The Ultimate Guide To Upcoming Events For March 23rd – 29th, 2023

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Check out these local events that are happening in the surrounding areas! 


Thursday, March 23rd

Story Hour – Creation Clubhouse 

Fairview Heights, IL – Join us for a story, crafts, fun activities, and worship time! For tickets, click here.

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Friday, March 24th

Spring Vintage Market – Belle Clair Fairground & Expo Center 

Belleville, IL – Join us for an event with the whole family. Enjoy a weekend of shopping for vintage finds, industrial, garden, repurposed, boutique, jewelry, gourmet foods, and more! Live music all weekend. Tickets can be purchased at the door!

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

This event is from March 24th – March 26th

Midnight Madness – World Wide Technology Raceway

Madison, ILCome join us for the first Midnight Madness of the 2023 season! Midnight Madness offers a safer alternative to illegal street racing. For more information, click here. 

Start Time: 6:00 PM

Spring Easter Porch Planks Workshop – Hammer & Stain Fairview

Fairview Heights, IL – Customize your project in studio with your choice of stain & paint colors. Come ready to create, laugh and have fun! We have several Spring and Easter designs to choose from.

BYOB wine or beer to sip and snacks to enjoy during the workshop. For tickets, click here.

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Kevin Babb – Shoehorn Brewing 

Belleville, IL – Come join us for some fun with Kevin Babb!

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, March 25th 

Easter Mini Sessions – Larissa Photography 

Belleville, ILOnly $10 per person and $60 for the full set of digitals. Animals at the studio on March 25th. Sessions last about 10 min long and include about 15-20 photos on one of our Easter sets. This year we’re doing 2 sets! One will be a vintage look with pastel florals in mainly mint and dusty pink. The other is a mid-century modern look with arches in blue, coral, and purple. For tickets, click here. 

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Caffeine and Chrome – Gateway Classic Cars

O’Fallon, IL – Calling all car enthusiasts! Join us for the best day of the month. Every last Saturday, Gateway Classic Cars hosts our Caffeine & Chrome event. This fun event is open to the public and has NO admission fee. Cruise in with your collectible car or daily driver and bring your appetite. Indulge in pastries and coffee  (while supplies last). All makes and models are welcome, with plenty of parking space. This is a family and pet friendly event! See you there!

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Queeny Egg Hunt – Queeny Park 

St. Louis, MOCome join us for our Queeny Egg Hunt! There will be crafts, games, and different-age egg hunts in the park. Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register. 

Start Time: 10:30 AM

Easter Eggstravanganza – Christ Church

Fairview Heights, ILChrist Church Easter Eggstravaganza is a FREE outdoor event for families! Join us for our Easter egg hunt, food trucks, DJ, balloon animals, bag decorating, face painting, games, storytelling and more. Don’t miss this egg-citing afternoon of family fun!

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

South Side Johnny Band – Copper Fire

Belleville, IL – This band is AWESOME! And if you like to dance, you will love them! Come enjoy some great music while eating some yummy food, drinks, and some great fun!

Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sunday, March 26th

Easter Bunny – Makers On Main Street

Columbia, ILCome on in and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny! Photos are taken by Kling Kamera Photography. You will receive a printout and a digital copy will be released later the same day. In addition, we will be giving out a Kids Easter DIY project (paint included) cost is $25 while supplies last! No reservation needed

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Moolah Shrine Circus – Family Arena 

St. Charles, MO –  Come run away and join the shrine circus. This is your chance to experience all the sights and sounds that the circus has to offer. Be amazed at the gravity-defying trapeze artists as they fly through the air in their aerial ballet. Enjoy the crazy antics of the hilarious clowns as they jump and tumble under the “big top”. Watch the elephants as they trumpet around the “three rings”. Taste the WONDERFUL carnival food such as cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, and soda. There are numerous different acts that everyone can enjoy.  For tickets, click here. 

Start Time: 1:00 PM

Lanny and Julie Sunday Funday – Columbia City Saloon

Columbia, IL – Join us for a fun afternoon of live music with Lanny and Julie.

Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ticket To The Beatles – Copper Fire 

Belleville, IL –  Come enjoy some great music while eating some yummy food, drinks, and some great fun!

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday, March 27th

Xtreme Bar Bingo – Silver Creek Saloon 

Belleville, IL – Join us for a fun night of FREE bingo consisting of 9 games! Winners could win fantastic prizes such as cash prizes, TVs, gift cards, and more! Xtreme Bar Bingo has a progressive cash Jackpot that increases a ball every week until it’s hit!

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, March 28th

Crafternoon – Millstadt Library 

Millstadt, IL – Come craft and learn with us every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Library with Miss Penny! Children of ALL AGES are welcome!

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Knitting and Crochet Night – Millstadt Library

Millstadt, ILKnitting and Crochet, every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Want to learn how to knit or crochet? Come to the library! Already know how but want to knit or crochet with others? Come to the library! Do other kinds of handicrafts, like cross stitch or embroidery? Come to the library! If you can’t make it in person, a knitting Zoom meeting can be set up upon request. Contact the library for more details.

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Xtreme Bar Bingo – 1428 Tap Haus

Belleville, IL – Xtreme Bar Bingo is a FREE to play bingo consisting of 9 games! Winners could win awesome prizes such as cash prizes, TVs, gift cards, and more! Xtreme Bar Bingo has a progressive cash Jackpot that increases a ball every week until it’s hit!

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Pop Culture Trivia – Silver Creek Saloon

Belleville, IL – Join us for Free Bar Trivia courtesy of Chill Trivia Company! Five rounds of trivia covering all things movies, music, television, sports, and much, much more! No need to reserve a table, just come out with your friends or family and be ready to enjoy great food and drink at Silver Creek while answering fun questions for gift cards and prizes.

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday. March 29th

Youth Story Time- Millstadt Library 

Millstadt, IL – Join us for Story Time with Miss Penny every Wednesday! We’ll read a few books and then complete a fun craft. All ages welcome

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Spring Crafts – Columbia Public Library

Columbia, IL – Children ages 7-10 can make spring-inspired crafts such as bird feeders and paper eggs. Registration is required. To register, click here.

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM