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Downtown St. Charles, Illinois

Downtown St. Charles

2 E Main St, St Charles, Illinois, 60174
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Experience Your City Side in Downtown St. Charles, IL

For your foodie side, Downtown features notable historic buildings that are home to mouthwatering eateries. The area is also home to lively bars and clubs that serve up music, cocktails and after dinner fun. Or you can simply enjoy a casual cup of joe at the cozy coffee house or a sweet treat at an ice cream shop.

For your cultural side, the Arcada Theater and Steel Beam Theatre offer your choice of live concerts and theatre.

The fresh-air loving side of you can enjoy walking, running and biking along the Fox River Trail. You can take in an outdoor concert in Lincoln Park or enjoy the fun-filled play areas at three of the green-infused parks that border the Downtown area. There are outdoor fairs, festivals and parades throughout the year that add to the urban spirit. The Fox River offers water-lovers sunny paddleboat cruises alongside energizing kayak and canoeing adventures. Or you can simply take in the relaxing waterfront views.

No matter how you define your city side, you can ignite it thoroughly in Downtown St. Charles. Your city side is your chic side. Your savvy side. It lets you feel more connected. More energized. Morning, noon or night, in Downtown St. Charles there's always something to engage and delight the city side of you.



Vary by location.


24 Hours


  • Cruise Nights
    • 4th Tuesday of the Month: April - September
  • Hops for Hope 5K
    • May 20th
  • St Charles Fine Art Show
    • May 27th-28th
  • STC Live!
    • May 31st-September 1st
  • Concerts in the Park
    • June 1st-August 24th
  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Movie in the Park
    • August 18th
  • Fox Valley Marathon
    • September 17th
  • Scarecrow Festival
    • October 6th-8th
  • Holiday Homecoming
    • November 24-25


  • Sightseeing
  • Live Music
  • Shopping
  • Photography
  • Dining


  • What are some upcoming events in downtown St. Charles? 

    No matter the season, holidays are a treat on the festive streets of St. Charles. Popular events of note include the Electric Christmas Parade the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Santa's House every weekend in December, the St. Patrick's Day Parade on the Saturday before the holiday, Art Around the Corner from Memorial Day Weekend through June, a music and fireworks filled 4th of July Celebration, and St. Charles Jazz Weekend every September. 
  • What shops are downtown? 

    Some of the most special stores with unique finds are Anderson's Coins & Collectibles, Circa Vintage Gallery, custom jewelry at The Goldmine and Mr. Marco Jewelers, Town House Books, Warehouse Antiques & Confectionery, Wool & Company, The Wine Exchange, and the oldest walking / running shoe store in the U.S., Dick Pond Athletics.

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