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Great Rivers Festival

We are excited to announce that the second annual Great Rivers Festival will be held on Saturday May 30th from 12pm-9pm at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, IL!

We are currently accepting Vendor Applications to display your art, wares, or food booths at this year's event. For more information on vending at the Great Rivers Festival call (618) 462-6979 or email us at

Check back soon for more information about this year's schedule of events!

Thank you to everyone involved in making our Great Rivers Festival a success!

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Come down to the National Great Rivers Museum for live music, live animal shows, local art vendors, local food and drink vendors, crafts for kids, and activities for all ages!

Great Rivers Festival
May 30th, 2015 12pm-9pm

For information on becoming a vendor at the festival contact Roxane at (618) 462-6979 or via email at

On the Main Stage
Blues Handle Band 2pm-4pm
Hobo Jungle 4:15pm-6:15pm
Clockwork 6:30pm-9:00pm


Live Animal Shows
World Bird Sanctuary LIVE Bird Show 12pm-1pm
Serengeti Steve: The Reptile Experience 1pm-2pm

Family Entertainment
Catch and Release Fishing Pond
Eating Aliens Asian Carp Cooking Demo
Sandbox Creation Station
Chalk Art
Birdhouse Building
And more!


Great Dam Run 5K



Join us for the first Great Dam Run 5K and Fun Run. This unique point-to-point run takes runners along the scenic Madison County Confluence Bike Trail with views of the Mississippi River and the Clark Bridge. For more information or to register for the GREAT DAM RUN 5K visit

For more information on this event, contact the National Great Rivers Museum at (618) 462-6979 or via email at

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Planning Partners
The following organizations have worked closely to put together the first annual Great Rivers Festival!

Meeting of the Rivers Foundation
US Army Corps of Engineers – Rivers Project
Alton Conventional and Visitors Bureau
 Audubon Center at Riverlands





Supported By
The programs and entertainment you will enjoy at the festival were funded in part by the generosity of the following organizations:
Whole Foods Market
 MetroEast Parks and Recreation District
Phillips 66
 Living Lands & Waters
Norman Brothers, Inc.


MetroEast Park and Recreation District

Living Lands and Waters

Phillips66 Wood River Refinery

Norman Brothers


And by Friends of the Festival:

IBEW Local 2
Luhr Brothers, Inc
Mike and Diane McQuillan


The National Great Rivers Museum  2 Lock and Dam Way  Alton IL  62002   877-462-6979