Nothing says good-bye quite like an end of summer celebration. Enjoy the local festivals and carnivals around town, amusement and water parks, and all the great family-friendly and adult experiences to kick off the end of one season and entry into another.
Anne O’C Albrecht Nature Playscape: 17-acre experiential play space with natural landscapes including native and diverse species; features nine, free distinct activity distinct activity areas.
Old Chain Of Rocks Bridge: Originally, the bridge was used by U.S. Route 66 to cross over the Mississippi; now for walking or biking.
Melvin Price Lock And Dam Tour: Take free, guided tour to see towboats and barges push through this incredible structure. Tours: 10 a.m/1 p.m/3 p.m.
Streets of St. Charles: Joe Dirt & The Dirty Boys will perform classic rock at the free Beale Street Concert Series Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Raging Rivers Waterpark: Miles of slide plus thousands of gallons of water equal family fun; great view of the Mississippi River and Sea Lion Show
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site2
Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site: Remains of most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved here; Interpretive Center and special events.
Kade's Playground: State-of-the-art playground themed around giant Mt. Vesuvius Volcano; children (with/without disabilities) play side-by-side, in honor of 3-year-old Kade who died Oct. 14, 2011.
National Blues Museum4
National Blues Museum: Explore historical significance of the Blues as foundation of American music, celebrate genre’s styles and recognize musicians who created this art form.
Ferry To Grafton: Carries passengers from St. Charles to Illinois (Grafton Lighthouse/public boat ramp off Market Street); Missouri landing at Grafton Ferry Road/Highway 94.
2021 Klondike Krawler -- the first-ever judged Remote Control Car event in the park, featuring 1/10, 1/18, or 1/24 scale RC crawlers, August 29.
The Festival of the Little Hills is back! Celebrating the rich history of St. Charles with 300+ vendors, craft demonstrations and antiques dealers August 20-22.
The Muny - St. Charles County8
Catch all the razzle-dazzle as The Muny brings Chicago, the internationally-acclaimed musical about fame, fortune and justice to the stage, August 30-September 5.
Smallcakes: A Cupcakery and Creamery - Chesterfield, MO12
Smallcakes Cupcakery And Creamery: Celebrate from among 200-plus cupcake flavors that are freshly baked each day, homemade ice cream, parties, events, birthdays and weddings.
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area13
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area: Ideal for lovers of wide, open spaces; paved, level hiking/biking trail and boat ramp; separate access gets paddlers onto the Mississippi.