Events Calendar
for the Middle Mississippi River Valley
   
The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to hundreds of special events throughout the year. Unique festivals, country fairs, historical reenactments, nature activities, ands artists exhibitions are just some of the events that await visitors to the region. At any given time there is always something going on. The listings below are just a sampling of the events that are scheduled for this month and the next. Links are provided below the listings to the more comprehensive regional calendar pages. 




 
FEATURED EVENT
  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Community Festival
AUTUMN HISTORIC FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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Art groups up and down the Middle Mississippi River Valley host a variety of festivals and special events that showcase that great art and artists that call the region home. Events range from monthly one night exhibits, juried events, fairs in small town communities, arts and crafts fairs, festivals that contain an artists component and more. View the Art Events and Festivals Calendar.
FEATURED ART EXHIBIT
  Through December 6, 2019
Art Exhibit
QUILT NATIONAL 2019
 
VENUE: FOUNDRY CENTRE ART
St. Charles, MO
FREE

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The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to a number of venues that are the home to ongoing exhibits that change periodically. The venues range from small galleries operated by local artists to more larger museums maintained by universities and communities. View the Ongoing Art Exhibits Calendar.
FEATURED ACTIVITY
  Through November 2, 2019
Annual Special Event
PUMPKIN HOLLOW PUMPKIN PATCH

St. Francis, AR
ADMISSION
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The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to a number of venues that are the home to ongoing events that that last for a period of time. The venues range from the institutions at Forest Park in St. Louis including the Zoo, Science Center, and History Museum. Other events include nature outings and corn mazes. View the Ongoing Exhibits and Events Calendar.
  October 18 - October 19, 2019
Annual Special Event
AN EVENING IN THE CEMETERY

Chesterfield, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  October 18 - October 20, 2019
Annual Festival
REELFOOT LAKE PELICAN FESTIVAL

Tiptonville, TN
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Annual Historical Event
HISTORIC CRAFT FAIR

Hartford, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Annual Fall House Tour
"BEHIND CLOSED DOORS" QUINCY HOUSE TOUR

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

Alton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday October 19, 2019
Annual Special Event
ST. PIUS V OKTOBERFEST

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Special Event
BOLLINGER MILL ALL HALLOW’S EVE

Bufordville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Annual Special Event
FALL FESTIVAL

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Annual Special Event
GHOST TOURS OF WOODLAND CEMETERY

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Annual Special Event
NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF

Sainte Genevieve, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Annual Historical Event
HALLOWEEN SPIRITS FROM THE PAST
Defiance, MO
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Annual Special Event
GHOST TOURS OF NEW MADRID

New Madrid, MO
ADMISSION
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Nature Event
TREEHOUSE WILDLIFE CENTER OWL FEST

Dow, L
FREE
   
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Community Festival
VULTURE FEST

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

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Community Festival
AUTUMN HISTORIC FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Special Event
LOUISIANA COUNTRY COLORFEST
Louisiana, MO
FREE
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Special Event
HAPPY TRAILS FARM FALL FESTIVAL

Granite City, IL
FREE
   
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Special Event
EARLY TIN DUSTERS CAR SHOW

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Special Event
PARKER HOMESTEAD FESTIVAL

Harrisburg, AR
ADMISSION
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  October 19 - October 20, 2019
Annual Special Event
LEGEND & LANTERNS

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  Sunday, October 20, 2019
Annual Community Festival
LECLAIRE PARKFEST

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, October 21, 2019
Annual Special Event
TASTE OF PALMYRA
Palmyra, MO
FREE / COST FOR FOOD
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  Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALK

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  October 24 - October 27, 2019
Monthly Community Play
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Friday, October 25, 2019
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Annual Community Festival
RURAL HERITAGE DAY

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Annual Community Festival
FALL FESTIVAL

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Annual Special Event
"BOOTIFUL" NAUVOO HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Annual Special Event
TRICK OR TREAT AT VILLAGE CREEK STATE PARK

Wynne, AR
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Annual Nature Activity
OWLOWEEN

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Special Event
JERSEYVILLE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Annual Special Event
GHOST TOURS OF WOODLAND CEMETERY
Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Annual Special Event
DÉJÀ VU SPIRIT REUNION

Sainte Genevieve, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, October 26, 2019
Annual Special Event
GHOST TOURS OF NEW MADRID

New Madrid, MO
ADMISSION
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  October 26 - October 27, 2019
Annual Community Festival
APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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  October 26 - October 27, 2019
Annual Historical Event
CAMP DUBOIS RENDEZVOUS

Wood River, IL
FREE
   
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  October 26 - October 27, 2019
Annual Special Event
HAPPY TRAILS FARM FALL FESTIVAL

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

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  October 26 - October 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
LEGEND & LANTERNS

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  Thursday, October 31, 2019
Annual Community Event
HALLOWEEN PARADE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, October 31, 2019
Annual Special Event
GHOST TOURS OF WOODLAND CEMETERY

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Friday, November 1, 2019
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 2, 2019
Annual Special Event
ART AND WINE WALK

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  November 2 - November 3, 2019
Annual Historical Event
FRENCH & INDIAN WINTER RENDEZVOUS

Prairie du Rocher, 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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  Thursday, November 7, 2019
Annual Special Event
GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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  November 8 - November 9, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Sikeston, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 9, 2019
Annual Special Event
VETERANS DAY PARADE
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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  Saturday, November 9, 2019
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF AN OZARK HOLIDAY

Cape Girardeau & Perry Counties, MO
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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  November 9 - November 10, 2019
Special Event
LIBERTY DAYS

Bloomfield, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, November 11, 2019
Annual Special Event
VETERANS' DAY CEREMONY

Keokuk, IA
FREE
   
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  Monday, November 11, 2019
Annual Special Event
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
St. Peters, MO
FREE
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  Friday, November 15, 2019
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 16, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Kimmswick, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  November 16 - November 17, 2019
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, November 21, 2019
Annual Community Event
TASTE OF DOWNTOWN

Alton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Thursday, November 21, 2019
Monthly Special Event
LADIES' NIGHT OUT

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Thursday, November 21, 2019
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, November 22, 2019
Nature Activity
AFTER THANKSGIVING DAY HIKE

Henning, TN
FREE
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  Friday, November 22, 2019
Nature Activity
AFTER THANKSGIVING DAY HIKE

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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  Friday, November 22, 2019
Annual Special Event
WINE & BEER WALK

Fort Madison, IA
ADMISSION
   
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  Friday, November 22, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, November 22, 2019
Annual Special Event
FRAUENABEND

Maeystown, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 23, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursday, November 28, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, November 29, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
PARADE OF LIGHTS

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, November 29, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
PARADE OF LIGHTS

Fort Madison, IA
FREE
   
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  Friday, November 29, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  November 29 - November 30, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS

Edwardsville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday November 30, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
DOWNTOWN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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  November 29 - December 1, 2019
Monthly Community Play
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!)

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, November 30, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE

Perryville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 30, 2019
Annual Special Event
MARK TWAIN’S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH
Hannibal, MO
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, November 30, 2019
Annual Holiday Festival
VICTORIAN FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS
Hannibal, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
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  Saturday, November 30, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS PARADE

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 30, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
SPARTA LIGHTED PARADE

Sparta, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 30, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WALK

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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  November 30 - December 1, 2019
Annual Holiday Event
WALKING IN A WINTER WATERLOO

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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FEATURED ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Fort de Chartres
State Historic Site
Mississippi
River Ferries
Lewis and Clark
State Historic Site
U.S. Grant
National Historic Site
     

The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun.

French Colonial Country - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Monroe, St. Clair, and Randolph and the Missouri Counties of Sainte Genevieve and Jefferson.

Gateway to the West - Regional calendar pages for St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Meeting the Missouri River - Calendar pages for St. Charles County, Missouri.

Missouri's Lincoln Hills - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of Lincoln, Pike, Ralls and Marion.

Tri-State Area - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Pike, Adams, and Hancock, Lee County, Iowa, and the Missouri Counties of Lewis and Clark.

Meeting the Ohio River - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of Perry, Cape Girardeau, Scott and Mississippi, and the Illinois Counties of Jackson, Union, and Alexander, and the Kentucky Counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman.

The Upper Delta Region - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of New Madrid, Pemiscot and Dunklin, and the Arkansas Counties of Clay, Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Cross, Mississippi and Crittenden, and the Tennessee Counties of Lake, Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, and Tipton.

 
  Regional Guides
to the Middle Mississippi River Valley
 
       
  Meeting of the Great Rivers
National Scenic Byway
Ste. Genevieve &
French Colonial Country
Gateway to the West
St. Louis & St. Louis County
        
 
   Meeting the Missouri
Historic St. Charles County
The Lincoln Hills Region
Northeast Missouri
   
 
  The Tri-States Area
Iowa, Illinois & Missouri
The Mississippi River
Meets the Ohio River
   
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