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 24 - June 26, 2016
Annual Art Festival
MIDSUMMER ARTS FAIRE

Quincy, 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 July 30, 2016
Art Exhibit
SUBLIMINAL: HIDDEN MESSAGES
 VENUE: SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COUNCIL OF THE ARTS

Cape Girardeau, 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 September 5, 2016
History Exhibit
LITTLE BLACK DRESS: FROM MOURNING TO NIGHT
 
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 June 26, 2016
Annual Performing Arts Festival
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS

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

Griggsville, 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 Special Event
ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR

Fort Madison, IA
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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    Friday, July 1, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  July 1 - July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
RIVERFEST 2016

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    July 1 - July 4, 2016
Annual Community Festival
NATIONAL TOM SAWYER DAYS
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, July 2, 2016
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 2, 2016
Monthly Special Activity
WILDFLOWER AND PLANT WALK

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 2, 2016
Annual Special Event
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB ATV, TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

Waterloo, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, July 2, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, July 2, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    July 2 - July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FAIR SAINT LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  July 2 - July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
O'FALLON'S HERITAGE & FREEDOM FEST
O'Fallon, MO
FREE
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  Sunday, July 3, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  July 3 - July 4, 2016
Annual Special Event
FIREWORKS VIEWING PARTY

Hartford, IL
$$$$
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
LIBERTY BELL OF THE WEST CELEBRATION

Kaskaskia, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Historical Event
FOURTH AT THE FORT!

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Special Event
CRAFT DAY FOR KIDS

Parkin, AR
FREE
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Henning, TN
FREE
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES & FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Jackson, MO
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
CAPAHA ANTIQUE CAR CLUB SHOW

Jackson, MO
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
KENTON WHITE SQUIRREL CELEBRATION

Kenton, TN
FREE
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Fort Madison, IA
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Keokuk, IA
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
HISTORIC FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Fort Madison, IA
$$$$
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Columbia, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FAMILY FUN FEST WITH FIREWORKS

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
OLD FASHIONED JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Mascoutah, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
HANCOCK COUNTY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Carthage, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Hillsboro, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE

Munford, TN
FREE
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Louisiana, MO
FREE
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Kennett, MO
FREE
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Troy, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 4, 2016
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Perryville, MO
FREE
   
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    July 5 - July 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
THE NAUVOO PAGEANT

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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  July 6 - July 9, 2016
Annual County Fair
LEWIS COUNTY FAIR

Lewistown, MO
$$$$
   
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  July 6 - July 11, 2016
Annual County Fair
LEE COUNTY FAIR

Donnellson, IA
$$$$
   
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    Friday, July 8, 2016
Annual History Event
FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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  July 8 - July 9, 2016
Annual Community Festival
PIKE COUNTY PIG DAYS

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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    July 8 - July 9, 2016
Annual Community Festival
SMITHTON TURNER PICNIC

Smithton, IL
FREE
   
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    July 8 - July 17, 2016
Annual County Fair
RANDOLPH COUNTY FAIR

Sparta, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, July 9, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, July 9, 2016
Special Event
OPEN HOUSE AT THE HASKELL PLAYHOUSE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    July 9 - July 10, 2016
Annual County Fair
SAINTE GENEVIEVE COUNTY FAIR

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  July 9 - July 17, 2016
Annual County Fair
JERSEY COUNTY FAIR

Jerseyville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, July 10, 2016
Annual Community Festival
CATSUP BOTTLE SUMMERFEST

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, July 10, 2016
Annual Special Event
ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Wood River, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Annual Community Event
JERSEY COUNTY FAIR PARADE

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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    July 12 - July 16, 2016
Annual County Fair
LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR
Troy, MO
$$$$

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    July 12 - July 16, 2016
Annual County Fair
PIKE COUNTY FAIR

Pleasant Hill, IL
$$$$
   
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    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Annual Special Event
MOONLIGHT MADNESS

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursday, July 14, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursday, July 14, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FEAST IN THE PARK

Chesterfield, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    July 14 - July 16, 2016
Annual Community Festival
ST. JACOB HOMECOMING

St. Jacob, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, July 15, 2016
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 16, 2016
Annual Special Event
ARCHEOLOGY DAY

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 16, 2016
Annual Special Event
PEACH FESTIVAL

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 16 , 2016
Annual Special Event
HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL

Hartford, IL
FREE
   
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  July 16 - July 17, 2016
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF WINE & COUNTRY

Cape Girardeau & Perry Counties, MO
FREE
   
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    July 16 - July 17, 2016
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    July 16 - July 23, 2016
Annual County Fair
BALLARD COUNTY FAIR

LaCenter, KY
$$$$
   
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    July 17 - July 21, 2016
Annual Film Showcase
WHITAKER ST. LOUIS FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    July 20 - July 23, 2016
Annual County Fair
HANCOCK COUNTY FAIR

Augusta, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, July 21, 2016
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, July 21, 2016
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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  Thursday, July 21, 2016
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    July 21 - July 24, 2016
Annual County Fair
JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR

Hillsboro, MO
$$$$
   
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    Friday, July 22, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    July 23 - July 24, 2016
Annual Festival
GRAFTON TOWBOAT FESTIVAL

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    July 23 - July 24, 2016
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    July 23 - July 24, 2016
Annual Special Event
GREAT TRAIN EXPO

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Sunday, July 24, 2016
Annual Bicycle Ride
I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM RIDE

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, July 24, 2016
Special Event
BEER GARDEN & FISH FRY

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    July 24 - July 31, 2016
Annual County Fair
MONROE COUNTY FAIR

Waterloo, IL
$$$$
   
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    July 26 - July 30, 2016
Annual County Fair
ST. CHARLES COUNTY FAIR
Wentzville, MO
$$$$
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  July 26 - July 30, 2016
Annual County Fair
PIKE COUNTY FAIR
Bowling Green, MO
$$$$

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    July 26 - July 31, 2016
Annual County Fair
MADISON COUNTY FAIR

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  July 27 - July 31, 2016
Annual County Fair
CLARK COUNTY FAIR

Kahoka, MO
$$$$
   
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    July 27 - August 2, 2016
Annual County Fair
ADAMS COUNTY FAIR

Mendon, IL
$$$$
   
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    July 29 - July 30, 2016
Annual Community Festival
SMITHTON HOMECOMING

Smithton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, July 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
TIGER DAY FESTIVAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
$$$$
   
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    July 30 - July 31, 2016
Annual Historical  Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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  July 30 - July 31, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. BARBARA'S CHURCH PICNIC

Batchtown, 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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