Events at Pere Marquette

More Grafton Area Events

Sunday Brunch

Sunday, October 27th from 10am-4pm Bring the family for a beautiful day at the Lodge and enjoy the stunning fall scenery of the River Bend along the way.  Tap your toe to the live music in the Great Room and then join us for our traditional everything you could possibly want to eat super buffet. Featuring More…

Fishing and Night Hike Program

October 4th and November 2nd. Meet at the Visitor’s Center (next door to the Lodge) for an educational program on fish at 5:30pm with Urban Fishing Coordinator, Scott Isringhausen. Following the talk, young kids can fish at the Bluegill Pond that sits next to the Visitor’s Center. At 7:30pm, you can participate in a program More…

Wine Festival

Sunday, November 3rd from 12pm-4pm With great enthusiasm and anticipation, Pere Marquette Lodge is proud to present our 8th annual Wine Festival! Guests can sample dozens of wines from around the world and are challenged to find their favorite at this giant wine tasting event. Festival goers will receive a Pere Marquette Lodge wine glass along More…

Wine Club Get-Together

Saturday, November 9th 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 More…

Wine Pairing Dinner

Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30pm Join us in the Lodge Restaurant for a gourmet dinner party like no other! Sip specialty wines chosen to compliment each of the four creative courses as you enjoy the excellent company of Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Club Members. Seats for the dinner are $50 per person and include taxes More…

Stained Glass Retreat

Sunday, November 17th, 9:30am-6:00pm 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 window More…

Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday, November 28th from 11am-5pm Come out and let us do the cooking as you and your family enjoy our Thanksgiving Feast! We’ve got all of the Turkey Day traditions plus so much more! You’re bound to go home with full bellies and great memories! Featuring carving stations, traditional & unique selections of side dishes, salads More…

A Dickens of a Killing Mystery Dinner Theater

December 6th at 6:30pm Welcome to a Holiday Party in Merry Olde England! A little singing! A little dancing! A little murder! What could be more fun? Of course, Scrooge is up to his old tricks again, and someone bumps him off! Who did it? Miss Havisham? The Artful Dodger? Little Tiny Tim? Or…maybe you?!! More…

Christmas Festival

December 8th from 11am-3pm Help us spread holiday cheer like never before with our first Lodge Christmas Festival! Sip hot chocolate, gaze at our wondrous Christmas tree, enjoy live music, and cross off that Christmas shopping from your “to-do” list. We will have numerous vendors and the best holiday cheer in town! No grinches allowed.

Wine Club Get-Together

Saturday, December 14th 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 More…