Events Calendar
for the Middle Mississippi River Valley
   
The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to hundreds of special events throughout the year. Unique festivals, country fairs, historical reenactments, nature activities, ands artists exhibitions are just some of the events that await visitors to the region. At any given time there is always something going on. The listings below are just a sampling of the events that are scheduled for this month and the next. Links are provided below the listings to the more comprehensive regional calendar pages. 




 
SAVE THE DATE
  Saturday, January 28, 2017
Annual Art Event
FETE DE GLACE
St. Charles, MO
FREE

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Art groups up and down the Middle Mississippi River Valley host a variety of festivals and special events that showcase that great art and artists that call the region home. Events range from monthly one night exhibits, juried events, fairs in small town communities, arts and crafts fairs, festivals that contain an artists component and more. View the Art Events and Festivals Calendar.
FEATURED ART EXHIBIT
  Through January 29, 2017
Art Exhibit
HEROES, VILLAINS, MONSTERS: COMIC ART
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to a number of venues that are the home to ongoing exhibits that change periodically. The venues range from small galleries operated by local artists to more larger museums maintained by universities and communities. View the Ongoing Art Exhibits Calendar.
FEATURED EVENT OR EXHIBIT
  Through March 26, 2017
Special Exhibit
OPEN FILES: CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF COLLECTING
 
VENUE: WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to a number of venues that are the home to ongoing events that that last for a period of time. The venues range from the institutions at Forest Park in St. Louis including the Zoo, Science Center, and History Museum. Other events include nature outings and corn mazes. View the Ongoing Exhibits and Events Calendar.
  Through January 31, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE TOURS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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    Selected Days in January, 2017
Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Through February 28, 2017
Annual Special Activities
SOULARD MARDI GRAS

St. Louis, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturdays: January 21 & 28, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE MEET & GREET

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturdays: January 21 & 28, 2017
Nature Event
BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAYS
West Alton, MO
FREE
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  Saturdays evenings: January 21 & 28, 2017
Weekly Nature Activity
LIVE BIRD OF PREY SHOW

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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  Sundays: January 22, & 29, 2017
Nature Activity
AUDUBON EAGLE WATCH

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturdays and Sundays in January, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, January 19, 2017
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Friday, January 20, 2017
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  January 20 - January 22, 2017
Annual Special Event
SAINT LOUIS AUTO SHOW

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, January 21, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCH & TRAIL WALK

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, January 21, 2017
Annual Wine Trail Event
BACON & WINE TRAIL

Sainte Genevieve County, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, January 21, 2017
Annual Special Event
CHIP OFF THE BLOCK ICE CARVING

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday January 21, 2017
Annual Nature Event
CUB SCOUT EAGLE DAY

East Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  January 21 - January 22, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE APPRECIATION DAYS

Keokuk, IA
FREE
   
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  January 21 - January 22, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
STANDING BEAR WINTER GATHERING

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    January 21 - January 22, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
QUINCY EAGLE DAYS

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    January 21 - January 22, 2017
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Nature Activity
FROSTY PHOTOS

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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  January 26 - January 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS BOAT & SPORTS SHOW

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  Friday, January 27, 2017
Nature Activity
AN EVENING WITH RAPTORS

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, January 28, 2017
Annual Art Event
FETE DE GLACE
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    January 28 - January 29, 2017
Annual Nature Event
EAGLE DAYS
Clarksville, MO
FREE
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    Sunday, January 29, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    February 1 - February 26, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE TOURS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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    Selected Days in February, 2017
Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    February 2 - February 5, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS RV VACATION & TRAVEL SHOW

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  Friday, February 3, 2017
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturdays and Sundays in February, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    February 3 - February 5, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE ANNUAL EAGLE FESTIVAL

Tiptonville, TN
FREE & $$$$
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    February 3 - February 5, 2017
Annual Special Event
UNTOLD NAUVOO STORIES

Nauvoo, IL
$$$$
   
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  February 4 - March 26, 2017
Annual Nature Event
ORCHID SHOW

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, February 4, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCHING WITH A RANGER

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, February 4, 2017
Annual Nature Event
EAGLE FEST

Randolph County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 4, 2017
Nature Activity
BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAY

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 4, 2017
Nature Activity
BIRDS OF PREY PROGRAM

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, February 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
CHOCOLATE WALK

Sainte Genevieve, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, February 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
WINGFEST

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, February 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
SAINTE GENEVIEVE’S KING’S BALL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, February 5, 2017
Nature Activity
AUDUBON EAGLE WATCH

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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    February 10 - February 12, 2017
Annual Special Event
SPARTA HOME SHOW & CRAFT FAIR

Sparta, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 11, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCHING OPEN HOUSE

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 11, 2017
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, February 16, 2017
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Thursday, February 16, 2017
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    February 16 - February 18, 2017
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL CENTENNIAL BEER FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    Friday, February 17, 2017
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 18, 2017
Nature Activity
RAPTORS AMONG US

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, February 18, 2017
Nature Activity
LIVE BIRD OF PREY SHOW

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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    Saturday, February 18, 2017
Annual Wine Trail Event
SPLENDID CITRUS WINE TRAIL

Sainte Genevieve County, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, February 18, 2017
Special Art Event
CRISP MUSEUM FAMILY PLAY DAY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  February 18 - February 19, 2017
Annual Nature Event
MASTERS OF THE SKY

East Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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    February 18 - February 19, 2017
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, February 20, 2017
Special Event
COLUMBIA BOTTOM TRADING POST

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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    February 24 - February 26, 2017
Annual Special Event
MARK TWAIN TOY SHOW

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, February 25, 2017
Nature Activity
LIVE BIRD OF PREY SHOW

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, February 25, 2017
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF ROMANCE

Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties, MO
$$$$
   
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    February 25 - February 26, 2017
Annual Special Event
MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

Makanda, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Annual Special Event
FASTNACHT

Maeystown, IL
FREE
   
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FEATURED ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Fort de Chartres
State Historic Site
Mississippi
River Ferries
Lewis and Clark
State Historic Site
U.S. Grant
National Historic Site
     

The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun.

French Colonial Country - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun and the Missouri Counties of Ste. Genevieve and Jefferson.

Gateway to the West - Regional calendar pages for St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Meeting the Missouri River - Calendar pages for St. Charles County, Missouri.

Missouri's Lincoln Hills - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of Lincoln, Pike, Ralls and Marion.

Tri-State Area - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Pike, Adams, and Hancock, Lee County, Iowa, and the Missouri Counties of Lewis and Clark.

Meeting the Ohio River - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of Perry, Cape Girardeau, Scott and Mississippi, and the Illinois Counties of Jackson, Union, and Alexander, and the Kentucky Counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman.

The Upper Delta Region - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of New Madrid, Pemiscot and Dunklin, and the Arkansas Counties of Clay, Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Cross, Mississippi and Crittenden, and the Tennessee Counties of Lake, Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, and Tipton.

 
  Regional Guides
to the Middle Mississippi River Valley
 
       
  Meeting of the Great Rivers
National Scenic Byway
Ste. Genevieve &
French Colonial Country
Gateway to the West
St. Louis & St. Louis County
        
 
   Meeting the Missouri
Historic St. Charles County
The Lincoln Hills Region
Northeast Missouri
   
 
  The Tri-States Area
Iowa, Illinois & Missouri
The Mississippi River
Meets the Ohio River
   
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