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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.

 

Apr
27

Galena History Hunt

4/27/2022-5/29/2022
May
28

Thebes Memorial Day Picnic

5/28/2022-5/29/2022
Jun
2

Illini 4X4 Safari

6/2/2022-6/4/2022
Jun
3

International Horseradish Festival

6/3/2022-6/4/2022
Jun
4

Fort de Chartres Rendezvous

6/4/2022-6/5/2022
Jun
11

Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair

6/11/2022
Pere Marquette State Park
Jun
12

All-Wheels Drive-In Car Show

6/12/2022
Jun
17

Great Galena Balloon Race

6/17/2022-6/19/2022
Jun
19

Ride the River Bike Ride

6/19/2022
Quad Cities Riverfront Trail
Jun
24

Q-Fest

6/24/2022-6/26/2022
Jun
25

Corkless in Galena

6/25/2022
Jun
27

John Deere Classic PGA Tournament

6/27/2022-7/3/2022
Jul
1

Shenandoah Pro Rodeo

7/1/2022-7/2/2022
Shenandoah Riding Center
Jul
4

Stockton 4th of July Celebration

7/4/2022
Jul
5

Nauvoo & British Pageants

7/5/2022-7/30/2022
Jul
22

Elizabeth Community Fair

7/22/2022-7/24/2022
Aug
11

Illini 4X4 Blast

8/11/2022-8/13/2022
Aug
11

Tug Fest

8/11/2022-8/13/2022
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
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
16

Italian Fest

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

Mississippi Earthtones Festival

9/17/2022
Sep
18

Apple Festival

9/18/2022