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
  May 30 - May 31, 2015
Annual Food & Art Festival
MIDTOWN TASTE & ART FAIR

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 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 4, 2015
Special Nature Exhibit
STINGRAYS AT CARIBBEAN COVE
 
VENUE: SAINT LOUIS ZOO

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.
  Fridays: Through June 26, 2015
Weekly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    Through June 14, 2015
Annual Special Event
RENAISSANCE FAIRE
West Alton, MO
$$$$
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    Through June 14, 2015
Annual Performing Arts Festival
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    May 29 - May 31, 2015
Annual Home & Garden Tour
CWEA HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 30, 2015
Annual Festival
GREAT RIVERS FESTIVAL

East Alton, IL & West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 30, 2015
Annual Special Event
LOG CABIN VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 30, 2015
Annual Special Event
RED BERRIES AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Mascoutah, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 30, 2015
Special Event
SPRING CEMETERY WALK AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 30, 2015
Annual Special Event
USO MUD RUN

Mascoutah, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    May 30 - May 31, 2015
Annual Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Monday, June 1, 2015
Annual Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Jerseyville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    June 4 - June 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
TIPTON COUNTY BAR-B-QUE FESTIVAL

Covington, TN
FREE
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  June 5 - June 7, 2015
Annual Community Festival
INTERNATIONAL HORSERADISH FESTIVAL

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 5 - June 6, 2015
Annual Community Festival
NEW LONDON PARK DAYS
New London, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    June 5 - June 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
JEFFERSON COUNTY I.P.R.A. RODEO

Hillsboro, MO
$$$$
   
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  June 5 - June 6, 2015
Annual Community Festival
ANNUAL PICNIC & HOMECOMING

Smithton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 6, 2015
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
BACKWOODS SHENANIGANS CARNIVAL

Kahoka, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
NATURE/CULTURE HIKE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HISTORY HIKE

Columbus, KY
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HISTORY HIKE

Henning, TN
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Nature Activity
HIKING SOCIETY'S NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Garden Tour
MONROE COUNTY GARDEN TOUR

Swansea/Fairview Heights, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Charity Bike Ride
TOUR DE CURE BIKE RIDE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
CONFLUENCE TOWER CAR CRUISE IN

Hartford, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
GERMAN FEST

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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    June 6 - June 7, 2015
Annual Community Festival
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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    June 6 - June 7, 2015
Annual Historical Event
FORT DE CHARTRES RENDEZVOUS

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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    June 6 - June 7, 2015
Annual Historical Event
RANDOLPH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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    June 6 - June 7, 2015
Annual History Event
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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    June 6 - June 7, 2015
Annual Special Event
LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOME & GARDEN TOUR

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    June 6 - June 8, 2015
Annual Special Event
FISHING FOR FREEDOM

Quincy, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 7, 2015
Annual Festival
HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 7, 2015
Annual Car Show
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB CAR SHOW

Waterloo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 7, 2015
2 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation's Hosmer Williams Lecture: The Drummer Boy of Shiloh with Barry Cloyd, folksinger and reanactor, the Civil War from a young boy's view, presented in partnership with the Chautauqua Historical Society.
Free 
    June 7 - June 11, 2015
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Huntleigh, MO
$$$$
   
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    Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, June 11, 2015
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursday, June 11, 2015
Monthly Special Event
FEAST IN THE PARK

Chesterfield, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Friday, June 12, 2015
Annual History Event
FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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    Friday, June 12, 2015
Monthly Special Event
FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    June 12 - June 13, 2015
Annual Community Festival
ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  June 12 - June 13, 2015
Annual Community Festival
WYNNE FARM FEST

Wynne, AR
FREE
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  June 12 - June 13, 2015
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS BREWERS HERITAGE FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    June 12 - June 14, 2015
Annual Community Festival
SCHWEIZERFEST

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  June 12 - June 14, 2015
Annual Church Picnic
ST. ELIZABETH PARISH PICNIC

Granite City, IL
FREE
   
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    June 12 - June 13, 2015
Annual Church Picnic
ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC

Waterloo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Bicycle Ride
ROUTE 66 BICYCLE RIDE

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Community Festival
FRENCH FESTIVAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Historical Event
FELIX VALLÉ OPEN HOUSE

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Special Event
ARCHAEOLOGY DAY

Wickliffe, KY
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Special Event
CLASSIC CAR SHOW

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Special Event
CHILI COOKOFF
Clarksville, MO
$$$$
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  Saturday, June 13, 2015
Nature Activity
A LIFE IN MUDDY WATER

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 13, 2015
Nature Activity
RAPTOR AWARENESS SHOW

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Special Event
YOUTH FISHING RODEO

Henning, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, June 13, 2015
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 13, 2015
Annual Special Event
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI WINE FESTIVAL

Scott City, MO
FREE
   
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  June 13 - June 14, 2015
Annual Community Festival
HAMILTON PRIMARY SCHOOL FESTIVAL

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 13 - June 14, 2015
Annual Special Event
ANTIQUE GLASS & POTTERY SHOW & SALE

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 14, 2015
Annual Bicycle Ride
COTTLEVILLE COUNTRY CLASSIC
St. Charles County, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
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    Sunday, June 14, 2015
Annual Home & Garden Tour
PRIDE, INC. HOME & GARDEN TOUR

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 14, 2015
Annual Car Show
FATHER'S DAY CAR SHOW

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Monthly Nature Walks
WILDERNESS WALK

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Annual Community Festival
PORTA WESTFALICA FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Bi-monthly Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE & $$$$
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  Thursday, June 18, 2015
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Thursday, June 18, 2015
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    June 19 - June 20, 2015
Annual Community Festival
GLEN CARBON HOMECOMING

Glen Carbon, IL
FREE
   
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    June 19 - June 20, 2015
Annual Special Event
CIVIC ASSOCIATION HOMECOMING

Maeystown, IL
FREE
   
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    June 19 - June 20, 2015
Annual Special Event
NO HOLDS BARRED BBQ COMPETITION

Swansea, IL
FREE
   
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    June 19 - June 20, 2015
Annual Special Event
BIKERS ON THE SQUARE

Perryville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 20, 2015
Annual Church Picnic
ST. AGATHA PARISH PICNIC

New Athens, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    June 20 - June 21, 2015
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    June 20 - June 21, 2015
Monthly Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 21, 2015
Annual Special Event
SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY FESTIVAL

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Sunday, June 21, 2015
Annual Special Event
FATHER'S DAY FLY-IN/DRIVE IN BREAKFAST

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, June 21, 2015
Annual Special Event
FATHERS DAY CAR SHOW

Quincy, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 21, 2015
Special Event
BLUESY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Nature Activity
YOUTH CANOE ADVENTURE

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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    June 24 - June 28, 2015
Annual Regional Fair
WESTERN ILLINOIS FAIR

Griggsville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Friday, June 26, 2015
Annual History Event
FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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    June 26 - June 27, 2015
Annual Community Festival
SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

East Prairie, MO
FREE
   
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    June 26 - June 28, 2015
Annual Community Festival
DESOTO DAZE FESTIVAL

DeSoto, IL
FREE
  
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    Saturday, June 27, 2015
Annual Bicycle Ride
TOUR DE CORN BICYCLE RIDE

East Prairie, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Saturday, June 27, 2015
Annual Special Event
FIESTA DEL SOL
Hannibal, MO
$$$$
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    Saturday, June 27, 2015
Annual Special Event
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB ATV, TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

Waterloo, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 27, 2015
Annual Nature Activity
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 27 - June 28, 2015
Annual Community Festival
FIESTA IN FLORISSANT

Florissant, MO
FREE
   
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    June 27 - June 28, 2015
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 28, 2015
Annual Bicycle Ride
BRIDGE BIRTHDAY BASH

St. Louis, MO & Madison County, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Sunday, June 28, 2015
Annual Fireworks Display
BETHALTO FIREWORKS

Bethalto, 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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