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
  April 17 - April 19, 2015
Annual Art Exhibit and Sale
SPRING INDIAN MARKET DAYS
Collinsville, 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 May 4, 2015
Annual Art Show
OAK LEAF ARTIST GUILD SPRING ART SHOW
  VENUE: ST. PETERS CULTURAL ARTS CENTRE

St. Peters, 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 April 19, 2015
Current History Exhibit
MISSOURI IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE
 
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.
    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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  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
Monthly Nature Walks
WILDERNESS WALK

Edwardsville, 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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  April 24 - April 26, 2015
Annual Special Event
SPRING FESTIVAL

Frohna, 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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  Saturday, April 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
FROM EARTH DAY TO ARBOR DAY

Hartford, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, April 25, 2015
Lecture Series
LETTERS FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
NIGHT SKY OVER BABLER

Wildwood, MO
FREE
   
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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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    Friday, May 1, 2015
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    May 1 - May 2, 2015
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS MICROFEST BEER FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 1 - May 3, 2015
Biannual Historical Event
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    May 1 - May 3, 2015
Annual Community Festival
FLORISSANT VALLEY OF FLOWERS FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 2, 2015
Annual Historical Event
FORT DE CHARTRES KID'S DAY

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 2, 2015
Annual Community Festival
CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 2, 2015
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 2, 2015
Nature Activity
MONARCH BUTTERFLY PROGRAM

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 2, 2015
Nature Activity
SOUNDS OF SPRING FROG CALL WALK

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, May 3, 2015
Annual Special Event
FAMILY FUN DAY

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  May 2 - May 3, 2015
Annual Historical Event
CAMP DUBOIS RENDEZVOUS

Wood River, IL
FREE
   
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  May 2 - May 3, 2015
Biennial Historical Event
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

St. Francis, AR
FREE
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    May 2 - May 3, 2015
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS FINE PRINT, RARE BOOK & PAPER ARTS FAIR

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 2 - May 3, 2015
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SWAP MEET & FLEA MARKET

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  May 2 - October 31, 2015
PARASAILING ADVENTURES

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 3, 2015
Annual Spring House Tour
QUINCY HOUSE TOUR

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    Sunday, May 3, 2015
Nature Activity
MIGRATORY BIRD WALK

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 3, 2015
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    May 6 - May 9, 2015
Annual Community Festival
PERRYVILLE MAYFEST

Perryville, MO
FREE
   
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  May 7 - May 9, 2015
Annual Community Festival
MAYFEST

Blytheville, AR
FREE & $$$$
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  Fridays: May 8 - June 26, 20155
Weekly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
Annual Nature Event
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
Annual Community Festival
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Cunningham, KY
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
Annual Special Event
MAY MUSIC & MARKET FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
Annual Special Event
SIKESTON IN BLOOM

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
Annual Special Event
SPRING FARM DAY

Collinsville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
Annual Car Show
LOAFER'S CAR CLUB CAR SHOW
Hannibal, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
Special Event
STAR GAZING PARTY

Parkin, AR
FREE
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  May 9 - May 10, 2015
Annual Historical Event
LEWIS & CLARK DEPARTURE DAYS

Hartford, IL
FREE
   
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  May 9 - May 10, 2015
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 10, 2015
Nature Activity
MIGRATORY BIRD WALK

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, May 14, 2015
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursday, May 14, 2015
Monthly Special Event
FEAST IN THE PARK

Chesterfield, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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  May 15 - May 16, 2015
Annual Community Festival
HOMECOMING FESTIVAL

Hillsboro, MO
FREE
   
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    May 15 - May 16, 2015
Annual Art & Music Festival
DOWNTOWN PARAGOULD ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Paragould, AR
$$$$
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    May 15 - May 16, 2015
Annual Music Festival
HERITAGE MUSICFEST

Osceola, AR
$$$$
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    May 15 - May 17, 2015
Annual Special Event
HERITAGE PARK ROD RUN & SUPER CRUISE

Piggott, AR
FREE & $$$$
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    Saturday, May 16, 2015
Annual Festival
RIVERLANDS PADDLE FESTIVAL

West Alton, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 16, 2015
Annual Community Festival
CHEROKEE-LEMP HISTORY FAIR

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 16, 2015
Annual Historical Event
HISTORICAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, May 16, 2015
Special Event
CHILDREN'S HISTORIC GAMES AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 16, 2015
Annual Special Event
KIDS IN THE PARK DAY

Columbus, KY
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 16, 2015
Annual Special Event
KIDS TO PARKS DAY

Wickliffe, KY
FREE
   
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    May 16 - May 17, 2015
Annual Special Event
CHINESE CULTURE DAYS

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 16 - May 17, 2015
Annual Historical Event
LEWIS & CLARK HERITAGE DAYS

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    May 16 - May 17, 2015
Annual Garden Tour
SPRING GARDEN WALK

Sainte Genevieve, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 16 - May 17, 2015
Live Musical Event
GRAFTON WINERY BLUES FEST

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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    May 16 - May 17, 2015
Monthly Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    May 16 - May 17, 2015
Annual Nature Event
CREEPY, CRAWLY, SLIMY, SCALY WEEKEND

Wynne, AR
FREE
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    May 16 - May 17, 2015
Annual Special Event
RIVER RAT CATFISH CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    May 16 - May 17, 2015
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    May 16 - June 14, 2015
Annual Special Event
RENAISSANCE FAIRE
West Alton, MO
$$$$
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    Sunday, May 17, 2015
Annual Special Event
KID'S DAY

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, May 17, 2015
Annual Community Festival
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

St. Jacob, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 17, 2015
Annual Special Event
MAIFEST AT DONAU-PARK

House Springs, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 17, 2015
Annual Special Event
ANNIE MALONE MAY DAY PARADE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 17, 2015
Special Event
HAWAIIAN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monthly Nature Walks
WILDERNESS WALK

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  May 20 - May 23, 2015
Annual Special Event
SHOW ME STATE BBQ COOK OFF

Kennett, MO
FREE
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    Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Thursday, May 21, 2015
Lecture Series
BRINGING LINCOLN HOME

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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    May 22 - May 23, 2015
Annual Community Festival
TWAIN ON MAIN
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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    May 22 - May 24, 2015
Annual Special Event
MISSOURI RIVER IRISH FEST

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    May 22 - May 24, 2015
Annual Special Event
WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 22 - May 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
SAINT LOUIS GREEK FEST

Town & Country, MO
FREE
   
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  May 22 - May 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
BUDWEISER RIBFEST

St. Charles, MO
$$$$
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    May 22 - June 14, 2015
Annual Performing Arts Festival
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 23, 2015
Annual Special Event
RIVERSIDE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Murphysboro, IL
$$$$
  
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    Saturday, May 23, 2015
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS

Paragould, AR
FREE
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    May 23 - May 24, 2015
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION

Thebes, IL
FREE
  
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    May 23 - May 24, 2015
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    May 23 - May 25, 2015
Annual Art & Culture Festival
ST. LOUIS AFRICAN ARTS FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    May 23 - May 25, 2015
Annual History Event
FORT D MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    May 23 - May 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Wynne, AR
FREE
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  May 23 - May 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

Henning, TN
FREE
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    Monday, May 25, 2015
Annual Community Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, May 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, May 25, 2015
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY GYPSY CARAVAN

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
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
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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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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