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Aug
29
Sat
2015
Car Cruise In at The Confluence Tower
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cruise to the Confluence Tower and admire beautifully restored classic cars, a fun event for car enthusiasts of any age!

The first 50 cars to register will receive a free tour of the Tower and commemorative souvenirs.

The event is free and open to the public, but there is a charge to tour the tower. For more information or to learn how to register, please call (618) 251-9101.

Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Aug 29 @ 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.

Sauce Alton Food Truck Festival
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a sampling of various types of global street food from the region’s best food trucks, each with unique offerings. In addition, the amphitheater’s concession team will be selling beverages of all types.

While you dine, enjoy musical entertainment by Marquise Knox, the Food Truck Festival’s headliner. Combining his expertise with his energetic showmanship, Knox embodies the soul of veteran blues performers such as B.B. King, Henry Townsend, Louisiana Red, Robert Lockwood Jr., and Honeyboy Edwards, with whom he has performed. Other entertainment will be announced at a later date.

General Admission is free, but VIP tickets are available for $25. VIP tickets include entry to the amphitheater area, two drink tickets and parking close to the venue. Click here to purchase now.

For more information, call (800) 258-6645.

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 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 are available now. For more information, please visit mobot.org or call (800) 642-8842.

Super Moon Viewing Party
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 29th, head to Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower to get a breathtaking view of the Super Moon!

Amateur astronomer Steve Sands will explain what a Super Moon is and what effect it may have on the earth.

Don’t miss your opportunity to get the best view of the Super Moon — from 150 feet above ground on the highest deck of the Confluence Tower! Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and telescopes. For more information, please call (618) 251-9101.

Moonlight Hike
Aug 29 @ 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.

Aug
30
Sun
2015
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 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.

Carillon Concert at Gordon Moore Park
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come and hear the melodic chimes of the Carillon Tower bells in the Nan Elliot Rose Garden at Gordon Moore Park.
Each Sunday of the summer, a talented local musician will play the bells for all to hear. Come, spread out a blanket, and enjoy the enchanting Carillon bells!
Concerts are free and last approximately 30 minutes. For more information, please call (618) 465-6676.

Sep
2
Wed
2015
Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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! See updates on the event’s Facebook page.

Sep
4
Fri
2015
STLive on Washington Avenue
Sep 4 @ 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.

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