Jefferson County Fair
Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro, Mo.
$8; kids 6 and under admitted free
Friday night’s concert will be followed by fireworks. For more information, visit jeffersoncountyfair.net.
Percussion Party Just for Kids
Friday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Edwardsville Children’s Museum, 722 Holyoake Road
$5 for members, $10 for non-members
All ages of children accompanied by a caregiver are welcome to learn about percussion instruments and make one of their own. For more information, call (618) 692-2094.
Dinner with Elvis
Friday, 6-9:30 p.m.
Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton
$36 per person, includes dinner and program
Steve Davis performs his salute to the King of Rock and Roll. For more information, call (618) 786-2331.
Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Friday, 8-11:30 p.m.
Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville
Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly wound talent and authenticity. For more information, visit wildeytheatre.com.
Sunset Friday with the Dixie Dudes Dixieland
Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive., Hartford
Concert is free; $5 to tour the Tower
Enjoy the sunset while listening to Dixieland jazz. For more information, call (618) 251-9101.
4th Friday Art Walk
Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Historic downtown Sainte Genevieve, Mo.
Featured artists are Iris Vincent and Cloice Lindwedel. Several galleries will be open to visitors. For more information, visit artstegen.org.
Historic Main Street Sidewalk Sale
Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Businesses in the historic center of Columbia will be offering sales. For more information, call (618) 281-7144, Ext. 134.
Summer Youth Musical: Fame
Begins Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Alton Little Theater, 2450 N. Henry St., Alton
$20; students $10
The musical based on the 1980 film will be performed by local youths. For more information, call (618) 462-3205.
Traditional Artisans Show and Sale
ASL Pewter, 183 S. 3rd St., Sainte Genevieve, Mo.
Featuring artists who are in the Midwest and who have been selected by Early American Life Magazine for the Directory of Traditional Crafts. Guest artists include Mike Ochonicky, Scrimshaw; Doug and Julie Dawson, Tin cookie cutters and other tinware; Vernon DePauw, woodcarving; Suzette Krummel, Penny Rugs; Tom Wintczak, redware pottery and fracture; Kandye Mahurin, painted game boards on antique bread and cutting boards. For more information, call (573) 883-2095.
Edison’s Classic Car Cruise
Saturday, 5-8 p.m.
2477 S. State Rte. 157, Edwardsville
Edison’s Entertainment Complex and Piston Pushers Car Club team up for a car cruise that will feature a live DJ. For more information, call (618) 307-9020.
Samon Swanson at Jacoby Arts Center
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton
Jacoby Arts Center and Green/Perkins presents Samon Swanson-A Whitney Houston Tribute. For more information, call (618) 462-5222.
WIL Welcomes the Charlie Daniels Band
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, 1 Riverfront Drive
General admission: $22.50
The Charlie Daniels Band was formed in 1972 and is known for its No. 1 hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia. For more information, call (800) 258-6645.
Free Matinee Movie for Kids
Collinsville Memorial Library, 408 W. Main St.
The movie “Up” will be shown. For more information, call (618)344-1112.
Texas Roadhouse Night Benefits the Optimists
Thursday, 4-10 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse, 1412 Central Park Circle, Shiloh
No admission fee
Texas Roadhouse will contribute 10 percent of the sales to the Belleville Optimist Club which distributes funds to organizations benefiting youth. For more information, call (618) 628-8811.
Relay for Life Collinsville
Saturday, 4-10 p.m.
Dorris Intermediate School, 1841 Vandalia St.
Event brings together the communities of Collinsville, Caseyville, Fairmont City and State Park to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and learn more about how to fight back against the disease. For more information, call (618) 973-5534.
Grafton Tow Boat Festival
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grafton Harbor, 215 W. Water St.
Take tours of working towboats on the Mississippi River. Enjoy live music and fun throughout town for the entire family. For more information, call (618) 786-7678.
Youth Orchestra from Denmark Performs
Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 4th and Alby, Alton
Concert features Presto, a youth orchestra from Denmark. For more information, call (618) 334-3771.
Beer Garden & Fish Fry
Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton
Features live bluegrass music, delicious fried fish and Green Jack Ales. No reserved seating so bring your own lawn chair or blanket. For more information, call (618) 786-2331.
Alton Muny Band at Haskell Park
Sunday, 7 p.m.
Haskell Park, 1200 Block of Henry St., Alton
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the concert band music. For more information, call (618) 465-6676.
I Scream for Ice Cream Bicycle Ride
Sunday, 7:30 – 10 a.m.
The Cyclery & Fitness Center, 2472 Troy Road, Edwardsville
Members $10; non-members $16
Explore the trails of Madison County that were established on reclaimed rail lines. For more information, call (314) 436-1324.
Music at Metter features Second Sojourn
Sunday, 6-8 p.m.
Metter Park, 206 E. Legion, Columbia
Outdoor concert featuring music and fun by Second Sojourn. Food and Drinks available for purchase. For more information, call (618) 281-7144, Ext. 134.
Free Summer Movie: The Peanuts Movie
Monday, 10 a.m.
The EDGE, 701 South Belt West, Belleville
Movie is sponsored by Dietrich Bank and will be repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call (618) 236-2101.
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