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What's Up Downtown 05-26-2021

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St. Charles Fine Art Show


We can't believe but it's finally here! The St. Charles Fine Art is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Come see over 90 talented artists showcasing their original, juried work 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.


There will also be live music performances at Pollyanna Brewing Co. and Flagship on the Fox during the event. Also, be sure to check out our businesses that are hosting specials! To find the live music schedule and specials, visit here.


If you haven't made plans yet, check out our blog on things to find around town the entire weekend!


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.

Almost there to Summer!


The weather keeps reminding us that we are getting closer to summer! 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!


Live Music Galore!


Speaking of patios and restaurants, there's so many live music performances to find both indoors and outdoors! Check out our list here for all the live music performances happening around town this week. If you want to find a cool drink or some hot apps to go along with the music, check out our Happy Hour Hub to find happy hour deals around town!


Take a Tour at Your Pace


With the weather so nice, it's the perfect time to take a tour and walk outdoors! 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 Salon Spa is showcasing colored pencil and graphite creations of Andria Burchett, paintings by Janice Czerwinski, photographs from Sue Braunsky, sculptures by Howard Russo and fine woodworking by Tory Haines. Stop by and see these wonderful work!


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.


Broken Brix Home Brew Shop- Check out their newest release: the Broken Brix Perry. Made with local pears, the bottle of pear cider has notes of ripe pear and green apple balanced by brilliant acidity. Supply is limited so get it while you can!


Campbell Creations - Campbell Creations, featured in the Daily Herald and Kane County Chronicle, has new handcrafted charcuterie boards! Stop on in Campbell Creations to see what discount they are offering this weekend. Check out their new lazy susan charcuterie board!


Club Arcada - The Club Arcada Speakeasy & Restaurant is open with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday! Sinatra Sundays are back too! For hours and their complete show schedule, visit here. They are also hosting an open house during the Fine Art show! The public is invited to tour the first and third floors of the Arcada!


Dick Pond Athletics - Dick Pond athletics will be offering their Wednesday night summer running program for children 6-12 years old and their parents beginning June 9. It is free of charge and registration is not necessary. They will meet outside in the back yard of the store. Refreshments are served at the end of each weekly run. The final run of the summer will be on August 4 with ‘smores! There is no charge for this program.


Eden Restaurant & Events- Eden is ready for everyone to come enjoy their new renovated space and patio! Come see live music on Thursdays and Saturdays, enjoy 50% off selected tapas on Tapas Tuesdays and Lady's Night on Wednesdays with $7 margaritas and sangrias.


Forever Yogurt- Forever Yogurt has some cool options. Have a little or have a lot. There are 16 flavors just waiting to cool you down.


HM Hair Bar - HM Hair Bar is a salon of independent stylists ready to care for your hair needs. If you're in town for the fine arts show, be sure to walk by to see our mural by Brett Whitacre Art. Visit here to book an appointment!


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.


Kane Repertory Theatre - Kane Repertory Theatre is offering top notch theatre classes live in St. Charles through a partnership with the park district. They have affordable classes for kids (and adults) of all ages, taught by professional actors that work in Chicago! For more information.


Kimmer's Ice Cream - Summer is right around the corner! Kimmer's Ice Cream begins summer hours, 11 a.m. - 10 p m., on Friday, May 28. Ice cream weather is here.


Pollyanna Brewing Co. - Pollyanna Brewing Co. recently launched their spirit & cocktail program and will be offering a new line of spirits and cocktails distilled at Pollyanna! To find more or order online, visit here.


Regus- Regus St. Charles is hiring! They are looking for a Full-Time energetic well organized Community Associate! For more information, please click this link.


Sage Healing Collective - At Sage Healing Collective, they 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 - Happy May! It’s Kids’ Month during the month of May at all locations of Shakou Restaurants. All Kid’s entrées are only $6.00 for your #ShakouToGo online dinner orders! Choose from: Chicken Fingers and Fries, Mac n Cheese, Cheese Pizza, Buttered Noodles or Udon Noodles with or without broth. This offer is available for Online Orders only.


St. Charles Memorial Day Ceremony- There will be a memorial day ceremony taking place on Monday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. next to the old police station on the Fox River. For more information.