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 25 - May 27, 2018
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, 2018
Art Exhibit
FRAMED FIDOS
  VENUE: QUINCY ART CENTER

Quincy, 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 EXHIBIT
  Through August 12, 2018
History Exhibit
PANORAMAS OF THE CITY
 
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.
  Friday, May 25, 2018
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    May 25 - May 27, 2018
Annual Special Event
MISSOURI RIVER IRISH FEST

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    May 25 - May 28, 2018
Annual Special Event
SAINT LOUIS COUNTY GREEK FEST

Town & Country, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 26, 2018
Annual Special Event
KIDS FISHING DERBY

Paragould, AR
FREE
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    May 26 - May 27, 2018
Annual Community Festival
TWAIN ON MAIN
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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    May 26 - May 27, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    May 26 - May 28, 2018
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY MADNESS

Paragould, AR
FREE
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  Monday, May 28, 2018
Annual Community Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Monday, May 28, 2018
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 28, 2018
Annual History Event
MEMORIAL DAY AT FORT D

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Monday, May 28, 2018
Annual Special Event
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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  Monday, May 28, 2018
Annual Car Show
COBBLESTONE NATIONALS CAR SHOW

St. Charles, MO
FREE
   
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  May 31 - June 2, 2018
Annual Special Event
TIPTON COUNTY BAR-B-QUE FESTIVAL

Covington, TN
FREE
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  Monday, May 28, 2018
Annual Bicycle Ride
THE GREAT PIZZA BICYCLE RIDE

Millstadt, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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  Friday, June 1, 2018
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

Saint Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Friday, June 1, 2018
Special Event
FOOD TRUCK FRENZY
O’Fallon, MO
FREE / COST FOR FOOD
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  June 1 - June 2, 2018
Annual Community Festival
INTERNATIONAL HORSERADISH FESTIVAL

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    June 1 - June 2, 2018
Annual Special Event
GERMAN FEST

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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    June 1 - June 2, 2018
Annual Community Festival
NEW LONDON PARK DAYS
New London, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
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    June 1 - June 3, 2018
Annual History Event
LINCOLN DAYS CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Pittsfield, IL
FREE
   
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    June 1 - June 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
FISHING FOR FREEDOM

Quincy, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  Saturday, June 2, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
HIKING SOCIETY'S NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Valley Park, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 2, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE

Henning, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, June 2, 2018
Annual Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  June 2 - June 3, 2018
Annual Community Festival
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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    June 2 - June 3, 2018
Annual Historical Event
FORT DE CHARTRES RENDEZVOUS

Prairie du Rocher, IL
FREE
   
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    June 2 - June 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOME & GARDEN TOUR

Saint Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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    Sunday, June 3, 2018
Annual Car Show
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB CAR SHOW

Waterloo, IL
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE FOR VEHICLE
   
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    Sunday, June 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
DOLL, BEAR, TOY & COLLECTIBLE SHOW

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    Monday, June 4, 2018
Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Jerseyville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Special Event
AINAD SHRINE CIRCUS

Highland, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    June 8 - June 9, 2018
Annual Community Festival
ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL

Edwardsville, IL
FREE
   
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  June 8 - June 9, 2018
Annual Church Picnic
ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC

Waterloo, IL
FREE / COST FOR FOOD
   
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    June 8 - June 9, 2018
Annual Community Festival
WYNNE FARM FEST

Wynne, AR
FREE
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    June 8 - June 9, 2018
Annual Special Event
JEFFERSON COUNTY I.P.R.A. RODEO

Hillsboro, MO
ADMISSION
   
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    Saturday, June 9, 2018
Annual Festival
TWO RIVERS FAMILY FISHING FAIR

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 9, 2018
Annual Community Festival
FRENCH FESTIVAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 9, 2018
Special Event
TINKERFEST

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Saturday, June 9, 2018
Annual Historical Event
LA VEILLEE SUMMER SOCIAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    June 9 - June 10, 2018
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Washington State Park
DeSoto, MO

FREE
   
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    June 9 - June 10, 2018
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Cuivre River State Park
Troy, MO

FREE
   
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    June 9 - June 10, 2018
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Wakonda State Park
La Grange, MO

FREE
   
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  June 9 - June 10, 2018
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Trail of Tears State Park
Jackson, MO

FREE
   
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  June 9 - June 10, 2018
Annual Special Event
FREE FISHING DAYS

Big Oak Tree State Park
East Prairie, MO

FREE
   
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  Sunday, June 10, 2018
Annual Art Festival
THE GRAND MARKET

Saint Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 10, 2018
Annual Car Show
ALL WHEELS DRIVE IN CAR SHOW

Alton, IL
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE TO SHOW A VEHICLE
   
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    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALK

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    June 14 – June 17, 2018
Monthly Community Play
ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    Friday, June 15, 2018
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

Saint Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    June 15 - June 16, 2018
Annual Community Festival
BETSEY ANN FATHER'S DAY PICNIC

Brighton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 16, 2018
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE CARS

Alto Pass, IL
FREE
  
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    Saturday, June 16, 2018
Annual Special Event
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 16, 2018
Annual Special Event
CRAFT BEER WALK

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    Saturday, June 16, 2018
Special Event
LINCOLN IN THE DISTRICT

Quincy, IL

FREE
   
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    June 16 - June 17, 2018
Annual Historical Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    June 16 - June 17, 2018
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 17, 2018
Annual Car Show
FATHER'S DAY CAR SHOW

Kimmswick, MO
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE TO SHOW A VEHICLE
   
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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Annual Community Festival
PORTA WESTFALICA FESTIVAL

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Annual Special Event
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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  Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE / COST FOR FOOD
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  June 20 - June 24, 2018
Annual Regional Fair
WESTERN ILLINOIS FAIR

Griggsville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    Thursday, June 21, 2018
Monthly Special Event
LADIES' NIGHT OUT

Belleville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    Thursday, June 21, 2018
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Thursday, June 21, 2018
History Lecture
HISTORY TALK: ROSE PHILIPPINE DUCHESNE

St. Charles, MO
ADMISSION
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  Thursday, June 21, 2018
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    June 23 - June 24, 2018
Annual Art Festival
Q-FEST

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, June 22, 2018
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    June 23 - June 24, 2018
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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  June 23 - June 24, 2018
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 24, 2018
Annual Special Event
SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE OBSERVANCE

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, June 24, 2018
Special Event
BIKE THROUGH TIME

Chesterfield, MO
ADMISSION
   
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    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALK

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 30, 2018
Annual Special Event
WATERLOO OPTIMIST CLUB ATV, TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

Waterloo, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    Saturday, June 30, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    June 30 - July 1, 2018
Annual Historical Event
MILITIA ENCAMPMENT WEEKEND
Defiance, 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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