Metro East Calendar of Events May 30 – June 5

Collinsville hosts the International Horseradish Festival this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Horseradish Festival)


Shriners’ Parade
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Belleville

Large parade complete with bands, floats and Shriners units. For more information, visit

JUNE 1-2

International Horseradish Festival
Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Uptown Collinsville

Fun for the whole family includes exotic petting zoo, carnival games, food vendors, beer tent, farmers’ market, live music on 2 stages, root grinding demo, and root games and derby. Awards on Friday at 6 p.m. For more information, visit


Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon
Corner of Landmarks Blvd. and Henry St.

Locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads, meat, and plants. Handcrafted artwork includes pottery, stained glass and woodworking. For more information, call 618-463-1016.

Mustangs for Mustangs Flea Market & Car Cruise-in
Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
St. Louis Regional Airport,
8 Terminal Drive., East Alton

Mustang horses and cars will be on hand for this family friendly event that benefits Legendary Mustang Sanctuary. For more information, call 618-616-8875.

Free Movie in Edwardsville
Saturday, 8:15-10:30 p.m.
Edwardsville City Park
101 S. Buchanan St.

The movie “Ferdinand” will be shown at the City Park Bandstand. For more information, visit

Tour De Cure
Saturday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Liberty Bank Alton
1 Riverfront Drive

Join over 1,000 cyclists determined to stamp out diabetes. For more information, call 314-822-5490.

Shriners Circus
Saturday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt
Adults $15; children $10

Family fun in a circus atmosphere. For more information, call 888-567-1870.

Nature Culture Hike at Cahokia
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
30 Ramey, Collinsville

Three-mile hike through archaeological and natural areas. Hike is through grasslands, marsh and forest areas. Bring water, snack and insect repellent. For more information, call 618-346-5160.

JUNE 2-3

Fort de Chartres June Rendezvous
Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1350 Illinois 155, west of Prairie du Rocher
Free but donations appreciated; car parking $5

Event includes shooting competitions, military drills, dancing, music, food, and traders of eighteenth-century-style goods. For more information, call 618-284-7230.


Carillon Concert
Sunday, 5-7 p.m.
Gordon F. Moore Community Park
Rte. 140, Alton

Bring your own seating to hear the music of Susan Parton Stanard. For more information, call 618-463-3580.

Wood River Rotary Color Run/Walk
Sunday, 9-10:30 a.m.
6th and Penning
$40; children 5-12 $20

Wood River Parks & Recreation will use the proceeds to help renovate the 6th Street Park. For more information, visit

Bark in the Park
Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Robert Glazebrook Park
1401 Stamper Land, Godfrey

Bring your pooch to the park for food, games, prizes, rides and vendors. For more information, call 618-466-1483.

Doll, Toy and Mini Show
Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds
200 S. Belt East, Belleville

Vendors will have everything and anything to do with dolls, toys and miniature items on view and for sale. For more information, call 618-233-0052.


Ainad Shrine Circus
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Madison County Fairgrounds
2025 Parkhill Drive, Highland
Adults $15; Children $10

American’s original 3-ring circus. For more information, visit

JUNE 5-26

Crochet Your Own Harry Potter Scarf
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway, Alton
$60 for 4 sessions

Those 16 and older with some crochet experience will make their own scarf in ‘house’ colors under the instruction of Sally Kirbach. For more information, call 618-462-5222.


–Metro East Calendar of Events May 30 – June 5–