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Aug
23
Sun
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
Aug 23 @ 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 @ Gordon F. Moore Community Park
Aug 23 @ 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.

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined @ Missouri Botanical Garden
Aug 23 @ 6:00 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 will be available for purchase beginning November 1, 2014. For more information, please visit mobot.org or call (800) 642-8842.

Aug
24
Mon
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined @ Missouri Botanical Garden
Aug 24 @ 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.

Aug
25
Tue
Spirit of Peoria: Full Day Cruise (St. Louis to Grafton) @ St. Louis Riverfront (near the Arch)
Aug 25 @ 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.

Heartland Prairie Walks at Gordon Moore Park @ Gordon F. Moore Community Park
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm

Join The Nature Institute for a guided walk through the beautiful Heartland Prairie at Gordon Moore Park. Walks will focus on identifying native plants and birds. Prior to the hike, the group will also discuss plants in the newer sections at the observation deck until approximately 6 pm.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water and binoculars. Refreshments will be served after the walk.

At 5 pm on the nights of the walks, The Nature Institute will also be offering a short, hands-on class explaining how to start and maintain a prairie. The class will focus on identifying native plants and eliminating invasives. Bring questions, protective gloves and clippers if possible.

For more information, please call (618) 466-9930 or email info@TheNatureInstitute.org.

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined @ Missouri Botanical Garden
Aug 25 @ 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.

Aug
26
Wed
Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market @ Corner of Landmarks & Henry
Aug 26 @ 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.

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined @ Missouri Botanical Garden
Aug 26 @ 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.

Aug
27
Thu
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined @ Missouri Botanical Garden
Aug 27 @ 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.

August 31, 2015
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