Metro East events calendar

The Route 66 Festival will be held at Edwardsville City Park in Edwardsville on June 10-11. (Photo courtesy Route 66 Festival Facebook)

The Route 66 Festival will be held at Edwardsville City Park in Edwardsville on June 10-11. (Photo courtesy Route 66 Festival Facebook)


Grafton’s Music in the Park

Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.

The Grove Memorial Park, Market Street in Grafton


Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a free concert by Outlaw Opry. There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Jersey Community High School Bands. For more information, call (618) 535-9922.


Arts in the Park in Edwardsville

Thursday, 8 – 9 p.m.

Edwardsville City Park, 101 S. Buchanan St.


Bring a picnic, a blanket and your neighbors and friends to enjoy great music in the open air. For more information, visit



Coloring & Coffee

Friday, 10 – 11 a.m.

Six Mile Regional Library, 2145 Johnson Road, Granite City


Enjoy a relaxing morning of coloring chatting and coffee. For more information, call (618) 452-6422.


JUNE 10-11

Route 66 Festival

Fri. 5 – 12 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m. – midnight

Edwardsville City Park, 101 S. Buchanan St.


Vendor food, live stage entertainment, children’s activity area, art vendors, historic displays, classic car show and cruise. For more information, visit


JUNE 10-12

Red Shield Mud Bug Classic Mud Volleyball

Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun. noon- 5 p.m.

Gordon F. Moore Community Park, 4550 College Ave., Alton

$250 Adult team

Salvation Army event benefits Booth House which provides emergency shelter for homeless men and women. For more information, call (618) 550-9291.



Tailgate Sales/Alton Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 7 a.m. – noon

Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, 1 Henry St.

Free admission; $10 per parking spot for the flea market

Pre-registration for the tailgate sales is required by calling (618) 463-3580 or visiting


Two Rivers Fishing Fair

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton

Free angling activities for the whole family. Instruction in knot tying, fish identification, fish cleaning, and casting. For more information, call (618)786-2331.


Family Excavation Days

Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Center for American Archeology, 100 Broadway St., Kempsville

$40 per person

One-day archaeological experiences for families. Minimum enrollment of 1 adult and 1 child (7+). Tuition includes instruction and supplies. Field gear provided. Meals are not included. For more information, call (618) 653-4312.


Alton Road Runners Fun Run

Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m.

Robert E. Glazebrook Community Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey

$4 adults; $2 youth

Six and younger run 1/4 mile, 7-14 run 1/2 mile and 15 and older run 1 mile. For more information or to register, call (618) 259-2261.


Haskell Playhouse Open House

Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon

1211 Henry St., Alton


See the Victorian Queen Anne playhouse built for the Haskell’s 5-year-old daughter who died when she was 9. For more information, call (618) 465-3026.

Art Lovers’ Festival

Saturday, 1-6 p.m.

Chez Marilyn, 119 W. 3rd St., Alton


Artists will show and sell their works in a festival-style show. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and prizes. Music will be provided by Graham Pagano. For more information, call (618) 465-8071.


French Festival in Ste. Genevieve

Saturday, noon – 11 p.m.

Sainte Genevieve Historic District in Missouri


The event will include music, dance, storytelling, French cuisine, street dancing in the evening, reenactments and French Colonial architecture tours. For more information, call (800) 373-7007.


Train Show at American Heritage RR

Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

1395 Museum Ave., Greenville

$4 admission; children under 12 free

Operating toy/model RR layouts and tables of toy trains, books, videos and memorabilia. For more information, visit


All Wheels Drive-In Car Show

Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Downtown Alton between 3rd, State and Belle streets


19th annual car show which includes anything on wheels. Event organized by Alton Main Street with the Time Machines Unlimited Car Club. For more information, call (618) 792-8901.


Pride Incorporated 27th Garden Tour

Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.


$12 per person

Eleven gardens will be open for self-guided tours. Tickets are available at Alton CVB, CNB Bank & Trust (Alton), Liberty Bank (Alton and Godfrey), Karen Wilson State Farm (Godfrey), Jeffery’s Flowers (Wood River) and Dick’s Flowers (Godfrey and Wood River.) For more information, call (618) 467-2375 or visit





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