Things to Do in St Charles MO
With greenways, bike trails, indoor activity centers and aquatic parks throughout the area, there are a plethora of opportunities for St. Charles County residents to stay active while also enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery in the area.
And when it’s time to unwind, there are plenty of places to enjoy music, shopping and other activities.
Parks and Activities
Park departments for the county and local municipalities have an abundance of activities to offer for all ages, including group and independent exercise, dance, swimming, gymnastics, BMX biking, fishing, field, rink and court sports, cycling and much more. Also, there are opportunities to participate in community gardens.
In 2018, the City of St. Charles opened newly renovated Wapelhorst Park and Blanchette Park aquatic facilities. The Cove at St. Peters, a new aquatic facility behind the Rec-Plex, also opened in 2018.
Hikes and Bikes
The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department has more than 45 miles of paved- and natural-surface trails throughout our regional parks system. In addition to hiking and biking in the parks, you can bring your horses to two of the parks – Broemmelsiek Park and Indian Camp Creek Park, both located in the Wentzville area.
Katy Trail State Park, which begins in St. Charles and stretches 240 miles across the state, is a favorite among outdoor aficionados for biking, running or hiking along bluffs and wooded areas.
There’s also the Great Rivers Greenway, a network of parks and open spaces linked by greenways. The system links the public to rivers, parks and communities in St. Charles County, St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis.
Before or during your ride, stop by the Bike Stop Café in St. Charles to check out the bike shop that offers rentals, services and accessories while grabbing a cup of coffee. Another place that will equip you for the trails is Katy Bike Rental, with locations in Defiance and Augusta. This store offers bike, cart and tandem rentals; parts, accessories and apparel; repairs and maintenance; state park souvenirs; and refreshments. In addition, the store offers shuttle service to drive you to the other end of the trail.
Entertainment and Music
As the weather heats up, the outdoor entertainment options increase.
The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department hosts live entertainment in the parks.
Also, you can find live music on the second Wednesday of every month May through October at the Beale Street Concert Series, held at the Streets of St. Charles shopping and entertainment development.
Or try Music on the Main every third Wednesday of the month, May through September, in downtown St. Charles. Bring your lawn chairs to this free outdoor concert series, which runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. along North Main Street.
And if you find yourself with a free Thursday, be sure to check out the St. Charles Municipal Band Summer Concert Series in Frontier Park.
Finally, after a long work week, you just want to unwind and have a good time. The City of St. Peters offers a free summer concert series – Sunset Fridays at 370 Lakeside Park from May through August. Enjoy great music in a winery-style, date-night atmosphere that makes for a relaxing Friday evening along the lake. The Corporate Pavilion seats more than 300 guests comfortably on outdoor furniture and provides a large courtyard and grassy area for extra seating if you’d like to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
You can also catch live entertainment at many of the wineries in St. Charles County while, in some cases, taking in a beautiful view of the Missouri River Valley. It’s just one of the enjoyable ways to spend a day or evening in St. Charles County.