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What's Up Downtown 04-28-2021

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St. Charles Fine Art Show


We are about a month away from Memorial Day Weekend and the St. Charles Fine Art Show! The event will take place on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 and showcase the original, juried work of over 90 fine artists in mediums including Clay/Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Illustration, Fiber (Non Wearable), Jewelry, Photography, Glass, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. All are exhibited and available for sale during this outdoor and free event. For more information please visit here.


Check out our blog on how to have the ultimate experience on your Memorial Day Weekend and at the Fine Art Show!


Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this event possible. Thank you to our presenting sponsor St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram as well as Gerald Subaru of North Aurora, Onesti Entertainment, LawnBoyZ Landscaping.Mixology Salon Spa and Midwest Dental Implantology,


Spring is here and the weather keeps getting better and better! Why not enjoy the beautiful outdoors and go for a walk downtown, where you can explore our shops, restaurants and more! Especially for the restaurants, you can enjoy dining outdoors on many patios, including the ones in the First Street Plaza, which has expanded due to a portion of First Street being closed!


Spring is also the perfect time to partake in some walking and tours! Check out the St. Charles Brew Tour, a self-guided tour you can take of six breweries in St. Charles. Another great tour is the downtown St. Charles Historic Walking Tour, where you can take a self-guided walk through St. Charles history. Stop up at the St. Charles History Museum for more information or for fun St. Charles gifts and more in the Curious Fox Gift Shop.


For more ideas on what you can do in St. Charles, check out our Itineraries, find fun activities at the St. Charles Park District and explore all St. Charles has to offer!


Find some amazing specials, deals and news from St. Charles businesses and organizations that you won't want to miss!


116 Gallery - 116 Gallery in Mixology Spa Salon is hosting a Student Art Show until May 15. Sponsors include the St. Charles Arts Council, VFW and the American Legion. For more information.


Becky's Bouquets - Becky’s Bouquets will be offering curbside pick up on Saturday, May 8 of Mother's Day weekend. Please check their website for pickup hours. They will also be at the St. Charles Spring Market on May 8 & 9 at 303 N. 4th Street. See you there!


Billy Bricks - There's no better time to try the new Billy Bricks than on Thursdays, where you can get 2 delicious pizzas for $20. Place an order or get more information on their website.


Club Arcada - The Club Arcada Speakeasy & Restaurant is reopening after a 14 month shutdown, with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday! Sinatra Sundays are back too! On Mother's Day, bring Mom to a Sunday "Italian Feast" Dinner and a Show with The Bronx Wanderers. For hours and our complete show schedule, visit here.


Dick Pond Athletics - Dick Pond Athletics is now taking registrations for their second Walk2Run session of 2021 Walk2Run is a free 10-week progressive program that is for all ages and abilities. The new session begins on May 22 or May 24. Register at the St. Charles portion of the Dick Pond Athletics website for the weekly Saturday morning or the Monday evening class.


HM Hair Bar- During the month of May, HM Hair Bar is honoring moms of all kinds with a gift basket raffle! Including hair care products, a gift certificate from Gia Mia and skin care products from Tiffany Skin Care, this basket will make any mom, furry-friend mom, or aspiring mom look and feel their best! To enter, follow HM Hair Bar on Instagram and tag a friend.


Hops for Hope 5k- Mark your calendars on Oct. 2 for the hopeful return of Project Mobility’s Hops for Hopes 5k*. Come Drink Your Way Through a 5k on a timed and certified course. Whether you are a runner or walker, this event is for you, especially if you’re a craft beer lover! Sponsorships are available but selling out quick! They will be following all CDC guidelines and will have a virtual option in addition to the in-person 5K. For more information *the event is pending city approval.


Hotel Baker - Join Hotel Baker for a luxurious Mother's Day Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 9. Place your reservations by calling 630-584-2100. For more information.


Kimmer's Ice Cream - Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day at Kimmer's Ice Cream! Stop by between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, for a gorgeous balloon garland from Confetti Wish photo op with mom when you treat her to a scoop of her favorite ice cream!


Give mom the ultimate "Me Time" gift basket - valued $60 - with 4 Free Scoop Certificates, a Kimmer's Signature Scent candle from Scentcerely Yours, a "Mama needs me time" wine glass created by Essentially Hippie, and amazing bath and body products from the brand new, soon to be open, Magnolia Soap and Bath Co.! Place preorders between Wednesday, April 28 & Monday, May 3.


Larimar Med- Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? At Larimar Med, she will get a full day at the spa, champagne and strawberries, a light lunch from Townhouse Cafe and goodie bag, a $450 value for only $275! Hurry in, this special ends May 10!


Lazarus House - Early bird registration is now open for the Lazarus House Great Western Freedom 4 Run/Walk! For more information. For more events, such as their Posh Picnic, visit here.


Paragon Flowers- Paragon Flowers, the oldest florist in downtown St Charles, is offering 15% off any item in their online catalog! Online orders only... BUT... the secret is you can use the discount Now for anytime in the future! Order for Mother's Day and for that September Birthday... and Save on Both! For more information.


Regus- Membership has its Perks! Check out our Business Lounge, Private Office and Co-Working Membership options tailored for your flexible workspace needs!


Sage Healing Collective - At Sage Healing Collective, we honor Moms and Aunties and all the women who have impacted & empower our lives, teachers who inspire growth & knowledge, graduates who achieved higher learning & will set forth to new adventures and the memories of the soldiers who believed in freedom & country. Throughout the month of May, for every $100 in gift cards purchased, you will receive a special treat to keep or gift.


Shakou - April means more Shakou for you! Through the entire month, purchase a $100 Gift Card and receive a free $25 virtual Gift Card! * The free bonus card must be redeemed by May 31st, 2021. Shop now!


St. Charles History Museum - The St. Charles History Museum will host its first ever History Hustle Virtual 5K starting May 10 through May 24, 2021. Anyone can be a part of this historic event, with all proceeds going to benefit the Museum's mission. For more information.


St. Charles Public Library- Join St. Charles resident Jeffrey Doty, co-author of A Convenient Man, for the true story of a 72-year-old grandfather who spent almost five years wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Come check it out at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. For more information.


Trend + Relic - Check out Trend + Relic's Grand Reopening on May 1 to celebrate their shop's expansion. Stop by between 10-5 or after hours from 6-9 to enjoy Dee's Food Truck.



St. Charles is continuing to grow with new and reopening businesses! We hope everyone can give them a St. Charles welcome and go check them out!

  • Arcada Theatre - Club Arcada is reopening May 9. Follow their Facebook for updates!

  • Billy Bricks - Open for orders! Order online or stop in the restaurant for delicious pizza and more! 11 N. Third Street.

  • Eden Restaurant & Events - Now open! Come see live music this Saturday for their grand reopening!