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Jun
30
Tue
2015
Mapping St. Louis History
Jun 30 @ 8:30 am – Jun 30 @ 11:30 pm

Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday.

Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will walk in on the 3rd floor). Exhibitions can be viewed during normal Thomas Jefferson Library hours. Enjoy the exhibition by yourself or take a free, docent-led tour Saturdays at 11 or Sundays at 2. Group tours can also be arranged. For more information, please visit umsl.edu or call (314) 516-7248.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Spirit of Peoria: Full Day Cruise (St. Louis to Grafton)
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a full day of fun and relaxation aboard the Spirit of Peoria! The cruise, which travels both the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, is all-inclusive, complete with such amenities as:
— all-you-can-eat meals
— professional storytelling
— unlimited complementary drinks
— historic information
— wildlife sightings
— live entertainment (including ragtime piano)
— and more!

Boarding begins at 8:30, 30 minutes prior to departure, with breakfast until 9:15. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (800) 676-8988.

Jul
1
Wed
2015
Spirit of Peoria: Full Day Cruise (Grafton to Florence)
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:15 pm

Enjoy a full day of fun and relaxation aboard the Spirit of Peoria! The cruise, which travels both the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, is all-inclusive, complete with such amenities as:
— all-you-can-eat meals
— professional storytelling
— unlimited complementary drinks
— historic information
— wildlife sightings
— live entertainment (including ragtime piano)
— and more!

Boarding begins at 8:30, 30 minutes prior to departure, with breakfast until 9:15. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (800) 676-8988.

Moonlight Hike
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

Illuminated only by the moonlight, enjoy a hike through the serene woodland trails of the Mississippi Sanctuary or the Olin Nature Preserve.
Trail terrain is light to moderate. Meet at The Nature Institute’s Talahi Lodge 30 minutes prior to departure. For more information, please call (618) 466-9930.

Jul
2
Thu
2015
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 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
3
Fri
2015
STLive on Washington Avenue
Jul 3 @ 1:00 am – 1:00 am

Washington Avenue comes alive with the sound of music every Friday night for 52 weeks (yes, you read that correctly)!

Each Friday, hear live music at various restaurants, including Tigin, Pi, Robust, Prime 1000, Stanley’s, Flamingo Bowl, Lucas Park Grill, Wash Ave Post, Sen Thai, and many, many more. In addition to the great live music, these restaurants will also be offering drink and dinner specials.

All genres of music will be represented, so there will always be something for everyone!

Stay up-to-date with deals, music, and more at STLive’s Facebook page.

Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 3 @ 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 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 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
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.

July 11, 2012
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