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.
   
To find out about other activities in nearby areas
check out our Main Calendar Page.
  Through August 5, 2018
Annual Photography Exhibit
ANNUAL ELSAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
 
VENUE: VILLAGE OF ELSAH MUSEUM

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, April 22, 2018
Annual Festival
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    April 28 - April 29, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  May 5 - May 6, 2018
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SWAP MEET & FLEA MARKET

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 12, 2018
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  May 19 - May 20, 2018
Annual Community Festival
ELSAH SPRING FESTIVAL

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  May 19 - May 20, 2018
Live Musical Event
GRAFTON WINERY BLUES FEST

Jersey County, IL
FREE
   
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  May 26 - May 27, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, 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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  Thursdays: June 7 - August 9, 2018
Weekly Musical Performances
MUSIC IN THE PARK

Grafton, 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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  Saturday, June 9, 2018
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  June 23 - June 24, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 30, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, 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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  July 28 - July 29, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

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

Special Event
PARROTHEAD BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  Saturday, August 11, 2018
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  Sunday, August 12, 2018
Annual Festival
PEACH FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  August 25 - August 26, 2018
Annual Festival
ANNUAL OLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  August 25 - August 26, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

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 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 8 - September 9, 2018
Annual Art Show
ART IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  September 29 - September 30, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Annual Special Event
GIRLS ON GRAPES BOYS ON BREW

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  September 21 - September 23, 2018
Special Event
GRAFTON HARBOR BOAT SHOW

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, September 23, 2018
Annual Festival
APPLE FESTIVAL

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

Annual Historical Event
PERE MARQUETTE RENDEZVOUS

Pere Marquette State Park, 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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  October 20 - October 21, 2018
Annual Historical Event
GRAFTON RENDEZVOUS

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  October 27 - October 28, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

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

Nature Activity
FINS AND FEATHERS PROGRAM

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, November 4, 2018
Annual Special Event
WINE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  November 3 - November 4, 2018
Annual Festival
GRAFTON TOWBOAT DAYS

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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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2018

Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2019

Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2019

Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2019

Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, 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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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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