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. 




 
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  July 8 - July 9, 2017
Annual Art Exhibit and Sale
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART SHOW
Collinsville, IL
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 August 6, 2017
Annual Photography Exhibit
MASCOUTAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Mascoutah, IL
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 EVENT OR EXHIBIT
  Through July 16, 2017
History Exhibit
ROUTE 66: MAIN STREET THROUGH ST. LOUIS
 
VENUE: MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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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.
    June 21 - June 25, 2017
Annual Regional Fair
WESTE OIS FAIR

Griggsville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    June 28 - July 1, 2017
Annual Special Event
MARK TWAIN LAKE RODEO
Ralls County, MO
$$$$
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    June 29 - July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
PATRIOTS IN THE PARK

Granite City, IL
FREE
   
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  June 30 - July 4, 2017
Annual Community Festival
NATIONAL TOM SAWYER DAYS
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, July 1, 2017
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 1, 2017
Annual Special Event
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB ATV, TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

Waterloo, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, July 1, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, July 1, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 1, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FUN FOR THE FOURTH

Paragould, AR
FREE
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  July 1 - July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
RIVERFEST 2017

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    July 1 - July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
COMMUNITY DAYS

Webster Groves, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    July 2 - July 3, 2017
Annual Community Festival
SMITHTON TURNER PICNIC

Smithton, IL
FREE
   
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    June 2 - June 3, 2017
Annual Special Event
POKER RUN & BBQ COOK-OFF

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  July 2 - July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
O'FALLON'S HERITAGE & FREEDOM FEST
O'Fallon, MO
FREE
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    July 2 - July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FAIR SAINT LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 3, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 3, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
ST. MARY’S FIREWORKS FEST

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, July 3, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Perryville, MO
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Special Event
CRAFT DAY FOR KIDS

Parkin, AR
FREE
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
LIBERTY BELL OF THE WEST CELEBRATION

Kaskaskia, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
HISTORIC FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Fort Madison, IA
$$$$
   
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Historical Event
FOURTH AT THE FORT!

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
CAPAHA ANTIQUE CAR CLUB SHOW

Jackson, MO
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Keokuk, IA
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Fort Madison, IA
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES & FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Jackson, MO
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Columbia, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC & FIREWORKS

Oran, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
KENTON WHITE SQUIRREL CELEBRATION

Kenton, TN
FREE
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Henning, TN
FREE
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
GREAT AMERICAN FOURTH OF JULY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Celebration
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Perry, MO
FREE
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
WGEM'S FOURTH FIREWORKS

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FAMILY FUN FEST WITH FIREWORKS

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Murphysboro, IL
FREE
  
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Piggott, AR
FREE & $$$$
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
COMMUNITY FREEDOM FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Troy, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
OLD FASHIONED JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Mascoutah, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Louisiana, MO
FREE
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE

Munford, TN
FREE
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
HANCOCK COUNTY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Carthage, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Kennett, MO
FREE
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    July 5 - July 10, 2017
Annual County Fair
LEE COUNTY FAIR

Donnellson, IA
$$$$
   
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  Friday, July 7, 2017
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    July 7 - July 8, 2017
Annual Community Festival
PIKE COUNTY PIG DAYS

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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    July 7 - July 9, 2017
Annual County Fair
SAINTE GENEVIEVE COUNTY FAIR

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    July 7 - July 16, 2017
Annual County Fair
RANDOLPH COUNTY FAIR

Sparta, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Saturday, July 8, 2017
Monthly Special Activity
WILDFLOWER AND PLANT WALK

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 8, 2017
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, July 8, 2017
Annual Special Event
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Hamilton, IL
$$$$ & FREE
   
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    July 8 - July 16, 2017
Annual County Fair
JERSEY COUNTY FAIR

Jerseyville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, July 9, 2017
Annual Community Festival
CATSUP BOTTLE SUMMERFEST

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, July 9, 2017
Annual Special Event
ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Wood River, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, July 9, 2017
Monthly Nature Activity
MOONLIGHT HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Annual Community Event
JERSEY COUNTY FAIR PARADE

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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  July 11 - July 15, 2017
Annual County Fair
LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR
Troy, MO
$$$$

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  July 11 - August 15, 2017
Annual Special Event
THE NAUVOO PAGEANT

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Annual Special Event
MOONLIGHT MADNESS

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    July 12 - July 15, 2017
Annual County Fair
LEWIS COUNTY FAIR

Lewistown, MO
$$$$
   
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    July 13 - July 22, 2017
Annual County Fair
BALLARD COUNTY FAIR

LaCenter, KY
$$$$
   
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  Friday, July 14, 2017
Annual History Event
FAUST OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER

Chesterfield, MO
$$$$
   
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    Friday, July 14, 2017
Monthly Special Event
FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    July 14 - July 15, 2017
Annual Community Festival
LAUDERDALE COUNTY TOMATO FESTIVAL

Ripley, TN
FREE
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    July 14 - July 15, 2017
Annual Community Festival
ST. JACOB HOMECOMING

St. Jacob, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 15, 2017
Annual Special Event
PEACH FESTIVAL

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 15, 2017
Annual Special Event
ARCHEOLOGY DAY

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 15, 2017
Annual Special Event
BASTILLE DAY COMMEMORATION

Cahokia, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday July 15, 2017
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF WINE & COUNTRIES

Cape Girardeau & Perry Counties, MO
FREE
   
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  July 15 - July 16, 2017
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, July 16, 2017
Special Event
PARROTHEAD BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    July 16 - July 20, 2017
Annual Film Showcase
WHITAKER ST. LOUIS FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE

St. Louis, MO
$$$$
   
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    July 19 - July 22, 2017
Annual County Fair
HANCOCK COUNTY FAIR

Augusta, IL
$$$$
   
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    July 19 - July 22, 2017
Annual County Fair
PIKE COUNTY FAIR

Pleasant Hill, IL
$$$$
   
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  Thursday, July 20, 2017
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, July 20, 2017
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Thursday, July 20, 2017
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    July 20 - July 23, 2017
Annual County Fair
JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR

Hillsboro, MO
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, July 22 , 2017
Annual Special Event
HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL

Hartford, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, July 22, 2017
Annual Special Event
MISSOURI VS. ILLINOIS ALL-STAR BASEBALL GAME
Hannibal, MO
$$$$
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    July 22 - July 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
GREAT TRAIN EXPO

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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    July 22 - July 23, 2017
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, July 23, 2017
Annual Bicycle Ride
I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM RIDE

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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    July 23 - July 30, 2017
Annual County Fair
MONROE COUNTY FAIR

Waterloo, IL
$$$$
   
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  Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    July 25 - July 29, 2017
Annual County Fair
ST. CHARLES COUNTY FAIR
Wentzville, MO
$$$$
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  July 25 - July 29, 2017
Annual County Fair
PIKE COUNTY FAIR
Bowling Green, MO
$$$$

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  July 25 - July 29, 2017
Annual Community Festival
JACKSON HOMECOMERS FESTIVAL

Jackson, MO
FREE
   
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    July 25 - July 30, 2017
Annual County Fair
MADISON COUNTY FAIR

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  July 26 - July 30, 2017
Annual County Fair
CLARK COUNTY FAIR

Kahoka, MO
$$$$
   
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    July 26 - August 1, 2017
Annual County Fair
ADAMS COUNTY FAIR

Mendon, IL
$$$$
   
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    Friday, July 28, 2017
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    July 28 - July 29, 2017
Annual Community Festival
SMITHTON HOMECOMING

Smithton, IL
FREE
   
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  July 28 - July 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
DYERSBURG BBQ-FEST

Dyersburg, TN
FREE
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    Saturday, July 29, 2017
Annual Special Event
TIGER DAY FESTIVAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
$$$$
   
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  July 29 - July 30, 2017
Annual Church Picnic
ST. BARBARA'S CHURCH PICNIC

Batchtown, IL
FREE
   
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    July 29 - July 30, 2017
Annual Historical  Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
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 Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun and the Missouri Counties of Ste. 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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