Upcoming Events

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Illinois River,

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

 

Click on Month Below

 

 May 2019  Jun 2019

 

Jul 2019   Aug 2019  Sep 2019  Oct 2019  Nov 2019  Dec 2019

 

Jan 2020

 

  

 Send an e-mail to RiverBill@prodigy.net  

to add your event to this page.

 

Event details may change at any time,

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


May 2019

 

 

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Missouri State Highway Patrol

News Release.....

 

EMPHASIS: May 18-24 Is National Safe Boating Week!

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to stress the importance of safe boating by making the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 18-24, 2019. National Safe Boating Week is purposefully scheduled just prior to Memorial Day weekend, which many people consider the kickoff to the boating season. Boaters are encouraged to arrange for a thorough inspection of their boat prior to taking it out on the water this boating season. Weather, time, and other elements may affect the readiness of your boat. The Patrol’s marine operations troopers are available to inspect the required equipment on your boat, at your request, to make sure you’re in compliance with state law. To help facilitate these inspections, marine operations troopers will be at the following boat equipment inspections stations on Saturday, May 18, 2019:

 

TROOP B --
  Mark Twain Lake ¯ 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  Ray Behrens Boat Ramp
  20642 Highway J, Monroe City, MO

TROOP C
  Meramec River ¯ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  George Winter Park
  401 Allen Road
  Fenton, MO

  Yacht Club of St. Louis ¯ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  105 Lake Village Drive
  St. Charles, MO

 

Click here to read this entire News Release with more locations

 

May 20-22, 2019

The Inland Marine Expo
The Dome @ America’s Center....

 

The Inland Marine Expo isn’t just a tradeshow, it’s a homecoming for the hard-working and dedicated inland community. Make plans to catch up with your brown water family at IMX2019.

 

IMX2019 is proudly produced by The Waterways Journal, which has served as the news journal of record for the towing and barge industry on the inland waterways of the United States. From CEO's to deckhands, the Journal is the trusted news source for over 16,000 readers.

At IMX2019, you can expect three days of networking, new ideas and collaboration!
•With two exhibit days, you'll be able to connect with over 250 exhibitors who cater to the inland and intercoastal commercial marine industry.
•Learn from top industry experts and nationally recognized speakers and stay current on regulatory issues by attending education sessions, training opportunities and new product/ service showcases.
•Join us for networking events around St. Louis to reconnect with friends and build new relationships within the inland community.
 

 Reprinted from Inland Marine Expo Facebook page... click here

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

News Release

 

MDC: Squirrel and black bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend
Hunt squirrel and catch and keep black bass beginning May 25.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hunters and anglers can add fresh wild game and fish to their Memorial Day menus. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that squirrel and black bass seasons open May 25, the Saturday before Memorial Day.

 

 

BLACK BASS

Anglers may catch and keep black bass, such as largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky bass, May 25 through Feb. 29, 2020, in most streams south of the Missouri River. Black bass can be caught and released legally throughout the year anywhere in Missouri, and legal-sized bass may be kept all year long from impoundments statewide. In most state waters, the daily limit on black bass is six. Fish taken from most rivers and streams must be 12 inches long. Additional specific regulations may apply to specific waters or areas. Anglers must have a valid fishing permit or be exempt.

More information on bass fishing can be found in MDC’s 2019 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations, available where permits are sold, or online at https://bit.ly/2J7b8dm

Get tips from MDC on cooking fish at https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing/get-started-fishing/cooking-fish
 


 

This News Release partially reprinted Missouri Department of Conservation email.

Go to MDC for information on Squirrel season in Missouri... click here

 

The Loading Dock is Closed Due To Flooding

 

Saturday, Sunday....May 25-26, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

Saturday, Sunday...May 25, 26, 2019..

Twain on Main Festival
Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo....

 

Reposted from Twain On Main Facebook.. click here


 

 

Cancelled

May 25, 26, 27, 2019.. Memorial Day Weekend

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Palisades Bar & Grill Grand Reopening....

 

My River Home- Memorial Day Celebration- Crabfest, live music all weekend-specials May 25-26-27


 

Friday May 31 - Sunday June 2, 2019

Quincy, IL

9th Annual Fishing For Freedom....

 

 

 

The 9th Annual Fishing for Freedom event will be held on Friday, May 31st, Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Quincy, Illinois.

This year's events will have four (4) different divisions:

Staff Sgt. Matt Weichert Memorial Bass Division (Mississippi River)
Pool 19 & 20 Division and Pool 21 to Pool 24 Division

Staff Sgt. Matt Weichert Memorial Bass Division
Mark Twain Lake Division and the Reregulation Division

Allie Lymenstull Catfish Division
Pool 19 & 20 Division , Pool 21 to Pool 24 Division
and Mark Twain Lake Division

Staff Sgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin Crappie Division
Mississippi River Division and Mark Twain Lake Division

 

Reprinted from http://fishingforfreedomquincy.org/


 

May 31 - June 2,2019

Lake of the Ozarks

APBA Offshore Champion Series....

 

    Details
    2nd race of the World Championship Series

 

Reprinted from Lake Of The Ozarks - APBA Offshore Champion Series... click here


 


June 2019

 

 

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June 1 thru July 3, 2019

Starved Lock and Dam Closure

Illinois River

 

Starved Rock & Marseilles Lock and Dam – Bulkhead Recess Installation
• Partial Closure scheduled June 1 through July 3 and July 8 through Aug. 16
- 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 Aug. 16 through Aug.30
 

 Reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers... click here

Saturday, June 1, 2019

2019 River Road Run and Toy Drive For Children’s Hospital

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

 

 

It’s that time of year where we gather our friends and family for run up the great river road in our hot rods

 

 

Reprinted from

2019 river road run and toy drive for children’s hospital Facebook page... click here

 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

St. Peters Family Fun Day

370 Lakeside Park, St. Peters, Mo

 

Sponsored by Lewis Boats

 

www.stpetersmo.net/Calendar

 

Reprinted from

Lewis Boatsl Facebook page... click here

 

Upcoming Event   Sunday...June 2, 2019

Con Trios Yacht Club

Champagne Brunch...........

 

 

 

Con Trios Yacht Club Facebook... click here

 

Every Tuesday, June 4- June 25

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Piasa Palisades Nature Hikes: Hill Prairie Series


 

Every Tuesday, Jun 4 - Jun 25


Piasa Palisades Nature Hikes: Hill Prairie Series
100 Palisades Pkwy, Grafton, IL 62037


Join the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) on a Tuesday in June for an exclusive look at the Palisades Nature Preserve. This property, offering breathtaking views of the Mississippi-Illinois River confluence from the bluffs overlooking the Great River Road, is owned by the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation and managed by NGRREC and the Great Rivers Land Trust in cooperation with the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, and it has never been open to the general public. NGRREC will provide the public with its first look at these ecologically important ecosystems through guided hikes offered each Tuesday in June from 6:00pm – 8:30pm, culminating in a chance to catch spectacular sunsets over the river from the 150ft-high blufftops. Hikes will be led by Palisades Manager and Field Biologist Megan Cosgriff and will focus on the remnant loess hill prairie ecosystem present within this preserve, a rarity in the state of Illinois and the surrounding region, as well as the restoration and management efforts that go into the preservation of this habitat. And, with any luck, the prickly pear cactuses will be in full bloom.

 

click here to continue reading at National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

 

June 5, 2019 Deadline To Enter

St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Life Cell Box Giveaway.....

Please Wear It is giving away a Life Cell Box to one lucky winner! Click the link below to enter!

http://swee.ps/jctgMqlID
ONE winner will be randomly selected. To enter you must be 18 or over. While supplies last everyone that enters will receive a Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns campaign t-shirt. Deadline to enter is June 5, 2019.

 

ONE winner will be randomly selected. To enter you must be 18 or over. While supplies last everyone that enters will receive a Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns campaign t-shirt. Deadline to enter is June 5, 2019.
 

 

Reprinted from St. Louis District, US Army Corps of Engineers.. click here

New Dates

June 7 - 16, 2019

The Nina & Pinta

Loading Dock at Grafton, IL

 

For more info ... click here

 

The Nina and Pinta at the Loading Dock in 2011

 

 

June 7 - 16, 2019

The Nina and Pinta Replica Tours

The Loading Dock at Grafton, IL
Confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....

 

The Nina and Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, will be open to the public for touring! Archaeology magazine has called The Nina the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built. While in the port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk aboard self-guided tour.

Tour Hours: Daily 9am to 6pm

General Admission:
$8.50 Adults
$7.50 Seniors (age 60+)
$6.50 Age 5-16 (not in a school group)
FREE - Age 4 & Under

*Group & School Tours:
Minimum of 15 people,
$5 per person

*Teachers or organizations wishing to book a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call (787) 672-2152.

http://www.thenina.com

 

Reprinted from The Loading Dock Facebook Page..click here

Upcoming Events... June 7 - 9, 2019

Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo

Corps of Discovery Keelboat Encampment........

 

Photo courtesy Hannibal, Mo 200 Bicentennial

 

Time & Location
‎Jun‎ ‎07‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM – ‎Jun‎ ‎09‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎PM
Hannibal, Hannibal, MO 63401, USA

About the Event
The Corps of Discovery re-enactors will bring their keelboat to Hannibal in honor of the early explorers, Lewis & Clark, who were at the forefront of westward expansion. The keelboat will be docked on the riverfront, and the volunteers will be camped nearby. This exhibition includes daily demonstrations of life as it was in 1803, including the ceremonial raising and lowering of the flag each day. An artifacts tent will feature furs, skulls, and other artifacts like the original Corps sent back to Thomas Jefferson. Join us for this hands-on demonstration of history! Learn more here

 

Reprinted from Hannibal, Mo 200 Bicentennial.. click here
 

Saturday, Sunday...June 8 & 9, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

News Release

 

Get hooked with MDC free fishing days June 8-9...........

 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Want some free fun that gets family and friends outside in nature? Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 8 and 9. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.

Aside from not needing permits, other fishing regulations remain in effect, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler may keep. Special permits may still be required at some county, city, or private fishing areas. Trespass laws remain in effect on private property.

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish, and Free Fishing Days encourages people to sample the state's abundant fishing opportunities. Missouri has more than a million acres of surface water, and most of it provides great fishing. More than 200 different fish species are found in Missouri, with more than 20 of them being game fish for the state's more than 1.1 million anglers.

Get more fishing info from MDC
For information on Missouri fishing regulations, fish identification, and more, get a copy of MDC's 2019 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations where permits are sold, or online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing/regulations/summary-missouri-fishing-regulations.

Get the free MDC MO Fishing app
MDC’s free MO Fishing mobile app helps anglers find the best places to fish in Missouri, access regulation information, identify fish by species, and more. Anglers can also buy, store, and show fishing permits right on their mobile devices. MO Fishing is available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/mobile-apps/mo-fishing

Need fishing gear?
MDC can help through its free Rod and Reel Loaner Program at more than 100 locations around the state, including many libraries, MDC offices and nature centers, some state parks, and several marinas. Borrow a rod with a standard spin-cast reel, a small tackle box with hooks, sinkers, bobbers, and a stringer. Users need to provide their own live bait or lures. For a list of loaner locations, visit MDC online at mdc.mo.gov/RodandReelLoanerProgram.

Need fishing lessons?
MDC’s Discover Nature-Fishing program offers a series of free lessons by experienced anglers all around the state that covers equipment, casting, proper fish handling, tying hooks, stocking a tackle box, fish identification, how to release a fish, regulations, and other topics. Get more information from MDC at dnf.mdc.mo.gov.

 



 

 

Reprinted form Missouri Department of Conservation e-mailing

Saturday...June 8, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Family Fishing Festivals...........

 
MDC and urban fishing partners hosting multiple family fishing festivals April-June to celebrate 50th anniversary

These free events will commemorate the golden anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program.

St. LOUIS, Mo.—In 1969 the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program started as a tentative experiment. That first toe in the water has since evolved and grown into a vibrant program which has been bringing fishing close-to-home for St. Louis residents for 50 years.

To celebrate the golden anniversary of 2019, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its urban fishing partners are holding a series of family fishing festivals throughout the months of April, May, and June. These events are free and open to the public, and anglers of any age, both expert and novice.

MDC’s urban fishing partners include the Cities of St. Louis, Ballwin and Ferguson, and St. Louis County. Each festival will be hosted at a program partners’ lake on a Saturday and will run from 8 a.m. to noon. The entire family is welcome, and no advanced registration is necessary. Activities will include free fishing instruction to help give newcomers to the sport a kickstart.

The fishing festivals will take place at the following times and places:

Saturday, April 27
  •South Lake in Willmore Park, St. Louis
  •Jefferson Lake in Forest Park, St. Louis
  •O’Fallon Park Lake, St. Louis

Saturday, May 4
  •Carp and Island Lakes in Suson Park, St. Louis County
  •Fountain Lake in Bellefontaine Park, St. Louis County

Saturday, May 11
  •Vlasis Park Lake, Ballwin

Saturday, June 8
  •January-Wabash Park Lake, Ferguson


MDC will stock additional fish for these special events, so not only will the fishing be fun, but the catching should be good too. A valid Missouri Fishing Permit is required for anglers between the ages of 16 and 65.

For more about the Urban Fishing program, go to https://bit.ly/2Fru9p6.

 

Reprinted form Missouri Department of Conservation e-mailing

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Big Fish Ball

Westin Chicago River North

 

 


Add June 11 to your calendar and join us! It's our 14th annual Big Fish Ball, Friends' signature fundraising event that supports our mission to improve and protect the Chicago River system for people, plants and animals.

This year's fun, colorful, summer party on the river is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at the Westin Chicago River North, 320 N. Dearborn St., Chicago from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event includes the opportunity to engage with amazing river wildlife, sip some delicious cocktails, enjoy a three-course dinner plus a chance to win incredible raffle packages and bid on silent auction and live auction prizes. Be a big fish so you and future generations can have a healthier and cleaner river!

The Big Fish Ball promises to be a wonderful night as Friends celebrates our 40th anniversary this year and all of the successes to date. A magical river cruise, available for an additional fee, will cap off this memorable evening.

Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/BigFishBall2019. For sponsorship opportunities, table purchases and raffle donations, please contact Kim Olsen-Clark at kolsenclark@chicagoriver.org.

 

 

Reprinted from Friends of the Chicago River e-mailing

 

June 14 -17, 2019

Illinois Free Fishing Days

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois DNR Newsbits......

 

Reminder to anglers and would-be anglers that Illinois Free Fishing Days will be during the Father’s Day weekend on June 14-17

 

Reprinted from Illinois Department of Natural Resources Facebook.. click here
 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Kaskaskia River Run 2018 ( Boating Event)

Kaskaskia River / Mississippi River

 

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 AM – 6 PM

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


We are excited to announce that this year All donations made will be going to Shiners Hospital for Children.


!!PLEASE SHARE!!

June 15, 2019
Meeting Point will be next to the Old Riverhouse which is currently shutdown in the main channel. ( Plenty of trailer parking for boats in the parking lot) There is Also A ramp in Evansville Next to Waterstreet if wanting to meet along the way.) The Run will take off at 11am.
The Run will go all the way to the Sandbar on the Mississippi With a DJ Playing music all day... So Bring your BBQ Grills, Volleyballs, Games, ETC.

Please be Responsible and Obey the No wake zones as the Run will go through many of them & Also the Lock & Damn Rules. We are hoping for another great turnout and weather again!

If you or your company is interested in Donating please reach out to me. All donations that will be made will have your company logo on the back of the shirt.

All Tshirts Sold 100% of Donations will be going to Shriners Hospital for Children.

--More info on the Tshirts coming soon---

More details on the event will be posted to event page and website as they come in.
Please also visit www.KaskaskiaRiverRun.info

Also like our Boating page on Facebook Kaskaskia River Boat crew
 

 

 Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Run Facebook page... click here

 

Sunday, June 16 - Wednesday 19, 2019

Missouri American Water MR340

Kansas City To St. Charles on the Missouri River........

 

 

(Mandatory Safety Meeting, evening of July 15rd)

Imagine a race across the entire state of Missouri, just you and your boat thrown against 340 miles of wind, heat, bugs and rain. This ain’t no mama’s boy float trip. This race promises to test your mettle from the first stroke in Kansas City to the last gasp in St. Charles. Just entering it will impress your friends. Finishing it will astound them… and winning it? Well, you always thought you were sort of a legend anyway, didn’t you? It’s time to prove it.

The Missouri 340 is an endurance race across the state of Missouri. Competitors will start in Kansas City and finish, some of them anyway, in St. Charles. With numerous towns and hamlets, the course offers plenty of opportunity for resupply while enroute. The Missouri River is also incredibly scenic and isolated in some stretches, with wildlife and beautiful vistas to rival any river in North America. But if you’re trying to win this race, you won’t have time to enjoy any of it.

 

Reprinted from RiverMiles.com... click here
 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

Amphitheater Hosting Steve Miller, Marty Stuart........

 

Photo courtesy Alton Amphitheater

 

 

Officials recently made the first concert announcement for the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater's 2019 concert season.  The Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart will be coming to Alton in June.

 

The legendary performers will be performing at the Amphitheater, which is a short walk from the Alton Marina, on June 21, 2019. 

 

The show is described as "An Amazing Evening of Original American Music - Classic Rock Meets Classic Country".  Tickets will go on sale on Friday........

 

Click here to read this news story from altondailynews.com.  With Photo and Audio.

Click here to visit the Liberty bank Alton Amphitheater website for more information.

 

Saturday, Sunday....June 22 - 23, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo

Cardboard Boat Races......

 

Registration deadline is June 14 for the Cardboard Boat Races.
The fourth annual Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department Cardboard Boat races will be June 22 at the Hannibal Aquatic Center. Last year there were 17 boats in the event. Waivers must be signed for each passenger.
Boat check-in is 8 a.m., with the first launch at 9 a.m. Each boat must have two passengers, ages 6-16. Rules are on the hannibalparks website and available at the HPR office, 320 Broadway. The entire boat and oars must be made of cardboard.
Trophies will be awarded to winners in the following categories:
• Fastest Boat
• Titanic Award
• Best Decorated
Rules are available on www.hannibalparks.org.

 

Reprinted from Hannibal Parks & Recreation Facebook page... click here

 

Saturday, June 22, 2109

Dragon Boat Festival

Creve Coeur Lake, Maryland Heights, Mo

 


Register for the 13th Annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival on June 22, 2019 for teambuilding and fitness fun! Featuring great food trucks, music, kids activities and more. Proceeds benefit Operation Family Help, providing financial assistance to people with medical needs

 

 Reprinted from Dragon Boat Festival Facebook... click here

 

New Date..... August 10, 2019

 

   Upcoming Event....  June 22, 2019

   The Longest Day

   Alzheimer's Association

   Pool 26 River Crawl For A Cure........

 

Click flyer to enlarge

 

05-15-19 Update.... 

The ARRR Bar at Grafton Harbor and the Deli at Alton Marina have joined the River Crawl.

Welcome aboard !

 

Click here for more information on Facebook

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Missouri Department Of Conservation

Bullfrog & Green Frog Season Begins ........

 

June 30 at Sunset - Oct. 31, 2019

 


July 2019

 

 

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Tuesday..July 3 , 2019

Missouri River at Alton, IL

Alton Fireworks Spectular

 

 

 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 5 PM – 10 PM

Alton Amphitheater
1 Riverfront Dr, Alton, Illinois 62002
 

Details
Come enjoy the magnificent glow of the Alton Fireworks Spectacular at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater! On July 3, 2019, sparks will fly as the fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Gates open at 5 p.m., so come early to grab your spot and enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment (TBA) on the Liberty Bank Amphitheater stage from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.!

Ticket Levels:
• FREE – GA (General Admission) is FREE to this event. The Amphitheater is open seating on the general admission lawn area.
• $25 – VIP ticket includes entry to Amphitheater, assigned seating in the VIP area, reserved parking and access to VIP tent on the side of the stage with private concession booth. (Phone/Internet sales available one week prior to the event, remain available at the Alton Visitor Center until mid-day on July 3)

More information: https://goo.gl/Lr7wFB

 

Reprinted from Liberty Bank Theater Facebook... click here

 

Wednesday, Thursday...July 3 & 4, 2019

Missouri River at Frontier Park, St. Charles, Mo

St Charles Riverfest

 

 

 2019 St. Charles Riverfest

July 3, 2019 - July 4, 2019 •
Recurring daily •
See Details Below •
Location:Frontier Park

222 S. Riverside Dr., Saint Charles, MO 63301

Contact:Karen Godfrey
636-946-7776 •

Free Admission

 

- DETAILS

A two day celebration in 2019 includes a parade, live music, carnival, food & craft vendors, and fireworks along the banks of the Missouri River in Frontier Park.

Parking is available at the Lewis & Clark Boat House lot, Saint Charles City Hall parking garage, on Main Street, and the public parking lots parking lots on the west side of Riverside Drive, Second and Water Streets, North Main Street, and the Foundry Art Centre.

There is NO off-site shuttle service for this event.

Wednesday, July 3:
• 5:00PM - 11:00PM Live music, carnival, food & craft vendors



Thursday, July 4:
•10:00AM - 12:00PM Parade
•12:00PM - 11:00PM Live music, carnival, food & craft vendors
• 9:20PM Fireworks

 

Reprinted from Discover St. Charles... click here

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Missouri River at Frontier Park, St. Charles, Mo

Superjam at St Charles Riverfest

 

 

Superjam will rock the evening of July 3rd at St Charles Riverfest.
Free Admission
More Details at this Website: https://www.discoverstcharles.com/event/2019-st-charles-riverfest/1204/

 

 

Save The Date.... Saturday, July 6, 2019

Grafton Fireworks

Pool 26 at the Confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi River

 

 

 

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Fireworks Display....

 

 

 

 

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Fireworks Display


 

 

Saturday July 6, 2019

Froge's Bar & Grill

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

Reprinted from Froge's bar & Grill Facebook ... click here

 

Reprinted from Froge's bar & Grill Facebook ... click here

 

 

July 8 thru Aug 16, 2019

Starved Rock  & Marseilles Lock and Dam Closure

Illinois River

 

Starved Rock & Marseilles Lock and Dam – Bulkhead Recess Installation
• Partial Closure scheduled June 1 through July 3 and July 8 through Aug. 16
- 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 Aug. 16 through Aug.30
 

 Reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers... click here

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Poker Run....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Poker Run


 

 

Saturday...July 27, 2019

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Benefit for the 2019 Blessing of the Fleet

Grafton Harbor

 

 

BENEFIT for the Blessing

Grafton Harbor at 1pm, on July 27th, 2019 

 

Saturday, Sunday....July 27 - 28, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 


August 2019

 

 

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Upcoming Events..... Aug 3, 2019

Reggae on the River

Two Branch Island

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River......

 

 

Click here for more info

 

Aug 16 thru Aug 30, 2019

Starved Lock and Dam Closure

Illinois River

 

Starved Rock & Marseilles Lock and Dam – Bulkhead Recess Installation
• Partial Closure scheduled June 1 through July 3 and July 8 through Aug. 16
- 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 Aug. 16 through Aug.30
 

 Reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers... click here

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Blessing of the Fleet

August 17, 2019

 

 

Ahoy to all our seaworthy friends...

I am Rick Flier, President if the Blessing of the Fleet STL and it's time again this year for our celebration of the 62nd year of our organization and the gala events that keep the spirit alive and well throughout our boating community.
As in the past few years, under the leadership of Darryll and Maureen Weil, we are contacting our great friends and businesses to see if donations for the BENEFIT for the Blessing, taking place at Grafton Harbor at 1pm, on July 27th, 2019 would be possible.


The Blessing parade will start at 1pm, on August 17th, 2019 with lead boats leaving from The Yacht Club of St Louis and heading downstream, and leaving from Alton Marina and heading upstream, to join at the Our Lady of the River shrine at 2:15pm for commencement of the ceremony. As always, decorated boats will be judged as they pass by the judge's stand - the theme has yet to be determined but notification will be made to everyone as soon as that has been established. Your generous donations and support have helped keep the heartbeat alive and active and hopefully we can count on you to help this year as well.

Sincerely,
Rick Flier
President
Blessing of the Fleet, Inc.
314-829-0600

 

Click here for larger view

 

Friday - Sunday..August 23 - 25, 2019

HogBack 2019

Mississippi River at Quincy, IL

 

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

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

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

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, June 4, 2019...... Dragonfly Conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...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, 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

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...... Swarovski Waterschool Student Engagement
 

 

 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 Summer Rat Rally


 

 

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, 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


December 2019

 

 

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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 30 - Sunday February 2, 2020

St. Louis Sports and Boat Show

America's Center and the Dome....

 

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