Check out these local events that are happening in the surrounding areas!
Thursday, April 22
Belleville, IL – Stop by Bennies Pizza Pub and enjoy a live acoustic show of your favorite tunes from Danny Kalaher.
Time – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Grafton, IL –Let’s all try to leave Earth a better place than when we arrived. Cue Pere Marquette State Park’s Earth Day Week! April 22nd (Thu), April 23rd (Fri), and April 24th (Sat) we invite you and yours to help assist us on this mission! Each day from 8am-4pm we will be planting native plants in a selected area of the State Park. We ask that you bring gloves if desired. Gardening tools are not needed but a plus! We will have live feathered friends (hawks, owls, & more) from The Treehouse Wildlife Center, guided nature hikes, a symbolic tree planting, and live music by Rockabilly Revival!
Time – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, April 23
Smithton, IL – David Graham has become known as one of Nashville’s can’t miss live entertainers over the past 8 years as frontman of the Eskimo Brothers. The honky tonk trio has honed their stage show and sound from nearly 300 shows per year and thousands of gig hours in the Music City honky tonks in a variation of high energy ensembles. When not playing their usual residencies in Nashville and Memphis, David has a steady lineup that tours throughout the United States. Stop by Mikey’s Pub to have a honky-tonk good time! (21+ SHOW)
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 24
Collinsville, IL – Come walk your dog for a cause! Entry Fee for 1st dog $25 & $5 for each additional dog. There will also be a free food truck, Doggie Macs, and swag bags with special offers from local pet vendors.
Time – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Waterloo, IL – Stubborn German Brewing is 5 years old, help us celebrate! We’re not doing our annual “Sausagefest” at this time, but we WILL be celebrating with “Shoppe-fest”, pronounced shoppy-fest! Chris is brewing 5 different historical beers for the occasion and they will be the only beers on tap that day…we’ll have a beer for everyone (in addition to our bourbon and mixed drinks)! We’ll be sharing fun facts about the beer Chris is brewing, Mr. Schoppe’s brewing ledger, and info about the party. We’ll have music from White Stone Revival from 7-10pm, too!
Start Time – 12:00 PM
Belleville, IL – To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow! Come by the annual plant sale this Thursday-Saturday (see link for sale hours) and enjoy Family Fun Saturday. Enjoy food and drinks available from Ollie’s Eatery Food Truck, free flower pot decorating, carnival games, and explore SWIC’s CNC mobile truck , helicopter and more!
Time – 10 AM – 2 PM
Belleville, IL – Join us for a scrap metal & electronics recycling drive benefitting the International Kiwanis Club of Belleville, IL. Free event, no appointment needed. **Fees applied to all CRT/Tube/Box big screens based on size ($20-$40).
Time – 9 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, April 25
Fairview Heights, IL – Join us for Baby Shark Little Leapers for $12.99 per kid! Kids walking to age 7 can jump for 120 minutes, create a special craft, get a temporary tattoo, and meet & take pictures with Baby Shark! To reserve your spot and for more information, click the link above!
Time – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Belleville, IL – Enjoy a 45 minute stretch yoga class (perfect for beginners) at Belleville Eckert’s farm. Arrive 15 minutes early to get settled for the yoga class. We request that you wear a mask or face covering while making your way to your yoga mat. Social distance guidelines will be practiced. Admission is $25. Once booked, reservations can be transferred and not refunded.
Time – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dupo, IL – Come party with The Saloonatics and close out the weekend, this Sunday afternoon!
Time – 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Monday, April 26
St. Louis, IL – Relive the days when steamboats ruled the river on this one-hour cruise along St. Louis’ diverse riverfront. Narrated by the captain or a National Park Service ranger, this cruise highlights the Mississippi River’s important role in St. Louis history and the significance of the working river today. On board concessions are available. Time – 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Tuesday, April 27
Fairview Heights, IL – Join us for a kids workshop. Customize your project in studio or at home with your choice of stain & paint. Several projects to choose from.
Time – 6:00 – 9:00 PM