Gladiolus Days 2018





August 19th - 26th

Gladiolus Days is St. Charles’ annual festival in honor of the late Carl Fischer, who was the world’s 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 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




Online registration available!

The following items are now available online for registration.
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  • Little Miss Pageant
  • Junior Miss Pageant
  • Teen Miss Pageant
  • Parade Application
  • Road Race
  • Volleyball Tournament



2018 Schedule TBD
(Schedule is subject to change




Event Prices

Gladiolus Days Pageant
 $    5.00
(Sunday & Monday Night)
With a Button
 $    2.00
Teen Dance - "Music on Wheels"
 $    5.00
(Wednesday Night)
With a Button
 $    2.00
FFA Comedy Show
Advanced Tickets
 $  10.00
(Thursday Night)
At the Door
 $  15.00
Prairie Fire Children's Theater -
 $    3.00
(Friday & Saturday)
 $    2.00
Street Dance - "Diesel Drive"
 $    3.00
(Saturday Night)
FREE with a Button