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Spirit of Peoria: Full Day Cruise (Grafton to Florence) 9:00 am
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[...]
Moonlight Hike 7:30 pm
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[...]
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Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
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[...]
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STLive on Washington Avenue 1:00 am
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,[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market 8:00 am
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,[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
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[...]
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise 4:00 pm
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Jul 4 @ 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[...]
Godfrey Family Fun Fest & Fireworks 5:00 pm
Godfrey Family Fun Fest & Fireworks
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Have a blast this Independence Day at Godfrey Family Fun Fest, featuring much more than just a spectacular fireworks display! Vendors, inflatables, a climbing wall, kids’ activities, games, crafts, concessions, and more will also be[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 4 @ 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[...]
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Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 5 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 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[...]
Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park 7:00 pm
Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a free summer concert by the Alton Municipal Band each Sunday evening at Haskell Park. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, please call (618)[...]
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Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 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[...]
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STLive on Washington Avenue 1:00 am
STLive on Washington Avenue
Jul 10 @ 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,[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 10 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 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[...]
Movie Night at Glazebrook Park: Annie 8:00 pm
Movie Night at Glazebrook Park: Annie
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm
This summer, spend an evening outdoors and enjoy a movie under the stars at Glazebrook Park during Godfrey’s Movie Nights in the Park series, presented with assistance from Liberty Bank. The event is free to attend,[...]
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Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market 8:00 am
Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Jul 11 @ 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,[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 11 @ 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[...]
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise 4:00 pm
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Jul 11 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 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[...]
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Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 12 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 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[...]
Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park 7:00 pm
Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a free summer concert by the Alton Municipal Band each Sunday evening at Haskell Park. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, please call (618)[...]
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Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 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[...]
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STLive on Washington Avenue 1:00 am
STLive on Washington Avenue
Jul 17 @ 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,[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 17 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 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[...]
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Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market 8:00 am
Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Jul 18 @ 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,[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 18 @ 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[...]
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise 4:00 pm
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Jul 18 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 18 @ 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[...]
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American Beer Garden 12:00 pm
American Beer Garden
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fun times await you at Pere Marquette’s American Beer Garden Sunday, July 19th! The event will feature live oldies music, a fun and tasty build-your-own burger bar, and Samuel Adams Beer, an award-winning quality beer[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park 7:00 pm
Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a free summer concert by the Alton Municipal Band each Sunday evening at Haskell Park. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, please call (618)[...]
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Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 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[...]
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STLive on Washington Avenue 1:00 am
STLive on Washington Avenue
Jul 24 @ 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,[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 24 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 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[...]
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Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market 8:00 am
Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Jul 25 @ 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,[...]
Grafton Riverside Flea Market 9:00 am
Grafton Riverside Flea Market
Jul 25 @ 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[...]
Hummingbird Festival 9:00 am
Hummingbird Festival
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Did you know that a hummingbird’s wings average 70 beats per second? This tends to make them sound more like a bee than a small bird — in fact, the smallest bird in the world.[...]
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour 10:00 am
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour
Jul 25 @ 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[...]
Grafton Towboat Festival 11:00 am
Grafton Towboat Festival
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Experience a little taste of life on the Mississippi at Grafton’s annual Towboat Festival! Tour working towboats and enjoy live music, special deals, giveaways, and much more, all for just $1/person! For more information, please call[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 25 @ 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[...]
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise 4:00 pm
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Jul 25 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 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[...]
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Grafton Riverside Flea Market 9:00 am
Grafton Riverside Flea Market
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Grafton Towboat Festival 11:00 am
Grafton Towboat Festival
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Experience a little taste of life on the Mississippi at Grafton’s annual Towboat Festival! Tour working towboats and enjoy live music, special deals, giveaways, and much more, all for just $1/person! For more information, please call[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park 7:00 pm
Alton Municipal Band Concert: Haskell Park
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a free summer concert by the Alton Municipal Band each Sunday evening at Haskell Park. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, please call (618)[...]
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Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 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[...]
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STLive on Washington Avenue 1:00 am
STLive on Washington Avenue
Jul 31 @ 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,[...]
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit 1:00 pm
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 31 @ 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[...]
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined 6:00 pm
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 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[...]
Death of a Blackheart Murder Mystery Dinner Theater 6:30 pm
Death of a Blackheart Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm
Welcome aboard the largest cruise liner to sail the seas, the Gigantic! But what will happen when the cruise passengers encounter pirates, including Captain Jack Blackheart, who has cheated more people and emptied more pockets[...]
July 11, 2012
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