Calendar of Events
for the Western Illinois
& Iowa Missouri Border Region
   
We regularly update this calendar to provide you with up to date information on a variety of events that take place in the Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri Tri-State Area. Changes are made when we gather more information or when we learn of an event. If you know of an event that you would like to see posted contact the webmaster. We hope you enjoy the events you choose to attend. 
   
  Through August 28, 2015
Art Exhibit
ANN MILLER TITUS
 
VENUE: FORT MADISON AREA ARTS ASSOCIATION

Fort Madison, IA
FREE
   
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  Through September 18, 2015
Annual Art Exhibit
QUINCY UNIVERSITY FACULTY EXHIBIT
  VENUE: QUINCY UNIVERSITY’S GRAY GALLERY

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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  Through September 19, 2015
Art Exhibits
BIENNIAL QUAD-STATE EXHIBITION
  VENUE: QUINCY ART CENTER

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, August 28, 2015
Bi-monthly Musical Performance
BLUES IN THE DISTRICT

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 29, 2015
Local Fishing Tournament
CABELA’S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL

Quincy, IL
$$$$ & FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 29, 2014
Annual Special Event
5K FUND RAISER

Carthage, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Thursday, September 3, 2015
Annual Charity Walk
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S

Quincy, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  September 3 - September 5, 2015
Annual Community Festival
PITTSFIELD FALL FESTIVAL

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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    September 4 - September 5, 2015
Annual Community Festival
NEW CANTON HARVEST FESTIVAL

New Canton, IL
FREE
   
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    September 4 - September 6, 2015
Annual Special Event
NAUVOO GRAPE FESTIVAL

Nauvoo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, September 5, 2015
Monthly Special Event
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    September 5 - September 6, 2015
Annual Car Show
FESTIVAL ON WHEELS CAR SHOW

Nauvoo, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    September 10 - September 13, 2015
September 18 - September 20, 2015

Monthly Community Play
COMMUNITY PLAY: LEND ME A TENOR

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    Friday, September 11, 2015
Bi-monthly Musical Performance
BLUES IN THE DISTRICT

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, September 12, 2015
Annual Special Event
FRONTIER SETTLEMENT DAY

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    September 12 - September 13, 2015
Annual Special Event
SMOKE ON THE RIVER BBQ CONTEST

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    September 18 - September 20, 2015
Annual Community Festival
GRIGGSVILLE APPLE FESTIVAL

Griggsville, IL
FREE
   
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    September 18 - September 20, 2015
Annual Special Event
QUINCY CLASSIC BOAT & OUTBOARD SHOW

Quincy, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    September 19 - September 20, 2015
Annual Community Festival
QUINCY MUSEUM FOLK LIFE FESTIVAL

Quincy, IL
$$$$
   
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    September 19 - September 20, 2015
Annual Art Festival
QUINCY ART CENTER ARTFEST

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    September 25 - September 26, 2015
Annual Community Festival
MILTON CORN CARNIVAL

Milton, IL
FREE
   
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    September 25 - September 27, 2015
Annual Special Event
GEODE FEST

Hamilton, IL
$$$$
   
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    September 26 - September 27, 2015
Annual Special Event
GREAT RIVER GRAPE ESCAPE

Quincy, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Pike County, Illinois 
Pike County offers a variety of events throughout the year including a Civil War reenactment, the Western Illinois Fair, and the popular Fall Color Drive. Most communities in Pike County have an annual celebration where the town come together for some old fashioned fun.
  Adams & Hancock Counties, Illinois
Events in Adams County center on the river city of Quincy which has a number of events in all seasons including art fairs, historical events, and festivals along the riverfront. There are also a series of events centered around the historical windmill in Golden. In Hancock County the Nauvoo Pageant is three weeklong event and the Nauvoo Grape Festival has become a Labor Day tradition and is one of the oldest festivals in West Central Illinois.
  Lee County, Iowa & Lewis and Clark Counties, Missouri
Lee County is host to a variety of events occurring throughout the year. Bald Eagles are the spotlight in January and a large Civil War reenactment is held every April. The warmer months brings a blues festival on the river, numerous 4th of July activities, hot air balloons, and a popular sweet corn festival. Fall is the time for Tri-State Rodeo, an independent film festival, and an apple festival. Whatever time you visit Lee County you’ll be sure to find something to do. Lewis and Clark Counties offer events one would typically expect of small rural Mid-America counties.
   
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