Metro East Calendar of Events Aug. 1 – Aug. 8

The annual Mascoutah Homecoming and AugustFest will be held this weekend, Aug. 3-5.

AUG. 2

Municipal Band Presents ‘Spark of Imagination’
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Riverview Park, Riverview Drive, Alton

The Alton Municipal Band will play its last outdoor Riverview Park concert of the season with songs that spark the imagination. For more information, call 618-210-5107.

AUG. 3

Around the Campfire Riverbender
Friday, 6-10 p.m.
200 W. 3rd St., Alton
$10 for non-members

Sit around the campfire, and make s’mores and friends. The Community Center will be open for games as well. For more information, call 618-465-9850, ext. 212.

JAC First Time Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, 6-8 p.m.
627 N. Broadway, Alton

The exhibition is for artists who have never exhibited in a gallery. For more information, call 618-462-5222.

Riot on the River Wrestling Match
Friday, 8-10 p.m.
The Loading Dock, 401 Front St., Grafton
$10; $5 children under 12

Quarter-final matches of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling series features 16 competitors in a single elimination tournament. For more information, call 618-786-3494.

AUG. 3-5

Mascoutah Homecoming and AugustFest
Fri. 5 p.m. to Sun. 11 p.m.
Scheve Park, N. 6th & Harnett streets, Mascoutah

Live music, carnival rides, games truck and tractor pulls, 4-H show and parades on both Saturday & Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. For more information, call 618-566-2964.

AUG. 4

Archeology Day in Collinsville
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 130 Ramey St.

The whole family will gain insight into the lifestyle of ancient Native Americans as they watch demonstrations of native arts. For more information, call 618-346-5160.

Iron Expo 2018
Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Home Field, 3985 Horseshoe Lake Road, Granite City
Proceeds benefit Officer Lee Brousseau

Premier Midwest strength even includes powerlifting, strongman, tactical games and fitness expo. For more information, visit

Heartland Prairie Restoration
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
4550 College Ave., Alton

Join other conservationists to remove invasive plants and shrubs from the prairie. For more information, call 618-466-9930.

Movies on Main: ‘Wonder’
Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
229 W. Main St., Collinsville

Bring your own seating to the public parking lot at the corner of Main and Seminary streets for the showing of the movie ‘Wonder’ (PG). For more information, call 618-346-5200.

Haunted History Tour of Alton
Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
110 E. 3rd St.

Discover the history and hauntings of haunted Alton. For more information, call 217-791-7859.

Movies in the Park in Edwardsville
Saturday, 8-10 p.m.
Edwardsville City Park, 101 S. Buchanan

“Peter Rabbit” will be shown at the City Park Bandstand at dusk. For more information, visit

Free Origami Demo with Taeko Wogi
Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon
Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market,
Landmarks Boulevard

Kids and parents can enjoy learning to make origami creations from a master. For more information, call 618-463-1016.

Pizza, Planes & Pilots
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
St. Louis Regional Airport, 8 Terminal Drive, East Alton

Bring the kids to the airport to see several planes up close, including sitting in the pilot’s seat. For more information, call 618-259-2531.

Taste of Columbia
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Historic Main Street
$15 donation

Stroll Historic Main Street and sample the best Columbia has to offer. Presented by Main Street Abbey. For more information, call 618-281-4554.

AUG.  5

Municipal Band Concert
Sunday, 7 p.m.
Haskell Park, 1211 Henry St., Alton

The Alton Municipal Band will play its last outdoor concert of the season with songs that Spark the Imagination. For more information, call 618-210-5107.

Carillon Concert in Gordon Moore Park
Sunday, 5-7 p.m.
4550 College Ave., Alton

Bring your own seating to the Nan Elliot Rose Garden and enjoy the artistry of Joyce Anders. For more information, call 618-463-3580.

3 of a Perfect Pair
Sunday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bobby’s Frozen Custard, 2525 N. Center St., Maryville

Enjoy acoustic songs from the Beatles to the Blues. For more information, call 618-345-3002.

Gateway Wedding Show
Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m.
1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville

Get a face-to-face sampling of virtually everything you’ll need to plan your wedding. For more information, visit

AUG.  6

Fosterburg Concert
Monday, 7-9 p.m.
Fosterburg Township Park, 3001 Main St., Alton

The concert will be held in the gazebo. Bring your own seating to enjoy the music of ‘The Hot Flashes.’ For more information, call 618-259-0726.

AUG. 8

School Fun Fair
Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.
Belleville West High School, 4063 Frank Scott Pkwy. West

Families in attendance will receive valuable information from business leaders, while participating in activities that will allow them to leave with a backpack full of school supplies. For more information, call 618-233-2015.



–Metro East Calendar of Events Aug. 1 – Aug. 8–