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2012 St. Charles Festivals and Events

Missouri Tartan Days Festivities kicked off the festival season in St. Charles. Check out this list of events and festivals for 2012.

2012 St. Charles Festivals

April 

  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. April 22, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Listen to live music, eat food and entertainment. 
  • Spring ArtWalk: April 27-29, 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.

May

  • Music on Main5-7:30 p.m, May 16, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Live music by Butch Wax and the Hollywoods 
  • Lewis and Clark Heritage Days: May 19-20, 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 20, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Listen to live music, eat food out on Main Street.  
  • Missouri River Irish Fest: May 25-27, 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.

June 

  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. June 3 in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Listen to live music, eat food and entertainment. 
  • Music on Main: 5-7:30 p.m, June 20, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street.
  • Shakespeare in the Park: June 21-23 and June 29-July 1, 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on July 1 in Frontier Park. Watch As You Like It in the great outdoors. 

July

  • : 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, Frontier Park. This is a one-day celebration that includes a parade, music, vendors and fireworks.
  • Music on Main 5-7:30 p.m. July 18, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Music by Blackdog and the Rainmakers.

August

  • Music on Main: 5-7:30 p.m. August 15, in the 100-200 blocks of North Main Street. Music by Bone Daddy and the Blues Shakers
  • Festival of the Little Hills: Aug. 17-19, 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.
  • Greater St. Charles Fashion Week: Aug. 22-25, Ameristar Casino 

September

  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Street. 
  • MOsaics: Festival for the Arts: Sept. 14-16, 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. 19 in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Street. Listen to The Arbogast Band perform.
  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. Sept. 23 in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Street.
  • Oktoberfest: Sept. 28-30, 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.

October

  • Sunday "Fun Day" on North Main Street: 1-6 p.m. October 14 in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Street. Live entertainment, food and music. 
  • Dogtoberfest: October 30, DuSable Dog Park. Pet vendors, pet parade, animal adoption event and more. 
  • Missouri River Storytelling: Oct. 26-27. Tentative.

November/December 

  • Christmas Traditions: Nov. 23-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.

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