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May 2018

 

 

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May 23, 2018

Alton Motor Boat Club

Corps Of Engineers Presentation........

 

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be on hand at the Alton Motorboat Club on May 23, 2018, from 5 pm to 7 pm to discuss the Eagles Nest Islands Habitat and Enhancement Project.

 

This project is part of the Corps plans for restoring the Upper Mississippi River, and includes dredging, erosion mitigation as well as island building near Piasa Harbor and Eagles Nest Island.

 

According to Scott Bryant, President of the Illinois Federation of Outdoor Resources, environmentalists and avid sports enthusiasts agree on the benefits of the projects........

 

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

 

 

Upcoming Events.....Saturday, May 26, 2018

Boatyard Bash

Uncharted Services

Polestar Marina........

 

Saturday, May 26 at 4 PM

Polestar Boating Center
6171 Highway V, St. Charles, Missouri 63301
 

Details
Come join us at the river for a BBQ!

Saturday May 26 @ 4pm
if it rains bbq will be Sunday

at Polestar Boating Center / 6171 Hwy V Saint Charles, MO

Stop by to enter the RAFFLE + giveaways...Grand Prize is $500 gift card to UnCharted Service!

Hot dogs, hamburgers + a fireworks show at dark on the point! watch from land or water.

BYOB + lawn chairs — boats can park on the lay along

 

Reprinted from Facebook... 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.

Photo courtesy Grand Rivers, Ky Newsletter

 

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Kentucky Dam at Kentucky Lake

 

 

The Lighted Boat Parade will take place Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 8:30 PM.

The Parade will begin at Kentucky Dam and will pass by Lighthouse Landing, travel through the canal, and end at the Thirsty Turtle Tavern at Green Turtle Bay.

 

Request Information... click here

 

Reprinted from Grand Rivers, Ky Newsletter

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.

Reprinted from Facebook

June 2018

 

 

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Mississippi River One Mile Below Winfield Dam

Cedar Hill Resort........

 

WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPENING ON FRIDAY, JUNE 1st!

We truly appreciate each and every one of you for your patience and understanding and we can’t wait to see you all!.

 

Reprinted from Facebook.. click here


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Alton Marina

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

 

Music At The Pavilion
Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 AM - 11 AM

The Alton Marina
#1 Henry St., Alton, Illinois 62002

The Night Life Band Will Play From 7:30 pm Till 11:00 pm . Public Is Welcome . Boaters This Weekend Is A Two Fun 2 Fers.
 

Reprinted from Alton Marina Facebook... click here

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

June 9, 2018

Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair
Pere Marquette State Park

 

Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair
Saturday, June 09, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm CDT
Pere Marquette State Park
13112 Visitor Center Lane
Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-3323
 

Reprinted from Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair.. click here

Sat, Sun...June 9 -10, 2018

Missouri Department of Conservation

MDC Free Fishing Days ........

 

Over the weekend of June 9 - 10, the Missouri Department of Conservation will be presenting their Free Fishing Days.  During this time, anyone may fish in Missouri waters without being required to purchase a fishing permit, trout permit or a trout park daily tag.

 

Even though anglers won't need a permit during the MDC's Free Fishing Days, the other fishing regulations will be in effect, including limits on the size and number of fish an angler may keep.

 

Some special permits may still be required at certain county, city or private fishing areas.  Missouri's trespass laws will remain in effect on private property........

 

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

Mon, June 11 & Tue, June 12

Boating Safety

MSHP Offering Boater Safety Course At Jefferson City........

 

All captains that take the helm of a boat think they know boating, however, even experienced boaters can learn something from a boater safety course with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

The MSHP will be offering boater safety courses this coming weekend and during June.  These courses are free of charge, but they are asking that attendees register online, as seating is limited.

 

The first boater safety certification class will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 9 am to 4 pm at Troop F Highway Patrol headquarters in Jefferson City.  A two session course will be held on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm........

 

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

 

June 15 -18, 2018

Illinois Free Fishing Days........

 

Free Fishing Days:  Illinois Free Fishing Days are scheduled for June 15-18, 2018.  For more information on fishing in Illinois:  www.ifishillinois.org

 

Reprinted from dnr.illinois.gov

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

 

 

June 22-24, 2018

Quinsippi Yacht Club’s
4th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Fun Run Weekend


June 22 – June 24, 2017
PIRATE THEMED FUN RUN
*Friday June 22, meet on the dam 4:00 pm to?
*Go by Land or Sea - Boat to Beavers.
*Saturday June 23, 10:00 AM Registration at Port Royale Condo’s *11:00 POKER RUN WILL BEGIN
*1st Stop - Franky and Louie’s 10MM
*2nd Stop – Tap and Grill 6.5 MM main channel
*Depending on weather and time, possible 3rd stop at Camden on the Lake – 7 MM main channel
*4th Stop Back to Franky and Louie’s for Live Band - Right on Red
*Lunch and Dinner – wherever you wish to eat along the way.
*Sunday Breakfast/Lunch at Red Head Yacht Club – 11:00 or Noon.
Afternoon swim there.
CASH PRIZES FOR BEST HAND, SECOND AND THIRD…….

 

Reprinted from facebook... click here


 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Missouri Department Of Conservation

MDC Hosting Kids Fishing Event In Jefferson City........

 

On Saturday, June 23, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting a free day of fishing for kids up to 15 years old, as well as their families.

 

Volunteers and MDC staff will be on hand at the MDC headquarters in Jefferson City to educate participants about fish, their habitat and fishing techniques.

 

There will be plenty of catch and release fishing in the MDC fishing ponds.  Fishing gear and bait will be available, or participants may bring their own.  There will also be a free hot dog and hamburger lunch for all of the participants........

 

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

 

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.

CANCELLED     CANCELLED   CANCELLED

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!!.

 

CANCELLED    CANCELLED    CANCELLED

 

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

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Grafton Riverfront

 


Oyster Eating Contest ($10.. Entry Fee)

Anchor Toss

On Land Water Ski Relay Race

Life Ring Toss

Tug A War

Lots of Prizes

Come by Water, Come By Land

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

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
 

 

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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