ALTON — This Father’s Day, bring Dad down to the Mississippi River.
The third annual Great Rivers Festival will be noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the National Great Rivers Museum. The festival will feature live music from Whiskey Drive, food and drink vendors, art vendors and more. There will be 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. Dads will receive door prizes donated by Bass Pro by visiting the welcome tent, while supplies last.
The National Great Rivers Museum is off River Heritage Parkway (Illinois 143) at 2 Lock & Dam Way, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks & Dam. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and has free admission.