Visitors Guide for Events
in Grafton and Elsah

Jersey County, Illinois
  The 7-mile stretch near the river communities of Grafton and Elsah along the upper portion of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is an area that bustles with activities for visitors throughout the year. Grafton and Elsah hold a variety of events in all seasons that range from historic tours and festivals on the riverbank to activities promoting fall foliage and the American Bald Eagle. Pere Marquette State Park, the largest in the state, hosts a variety of free programs focusing on the natural beauty and heritage of this region of Illinois. For additional nearby events check out the Jerseyville area calendar.
   
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  December 28 - December 29, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Select Days in January 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  January 6 - January 7, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, January 13, 2018
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  January 13 - January 14, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  January 20 - January 21, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  January 27 - January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Select Days in February 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  February 3 - February 4, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 10, 2018
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  February 10 - February 11, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  February 17 - February 18, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  February 24 - February 25, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2018

Annual Art Event
FOUR RIVERS ART FAIR

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, March 1, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, March 10, 2018
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2018

Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2018

Annual Special Event
MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2018

Annual Festival
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2018

Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SWAP MEET & FLEA MARKET

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2018

Annual Special Event
RIVER RAT CATFISH CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Grafton, IL
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE TO FISH
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2018

Nature Activity
MOTHER'S DAY BIRDING HIKE

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2018

Nature Event
CAMPFIRE CRITTER CRAWL

Dow, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2018

Live Musical Event
GRAFTON WINERY BLUES FEST

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 9, 2018
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2018

Annual Art Festival
ELSAH SPRING FESTIVAL

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2018

Special Event
BLUESY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2018

Weekly Musical Performances
MUSIC IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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July, 2018

Special Event
PARROTHEAD BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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April, 2018

Annual Photography Exhibit
ANNUAL ELSAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
 
VENUE: VILLAGE OF ELSAH MUSEUM

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2018

Annual Festival
PEACH FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2018

Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Portage des Sioux, MO & Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2018

Annual Festival
ANNUAL OLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2018

Annual Church Picnic
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH PICNIC

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2018

Special Event
CAJUN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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September, 2018

Annual Special Event
GIRLS ON GRAPES BOYS ON BREW

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2018

Annual Art Show
ART IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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September, 2018

Annual Historical Event
PERE MARQUETTE RENDEZVOUS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2018

Annual Festival
APPLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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September, 2018

Special Event
RENEGADE BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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September, 2018

Special Event
GRAFTON HARBOR BOAT SHOW

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2018

Annual Nature Event
TREEHOUSE WILDLIFE CENTER OWL FEST

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2018

Annual Historical Event
GRAFTON RENDEZVOUS

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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October, 2018

Nature Activity
FINS AND FEATHERS PROGRAM

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2018
Annual Festival
GRAFTON TOWBOAT FESTIVAL

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2018

Annual Special Event
WINE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2018

Annual Holiday Event
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS HOUSE TOUR AND FESTIVITIES

Elsah, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2018

Annual Holiday Event
TASTE OF CHOCOLATE

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2018

Holiday Event
A VERY CRITTER CHRISTMAS

Dow, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2018

Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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This Calendar of Events provides listings free of charge for events that are of interest to visitors to the area and that are organized or sponsored by Non-Profit or community based organizations. To have your event listed here contact the webmaster. We reserve the right to limit content. We also willing to provide a web page free of charge for these types of events to provide more details for our readers.

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