Located at Rock Springs Park on College Avenue
An annual spectacular holiday light show which features over two million lights and over 100 displays capturing the memories of Christmas. The theme of the display is right out of Dickens and visits from Santa, as well as horse drawn carriage rides, are also a part of this event that lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Downtown Alton Block Parties
The drinks are on ice, the food is on the fire, and the music is ready to rock, so get set to dance down to the streets of Downtown Alton to celebrate the summer Alton Block Party season. The Alton Block Parties, presented by the Alton Marketplace Association and sponsored by Dixon Distributing, run from May through October on the last Saturday of each month from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. when Downtown Alton closes Third Street between Piasa and State Streets and the party begins with bands at both ends of the street. 2005 Block Party Schedule: Saturday, July 30 - Parrothead Party featuring The Phins Saturday, August 27 - Summer Nights featuring Sable Saturday, September 24 - Hot! Hot! Hot! featuring Mr. Wizard
The Alton Cemetery is home to a myriad of characters from the pages of the past during their annual Vintage Voices heritage program every Saturday in October. Every fall, local actors in period costume portray captivating characters from Alton's rich past. You won't believe your eyes as the cemetery comes alive with living history tours.
625 Lewis & Clark Boulevard • Alton, IL 62024
Located approximately eight miles north of Interstate 270 on Highway 3 in East Alton. The box office opens half an hour before the start of the first show.
Alton Sports Tap
3812 College Avenue • Alton, IL 62002
Follow your favorite sports teams while enjoying cold beverages and great food.
203 West Third Street • Alton, IL 62002
A fun and festive local hangout offering a full bar and entertainment.
Cellar Room, The
2704 East Broadway • Alton, IL 62002
119 West Third Street • Alton, IL 62002
2204 Fosterburg Road • Alton, IL 62002
DJ's Bar & Grill
2526 College Avenue • Alton, IL 62002
314 State Street • Alton, IL 62002
115 Market Street • Alton, IL 62002
Norb's Northside Tavern
2505 State Street • Alton, IL 62002
Riverbend Billiards & Grill
411 Piasa Street • Alton, IL 62002
Enjoy great burgers, entertainment and a full bar. Located just three blocks from the Alton Belle Casino.
3003 Humbert Road • Alton, IL 62002
Ragin' Cajun Piano Bar
210 West 3rd Street • Alton, IL 62002
Cajun food, live pianos, and late night menu.
Alton Symphony Orchestra
1198 McPherson Avenue • Alton, IL 62002
Founded in 1945, the Alton Symphony Orchestra is one of only a few organizations dedicated to the performance of live symphonic music in the southern Illinois region. For sixty years it has serviced the residents and artists throughout this area and has served as a cultural force, broadening the awareness and importance of the arts in the community, and making itself easily accessible to persons of all ages and backgrounds. more...
Alton Little Theater
2450 North Henry • Alton, IL 62002
Voted Illinois' best community theater in 2000, Alton Little Theater brings great stage performances to life. Featured are musicals, dramas, and revues.
Mississippi Fireworks Festival
Located at Alton Riverfront Park
Every Fourth of July, put on your stars and stripes, and come on down to the river for great food, live music, and carnival rides. As the sun melts into the river and the stars peek out in the night sky, fireworks will be lighting up the darkness over the Mississippi River.
Sponsored By: Alton Exposition Commission
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