Visitors Guide for Events
in Alton

Madison County, Illinois
  This Calendar of Events only covers events located in the city limits of Alton or across the Mississippi River in West Alton. There are a number of activities located in the immediate vicinity including Lewis & Clark events, events at the new National Great Rivers Museum, and the communities surrounding Alton. Listings of these events can be found on the Wood River Area (for Lewis & Clark and the National Great Rivers Museum events) page, the Godfrey page, and the Grafton and Elsah page.
   

To find out about other activities in nearby areas
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  April 29 - June 19, 2016
Art Exhibit
MISSISSIPPI RIVER PHOTO SHOOTOUT
 
VENUE: JACOBY ARTS CENTER

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, May 14, 2016
Special Event
OPEN HOUSE AT HASKELL PLAYHOUSE

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, May 21, 2016
Annual Festival
RIVERLANDS PADDLE FESTIVAL

West Alton, MO
$$$$
   
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  Monday, May 30, 2016
Annual Community Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2016

Annual Special Activity
ANNUAL FAMILY CAMPOUT

East Alton, IL & West Alton, MO
$$$$
   
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  Thursdays: June 2 - July 28, 2016
Live Musical Events
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sundays: June 5 - July 31, 2016
Live Musical Events
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 4, 2016
Annual Charity Bike Ride
TOUR DE CURE BIKE RIDE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturdays: June 4 - October 15, 2016
Community Farmers' Market
ALTON FARMERS' & ARTISANS' MARKET

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Wednesdays: June 8 - October 12, 2016
Community Farmers' Market
ALTON FARMERS' & ARTISANS' MARKET

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Special Event
OPEN HOUSE AT HASKELL PLAYHOUSE

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Sunday, June 12, 2016
Annual Car Show
ALL WHEELS DRIVE IN CAR SHOW

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Festival
GREAT RIVERS FESTIVAL

East Alton, IL & West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 18, 2016
Annual Special Event
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, July 3, 2016
Annual Independence Day Festivities
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, July 16, 2016
Annual Live Musical Event
FEED THE NEED MEALS ON WHEELS BENEFIT CONCERT

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2016

Annual Special Event
CUB SCOUT BUILD-A-THON

East Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2016

Nature Activity
POLLINATOR PLANTS
West Alton, MO
FREE
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2016

Nature Activity
NATURE DETECTIVES
West Alton, MO
FREE
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June - July, 2016

Live Musical Performance
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2016

Annual Special Event
ROCK THE HOPS

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2016

Annual Special Event
PIETOWN GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL
  & RON DUNNING MEMORIAL CAR CRUISE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2016

Annual Community Event
LABOR DAY PARADE & PICNIC

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2016

Annual Special Event
ALTON FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 17, 2016
Annual Community Festival
MISSISSIPPI EARTHTONES FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2016

Live Musical Event
MILES DAVIS FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2016

Annual Charity Run/Walk
MILES FOR MESO

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2016

Annual Festival
OKTOBERFEST

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2016

Annual Special Event
AALA HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2016

Live Dance Performance
SHOESTRING DANCE PERFORMANCE
Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2016

Annual Community Festival
FALLFEST & CHILI COOK-OFF

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June - October, 2016

Community Farmerís Market
ALTON FARMERS' & ARTISANS' MARKET

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2016

Nature Activity
ALL ABOUT MONARCHS PROGRAM
West Alton, MO
FREE
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2016

Annual Special Event
VINTAGE VOICES

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2016

Annual Community Event
HALLOWEEN PARADE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, November 17, 2016
Annual Community Event
TASTE OF DOWNTOWN

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Friday, November 18, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 26, 2016
Annual Holiday Art Event
ANNUAL GREEN GIFT BAZAAR

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2016

Annual Holiday Art Event
OLD CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2016

Annual Run/Walk
GREAT RIVER ROAD RUN

Alton, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November - December, 2016

Annual Holiday Lights Display
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  December 3 - December 4, 2016
Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
OLDE ALTON ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2016

Annual Charity Run/Walk
JINGLE BELL RUN

Alton, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2016

Annual Holiday Event
SANTA AT THE HASKELL PLAYHOUSE

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2017
Annual Nature Event
ALTON EAGLE FESTIVAL

West Alton, MO & Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2017

Annual Nature Event
CUB SCOUT EAGLE DAY

East Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2017
Nature Activity
EAGLE MEET & GREET

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2017

Nature Activity
BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAYS

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2017

Nature Activity
AUDUBON EAGLE WATCH

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2017

Nature Activity
BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAY

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2017

Nature Activity
AUDUBON EAGLE WATCH

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2017

Annual Nature Event
MASTERS OF THE SKY

East Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2017

Annual Special Event
DOWNTOWN ALTON ST. PATRICK'S FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2017

Annual Run/Walk
ALTON HALF MARATHON

Alton, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2017

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
OLDE ALTON VENDOR & CRAFTS FAIR

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March - April, 2017

Annual Art Exhibit
REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
 
VENUE: JACOBY ARTS CENTER

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2017

Special Event
ALTON GIANTS VINTAGE BASE BALL GAME

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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