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
  May 24 - May 26, 2019
Annual Art Festival
SCHLAFLY ART OUTSIDE

Maplewood, 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 June 9, 2019
Art Exhibit
RACHEL WHITEREAD
 
VENUE: ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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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 EXHIBIT
  Through June 2, 2019
History Exhibit
MUNY MEMORIES
 
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.
  May 24 - May 26, 2019
Annual Special Event
MISSOURI RIVER IRISH FEST

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  May 24 - May 27, 2019
Annual Special Event
SAINT LOUIS COUNTY GREEK FEST

Town & Country, MO
FREE
   
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  May 24 - June 2, 2019
Special Event
DISCOVER THE NI—A & PINTA

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  May 25 - May 26, 2019
Annual Community Festival
TWAIN ON MAIN
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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  May 25 - May 26, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 27, 2019
Annual Bicycle Ride
THE GREAT PIZZA BICYCLE RIDE

Millstadt, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  Monday, May 27, 2019
Annual History Event
MEMORIAL DAY AT FORT D

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 27, 2019
Annual Community Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 27, 2019
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 27, 2019
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 27, 2019
Annual Car Show
COBBLESTONE NATIONALS CAR SHOW

St. Charles, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALK

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  May 30 - June 1, 2019
Annual Special Event
TIPTON COUNTY BAR-B-QUE FESTIVAL

Covington, TN
FREE
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  May 31 - June 1, 2019
Annual Special Event
GERMAN FEST

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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  May 31 - June 1, 2019
Annual Special Event
BBQ, BREWS, BLUEGRASS FAMILY FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW

Jerseyville, IL
FREE
   
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  May 31 - June 1, 2019
Annual Community Festival
NEW LONDON PARK DAYS
New London, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
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  May 31 - June 2, 2019
Annual Special Event
FISHING FOR FREEDOM

Quincy, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  May 31 - June 23, 2019
Annual Performing Arts Festival
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS

Saint Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 1, 2019
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, June 1, 2019
Special Event
SUMMER FUN DAY

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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  June 1 - June 2, 2019
Annual Community Festival
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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  June 1 - June 2, 2019
Annual Historical Event
FORT DE CHARTRES RENDEZVOUS

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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  June 1 - June 2, 2019
Annual Special Event
LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOME & GARDEN TOUR

Saint Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  June 1 - June 2, 2019
Annual History Event
LINCOLN DAYS CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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  June 1 - June 2, 2019
Annual Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Sunday, June 2, 2019
Annual Car Show
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB CAR SHOW

Waterloo, IL
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE TO SHOW A VEHICLE
   
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  Sunday, June 2, 2019
Annual Special Event
DOLL, BEAR, TOY & COLLECTIBLE SHOW

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  June 2 - June 6, 2019
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Huntleigh, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Monday, June 3, 2019
Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Highland, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Friday, June 7, 2019
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

Saint Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  June 7 - June 8, 2019
Annual Community Festival
INTERNATIONAL HORSERADISH FESTIVAL

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  June 7 - June 8, 2019
Annual Church Picnic
ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC

Waterloo, IL
FREE / COST FOR FOOD
   
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  June 7 - June 8, 2019
Annual Special Event
JEFFERSON COUNTY I.P.R.A. RODEO

Hillsboro, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  June 7 - June 9, 2019
Annual Community Festival
SCHWEIZERFEST

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  June 7 - June 9, 2019
Annual Church Picnic
ST. ELIZABETH PARISH PICNIC

Granite City, L
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Annual Nature Activity
HIKING SOCIETY'S NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Annual Bicycle Ride
ROUTE 66 BICYCLE RIDE

Edwardsville, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Annual Community Festival
ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Annual Community Festival
FRENCH FESTIVAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Annual Nature Activity
LIFE OUTSIDE FESTIVAL

Maryland Heights, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  Saturday, June 8, 2019
Annual Historical Event
LA VEILLEE SUMMER SOCIAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  June 8 - June 9, 2019
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Washington State Park, DeSoto, MO
FREE
   
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  June 8 - June 9, 2019
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Cuivre River State Park, Troy, MO
FREE
   
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  June 8 - June 9, 2019
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Wakonda State Park, La Grange, MO
FREE
   
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  June 8 - June 9, 2019
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson, MO
FREE
   
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  June 8 - June 9, 2019
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Big Oak Tree State Park, East Prairie, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 9, 2019
Annual Car Show
ALL WHEELS DRIVE IN CAR SHOW

Alton, IL
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE TO SHOW A VEHICLE
   
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  Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALK

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  June 13- June 16, 2019
Monthly Community Play
STUART LITTLE

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  June 14 - June 15, 2019
Annual Special Event
CIVIC ASSOCIATION HOMECOMING

Maeystown, IL
FREE
   
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  June 14 - June 15, 2019
Annual Garden Tour
GARDEN TOUR

Edwardsville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, June 15, 2019
Annual Special Event
NATURE/CULTURE HIKE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 15, 2019
Annual Special Event
LONE WOLF NO CLUB BIKE SHOW
Hannibal, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
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  Saturday, June 15, 2019
Annual Special Event
CRAFT BEER WALK

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  June 15 - June 16, 2019
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 16, 2019
Annual Car Show
FATHER'S DAY CAR SHOW

Kimmswick, MO
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE TO SHOW A VEHICLE
   
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  Sunday, June 16, 2019
Special Event
FATHERíS DAY BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE / COST FOR BEVERAGES
   
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  Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Annual Community Festival
PORTA WESTFALICA FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE / COST FOR FOOD
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  June 19 - June 23, 2019
Annual Regional Fair
WESTERN ILLINOIS FAIR

Griggsville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Thursday, June 20, 2019
Monthly Special Event
LADIES' NIGHT OUT

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Thursday, June 20, 2019
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, June 21, 2019
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

Saint Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 22, 2019
Annual Home Tour
QUINCY PRESERVES HOME & GARDEN TOUR

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  June 22 - June 23, 2019
Annual Community Festival
FIESTA IN FLORISSANT

Florissant, MO
FREE
   
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  June 22 - June 23, 2019
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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  June 22 - June 23, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 23, 2019
Annual Special Event
SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 23, 2019
Annual Bicycle Ride
BRIDGE BIRTHDAY BASH

St. Louis, MO & Madison County, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  Sunday, June 23, 2019
Annual Special Event
SUSTAINABLE BACKYARD TOUR

Saint Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALK

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  June 28 - June 29, 2019
Annual Community Festival
SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

East Prairie, MO
FREE
   
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  June 28 - June 30, 2019
Annual Art Festival
Q-FEST

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 29, 2019
Annual Bicycle Ride
TOUR DE CORN BICYCLE RIDE

East Prairie, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  Saturday, June 29, 2019
Annual Nature Activity
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, June 29, 2019
Annual Special Event
FIESTA DEL SOL
Hannibal, MO
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, June 29, 2019
Annual Special Event
BIKES & BBQ FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  Saturday, June 29, 2019
Annual Special Event
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB ATV, TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

Waterloo, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  June 29 - June 30, 2019
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL 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 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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