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 4, 2019
Annual Photography Exhibit
ANNUAL ELSAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
 
VENUE: VILLAGE OF ELSAH MUSEUM

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  April 27 - April 28, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  May 4 - May 5, 2019
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SWAP MEET & FLEA MARKET

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, May 5, 2019
Annual Festival
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, May 11, 2019
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  May 18 - May 19, 2019
Live Musical Event
GRAFTON WINERY BLUES FEST

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  May 24 - June 2, 2019
Special Event
DISCOVER THE NI—A & PINTA

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  May 25 - May 26, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 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, June 16, 2019
Special Event
FATHERíS DAY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  June 22 - June 23, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2019

Annual Community Festival
ELSAH SPRING FESTIVAL

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2019

Weekly Musical Performances
MUSIC IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2019
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, July 13, 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, July 14, 2019
Special Event
BASEBALL BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  July 27 - July 28, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, August 11, 2019
Annual Festival
PEACH FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 17, 2019
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Portage des Sioux, MO & Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  August 24 - August 25, 2019
Annual Festival
ANNUAL OLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Dow, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  August 24 - August 25, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, August 25, 2019
Special Event
CAJUN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  Sunday, September 22, 2019
Annual Festival
APPLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  September 28 - September 29, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2019

Annual Special Event
GIRLS ON GRAPES BOYS ON BREW

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2019

Annual Art Show
ART IN THE PARK

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2019

Special Event
GRAFTON HARBOR BOAT SHOW

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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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
October, 2019

Annual Nature Event
TREEHOUSE WILDLIFE CENTER OWL FEST

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

Annual Historical Event
GRAFTON RENDEZVOUS

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2019

Nature Activity
FINS AND FEATHERS PROGRAM

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2019
Annual Festival
GRAFTON TOWBOAT DAYS

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2019

Annual Special Event
WINE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2019

Annual Holiday Event
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS HOUSE TOUR AND FESTIVITIES

Elsah, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2019

Annual Holiday Event
SANTA'S CHOCOLATE EXPRESS

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 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

Holiday Event
A VERY CRITTER CHRISTMAS

Dow, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2019

Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING

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

Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

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

Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL

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

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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