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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.

 

Sep
30

Barry Apple Festival

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

Fall Festival at Heritage Canyon

10/1/2022-10/2/2022
Heritage Canyon
Oct
1

Galena Oktoberfest

10/1/2022
Oct
2

Fall MIP Arts & Crafts Fair

10/2/2022
Oct
7

St. Mary's Oktoberfest

10/7/2022-10/9/2022
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
8

Old Settlers Days

10/8/2022-10/9/2022
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
Oct
29

Galena Halloween Parade and Festival

10/29/2022
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
Jan
6

Bald Eagle Days

1/6/2023-1/8/2023