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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[...]
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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 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[...]
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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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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[...]
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[...]
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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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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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