Metro East Calendar of Events Aug. 29 – Sept. 3

The St. Louis Antique Festival will be held this weekend at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds. (Photo courtesy of St. Louis Antique Festival)

AUG. 30

Bethalto Homecoming
Thurs.-Mon. 5-11 p.m.
Bethalto Central Park, 213 N. Prairie St.

The event features food vendors, carnival, games, and live music. For more information, call 618-377-8051.

AUG. 31

‘Abbey Road Warriors’ Perform in Maryville
Friday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Fireman’s Park, off Rte. 159

Beatles Tribute Band performs for Maryville Parks and Recreation. Washington Kettle Corn will be available. For more information, visit

Midwest Wingfest
Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight; Sat. noon-midnight
134 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights
Donations accepted to help area Disabled Vets

The event provides 500,000 wings to people interested in good food and good music. For more information, call 314-252-8942.

AUG. 31  – OCT. 28

Great Godfrey Maze
Fridays 6-10 p.m.;
Saturdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Sundays 1 p.m.-dusk
Glazebrook Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey
Age 12 and older $6; children 6-11 $4

Family-friendly, alcohol-free cornfield maze. For more information, call 618-466-3324.


St. Louis Antique Festival
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt, Belleville

Largest indoor antique show in the Midwest features 80 dealers from 32 states. For more information, call 608-346-3797.

Foxes Grove Car Show
Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gordon Moore Park, 4550 College Ave., Alton

First car show welcomes cars, trucks, rat rods and motorcycles. Sponsored by Foxes Grove Supportive Living. For more information, call 618-259-0851.

Apple Fest at Eckert’s in Belleville
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
951 Greenmount Road

Family-friendly festival that includes wagon rides, live music from ‘Shakey Dave,’ and children’s activities as well as everything apple. For more information, call 618-233-0513.


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

Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the music of Dave Drillinger in the Nan Elliot Rose Garden. For more information, call 619-463-3580.

Sunset Cruise on the Hakuna Matata
Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Grafton Harbor, 215 W. Water St., Grafton

Cruise the river, learn its history, and view its geographical features on the Hakuna Matata, a 49-passenger, all-weather tour boat. For more information, call 618-786-7678.

SEPT.  3

Labor Day Parade in Belleville
Monday, 10 a.m.
Downtown Belleville

The parade begins at 1st Street from Washington and ends at Hough Park. A picnic follows the parade. For more information, visit on FaceBook.



–Metro East Calendar of Events Aug. 29 – Sept. 3–