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 26 - May 28, 2017
Annual Art Festival
SCHLAFLY ART OUTSIDE

Maplewood, 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 July 7, 2017
Art Exhibit
BIENNIAL QUAD-STATE EXHIBITION
  VENUE: QUINCY ART CENTER

Quincy, 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.
  Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  May 26 - May 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
MISSOURI RIVER IRISH FEST

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    May 26 - May 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
SAINT LOUIS COUNTY GREEK FEST

Town & Country, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 27, 2017
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS

Paragould, AR
FREE
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    May 27 - May 28, 2017
Annual Community Festival
TWAIN ON MAIN
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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  May 27 - May 28, 2017
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION

Thebes, IL
FREE
  
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    May 27 - May 28, 2017
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  May 27 - May 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

Henning, TN
FREE
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  May 27 - May 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Wynne, AR
FREE
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    Monday, May 29, 2017
Annual Bicycle Ride
THE GREAT PIZZA BICYCLE RIDE

Millstadt, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Monday, May 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, May 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY GYPSY CARAVAN

St. Charles, MO
$$$$
   
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  Monday, May 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 29, 2017
Annual Car Show
COBBLESTONE NATIONALS CAR SHOW

St. Charles, MO
FREE
   
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  Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Annual Special Event
KIDS IN THE PARKS DAY

Columbus, KY
FREE
   
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    June 1 - June 3, 2017
Annual Special Event
TIPTON COUNTY BAR-B-QUE FESTIVAL

Covington, TN
FREE
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    Friday, June 2, 2017
Special Event
FOOD TRUCK FRENZY
O’Fallon, MO
FREE & $$$$
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  Friday, June 2, 2017
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    June 2 - June 3, 2017
Annual Special Event
GERMAN FEST

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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  June 2 - June 3, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS UNCORKED - THE FIRST SIP OF SUMMER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    June 2 - June 3, 2017
Annual Community Festival
NEW LONDON PARK DAYS
New London, MO
FREE & $$$$
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  June 2 - June 3, 2017
Annual Community Festival
ANNUAL PICNIC & HOMECOMING

Smithton, IL
FREE
   
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  June 2 - June 3, 2017
Annual Special Event
POKER RUN & BBQ COOK-OFF

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  June 2 - June 4, 2017
Annual Community Festival
INTERNATIONAL HORSERADISH FESTIVAL

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 2 - June 4, 2017
Annual Community Festival
JAKEY IN JUNE BBQ COOK OFF

St. Jacob, IL
FREE
   
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    June 2 - June 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
FISHING FOR FREEDOM

Quincy, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  June 2 - June 15, 2017
Annual Performing Arts Festival
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Historical Program
CHILDREN'S HISTORIC GAMES AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Annual Charity Bike Ride
TOUR DE CURE BIKE RIDE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday June 3, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS BREWERS HERITAGE FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Annual House Tour
DISCOVER HISTORY WALKING TOUR

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Monthly Special Activity
WILDFLOWER AND PLANT WALK

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 3, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
HIKING SOCIETY'S NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HISTORY HIKE

Columbus, KY
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE

Henning, TN
FREE
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  June 3 - June 4, 2017
Annual Community Festival
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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    June 3 - June 4, 2017
Annual Art Festival
Q-FEST

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    June 3 - June 4, 2017
Annual Historical Event
FORT DE CHARTRES RENDEZVOUS

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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    June 3 - June 4, 2017
Annual History Event
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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  June 3 - June 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOME & GARDEN TOUR

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  June 3 - June 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    June 3 - June 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
FULL THROTTLE ANNUAL CAR SHOW

Trimble, TN
FREE & $$$$
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    Sunday, June 4, 2017
Nature Activity
RAPTOR AWARENESS SHOW

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 4, 2017
Annual Car Show
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB CAR SHOW

Waterloo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
DOLL, BEAR, TOY & COLLECTIBLE SHOW

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    June 4 - June 8, 2017
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Huntleigh, MO
$$$$
   
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    Friday, June 9, 2017
Annual History Event
FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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  Friday, June 9, 2017
Annual Special Event
EXPLORE WATERLOO ARCHITECTURAL TOUR

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, June 9, 2017
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    June 9 - June 10, 2017
Annual Community Festival
WYNNE FARM FEST

Wynne, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Special Event
BREW SKIES MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hannibal, MO
$$$$
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Special Event
LINCOLN IN THE DISTRICT

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
LIFE OUTSIDE FESTIVAL

Maryland Heights, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Special Event
PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Wickliffe, KY
$$$$
   
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    June 9 - June 10, 2017
Annual Community Festival
ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 9 - June 10, 2017
Annual Church Picnic
ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC

Waterloo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    June 9 - June 10, 2017
Annual Special Event
JEFFERSON COUNTY I.P.R.A. RODEO

Hillsboro, MO
$$$$
   
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    June 9 - June 11, 2017
Annual Church Picnic
ST. ELIZABETH PARISH PICNIC

Granite City, IL
FREE
   
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    June 9 - June 11, 2017
Annual Community Festival
SCHWEIZERFEST

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Bicycle Ride
ROUTE 66 BICYCLE RIDE

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Community Festival
FRENCH FESTIVAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Historical Event
LA VEILLEE SUMMER SOCIAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Special Event
NATURE/CULTURE HIKE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Special Event
CHILI COOKOFF
Clarksville, MO
$$$$
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    Saturday, June 10, 2017
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    June 10 - June 11, 2017
Annual Community Festival
HAMILTON PRIMARY SCHOOL FESTIVAL

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 11, 2017
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR

Fort Madison, IA
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 11, 2017
Annual Car Show
ALL WHEELS DRIVE IN CAR SHOW

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 11, 2017
Annual Special Event
SUSTAINABLE BACKYARD TOUR

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Friday, June 16, 2017
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    June 16 - June 17, 2017
Annual Community Festival
GLEN CARBON HOMECOMING

Glen Carbon, IL
FREE
   
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    June 16 - June 17, 2017
Annual Special Event
CIVIC ASSOCIATION HOMECOMING

Maeystown, IL
FREE
   
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  June 16 - June 18, 2017
Annual Special Event
WINE COUNTRY FEST
Defiance, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Special Event
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Special Event
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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  Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Art & Music Festival
RIVER CAMPUS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Special Event
CRAFT BEER WALK

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Church Picnic
ST. AGATHA PARISH PICNIC

New Athens, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Garden Tour
GARDEN TOUR

Edwardsville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 17, 2017
Historical Program
SIMPLE MACHINES PROGRAM AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE CARS

Alto Pass, IL
FREE
  
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    Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Special Event
LONE WOLF NO CLUB BIKE SHOW
Hannibal, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    June 17 - June 18, 2017
Special Event
CHICKASAW NATION DANCE TROUPE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 17 - June 18, 2017
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    June 17 - June 18, 2017
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 18, 2017
Annual Special Event
SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 18, 2017
Annual Car Show
FATHER'S DAY CAR SHOW

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 18, 2017
Annual Special Event
FATHERS DAY CAR SHOW

Quincy, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Sunday, June 18, 2017
Special Event
BLUESY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Annual Community Festival
PORTA WESTFALICA FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    June 21 - June 25, 2017
Annual Regional Fair
WESTERN ILLINOIS FAIR

Griggsville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
Annual History Event
FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    June 23 - June 24, 2017
Annual Community Festival
SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

East Prairie, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 24, 2017
Annual Special Event
FIESTA DEL SOL
Hannibal, MO
$$$$
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    Saturday, June 24, 2017
Annual Bicycle Ride
TOUR DE CORN BICYCLE RIDE

East Prairie, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Saturday, June 24, 2017
Special Event
TINKERFEST

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    June 24 - June 25, 2017
Annual Community Festival
FIESTA IN FLORISSANT

Florissant, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 24, 2017
Annual Special Event
BIKES & BBQ FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    June 24 - June 25, 2017
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    June 24 - June 25, 2017
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 25, 2017
Annual Bicycle Ride
BRIDGE BIRTHDAY BASH

St. Louis, MO & Madison County, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  Sunday, June 25, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
BETHALTO FIREWORKS

Bethalto, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    June 28 - July 1, 2017
Annual Special Event
MARK TWAIN LAKE RODEO
Ralls County, MO
$$$$
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    June 29 - July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
PATRIOTS IN THE PARK

Granite City, IL
FREE
   
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    June 30 - July 4, 2017
Annual Community Festival
NATIONAL TOM SAWYER DAYS
Hannibal, MO
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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