ALTON — The Jan. 2 Alton-Audubon Eagle Fest, the planned kickoff to eagle season, has been cancelled because of historic Mississippi River flooding.
“We are disappointed the Eagle Fest had to be cancelled,” Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Brett Stawar said. “The Eagle Fest has traditionally been a great way to start the new year and kick off the annual eagle-watching season in our region. With historic flooding in Downtown Alton and along Illinois Route 100 in Grafton, we decided it was best to cancel the event.”
A new date for the Eagle Fest has not been set. Planned Eagle Meet and Greets at the Alton Visitor Center will resume as schedule from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, and continue each Saturday throughout January. Eagle-watching shuttle tours will also resume on Jan. 9.
For information on additional closings, cancellations and flood updates, visit www.visitalton.com/flood.