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Great Rivers Festival offers an option on Father’s Day weekend

ALTON – Dads and others are being invited to the third annual Great Rivers Festival at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 7 p.m.

The Father’s Day weekend event will include live music from Whiskey Drive, local food and drink vendors, local art vendors, live bird shows from the TreeHouse Wildlife Center and an appearance by Serengeti Steve: The Reptile Experience. Other attractions include archery, catch-and-release trout fishing, birdhouse building, sand and chalk art, and lessons on how to catch and prepare Asian carp.

For a complete list of show times and events, visit or for more information call (618) 462-6979. There is also a page on Facebook. Artists and educational groups who may want to be a vendor can contact Roxane at

The National Great Rivers Museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (Illinois Route 143) at 2 Lock & Dam Way, East Alton, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks and Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission.

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