Upcoming Events

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Illinois River,

Missouri River, Meramec River, Kaskaskia River and Port of St. Louis

 

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 Aug 2019  Sep 2019  Oct 2019  Nov 2019  Dec 2019

 

Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020

 

  

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Event details may change at any time,

 always check with the event organizer when planning to attend event.
 


August 2019

 

 

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August 22-25, 2019

Lyman Boats

90th Anniversary of the Lyman Boat Works in Sandusky, Ohio

 

 

Reprinted from Lyman Boats Facebook page.... click here

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Alton Marina Anniversary Party......

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Operation Clean Stream 2019

Meramec Watershed.......

 

 

 

Reprinted from River des peres Watershed Coalition .... click here

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Operation Clean Stream 2019

St. Louis River des Peres Trash Bash.......

 

 

 

Reprinted from St. Louis River des Peres Trash Bash .... click here

August 24, 2019

Missouri River at St. Charles

Race For The Rivers.......

 

The Race For the Rivers aims to get more people down to the water and involved in river conservation. In an effort to make the canoe and kayak event accessible and fun for a wide variety of skill and competition levels, we offer two separate racing events: the 20-Mile Race and the 40-Mile Race.

 

 

Reprinted from Race For The Rivers... click here

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Flood, Sediment and Drought Management Open Session

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District and

Upper Mississippi River Basin Association

 

Details

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association is hosting six Saturday events along the Upper Mississippi River this summer. These gatherings will be different from many other public meetings. Those attending these events will set the agenda and lead the discussions.

Conversations will focus on reducing the risks of flooding, maintaining the navigation channel, managing river sediment and preparing for a future long term drought. Share the impacts to you, your neighbors, and your community and talk about how we can all work together better to address these issues.

We are hosting these events for three reasons:

1.) To bring together local residents and local leaders to talk with each other about how local actions can address important river issues, such as flooding, channel maintenance, sediment management and long term drought.

2.) To learn what local residents and local leaders think needs to be done to address important issues the river poses to local communities.

3.) To be able to incorporate local ideas and local actions into a future regional resilience plan for the river.

For more info visit: https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/About/Offices/Programs-and-Project-Management/UMR-F-S-D-Management/

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for each event.

Discussions will run from 9 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m.

Lunches will be provided at no cost.

 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District Facebook page.... click here

Friday - Sunday..August 23 - 25, 2019

HogBack 2019

Mississippi River at Quincy, IL

 

Contained incorrect information.... Removed

 

Saturday, Sunday....Aug 24 - 25, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Bill Peek

Blues Cruise, Gateway Arch...

 

 

Reposted from RiverBoats at the Gateway Arch....click here

Fri, Sat, Sun, August 30, 31 and September 1, 2019

Con Trios Yacht Club
2019 Alton Getaway

 

 

 Reprinted from Con Trios Yacht Club mailing... click here
 

 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Con Trios Yacht Club

Alton Marina

Cardboard Boat Races.......

 

Cardboard Boat Race Rules September 1st -
For Sept 1, Alton Getaway Cardboard Boat Race Rules
Limit of 7 racing teams – first come, first serve at poolside Registration, Sunday morning. Participants build their boats, as basic or elaborate as they wish, from. Pre-made decorations are encouraged! You can build your boat ahead of time as long as it is structurally composed of only corrugated cardboard, duct tape and bag: no Styrofoam, personal flotation devices or inflatable toys. Cardboard, duct tape, box cutter and a large trash bag (for buoyancy) will be provided to each team.
All boats must be human-powered with at least one person in the boat during the race. Another can provide propulsion.
Prizes will be awarded for:
Fastest (winner of the race)
Best Decorated
Titanic Award, for most dramatic sinking
All entrants’ boat materials and remains must be hauled out of the pool by their respective team members immediately at the conclusion of the race

 

 

Upcoming Events Saturday, August 31, 2019

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

Laclede's Landing Hosting Big Muddy Blues Festival........

 

On Saturday, August 31, from 2 pm to 11 pm, St. Louis' historic Laclede's Landing will be hosting the 24th annual Big Muddy Blues Festival.

 

The event will feature nine hours of world-class musical entertainment from seven bands on the stage set on the cobblestone street of Laclede's Landing with the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River as the backdrop.

 

The other individual venues on Laclede's Landing are finalizing plans for additional entertainment at their establishments over the remainder of the Labor Day Weekend........

 

Click here to read more from riverbender.com.

 

Fri, Sat, Sun, August 30, 31 and September 1, 2019

6th Annual Big River Steampunk Festival
Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo....

 

 

Reprinted from Hannibal MO Bicentennial 2019 Facebook... click here
 

 

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Summer Bike Rally....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Summer Bike Rally


 

 

September 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Neighbor Nights...  Chasing Dragons – Conservation of Dragonflies

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 


 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

 

September 4- 6 and 9-11, 2019

Mississippi River

L/D 24 in the vicinity of Mile 273.4...Closure

 

MILE 273.4 - L/D CLOSURE
Commencing 6:00 a.m., September 4, 2019 and continuing until noon, September 6, 2019 and from 6:00 a.m., September 9, 2019 and continuing until noon, September 11, 2019, L/D 24 in the vicinity of Mile 273.4, will be closed for maintenance. All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.


Reprinted from www.navcen.uscg.gov

 

Photo courtesy Nelly Facebook... click here

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

The Amphitheater Is Hosting St. Louis Pop-Rapper Nelly........

 

Internationally known singer, songwriter and rapper, Nelly, has been signed to play the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater on Friday, September 6, 2019.

 

St. Louis native Nelly has a wide appeal amongst many demographics, as he has collaborated with everyone from Justin Timberlake to Florida Georgia Line.  Robert Stephan, the Alton Amphitheater Commission Chairman says that they are excited to add another concert to their lineup, especially one in a genre they haven't had yet.

 

Tickets are on sale, with VIP seating at $75 per person, reserved seating at $38 per person, and general admission lawn seating at $24.50 per person........

 

Click here to read this news release from thetelegraph.com

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, Sept 6 - 8, 2019

Froge's Bar and Grill Catfish Tourney 2019.......

 

 

 

Reprinted from Froge's Bar and Grill Facebook .... click here

Friday - Sunday, September 13 - 15, 2019

Quincy Antique Outboard Show
Pool 21 of the Mississippi River at Quincy, IL

Click here for more information

 

Saturday - Sunday, September 14 - 15, 2019

Kaskaskia River at Evansville, IL

Waterstreet Bar & Grill

Fastest Show on Water........

 

 

click pic to enlarge

 

Check out Waterstreet Bar & Grill Facebook page... click here

 

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Bing Maps

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Weldon Spring Missouri River Clean-up
Weldon Spring Conservation Area Boat Ramp

 

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief... click here

 

Fri - Sun...September 20, 21 & 22, 2019

Grafton Boat Show

Grafton Harbor

 

We offer full fiberglass repair, high performance upgrades, transom & stringer rebuilds, service on older products, new & used parts department, an accessories department, as well as many other services to suit everyone's boating needs.

We continue to display our Yamaha Sport Boats + Crest, Mercury + Yamaha Outboards and Heritage & Haul Rite trailers

 

St. Charles Boat & Motor website      St. Charles Boat & Motor Facebook

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2019

300-500 E. Broadway, Alton, IL
 

 

Details

The Mississippi Earthtones Festival, co-organized by Alton Main Street and the Sierra Club, is a celebration of our river through art, music, and conservation. This 13th Annual event falls on September 21st, and will attract thousands of people to Broadway, where the street will be closed to traffic between Alton Street and Langdon Street from Noon until 10:00 p.m.

There will be several agencies on hand to teach consumers how to incorporate more sustainable practices into their daily lives, along with companies featuring Earth-friendly products and services. A variety of fun and educational activities are planned for families. Dozens of local artisans will offer their nature-inspired, hand-made, and environmentally-friendly wares. Wind-powered music will fill the air throughout the day! Come hungry because there will be a great selection of local food & beverages on site. Broadway businesses are preparing to roll out the red carpet for the crowd, and a number of shops will have displays and merchandise on the sidewalk.

There is ample parking for festival attendees in the Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market parking lot, located at 501 Landmarks Blvd.; guests can simply walk across the pedestrian bridge directly to the event.

This festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September, as part of the State of Illinois’ “It’s Our River Day” initiative to celebrate Illinois watersheds through education, recreation and conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2019  Click here

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

River Riot 2019
Froge's Bar & Grill

Portage des Sioux, Mo........

 

Reprinted from River Riot Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday....Sept 28 - 29, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 


October 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Neighbor Nights..Swarovski Waterschool Student Engagement

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC Facebook...Click here

 

 

The Swarovski Waterschool Mississippi River Program seeks to empower children, schools, and their communities to protect our water resources and become leaders in sustainable development. Swarovski Waterschool students will share their experiences and connections to water through leading hands-on activities and discussions. A Swarovski Waterschool Instructor will discuss environmental stewardship accomplishments benefiting local communities through the Swarovski Waterschool Program.

In place of the regular building tour, enjoy student-led activities and discussions with participants of this program about what it’s meant for them to have connected with their freshwater resources through the Swarovski Waterschool.

The October classroom display will feature displays and posters from Swarovski Waterschool students from around the world!

Student Activities start at 6 p.m.
Talk starts at 7 p.m.
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

10th Annual Race To The Dome
Missouri River....

 

Photo courtesy Race To The Dome

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 will mark the 10th annual Race to the Dome.

REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, OCT. 3 AT MIDNIGHT!

​Two race courses are available to paddlers -
Hartsburg to Jefferson City (15.8 miles) and Providence to Jefferson City (27.6 miles).

​Proceeds from the race support Missouri River Relief's efforts to connect people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups, education


Reprinted from Race To The Dome... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday.. October 5th & 6th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Rat Rally....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort  Rat Rally


 

 

Saturday, Sunday.. October 5th & 6th, 2019

Longshot Saloon

My River Home Marina and Resort

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux...

 

REOPENING FOR THE RAT RUN

Saturday.. October 12th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Customer Appreciation Day....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Customer Appreciation Day


 

 

Saturday, Sunday October 19 & 20, 2019

Grafton Rendezvous

 

 

 

 

On the banks of the Illinois River at Grafton, IL

 

Grafton Rendezvous Facebook... click here
 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Grafton, IL

Bass Pro/Cabela’s KingKat Classic

 

 

It’s official…… Bass Pro/Cabela’s KingKat Classic is coming to Grafton this fall. The Grafton Chamber of Commerce and KingKat tournament director, Jeremy Coe,reached agreement on terms for a 2 year contract beginning with an October 19,20019 event and then October 3,2020. It will be called the RiverRat King Kat Classic .This will be a one day tournament for the adults and the Sunday following will be the kids tournament. We feel that this will be a tremendous opportunity For the city of Grafton and we look forward to your continued support. Thank you!

 

Reprinted from River Rat Catfish Classic Facebook... click here
 

Saturday.. October 26th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Halloween Party....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Halloween Party


 

 

Saturday....Oct 26, 2019

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend

Music Bingo for Backstoppers
Grafton Winery The Vinyards

 

Reposted from Parrot Heads of the RiverBend Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday....Oct 26 - 27, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

November 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, November 5...... Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here


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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, October 1...... Monitoring Sediments and Nutrients in the Mississippi River

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here


January 2020

 

 

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Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Nashville Boat Show

Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee....

 

Reprinted from the Nashville Boatshow Facebook page.. click here

 

Thursday, January 30 - Sunday February 2, 2020

St. Louis Sports and Boat Show

America's Center and the Dome....

 

Reprinted from the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow Facebook page.. click here


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July 1 - Sept 30, 2020

Illinois River

LaGrange Lock and Dam....

 

LaGrange Lock and Dam – Major Rehabilitation & Lock Machinery Replacement
Full closure scheduled July 1-Sept. 30
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Marseilles Lock and Dam....

 

Marseilles Lock and Dam – Upper Miter Gate Installation
Full closure scheduled July 6-Oct. 4 (Updated 8/2/2019)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam....

 

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam – Upper Bulkhead Recess Installation
Partial Closure scheduled July 6-Sept. 27 and Oct. 11-Oct. 14
Locks operational from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with a 70-ft width restriction and no ability to pull unpowered barges.
Full Closure scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 10
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Mid July / Early August, 2020

Illinois River

Peoria Lock and Dam ....

 

Peoria Lock and Dam – Dewatering for Maintenance and Inspection
Full closure scheduled to start mid-July/early Aug for 60+ days (Specific dates to be determined)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here


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