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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

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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.

Aug
28
Fri
STLive on Washington Avenue @ Various Restaurants on Washington Avenue
Aug 28 @ 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.

Great Godfrey Corn Maze 2015 @ Robert E. Glazebrook Community Park
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Embark on an “a-MAZE-ing” adventure through the Great Godfrey Corn Maze. This year, the Maze is teaming up with the Fabulous Fox to promote Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz (Wicked is returning to St. Louis this winter.)

Cut into 7 acres of corn, the maze is certainly challenging to navigate… and is an even greater adventure after dark! Visit the maze around Halloween (October 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd) for even more thrills with an additional “haunted” maze.

The maze is open every Friday (6-10 pm), Saturday (11 am-10 pm), and Sunday (opens at 1 pm) until October 25th. Please call (618) 466-1483 with any questions.

Admission:
Ages 12+: $6
Ages 6-11: $4
Ages 5 and under: free

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined @ Missouri Botanical Garden
Aug 28 @ 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.

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