Gladiolus Days

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Gladiolus Days

August 19th – 26th

Gladiolus Days is St. Charles annual festival in honor of the late Carl Fischer, who was the worlds leading hybridizer of new and distinctive gladiolus. He received numerous awards for his achievements, including the Society of the American Florists Gold Medal Award. He also received 80 awards for his “All American” varieties as well as the proven old timers. He established Noweta Gardens in 1945 and grew fields of Gladiolus in and around St. Charles for decades.

The Grand Parade

The Grand Parade is the jewel of the St. Charles festival which will be held Sunday, August 26th beginning at 1:00 p.m. It features over 200 floats from around the area and lots of candy for the kids!

Parade Route

Application Forms

Online Registration


(subject to change)

Event Prices

Gladiolus Days Pageant
(Sunday & Monday Night)

With Button – $2.00
Preschool – Free

Teen Dance – “Music on Wheels”
(Wednesday Night)

With Button – $2.00

FFA Comedy Show
(Thursday Night)

Advanced Tickets – $10.00
At the Door – $15.00

Prairie Fire Children’s Theater – “Alice”
(Friday & Saturday)

Students – $2.00
Preschool – Free

Street Dance – “Diesel Drive”
(Saturday Night)

With Button – Free