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
  Through December 24, 2016
Annual Art Exhibit and Sale
ORNAMENTS SHOW & SALE

St. Louis, 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 December 22, 2016
Art Exhibit
ART ST. LOUIS XXXII, THE EXHIBITION
 
VENUE: ART ST. LOUIS

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 December 23, 2016
Annual Holiday Art Event
BELLEVILE'S CHRISKINDLMARKT

Belleville, 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.
  Friday, December 9, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS WALK
Augusta, MO
FREE
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  Friday, December 9, 2016
Nature Activity
OWL PROWL
St. Charles County, MO
FREE
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  December 9 - December 10, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
CANDLELIGHT TOURS
Defiance, MO
$$$$
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    December 9 - December 10, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
CANDLELIGHT TOURS OF THORNHILL

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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  December 9 - December 10, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS AND OPEN HOUSE

New Madrid, MO
FREE
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  December 9 - December 10, 2016
Annual Special Event
SEMO FARM TOY SHOW

Sikeston, MO
$$$$
   
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  December 9 - December 11, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

Cobden, IL
FREE
  
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    Saturday, December 10, 2016
Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCHING WITH A RANGER

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, December 10, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, December 10, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS FEST & PARADE

Piggott, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, December 10, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS AT THE LANDING

Montrose, IA
FREE
   
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  Saturday December 10, 2016
Annual Holiday Festival
CHRISTMAS TIME IN BARRY

Barry, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, December 10, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS PARADE

New Madrid, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, December 10, 2016
Special Event
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, December 10, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Saturday, December 22, 2016

Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    December 10 - December 11, 2016
Annual Historical Event
ARRIVAL AT CAMP RIVER DUBOIS

Hartford, IL
FREE
   
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    December 10 - December 11, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
DICKENS ON THE SQUARE

Covington, TN
FREE
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    Sunday, December 11, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
LE RÉVEILLON - A FRENCH CHRISTMAS

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, December 11, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
BETHALTO SPIRIT VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS WALK

Bethalto, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, December 11, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOLIDAY PARLOUR TOUR

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, December 11, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR

Hardin, L
FREE
   
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  Sunday, December 11, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY STORYTELLING AT THE OLD CAPITOL

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  Sunday, December 11, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHURCH WALK
Louisiana, MO
FREE
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  Sunday, December 11, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, December 12, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY PARADE

Covington, TN
FREE
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    Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
FAMILY HOLIDAY EVENING

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Thursday, December 15, 2016
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Thursday, December 15, 2016
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    December 15 - December 16, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS COUNTRY CHURCH TOUR

Bollinger, Cape Girardeau & Jackson Counties, MO
FREE
   
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    December 15 - December 16, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
LIVE NATIVITY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, December 16, 2016
Nature Activity
OWL PROWL

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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    Friday, December 16, 2016
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    December 16 - December 18, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
THE NUTCRACKER

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    Selected Days in December, 2016
Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, December 17, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
HISTORIC HANDMADE HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Parkin, AR
FREE
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    December 17 - December 18, 2016
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, December 18, 2016
Annual Special Event
WINTER SOLSTICE SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, December 31, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
LA GUIANNÉE

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, December 31, 2016
Nature Activity
NEW YEAR’S EVE WALK
St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, January 1, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
FIRST DAY HIKE - FIVE MILES OF FORT PILLOW

Henning, TN
FREE
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    Sunday, January 1, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
FIRST DAY HIKE - REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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    Sunday, January 1, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
DOWNTOWN KIRKWOOD WINTER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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  January 2 - 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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  Friday, January 6, 2017
Nature Activity
OWL PROWL
St. Charles County, MO
FREE
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    Friday, January 6, 2017
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, January 7, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCHING WITH A RANGER

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, January 7, 2017
Annual Nature Event
ALTON-AUDUBON EAGLE FESTIVAL

West Alton, MO & Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE MEET & GREET

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturdays evenings: January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017
Weekly Nature Activity
LIVE BIRD OF PREY SHOW

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, January 7, 2017
Annual Special Event
1764 TWELFTH AFTERNOON BALL

St. Louis, MO
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    Saturday, January 14, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCHING WITH A RANGER

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, January 14, 2017
Annual Special Event
CHAINSAW ART EXHIBITION

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, January 14, 2017
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  January 14 - January 15, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE DAYS

St. Louis County, MO & Madison County, IL
FREE
   
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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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  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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  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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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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