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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.

 

May
7

Moline Summer Concert Series

5/7/2021-6/29/2021
Jun
18

Great Galena Balloon Race

6/18/2021-6/20/2021
Jun
25

Q-Fest

6/25/2021-6/27/2021
Jun
26

Corkless in Galena

6/26/2021
Jul
3

Red, White & Boom!

7/3/2021
Jul
4

Stockton 4th of July Celebration

7/4/2021
Jul
5

John Deere Classic PGA Tournament

7/5/2021-7/11/2021
Jul
6

Nauvoo & British Pageants

7/6/2021-7/31/2021
Aug
8

Tug Fest

8/8/2021-8/10/2021
Aug
15

Calhoun County Fair

8/15/2021-8/21/2021
Aug
21

Rotary Criterium Festival

8/21/2021
Sep
3

Nauvoo Grape Festival

9/3/2021-9/5/2021
Sep
4

Festival on Wheels Car Show

9/4/2021-9/5/2021
Sep
4

Rock Island Grand Prix

9/4/2021-9/5/2021
Sep
10

Popeye Picnic

9/10/2021-9/12/2021
Sep
17

Italian Fest

9/17/2021-9/18/2021
Sep
18

Mallard Fest

9/18/2021
Sep
18

Mississippi Earthtones Festival

9/18/2021
Sep
25

Galena Cellars Fall Harvest & Art Festival

9/25/2021
Oct
1

Barry Apple Festival

10/1/2021-10/3/2021
Oct
2

Galena Oktoberfest

10/2/2021
Oct
3

Fall MIP Arts & Crafts Fair

10/3/2021
Oct
9

Galena Country Fair

10/9/2021-10/10/2021
Oct
9

Old Settlers Days

10/9/2021-10/10/2021