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April 2018

 

 

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Photo courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers

MV Mississippi

 

April 16 - 20, 2018

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

Mississippi River Commission Schedules Annual High Water Inspection.....

 

The Mississippi River Commission has announced that they will be conducting their annual high water inspection trip along the Mississippi River from April 16 through the 20th.

 

There will be four public meetings held aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in selected towns along the Mississippi River.  The meetings allow commission members to meet with residents, local partners and stakeholders and hear their ideas, issues and concerns.

 

The meetings are scheduled for:

 

○  April 16 9:00 a.m. New Madrid, Missouri (City Front)
○  April 17 9:00 a.m. Memphis, Tennessee (Beale Street Landing)
○  April 18 9:00 a.m. Greenville, Mississippi (City Front)
○  April 20 9:00 a.m. New Orleans, Louisiana (New Orleans District Dock)

 

Click here to read this news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website.

 

April 20 - 22, 2018

Lake of the Ozarks

In Water Boat Show........

 

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association

In Water Boat Show

April 20 - 22, 2018

Dog Days Bar & Grill @19MM

Car and Boat Shuttle from the Topsider

 

$1,000 of Free gas given away at the show

 

Click here for more information.  

 

 RiverBill says... Thanks to Capt'n Ken Goode for the news tip

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Missouri Fishing News

Veterans Fish For Free At Bennett Spring Saturday........

 

On Saturday, April 21, the Missouri Department of Conservation is inviting Veterans out to Bennett Spring State Park for the free Veteran's Fishing Day event, which will run form 7 am to 7:30 pm.

 

During the Veteran's Fishing Day event, fishing will be free for all Veterans.  There will be no license or daily tag fees.  Veterans may pick up their free daily trout tag at the park store the evening before the event, or at any time during the event.

 

A portion of the park's Zone 2 fishing area will be stocked specially, and reserved for Veteran anglers.  Near the fishing area, volunteers will be manning a hospitality tent offering plenty of fishing how-to's........

 

Click here to read this news article from the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

 

Sunday, April 21-22, 2018

Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina

Kentucky Lake / Barkley Lake

In-Water Spring Boat Show

 
Green Turtle Bay Yacht Sales, Jetty Dr, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

Green Turtle Bay host the largest In-Water Boat Show in the tri-state area! Don't miss the Spring Boat Show in April or the Fall Boat Show in October each year!

Call (270) 362-8364 for details or information.

 

For more information... click here

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ohio River At Louisville, Kentucky

Thunder Over Louisville Is This Weekend........

 

This weekend, Thunder Over Louisville will be part of the Derby Festival's Opening Ceremonies.  Every year, over 500,000 people attend the event along the Louisville riverfront. 

 

The event features the Thunder Air Show, which features over 100 airplanes, stunts, aerobatic teams, skydiving teams and military aircraft.  There will also be M1 Abrams tanks, howitzers and the largest American Flag will be flown via a helicopter tow.

 

After dark, the Thunder will be rolling, as America's "First Family of Fireworks", Zambelli Internationale, will be providing the latest in fireworks displays.  There will be eight 400 foot long barges loaded up with fireworks for the event........

 

Click here to read more from the ThunderOverLouisville .org

 

The Grafton Ferry

 

 

Friday, April 27, 2017

Grafton Ferry Reopening in April

Transiting the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

St. Charles, Mo to Grafton, IL

 
*Reopens on April 27, 2018*

   Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
   Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
   Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
   Mon-Thurs:CLOSED

 

For more information... click here

Saturday, Sunday, April 28-29, 2018

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.


May 2018

 

 

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Missouri State Highway Patrol

News Release

 

EMPHASIS: Patrol To Begin Annual Buoy Audit May 1

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the following:

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division will be conducting their annual buoy audit beginning May 1, 2018. The division manages thousands of buoy permits, which must be maintained by the individual permit holders.

The annual audit involves verifying the permit holder still owns the property associated with the permit, ensuring the buoy is placed properly, and confirming the buoy displays the correct markings. Additionally, the buoy must be well maintained and the markings must be visible to boaters. Buoy permits are required to be placed by April 1 each year, unless otherwise specified in the permit. Buoys which are not in compliance with the permit requirements are subject to revocation.

The cooperation of buoy permit holders in maintaining navigational buoy markers on our waterways is appreciated. Any questions regarding the buoy audit or individual buoy permits may be directed to the Water Patrol Division at 573-751-5071, or by email at Buoys@mshp.dps.mo.gov.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

 

Reprinted from the Missouri Stae Highway Patrol.. click here

 

Friday, Saturday...May 4 & 5, 2018

Grafton Harbor

Cinco De Mayo Dinner Cruise

 

Our open boarding cruises begin May 4 and what a better way to start the season than celebrating Cinco de Mayo! We are open daily, so call to reserve your place!
 

 

Reprinted from Grafton Harbor Facebook.... click here

 

Friday, Sunday...May 4 and 6, 2018

Ribbon Cutting May 4 and Community Day Celebration May 6 to Celebrate Expanded Greenway!

 

Join us and our partners at St. Louis County Parks to celebrate the opening of the 2-mile Mississippi Greenway expansion in South County at a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 4, and Community Celebration on Sunday May, 6 in Cliff Cave County Park. The expanded greenway makes it possible for people of all ages and abilities to explore and enjoy the upper and lower sections of the park and provides two new connections for area residents to access the park
 

 

Reprinted from Great Rivers Greenway.... click here

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mississippi River at Alton, IL

Alton Riverfront Adventures Canoe Trips

 

9:00am to 2:00pm

Alton Marina
1 Henry Street
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 462-9860

Discover a new way to see the Mississippi River with a series of guided canoe trips on the river with Big Muddy Adventures.

 

Click here for more information

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big A's on the Riverfront

Missouri River at St. Charles, Mo


Wednesday, May 9 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Big A's on the Riverfront
308 N Main St, St. Charles, Missouri 63301

We are teaming for the May 9 Big Muddy Speakers Series with Chris Riggert, Mary Culler, and Steve Nagle discussing Missouri Stream Teams and the work they do for our river and streams.
 

Click here for more information on Facebook

 

Upcoming Events.... Saturday, May 12, 2018

Lake Center Marina Spring Fling

 

Saturday, May 12 at 2 PM - 10 PM
Lake Center Marina Annual Spring Fling!!!
 

Annual Spring fling baby!!!! Always a blast!!! Jambone plays 6p to 10p!!

 

Click here for Lake Center Marina website

 

Saturday, Sunday, May 19-20, 2018

Elsah Spring Festival


10:00am to 5:00pm

37 Mill Street
Elsah, IL 62028
(618) 374-2821


The 2nd Annual Elsah Spring Festival is here! Enjoy live music in the Gazebo behind Green Tree Inn.
Music line up:
May 19th, Barry Cloyd
May 20th at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Paul Gregor
May 20th at 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Mound City Slickers

Walking tours of the Village start every hour at The Green Tree Inn with a tour guide.

Stops on the tour include:
The Ice House, The Menke House, Green Tree Inn, Rumford Fireplace, Christian Science Church, Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, and many more.

You will also find refreshments along the way.

Art Vendors will be on display in Farley's Music Hall, Elsah School/Civic Center and placed throughout the Village.

For more information or to become a vendor call Connie at The Green Tree Inn, at (618) 374-2821

Reprinted from visitation.com ..click here

 

May 12, 2018

Chicago River Day

Chicago. IL.....

 

The 26th Annual Chicago River Day.

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9 a.m. - noon. We already have nearly 60 sites secured which span more parts of the Chicago River system than ever before. There's a site for everyone.
 

For more information..click here

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mississippi River At Hannibal, Missouri

Memorial Lantern Float ........

 

On Saturday, May 26, James O'Donnell Funeral Home will be hosting their 10th annual Memorial Lantern Float at Nipper Park on the Mississippi River.  This event is an occasion for remembering loved ones and personalizing lanterns with items distinctive to that person.

 

The Memorial Lantern Float is open and free to the public.  From 7:00 to 7:45 pm, attendees may decorate lanterns with the names of or messages to deceased loved ones.  At 8:00 pm, a short ceremony will be held, and then the lanterns will be released onto the Mississippi River.

 

There are only a limited numbers of lanterns available, so reservations should be made by contacting the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.  There is limited seating available at Nipper Park, so it is recommended that Memorial Lantern Float attendees bring a lawnchair.......

 

Click here to read more from whig.com.  With Photo.

Saturday, Sunday, May 26-27, 2018

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.


June 2018

 

 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Friends of the Chicago Rivers "Big Fish Ball"......

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Friends of the Chicago Rivers "Big Fish Ball"

At The Westin Chicago

North River

 

Enjoy a festive evening with friends, food, and river wildlife.
Tickets on sale now at www.chicagoriver.org

For sponsorship opportunities, table purchases,
and raffle item donations, please contact
Kim Olsen-Clark at kolsenclark@chicagoriver.org

 

Reprinted from Friends of the Chicago River... click here

 

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill

Confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers at Grafton, IL

 

Mickey Gilley

Friday, June 8

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill
401 East Front St, Grafton, Illinois 62037
 

click here for more information on Facebook

June 8 - 10, 2018

Froge's Catfish Tournament

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

$100/boat, ALL weigh ins at bar,
NO hooks in water before 7pm, ALL state laws apply, ALL fish weighed must be alive, 1st weigh in Saturday @noon and @ 9pm, big fish payout for the day, Sunday weigh in @ noon big fish and total weight payout
 

Reprinted from Froge's Facebook.. click here

Saturday....June 23, 2018

Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, Maryland Heights, Mo

12th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, June 23 at 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043

Register for the June 23, 2018 Dragon Boat Festival TODAY for teambuilding and fitness fun! Featuring food trucks, music, kids activities and more. Proceeds benefit Operation Family Help, providing financial assistance to people with medical needs


Reprinted from facebook... click here

Saturday....June 16, 2018

Kaskaskia River at New Athens, IL

Kaskaskia River Run 2018

------(DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)-----
Depending on River Level, Weather and When Lock & Dam will be closed for maintenance..
The one thing Kaskaskia River does not have is A River run!!!
Plan is to meet at the old Riverhouse Marina and Head towards Waterstreet. Depending When Lock & Dam maintenance will be then head through the Lock to the Sandbar. Please put Ideas in the comments as we are open to ideas since this will be the first year.
EVERYONE can attend.
Lets get the word out and Summer will be here before we know it. Invites are open on this page so share away.
 


Reprinted from facebook... click here

 

 

Saturday, Sunday, June 23-24, 2018

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.

Karen Brncic ~ Manager of Alton Marina

Photo From Alton Marina Facebook

 

June 24, 2018

The Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

Mississippi River at Alton, IL........

 

Exciting news about The Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater ... look whose coming to our riverfront!!
BOATERS... mark your calendars... there will be a slip special that weekend for those who want to be at the Alton Marina!!
Concert tickets are on sale now!
Thank you to all the Amphitheater Sponsors who make this possible... the Amphitheater has a great line up this year.. check out their website!!
Loving me some Huey!!.

 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Grafton, Illinois

Confluence of Illinois n' Missouri Rivers

Fireworks ........
 

Fireworks in Grafton are scheduled for Saturday June 30!!

 


July 2018

 

 

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mississippi RIver at Alton, Illinois

Fireworks ........
 

Alton Fireworks Spectacular

 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

My River Home

Portage des Sioux, Mo

Fireworks ........
 

My River Home Fireworks display

 

 

Upcoming Events.... Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kaskaskia River at New Athens, IL

Duck Lodge Rejects River Run

 
Kaskaskia River Marina/Campgrounds
1 HARBOR POINT DRIVE, New Athens, Illinois 62264  

 

Reprinted from Facebook... click here

 

Saturday... July 21, 2018

Blessing of the Fleet Fundraiser

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Yacht Club of St. Louis

 
This year's theme will be:

 

First Responders and Armed Services

 

Save the Date

2018 Blessing of the Fleet Fundraiser

Saturday...July 21, 2018

Yacht Club of St. Louis
http://www.blessingofthefleetstl.com/

 

 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Grafton Harbor

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

Saturday, July 28 at 7 PM - 11 PM

Fully Moon Party at Grafton Harbor!!
Join us for an unforgettable night of music and dance by BongoJak Vs. The Loop Machine and Lana Mae at Grafton Harbor / Winery / Gift Shop / Boat Rental / Riverboat / Oyster Bar

Bongo Jak - BongoJak is a diversely talented musician who plays in a number of bands including Blue Fruit Snacks, The Driftaways, and many more. BongoJak has played thousands of shows all over the US over the past six years. When he discovered the passion that the loop machine brought him, he created BongoJak Vs. The Loop Machine and the rest was history! "The loop machine" a recording device that captures his many talents including, but not limited to guitar, vocals, harmonica, synth, specialty drums, and general percussion. He playsmany original and classic tunes with a BongoJak twist from artists like, Bob Marley, Phish, Grateful Dead, Sublime and many more. BongoJak also plays with a number of special guests during many of his shows.

Lana Mae - Lana Mae is a sponsored flow artist, Hoopnotica teacher & model. She has been performing all across the United States for 6 years. The hula hoop is her prop of choice, but she also loves to dance with buugeng, staff, levitation wand, poi, & aerial props.

 

Reprinted from Facebook.. click here

 

Click here for more info on BongoJak

Saturday, Sunday, July 28 -29, 2018

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.


August 2018

 

 

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Saturday... August 18, 2018

2018 Blessing of the Fleet

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 
This year's theme will be:

 

First Responders and Armed Services

 

Save the Date

2018 Blessing of the Fleet

August 18, 2018
http://www.blessingofthefleetstl.com/

 

Saturday, Sunday, August 25-26, 2018

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.


September 2018

 

 

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Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

My River Home Marina and Resort Summer Bike Rally

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux

 

 

My River Home Summer Bike Rally
 

 

Sept. 8 & 9, 2018

Call For Artists

Grafton's Art In The Park

 

Lou Lenkman
...
Attention all Artists! The annual Grafton Art Fair will be occurring in September 8 & 9th again this year. This is an early call for registration. Only 50 spots, get yours early! Don't delay.

Reprinted from Facebook

Saturday, Sunday, September 25-26, 2018

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.

Friday thru Sunday, Sept. 29, 30, Oct 1 2018

Fall Boating St. Louis In Water Boat Show

Grafton Harbor

 

More information at http://boatingstlouis.com/

 


October 2018

 

 

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Sat, Sun ... Oct 6 & 7, 2018

My River Home Marina and Resort Customer Appreciation Day

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux

 

 

My River Home Rat Rally
 

Sat, Sun ... Oct 6 & 7, 2018

River Rat Catfish Classic

Confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers at Grafton, IL

 

The date for the 2018 River Rat Catfish Tournament is October 6th & 7th. Mark your calendars and pass this on. This year's event will be bigger than ever, so plan on bringing the family and friends for another unforgettable weekend.
Rooms fill up fast this time of year, so book as soon as possible so you don't have to drive so far back to back days. Visit graftonlodging.com or enjoygrafton.com for information on lodging and everything Grafton has to offer!

 

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

My River Home Marina and Resort Customer Appreciation Day

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux

 

 

My River Home Customer Appreciation Day
 

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018

Old Settlers Days

Illinois River at Kampsville. IL

 

Old Settlers' Days
Sunday, October 14, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm CDT

 

Old Settlers’ Days depicts the life and times of the early settlers in Calhoun County. Old time crafts, mountain-man encampment, children’s activities, great entertainment and lots of good food highlight this entertaining event. For more information, call (618) 465-2114

Kampsville Riverfront
Water Street
Kampsville, IL 62053

 

Click here for more information
 

October 20 - 21, 2018

Confluence of Illinois 'n Mississippi Rivers

Grafton, IL.........

 


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Saturday, Oct 27, 2018

My River Home Marina and Resort Halloween Party

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux

Confluence of Illinois n' Missouri Rivers

 

My River Home Halloween party
 

 

 

Saturday, Sunday, October 27-28, 2018

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.


November 2018

 

 

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December 2018

 

 

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