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What's Up Downtown 9-30-2020

Scarecrow Stroll 2020

The 2020 St. Charles Scarecrow Stroll is almost here, going from Oct. 9-11.

The stroll will look very different than years past including the cancellation of the carnival and craft show, along with how the scarecrows will be placed. Typically placed at Lincoln Park, scarecrows will instead be spread around the town to encourage social distancing, while also supporting local businesses that will be paired with said scarecrows. The businesses will offer Scarecrow Stroll related deals, specials and events and be featured on a Scarecrow Stroll Map so individuals can take a Stroll to see the scarecrows and visit the St. Charles businesses.

Other events during Scarecrow Stroll will be a Drive-In Concert in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, a scavenger hunt throughout the downtown, a pumpkin carver, who will be hosted at the St Charles History Museum, and a photography station. There will also be an information booth in front of the Municipal building.

There will also be items individuals can purchase and take home with them from the stroll. Adults can enjoy a local Craft Beer Box, which will feature seasonal craft brews from all St. Charles breweries, while kids can enjoy Scarecrow in a Box, which provides materials to make a scarecrow at home. The Scarecrow in a Box will replace the traditional “Make-Your-Own- Scarecrow” station that is traditionally at the event. More information on the event is available here.

Special thank you to Scarecrow Stroll sponsor St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram, as well as Gerald Subaru of North Aurora, Griffin | Williams, LLP, McNally's Heating & Cooling, Metronet, Lakeshore Recycling Systems and In Towne Self-Storage.

Fall is finally here and there's nowhere better to spend it than in St. Charles! Satisfy those fall cravings with fall lattes at one of our amazing breakfast restaurants or cafes, shop for fall apparel and decorations at local and brand-name retail shops, gear up for Halloween by finding something spooky and scary at Ghoulish Mortals, find and try St. Charles sweets and treats and more! 

If you're looking for fall-themed activities, the St. Charles Park District has all you need to have a fun and safe fall adventure. Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin decorating, fall events and more! Come explore the parks and see all the foliage begin to change into their dazzling colors. 

Now that it's fall, it's the perfect chance to explore St. Charles' breweries before winter comes. Explore a vast selection of craft brews from IPA's, stouts, seasonals and beyond on the St. Charles Brew Tour. Visit here to take a virtual brew tour & download your St. Charles Brew Tour pamphlet to use as a guide during your stay. 

Also be sure to come explore our amazing restaurants! Many offer incredible deals, specials and events, which you can find more information about below. Or if you want to stop by during Happy Hour, check out our Happy Hour Hub to find terrific Happy Hour specials.

St. Charles businesses are ready to welcome you! Many of them are offering amazing deals or events to go to. If you are doing takeout, check out our list of restaurants offering curbside pick-up, which you can find on Facebook and our website.

Broken Brix Homebrew Shop  - Checkout the Homebrew Shop's latest product release: the Wild Scrumpy Cider $8.99 for a 22oz bottle.  A crisp dry cider with a touch of funk. On sale now!

Dick Pond Athletics - Would you like to learn how to continue your journey to good health by exercising outside this winter? Join Dick Pond at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 in the backyard of Dick Pond Athletics for their annual lecture:  How to Survive And Thrive Running And Walking Through An Illinois Winter. The event is free and features a drawing for several $10 Dick Pond Athletics gift cards! 

Dreams Dance AcademyDid you know dance is a socially distanced, non-contact activity? Enroll your child this fall and keep them moving! Join classes for all ages - beginner through advanced - that are available in person or virtually (Zoom), or check out their Arts academy. Visit here for the fall schedule and program info.

Eden on the River - Come see live music and enjoy authentic Mediterranean food at Eden on the River! For their music schedule, visit here.

Forever Yogurt - Forever Yogurt is open and ready for you to safely come in and get a little or a lot of your favorite frozen yogurt and toppings. There is limited seating inside or take it to go!

Green Leaf Yoga Studio - Come experience Green Leaf's Yoga Studio fall classes, including outdoor and virtual sessions. For more information, visit here.

Kimmer's Ice CreamFall flavors are starting to arrive at Kimmer's Ice Cream! It's never too early for a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Regus- Regus has all you need to have a safe experience at the office. Check out their special of two months free on a six month lease!

Sage Healing Collective - Sage Healing Collective offers Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapy. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific acupoints. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, improve sleep, balance hormones, benefit digestion, and create a sense of well-being.  Book your ACU appointment today!

Tranquility/Larimar Med - Tranquility/Larimar Med is now offering a Staycation package. This Package includes A Facial, A 60 min massage, a 10 min red light therapy session, and a complimentary Sauna session to use whenever!

Trend + Relic - Shop vintage finds, handmade goods, home decor, furniture, unique gifts, boutique clothing, and more at Trend + Relic. For more information. 

West Valley Graphics - LetWest Valley Graphicshelp you with any of your Fall printing needs.