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
  March 28 - March 29, 2015
Biannual Art Event
50 MILES OF ART STUDIO & GALLERY TOUR
Northeast Missouri
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 March 28, 2015
Current Quilt Exhibit
MESSIPI THREADS QUILT EXHIBIT
  VENUE: FORT MADISON AREA ARTS ASSOCIATION

Fort Madison, IA
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 April 19, 2015
Current History Exhibit
UTOPIA: REVISITING A GERMAN STATE IN AMERICA
 
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 March 30, 2015
Annual Special Activity
MAPLE SYRUP MAKING

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, March 23, 2015
Monthly Musical Performance
BLUEGRASS MONDAY

Paragould, AR
FREE
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  March 26 - March 28, 2015
Special Event
ARCHEOLOGY FOR EVERYONE

Parkin, AR
FREE
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  Sunday, March 28, 2015
Annual Nature Event
WORLD EAGLE DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, March 28, 2015
Annual Special Event
TOWER WIND FESTIVAL

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  March 28 - March 29, 2015
Special Event
THE GREAT OUTDOORS SHOW

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    March 28 - March 29, 2015
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Nature Activity
SONGS OF FROGS AND TOADS

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Nature Activity
MOREL MUSHROOM HUNTING FOR BEGINNERS
St. Charles County, MO
FREE
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    Friday, April 3, 2015
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 4, 2015
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 4, 2015
Special Event
MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, April 4, 2015
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, April 5, 2015
Annual Special Event
CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Annual Special Event
KELLY MILLER CIRCUS

New Madrid, MO
$$$$
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    Thursday, April 9, 2015
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  April 9 - April 11, 2015
Annual Special Event
GHOST OF HIGHWAY 61 ANTIQUE BUS SHOW

Blytheville, AR
FREE
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  April 10 - April 11, 2015
Annual BBQ Festival
ATOKA BBQ FEST

Atoka, TN
FREE
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    April 10 - April 12, 2015
Annual Special Event
TARTAN DAYS
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    April 10 - April 12, 2015
Annual Historical Event
COLONIAL TRADE FAIRE & MUSKET FROLIC

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 11, 2015
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SHEEP & CRAFT FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Annual Fishing Tournament
"FISHIN' THE RIDGE" FISHING TOURNAMENT

Harrisburg, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Special Event
WALKS THROUGH HISTORY: WEST MEMPHIS HISTORIC DISTRICT

West Memphis, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nature Activity
AMPHIBIAN NIGHT HIKE
St. Charles County, MO
FREE
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    Sunday April 12, 2015
Annual Car Show
LIONíS CLUB CAR SHOW

Waterloo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monthly Nature Walks
WILDERNESS WALK

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, April 16, 2015
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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  Thursday, April 16, 2015
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING
Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    April 16 - April 19, 2015
Annual Community Festival
DOGWOOD-AZALEA FESTIVAL

Charlestown, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    April 17 - April 19, 2015
Annual Special Event
CAPE COMIC CON

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, April 18, 2015
Annual Nature Event
ALTON-GODFREY EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 18, 2015
Annual Special Event
CRAWFISH BOIL AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sikeston, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, April 18, 2015
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL GUMBO FEST

West Memphis, AR
$$$$
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  April 18 - April 19, 2015
Annual Historical Event
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Henning, TN
FREE
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    April 18 - April 19, 2015
Annual Historical Event
LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

Fort Madison, IA
$$$$
   
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  April 18 - April 19, 2015
Annual Special Event
CROWLEY'S RIDGE VINTAGE MARKET

Harrisburg, AR
FREE
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    April 18 - April 19, 2015
Monthly Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    April 18 - April 19, 2015
Annual Wine Trail Event
JOUR DE LA TERRE

Sainte Genevieve County, MO
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, April 19, 2015
Nature Activity
MIGRATORY BIRD WALK

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Bi-monthly Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE & $$$$
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  April 24 - April 25, 2015
Annual Community Festival
SPRING CHICKEN FESTIVAL

Clinton, KY
FREE & $$$$
   
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    April 24 - April 26, 2015
Annual Special Event
WORLD WAR II WEEKEND

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    April 24 - April 26, 2015
Annual Special Event
JUST GIRLS' WEEKEND
Hannibal, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    Saturday, April 25, 2015
Nature Activity
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 25, 2015
Annual Historical Event
JOURNEY TO THE WEST
Defiance, MO
$$$$
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    Saturday, April 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
BELLEVILLE ALE FEST

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    April 25 - April 26, 2015
Annual Historical Event
BATTLE OF PEA RIDGE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Keokuk, IA
FREE & $$$$
   
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  April 25 - April 26, 2015
Nature Activity
SPRING BLOOMS AND BUGS

Wynne, AR
FREE & $$$$
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  April 25 - April 26, 2015
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF CHEESE

Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties, MO
$$$$
   
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    April 25 - April 26, 2015
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    April 25 - April 26, 2015
Annual Historical Event
SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    April 25 - April 26, 2015
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    April 25 - April 26, 2015
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS ANTIQUE FESTIVAL

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, April 26, 2015
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE BIKES

Alto Pass, IL
FREE
  
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    Sunday, April 26, 2015
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, April 26, 2015
Nature Activity
MIGRATORY BIRD WALK

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, April 27, 2015
Monthly Musical Performance
BLUEGRASS MONDAY

Paragould, AR
FREE
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    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    April 30 - May 2, 2015
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  April 30 - May 2, 2015
Annual Musical Event
PICKIN' IN THE PARK

Wynne, 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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