Events Calendar Index
for St. Charles County, Missouri
   
We regularly update this calendar to provide you with up to date information on a variety of events that take place in St. Charles County where the Missouri River meets the Mississippi River. Changes are made when we gather more information or when we learn of an event. If you know of an event that you would like to see posted contact the webmaster. We hope you enjoy the events you choose to attend. 
   
The following is a selection of events in St. Charles and St. Charles County. Use the links at the bottom of the list for more complete calendars.

ART EXHIBIT
St. Charles, MO
  Through August 1, 2014
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Open until 9 pm on Wednesdays
Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

Foundry Art Center, 520 N. Main Street

Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs from the Syracuse University Art Collection: Pictorial Photography emerged from the shadows of a “point and shoot” craft into a style where artists strived to create painterly, romantic images. As the processes evolved so did the concept of photography as an art form. Artists began to favor more straight forward compositions termed Pure or Straight style which minimal manipulation. The photographers included in this exhibition have extensive histories that span thematic periods and artistic styles..
Free
For more information call 636-255-0270
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O'FALLON JAMMIN'
O'Fallon, MO
  Through August 19, 2014
Every Tuesday: 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Civic Park Bandstand, Civic Park Drive
O'Fallon Jammin' is a weekly summer concert series that features regional bands playing pop, rock, and country. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for lawn seating in the natural amphitheatre. Vendors will have food and beverages at reasonable prices.
Free
For more information call 636- 379-5614
 or visit the event website
 

FREE CONCERTS

St. Charles, MO
  Through August 28, 2014
5 pm - 8 pm
Frontier Park, Riverside Drive

Every Thursday during the summer the 50 piece St. Charles Municipal Band presents a free band concert in Frontier Park on the Missouri river in Historic downtown St. Charles. These concerts feature all types of American band music including marches, Broadway shows, big band, Dixieland, overtures, and contemporary music. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Free
For more visit the band's website
 

ST. CHARLES COUNTY FAIR
Wentzville, MO
  July 22 - July 26, 2014
Rotary Park
Special events, variety of foods, parade, 4H, livestock, and agricultural exhibits.
Admission
For more information or visit www.stcharlescofair.org
 

HERONS AND EGRETS

St. Charles County, MO
  Saturday, July 26, 2014
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area, Route H off of Highway 94
Join the staff of the Busch Conservation Area for a 2 ˝ mile hike to view the herons and egrets feeding in the Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area marsh. The young have just left the nests so we hope to see both young and adults feeding together. See some of the showiest members of all wading birds. Learn to identify these majestic birds from a distance through provided spotting scopes. The hike will be on a flat, gravel path for 2 ˝ miles with exposure to the weather.
Free
. Reservations begin July 11.
For more information call 636-441-4554

FOUNDRY BLUEGRASS FEST
St. Charles, MO
  Saturday, July 26, 2014
The event starts at 6 pm
Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Street

A true Saint Charles summer isn’t complete without the twangs and trills of bluegrass and country music by our talented Missouri natives. Three outstanding groups of musicians will perform at the Foundry Bluegrass Fest, featuring favorite songs known throughout the country genre and their own originals; Ozark-born musician and songwriter Dale Pyatt, St. Charles’ own Cousin Curtis and the Cash Rebates, and well-loved St. Louis group, the Lonesome Pines Bluegrass Band. Dynamic and distinctive, each group will have you tapping your toes and clapping along with friends and family.
Free
For more information call 636-255-0270
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STATEHOOD DAY
St. Charles, MO
  Saturday, August 9, 2014
10 am - 4 pm
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, 201-216 South Main Street
This event features special demonstrations, interpreters in period dress and an open house. The public is invited to view the buildings where the state's first senators and representatives met from 1821 to 1826. The Peck Brothers Dry Goods and Hardware Store and residence are also included during the open house and festivities. Bring the kids to learn about Missouri's state symbols and play some games from the 1820s. And, oh yes, what's a birthday party without free cake and punch?
Free
For more information call 636-940-3322
BLESSING OF THE FLEET
Portage des Sioux, MO
Grafton, IL
  Saturday, August 9, 2014
Rescheduled from July

Participating boats will launch at 1 pm from the Yacht Club of St. Louis proceeding downstream or at Harbor Point  proceeding upstream in the main channel of the Mississippi River. About 2:15 p.m. the parade will arrive at Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine in Portage des Sioux, and end in Grafton.  The parade will be visible from the Great River Road.
Free
For more information visit www.blessingofthefleetstl.com

2ND THURSDAYS
St. Charles, MO
  Thursday, August 14, 2014
5:30 pm - 8 pm
Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Street
Saint Charles Riverfront Arts and the Foundry Art Centre invite you to: EAT: From a variety of Food Trucks in the Foundry Parking Lot and DRINK: A Full Cart Bar will be available inside the Grand Hall - and BE CREATIVE: Draw with Artists, Paint with Painters, Create with Potters, Make Jewelry with Jewelers, Write with Writers, Act with Actors, Dance with Dancers, and Listen to LIVE Original Music!
Free
, nominal fees for the food trucks and the full cart bar. Donations welcome.
For more information call 636-255-0270
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FESTIVAL OF THE
LITTLE HILLS

St. Charles, MO
 
  August 15 - August 17, 2014
Friday: 4 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Historic St. Charles Downtown District
St. Charles largest event of the year, drawing over 300,000 visitors annually. The event features over 300 craft booth, demonstrations, live music at venues throughout the grounds, other entertainment, food and refreshments.
Free
For more information call 1-800-366-2427
 or visit www.festivalofthelittlehills.com
 

FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK
St. Charles, MO
 
  Tuesday August 19, 2014
5 pm - 8 pm
Frontier Park, South Riverside Drive
Join in on the culinary adventures of the Food Truck Revolution that awaits you at the Food Truck Events in Frontier Park.  Enjoy live entertainment as you indulge in a variety of delicious food options that will be available by several different vendors.  Please keep in mind many trucks at this event are Cash only.
No admission, charges for food apply
For more information call or 1-800-366-2427
 

MUSIC ON MAIN
St. Charles, MO
 
  Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Third Wednesday of the month (May - September): 5 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Historic District, 100 & 200 blocks of North Main Street

Join the fun every third Wednesday for food, drink & live music. It’s a party! Musical acts include Butch Wax & the Hollywoods in May, The Rogers & Nienhaus Band in June, Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers in July, Dawn Weber's Swingin Blues Review in August, and Strange Brew "Women of the Blues" in September.
Free
For more information call 1-800-366-2427
 

FAC CONCERT
St. Charles, MO
 
  Friday, August 22, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Street

For over 30 years, Serapis has developed a sound that stands apart from other St. Louis musicians with a performance list that includes original rock, blues and reggae blended with excellent cover tunes. Serapis chooses to champion the unsung heroes of rock music, instead of just reciting the hits of the day; a stunt that can only be pulled off by great musicians and entertainers. Come ready to rock out on Friday, August 22 with St. Louis' favorite band.
Admission
For more information call 636-255-0270
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KIDS BLOCK PARTY
St. Charles, MO 
  Saturday, August 23, 2014
10 am - 2 pm
The Saint Charles Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza

The Kids Block Party and Touch-A-Truck family day out event's goal is encouraging healthy, active and safe lifestyles among children, ages 3-11. The event featurea inflatables, a variety of trucks and other vehicles to explore and interact with, hands-on activities for children from various vendors (which in the past have included St. Charles Parks and Rec, The Girl/Boy Scouts, River City Robots, and The Science Center), as well as informational booths for parents from vendors such as St. Charles Police, pre-schools and daycares, chiropractors, etc.
Free
For more information call 636-669-3010
  or visit the event's webpage
 
 

RACE FOR THE
RIVERS FESTIVAL

St. Charles, MO
  Saturday, August 23, 2014
11 am to 5 pm
Frontier Park, Riverside Drive

Greenway Network, a non-profit citizens action group, is hosting two canoe and kayak races on the scenic Missouri River, a staged-event covering 65 miles from Washington Missouri to the Confluence and an Adventure Race from Weldon Spring to Frontier Park in St. Charles. The organization is also hosting the Race For the Rivers Festival at Frontier Park from which will feature adventure and outdoor sports vendors and environmental educational displays and activities. Between the live bands, the hands-on art , environmental activities, and educational displays the festival will be a great place to hang out and wait for the racers to cross the flying finish line at the park.
Free; Registration fee for racers
For more information visit the www.racefortherivers.org website
   
  The City of St. Charles
The city of St. Charles  hosts a number of events throughout the year. Visitors interested in history can relive the times of Lewis and Clark, the early days of Missouri’s statehood, or the Civil War. Art lovers will find quilt shows, juried art exhibits, and arts and crafts fairs. Musical entertainment is a highlight of many of these events as well as events those events that focus on music alone. Most of these festivities are held in the downtown Historic District where there is plenty of free parking, specialty shops, and eating and drinking establishments.
  St. Charles County
St. Charles County has a number of events that highlights its historical and natural attractions. The Daniel Boone Home hosts a number of historical events near Defiance throughout the year. The County Park system hosts events throughout the year at the various parks throughout the county. In wine country, the community of Augusta is host to a variety of events in every season. Coverage includes the communities of Augusta, Defiance, O'Fallon, Portage des Sioux, St. Peters, and Wentzville.
   

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