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. 
   




 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
  Sunday, February 28, 2016
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 February 28, 2016
Art Exhibit
DELTA NATIONAL SMALL PRINTS EXHIBITION
 
VENUE: BRADBURY GALLERY, ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Jonesboro, AR
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 February 23, 2016
History Exhibit
ARCH PERSPECTIVES
 
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 29, 2016
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE TOURS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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    Saturdays and Sundays in February, 2016
Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, L
FREE
   
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    Selected Days in February, 2016
Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    February 5 - February 7, 2016
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE ANNUAL EAGLE FESTIVAL

Tiptonville, TN
FREE & $$$$
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    Through February 27, 2016
Weekly Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE LECTURES

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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  Thursday, February 11, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, February 13, 2016
Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCHING OPEN HOUSE

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 13, 2016
Special Event
ANNUAL FORT PILLOW 4 MILER

Henning, TN
$$$$
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    Saturday, February 13, 2016
Special Event
FAMILY DAYS AT THE MUSEUM - CIVIL WAR TIMES

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, February 13, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, February 13, 2016
Special Event
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
$$$$
   
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  February 13 - February 14, 2016
Annual Nature Event
MASTERS OF THE SKY

East Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  February 13 - February 14, 2016
Annual Wine Trail Event
ROMANCING THE GRAPE

Sainte Genevieve County, MO
$$$$
   
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  Monday, February 15, 2016
Special Event
COLUMBIA BOTTOM TRADING POST

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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    Thursday, February 18, 2016
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, February 19, 2016
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, February 20, 2016
Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCHING WITH A RANGER

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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  February 20 - February 21, 2016
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF ROMANCE

Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties, MO
$$$$
   
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    February 20 - February 21, 2016
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  February 23 - February 28, 2016
Annual Film Festival
BIG MUDDY FILM FESTIVAL

Carbondale, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  February 24 - February 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS BOAT & SPORTS SHOW

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    February 25 - February 27, 2016
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL CENTENNIAL BEER FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  February 25 - February 28, 2016
Annual Sporting Event
ST. CHARLES BOAT SHOW
St. Charles, MO
$$$$
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    February 26 - February 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
MARK TWAIN TOY SHOW

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    Weekends in March and April, 2016
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOATS

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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    Friday, March 4, 2016
Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAM

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, March 4, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, March 5, 2016
Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCHING WITH A RANGER

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, March 5, 2016
Monthly Children's Nature Event
KIDS NATURE PROGRAM

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Thursday, March 10, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    March 11, 2016
Musical Performance
WINTER CONCERT SERIES

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  March 11 - March 12, 2016
Annual Special Event
THE COUSIN CARL FARM SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, March 12, 2016
Annual Special Event
ARTIFACT & FOSSIL ID DAY

Parkin, AR
FREE
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    Saturday, March 12, 2016
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY RUN

St. Louis, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Saturday, March 12, 2016
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, March 12, 2016
Annual Special Event
CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA
Hannibal, MO
$$$$
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    Saturday, March 12, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, March 12, 2016
Special Event
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, March 17, 2016
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    March 17 - March 20, 2016
Annual Special Event
MOOLAH SHRINE CIRCUS
St. Charles, MO
$$$$
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    Friday, March 18, 2016
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  March 18 - March 19, 2016
Annual Special Event
MASTODON SCIENCE FAIR

Hillsboro, MO
FREE
   
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  March 18 - March 20, 2016
Annual Special Event
HEARTLAND HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, March 19, 2016
Annual Run/Walk
ALTON HALF MARATHON

Alton, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Saturday March 19, 2016
Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
OLDE ALTON VENDOR & CRAFTS FAIR

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, March 19, 2016
Annual History Event
ARCHAEOLOGY DAY

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, March 19, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVITIES

Murphysboro, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, March 19, 2016
Nature Activity
SPRING HIKE

Henning, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, March 19, 2016
Nature Activity
OWL PROWL

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, March 19, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016

History & Nature Activity
ARCHAEOLOGY PONTOON TOUR AND SPRING HIKE

Tiptonville, TN
$$$$
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    March 19 - March 20, 2016
Annual Historical Event
FREE TRAPPERS OF ILLINOIS SPRING RENDEZVOUS

Wood River, IL
FREE
   
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  March 19 - March 20, 2016
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, March 20, 2016
Annual Special Event
SPRING EQUINOX SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, March 20, 2016
Annual Nature Event
WORLD EAGLE DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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    Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    March 24 - March 26, 2016
Special Event
ARCHEOLOGY FOR EVERYONE

Parkin, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, March 26, 2016
Annual Special Event
EASTER EGG HUNT

New Madrid, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, March 26, 2016
Special Event
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Henning, TN
FREE
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  March 26 - March 27, 2016
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, March 27, 2016
Annual Special Event
CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Monday, March 28, 2016
Monthly Musical Performance
BLUEGRASS MONDAY

Paragould, AR
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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