Here’s what’s going on in Kane County for Memorial Day 2024

St. Charles Memorial Day Parade Color Guard heads up the procession down Main Street on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Several ceremonies, parades and events are planned throughout Kane County on Memorial Day. Here is what each municipality will be doing to honor the occasion and remember the fallen:

St. Charles

Memorial Day ceremonies will begin with flag raising and cemetery ceremonies at 6 a.m. at the Baker Community Center, 101 S. Second St., with the Boy Scouts posting colors, an honor guard and an honorary gun salute.

Boy Scout troops will lead flag ceremonies beginning at the South Cemetery (east side of Seventh Avenue, north of Madison Avenue), then the North Cemetery (west side of Route 25, north of Johnor Avenue) and concluding at the Union Cemetery (east side of Route 25, north of Stonehedge Road).

The St. Charles Veterans will host a Community Breakfast Fundraiser from 7 to 9 a.m. at Baker Memorial Church, 307 Cedar Ave. All are invited. Breakfast will cost $5 a person. All current and former fire, police, uniformed Scouts, emergency service workers, military members and veterans will dine for free.

The Memorial Day parade will step off at 10 a.m. at Sixth and Main streets and continue to Riverside Avenue.

A special memorial service will follow the parade at 10:45 a.m. at the Freedom Shrine along the river, west of the former St. Charles Police Department at 211 N. Riverside Ave. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be inside the St. Charles Fire Station, 112 N. Riverside Ave.

The memorial service is led by Lt. Col. Mark Powell and will include Mayor Lora Vitek reading the annual proclamation, a keynote address and taps being played. For more information, contact Powell at or 630-329-6444 or visit


The American Legion Fox River – Geneva Post 75 will start its annual Memorial Day parade from the Geneva Train Station at 10 a.m. The parade will feature the color guard, local veterans, city officials and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The procession will travel north on Third Street to the World War I Memorial in Wheeler Park, where a Memorial Day ceremony will be held.

United Methodist Church of Geneva will host its 68th Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. in the church’s parking lot at 211 Hamilton St. The Geneva church’s men’s club will be joined by the men’s group of Batavia United Methodist Church.

The breakfast will offer all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and milk. It will take place rain or shine. Proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to local charities. Tickets are on sale at and also will be available at the event. Tickets cost $9 for those 13 and older and $4 for ages 4 to 12. The breakfast is free for children 3 and younger.


The Batavia Vikings Ring Lodge 18 will host a Herring Breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Batavia VFW Post 1197 at 645 S. River St.

Batavia VFW Post 1197 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the post. Names of fallen post members will be read and the Batavia City Band will perform.


Elburn American Legion Post 630 will hold its annual Memorial Day observance, which will start at 10 a.m. at Lions Park and make its way to the Blackberry Township Cemetery for the ceremony.