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The Great River Road - Our Regions

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.

 

Jan
7

Eagle Watching Shuttle Tours - Grafton

1/7/2023-2/25/2023
Jan
7

Eagle Watching Shuttle Tours - Alton

1/7/2023-2/25/2023
Jan
12

Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette

1/12/2023-3/9/2023
Pere Marquette State Park
Jan
14

Eagle Watch - Clock Tower Tours

1/14/2023-2/4/2023
Mississippi River Visitor Center
Feb
17

Winter Carnival - Eagle Ridge

2/17/2023-2/20/2023
Feb
18

Bald Eagle Bus Tour

2/18/2023
Ramada by Wyndham Hotel and Day Spa
Mar
3

Antique Spectacular Vintage Market

3/3/2023-3/5/2023
QCCA Expo Center
Mar
4

Galena Whiskey Weekend

3/4/2023
Turner Hall
Mar
18

Quad Cities Grand Parade

3/18/2023
Apr
21

General Grant’s Home Front

4/21/2023-4/23/2023
Apr
23

Mushroom Festival

4/23/2023
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
May
19

Art on the Square

5/19/2023-5/21/2023
Jun
3

Fort de Chartres Rendezvous

6/3/2023-6/4/2023