1 — Maeystown Fruehlingsfest. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Maeystown. Unique antiques from some of the finest dealers in the Midwest. Local nurseries will sell annuals, perennials and herbs. Food available for purchase includes bratwurst, barbecue, potato pancakes and strawberry shortcake. Creek-side wine garden.
4 — Car Cruise. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn.
7 — Tour de Stooges. Registration 6-10 a.m. Saturday, Lebanon High School, Lebanon. Six bicycle rides ranging from 10 to 100 miles. Includes rides on beautiful rural roads, cookies, Three Stooges selfies, an all-you-can-eat buffet (11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., and all the Three Stooges videos you can watch. $25 adults ($30 day of ride); $12.50 ages 5-12 ($15 day of); $62.50 family pack for two adults, 2 children ($75 day of), $10 each additional child 5-12. To register, go to tourdestooges.com. All proceeds will go toward Gateway East Trails’ efforts to build bicycle and walking trails in eastern St. Clair County.
7 — Vintage Baseball Games. 10 a.m. Saturday, Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Hartford. Teams are Vandalia Old Capital, Springfield Long Nines, Alton Baseball Club Expansion Club and Belleville Stags. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free.
7 — Taste of Millstadt. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, The Quail Club, 8303 Concordia Road, Belleville. Wine, beer and food tasting event sponsored by Millstadt Optimist Club. Silent auction and raffle. Tickets: $25 in advance of $30 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; available at Mertz Ford, Millstadt Pharmacy and Muskopf Garage. Information: Deb Germann at 618-781-8447.
7 — Millstadt Village-wide Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Millstadt. 100-plus residents and businesses will participate. Presented by the Millstadt Historical Society. Free coffee. Free maps available at Millstadt Community Center, 102 S. Jefferson, where Historical Society members will sell breakfast burritos, baked goods, beverages and lunch. Participants will have yellow markers.
7 — Waterloo May Market and Music Festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Courthouse Square, downtown Waterloo. Free. Live music all day, games for children, food, retail and small business vendors.
7 — Lebanon May Market Home & Garden Show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, brick street, Lebanon. 60-plus vendors, spring flowers and plants, home improvement services and products, art, up-cycled furniture, antiques, food, handmade soap and beard products, bounce house, face painting. Entertainment: Shakey Dave, 9 a.m.-noon; Robert Wagner on guitar, sax and keyboard, noon-3 p.m. People’s choice beard contest.
7 — Fort de Chartres Kids Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site near Prairie du Rocher. 18th-century games and other activities for kids. Kids Day auction at 3 p.m.
7 — Belleville Fishing Derby — 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Bellevue Park, 48 Bier St., Belleville. Open to boys and girls ages 4-12. Check-in at 9 a.m. Prizes for biggest, most fish and most unusual catch. Bring your own pole and bait. Must be accompanied by an adult. Hot dogs, chips and a drink will be provided for kids.
7 — Spring Farm Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Willoughby Heritage Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville. demonstrations, rope-making, animals, sheep sheering and wool spinning. hayrides, scavenger hunts, nature walk. Small admission fee.
7 — Storytelling Festival. 2 p.m. Saturday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville. Native American stories presented by the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the St. Louis Storytelling Festival.
7 — Elvis and Bluegrass. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jailhouse Rock, 24 W. Missouri Ave., Trenton. Elvis tribute artist Jeff Caldwell and George Portz & The Friends of Bluegrass. Admission $7.
11 — 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.
13 — Kruz4Kids Car Cruise. 6-10 p.m. Friday, Syberg’s, 1310 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon. Fundraiser for Joshua’s Great Things to find a cure for childhood cancer.
13-15 — Belleville Art on the Square. 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Belleville. More than 100 artists will show and sell their works in the juried art competition. Chidrens Garden of Art area, featuring make-and-take art creations. Wine and Jazz Court. Entertainment and demonstrations. Free admission. Food court.
14 — Bluegrass Festival. 1 p.m. Saturday, on the square in Greenville. Bluegrass music, flea market, food vendors, beer garden (by Greenville VFW Post 1377). Proceeds to benefit veterans with burial expenses.
14 — Celebrate Cahokia. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Cahokia Park, 200 Cahokia Park Drive, Cahokia. Free. Live music, bounce house, face painting. Hot dogs, popcorn, sno cones, cotton candy, tea, bottled water. Attendance prizes. Fire truck on display with Smoke House for kids. Jarrot Mansion will be open for free tours. Sponsored by Cahokia Connections Church Alliance. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
14 — Lebanon Car Cruise. 5-9 p.m., brick street, Lebanon. Vintage and antique cars on display.
14-15 — Point of Departure Event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Hartford. Re-enactors will portray members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, military groups and artisans demonstrating crafts of the 1800s. Free.
15 — St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, St. Jacob Township Park. Five bicycling rides organized by Trailnet Bicycle Club. Food includes brats, hot dogs, chicken kabobs, strawberries, strawberry pie, strawberry crumble and ice cream. Children’s activities, entertainment and more than 20 crafters.
15 — Cahokia Mounds Kids Day. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville. hands-on activities, crafts, games and dancing.
18 — Car Cruise. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn.
20 — Mascoutah Springfest. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday, downtown Mascoutah. Food available throughout. Kids activities, including bounce house. Corn hole tournament, grand opening of farmer’s market. Live band in the evening.
20 — Troy Night in the Park. 6-8:15 p.m. Friday, Tri-Township Park, Troy. Entertainment is Wild Time Exotics (animals). Movie is “Inside Out.” Free food, drinks, games. Bring lawn chairs or blanket.
21 — Mississippi River Festival-Revisited. Saturday, Meridian Ballroom in Morris University Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Featuring Pure Prairie League with Craig Fuller. Pure Prairie League performed at the MRF during the 1978 and 1979 seasons. Tickets are $30, $40 and $50 (VIP seating), and are available at www.ticketreturn.com.
21 — Lincoln Day. 11 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, New Community Church, 10 Chapel Court in Collinsville. Food, crafts for kids (they can make beeswax candles to take home), a bounce house, made-from-scratch root beer. A Civil War doctor with tools and displays, a Civil War soldier re-enactor, and a speech by Abraham Lincoln impersonator.
21 — Red Berries and Bluegrass Festival. Saturday, Mascoutah. Free.
22 — Trinity Lutheran Church/School Picnic. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 10247 S. Prairie Road, Red Bud. Fried chicken and pork sausage dinner; $10 adults, $5 ages 5-10, free under 5. Country store, silent auction, games and bounce house for kids. Operetta “Malice in the Palace,” 3 p.m.
25 — Car Cruise. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights. All food and beverages must be purchased from Dandy Inn.
30 — Belleville Memorial Day. 10 a.m. Monday, downtown Belleville. Parade starts at Second and West Main streets, heads east on Main to Mascoutah Avenue to Walnut Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be held after the parade, approximately 11 a.m. at the cemetery. All area veteran service organization and all veterans are encouraged to march in the parade.
30 — Memorial Day. 10 a.m. Monday, St. Augustine’s Cemetery, Hecker. Speakers, music, flyover, recognition of veterans, dignitaries. In case of rain it will be in the Hecker Community Center.