Memorial Day Weekend Festivities!

St. Charles Memorial Day Parade

​The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau has long been a community-focused organization that offers unbiased information to various consumer groups that are looking to find hotel and entertainment information in the St. Charles area. Since its inception in 1983, the GSCCVB's focus has been to deliver qualified destination information to families, individuals, and groups that are looking to plan excursions into the St. Charles area!

It's the official start of the summertime celebrations on Memorial Day. This year St. Charles will be starting the festivities with the Fine Arts Show and carries on through the weekend with the Memorial Day Parade and ceremony.

BB King's Blues Band with Michael Lee at the Arcada Theatre, May 24, 2019, 105 East Main Street, St. Charles, Il, 60174, 630.963.7000, For over half a century, B.B. King and B.B. King's Blues Band defined the blues to the world, averaging over 250 sold out concerts per year, with classics like "The Thrill Is Gone," "Every Day I Have The Blues," "How Blues Can You Get," and "Why I Sing The Blues". Now, Michael Lee (from the hit TV Show THE VOICE) has teamed up with B.B. King's Blues Band to tour, keeping the musical legacy of B.B. King alive. Combining amazing musical talent, this is your chance to experience and celebrate legendary blues standards…LIVE ON STAGE! Showtime: 8 pm.

St. Charles Fine Arts Show, May 25 & 26, 2019, Located on Riverside Drive in St. Charles, IL. Sat 10-6pm, & Sun 10-5pm, for more information call 630.443.3969. The 21st Annual St. Charles Fine Art Show showcases the work of over 100 juried fine artists in mediums including Clay/Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Illustration, Fiber (Non-Wearable), Jewelry, Photography, Glass, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. All are exhibited and available for sale during this outdoor and free-to-the-public event. The St. Charles Fine Art Show has built a reputation of presenting a diverse group of high-quality artists, and their work. The show attracts an audience of art lovers and buyers who come from the greater Chicagoland area and beyond. Check out our Facebook Page for photos and more!

St. Charles Memorial Day Parade, May 27, 2019, Starting at 10 a.m. the parade will begin downtown at Mainstreet & 6th continuing to Riverside Avenue and ending at the Freedom Shrine (located along the river, north of the police department). This annual celebration of veterans is one of the most spectacular events ever to march down our Mainstreet all year. All government and city agencies will be represented and there will be fun for all ages. The Memorial Service follows immediately after the parade and will be held behind the Municipal Building at the Riverwalk Freedom Shrine. Also, the VFW/American Legion will be hosting an Open House at 311 North 2nd Street, Unit 109 St. Charles. This event is for all service veterans and their families including active and inactive club members. For additional information, call Mark Powell at 630.329.6444.

If you are looking to make it a weekend Summer celebration and are in need of a place to stay, check out GSCCVB's hotel list at www.visitstcharles.com. Grab a room at one of St. Charles' fine hotels and take the opportunity to visit a few other events while you are in town.

Source: Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau


Categories: Arts and Entertainment

Tags: Arcada Theatre, Art Show, B.B. King, Memorial Day, Parade


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Our bureau, founded in 1983, was one of the first CVBs to be certified by the State of Illinois to promote the community as a destination for meetings & conventions, motorcoach tours, sporting events, and leisure getaways.

Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau
2 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
United States