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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 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.


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!


AMERICAN BEER GARDEN
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Join in on the fun on the terrace at Pere Marquette Lodge for an American Beer Garden. This event will celebrate our independence by featuring a specialty American made micro-brewed beer as well as delicious American traditions like the classic cheeseburger and the giant ballpark frank with live oldies music. There will also be other imports, micro-brewed and domestic beers, exciting cocktails and frozen drinks. 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, August 8, 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.


APPLE FESTIVAL
Sunday,
September 13, 2015
Set right in the heart of Illinois apple country, Pere Marquette Lodge is excited to celebrate a delicious staple in every American dietÖapples. Whether they are green, red or a mixture of the two, apples will be the star of the day and Pere Marquette Lodge has plenty to celebrate. Warm apple pie, hand-dipped caramel apples, handmade crafts, live music and fresh produce are just a few of the offerings at the Apple Festival at Pere Marquette. The festivities will also include apple wine tasting, kidís activities and restaurant favorites. An apple pie walk (similar to a cake walk) will be held at 12:30 pm where visitors will purchase tickets and take a walk for a chance to take home a fresh baked apple pie. Proceeds for the apple pie walk will be donated to the Friends of Pere Marquette Foundation. The Lodge will also host the annual Pumpkin Roll at 2 pm. Participants can bring their own pumpkin or purchase one at the festival to decorate for a competitive roll down the hill in front of the Lodge. Second and third place participants will win gift certificates for the Restaurant and the fastest pumpkin will win the grand prize of a free nights stay at the historic Lodge.
Free

  
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