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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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Nature Event
TREEHOUSE WILDLIFE CENTER OWL FEST

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Historical Event
GRAFTON RENDEZVOUS

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  October 26 - October 27, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, November 3, 2019
Annual Special Event
WINE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, November 9, 2019
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
  
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  Saturday, December 7, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS HOUSE TOUR AND FESTIVITIES

Elsah, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, December 7, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
SANTA'S CHOCOLATE EXPRESS

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, December 14, 2019
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  Sunday, December 15, 2019
Holiday Event
A VERY CRITTER CHRISTMAS

Dow, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  Monday, December 30, 2019
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

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

Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Select Days in January 2019
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, January 11, 2020
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  Sunday, January 26, 2020
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2020

Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Select Days in February 2019
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
February, 2020

Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, March 6, 2020
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2020

Annual Quilt Exhibition
ELSAH QUILT AND NEEDLEWORK EXHIBITION

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
March, 2020

History Lecture
HISTORY LECTURE

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, April 19, 2020
Annual Festival
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2020

Annual Special Event
MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
April, 2020

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

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2020

Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SWAP MEET & FLEA MARKET

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2020

Live Musical Event
GRAFTON WINERY BLUES FEST

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
May, 2020

Annual Community Festival
ELSAH SPRING FESTIVAL

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 6, 2020
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 21, 2020
Special Event
FATHERíS DAY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2020

Weekly Musical Performances
MUSIC IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2020
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2020

Special Event
BASEBALL BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  Sunday, August 9, 2020
Annual Festival
PEACH FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2020

Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Portage des Sioux, MO & Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2020

Annual Festival
ANNUAL OLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Dow, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Sunday, September 20, 2020
Annual Festival
APPLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, September 27, 2020
Special Event
CAJUN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2020

Annual Special Event
GIRLS ON GRAPES BOYS ON BREW

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2020

Special Event
GRAFTON HARBOR BOAT SHOW

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2020

Annual Art Show
ART IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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