This weekend is the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Charles. The "Sestercentennial" celebration this weekend has something for everyone: a parade, living history, a children's festival and tons more. With great weather on the horizon, you won't want to miss joining the festivities Saturday & Sunday. Here's a handy reference guide to the various components of the event.

  1. Seaman is Everywhere! Statues of Lewis & Clark's faithful dog are festively painted and can be found all over town. Find the map here and take advantage of the great photo opportunities everywhere.
  2. Stroll Down Memory Lane. Large scale photo back drops featuring people, places and moments in time will be displayed on Main Street and in Frontier Park. Photos bring the nostalgia back to life!
  3. Who Doesn't Love a Parade? The festivities will be set in motion in grand old parade style at 10 am on Saturday. Take a look at the parade route and plan to get there early for a great view.
  4. History Comes Alive with Demonstrations and Speaker Series. Multiple historic vignettes will be recreated throughout the weekend showcasing St. Charles' role in everything from abolition to the first interstate and even anti-dueling legislation. There will even be vintage baseball games played! And the OPO will have a speaker series that includes the history of our cemeteries to the archeology of Main Street. 
  5. Get Kids Hands On at the Children's Festival. The back yard of the First Missouri State Capitol will transform into a hands on experience for kids of all ages. Live and play as children of the 1800s and grab a passport to get stamps and win prizes.