Savor summer fun for adults at St. Charles parks and riverboat

As Midwesterners, we know that summer is a special time and never lasts long enough. Make the most of your summer days and nights with fun events for those age 21+ hosted by the St. Charles Park District. Bring a date, your friends, or head out and meet new people. Because of capacity limits, most events do require advance registration.

Happy Hour Cruises: Rediscover the meaning of Happy Hour with a relaxing one-hour cruise along the Fox River in a paddlewheel riverboat. Bring along friends, your favorite snack or refreshment, and catch up as you enjoy the cruise and return to downtown St. Charles in time to enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Cruises depart at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration is recommended, space is limited. Available select Fridays from June through August.

BYOB Sunset Cruise: Take time to enjoy the sunset from a new vantage point on the Fox River. Splurge on the cruise and save by bringing along your own beer, wine or other favorite nonalcoholic drink to enjoy as you and your date relax on the smooth ride along the Fox River. Available on select Fridays from June through October. Cruises depart based on seasonal sunset times. Advance registration is required.

Cruisin’ with the Breweries: Local breweries will be aboard the cruise to talk about their new brews and share samples to try. While you sip and savor, play some trivia or enjoy the company of friends. Cruises occur on second Thursdays in June through October, departing at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration required.

If you prefer your fun on dry land, then check out these events.

Make a date for Moosic & Brews at Primrose Farm in St. Charles, featuring live music, delicious food and the beautiful farmyard setting. This event features three Friday evening performances from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 4, July 16 and Aug. 13. Tickets to the event cost $6, and advance registration is required. Beer tickets cost $6 each and must be purchased at the time of registration. Additionally, local food vendors will be onsite, and participants may purchase food directly from vendors. Primrose Farm is a real working farm so arrive early to grab a selfie with one of the Nigerian Dwarf goats, say hi to the chickens or simply enjoy walking around the beautiful farmyard and park grounds.

Taste of Golf: Grab some friends and enjoy a day on the links at the Taste of St. Charles Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 12. This event brings together golf and some tasty samples from local businesses including Pollyanna Brewing Company, Riverlands Brewing Company and 93 Octane Brewery, as well as food bites from Gia Mia, Urban Counter and Blue Goose.

The event features a 9-hole walking game at the beautiful Pottawatomie Golf Course along the Fox River. Cost is $180 per foursome, and advance registration is required. Cart rentals will be available upon check-in. Tee times will be scheduled between 11 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.

Yappy Hours: Humans aren’t the only ones clamoring to get out and about, so grab your pup and meet up with fellow dog lovers at Yappy Hours, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: June 16 at James O. Breen Community Park and July 21 and Aug. 18 at Pollyanna Brewing Company. Mingle with fellow pet owners, watch your pup enjoy some exercise, and both of you will make new friends. Tickets cost $10 per person and include a drink ticket for one beer. Advance registration is required.

[Melissa Rubalcaba Riske for the St. Charles Park District]