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 EXHIBITS
St. Charles, MO
  Through April 25, 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

How We See Her: The theme of this exhibition is the perception of the contemporary woman. Artists have been invited to explore what it means to be a female in today’s society. What are her goals, expectations, accomplishments, and shortcomings? The Gallery III Exhibiting Artist is Carole Spelić whose exhibit entitled Fresh Artifacts features pieces whose major ingredient is 'found' material - such as office paper, junk mail, old art announcements, and remaindered and reclaimed books. The Ameristar Gallery is featuring the work of a number of the Foundry Art Centre Studio Artists.
Free
For more information call 636-255-0270
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OAK LEAF ARTIST GUILD
SPRING ART SHOW

St. Peters, MO
  Through May 25, 2014
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday: Closed

St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. (at City Hall)
The Oak Leaf Artist Guild is hosting its annual spring show “April Showers” featuring artwork that conjure up images of nourishing rain, umbrellas and flowers… or this year it may well bring to mind snow-covered tulips!. Works will be judged in 3 categories: Oil and Acrylic , 2. Watercolor , and  3. Misc. (all other).

Free
For more information call 636-240-1159
  or visit www.oakleafartistguild.org

FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK
St. Charles, MO
 
  Tuesday April 15, 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
 
 

AMPHIBIAN NIGHT HIKE
St. Charles County, MO
  Saturday, April 19, 2014
7 pm - 9:30 pm

Marias Temps Clair Conservation Area, 5134 Island Road
Witness a “marsh concert” presented by the toads and frogs of Missouri. Hike the levies at Marias Temps Clair Conservation Area and learn to identify frogs and toads by their calls while they survive in the marsh habitat. The hike is approximately 2 miles on flat, gravel top levies.
Free. Reservations begin March 28.
For more information call or 636-441-4554

AUGUSTA PLEIN AIR
ART EVENT
Augusta, MO 
  April 24 - May 4, 2014
Selected locations throughout the area
The Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce hosts the Augusta Plein Air Event that has become one of the largest plein air events in the Midwest. In previous years over 100 artists from 6 states participated in this 10-day event. For the artists there will be a contest with prizes and an opportunity to sell their art. For the public this is an opportunity to chat with the artists and watch them work during a variety of special events.
Registration fee for the artists
Free to the public
For more information call 636-228-4005
 or visit the augusta-chamber.org website
 
 

THAT ‘80S RUN

Cottleville, MO
 
  Saturday, April 26, 2014
Registration begins at 6:30 am
Expo is open from 7:30 am - 10:30 am
St. Charles Community College presents That ‘80s Run, featuring a 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Fun Run and Health and Wellness Expo. Both the 10K and 5K races are USATF certified courses and chip timed. Race entry fee includes a full-color dry-tec T-shirt in men’s, women’s and youth sizes (while supplies last), refreshments and tickets for prize baskets drawing. The Health and Wellness Expo is free and open to the public from 7:30 am - 10:30 am.
Free for the Fair, Registration Fee for participating in the races.
For more information call or 636-922-8277
 or visit www.stchas.edu/run
 
JOURNEY TO THE WEST
Defiance, MO
  Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 am - 5 pm

Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Highway F
The west beckoned people with its prime land, prosperous trading, and chance for a new life. Small towns like the Boonefield Village filled with visitors needing food, goods, and livestock. Travel back in time and learn first-hand what it took to prepare for this journey and make it in the land of opportunity.
Admission
For more information call 636-798-2005
 

BENEFIT RUN

St. Charles, MO
  Saturday, May 3, 2014
9 am
Frontier Park, 500 South Riverside Drive

This out-and-back race will take place, rain or shine, on the flat and fast Katy Trail Fleet Feet will professionally time runners and walkers in the 5K. Awards for Overall and Top 3 Finishers will be given in each age group. The kid’s races, which will take place after the 5K, will include a one mile fun run and hero-themed obstacle course. All kid’s race participants will receive a participation ribbon and a cape. A bounce house will be available for participants and spectators 12 and under (weather permitting). Family-friendly superhero costumes are welcome and encouraged! Sponsored by Bridgeway Behavioral Health and The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home.
Registration fee
For more information call or 636-336-2534
 or visit www.thesparrowsneststl.org
 
BOTTOM OUT BICYCLE RIDE
St. Charles County, IL
 
  Sunday, May 4, 2014
Registration: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Bike Stop Café, 701 South Riverside Drive, St. Charles
This is the flattest ride of the Bicycle Fun Club season, in the land between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers in St. Charles County with medium and long routes. BBQ and drinks will be available for purchase after the ride.
Registration fee
For more information visit www.trailnet.org
 
 
FAMILY FUN DAY
St. Charles, MO
 
  Sunday, May 4, 2014
12 pm - 3 pm
Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Street

Kids are invited to bring their parents and spend a special day potting spring flowers in their own decorated clay pots! All supplies are provided and the event is free, but flower planting is limited to the first 100 children. The featured book of the month, The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi, will be read aloud in the Baue Family Children’s gallery at 1 pm & 2 pm with accompanying art projects available for children 12 and under. Complimentary cookies and lemonade will also be available to all.
Free
For more information call 636-255-0270
  or visit foundryartcentre.org
 
 
HISTORICAL
CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

St. Charles, MO
 
  Saturday, May 10, 2014
10 am - 4 pm
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, 201-216 South Main Street
Come live and play as children in the 1820's did. Hear interesting stories on Missouri's struggle for statehood. Learn about life in St. Charles when Missouri's first legislators were meeting. Hands on activities including butter churning, quill pen writing, cow milking, candle dipping, baby farm animals, hearth cooking, storytelling, period games, re-enactors, sewing/quilting and much more!
Free
For more information call 636-940-3322
 
 

GREAT RIVERS FESTIVAL
East Alton, IL
West Alton, MO
 
  Saturday, May 17, 2014
10 am - 5 pm
National Great Rivers Museum, 2 Lock and Dam Way
Audubon Center at Riverlands, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Celebrate the confluence of the three major rivers - the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois - during the Great Rivers Festival at the National Great Rivers Museum and the Audubon Center at Riverlands. You will have a chance to tour a working towboat and barge. There will also be children's activities, food vendors, live entertainment including animal and reptile shows, living history tours and more.
Free
For more information call 618-462-6979
 
 

RIVERLANDS PADDLE FESTIVAL
West Alton, MO
 
  Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 am - 4 pm
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Riverlands Way shelter next to Ellis Bay, also known as Water Trail site 26-24
Visitors will be able to talk to members from the St. Louis Canoe and Kayak club plus many other paddling enthusiasts. All paddlers must be 14 years or older to paddle solo. Kids 11 and over can paddle solo with parent/guardian consent. Kids 10 and younger can paddle with parent/guardian in a tandem kayak or canoe.
$5 fee charged per person to cover the American Canoe Association insurance.
For more information call 618-462-6979
 
 
LEWIS & CLARK
HERITAGE DAYS
St. Charles, MO
 
  May 17 - May 18, 2014
Saturday: 9:30 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Frontier Park
Historic St. Charles Downtown District
This annual festival features an authentic reenactment of Lewis & Clark's encampment in 1804 prior to their journey up the Missouri River. Also featured are reenactor encampments, Fife and Drum Corps demonstrations, boat replicas, museum tours, and 19th century crafts.
Free, some activities charge a fee
For more information call 1-800-366-2427
  or visit www.lewisandclarkheritagedays.com
 
 

RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Wentzville, MO
 
  May 17 - June 8, 2014
Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day only
10 am - 6 pm

Rotary Park
Travel back to a 16th century French village and thrill to the exploits of jousting knights; roam the village shops; enjoy stage acts performing comedy, music and daring feats; and interact with colorful villagers, nobles, and peasants. There will be food and fun for the entire family.
Admission
For more information call 636-916-1643
 or visit www.stlrenfest.com
 

MUSIC ON MAIN
St. Charles, MO
 
  Wednesday, May 21, 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
 

GEOWOODSTOCK 12
St. Charles, MO
 
  Saturday, May 24, 2014
9 am - 5 pm
Frontier Park, 222 South Riverside Drive
Experience the world's largest gathering of geocachers. Combining a meet and greet opportunity for players from around the world with a series of classes and workshops, appearances by legends of the Geocaching community and the single largest assembly of Geocaching vendors, GeoWoodstock has grown from a small meeting into the annual international convention for the game of Geocaching.
Admission
For more information visit the event's website
 

MISSOURI RIVER
IRISH FEST

St. Charles, MO
 
  May 24 - May 25, 2014
Saturday 9 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Frontier Park, Riverside Drive
St. Charles celebrates it's Irish heritage with music, storytelling, athletics, food, traditional crafts and live Irish music in the evening.
Free
For more information call 1-800-366-2427
 or visit www.moriveririshfest.com
 
 

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

St. Charles, MO
 
  Saturday, May 31, 2014
11 am - 2 pm
St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park, 1630 Heritage Landing off Highway 94
The St. Charles County Parks Department and the Coachmen Car Club of St. Louis are proud to present this annual Classic Car Show. This entertaining program allows car enthusiasts from around the region to learn about a variety of hot rods, muscle cars and vintage automobiles on display outside, and a chance to explore the free, educational transportation-themed exhibit on display inside the Museum.

Free
For more information call 636-255-6000
 
   
  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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