August 18th – 25th

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 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

Congratulations to our 2018 Gladiolus Days Pageant contestants!

Teen Miss 2018

Teen Miss 2018

Left to Right:

  • Royalty – Ryli Stangler
  • Miss Congeniality – Mya Wilery
  • 2nd Attendant – Hannah Scherger
  • Queen – Sonia Howen
  • 1st Attendant – Anna Todd
  • Royalty – Emily Hursh

Junior Miss Pageant 2018

Left to right:

  • 2nd Attendant – Katie Frey
  • Lydia Warmkagathje
  • Paige Heaser
  • Naiya Phetsomphou
  • Miss Gladiolus Days 2017 – Elle Karlen
  • Sarah Hursh
  • Mya Slavin
  • 1st Attendant – Talyn Pearson

Little Miss Pageant 2018

Left to Right:

Back row:  2nd Attendant – Katie Frey, Miss Gladiolus Days 2017 – Elle Karlen, 1st Attendant – Talyn Pearson

Middle row:  Julia Brown, Kaylee Nelson, Taelyn Small, Brooklyn Jensen

Front row:  Jordyn Lewis, Cheyenne Schultz, Ariel Kieffer-hodge, Katelyn Jutz, Peyton Lewis


(subject to change)

2019 Gladiolus Days Schedule of Events

2019 Glad Days Schedule of Events

Updated – 3/22/19 Preliminary

Event Prices

Gladiolus Days Pageant
(Sunday & Monday Night)

FREE With Button

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

FREE With Button

FFA Comedy Show
(Thursday Night)

Advanced Tickets – $10.00
At the Door – $15.00

Prairie Fire Children’s Theater – “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
(Friday & Saturday)

Adults – $3.00
Students – $2.00
Preschool – Free

AMA Sanctioned Flat Track Motorcycle Racing (Grand Stand Only)

FREE With Button

Street Dance – “Diesel Drive”
(Saturday Night)

FREE With Button