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
  March 23 - March 24, 2019
Annual Art Exhibit and Sale
SPRING ART SHOW

Maeystown, 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 April 5, 2019
Art Exhibit
FIGURATIVE WORKS II
 
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 EVENT
  Through March 24, 2019
Annual Nature Event
ORCHID SHOW

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 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.
  March 21 - March 24, 2018
Annual Special Event
MOOLAH SHRINE CIRCUS
St. Charles, MO
ADMISSION
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  March 22 - March 24,2018
Monthly Community Play
YESTON & KOPITíS PHANTOM

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  March 23 - March 24, 2019
Annual Special Event
JONESBORO AUTO SHOW AND CARNIVAL

Jonesboro, AR
ADMISSION
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  Sunday, March 24, 2019
Annual Special Event
SPRING EQUINOX SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, March 24, 2019
Annual Nature Event
WORLD EAGLE DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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  March 28 - March 31, 2019
Monthly Community Play
YESTON & KOPITíS PHANTOM

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, March 30, 2019
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOAT
Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, March 30, 2019
Nature Activity
STAR GAZING PARTY

Wynne, AR
FREE
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  March 30 - March 31, 2019
Annual Special Event
BIG RIVER STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL
Hannibal, MO
ADMISSION
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  Thursday, April 4, 2019
Nature Activity
SONGS OF FROGS AND TOADS

Godfrey, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  April 4 - April 7, 2019
Special Event
SPRING INTO DANCE

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Friday, April 5, 2019
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  April 5 - April 7, 2019
Annual Special Event
WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, April 6, 2019
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOAT

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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  April 6 - April 7, 2019
Annual Historical Event
COLONIAL TRADE FAIRE & MUSKET FROLIC

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, April 7, 2019
Annual Bicycle Ride
SPRING CHICKEN BIKE RIDE
St. Charles, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
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  Sunday, April 7, 2019
Annual Special Event
MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALK

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  April 11 - April 14, 2019
Annual Community Festival
DOGWOOD-AZALEA FESTIVAL

Charleston, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  Saturday, April 13, 2019
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOAT

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, April 13, 2019
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL SHEEP & CRAFT FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 13, 2019
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF ROCK AND ROLL

Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, April 13, 2019
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  April 13 - April 14, 2019
Nature Activity
SPRING BLOOMS AND BUGS

Wynne, AR
FREE
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  Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE / COST FOR FOOD
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  Thursday, April 18, 2019
Monthly Special Event
LADIES' NIGHT OUT

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Thursday, April 18, 2019
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, April 19, 2019
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 20, 2019
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOAT

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, April 20, 2019
Annual Special Event
EASTER EGG HUNT

New Madrid, MO
FREE
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  Saturday, April 20, 2019
Annual Special Event
GLOBAL BREW SPRING BEER FEST

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  April 20 - April 21, 2019
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, April 21, 2019
Annual Special Event
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

Alto Pass, IL
FREE
  
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  Sunday, April 21, 2019
Annual Special Event
CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, April 21, 2019
Annual Historical & Culture Event
ANNUAL POW WOW

University City, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, April 21, 2019
Nature Activity
BIRD MIGRATION HIKE

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALK

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  April 25 - May 4, 2019
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  April 26 - April 27, 2019
Annual Community Festival
SPRING CHICKEN FESTIVAL

Clinton, KY
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  April 26 - April 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
JUST GIRLS' WEEKEND
Hannibal, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
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  April 26 - April 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
CAPE COMIC CON

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, April 27, 2019
Weekly Nature Activity
DEEP SWAMP CANOE FLOAT

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, April 27, 2019
Nature Activity
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 27, 2019
Annual Special Event
FLYING 4 KIDS KITE FLY

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, April 27, 2019
Annual Special Event
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Paragould, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, April 27, 2019
Special Event
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FAIR

Wickliffe, KY
FREE
   
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  April 27 - April 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
CHINESE CULTURE DAYS

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  April 27- April 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  April 27 - April 28, 2019
Annual Historical Event
SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  April 27 - April 28, 2019
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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  April 27 - April 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY SCENIC DRIVE

Cape Girardeau & Perry Counties, MO
FREE
   
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  April 27 - April 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS ANTIQUE FESTIVAL

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  April 27 - April 28, 2019
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, April 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE BIKES

Alto Pass, IL
FREE
  
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  Sunday, April 28, 2019
Nature Activity
BIRD MIGRATION HIKE

Godfrey, 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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