Visitors Guide for Events
in Grafton and Elsah

Jersey County, Illinois
  The 7-mile stretch near the river communities of Grafton and Elsah along the upper portion of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is an area that bustles with activities for visitors throughout the year. Grafton and Elsah hold a variety of events in all seasons that range from historic tours and festivals on the riverbank to activities promoting fall foliage and the American Bald Eagle. Pere Marquette State Park, the largest in the state, hosts a variety of free programs focusing on the natural beauty and heritage of this region of Illinois. For additional nearby events check out the Jerseyville area calendar.
   
To find out about other activities in nearby areas
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  Selected Days in February, 2015
Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturdays and Sundays in February, 2015
Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
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  Sunday, March 1, 2015
Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, March 2, 2015
Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAM

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, March 14, 2015
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, March 14, 2015
Monthly Dance
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, March 22, 2015
Annual Festival
FOLK FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  March 28 - March 29, 2015
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 4, 2015
Special Event
MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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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
Monthly Dance
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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    April 11 - August 2, 2015
Annual Photography Exhibit
ANNUAL ELSAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  April 25 - April 26, 2015
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2015

Annual Festival
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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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 16 - May 17, 2015
Live Musical Event
GRAFTON WINERY BLUES FEST

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, May 17, 2015
Special Event
HAWAIIAN BEER GARDEN

Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May - October, 2015
PARASAILING ADVENTURES

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2015

Nature Activity
MOTHER'S DAY BIRDING HIKE

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 7, 2015
Annual Festival
HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 21, 2015
Special Event
BLUESY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2015

Annual Special Event
RIVER RAT CATFISH CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June - August, 2015

Weekly Musical Performances
MUSIC IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday July 18, 2015
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Portage des Sioux, MO & Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, July 19, 2015
Special Event
AMERICAN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  July 25 - July 26, 2015
Annual Festival
GRAFTON TOWBOAT FESTIVAL

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2015

Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2015

Annual Bicycle Ride
ANCIENT GLACIER BYWAYS BICYCLE TOUR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  Sunday, August 9, 2015
Annual Festival
PEACH FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, August 16, 2015
Special Event
CAJUN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    August 22 - August 23, 2015
Annual Festival
ANNUAL OLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2015

Annual Church Picnic
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH PICNIC

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 12, 2015
Annual Special Event
GIRLS ON GRAPES BOYS ON BREW

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, September 13, 2015
Annual Festival
APPLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, September 20, 2015
Special Event
GERMAN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Annual Historical Event
PERE MARQUETTE RENDEZVOUS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Annual Art Show
ART IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Annual Bicycle Ride
RIDE THE RIVERS CENTURY

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2015

Annual Instructional Program
BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    October 17 - October 18, 2015
Annual Historical Event
GRAFTON RENDEZVOUS

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2015

Nature Activity
TREEHOUSE WILDLIFE CENTER FALL FEST

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, November 1, 2015
Special Event
MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, November 8, 2015
Annual Special Event
WINE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, December 5, 2015
Annual Holiday Event
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, December 5, 2015
Annual Holiday Event
TASTE OF CHOCOLATE

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2015

Annual Holiday Event
GRAFTON HOLIDAY RIVERWALK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2015

Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2015

Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2016

Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2016

Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2016

Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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This Calendar of Events provides listings free of charge for events that are of interest to visitors to the area and that are organized or sponsored by Non-Profit or community based organizations. To have your event listed here contact the webmaster. We reserve the right to limit content. We also willing to provide a web page free of charge for these types of events to provide more details for our readers.

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