Events at Pere Marquette

More Grafton Area Events

Bald Eagle Watching Program

Saturday, February 25th at 8:30am Every year, hundreds of bald eagles travel to the area to make their winter homes.  Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Days gives visitors an opportunity to learn about these creatures as well as see them in their natural habitat. The program begins at the Pere Marquette Visitors Center where visitors will learn …continue

Four Rivers Art Fair

Sunday, February 26th from 11am – 4pm Explore the history and culture of the area and Pere Marquette State Park at this special art exhibition.  Peruse and purchase original works from local artists, enjoy live music, wine tasting and Restaurant favorites.  There will be no booth fee for participating artists with a $100 cash prize being awarded to …continue

Bald Eagle Watching Program

Friday, March 3rd at 8:30am Every year, hundreds of bald eagles travel to the area to make their winter homes.  Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Days gives visitors an opportunity to learn about these creatures as well as see them in their natural habitat. The program begins at the Pere Marquette Visitors Center where visitors will learn …continue

Wine Club Get-Together

Saturday, March 11th from 2pm-5pm This monthly event features free wine tasting and free appetizers for Mary Michelle Wine Club Members. New Members can join by paying a one-time $20 fee and will receive a complementary Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass filled with their choice of Mary Michelle or Illinois Cellar Wines.  Wine Club Members also receive …continue

Mushroom Wine Pairing Dinner

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:30pm Join us in the Lodge Restaurant for a gourmet dinner party like no other as we challenge our Chef to include the rich flavors of mushrooms in each delectable dish that is served. Then sip specialty wines chosen to compliment each of the four creative courses as you enjoy the excellent …continue

Paranormal Investigation

Friday, March 17th from 8pm-2am The St. Louis Paranormal Research Society will be presenting an overnight paranormal investigation at the haunted Pere Marquette Lodge. First, take a guided tour and learn the history and paranormal claims associated with The Lodge and surrounding areas. You may also take a short walk (weather permitting) and visit a Native …continue

Stained Glass Retreat

Sunday, March 26th from 9:30am to 6pm Join us for a beginner stained glass retreat and learn the art of stained glass from an Alton Legend.  Artist and owner of Alton Stained Glass Works, Lynne Ulett, will be guiding beginners through glass cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering.  Work at your own pace to complete a unique stained glass …continue

Clueless Mystery Dinner Theater 

Saturday, April 1st at 6:30pm Welcome to the 100th birthday party of Barnabus Baggs, the richest man in Baggs City. He’s a mean old fart and someone is here to end his endless bellowing. There’s more to this story than meets the eye in this classic Clue-like murder mystery dinner theater. Featuring kooky characters, angry …continue

Wine Club Get-Together

Saturday, April 8th from 2pm-5pm This monthly event features free wine tasting and free appetizers for Mary Michelle Wine Club Members. New Members can join by paying a one-time $20 fee and will receive a complementary Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass filled with their choice of Mary Michelle or Illinois Cellar Wines.  Wine Club Members also …continue

Easter Sunday Brunch

Sunday, April 16th from 10am-5pm Spring is in the air at Pere Marquette Lodge and we are celebrating with our traditional Easter Brunch Buffet.  Bring the family and enjoy our delicious spread that is sure to satisfy.  Featuring made-to-order omelets, carving stations, traditional & unique selections of side dishes, salads and dessert including a banana’s foster station!  Join …continue