2024 Schedule of Events

August 18th – 25th, 2024

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 25th, 2024 beginning at 1:00 p.m. It features floats
from around the area and lots of candy for the kids!

Contact City Hall if your group is interested in being in the parade

PARADE ROUTE: map of route

What has been part of Gladiolus Days for over 10 years, has grown into one of the premier Tractor Show events of the area.  Featuring over 150 tractors from all brands and years, the collection of farming implement and specialty equipment is AMAZING!  The tractor show runs Friday to Sunday of Gladiolus Days and is held at the Winona County Fairgrounds.  With FREE parking, stop on in and tour the grounds and watch a real saw mill, or see how a real corn shredding machine works.

Check out the 30-plus craft and flea market vendors, sample some of the great food from area vendors, or check out the classic car show or area’s best in flat track motorcycle racing.  Fun for the whole family with inflatables, kids tractor driving, pedal pull, model train displays, an 1860s baseball game, petting zoo, music and SO MUCH MORE.  Click on the full schedule of events for days and times.

Event Prices

Sunday Gladiolus Days Pageants $5.00 (Free with a Button)
Thursday Night Moose Lodge Comedy Show $20.00
Friday Night Street Dance – “Trouble Shooter” $10.00 (Only $5.00 with a Button)
Saturday Night Street Dance – “Diesel Drive” $10.00 (Only $5.00 with a Button)