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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Jul 11th, 2024

Join Lewis and Clark for their 2nd annual Summerfest, from 4 - 7 p.m., July 11, 2024, in the Hatheway back lot on the college's Godfrey Campus. This free, family-friendly event is…
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Jul 12th, 2024

Join the Grafton Winery at The Vineyards for sunset drinks, eats, and relaxation! Gather with friends and wine down from the work week. Bring your favorite dish- potluck style- and watch the…
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Jul 13th, 2024

The "Tour de Donut", presented by Boeing Employees' Bicycle Club, is a spoof on the "Tour de France." From the mass start, the approximately 32-mile route follows lightly traveled roads over rolling…
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Jul 13th, 2024

In the heart of Virden, the Route 66 Main Street Mingle Market brings the community together to create, shop, and explore downtown. Peruse a bustling market featuring diverse vendors- from charming thrift…
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Jul 13th, 2024

Calling all Jimmy Buffett fans!Boat Drinks? Absolutely!Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes! No brainer!One Particular Harbor? Grafton Harbor, of course!Fins? Well, they say once!—Cruise on the Illinois & Mississippi Rivers while sipping…
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Jul 14th, 2024

Love picking through vintage items, antiques, and collectibles for that perfect find? Then this is the market for you!The Litchfield Pickers Market is held every second Sunday of the month May to…
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Jul 14th, 2024

There is nothing better than a Sunday brunch... except when it is aboard the Hakuna Matata! Cruise the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers while you enjoy brunch catered by the Grafton Oyster Bar…
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Jul 19th, 2024

This two-day event features over 38,000 square-feet of high-quality models, displays, visiting prototype layouts, hands-on learning centers, and more in the modern, professional Gateway Convention Center. We feature presentations by nationally-recognized historians…
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Jul 20th, 2024

Enjoy wine, scenic landscapes of the great rivers, and a glowing sunset on the Hakuna Matata's Moscato Sunset Cruise!Grafton Harbor is pleased to be sampling 6, 1 ounce pours of Moscato by…
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