1 — Car Cruise. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn.
3 — Shriners Circus Parade. 7:30 p.m. Friday, downtown Belleville. Begins at 17th and West Main, continues east on Main to the 800 block of East Main.
3-4 — St. John the Baptist Parish Picnic. 4:30-midnight Friday; 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Turner Park, Smithton. Childrens games, inflatables, laser tag, beer garden, wine and specialty beer pull, silent auction, fruit stand, cake raffle, poker stand, Big Six wheel, fried fish, brats, burgers, barbecue, homemade potato salad. On Friday: music by mclovin, 7:30- 11:30 p.m.; cash bingo, 6-11 p.m. On Saturday: Polka Mass, 4 p.m.; music by Rogers and Nienhaus, 7:30-11:30 p.m.; quilt bingo, 6-11 p.m.; fried chicken served picnic style; washer tournament, 1 p.m.
3-5 — Jakey in June. 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, 108 N. Douglas, St. Jacob. Barbecue teams will sell their meats. Kids barbecue contest. Live music Friday and Saturday evenings. Wine and beer garden. jakeyinjune.com
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3-5 —International Horseradish Festival. 5-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Woodland Park, Collinsville. Entertainment: Catfish and the Big Boss Band, 6:30-10 p.m. Friday; Quarter Draw Band, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys, 6-10 p.m. Saturday; Soulard Blues Band, 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Horseradish recipe contest, 1 p.m. Sunday. Washer tournament, 5:30 p.m. Saturday; bags tournament Sunday. Root games Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
4 — Brew & Que. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, East Main Street from Jackson to Charles, Belleville. Free admission. Barbecue Challenge and Craft Beer Walk. Free admission. Host: Belleville Main Street Committee.
4 —Museum Day — Saturday, Labor & Industry Museum, St. Clair County Historical Society Museum, Emma Kunz Museum. The Labor & Industry Museum will feature 100 wedding photos from its collection of 6,547 photos from Belleville history. The exhibit is titled “Wedding Attire — Black, to Brown, to White.” The theme for Museum Day is “Life in Belleville After the Civil War.”
4 — Ice Cream Social. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, downtown Mascoutah.
4 — Street Dance. 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Mike’s Place, 100 N. Main St., Summerfield. Anniversary celebration and street dance. Bring lawn chairs. Music from 6 to 10 p.m. Sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, beer and soda available for purchase. Raffle for cooler of booze and 43-inch flat screen TV, with proceeds going to American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.
4 — Lebanon Citywide Yard Sale. Saturday, Lebanon. Also merchants’ sidewalk sale.
4 — Lebanon Ladies Night Out Sip & Shop. 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Lebanon. Stroll the brick street and enjoy appetizers and drinks, complements of participating stores.
4 — Car Cruise. 5-9 p.m., Saturday, brick street, Lebanon.
4 — Raptor Awareness Day. 2 p.m. Saturday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic site near Collinsville. Learn about native birds of prey through a demonstration and flight show by the World Bird Sanctuary. Limited seating; no admittance after show begins.
4 — Plein Air Paint Out, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maeystown.
4-5 — Ainad Shriners Circus. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, Belleville. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children; call 618-874-1870 or buy them at any Schnucks or Moto Mart store. Proceeds benefit Ainad Shriners General Fund.
4-5 — Fort de Chartres Rendezvous. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site near Prairie du Rocher. Participants dressed in 1800s clothing, camps, crafts, music, entertainment, food and shooting matches. $5 parking fee each day.
4-5 — Albers 125: A Walk Back in Time. Parade at 3 p.m. Saturday. 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will be open for guided tours from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Music on Saturday: The Jorrells, 5-9 p.m.; Dirty Muggs, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Music on Sunday: Jimmy & the Parrots, 3-7 p.m.; Bobby & the Buzzards, 7-11 p.m.
5 — Chicken Dinner & Strawberry Festival. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Concordia United Church of Christ, 7600 State Route 163, Belleville (3 miles north of Millstadt). Fried chicken with all the fixin’s. Dine in or carry out. Adults $10; children 6-12 $5; 5 and under, free. Bake sale and craft sale. Note: Chicken is fried in peanut oil. Quilt raffle.
5 — Doll, Bear, Collectible, Dollhouse and Miniature Show. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Belle-Clair Exposition Building, 200 South Belt West in Belleville. Early-bird 8 a.m. admission is $10. Regular admission is $5; free for 12 and under. Door prizes, doll stringing on site, special doll program, silent auction. Tables to benefit the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis. Contact Kay Weber at 618-233-0940 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5 — Waterloo Optimist Car Show. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Monroe County Courthouse grounds, 100 S. Main St., Waterloo. 17 classes of cars. Hot Wheels races for kids, 50-50 drawing, food, refreshments. Free to the public; fees for vehicle entries. Proceeds benefit Optimist youth groups.
5 — St. Gertrude’s 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; kindergarten through age 10, $5. Country store, quilt raffle. Carryouts: 618-675-3384.
8 — Car Cruise. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn. First 100 cars will receive a free commemorative plaque.
9-11 — Marissa Coal Festival, Marissa Park. Rides, food, drinks. Ride armbands available each night for $15. Musical lineup: Lukcan, 6-10 p.m. Thursday; Fertile Soil, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday; Avery Hill, 8-midnight Saturday. Saturday schedule: Kiddy tractor pull registration at 9 a.m., pull at 8:30; kids art project, 11 a.m.; parade, 4 p.m.; Harvey the Juggler performs after the parade; Rainbow Ranch petting zoo, 6-8 p.m.; queen, prince and princess coronations at 9 p.m.
10-11 — Holy Rosary Summer Festival. 5-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Holy Rosary Church, Fairmont City. Homemade Mexican food, pork steaks, chorizo, fish, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, half-grand raffle, rides, children’s carnival, game booths. Beer garden, music both night. Parade at 6 p.m. Friday. Music by Dave Hylla Friday night. Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday.
10-11 — Route 66 Festival, Edwardsville City Park, Edwardsville. Live entertainment, food and drink vendors, childrens activity area, art vendors, historic displays, 10K run and bike ride, classic car show and cruise, craft beer.
10-12— St. Elizabeth’s Church Picnic. Friday through Sunday, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road, Granite City. Carnival rides, bingo, I Dood It, kids games, neons, dime pitch, raffles. Music by Butch Wax & The Hollywoods, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday; on Saturday, Flipside Classic Rock, 1-5 p.m., SMASH Band, 7 p.m.-midnight; on Sunday, Celebrity Mug Shots, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Well Hungarians, 6-10 p.m. Car show, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Washer tournament, Saturday and Sunday. Professional wrestling matches, 1-7 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. First responders from seven departments and their equipment, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. 5K Hero Run/Walk. On Sunday, noon-4 p.m., mimes, stilt walkers, jugglers balloon artists, Illinois Wildlife Exhibit, Serengeti Steve Reptile Show. Auction all three days. World Bird Sanctuary with five live birds of prey, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Food: Stuffed cabbage rolls, drink and dessert served 4-7 p.m. Saturday; all-you-can-eat broasted chicken dinner and sides, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Food available for purchase throughout.
10-12 — Schweizerfest. 7-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday, downtown on the Square, Highland. Highland Jaycees annual homecoming celebration. Food and drink vendors, rides and games. Parades at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Live band Friday night.
11-12 — Okawville Heritage Days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Schlosser Complex Historic Site, 114 W. Walnut, Okawville. Flea market, town-wide yard sale, country store, kids games, corn box, vendors, artisans, food, outdoor entertainment. Auction at 2 p.m. Sunday.
11— Charity Car & Bike Show. Saturday, St. Louis Regional Airport, 8 Terminal Drive, East Alton. Registration 8 a.m.-noon; awards, 3 p.m. All car makes welcome; 11 specialty trophies. All bikes welome; 3 classes. Hosts: Southern Illinois Camaro Club and Rosewood Heights Fire Department. Proceeds to Muscular Dystrophy Association.
11 — Secret Gardens Tour. Tour secret gardens of Lebanon’s historic homes.
15 — Car Cruise. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn.
16 — Nashville Concert Series. 6 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park, Nashville. George Portz & The Friends of Bluegrass. Free.
17 — Craft Brew Walk. 5-9 p.m. Friday, 223 West Main to 316 East Main in downtown Belleville. 20 participating locations. Craft beers. $25 for 15 3-ounce pours and sampling mug. Host: Belleville Main Street Committee.
17 — Troy Fun in the Park. 6-8:15 p.m. Friday, Tri-Township Park, Troy. Entertainment: Storm Troopers, Lightsaber Fan Club. Movie: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Free food, drinks, games. Bring lawn chairs or blanket.
17-18 — New Baden June Jamboree. 6 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m., 5 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m., New Baden Village Park. Presented by Sons of the American Legion. On Friday, food, beer stands and carnival rides open, 6 p.m.; music by Avery Hill, 8 p.m. On Saturday, 5K Walk/Run, 8 a.m. (registration at 7); parade, 5 p.m.; stands and rides open, 5 p.m.; Beaucoup Bottom Band, 8 p.m.
17-18 — Glen Carbon Homecoming. Friday and Saturday, Glen Carbon. Parade with the theme Hometown Heroes is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Covered Bridge Run. Live entertainment, rides, arts and crafts.
17-18 — Maeystown Homecoming. Friday and Saturday, Maeystown. Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday.
18 — St. Agatha Parish Picnic. 4-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 207 S. Market, New Athens. Grilled dinners served from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall; sandwich stand until 11:30 p.m. Quilt bingo, 7:30-10:30. Wine garden. Music by Sweet & Sour, 7-11 p.m. Poker, raffles, washers. Pony rides, bounce houses, kids games, dunking booth.
18 — YEAH Music Festival. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Moody Park, Fairview Heights. Headline is three-time Grammy nominee Oleta Adams. Childen from the metro-east can interact with Adams during musical workshops the week before the festival. Children’s tent with a llama/alpaca petting area, childrens activities.
18 — Troy Citywide Garage Sale. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Tri-Township Park and througout Troy. Maps and descriptions of items to be sold at www.troymarryvillecoc.com after June 11.
21 — Porta Westfalica German Festival. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Courthouse Square in downtown Waterloo. Free. Pork sausage and potato pancakes. Music by the Waterloo German Band and the Waterloo Municipal Band. German Biergarden. Parade with floats and marching bands.
22 — Car Cruise. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn.
22 — Pre Street Machine Nationals Party & Car Cruise. Wednesday, Gateway Classic Cars, 1237 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon.
24-25 — Wine, Dine & Jazz. 5-10 p.m. Friday, 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Public Square in downtown Belleville. Free. Wine and craft beer. Food trucks. Entertainers: Soul Cafe Jazz Group, Funky Butt Brass Band, D’Erania Stampley & Friends, Big Mike Aguirre and the BluCity Allstars, Anita Rosamond, Ptah Williams, Bach to the Future.
25 — St. Pancratius Picnic. Saturday, parish grounds, 2213 N. 2nd St., Fayetteville. Mass at 4 p.m. with music by Polka Connection. Chicken Dinner, starts at 4 p.m. in the air-conditioned parish center. Quilt and cash bingo, picnic stands. Music throughout the evening by Polka Connection.
25 —Youth Fishing Derby. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Caseyville Park, 40 W. Reynolds St., Caseyville. Free event for kids 15 and under, accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Bring your fishing pole, bait and bucket for fish. Check in from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Age group awards, free hotdog and drink. A limited number of loaner pols will be available. Preregistration at www.caseyville.org.
25 — St. Anthony Church Picnic. Saturday, St. Anthony Church, Beckemeyer. Chicken supper, 4-7 p.m.; quilt bingo; penny raffle; basket stand; childrens fun and games, big raffle.
29 — Car Cruise. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn.
30-July 4 — Patriots in the Park. Thursday through Monday, Wilson Park, 2900 Benton St., Granite City. Carnival rides, concerts, carriage rides, food and entertainment. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. July 4 at Coolidge Middle School grounds, 3231 Nameoki Road.