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. 




 
UPCOMING EVENT
  Saturday, January 27, 2018
Annual Art Event
FETE DE GLACE
St. Charles, 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 February 27, 2018
Photography Exhibit
REGIONAL JUDGED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
 
VENUE: SIKESTON DEPOT MUSEUM

Sikeston, 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 OR EXHIBIT
  Through March 25, 2018
Special Exhibit
PINNED!
 
VENUE: WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME

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.
    Select Days in January 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, January 20, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE MEET & GREET

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, January 20, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAYS

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, January 20, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WATCH & TRAIL WALK

St. Louis County, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday January 20, 2018
Annual Nature Event
SCOUT EAGLE DAY

East Alton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, January 20, 2018
Weekly Nature Activity
BIRD OF PREY LECTURE

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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    January 20 - January 21, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE APPRECIATION DAYS

Keokuk, IA
FREE
   
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    January 20 - January 21, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE TOURS

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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    January 20 - January 21, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    January 20 - January 21, 2018
Annual Special Event
SOUP & CHILI DAYS
Clarksville, MO
COST FOR FOOD
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  January 20 - January 21, 2018
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, January 21, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
AUDUBON EAGLE WATCH

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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    January 25 - January 28, 2018
Annual Special Event
SAINT LOUIS AUTO SHOW

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Friday, January 26, 2018
Nature Activity
AN EVENING WITH RAPTORS

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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    January 26 - January 28, 2018
Annual Special Event
SPARTA HOME SHOW & CRAFT FAIR

Sparta, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, January 27, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE MEET & GREET

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, January 27, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAYS

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, January 27, 2018
Weekly Nature Activity
BIRD OF PREY LECTURE

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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    January 27 - January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
STANDING BEAR WINTER GATHERING

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    January 27 - January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
QUINCY EAGLE DAYS

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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    January 27 - January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Event
EAGLE DAYS
Clarksville, MO
FREE
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    January 27 - January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE TOURS

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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    January 27 - January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, January 27, 2018
Annual Art Event
FETE DE GLACE
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Sunday, January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, January 28, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
AUDUBON EAGLE WATCH

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  Select Days in February 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BALD EAGLE VIEWING PROGRAMS

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    February 1 - February 4, 2018
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS RV VACATION & TRAVEL SHOW

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Friday, February 2, 2018
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    February 2 - February 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
UNTOLD NAUVOO STORIES

Nauvoo, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    February 2 - February 4, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE ANNUAL EAGLE FESTIVAL

Tiptonville, TN
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
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  February 2 - February 4, 2018
Annual Special Event
WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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    Saturday, February 3, 2018
Annual Nature Event
EAGLE FEST

Randolph County, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 3, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAY

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
CHOCOLATE WALK

Sainte Genevieve, MO
ADMISSION
   
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    Saturday, February 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
WINGFEST

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, February 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
SAINTE GENEVIEVE’S KING’S BALL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  February 3 - February 4, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, February 4, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
AUDUBON EAGLE WATCH

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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  February 8 - February 11, 2018
Annual Special Event
ST. LOUIS BOAT & SPORTS SHOW

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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    February 9 - February 10, 2018
Annual Special Event
DOWNTOWN SIKESTON CHOCOLATE WALK

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  February 9 - February 11, 2018
Monthly Community Play
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, February 10, 2018
Nature Activity
FAMILY EAGLE WATCHING DAY

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
BIRDS OF WINTER: RAPTOR SATURDAY

West Alton, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, February 10, 2017
Annual Special Event
CHOCOLATE TOUR

Covington, TN
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, February 10, 2018
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
   
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  Saturday, February 10, 2018
Annual Holiday Event
DOWNTOWN KIRKWOOD WINTER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Kirkwood, MO
FREE
   
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    February 10 - February 11, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE TOURS

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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  February 10 - February 11, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Annual Special Event
FASTNACHT

Maeystown, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, February 15, 2018
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Friday, February 16, 2018
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, February 17, 2018
Annual Special Event
BUD/BUDLIGHT 35TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
Hannibal, MO
ADMISSION
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  February 17 - February 18, 2018
Annual Nature Event
MASTERS OF THE SKY

East Alton, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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    February 17 - February 18, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE TOURS

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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  February 17 - February 18, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    February 17 - February 18, 2018
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    February 19 - February 25, 2018
Annual Film Festival
BIG MUDDY FILM FESTIVAL

Carbondale, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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    February 22 - February 24, 2018
Annual Special Event
ANNUAL CENTENNIAL BEER FESTIVAL

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  February 23 - February 25, 2018
Annual Special Event
MARK TWAIN TOY SHOW

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    Saturday, February 24, 2018
Special Art Event
CRISP MUSEUM FAMILY PLAY DAY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, February 24, 2018
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF ROMANCE

Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties, MO
ADMISSION
   
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    February 24 - February 25, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE TOURS

Tiptonville, TN
ADMISSION
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  February 24 - February 25, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
EAGLE WEEKENDS

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    February 24 - February 25, 2018
Annual Special Event
MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

Makanda, 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 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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