June festivals

April 25, 2014 

1 -- Public Safety Day: 10 a.m. Sunday, Belleville West High School, 403 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. St. Clair County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit presents Public Safety Day in memory of Deputy Lemond Reid. Police K9 competition, 10:30 p.m.; barbecue competition, noon; car show; police and fire vehicle display; firefighters muster, 1 p.m.; childrens slides and activities, noon-5 p.m.; extraction demonstration, 3:30 p.m.; K9 demonstration, 6:30 p.m.; music. Also, Illinois State Police Motorcycle demonstration, rollover simulation, fingerprinting and helicopter display. Vendors. Admission by donation. Proceeds will benefit Children with Cancer and St. Clair County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit.

1 -- Doll, Bear and Collectible Show: 9:30 a.m-3 p.m. Sunday Exposition Building, St. Clair County Fairgrounds, 200 South Belt East, Belleville. Featuring antique and collectible dolls, teddy bears and miniatures. Admission $5;12 and under free. Early bird buying at 8 a.m., $10. Door prizes. Doll appraisals, 1-2 p.m. Doll stringing on site. Silent auction, special doll program.

1 -- St. Gertrude Chicken Dinner and Country Store: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Gertrude's Church, Grantfork. Buffet-style chicken dinner with dressing and homemade pie. Adults $10; children $5. Carryouts available; 618-675-3384. Country store, quilt raffle.

2 -- Ainad Shrine Circus: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Monroe County Fairgrounds, 4177 Illinois 156, Waterloo. Tickets $14 adults; $10 children. Contact any Ainad Shriner or call 618-874-1870. Tickets can also be purchased at any local Schnucks, Hucks or Moto Mart store.

4 -- Car Cruise: 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, U.S. 50 and Old Collinsville Road in Fairview Heights.

5-8 -- Aviston 150th Anniversary Celebration: Thursday-Sunday, Aviston. On Thursday: Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall opens at noon, West Park Annex; queen pageant, 7 p.m. at American Legion. On Friday: Drink stands open, pre-K T-ball Kickoff, 5 p.m.; opening ceremony, food stands open, Legion baseball game (Murphysboro vs. Carlyle), 6 p.m.; Vietnam Memorial Wall opening ceremony, 7 p.m.; general store open, Rick Hegger Band with Lydia Dall, main tent, Junior Legion baseball (Breese Red vs. Trenton), 8 p.m. fireworks, 10 p.m. On Saturday: Aviston Vintage Hall display, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; tractor show, noon- 4 p.m.; Paul Jarvis and the Old Barn Boys 12:30-4 p.m., main tent; carnival rides, 2 p.m.-close; Aviston 150th parade 4-6 p.m.; general store open, The Empty Folds Band, 7-9 p.m., main tent; Junior Legion baseball (Breese Gray vs. Teutopolis), 7 p.m.; Madd Hoss Jackson Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m. On Sunday: Chuck Wagon breakfast, 8 a.m.; Mass of St. Francis Parish, 10 a.m., main tent; Polka Connection Band, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. main tent; petting zoo, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; time capsule and Journey Fort dedications, 12:30 p.m.; beard judging, raffle drawing; baseball game (Aviston Conductors vs. Shoal Creek Farmers), 1 p.m.; The Spazmatics Band, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; firefighters games, 2-4 p.m.; The Jorrells, 4-8 p.m. main tent; Vietnam Memorial Wall closing ceremonies, 7 p.m. Other activities: Civil War encampment, Saturday and Sunday, walking tours of historic Aviston, Vietnam Memorabilia Collection: Through the Eyes presented by John Hosier Jr.

6-7 -- St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Picnic: 4:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton. On Friday: Beaucoup Bottom Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. On Saturday: washer tournament, 3 p.m.; polka Mass, 4 p.m.; all-you-can-eat fried chicken and dressing dinner, 3-7 p.m. in the Munier Parish Center. Carryouts available; Polka Connection, 5:30-7 p.m.; Aftershock, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Both days: Turner's Famous Fried Fish, beer and wine garden, quilt and cash bingo, 6-11 p.m., fancy quilt/pillowcase stand, childrens games and inflatables, silent auction, food stands, poker stand, Big Six wheel, raffles.

6-8 -- International Horseradish Festival: Friday-Sunday, Woodland Park, Collinsville. Live music, root toss, root golf, root sacking contests, craft fair, Bloody Mary contest, Little Miss Horseradish Festival Pageant, horseradish recipe contest, childrens area, Horseradish Root Derby. Admission and parking are free.

6-8 -- Jakey in June: Friday-Sunday, 108 N. Douglas St., St. Jacob. Barbecue cookoff featuring 32 professional teams; 25-30 children in Kids-Q, 5 p.m. Saturday. Twelve of the pro teams will sell competition barbecue after 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at noon Sunday. Music by Zydeco Crawdaddies 6-11 p.m. Friday; Jason David Cooper Band, 6-11 p.m. Saturday.

6-8 -- Rendezvous Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Prairie du Rocher. Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday.

7 -- Brew & Cue: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, East Main Street between Jackson and South Charles, Belleville. $15 for Craft Beer Walk ticket. Meat sample, $1-$2. Presented by Belleville Main Street Committee, bellevillemainstreet.net

7 -- Fishing Derby: 9 a.m. Saturday, Drost Park in Maryville.

7 -- Lebanon Citywide Garage Sale: 50-plus sales. Maps at City Square.

7 -- Old Street Fair: Saturday, Garfield and Abend Streets, Belleville.

7 -- Belleville Museums Open House: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Belleville. St. Clair County Historical Society, Belleville Historical Society, Gustave Koerner House, St. Clair County Genealogical Society and the Labor & Industry Museum will open the following sites: Victorian Home Museum, 701 E. Washington St.; Emma Kunz Museum, 602 Fulton St.; Messinger Cemetery, 3450 Old Collinsville Road; Garfield Street Saloon, 633 E. Garfield St.; Gustave Koerner House, 200 Abend St.; Koerner House Visitor Center, 127 Mascoutah Ave.; Belleville Public Library, 121 E. Washington St.; Labor & Industry Museum, 123 N. Church St.

7 -- Ice Cream Social and Volksmarch, Saturday, 200 East Main St., 5K, 10K or 20K walks through Mascoutah. Ice Cream samples along the way.

7 -- GLOW Waterloo Citywide Yard Sale: Saturday in Waterloo.

7 -- Heritage Days: Saturday, Okawville. Outdoor picnic with entertainment, surrey rides, heritage crafts, vendors, food, flea market, townwide rummage sales, games for kids.

7-8 -- Fort de Chartres Rendezvous: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Fort des Chartres State Historic Site. Based on a traditional French fur traders rendezvous, the event gives visitors a glimpse of the period from 1740 to 1840. Costumed re-enactors portray a variety of personas including colonial military units, mountain men, Native Americans, settlers, merchants and more. Historic demonstrations include period music, military drills, and musket and cannon competitions.

7-8 -- Rendezvous Open House: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Creole House Historic Site, Prairie du Rocher. Guided tours of French-American Traditional home.

11 -- Car Cruise: 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, U.S. 50 and Old Collinsville Road in Fairview Heights. First 100 cars will receive a free commemorative plaque.

11 -- Party at the Park: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Prairie du Rocher. Live music, food.

12-14 -- Marissa Coal Festival: 5-11 p.m. Thursday, noon Friday to 1 a.m., 9 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m., Marissa City Park. Entertainment: DJ Jesse, 6-11 p.m. Thursday; Stump Water Shine, 8-midnight Friday; Breach of Peace, 7:30 Saturday to 12:30 a.m. On Saturday: American Legion Auxiliary 5K Run; Kiddie tractor pull, 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. registration); kids activities, including face painting and a craft, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; parade with Around the World theme, 4 p.m.; Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo in the park after the parade; queen coronation Saturday night. Carnival rides with armbands available. Quilt bingo Friday and Saturday nights. Barbecue, food and beer stands.

13-14 -- Holy Rosary Summer Festival: 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Holy Rosary Church, 2716 N. 42nd St., Fairmont City. Homemade Mexican food and homemade tamales, pork steaks, fish sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries. Beer garden Children's carnival area. Games. Friday night music by Dave Hylla's Good Time Band. Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday.

13-14 -- Route 66 Festival: Friday and Saturday, Edwardsville City Park, Edwardsville. Food, local talent, history displays, fine art, inflatables for kids, classic car show and cruise.

13-14 -- Glen Carbon Homecoming: Main Street Glen Carbon, beside the covered bridge. Parade, carnival rides, games, food, live music and fireworks display.

13-14 -- Troy Downtown Days: Featuring a mural by the WallDogs, pork steak competition, entertainment by Zydeco Crawdaddys and Stan Fornaszewski.

13-15 -- Carlyle Street Fair, Friday-Sunday, Carlyle. Music, food, rides, games, poker and washer tournaments, Little Miss contest, water wars with area fire departments, crafts.

13-15 -- Schweizerfest: Friday-Sunday, Highland. Celebration of Highland's Swiss Heritage. Rides, entertainment, food. Parades 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

14 -- Youth Fishing Derby: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Caseyville Park, 40 W. Reynolds St., Caseyville. Free for kids 15 and under accompanied by an adult. Bring fishing pole, bait and bucket for fish. Age group awards. Free hot dog and drink for participants. Registration form available at caseyville.org

14 -- Troy Citywide Garage Sale: 7 a.m., Tri-Township Park and throughout Troy.

14 -- Rose Show: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Elks Lodge, 4801 Maryville Road, Granite City. Belleville Area Rose Society is hosting the Spring Distinct Convention. The public can view hundreds of roses and rose arrangements. Education session at 1 p.m. on Rose Rosette Disease. David Gunn, Rosarian at Missouri Botanical Garden will speak. Donation of $10 would be appreciated.

14 -- Glen Carbon/Edwardsville Garden Tour: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Glen Carbon and Edwardsville. Visit eight private gardens and the gardens at the 1820 Stephenson House. Admission: $15.

14 -- Secret Garden Tour: Saturday, Lebanon Visitors Center, 221 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon. Self-guided tour of several hidden gardens of Lebanon. Admission: $7-$9.

14 -- Monroe County Garden Tour: Saturday, Maeystown. Monroe County Master Gardeners present a garden tour featuring historic homes of Maeystown.

14-15 -- Antique American Glass and Pottery Show: Belle-Clair Fairgrounds. Twenty-five dealers from 11 states will have Early-American pattern glass, carnival glass, Depression glass, elegant glass and dinnerware and pottery from the Depression Era on sale. Glass grinder both days and glass identification on Sunday.

17 -- Port Westfalica: Tuesday, Courthouse Square, Waterloo. Annual event honoring the Sisters Cities partnership between Waterloo and Porta Westfalica, Germany. German food, pork sausage, potato pancakes. The Waterloo German Band and the Waterloo Municipal Band will perform. Parade with floats and marching bands begins at 6 p.m.

18 -- Car Cruise: 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, U.S. 50 and Old Collinsville Road in Fairview Heights.

20-21 -- Caseyville Fire Department Picnic: Friday and Saturday, VFW 1117 Park, Caseyville. Parade, 6:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, kids carnival ride matinee, 1-5 p.m.; queen's court coronation, 5:30 p.m. Band, carnival rides, games, food both nights. No coolers or personal alcoholic beverages allowed.

20-21 -- Maeystown Homecoming: 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Maeystown.

20-21 -- Mascoutah Rodeo: Friday and Saturday, Scheve Park, Mascoutah. Rodeo plus food and beverages for sale, activities for children, bull riding machine. Admission: $8-$12.

20-21 -- June Jamboree: Friday and Saturday, Village Park, 1103 E. Hanover St.,, New Baden. Friday: tractor pull, rides, food. Saturday: Parade, rides, food, truck pull.

20-21 -- Swansea Fire Department No Holds Barred Barbecue Competition: Friday and Saturday, Shranz Park, Swansea. Barbecue competition, rides and music. Free admission.

21 -- St. Agatha Parish Picnic: 4-11:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Agatha Parish grounds, New Athens. Mass at 3:30 p.m. Barbecued pork steak/chicken dinner, brats, hot dogs, burgers served from 4 to 8 p.m. in the parish hall. Bingo, 6-10 p.m. Washer tournament, 7 p.m. Basket raffle, kids games, dunking booth, food, beverages, cake raffle.

21 -- East Lake Farm Horse Show: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 1600 N. 81st St., Caseyville. Free admission. Events for horses and riders of all levels of experience. Classes to benefit Renaissance Rescue Ranch and Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds. Information: Paula at 217-899-8537.

21 -- Bicentennial Car Show: Saturday, Oliver C. Joseph car dealership, Belleville.

21 -- Metro East Pride Festival, Belleville.

22 -- Summer Solstice Sunrise Observance: Arrive by 5:20 a.m. Sunday at reconstructed Woodhenge, Cahokia Mounds Historical Site, Collinsville. Hear an explanation of the discovery, form and function of this ancient post circle monument used as a calendar by Mississippian Indians. Free.

25 -- Car Cruise: 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, U.S. 50 and Old Collinsville Road in Fairview Heights.

25 -- Party in the Park: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Prairie du Rocher. Live music and food.

27-28 -- Wine, Dine & Jazz. 5-10 p.m. Friday, 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Public Square, Belleville. Free admission; bring lawn chairs. Food court. Friday music: Kingdom Brothers, 5-10 p.m.; Hey, Nineteen, 6:45-8 p.m.; Carlos featuring Ralph Butler, 8:30-10 p.m. On Saturday: Herbie Hancock featuring Pete Ruthenberg, 4-5 p.m.; Zena Star, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Son Montuno, 7-8 p.m.; Soul Cafe Jazz Group, 8:45-10 p.m.

27-28 -- Marine Homecoming: Parade, rides, entertainment.

28 -- Carlyle Lake Spectacular: Saturday, Carlyle Lake. Celebrate Independence Day with live music, sandcastle building contest, volleyball tournament. Fireworks display at dusk can be viewed by boat or shore in the Dam West and East Recreation areas. Free admission.

28 -- St. Pancratius Church Picnic: Saturday, St. Pancratius parish grounds, 2213 N. Second St., Fayetteville. Polka Mass, 4 p.m. Fried chicken dinner, 4 p.m. in the air-conditioned parish center. Quilt and cash bingo. Music by Polka Connection until 9 p.m.

28 -- St. Anthony Church Picnic: Saturday, St. Anthony Church, Beckemeyer. Chicken dinner with cucumber and cabbage slaws, mostaccioli, homemade desserts, 4 p.m. Quilt bingo, childrens games, cake wheel, sandwich stand.

28 -- Leclaire Lake Fishing Derby: Saturday, Leclaire Lake Park, 900 Hale Ave., Edwardsville. Kids bring your fishing poles and bait. For kids up to 15 years old, accompanied by an adult. Prizes for biggest fish, most fish. Registration at 9:30. An Illinois Department of Natural Resources representative will give a presentation on fishing safety and tips on how to catch the big one. Free.

28 -- Waterloo Optimist Truck and Tractor Pull: Saturday, Monroe County Fairgrounds, 4177 Illinois 156, Waterloo. Antiques start pulling at 10 a.m.; Farmers Classes, 2 p.m.; garden tractors and ATVs, 4 p.m.; pickup trucks, 6:30 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase.

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