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. 
   




 
UPCOMING EVENT
  August 8 - August 9, 2015
Annual Art Festival
JOUR DE FETE

Sainte Genevieve, 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 August 2, 2015
Annual Photography Exhibit
ANNUAL ELSAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

  VENUE: VILLAGE OF ELSAH MUSEUM
Elsah
, IL
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 October 31, 2015
PARASAILING ADVENTURES

Grafton, IL
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.
  July 27 - August 1, 2015
Annual County Fair
HICKMAN COUNTY FAIR

Clinton, KY
$$$$
   
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    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  July 28 - August 1, 2015
Annual County Fair
ST. CHARLES COUNTY FAIR
Wentzville, MO
$$$$
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  July 28 - August 1, 2015
Annual County Fair
PIKE COUNTY FAIR
Bowling Green, MO
$$$$

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  July 29 - August 4, 2015
Annual County Fair
ADAMS COUNTY FAIR

Mendon, IL
$$$$
   
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    July 31 - August 2, 2015
Annual Community Festival
MASCOUTAH HOMECOMING UND AUGUSTFEST

Mascoutah, IL
FREE
   
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  July 31 - August 2, 2015
Annual Church Picnic
SEMINARY PICNIC

Perryville, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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  July 31 - August 9, 2015
Annual Special Event
KID'CATION SCAVENGER HUNT

Hartford, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, August 1, 2015
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday August 1, 2015
Annual History Event
ARCHEOLOGY DAY

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 1, 2015
Monthly Special Event
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR: AN ART DECO MASTERPIECE

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, August 1, 2015
Annual Special Event
CHARTER OAK SCHOOLHOUSE CORN FEST

Schuline, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 1, 2015
Annual Church Picnic
ZOAR UCC CHURCH PICNIC

New Hanover (Columbia), IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 1, 2015
Annual Special Event
DYER COUNTY DUCKFEST

Dyersburg, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, August 1, 2015
Nature Activity
NATURE DETECTIVES
West Alton, MO
FREE
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    August 1 - August 2, 2015
Annual Historical Event
RIFLES, RAPTORS & RE-ENACTORS

Fort Madison, IA
$$$$
   
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    August 1 - August 2, 2015
RESCHEDUED FROM JULY 25 - JULY 26
Annual Festival
GRAFTON TOWBOAT FESTIVAL

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  August 1 - August 2, 2015
Annual Church Picnic
ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH PICNIC

Meppen, IL
FREE
   
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    August 5 - August 8, 2015
Annual Special Event
SIKESTON BOOTHEEL RODEO

Sikeston, MO
$$$$
   
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  Thursday, August 6, 2015
Special Event
ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    August 6 - August 8, 2014
Annual County Fair
CARLISLE COUNTY FAIR

Bardwell, KY
$$$$
   
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    August 6 - August 9, 2015
Annual Community Festival
SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

West Point, IA
FREE
   
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  Friday, August 7, 2015
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  August 7 - August 8, 2015
Annual Community Festival
COBDEN PEACH FESTIVAL

Cobden, IL
FREE
  
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  August 7 - August 8, 2015
Annual Community Festival
CHAFFEE GERMAN DAYS

Chaffee, MO
FREE
   
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    August 7 - August 8, 2015
Annual Community Festival
BAYLIS HIGHPOINT GLORY DAYS FESTIVAL

Baylis, IL
FREE
   
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    August 7 - August 9, 2015
Annual Special Event
WESTERN ILLINOIS THRESHERS

Hamilton, IL
$$$$
   
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  August 7 - August 16, 2015
Special Event
DISCOVER THE NIÑA & THE PINTA

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, August 8, 2015
Annual Nature Activity
BABLER BUG DAY

Wildwood, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 8, 2015
Special Event
CLASSIC CAR SHOW

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, August 8, 2015
Annual Car Show
CLASSIC CRUISERS CAR SHOW

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 8, 2015
Annual History Event
STATEHOOD DAY

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  August 8 - August 9, 2015
Annual Special Event
WINGS OVER HALLS AIR SHOW

Halls, TN
$$$$
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    August 8 - August 9, 2015
Annual Church Picnic
ST. MARY'S CHURCH PICNIC

Brussels, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, August 9, 2015
Annual Festival
PEACH FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  August 10 - August 15, 2015
Annual County Fair
OBION COUNTY FAIR

Union City, TN
$$$$
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    Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    August 12 - August 16, 2015
Annual County Fair
ST. CLAIR COUNTY FAIR

Belleville, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Thursday, August 13, 2015
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursday, August 13, 2015
Monthly Special Event
FEAST IN THE PARK

Chesterfield, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    August 20 - August 22, 2015
Annual Community Festival
WATERMELON FESTIVAL

Montrose, IA
FREE
   
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    August 14 - August 15, 2015
Annual Musical Festival
ROLLIN' ON THE RIVER BLUES FEST

Keokuk, IA
$$$$
   
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    August 14 - August 15, 2014
Annual Community Festival
COLUMBIA DAZE

Columbia, IL
FREE
   
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    August 14 - August 15, 2015
Annual Community Festival
HULL TOWN PICNIC

Hull, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, August 15, 2015
Annual Community Festival
VIN FIZ FESTIVAL

Nebo, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 15, 2015
Annual Special Event
ROCK THE HOPS

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, August 15, 2015
Nature Activity
MONARCH 101
West Alton, MO
FREE
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    August 15 - August 16, 2015
Monthly Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    August 15 - August 16, 2015
Annual Community Event
ST. MARY'S CHURCH PICNIC

Fieldon, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, August 16, 2015
Special Event
CAJUN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Bi-monthly Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE & $$$$
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  Thursday, August 20, 2015
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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  Thursday, August 20, 2015
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, August 21, 2015
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    August 21 - August 23, 2015
Annual Community Festival
ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FARE HERITAGE FESTIVAL AND GAMES

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  August 21 - August 29, 2015
Annual County Fair
UNION COUNTY FAIR

Anna, IL
FREE & $$$$
  
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    Saturday, August 22, 2015
Annual Special Event
RIVERVIEW GAMES

Fort Madison, IA
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, August 22, 2015
Nature Activity
POLLINATOR PLANTS
West Alton, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, August 22, 2015
Annual Special Event
BIG BUCKLE BASH

Fort Madison, IA
$$$$
   
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  August 22 - August 23, 2015
Annual Community Festival
ST. PAUL'S KIRCHENFEST

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  August 22 - August 23, 2015
Annual Festival
ANNUAL OLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    August 22 - August 23, 2015
Annual Community Festival
PERRY PIONEER DAYS

Perry, IL
FREE
   
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    August 22 - August 23, 2015
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    August 22 - August 23, 2015
Annual Special Event
LOUIS BOLDUC DAYS

Sainte Genevieve, MO
$$$$
   
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    Sunday, August 23, 2015
Annual Special Event
KIRCHWEIHFEST

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  August 28 - August 29, 2015
Annual Community Festival
WATERLOO HOMECOMING

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 29, 2015
Local Fishing Tournament
CABELA’S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL

Quincy, IL
$$$$ & FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 29, 2015
Annual Special Event
RACE FOR THE RIVERS FESTIVAL

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, August 29, 2015
Annual Community Event
LABOR DAY PARADE & PICNIC

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 29, 2015
Annual Special Event
ALTON FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, August 29, 2015
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    August 29 - August 30, 2015
Annual Special Event
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    August 29 - August 30, 2015
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
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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