Metro East Calendar of Events July 4 – July 11

The annual Jersey County Fair will be held at the fairgrounds on July 10-15. (Photo courtesy of Jersey Co. Fair)


Band Concert in Riverview Park
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Riverview Drive at Bluff Street

The band’s program is titled “Euphonic Summer.” For more information, call 618-219-5107.

Art Exhibition Opening at Jacoby Arts Center
Friday, 5-7 p.m.
627 N. Broadway, Alton

The new exhibit, “Efflorescence,” by Nila Petty, Amy Bautz and Sharron Pollack will open with a reception. 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; 12 and under $5

Series of Dynamo Pro Wrestling with 16 competitors. For more information, call 618-786-3494.


Public Investigation of the Cheney Mansion
Saturday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
601 N. State St., Jerseyville

Join members of Paranormal Free Agents as they show you how to do an actual ghost investigation in one of the most haunted locations in Southern Illinois, the Cheney Mansion. Sponsored by the Jersey County Historical Society. For more information, call 618-498-3514.

Free Movie in Collinsville
Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
229 W. Main St.

Bring your own seating to watch ‘Jumanji’ sponsored by Movies on Main Street in Uptown Collinsville. For more information, call 618-344-2884.

McPike Mansion Tour
Saturday, 7 p.m.
2018 Alby St., Alton
$20; teens $10

Learn the history of the McPike Mansion and take a look at the documented photos of the mansion’s paranormal activity. For more information, call 618-830-2179.


Music of the Bells
Sunday, 5 p.m.
Gordon Moore Community Park, 4550 College Ave., Alton

Sandy Goeken will play a program on the carillon. For more information, call 618-463-3580.

MCTB Horse Show
Sunday, noon
Triangle Farm, 2082 S. Moreland Road, Edwardsville

Family friendly, fun horse show featuring western, English, gaited, and speed classes. Visit for more information.


Movie Monday in Roxana
Monday, 1 p.m.
Roxana Public Library, 200 N. Central Ave.

Come see the movie ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.’ For more information, call 618-254-6713.

JULY 10-15

Jersey County Fair
Begins Monday, at 8 a.m.
100 W. Fairground Ave., Jerseyville
Free admission

Event includes typical fair activities plus a parade that begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, an IPRA Rodeo at 7 on Thursday ($10), Super Pro Showdown on Friday ($15), Tractor and Truck Pull on Saturday ($10), and Demolition Derby on Sunday at 5:30 ($10). For more information, call 618-498-5848.


$2 Movie at The Wildey
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
252 N. Main St., Edwardsville

The movie “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown. For more information, call 618-307-1750.

Around the World Cookbook Challenge
Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, 106 N Metter Ave.

Choose a cookbook, prepare a recipe from that cookbook, and bring your dish and cookbook for others to enjoy. – Recommended for adults. Details to have for registration: Name of Dish, Title of Cookbook, Cultural Origin of Dish. To register, call 618-281-4237.


Haskell Park Band Concert
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
1200 Block of Henry Street, Alton

The band’s program is “Euphonic Summer.” For more information, call 618-219-5107.


–Metro East Calendar of Events July 4 – July 11–