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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Aug 24th, 2024

Love food trucks? Love fast take-out? Join in delicious fun at the Alton Food Truck Festival! This festival features food trucks from around the region offering global street food cuisine. In addition…
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Sep 1st, 2024

Take your sweet time to savor the smells, revel in the flavors – and immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant coffee culture of the Great Rivers and Routes region! Javapalooza celebrates…
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Sep 5th, 2024

Held in early fall, the Calhoun County Fair welcomes all to enjoy their bright farming community with livestock competitions, animal contests, county fair pageants, Illinois Farm Pullers truck pull, a demolition derby…
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Sep 19th, 2024

Elsah cherishes its heritage, highlighted by the Historic Elsah Foundation’s Hosmer-Williams Lecture Series, free to the public. Organized by Tim Tomlinson, the 2024 series at Farley Music Hall includes talks on “Chautauqua…
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