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.

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
St. Charles, MO
  Through December 21, 2014
Historic St. Charles Downtown District
St. Charles celebrates the holidays with festivities that include caroling, chestnut roasting, authentically costumed Santas from around the world, and a Santa Parade each weekend. Visitors will find candlelight shopping and dining Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings as the shops and restaurants on South Main Street stay open until 9pm as well as special activities beginning at 6:30.
Free, some activities charge a fee
For more information call 1-800-366-2427
  or visit www.stcharleschristmas.com
 

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS
O'Fallon, MO
  Through December 24, 2014
Sundays & Tuesday-Thursday: 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday from: 6:30 pm – 10 pm

Fort Zumwalt Park (Interstate 70 to the Bryan Road exit)
A tradition since 1991 the City of O'Fallon presents a drive-through dazzling holiday one mile display of over one million lights depicting holiday scenes. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses.

Cars $9, Vans $15, Buses $1 person ($25 minimum); enjoy the walk-through night on December 9 for $2 or a Train Ride on Mondays by reservation (no vehicles).
For more information call 636-379-5614
  or visit the event's webpage
 

ART EXHIBIT
St. Charles, MO
  Through December 26, 2014
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Open until 9 pm on Wednesdays
Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Street

Given Form is a juried exhibition that was open to artists working in any sculptural media; including but not limited to paper, wire, clay, wood, metal, glass, plastic, and fiber.  Artists were invited to explore themes of their choosing, as long as the work is sculptural. Come and see all the interesting sculptural pieces. The oil on panel paintings of Bonnie Murray will be featured in "Shape & Shadow" in the Emerging Artists Series in the Ameristar Gallery.
Free
For more information call 636-255-0270
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WATERFOWL DECOY SHOW
West Alton, MO
 
  Through December 31, 2014
Audubon Center at Riverlands, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Open Daily: 8 am - 4 pm
Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Years Eve Day and New Years Eve.

"Working Wildfowl: Decoys, Carvings, and the Waterfowl Tradition" Decoy Show is an original exhibit showcasing wildfowl decoys and duck calls. Bird decoys, which were first fashioned by Native American hunter-artists over 1000 years ago, are the only major folk art form to originate in North America. The decoy is a symbol of all that binds us together.  The sportsman, the birdwatcher, the conservationist, and the wildlife biologist all are equally fascinated by the wonders of wildlife on this great river Flyway.
Free
For more information call 636-899-0090
 

ALTON EAGLE FESTIVAL
West Alton, MO & Alton, IL
  Saturday, January 3, 2015
10 am - 2 pm
Audubon Center at Riverlands, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary & Downtown Alton Illinois
Join in the fun for the kickoff of eagle watching season. See a live bald eagle up close and personal. Meet and greet with knowledgeable people from the area’s Eagle Watching Hot Spots to see what is in store for the rest of the season. Receive a "bird band" and become an official Alton Eagle Watcher. Bring the kids for fun activities and crafts. Learn about eagle watching: how to spot eagles, where to look, and what brings the eagles to this region each year. Then, head back across the river to Downtown Alton for ice sculpting on the streets and a wildlife art walk to view eagle and wildlife photography displayed by artists from Alton and beyond!
Free
For more information call 1-800-258-6645 or 636-899-0090
 or visit www.Riverlands.Audubon.org
 

BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAYS
West Alton, MO
 
  Saturdays: January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 2015
10 am - 2 pm
Audubon Center at Riverlands, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Join the staff at The Audubon Center at Riverlands for this Birds of Winter program! It may be cold outside, but it’s always 70 degrees inside the center. Two story circular bay windows provide a 140° grand vista of the Mississippi River, where you may see eagles, trumpeter swans, and other fascinating waterfowl. The TreeHouse Wildlife Center will be at the Center with a rehabilitated raptor. It could be an owl, hawk or falcon – stop by the Center to see who shows up! Then cross the river to see a bald eagle at the Alton Visitors Center.
Free
For more information call 636-899-0090
 or visit www.Riverlands.Audubon.org
 
 

OWL PROWL

St. Charles County, MO
  Saturday, January 3, 2015
6:30 pm - 8 pm
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Highway D
Being in the woods at night is an adventure. Ever wonder "who's" awake while you're sleeping? Owls are actively courting and nesting this time of year. Come learn about owls, as naturalists take you on a short hike in the woods in hopes of hearing owls calling. This program and mild hike is suitable for people of all ages.
Free. Reservations begin December 19.
For more information call 636-441-4554
  or visit the Conservation Departments events website

AUDUBON EAGLE WATCH
West Alton, MO
 
  Sundays: January 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2015
10 am to 4 pm
Audubon Center at Riverlands, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
The World Bird Sanctuary will be bringing a live Bald Eagle for the public to view up close. Be sure to bring your camera. After this personal encounter you can pick up an official All Around Alton Eagle Watcher's Guide and set off along the Great River Road to see eagles in their natural habitat.
Free
For more information call 636-899-0090
 or visit www.Riverlands.Audubon.org
 
 

REGAL EAGLES
St. Charles County, MO
  Saturday, January 10, 2015
9 am - 11 am
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Highway D
Eagles are some of the most majestic of all birds. The return of bald eagles to Missouri is an amazing story of conservation in action, and January is a prime month to see them. Learn about these awesome birds and where you might find them in the wild.
Free. Reservations begin December 24.
For more information call 636-441-4554
  or visit the Conservation Departments events website

FETE DE GLACE
St. Charles, MO
  Saturday, January 31, 2015
Historic St. Charles Downtown District
9:30 am - 4 pm
Fete de Glace (The Festival of Ice) is an outdoor ice-carving competition where skilled carvers from around the region turn blocks of ice into amazing creations while spectators watch the ice chips fly. Coffee, hot chocolate, and fire pits are available to keep everybody warm.

Free
For more information call 636-946-1898
     
   
  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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