St. Charles St. Patrick’s Celebration to be reformatted because of pandemic

For a second straight year, St. Charles will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without a parade because of the pandemic and state restrictions.

The St. Charles St. Patrick’s Celebration, hosted by the St. Charles Business Alliance, will be March 13. Instead of the parade, the event will feature events around downtown, including a photo op area, roaming bagpipers and a search for leprechauns at downtown St. Charles businesses as part of a treasure hunt.

“While there will be major changes in place, we have been working hard to keep the spirit of this community event alive so that we can keep the joy and benefits it brings to our businesses and community,” St. Charles Business Alliance executive director Jenna Sawicki said in a news release.

Information and updates on the St. Charles St. Patrick’s Celebration are available at

Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf covers St. Charles and writes entertainment stories for the Kane County Chronicle.