EAST ALTON — The Meeting of the Rivers Foundation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and their partners are throwing a party for the region’s rivers.
The second annual Great Rivers Festival will be at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 30.
Participants can look forward to live music, local food and drink vendors, local art vendors and more. There will be live bird shows from the World Bird Sanctuary 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 or for more information call (618) 462-6979. 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 & Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission. For information, call (618) 462-6979 or visit www.mtrf.org or www.facebook.com/GreatRivers.