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9:00 am Grafton Riverside Flea Market
Grafton Riverside Flea Market
May 24 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
May 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[...]
1:00 pm Mapping St. Louis History
Mapping St. Louis History
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – May 24 @ 9:00 pm
Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday. Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will[...]
6:00 pm Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – May 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[...]
8:30 am Mapping St. Louis History
Mapping St. Louis History
May 25 @ 8:30 am – May 25 @ 11:30 pm
Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday. Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will[...]
10:00 am Alton Memorial Day Parade
Alton Memorial Day Parade
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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[...]
8:30 am Mapping St. Louis History
Mapping St. Louis History
May 26 @ 8:30 am – May 26 @ 11:30 pm
Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday. Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will[...]
8:30 am Mapping St. Louis History
Mapping St. Louis History
May 27 @ 8:30 am – May 27 @ 11:30 pm
Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday. Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will[...]
8:00 pm Opera Theatre of St. Louis: The Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini, 1816)
Opera Theatre of St. Louis: The Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini, 1816)
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Rossini’s dazzling score sets the gold standard for opera; The Barber of Seville is fresh, elegant, funny, and packed with “vocal fireworks”! Watch as young barber Figaro helps Count Almaviva steal the beautiful Rosina away[...]
8:30 am Mapping St. Louis History
Mapping St. Louis History
May 28 @ 8:30 am – May 28 @ 11:30 pm
Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday. Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will[...]
6:00 pm Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – May 28 @ 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[...]
1:00 am STLive on Washington Avenue
STLive on Washington Avenue
May 29 @ 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,[...]
8:30 am Mapping St. Louis History
Mapping St. Louis History
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday. Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will[...]
1:00 pm Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
May 29 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
May 29 @ 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[...]
6:00 pm Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – May 29 @ 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[...]
6:00 pm Polka Party Dinner Dance
Polka Party Dinner Dance
May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Enjoy a buffet of Pere Marquette’s famous fried chicken, along with some other tasty sides, and dance the night away to live polka music! Dinner begins at 6 in the ballroom, and dancing begins at[...]
8:00 pm Opera Theatre of St. Louis: T)he Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini, 1816
Opera Theatre of St. Louis: T)he Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini, 1816
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rossini’s dazzling score sets the gold standard for opera; The Barber of Seville is fresh, elegant, funny, and packed with “vocal fireworks”! Watch as young barber Figaro helps Count Almaviva steal the beautiful Rosina away[...]
8:00 am Mapping St. Louis History
Mapping St. Louis History
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday. Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will[...]
10:00 am Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (10 AM)
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (10 AM)
May 30 @ 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[...]
12:00 pm Great Rivers Festival
Great Rivers Festival
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the National Great Rivers Museum and the Audubon Center at Riverlands as they come together to celebrate the confluence of 3 major rivers: the Mississippi, the Missouri, and the Illinois. The event will feature[...]
1:00 pm Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
May 30 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (1 PM)
Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (1 PM)
May 30 @ 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[...]
4:00 pm Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
May 30 @ 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[...]
6:00 pm Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – May 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[...]
8:00 pm Opera Theatre of St. Louis: La Rondine (Giacomo Puccini)
Opera Theatre of St. Louis: La Rondine (Giacomo Puccini)
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Can a beautiful, sophisticated Paris courtesan find happiness with a young man from the country, or will her past get in the way? Opera Theatre Music Director Stephen Lord (The Elixir of Love, Sweeney Todd)[...]
8:00 pm Opera Theatre of St. Louis: La Rondine (Giacomo Puccini, 1917)
Opera Theatre of St. Louis: La Rondine (Giacomo Puccini, 1917)
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Can a beautiful, sophisticated Paris courtesan find happiness with a young man from the country, or will her past get in the way? Opera Theatre Music Director Stephen Lord (The Elixir of Love, Sweeney Todd)[...]
July 11, 2012
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