Recreation and Activities

The City offers a variety of activities and ways to relax. Downtown St. Charles is brimming with antiques, quaint shops, museums, and unique restaurants. For more than 30 years, the Kane County Flea Market has brought some of the best in antiques, furniture, unique items and treasures to the Kane County Fairgrounds, located in St. Charles. Just minutes from Downtown, The Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center includes a 1,000-seat theater and stage where audiences delight to famous entertainers, musicals and children's theater productions.

Pheasant Run Resort and Hotel Baker offer peaceful getaways as well as night clubs, dinner theater, golf and activities for the whole family. Paddlewheel riverboat cruises will take you for a leisurely trip down the beautiful Fox River, or you can follow the Fox River or Great Western Trails by bicycle to discover the beauty of the Fox River Valley.

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image Local festivals offer fun for the whole family. Pride of the Fox RiverFest, held in June, showcases the Mid-America Canoe Race, Dragon Boat races, and sand sculptures, while the annual Scarecrow Festival is a one-of-a-kind event held in October featuring hand-crafted scarecrows, arts & crafts show, live entertainment, and much more. The biennial international St. Charles Art & Music Festival beckons music lovers of all ages, offering more than 80 events, gala concerts, family programming, visual arts, theater productions, music from all genres and competitions. More than 80 percent of festival events are free.