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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.

EVENTS

With the exception of the Two Rivers Fishing Fair the events listed are hosted by The Lodge at Pere Marquette State Park.


Saturday, June 6, 2015
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR
FREE
A family event held in celebration of National Fishing week and Illinois Free Fishing days. Fair goers will learn knot tying, fish identification, fish cleaning, casting, and many other skills. Games, activities, and learning stations for kids of all ages, including a 4,000 gallon aquarium stocked with local fish. Refreshments will be available. Children will receive an assortment of educational materials and a free prize. No license or fishing gear is needed.

EVENTS AT THE LODGE

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center is the host of a variety of fun family events throughout the year.
For information about events at the Lodge please call 618-786-2331 ext 338.


HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 7, 2015
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.
Free


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, June 13, 2015

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!


BLUESY BEER GARDEN
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Fatherís Day! Join in on the fun on the terrace at Pere Marquette Lodge for a Bluesy Beer Garden. This event celebrates fatherhood by featuring Shlafly Beer as well as delicious slow cooked BBQ and live blues music. There will also be other imports, micro-brewed and domestic beers, exciting cocktails and frozen drinks. There is no admission fee and no reservations are needed but seating is limited so feel free to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets just in case. The Beer Garden at Pere Marquette is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing day filled with entertainment, a gorgeous view and an ambiance that cannot be found anywhere else in the St. Louis area.
Free to enter, charges for food and alcohol.


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, July 11, 2015

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 9, 2015
Itís peach season in Grafton, Illinois and that means it is time for the great Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge. 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


CAJUN BEER GARDEN
Sunday, August 16, 2015

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. No entry fees or reservations are taken for this event but seating is limited so feel free to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets just in case.  The Beer Garden at Pere Marquette is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing day filled with entertainment, a gorgeous view, cheap beer, awesome food and an ambiance that cannot be found anywhere else in the St. Louis
area.
Free to enter, charges for food and alcohol.

  
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