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Beall Mansion Blog & Area Events


Jul
4
Sat
2015
Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Offering an abundance of items, the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market features fresh produce, locally-raised hormone-free meat, delicious baked goods, plants and flowers, artwork, unique crafts, handmade soaps, jewelry and accessories, other various handmade items, and much more.

Each Saturday morning and Wednesday evening June through October, come check out all that Alton’s farmers and artisans have to offer at the weekly markets all summer long!

Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Amateur and professional photographers come together to present this annual exhibit, displaying photographs of the Village of Elsah and immediate areas in all seasons.

The purpose of this year’s exhibit “Elsah: A Hidden Surprise” is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the unique beauty found in the quaint village of Elsah, Illinois in every season.

For more information, please click here.

Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Jul 4 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi, learn its history, and take in the beautiful scenery on the Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise, departing Grafton Harbor promptly at 4 pm.

The Hakuna Matata is a 49-passenger all-weather tour boat. The first level is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally heated and cooled. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering a stunning 360-degree view of the river and surrounding areas. Restrooms, a cash bar, light snacks, and souvenirs are also available.

Admission:
$18/adult
$16/senior
$9/child 3-17
$4.50/child 2 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 786-7678.

Godfrey Family Fun Fest & Fireworks
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Have a blast this Independence Day at Godfrey Family Fun Fest, featuring much more than just a spectacular fireworks display!

Vendors, inflatables, a climbing wall, kids’ activities, games, crafts, concessions, and more will also be available at the event. At 8:15, there will be a Flag and Veterans Recognition Ceremony. The festival ends with a bang with fireworks beginning at 9:15.

For more information, please call (618) 466-1483 or click here.

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

An international exhibition, Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined consists of 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China. The sets, crafted from silk, steel, wire, and porcelain, offer visitors something rarely seen outside of Asia.

Each piece is unique and includes an interpretation of the design’s tradition, symbolism, and meaning. Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning November 1, 2014. For more information, please visit mobot.org or call (800) 642-8842.

Jul
5
Sun
2015
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Amateur and professional photographers come together to present this annual exhibit, displaying photographs of the Village of Elsah and immediate areas in all seasons.

The purpose of this year’s exhibit “Elsah: A Hidden Surprise” is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the unique beauty found in the quaint village of Elsah, Illinois in every season.

For more information, please click here.

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 10:00 pm

An international exhibition, Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined consists of 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China. The sets, crafted from silk, steel, wire, and porcelain, offer visitors something rarely seen outside of Asia.

Each piece is unique and includes an interpretation of the design’s tradition, symbolism, and meaning. Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning November 1, 2014. For more information, please visit mobot.org or call (800) 642-8842.

Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a free summer concert by the Alton Municipal Band each Sunday evening at Haskell Park.
Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, please call (618) 465-6676.

Jul
9
Thu
2015
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 10:00 pm

An international exhibition, Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined consists of 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China. The sets, crafted from silk, steel, wire, and porcelain, offer visitors something rarely seen outside of Asia.

Each piece is unique and includes an interpretation of the design’s tradition, symbolism, and meaning. Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning November 1, 2014. For more information, please visit mobot.org or call (800) 642-8842.

Alton Little Theater presents: Grease (Benefit Youth Musical)
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm

A “kid-friendlier” version of the old classic, this production of Grease follows Danny, leader of the “Burger Palace Boys”, a super-cool group of high school wheeler-dealers, and the sweet, wholesome, and naive Sandy. However, Danny can’t be seen falling for just one girl, and Sandy falls in with The Pink Ladies, but doesn’t quite fit in. Someone’s got to change. Will Sandy attempt to get Danny by turning him into a jock, or will she lose her sweet “Sandra Dee” image?
You’ll recognize many of the songs, but this production has some new great numbers as well!

Showtimes are:
Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 12 at 2 pm
Thursday, July 16 – Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 19 at 2 pm

Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students. Group rates are available. For more information, please visit altonlittletheater.org or call (618) 462-3205.

July 11, 2012
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