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Pere Marquette State Park

All events listed are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.
For more information call 618-786-3323 ext 1
For information about events at the Lodge please call 618-786-2331 ext 338

EVENTS AT THE LODGE

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center is the host of a variety of fun family events throughout the year.


HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 26, 2016
11 am - 3 pm
Join the Lodge in celebrating a creature full of mystery and beauty at Pere Marquette Lodgeís Hummingbird Festival. Watch as a Hummingbird Expert gently catches and bands hummingbirds and then releases them back into the wild. This might be your only chance to see a beautiful humming bird up close and calm enough to actually study. The event also features unique craft and art vendors, live music, wine tasting, childrenís activities, and restaurant favorites. Visitors can also take a tour of the historic Lodge while at the Festival.


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, July 9, 2016

2 pm - 5 pm
Join in on the fun at the Mary Michelle Winery Tasting Room the second Saturday of each month and enjoy appetizers and wine tasting! Free for Wine Club Members. Not a Wine Club Member? No worries! It is easy to join and includes all kinds of benefits like discounts on lodging, dining and, of course, wine! $20 for a lifetime membership which includes a free commemorative Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass!


PEACH FESTIVAL
Sunday, August 7, 2016
11 am - 3 pm
Itís peach season in Grafton, Illinois and that means it is time for the great Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge. The Festival takes place once a year at this historic landmark and attracts visitors from all over the region. From young children to those who have been sampling peaches for decades, the Festival offers a chance to enjoy a free family outing and sample some of the most delicious peaches in the country. Local peach growers from all over the area present their carefully tended peaches for visitors to sample and purchase. But there is more to the Peach Festival than just peaches. Festival goers can also pick up a variety of other fresh produce, shop craft vendors, enjoy live music, sample peach wine and even grab some lunch in the Lodge Restaurant which is known for its perfectly prepared fried chicken. Kids can participate in special activities while others can learn about the history of peach farming from a documentary that will be playing during the festival.
Free


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, August 13, 2016

2 pm - 5 pm
Join in on the fun at the Mary Michelle Winery Tasting Room the second Saturday of each month and enjoy appetizers and wine tasting! Free for Wine Club Members. Not a Wine Club Member? No worries! It is easy to join and includes all kinds of benefits like discounts on lodging, dining and, of course, wine! $20 for a lifetime membership which includes a free commemorative Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass!


CAJUN BEER GARDEN
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Noon - 4 pm
Welcome to the Cajun Beer Garden and Laissez les bons temps rouler! Join in on the fun on the terrace at Pere Marquette Lodge for a Cajun Beer Garden and let the good times roll. This event features live Cajun music, a Creole Crawfish Boil and Abita Beer. Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. Their lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality.

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