What's Up Downtown 9-18-19
The 2019 St. Charles Scarecrow Festival is Oct. 11-13! The 34th annual Scarecrow Fest will feature the Scarecrow Contest, Live Entertainment and Make Your Own Scarecrow in Lincoln Park, Autumn on the Fox Arts & Crafts Show in Pottawatomie Park and the Windy City Amusement Carnival in the parking lot at 3rd St. & Cedar St.
The Scarecrow Contest is still accepting applications until Sept. 27. If you or your organization would like to participate, please send an online or print application to the St. Charles Business
Alliance. All forms are found here
We are also still in need of a lot of volunteers to help with the event. Volunteers may register here.
The highly attended Electric Christmas Parade is coming back for another great year in downtown St. Charles, and registration for the parade, on Nov. 30, is open.
Local businesses, community groups and non-profits are encouraged to participate. The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 20. Entries must submit three items to the Alliance in order to complete their entry: an entry application, certificate of insurance forms and an entry fee. All forms can be found here and the entry fee is $275 for businesses, $150 for St. Charles Businesses and $25 for non-profit organizations.
Family. Dedication. Following their passion. These qualities have helped guide local furniture craftsman Judah Pearl and his business Pearl & Sons. We talked to Judah about what the process has been like since he opened up shop in downtown St. Charles, how he crafts his exquisite custom-orders and much more. Don't miss out on this episode of What's Up... Downtown!
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Dick Pond Athletics Come visit Dick Pond Athletics at the Baker Community Center during the Fox Valley Marathon Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21. All closeout running shoes will be an additional 30% Off their already reduced closeout prices!
Eden on the River Eden on the River has the specials you need! Grab and go business lunch special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, Happy Hour specials and more! For more information
Kava Diem Looking for a place to host a fall or winter birthday party, baby shower or holiday party? Kava Diem is the perfect location on the river with in-house catering and BYOB options. For their hours visit their website or contact here to schedule your event.
Kimmer's Ice Cream Celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other occasion? Celebrate with an ice cream cake from Kimmer's. A variety of sizes and flavors available to make your special day the best it can be!
La Zaza Trattoria La ZaZa Trattoria will be hosting wine dinners, scotch tastings, live music and more new exciting experiences coming this fall! Keep your eye out on their social media pages and website for updates and to make sure you don’t miss out on these exciting new events! For more information
Le Belle Don Salon Le Belle Donne is offering new clients a free hair cut with the purchase of a hair coloring session. To learn more about Le Belle Donne Salon, visit here
Puebla Modern Mexican Come over to Puebla Modern Mexican for their grand openings specials, everyday of the week! See their specials here
Regus Flexible, cost-effective offices are available here in St. Charles. Learn more here!
RE/MAX All Pro Fall is the perfect time to buy or sell a home with RE/MAX All Pro! Visit their website here
Fox Valley Marathon The 10th annual Fox Valley Marathon is almost here, bringing thousands of runners to the Fox Valley on Sunday, Sept. 22. Come visit the Alliance during the Fox Valley Marathon Health & Wellness Expo this Friday and Saturday for a free neck towel or water bottle! For more information on the marathon, visit here
Lazarus House Join Lazarus House on Sept. 29 for an evening of dinner and exceptional entertainment by Vincent McPherson, a local artist who will be performing various opera arias and musical pieces. For more information
Pheasant Run This Saturday on the Mainstage Theater, the music of Elton John and Billy Joel comes to life with Piano Man, the ultimate tribute. Shows at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Dinner and a show is $59.99 per person. Buy Tickets
Tri-City Health Partnership Casino Royale is Tri City Health Partnership's biggest fundraiser of the year, and are "betting" on you to make it a success! The fundraiser will be on Oct. 12 at the Q Center. Register here