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. 




 
FEATURED EVENT
  Sunday, February 26, 2017
Art Event
FOUR RIVERS ART FAIR

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
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 April 2, 2017
Art Exhibit
BERNARD MAISNER: THE HOURGLASS AND THE SPIRAL
 
VENUE: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS ART
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 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 July 16, 2017
History Exhibit
ROUTE 66: MAIN STREET THROUGH ST. LOUIS
 
VENUE: MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

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 February 28, 2017
Annual Special Activities
SOULARD MARDI GRAS

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

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Through March 26, 2017
Annual Nature Event
ORCHID SHOW

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  February 21 - February 26, 2017
Annual Film Festival
BIG MUDDY FILM FESTIVAL

Carbondale, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    February 24 - February 26, 2017
Annual Special Event
MARK TWAIN TOY SHOW

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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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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  Friday, March 3, 2017
Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, March 3, 2017
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Weekends in March and April, 2017
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOATS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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  Thursday, March 9, 2017
Nature Event
PHOTOGRAPHING EAGLES

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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  March 9 - March 12, 2017
Annual Sporting Event
ST. CHARLES BOAT SHOW
St. Charles, MO
$$$$
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  March 10 - March 11, 2017
Annual Special Event
THE COUSIN CARL FARM SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, March 11, 2017
Annual Special Event
ARTIFACT & FOSSIL ID DAY

Parkin, AR
FREE
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    Saturday, March 11, 2017
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY RUN

St. Louis, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Saturday, March 11, 2017
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, March 11, 2017
Annual Special Event
CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA
Hannibal, MO
$$$$
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  Saturday, March 11, 2017
Annual Special Event
DOWNTOWN ALTON ST. PATRICK'S FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, March 11, 2017
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nature Activity
TIMBERDOODLES AND SPRING PEEPERS
St. Charles County, MO
FREE
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  Sunday, March 12, 2017
Nature Event
SUNSET-MOONRISE HIKE

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, March 12, 2017
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, March 16, 2017
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

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

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, March 17, 2017
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  March 17 - March 18, 2017
Annual Special Event
MASTODON SCIENCE FAIR

Hillsboro, MO
FREE
   
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  March 17 - March 19, 2017
Annual Special Event
HEARTLAND HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, March 18, 2017
Nature Activity
SPRING HIKE

Henning, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, March 18, 2017
History & Nature Activity
ARCHAEOLOGY PONTOON TOUR AND SPRING HIKE

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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    Saturday, March 18, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVITIES

Murphysboro, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, March 18, 2017
Nature Activity
OWL PROWL

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  March 18 - March 19, 2017
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, March 19, 2017
Annual Special Event
SPRING EQUINOX SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    March 23 - March 25, 2017
Special Event
ARCHEOLOGY FOR EVERYONE

Parkin, AR
FREE
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    Saturday, March 25, 2017
Annual Historical & Culture Event
ANNUAL POW WOW

University City, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, March 25, 2017
Annual Special Event
TOWER WIND FESTIVAL

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, March 25, 2017
Annual Special Event
LAWN & GARDEN EXPO

Brighton, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, March 25, 2017
Special Event
STAR GAZING PARTY

Wynne, AR
FREE
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    Sunday, March 26, 2017
Annual Nature Event
WORLD EAGLE DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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  March 30 - April 2, 2016
Annual Special Event
MOOLAH SHRINE CIRCUS
St. Charles, MO
$$$$
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  March 31 - April 1, 2017
Annual BBQ Festival
ATOKA BBQ FEST

Atoka, TN
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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