Events

What’s going on? In the Great Rivers & Routes region, it’s celebrating local brews with Craft Beer Week. Or turning your eyes to the skies for Eagle Watching. Taking a cruise along one of the region’s three great rivers. Sitting back and enjoying great outdoor concerts and live music.

And those are just a few of the countless events that fill up the calendar in the Great Rivers & Routes region. Whatever piques your interest, there’s an event for it.

Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few hundred of your best Irish (or Irish for the day) friends? We do that.

Looking to get spooked at a haunted house – that’s actually haunted? We do that.

Seeking the adrenaline rush of watching a rider try to stay on the back of a bucking bull for eight seconds? We do that.

See what else you can do by browsing the listing of events. See you soon!

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Dec 3rd to Jan 1st

The Jingle Hike Challenge is back for 2021! Explore 12 places in Southwestern Illinois this winter. Find 12 trees in parks with jingle bells tied to them throughout parks in the Metro…
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Dec 3rd

Holiday fun for the whole family can be found on the historic Carlinville Downtown Square. Get your shopping done with a visit to the Carlinville Christmas Market or peruse local shops and…
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Dec 3rd

Begin your holiday celebration when you experience the enchantment of Christmas at the "Christmas Wonderland" holiday light display. The "Grandpa Gang" has been at it again transforming Rock Spring Park in Alton…
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Dec 3rd

Crossed the Line brings excitement and energy to the stage at Fast Eddie's! They play a wide variety of tunes from the 80's, 90's, country, pop, rock, you name it they play…
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Dec 3rd

This hilarious play is based upon the true story of eleven women who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise money for a Leukemia Fund in 1999- first seen in the…
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Dec 4th

Life- sized dinosaurs await you at Dinosaur Adventure! The pre-historic age comes to life and creates for a family, fun adventure! Children can enjoy a variety of activities including: fossil crafting, Jurassic…
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Dec 4th

Find all your Christmas goodies at the annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair featuring a variety of crafters from Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky.Breakfast and lunch will be served. All proceeds…
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Dec 4th

All aboard Santa's Chocolate Express! Hop on the shuttle and travel down Grafton's Main Street. Registration will take place at the Visitor's Center. Stop in to local shops to sample chocolatey holiday…
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