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 29 - May 1, 2016
Annual Community Festival
ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

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 May 15, 2016
Art Exhibit
LINDA SKRAINKA: REFLECTIONS
 
VENUE: ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY ART 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 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 2, 2016
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.
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    April 27 - April 30, 2016
Special Event
FIRST ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIP

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    Friday, April 29, 2016
Nature Activity
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, April 29, 2016
Special Event
FOOD TRUCK FRENZY
O’Fallon, MO
FREE & $$$$
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  Friday, April 29, 2016
Nature Activity
SUNSET HIKE

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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    April 29 - April 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
CAMPER APPRECIATION WEEKEND

Columbus, KY
REDUCED CAMPING RATES
   
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  April 29 - May 1, 2016
Annual Community Festival
ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
CROWLEY'S RIDGE VINTAGE MARKET

Harrisburg, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, April 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
FLYING 4 KIDS KITE FLY

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, April 30, 2016
Annual Charity Run/Walk
RUSH 5K BENEFIT RUN
St. Charles, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
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  Saturday, April 30, 2016
Annual Charity Run & Health Fair
THAT ‘80S RUN
Cottleville, MO
FREE & REGISTRATION FEE
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    Saturday, April 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Wynne, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, April 30, 2016
Special Event
ALTON GIANTS VINTAGE BASE BALL GAME

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  April 30 - May 1, 2016
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SWAP MEET & FLEA MARKET

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 1, 2016
Nature Activity
BIRD MIGRATION HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, May 1, 2016
Annual Spring House Tour
QUINCY HOUSE TOUR

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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  May 4 - May 7, 2016
Annual Musical Event
PICKIN' IN THE PARK

Wynne, AR
FREE
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    May 5 - May 7, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Friday, May 6, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    May 6 - May 7, 2016
Annual Community Festival
PERRYVILLE MAYFEST

Perryville, MO
FREE
   
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  May 6 - May 7, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS MICROFEST BEER FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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  May 6 - May 7, 2016
Annual Community Festival
MAYFEST

Blytheville, AR
FREE & $$$$
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    May 6 - May 8, 2016
Annual Community Festival
FLORISSANT VALLEY OF FLOWERS FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Nature Activity
MOTHER'S DAY BIRDING HIKE

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Annual Community Festival
DOWNTOWN KIRKWOOD MAYFEST

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 7, 2016
Annual Historical Event
FORT DE CHARTRES KID'S DAY

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Annual Special Event
SIKESTON IN BLOOM

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 7, 2016
Annual Special Event
SPRING FARM DAY

Collinsville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Special Event
SPRING CEMETERY WALK AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 7, 2016
Monthly Special Activity
WILDFLOWER AND PLANT WALK

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Annual Community Festival
CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Annual Car Show
LOAFER'S CAR CLUB CAR SHOW
Hannibal, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Annual Special Event
CAPE GIRARDEAU ROTARY CLUB SOAP BOX DERBY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Monthly Children's Nature Event
KIDS NATURE PROGRAM

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, May 7, 2016
Annual Special Event
DOGGIE DASH & DAWDLE

O'Fallon, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 7, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, May 7, 2016
Nature Activity
SOUNDS OF SPRING FROG CALL WALK

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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    May 7 - May 8, 2016
Annual Historical Event
CAMP DUBOIS RENDEZVOUS

Wood River, IL
FREE
   
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    May 7 - May 8, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS FINE PRINT, RARE BOOK & PAPER ARTS FAIR

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 7 - May 8, 2016
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 8, 2016
Nature Activity
BIRD MIGRATION HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Annual Special Event
CAPE GIRARDEAU AIR FESTIVAL

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, May 12, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Thursday, May 12, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FEAST IN THE PARK

Chesterfield, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 14, 2016
Annual Nature Event
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 14, 2016
Annual Special Event
COLLINSVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 14, 2016
Special Event
OPEN HOUSE AT HASKELL PLAYHOUSE

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, May 14, 2016
Special Event
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
$$$$
   
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  May 14 - May 15, 2016
Annual Historical Event
LEWIS & CLARK DEPARTURE DAYS

Hartford, IL
FREE
   
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    May 14 - May 15, 2016
Annual Garden Tour
SPRING GARDEN WALK

Sainte Genevieve, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 14 - May 15, 2016
Annual Historical Event
SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS AIRPORT AIR SHOW & STEM EXHIBIT

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 14 - May 15, 2016
Annual Nature Event
CREEPY, CRAWLY, SLIMY, SCALY WEEKEND

Wynne, AR
FREE
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    May 14 - May 15, 2016
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 15, 2016
Annual Special Event
KID'S DAY

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, May 15, 2016
Annual Bicycle Ride
BERRY BICYCLE RIDE

St. Jacob, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Sunday, May 15, 2016
Annual Community Festival
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

St. Jacob, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, May 15, 2016
Annual Special Event
NATURE NEXT DOOR AT THE WATERSHED!

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 15, 2016
Annual Special Event
FRIENDS OF THE CASTLE SPRING OPEN HOUSE

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 15, 2016
Annual Special Event
ANNIE MALONE MAY DAY PARADE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Thursday, May 19, 2016
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, May 19, 2016
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Thursday, May 19, 2016
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    May 19 - May 22, 2016
Annual Special Event
BETHALTO JAYCEES COUNTRY FAIR

Bethalto, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, May 20, 2016
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  May 20 - May 21, 2016
Annual Community Festival
HOMECOMING FESTIVAL

Hillsboro, MO
FREE
   
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    May 20 - May 21, 2016
Annual Music Festival
HERITAGE MUSICFEST

Osceola, AR
$$$$
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    May 20 - May 22, 2016
Annual Special Event
HERITAGE PARK ROD RUN & SUPER CRUISE

Piggott, AR
FREE & $$$$
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    Saturday, May 21, 2016
Annual Special Event
RED BERRIES AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Mascoutah, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 21, 2016
Annual Historical Event
HISTORICAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, May 21, 2016
Annual Festival
RIVERLANDS PADDLE FESTIVAL

West Alton, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, May 21, 2016
Annual Special Event
KIDS TO PARKS DAY

Wickliffe, KY
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 21, 2016
Annual Special Event
KIDS IN THE PARKS DAY

Columbus, KY
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 21, 2016
Annual Special Event
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Harrisburg, AR
FREE
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    Saturday, May 21, 2016
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    May 21 - May 22, 2016
Annual Special Event
CHINESE CULTURE DAYS

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    May 21 - May 22, 2016
Annual Special Event
MAIFEST AT DONAU-PARK

House Springs, MO
FREE
   
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    May 21 - May 22, 2016
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  May 21 - May 22, 2016
Annual Special Event
RIVER RAT CATFISH CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    May 21 - May 22, 2016
Live Musical Event
GRAFTON WINERY BLUES FEST

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, May 22, 2016
Annual Festival
POLKA PARTY

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, May 26, 2016
Monthly Special Event
TWILIGHT THURSDAYS

Hartford, IL
$$$$
   
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  May 27 - May 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
SHOW ME STATE BBQ COOK OFF

Kennett, MO
FREE
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    May 27 - May 29, 2016
Annual Special Event
MISSOURI RIVER IRISH FEST

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    May 27 - May 30, 2016
Annual History Event
FORT D MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    May 27 - May 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
SAINT LOUIS COUNTY GREEK FEST

Town & Country, MO
FREE
   
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    May 27 - May 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
BUDWEISER RIBFEST

St. Charles, MO
$$$$
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  Saturday, May 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Paragould, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, May 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
ALL-AMERICAN FISHING RODEO

Piggott, AR
FREE
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    Saturday, May 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
NATURE/CULTURE HIKE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 28, 2016
Special Event
CHILDREN'S HISTORIC GAMES AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS

Paragould, AR
FREE
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    May 28 - May 29, 2016
Annual Community Festival
TWAIN ON MAIN
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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  May 28 - May 29, 2016
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    May 28 - May 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION

Thebes, IL
FREE
  
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  May 28 - May 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

Henning TN
FREE
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    May 28 - May 30, 2016
June 4 - June 5, 2016

Annual Special Event
RENAISSANCE FAIRE
West Alton, MO
$$$$
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  Monday, May 30, 2016
Annual Bicycle Ride
THE GREAT PIZZA BICYCLE RIDE

Millstadt, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Monday, May 30, 2016
Annual Community Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, May 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, May 30, 2016
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY GYPSY CARAVAN

St. Charles, MO
$$$$
   
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    Monday, May 30, 2016
Annual Car Show
COBBLESTONE NATIONALS CAR SHOW

St. Charles, MO
FREE
   
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    May 30 - June 12, 2016
Annual Music Festival
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Grand Tower, 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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