Park.

July

  • Riverfest 2012:  July 4, Frontier Park. This is a one-day celebration that includes a parade, music, vendors and fireworks.
  • St. Charles Municipal Band Concert: 8 p.m. July 11, 18, 25 in Frontier Park.
  • St. Charles Lion's Club Car Show: July 7 at McNair Park.
  • Hope for Haiti 5k Run: July 13 
  • St. Charles Community Big Jazz Band: July 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Frontier Park.
  • Music on Main 5-7:30 p.m. July 17, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Music by Soulard Blues Band.
  • Missouri American Water MR340 Kayak Race ending at Bishop's Landing.

August

  • St. Charles Municipal Band Concert: 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 in Frontier Park.
  • Fleet Feet Flat Five: Aug. 4 race through Frontier Park. Learn more at www.fleetfeetstlouis.com. 
  • St. Charles Community Big Jazz Band Aug. 11 in Frontier Park. 
  • Festival of the Little Hills: Aug. 16-18, Frontier Park and Main Street. Friday 4-10 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of craft booths, food and beer line Main Street.
  • Food Trucks in Frontier: 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20. Check out food trucks in Frontier Park along with live entertainment. 
  • Music on Main: 5-7:30 p.m. August 21, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Music by Miss Jubilee.
  • Race for the Rivers Festival: Aug. 24 in Frontier Park. 

September

  • St. Charles Community Big Jazz Band: Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Frontier Park.
  • Trails for Tails: Fun walk and 5k Run in Frontier Park Sept. 7. 
  • Walt Fili Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk: Sept. 7 in Frontier Park. 
  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. Sept. 8 in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Street. 
  • MOsaics: Festival for the Arts: Sept. 13-15, North Main Street. More than 110 juried and invited artists will display and sell art over the weekend.
  • Music on Main: 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Street. Listen to the Jeremiah Johnson Band with the Sliders. 
  • Oktoberfest: Sept. 27-29: Frontier Park. Head out for a weekend-long celebration of German heritage, complete with weiner dog fashion show and race, health fair, beer, vintage car show, and musical entertainment.
  • We Love St. Charles 5k Race: Sept. 28 in Frontier Park. 

October

  • SSM Weight Loss Institute Walk from Obesity: Oct. 5 in Frontier Park.
  • MO' Cowbell Half Marathon and 5k Race: Oct. 6 starting in Frontier Park.
  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. October 6 in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Street. Live entertainment, food and music. 
  • Dogtoberfest: October 12, DuSable Dog Park. Pet vendors, pet parade, animal adoption event and more. 
  • Rendezvous Ramble: 2 p.m. Oct. 13 family bike ride starting at Frontier Park. 
  • Food Trucks in Frontier: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Check out food trucks in Frontier Park along with live entertainment. 
  • Lindenwood University Homecoming Parade: Oct. 19
  • Trick or Treat on Main Street: Children under ages 12 can wear costumes and trick or treat down Main from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. 

November/December 

  • The Hunger Run: Hope Lutheran Church hosts this 5k run to benefit Kids Against Hunger on Nov. 2. 
  • Veteran's Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Nov. 11 St. Charles County Historic Courthouse. 
  • Christmas Traditions: Nov. 29-Dec. 24, South Main Street. This festival continues throughout December. Walk down Main Street and meet characters like Jack Frost, Mrs. Claus and Santa. Ride a horse drawn carriage. Have breakfast with Santa.
  • Las Posadas: Watch Mary and Joseph travel looking for a shelter for the night. Parade concludes in Frontier Park. Starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. 
  • Santa's North Pole Dash: 5k Run and Children's Fun Run on Dec. 14 starting on Main Street. Event run by Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce. 

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