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
  June 3 - June 5, 2016
Annual Art Festival
THE WEBSTER ARTS FAIR

Webster Groves, 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 June 19, 2016
Art Exhibit
MISSISSIPPI RIVER PHOTO SHOOTOUT
 
VENUE: JACOBY ARTS CENTER

Alton, 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
  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.
  Through June 5, 2016
Special Event
DISCOVER THE NIÑA & THE PINTA

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Through June 12, 2016
Annual Music Festival
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Grand Tower, IL
FREE & $$$$
  
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  Thursday, June 2, 2016
Special Event
PICNIC ON THE RIVERFRONT

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  June 2 - June 4, 2016
Annual Special Event
TIPTON COUNTY BAR-B-QUE FESTIVAL

Covington, TN
FREE
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  Friday, June 3, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2016
Special Event
FOOD TRUCK FRENZY
O’Fallon, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    June 3 - June 4, 2016
Annual Special Event
BREW & QUE

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  June 3 - June 4, 2016
Annual Community Festival
NEW LONDON PARK DAYS
New London, MO
FREE & $$$$
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  June 3 - June 4, 2016
Annual Community Festival
ANNUAL PICNIC & HOMECOMING

Smithton, IL
FREE
   
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  June 3 - June 4, 2016
Annual History Event
LINCOLN DAYS ANTIQUE SHOW & GENEALOGY FAIR

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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  June 3 - June 4, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS UNCORKED - THE FIRST SIP OF SUMMER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    June 3 - June 5, 2016
Annual Community Festival
INTERNATIONAL HORSERADISH FESTIVAL

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 3 - June 5, 2016
Annual Community Festival
JAKEY IN JUNE BBQ COOK OFF

St. Jacob, IL
FREE
   
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    June 3 - June 5, 2016
Annual Special Event
FULL THROTTLE ANNUAL CAR SHOW

Trimble, TN
FREE & $$$$
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    June 3 - June 5, 2016
Annual Special Event
FISHING FOR FREEDOM

Quincy, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  June 3 - June 16, 2016
Annual Performing Arts Festival
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 4, 2016
Monthly Special Activity
WILDFLOWER AND PLANT WALK

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 4, 2016
Annual Nature Activity
HIKING SOCIETY'S NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 4, 2016
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HISTORY HIKE

Columbus, KY
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 4, 2016
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE

Henning, TN
FREE
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    Saturday, June 4, 2016
Nature Activity
RAPTOR AWARENESS SHOW

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 4, 2016
Annual Charity Bike Ride
TOUR DE CURE BIKE RIDE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 4, 2016
Annual Special Event
GERMAN FEST

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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    June 4 - June 5, 2016
Annual Community Festival
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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  June 4 - June 5, 2016
Annual Historical Event
FORT DE CHARTRES RENDEZVOUS

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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    June 4 - June 5, 2016
Annual Historical Event
RANDOLPH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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  June 4 - June 5, 2016
Annual History Event
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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  June 4 - June 5, 2016
Annual Special Event
LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOME & GARDEN TOUR

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  June 4 - June 5, 2016
Annual Special Event
RENAISSANCE FAIRE
West Alton, MO
$$$$
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    June 4 - June 5, 2016
Annual Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 5, 2016
Annual Car Show
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB CAR SHOW

Waterloo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Sunday, June 5, 2016
Special Event
SEYMOUR BLUFFS BOOK SIGNING EVENT
West Alton, MO
FREE
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    Sunday, June 5, 2016
Annual Special Event
DOLL, BEAR, TOY & COLLECTIBLE SHOW

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  June 5 - June 9, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Huntleigh, MO
$$$$
   
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    Monday, June 6, 2016
Annual Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Jerseyville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, June 9, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Thursday, June 9, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FEAST IN THE PARK

Chesterfield, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Friday, June 10, 2016
Annual History Event
FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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  June 10 - June 11, 2016
Annual Community Festival
ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  June 10 - June 11, 2016
Annual Community Festival
WYNNE FARM FEST

Wynne, AR
FREE
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    June 10 - June 11, 2016
Annual Special Event
JEFFERSON COUNTY I.P.R.A. RODEO

Hillsboro, MO
$$$$
   
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  June 10 - June 11, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS BREWERS HERITAGE FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  June 10 - June 11, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC

Waterloo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    June 10 - June 12, 2016
Annual Community Festival
SCHWEIZERFEST

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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    June 10 - June 12, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. ELIZABETH PARISH PICNIC

Granite City, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 11, 2016
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Annual Community Festival
FRENCH FESTIVAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 11, 2016
Annual Historical Event
FELIX VALLÉ OPEN HOUSE

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Special Event
LINCOLN IN THE DISTRICT

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Annual Nature Activity
LIFE OUTSIDE FESTIVAL

Maryland Heights, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Special Event
CLASSIC CAR SHOW

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, June 11, 2016
Annual Special Event
CHILI COOKOFF
Clarksville, MO
$$$$
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  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Annual Special Event
VFW CRUISE IN

Carthage, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Annual Fishing Tournament
FAMILY FISHING TOURNAMENT

Jonesboro, AR
$$$$
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    Saturday, June 11, 2016
Annual Special Event
YOUTH FISHING RODEO

Henning, TN
FREE
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    Saturday, June 11, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Special Event
OPEN HOUSE AT HASKELL PLAYHOUSE

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    June 11 - June 12, 2016
Annual Community Festival
HAMILTON PRIMARY SCHOOL FESTIVAL

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 11 - June 12, 2016
Annual Special Event
ANTIQUE GLASS & POTTERY SHOW & SALE

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, June 12, 2016
Annual Car Show
ALL WHEELS DRIVE IN CAR SHOW

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 12, 2016
Annual Special Event
SUSTAINABLE BACKYARD TOUR

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 12, 2016
Annual Home & Garden Tour
PRIDE, INC. HOME & GARDEN TOUR

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Thursday, June 16, 2016
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, June 16, 2016
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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  Thursday, June 16, 2016
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, June 17, 2016
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    June 17 - June 18, 2016
Annual Community Festival
GLEN CARBON HOMECOMING

Glen Carbon, IL
FREE
   
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  June 17 - June 18, 2016
Annual Special Event
BIKERS ON THE SQUARE

Perryville, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Festival
GREAT RIVERS FESTIVAL

East Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Special Event
FIESTA DEL SOL
Hannibal, MO
$$$$
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  Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. AGATHA PARISH PICNIC

New Athens, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 18, 2016
Special Event
TINKERFEST

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Special Event
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS NATIVE PLANT GARDEN TOUR

St. Louis County, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Garden Tour
GARDEN TOUR

Maryville & Glen Carbon, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Special Event
LONE WOLF NO CLUB BIKE SHOW
Hannibal, MO
FREE & $$$$
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  June 18 - June 19, 2016
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    June 18 - June 19, 2016
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 19, 2016
Annual Special Event
SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 19, 2016
Annual Special Event
INTERNATIONAL SUNday FESTIVAL

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 19, 2016
Annual Special Event
FATHERS DAY CAR SHOW

Quincy, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Sunday, June 19, 2016
Annual Car Show
FATHER'S DAY CAR SHOW

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 19, 2016
Special Event
BLUESY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Annual Community Festival
PORTA WESTFALICA FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    June 22 - June 26, 2016
Annual Regional Fair
WESTERN ILLINOIS FAIR

Griggsville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, June 23, 2016
Monthly Special Event
TWILIGHT THURSDAYS

Hartford, IL
$$$$
   
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    Friday, June 24, 2016
Annual History Event
FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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  Friday, June 24, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  June 24 - June 25, 2016
Annual Community Festival
SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

East Prairie, MO
FREE
   
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  June 24 - June 25, 2016
Annual Special Event
CIVIC ASSOCIATION HOMECOMING

Maeystown, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 25, 2016
Annual Bicycle Ride
TOUR DE CORN BICYCLE RIDE

East Prairie, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Saturday, June 25, 2016
Annual Nature Activity
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 25, 2016
Annual Special Event
OUTDOOR DAYS SAINT CHARLES
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, June 25, 2016
Annual Special Event
DASH 'N SPLASH

Collinsville, IL
$$$$
   
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    June 25 - June 26, 2016
Annual Community Festival
FIESTA IN FLORISSANT

Florissant, MO
FREE
   
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    June 25 - June 26, 2016
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    June 25 - June 26, 2016
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 26, 2016
Annual Festival
HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 26, 2016
Annual Bicycle Ride
BRIDGE BIRTHDAY BASH

St. Louis, MO & Madison County, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  Sunday, June 26, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
BETHALTO FIREWORKS

Bethalto, IL
FREE
   
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    June 30 - July 2, 2016
Annual Special Event
MARK TWAIN LAKE RODEO
Ralls County, MO
$$$$
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    June 30 - July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
PATRIOTS IN THE PARK

Granite City, 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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