EAST ALTON — The third annual Great Rivers Festival will be at the National Great Rivers Museum from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18.
The event will feature live music from Whiskey Drive, local food and drink vendors, local 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.
For a list of show times and events, visit www.mtrf.org, call (618) 462-6979 or visit www.facebook.com/GreatRivers. Artists and educational groups can get information on becoming a vendor by contacting Roxane at firstname.lastname@example.org. The National Great Rivers Museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (Illinois 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.