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
check out our Main Calendar Page.
  Thursdays through August 4, 2016
Weekly Musical Performances
MUSIC IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Through August 7, 2016
Annual Photography Exhibit
ANNUAL ELSAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, August 7, 2016
Annual Festival
PEACH FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 13, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, August 20, 2016
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Portage des Sioux, MO & Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  August 27 - August 28, 2016
Annual Festival
ANNUAL OLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  August 27 - August 28, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH PICNIC

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  August 27 - August 28, 2016
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, August 28, 2016
Special Event
CAJUN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 10, 2016
Annual Special Event
GIRLS ON GRAPES BOYS ON BREW

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 10, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 10, 2016
Special Event
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
$$$$
   
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  September 10 - September 11, 2016
Annual Art Show
ART IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  September 10 - September 11, 2016
Annual Historical Event
PERE MARQUETTE RENDEZVOUS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, September 11, 2016
Annual Festival
APPLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  September 24 - September 25, 2016
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, September 25, 2016
Special Event
GERMAN BEER GARDEN

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

Annual Instructional Program
BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, October 8, 2016
Special Event
CONTRA DANCE

Elsah, IL
$$$$
   
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  October 15 - October 16, 2016
Annual Historical Event
GRAFTON RENDEZVOUS

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  October 22 - October 23, 2016
Nature Activity
TREEHOUSE WILDLIFE CENTER FALL FEST

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, November 6, 2016
Annual Special Event
WINE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2016

Special Event
MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, December 3, 2016
Annual Holiday Event
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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

Annual Holiday Event
TASTE OF CHOCOLATE

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2016

Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING

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

Nature Event
GRAFTON EAGLE FEST

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

Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2017

Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

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

Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2017

Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2017

Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2017

Art Event
FOUR RIVERS ART FAIR

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2017

Annual Festival
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2017

Special Event
MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2017

Nature Activity
SUNSET HIKE

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2017

Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SWAP MEET & FLEA MARKET

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2017

Nature Activity
MOTHER'S DAY BIRDING HIKE

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2017

Annual Special Event
RIVER RAT CATFISH CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2017

Live Musical Event
GRAFTON WINERY BLUES FEST

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2017

Annual Festival
POLKA PARTY

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2017

Special Event
DISCOVER THE NIŅA & THE PINTA

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2017

Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2017

Special Event
BLUESY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2017

Annual Festival
HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2017
Annual Festival
GRAFTON TOWBOAT FESTIVAL

Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2017

Special Event
BEER GARDEN & FISH FRY

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, 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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