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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Oct 31st, 2023

Ghost and goblins beware, the "Most Haunted Small Town in America" will be out in full force at this year's annual Halloween Parade. See Alton's scariest costumes and comical characters with over…
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Nov 4th, 2023

The Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association is hosting their annual Hammer-In blacksmithing competition on the Macoupin County Historical Society grounds November 4, 2023 from 9 AM - 4 PM! Watch as smiths battle…
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Dec 1st, 2023

The first weekend of December come celebrate Christmas in Carlinville with holiday shopping, decorations, tours, and more throughout the city! Heated tents with craft vendors will be downtown in Carlinville's Historic Square…
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Dec 2nd, 2023

Visitors can write themselves into their favorite Christmas story at Hillsboro’s one-of-a-kind holiday celebration- A Storybook Christmas combines timeless traditions with new ideas to create a unique experience that is fun for…
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Jan 6th, 2024

Enjoy a variety of activities in celebration of wintering American Bald Eagles returning to southwest Illinois during Eagle Fest! The celebration will take place at FLOCK Food Truck Park, National Great Rivers…
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