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May 24

Enjoy Summer in St. Charles County

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 2:27 PM by County Council

What are your plans for summer vacation? You don’t have to leave St. Charles County for fun and adventure – there’s so much to do here! And the best part is it won’t break your budget. The following is just a sample of places and events to check out for unforgettable “staycations” in our community. Thank you to the Greater St. Charles County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) for their assistance in putting together this list. Be sure to follow County, CVB, and municipal websites and social media for updates and more events.

Parks, Parks, and more Parks!

As a County Councilman, I have to brag on St. Charles County Parks a bit. They have numerous events scheduled throughout the summer. From kayak classes and Friday night stargazing to mountain bike rides, disc golf, and yoga, there are activities for every interest. County Parks also have summer camp opportunities and Storybook Walks for kids, tent and cabin camping, fishing, trails, The Historic Daniel Boone Home and the Heritage Museum, and much more. Visit their website for more information, read the latest Activity Guide, and register online for events. With 15 parks in the County’s system, your family can stay busy and active the entire summer!

We also have amazing park systems in our municipalities. St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, Dardenne Prairie, and Wentzville have fantastic amenities and activities to enjoy. And don’t miss the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area and the First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site Park.

Fairs and Festivals

Fairs and festivals are a regular part of summer, and St. Charles County has plenty of them. Get ready for funnel cakes, rides, and more at these events:

Missouri River Irish Fest
5–11 p.m., May 25; 10 a.m.–11 p.m., May 26; and 10 a.m.–5 p.m., May 27 at New Town in St. Charles

Pride St. Charles
Parade 9:30 a.m., festival 12–9 p.m., June 15 at Frontier Park in St. Charles

O’Fallon Heritage & Freedom Fest
4–10 p.m., July 2; 4–11 p.m., July 3; and 12–10 p.m., July 4 at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex in O’Fallon

Saint Charles Riverfest
5–11 p.m., July 3, and 12–11 p.m., July 4
Parade along Main Street at 10 a.m., July 4; fireworks at 9:20 p.m., July 4 only, at Frontier Park in St. Charles

Wentzville July 4th Parade and Liberty Fest
10 a.m. parade starts at Holt High School, followed by activities at Progress Park; fireworks after 9 p.m.

St. Charles County Fair
July 23–27 at Rotary Park in Wentzville

Festival of the Little Hills
4–10 p.m., Aug. 16; 9:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Aug. 17; and 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Aug. 18 at Frontier Park and Main Street in St. Charles

Race for the Rivers (canoe race, bicycle ride, and festival)
Aug. 24 at Frontier Park in St. Charles

Summer Concerts, Food Truck and Movie Nights

All it takes is a picnic basket and lawn chairs to enjoy free music and movies on beautiful summer evenings in St. Charles County. Here are some to check out. Click on the event names to see bands and more info.

Beale Street Concert Series
6–8 p.m., June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, and Oct. 19 at The Streets of St. Charles  

Food Trucks at Frontier
5–8 p.m., June 18, Aug. 20, and Oct. 15 at Frontier Park in St. Charles

Food Truck Frenzy
5:30–8:30 p.m., June 7 and Aug. 2 at Sports Park in O’Fallon

Lake Saint Louis Movies in the Park
8:30 p.m., June 7, Aug. 2, and Oct. 11 in Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis

Movie Night at The Heritage Museum
7 p.m., July 27 at St. Charles County Parks’ Heritage Museum in St. Peters

Music on Main
5–7:30 p.m., June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18 along North Main Street in St. Charles

O’Fallon Jammin’ Concerts
6:30–9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, June 4–Aug. 13 at Civic Park in O’Fallon

New Town St. Charles Free Concerts
7–10 p.m., June 1, June 22, June 29, July 3, July 4, July 6, July 20, July 27, and Aug. 17 at the New Town Amphitheater in St. Charles

New Town St. Charles Outdoor Movies
At dusk, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, Aug. 2, and Aug. 16 at the New Town Amphitheater in St. Charles

St. Charles County Symphony Gala Patriotic Concert 

7 p.m., June 26, outside OPO Startups at 119 S. Main in St. Charles

St. Charles Municipal Band Concerts
8 p.m., Thursdays, June 6–Aug. 29 at Frontier Park in St. Charles
(no concert on July 4 or Aug. 15)

St. Charles Community Big Band Concerts

7:30 p.m., June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, and Sept. 1 at Frontier Park in St. Charles

Summer Concerts, Food Truck Rallies and Cornhole Tournaments
7 p.m., June 21, July 19, and Aug. 16 at City Hall Park in Dardenne Prairie

Summerfest 2019

6–8 p.m., June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, and Sept. 12 at The Meadows Clock Tower Plaza in Lake Saint Louis

Sunset Fridays On the Road
6:30 p.m., May 24, May 31, June 7, and June 14 at The Cove in St. Peters