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July 2018

 

 

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Upcoming Events....July 16-20, July 23-27, August 6-10

River Education

10 - 13 Year Olds Offered Free Waterschool Camp.........

 

The Swarovski Waterschool USA program is inviting kids aged 10 to 13 to participate in a free one-week global education program focused on water, sanitation, hygiene as well as the environment.

 

The kids will learn about water in the human body, the water cycle, filtration of drinking water, conservation of water, watersheds, healthy streams and global water issues.

 

Swarovski Waterschool Educator Elizabeth Flotte says that students will be studying a real stream, reflecting on their own experiences with water and how they can contribute to their own watershed communities........

 

Two camp offerings will be at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16-20 and July 23-27. Another camp will be held at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 6-10.
 

Click here to read this news article from riverbender.com.  With Photo and Video.

 

Thursday.. July 19, 2018

Grafton's Music in the Park

The Nightlife Band

 

Thursday night from 7-9 at The Grove Memorial Park

Corner of Main Street and Rt.3

 

click here for more information and map

 

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/

 

2018 Blessing of the Fleet

News Release

 

21 July, 2018... Benefit For Blessing Of Fleet

18 Aug, 2018... Blessing of the Fleet Parade

 


 

Sat, Sun.. 21 & 22 July 2018

Waterstreet Riverfest

Evansville, IL.......

 

 

Reprinted from Facebook.. click here

 

Photo courtesy Asian Carp Tourney

 

Saturday, July 21 -22, 2018

Kaskaskia River at Evansville, IL

Waterstreet Riverfest 2018

 

July 21 – July 22

Waterstreet Bar & Grill
200 South St, Evansville, Illinois 62242


Details
Kdba, sdba , Lucas oil boat races will b held on July 21&22 there will b around 70 to 90 boats including the capsule boats pro mode, pro outlaws, & there may b alcohol flats . These boats can hit close to 200 mph in a 1000 ft . The top drivers for Lucas oil drag boats will be there trying to gain points for the championship.
 

 

Reprinted from Asian Carp Tourney.. click here

July 24, 2018

Missouri Department of Conservation

MDC Kayak Clinic Coming Up In Columbia........

 

On July 24, from 6 to 8:30 pm, the Missouri Department of Conservation will be offering people the opportunity to learn the basics of kayaking.  The clinics will be held at the Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area near Columbia, Missouri.

 

Clinic attendees will be taught the basics of kayak safety, terminology and techniques from trained MDC staff.  The training will include considerable on-water time with a paddle along a lake to get comfortable with kayaking.

 

MDC Outdoors Skills Specialist Justin McGuire says that the MDC kayaking programs have become some of the most popular events in the region.  Kayaks, paddles and personal floatation devices will be provided........

 

Click here to read more from the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

 

Upcoming Event.... July 24 - 27, 2018

Missouri American Water MR340

A Race Across Missouri on the Missouri River........

 

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.

Participants are allowed exactly 88 hours to complete the course. There are nine checkpoints along the route where paddlers are required to sign in and sign out. Cutoff times will be associated with these checkpoints based on the 88 hour pace. Failure to checkpoint deadlines is grounds for disqualification. To finish this race in 88 hours is a huge accomplishment. Only 2/3 of the teams were able to do that last year.

There are no dams, locks or portages on this stretch of the Missouri. You could, conceivably, finish this race without ever having left your boat. (We don’t recommend it.) This doesn’t mean that the race is without danger. Any time you put yourself on the water, especially moving water, you assume a certain amount of risk. The Missouri 340 course is all on Class I water. The current is about 2-3 mph and there are no rapids. The biggest hazard to paddlers would be motorboats, mostly fisherman, and the occasional towboat pushing barges. In river obstacles would include wing dikes, buoys and bridge pilings.

 

Click here to read entire new article

 

 

Reprinted from rivermiles.com.. click here
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

24th Annual Three Rivers Run

Osage, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers....

 

Public · Hosted by TRI-COUNTY YMCA OF THE OZARKS
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Wednesday, July 25 at 8 AM - 6 PM
Bagnell Dam to STL Arch

Feeling adventurous? Explore the rivers of Missouri on your own personal water craft for a good cause.
This full day exploration starts at Bagnell Dam of Lake of the Ozarks and roams on the Osage River, Missouri River and finishing off on the mighty Mississippi River at none other than Missouri's most famous landmark- The Saint Louis Arch.
All money raised will go to the Tri-County YMCA of the Ozarks.
The pre-run party is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th, 6:00 P.M. at Dog Days. Which will include buffet and silent auction.

All fuel, oil and lunch will be provided. You will be responsible for the transportation of your personal watercraft (PWC) to the launch area prior to starting the run as well as at the conclusion in St. Louis at the Arch.

The entry fee per rider is $750 and raffle tickets can be sold for $20 each to assist in paying the fee. An additional $100 fee will be charged for a 2nd rider on a single PWC.
You can get your raffle tickets today at the YMCA for the 2018 Sea-Doo Spark Trixx donated by YC Powersports!
For more info visit our website at www.lakeymca.org or call us at 573-348-9230
 

 

Reprinted from Facebook.. click here

Thursday.. July 26, 2018

Grafton's Music in the Park

The Bonbon Plot  Band

 

Thursday night from 7-9 at The Grove Memorial Park

Corner of Main Street and Rt.3

 

click here for more information and map

 

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

Photo courtesy Asian Carp Tourney

 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Kaskaskia River at Fayetteville, IL

Asian Carp Tournament (Archery & Redneck)....

 

Saturday, July 28 at 8 AM - 4 PM
Adams Ave, Fayetteville, IL

DetailsThis event is being sponsored by the Gateway to the Kaskaskia Beautification Committee of Fayetteville, IL.
Pre-tournament meetings: Archery @ 7:30AM, Redneck @ 11:30AM

 

Reprinted from Asian Carp Tourney.. click here

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.

 

Upcoming Events....July 29, 2018

The Beach Boys

Alton Amphitheater...

 

Feel the "Good Vibrations" in Downtown Alton when American icons, The Beach Boys, perform at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.!

Tickets on sale May 11 at 9:30 p.m. Click here for more details: https://goo.gl/JsrN1x
 

Reprinted from All Around Alton

 

June 30 - July 7, 2018

Mississippi River at Hannibal, Missouri

National Tom Sawyer Days Beginning Saturday........

 

This Saturday, the 63rd annual National Tom Sawyer Days will be returning to America's Home Town, Hannibal, Missouri, and will run through the following weekend.

 

During Tom Sawyer Days, thousands of visitors will be flooding into Hannibal's downtown area to participate in a wide variety of activities happening each day.

 

Each year, the event is presented by the Hannibal Jaycees with the help of the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The event got it's start back in the 1960s, when the city held it's first fence-painting contest........

 

Click here to read this news article from whig.com.  With Photo. 

 


August 2018

 

 

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Thursday.. August 2, 2018

Grafton's Music in the Park

The Owlz Band

 

Thursday night from 7-9 at The Grove Memorial Park

Corner of Main Street and Rt.3

 

click here for more information and map

Friday, Saturday....August 3 & 4, 2018

Quincy Boat Club

Interclub Party 2018

Featuring Captain Geech and Shrimp Shack Shooters on Friday

Featuring Off The Wall on Saturday........

 

Open to the Public Food Served 6pm to 8pm
$5 cover

 

Reprinted from Quincy Boat Club Facebook.. click here

Upcoming Event ......August 3-4, 2018

Lake Of The Ozarks

10th Annual Duck Drop Benefits Lake Area Charities........

 

Starting on Friday, August 3rd, the festivities surrounding the 10th Annual Bagnell Dam Duck Drop will begin with the Duck Drop Golf Tournament.. 

 

The event is presented by the Ozark Coast Kiwanis, and will benefit Lake-area organizations such as Kids Harbor, the Food Pantry, Citizens Against Domestic Violence, Wonderland Camp, Lake Area Big Brothers, Big Sisters and several more.

 

The Duck Drop will begin Saturday morning at 10 am with fun and games in the Family Fun Zone.  At noon, a helicopter a boat will be dropping thousands of rubber ducks into the Osage River for a race to the finish line........

 

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

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Sat, August 4, 2018

Reggae On The River Returns........

 

Photo courtesy Reggae on the River

 

 

 Rayne is raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

Reprinted from Facebook.. click here

Upcoming Event ......Saturday August 4, 2018

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Shelbyville Hosting Aquafest........

 

On August 4, 2018, from noon to 4 pm, the Lake Shelbyville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host Aquafest.  Kids and adults are welcome to attend the event, where the beach fee will be waived for the entire day.

 

Attendees will be able to participate in water safety games, a sand sculpture contest, bounce houses, inflatable water slides as well as a visit from Bobber the Water Safety Dog.  The event's theme is Island Luau........

 

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


 

Thursday.. August 9, 2018

Grafton's Music in the Park

The Rockabilly Revival Band

 

Thursday night from 7-9 at The Grove Memorial Park

Corner of Main Street and Rt.3

 

click here for more information and map

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Great River Tug Fest Tug-o-War across the Mississippi River

LeClaire, Iowa against Port Byron, Illinois

 

The Tug is a lot of Excitement and challenge for LeClaire against Port Byron. It began in 1987, with ten 20-member tug teams pulling with all of their strength on a 2,700 foot, 680 pound rope that spans the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. Each year the teams pull to see who will claim the breath-taking alabaster statue of a Bald Eagle in flight. Over 35,000 people view this spectacular and only tug-of-war across the longest river in the United States. Tug Fest has been featured in travel, vacation magazines, television programming across the country and has received international notoriety on Germany's "Inside the USA", "Galileo XXL",The Montel Williams Show, Discovery Channel's "Wreakreation Nation" , and PBS television..

 

click here for more information

 

 

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/

 

2018 Blessing of the Fleet

News Release

 

21 July, 2018... Benefit For Blessing Of Fleet

18 Aug, 2018... Blessing of the Fleet Parade

 


 

August 18, 2018

Mississippi River At Hannibal, Missouri

MDC Hosting Free Catfishing Clinic........

 

On August 18, 2018, the Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting a free catfish clinic along the Mississippi River at the Ted Shanks and DuPont Reservation conservation areas in northeastern Missouri.

 

The clinic will offer instruction on basic fishing techniques, including a hands-on lesson on the safe setting of trotlines and bank poles, the proper labeling of equipment and the safe handling and releasing of fihs.

 

After the river outing, clinic attendees will participate in seminars in catfish biology presented by a MDC biologist and river fishing regulations presented by a MDC conservation agent........

 

Click here to read more from the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

 

Saturday..August 25, 2018

Mississippi River At Alton, IL

Alton Marina 22nd Anniversary Party.......

 

 

 

The Alton Marina 22nd Anniversary Party 2018
Black Iron BBQ Will Start Serving At 6 pm
Smash Band Will Start At 7:30 pm Till 11 pm
Big Screen Show At 9:15 pm

 

Reprinted from Alton Marina Facebook... click here

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.

Friday August 31, 2018

Lake of the Ozarks

Boating For Cops

 

 

Friday, August 31 at 9 AM - 6 PM

Lake of the Ozarks
3705 S Highway 54, Lake Ozark, Missouri 65020

I would like to invite everyone to join our 3rd annual Boating for C.O.P.S. fun run on Lake of the Ozarks. Come out and support the men and women of law enforcement! This is a non-profit donation fun run with all proceeds going to Missouri C.O.P.S. organization. C.O.P.S.is a non-profit organization that helps with the fallen police officers surviving family members.

The run will be held on August 31st starting at Backwater Jack's at 9 am there will be a brief meet and greet/drivers meeting then will be leaving the docks around 9:30 to 10 am. From there Nuati fish or Barebottom Resort will be the first stops. (Two options so if people don't want to run as far or to keep up)The third stop with be at The Fish and Co where we are working to get a lunch special set up between 12pm to 2pm. After that we will be ending back at BackWater Jack's to have a pool party and prize give a ways!

There will be selling 50/50 raffles ticket's along with other donated prizes. Donated items will be listed as they come in.

 

Reposted from Boating For Cops.. click here


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
 

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

The Firecracker Race

Mississippi River at Lincoln Shields Recreation Area

 

Come out and see or compete in our 3rd Annual FIRECRACKER Race in West Alton IL. This year will be special with a new location and course for our racers. 6 miles for canoe and kayak, 3 miles for SUP. We have multiple race classes for kayak, canoe, SUP, and Voyager. See our website Firecrackerrace.org for more information and race registration. Come out and enjoy the day at the Lincoln Shield Park Access.

Check in at 8:00am and receive your race goody bag with T-shirt. There will also be a raffle for everyone to participate in, including spectators. Awards to be given upon completion of the race. Order a subway lunch and we will have it for you after the race. Safety provided by USACE. THANKS to our sponsers RPC3, Kokatat, Alpine Shop, Big Muddy Adventures, Immersion Research, Ladsurfski, GC Adventure Gear, SUP St Louis.

 

 Reprinnted from Firecracker Racr Facebook... click here

 

Sept. 8 & 9, 2018

Call For Artists

Grafton's Art In The Park

 

Lou Lenkman
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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, September 15, 2018

Great Rivers Clean-up at the Confluence 2018
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Boat Ramp, St. Louis, MO

Join us for a river clean-up at the confluence of our nation's two longest rivers, the Missouri and Mississippi. Join a cast of hundreds to give our favorite rivers some love.
Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief

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/

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Mississippi River Fest

Mississippi River At Clinton, Iowa

Mutt March II Will Cross The River Between Clinton And Fulton........

 

The bi-state Muddy Mississippi Mutt March II will be held on Saturday, September 29, and will kick off two days worth of festivities of the two day Midwest River Fest.

 

The 1.6 mile Mutt March will start at 10 am in Fulton, crossing the Highway 136 Bridge over the Mississippi River and ending in the Lyons District in Clinton.  Proceeds from the Mutt March will benefit the non-profit Midwest Pets for Life.

 

Other highlights of the Midwest River Fest will include live music, vendors of all types as well as animal welfare groups, and Canines in the Clouds will be performing stunts and tricks........

 

Click here to read more from qctimes.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 20, 2018

Willmore Park
6499 Jamieson Ave, St. Louis 63109

16th Annual River des Peres Trash Bash

 

16th Annual Trash Bash - Oct 20
Come out and help clean up the rivers and creek within the River des Peres Watershed in St Louis City and County. We need your help to take care of this valuable natural resource in our community. With the remarkable growth in interest, we've expanded volunteer opportunities to include multiple sites throughout the watershed. Several of these are along scenic Great Rivers Greenway trails! Volunteers will meet in the morning at Willmore Park along the River des Peres Greenway, and Heman Park in University City, or UMSL South Campus.
more info http://www.riverdesperes.org/19-news/story/97-16th-annual-trash-bash

 

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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January 2019

 

 

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February 2019

 

 

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Thursday - Sunday, February 7-10, 2019

Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sport show

America's Center & the Dome....

 

 

Make plans to join us February 7–10, 2019
Don’t miss St. Louis’ BIGGEST outdoors sale!


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