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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

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Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park 6:00 pm
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[...]
“Mum’s the Word” 8:00 pm
“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[...]
Mondin Band 8:00 pm
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.
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Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park 10:00 am
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[...]
Lewis & Clark: Point of Departure 10:00 am
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[...]
Vintage Baseball Game 10:00 am
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[...]
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise 4:00 pm
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[...]
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Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park 10:00 am
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[...]
Lewis & Clark: Point of Departure 10:00 am
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[...]
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Open Mic Thursday 7:00 pm
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[...]
ALT: Skin Deep 7:30 pm
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 12 @ 7:30 pm
In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime,[...]
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ALT: Skin Deep 7:30 pm
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime,[...]
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Open House at Haskell Playhouse 10:00 am
Open House at Haskell Playhouse @ Haskell Playhouse
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tour one of Alton’s historic gems, Haskell Playhouse (which is just within walking distance from The Beall), select dates throughout the summer, beginning in April. Take in views of the exquisite Queen Anne style architecture and[...]
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise 4:00 pm
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
May 14 @ 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[...]
The Harman Family Bluegrass Band 7:00 pm
The Harman Family Bluegrass Band @ Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Head to the Confluence Tower and enjoy an evening of live music by The Harman Family Bluegrass Band, with styles ranging from traditional to contemporary bluegrass, country, gospel and other various types of music. Since 1975, entertaining[...]
ALT: Skin Deep 7:30 pm
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime,[...]
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ALT: Skin Deep 2:30 pm
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 15 @ 2:30 pm
In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime,[...]
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Mexican Wine Pairing Dinner 6:30 pm
Mexican Wine Pairing Dinner @ Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
May 18 @ 6:30 pm
Indulge in a scrumptious 4-course gourmet meal, with each course paired with a luscious wine. As you enjoy your meal, listen as Pere Marquette’s Wine Expert explains each of the specialty wines and how the[...]
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ALT: Skin Deep 7:30 pm
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime,[...]
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ALT: Skin Deep 7:30 pm
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime,[...]
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Grafton Winery Blues Fest 1:00 pm
Grafton Winery Blues Fest @ Grafton Winery & Brewhaus
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Relax and enjoy a weekend of blues during the annual Grafton Winery Blues Festival. The line up will consist of top-notch blues bands from the St. Louis area, to be announced at a later date.[...]
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise 4:00 pm
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
May 21 @ 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[...]
ALT: Skin Deep 7:30 pm
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 21 @ 7:30 pm
In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime,[...]
Moonlight Hike 7:30 pm
Moonlight Hike @ The Nature Institute's Talahi Lodge
May 21 @ 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[...]
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Grafton Winery Blues Fest 12:00 pm
Grafton Winery Blues Fest @ Grafton Winery & Brewhaus
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Relax and enjoy a weekend of blues during the annual Grafton Winery Blues Festival. The line up will consist of top-notch blues bands from the St. Louis area, to be announced at a later date.[...]
Polka Party 1:00 pm
Polka Party @ Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Delight in an afternoon of toe-tappin’ fun with Pere Marquette’s Polka Party! Have a dance in the Great Room, or sit and take in the views of the river as you enjoy live accordion music. Tickets[...]
ALT: Skin Deep 2:30 pm
ALT: Skin Deep @ Alton Little Theater
May 22 @ 2:30 pm
In Alton Little Theater’s latest production, “Skin Deep”, large and lovable Maureen gives love one final chance when she goes on a blind date with Joseph, who is sweet but dangerously forthright. In the meantime,[...]
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Heartland Prairie Walks at Gordon Moore Park 5:30 pm
Heartland Prairie Walks at Gordon Moore Park @ Gordon F. Moore Community Park
May 24 @ 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[...]
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Open Mic Thursday 7:00 pm
Open Mic Thursday @ Chez Marilyn
May 26 @ 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[...]
Twilight Thursdays 7:00 pm
Twilight Thursdays @ Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Looking to get the best possible view of the sunset? Twilight Thursdays at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower will offer you that chance! 150 feet in the air, the Confluence Tower will give you[...]
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Grafton Riverside Flea Market 9:00 am
Grafton Riverside Flea Market @ The Loading Dock
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The most fabulous flea market on the river, Grafton Riverside Flea Market features over 50 vendors selling all types of items, including antiques, foods, tools, candles, furniture, and hand-crafted goods. Join the fun the 4th[...]
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (10 AM) 10:00 am
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (10 AM) @ Alton Visitors Center
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Step back in time as J. E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB guide you to local sites filled with a rich history. The two-hour guided shuttle will stop at some of the sites[...]
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (1 PM) 1:00 pm
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (1 PM) @ Alton Visitors Center
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Step back in time as J. E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB guide you to local sites filled with a rich history. The two-hour guided shuttle will stop at some of the sites[...]
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise 4:00 pm
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise @ Grafton Harbor
May 28 @ 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[...]
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Grafton Riverside Flea Market 9:00 am
Grafton Riverside Flea Market @ The Loading Dock
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The most fabulous flea market on the river, Grafton Riverside Flea Market features over 50 vendors selling all types of items, including antiques, foods, tools, candles, furniture, and hand-crafted goods. Join the fun the 4th[...]
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Alton Memorial Day Parade 10:00 am
Alton Memorial Day Parade @ Begins at College and Washington Avenues
May 30 @ 10:00 am
Celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who bravely serve our country with the nation’s oldest consecutive running parade! Alton’s first Memorial Day parade was held in 1868, just three years after the end of the[...]
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