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
  March 31 - April 2, 2017
Annual Art Festival
THE ART FAIR AT QUEENY PARK

Ballwin, MO
$$$$
   
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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 16, 2017
Art Exhibit
KATHERINE BERNHARDT
 
VENUE: ST. LOUIS ARTISTS' GUILD

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
  ONGOING
Nature Activity
KEEPER TALKS
 
VENUE: WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY

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.
  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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    Saturday, April 1, 2017
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 1, 2017
Annual Fishing Tournament
"FISHIN' THE RIDGE" FISHING TOURNAMENT

Harrisburg, AR
$$$$
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    April 1 - April 2, 2017
Annual Special Event
JONESBORO AUTO SHOW AND CARNIVAL

Jonesboro, AR
$$$$
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    April 1 - April 2, 2017
Annual Historical Event
COLONIAL TRADE FAIRE & MUSKET FROLIC

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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  April 1 - April 2, 2017
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOATS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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    Sunday, April 2, 2017
Annual Special Event
THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES / NANO DAYS

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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  Sunday, April 2, 2017
Annual Bicycle Ride
SPRING CHICKEN BIKE RIDE
St. Charles, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
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    Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Nature Activity
SONGS OF FROGS AND TOADS

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  April 6 - April 9, 2017
Special Event
SPRING INTO DANCE

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  Friday, April 7, 2017
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, April 7, 2017
Annual Special Event
CCCF WINE FESTIVAL

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  April 7 - April 9, 2017
Annual Special Event
WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, April 8, 2017
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SHEEP & CRAFT FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 8, 2017
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, April 8, 2017
Special Event
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
$$$$
   
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  April 8 - April 9, 2017
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOATS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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  Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, April 14, 2017
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 15, 2017
Annual Special Event
EASTER EGG HUNT

New Madrid, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, April 15, 2017
Annual Special Event
KELLY MILLER CIRCUS

New Madrid, MO
$$$$
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    April 15 - April 16, 2017
Nature Activity
SPRING BLOOMS AND BUGS

Wynne, AR
FREE & $$$$
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    April 15 - April 16, 2017
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  April 15 - April 16, 2017
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOATS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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  Sunday, April 16, 2017
Annual Special Event
CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  April 20 - April 23, 2017
Annual Community Festival
DOGWOOD-AZALEA FESTIVAL

Charlestown, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    April 21 - April 22, 2017
Annual Community Festival
SPRING CHICKEN FESTIVAL

Clinton, KY
FREE & $$$$
   
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  April 21 - April 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
SPRING FESTIVAL

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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    April 21 - April 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
CAPE COMIC CON

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday April 22, 2017
Annual Wine Trail Event
JOUR DE LA TERRE

Sainte Genevieve County, MO
$$$$
   
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  April 22 - April 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY SCENIC DRIVE

Cape Girardeau & Perry Counties, MO
FREE
   
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    April 22 - April 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
CHINESE CULTURE DAYS

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    April 22 - April 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    April 22 - April 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS ANTIQUE FESTIVAL

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    April 22 - April 23, 2017
Annual Historical Event
SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  April 29 - April 30, 2017
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOATS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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    Saturday, April 22, 2017
Annual Special Event
BELLEVILLE ALE FEST

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, April 22, 2017
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL GUMBO FEST

West Memphis, AR
$$$$
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  Saturday, April 22, 2017
Annual Special Event
EARTH DAY NATURE HIKE

Wickliffe, KY
$$$$
   
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  April 22 - April 23, 2017
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, April 23, 2017
Annual Festival
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday April 23, 2017
Annual Car Show
LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW

Waterloo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    April 26 - April 29, 2017
Special Event
FIRST ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIP

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  Friday, April 28, 2017
Nature Activity
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, April 28, 2017
Special Event
FOOD TRUCK FRENZY
O’Fallon, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    Friday, April 28, 2017
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  April 28 - April 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
CAMPER APPRECIATION WEEKEND

Columbus, KY
REDUCED CAMPING RATES
   
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    April 28 - April 30, 2017
Annual Special Event
WORLD WAR II WEEKEND

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    April 28 - April 30, 2017
Annual Special Event
JUST GIRLS' WEEKEND
Hannibal, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    Saturday, April 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Wynne, AR
FREE
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    Saturday, April 29, 2017
Annual Nature Event
RIVERBEND EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
FLYING 4 KIDS KITE FLY

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
CRAWFISH BOIL AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sikeston, MO
$$$$
   
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  April 29 - April 30, 2017
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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  April 29 - April 30, 2017
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOATS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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  Sunday, April 30, 2017
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE BIKES

Alto Pass, IL
FREE
  
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  Sunday, April 30, 2017
Annual Bicycle Ride
BOTTOM OUT BICYCLE RIDE
St. Charles, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
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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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