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Festivals & Events

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the annual events along the byway. From car shows to bike tours, we’ve got you covered. In Quincy, the Early Tin Dusters hold the largest car show of its kind in the Midwest. Be a part of something big at Floatzilla, the largest flotilla of canoes and kayaks on the river. In Galena, General Grant’s Home Front portrays reenactments of Civil War battles, while Market Days at Cahokia Mounds offers Native American artisan goods. The Tour de Shawnee’s ride through southern Illinois has you cycling through the natural beauty of Shawnee National Forest. During winter, celebrate the return of bald eagles with events like Bald Eagle Days in Rock Island. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, there’s always a reason to head out on the byway.

 

Aug
20

Fall into Sockton

8/20/2022
Main Street
Aug
20

Floatzilla

8/20/2022
Aug
20

Midwest Garlic Fest

8/20/2022-8/21/2022
Aug
20

Rotary Criterium Festival

8/20/2022
Aug
27

Olden Days Festival

8/27/2022-8/28/2022
Aug
27

Alton Food Truck Festival

8/27/2022
Sep
2

Nauvoo Grape Festival

9/2/2022-9/4/2022
Sep
3

Festival on Wheels Car Show

9/3/2022-9/4/2022
Sep
3

Rock Island Grand Prix

9/3/2022-9/4/2022
Sep
3

Alton Wine & Jazz Fest

9/3/2022
Sep
8

Calhoun County Fair

9/8/2022-9/11/2022
Calhoun County Fairgrounds
Sep
8

Alton Expo

9/8/2022-9/11/2022
Sep
10

Frontier Settlment Day

9/10/2022
Quinsippi Island
Sep
14

Murphysboro Apple Festival

9/14/2022-9/17/2022
Sep
16

Italian Fest

9/16/2022-9/17/2022
Sep
17

Mallard Fest

9/17/2022
Sep
17

Mississippi Earthtones Festival

9/17/2022
Sep
18

Apple Festival

9/18/2022
Sep
23

Edwardsville Art Fair

9/23/2022-9/25/2022
Edwardsville City Park
Sep
24

Fall Corn Festival

9/24/2022
Sep
30

Barry Apple Festival

9/30/2022-10/2/2022
Oct
1

Galena Oktoberfest

10/1/2022
Oct
8

Kampsville Knap-In

10/8/2022
Oct
8

Autumn Craft Fair

10/8/2022-10/9/2022
River Ridge School
Oct
8

Galena Country Fair

10/8/2022-10/9/2022
Oct
8

Big Muddy Monster Brewfest

10/8/2022
Oct
14

Piasa Free Trappers Rendezvous

10/14/2022-10/16/2022
Oct
14

Early Tin Dusters Color Run

10/14/2022-10/16/2022
Oct
14

Makanda Mushroom Festival

10/14/2022-10/16/2022
Oct
15

Historic Craft Fair

10/15/2022
Oct
15

Vulture Fest

10/15/2022-10/16/2022
Oct
15

Owl Fest

10/15/2022-10/16/2022
Nov
25

Native American Holiday Market

11/25/2022-11/27/2022
Gateway Convention Center
Dec
3

Christmas in the Village

12/3/2022
Dec
10

Night of the Luminaria

12/10/2022
Dec
11

Lewis & Clark Arrival Weekend

12/11/2022