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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

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May
6
Fri
Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park @ Laumeier Sculpture Park
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This nationally renowned fine arts and crafts fair features 150 artists from across the country, displaying original works of various media, including ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, paining, sculpture, photography, and more. The fair will also include food and drink vendors, music, and other entertainment throughout the weekend.

The fair is open 6 pm – 10 pm Friday (6), 10 am – 8 pm Saturday (7), and 10 am – 5 pm Sunday (8). For more information, please call (314) 821-1209 or visit laumeiersculpturepark.org.

“Mum’s the Word” @ Jacoby Arts Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Our mothers give us such sound advice… This Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy a hilarious tribute to Mom and her words of wisdom in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

For more information, please call (618) 462-5222.

 

 

Mondin Band @ Old Bakery Beer Company
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy a dinner and drinks out, accompanied by live music by Mondin Band at Old Bakery Beer Company. The band specializes in a variety of styles, including blues, jazz, swing, and 60s/70s, among others.

May
7
Sat
Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park @ Laumeier Sculpture Park
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

This nationally renowned fine arts and crafts fair features 150 artists from across the country, displaying original works of various media, including ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, paining, sculpture, photography, and more. The fair will also include food and drink vendors, music, and other entertainment throughout the weekend.

The fair is open 6 pm – 10 pm Friday (6), 10 am – 8 pm Saturday (7), and 10 am – 5 pm Sunday (8). For more information, please call (314) 821-1209 or visit laumeiersculpturepark.org.

Lewis & Clark: Point of Departure @ Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Commemorate the departure of the Lewis & Clark expedition from Camp River Dubois with a real-life reenactment of the historic event! Witness a glimpse of life in 1803-1804 as re-enactors portray the departure and military life.

Also on the grounds are demonstrations of early American skills, such as wood working, candle making, cooking, shooting, as well as demonstrations and reenactments of marching drills.

For more information, please call (618) 251-5811.

Vintage Baseball Game @ Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
May 7 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy baseball as it was played way back in the day with a vintage baseball game at Lewis & Clark State Historic Site! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy gentlemanly sportsmanship of the 19th century, featuring Alton Baseball Club.

For more information, please call (618) 251-5811 and ask for Pam.

Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.

May
8
Sun
Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park @ Laumeier Sculpture Park
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This nationally renowned fine arts and crafts fair features 150 artists from across the country, displaying original works of various media, including ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, paining, sculpture, photography, and more. The fair will also include food and drink vendors, music, and other entertainment throughout the weekend.

The fair is open 6 pm – 10 pm Friday (6), 10 am – 8 pm Saturday (7), and 10 am – 5 pm Sunday (8). For more information, please call (314) 821-1209 or visit laumeiersculpturepark.org.

Lewis & Clark: Point of Departure @ Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Commemorate the departure of the Lewis & Clark expedition from Camp River Dubois with a real-life reenactment of the historic event! Witness a glimpse of life in 1803-1804 as re-enactors portray the departure and military life.

Also on the grounds are demonstrations of early American skills, such as wood working, candle making, cooking, shooting, as well as demonstrations and reenactments of marching drills.

For more information, please call (618) 251-5811.

May
12
Thu
Open Mic Thursday @ Chez Marilyn
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy dinner, drinks, and live music by talented local artists at Chez Marilyn every other Thursday through October!

Admission is free, and $2.00 Genesee Cream Ale’s will be on special each open mic night. For more information, please call (618) 465-8071.

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