APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2023

APRIL 9TH, EASTER BRUNCH & EGG HUNT @10am-5pm

Prices and more information coming soon!

APRIL 12TH, WINE PAIRING DINNER- MUSHROOM at 6:30pm

Join us at The Lodge in our Dining Room for a gourmet dinner party like no
other! 4 courses and unlimited wine! What’s better than that!?

This month’s feature: Mushrooms! Just in time for our local Mushroom season! 

How does our wine pairing dinner work you ask? Our chef creates each individual dish that matches the theme of our Wine Dinner. To go the extra mile, our local wine expert, Jim Newton, will hand select wines to accompany each specific dish. If you’ve been to one of our Wine Dinners in the past, you know that Jim never disappoints with his pairings!

This unique event is perfect for a date night, a girls night out, a family outing, those of you wine lovers, those of you wanting to learn more about wine, and anyone else over the age of 21 looking for a good time! 

So what’s the cost? Seats for the dinner are $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Those who are spending the night with us will get their seats for only $55, plus tax and gratuity. 

How do you book? Call Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338.

Still have questions? Call Arielle at 618-786-2331,extension 338.

*Due to the theme of these dinners, we cannot accommodate special dietary needs. Example: Vegan, pescatarian, etc.

APRIL 16TH, WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP @ 10am-1pm

Regardless if you’re a modern-day Picasso or you still draw stick people, this class is for you! It’s for all skill levels! Artist and teacher, Carolyn Owen Sommer, will guide you with ease through a 3 hour-long course here at the beautiful and inspiring Pere Marquette Lodge!

You will be painting and taking home either an 8×10 or a 9×12 watercolor scene and is held in our private Ballroom.

This class is $60 per person and includes all of your supplies!

Call Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338 to book. We can only take a maximum of 16 people so please reserve your spot early.

APRIL 19TH, TRASH BASH at 10am-1pm

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) than gettin’ our hands dirty picking up trash! This is a free event and open to everyone! We encourage you to come out and help us keep Mother Nature looking her best as we pick up trash and debris around the Lodge, Visitor’s Center, and bike trails. 

If you are a high school student needing community service hours, we will have someone on site signing off on these! We would also love to have volunteer groups out such as school groups, boy/girl scouts, etc. If you are apart of a group that would like to participate, call Arielle at 618-786-2331, ext. 338 and let her know you plan on joining! Everyone else, just show up and get ready to make a difference! 

Gloves are highly recommended! For more information, call Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338 or find us on Facebook! *This is a weather permitting event and will be called off due to rain.

APRIL 23RD, MUSHROOM FESTIVAL & HUNT at 11am-3pm

It’s finally back! The Mushroom Festival is returning to Pere Marquette Lodge and will be bigger than ever before! This event is free and open to the public and great for all ages! Come join us for live music, unique craft vendors, lunch in the restaurant, locally made wines, and all there is to know about Morel mushrooms!

The Great Morel Hunt will be held at 1pm (weather and morel permitting). You’ll join fellow hunters from all over the area as you scan the ground for these delicious delicacies! If you’re new to mushroom hunting, not to worry! The Lodge will have 2 seasoned hunters out in the woods with you for help! Once the hunt is over, bring your finds back to the Lodge to see if you found the smallest, biggest, or most Morel shrooms. If you do, you’ll be taking home a free night stay to our one of a kind Lodge! The hunt is free! Please wear sturdy shoes as you will be on uneven ground. Spring is in the air and mushrooms are on the ground…let’s find em!

For more information call Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338. If you would like to be a vendor, send an email to marketing@pmlodge.net

MAY 7TH, PERE (BARK)ETTE at 12pm-3pm

It’s the best kind of happy hour…or should we say “yappy” hour? Bring your four legged friend to Pere Marquette Lodge and spend the day together on our Mary Michelle Winery patio. This event is free to both you and Fido! We will have drink specials, dog treats, and plenty of hiking trails available to you! Dress your pup up for a chance to win a free night stay at our one of a kind Lodge! 

MAY 7TH, WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP at 10am-1pm

Regardless if you’re a modern-day Picasso or you still draw stick people, this class is for you! It’s for all skill levels! Artist and teacher, Carolyn Owen Sommer, will guide you with ease through a 3 hour-long course here at the beautiful and inspiring Pere Marquette Lodge!

You will be painting and taking home either an 8×10 or a 9×12 watercolor scene and is held in our private Ballroom.

This class is $60 per person and includes all of your supplies!

Call Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338 to book. We can only take a maximum of 16 people so please reserve your spot early.

MAY 10TH, WINE PAIRING DINNER at 6:30pm

Join us at The Lodge in our Dining Room for a gourmet dinner party like no
other! 4 courses and unlimited wine! What’s better than that!?

This month’s feature: Fruit! 

How does our wine pairing dinner work you ask? Our chef creates each individual dish that matches the theme of our Wine Dinner. To go the extra mile, our local wine expert, Jim Newton, will hand select wines to accompany each specific dish. If you’ve been to one of our Wine Dinners in the past, you know that Jim never disappoints with his pairings!

This unique event is perfect for a date night, a girls night out, a family outing, those of you wine lovers, those of you wanting to learn more about wine, and anyone else over the age of 21 looking for a good time! 

So what’s the cost? Seats for the dinner are $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Those who are spending the night with us will get their seats for only $55, plus tax and gratuity. 

How do you book? Call Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338.

Still have questions? Call Arielle at 618-786-2331,extension 338.

*Due to the theme of these dinners, we cannot accommodate special dietary needs. Example: Vegan, pescatarian, etc.

MAY 14TH, MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH at 10am-5pm

Show mom how much she means to you and bring her to brunch at the scenic Pere Marquette Lodge! Prices and more information coming soon!

JUNE 4TH, GOAT YOGA at 9am and 11am

Yoga and Pere Marquette State Park, what could be better? GOATS! Adding goats makes it better. Our friends at Goat Yoga of Southern Illinois will be here at The Lodge and leading a yoga session with their cuddly kids. Choose between a 9am or an 11am session and get ready to cuddle and climbed on by adorable goats!
 
Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis and $35 per person. No yoga experience needed! This event is for everyone! Bring your own mat/towel or leave it at home and rent one for $5. TICKETS CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED ONLINE. Once we get the link to purchase tickets, we will post it here and on our Facebook page.
 
*If the weather does not corporate and we have to cancel, you will be refunded by Goat Yoga of Southern Illinois. The Lodge is not responsible for refunds as all ticket sales are purchased through Goat Yoga of Southern Illinois.
 

JUNE 17TH, FREE YOGA AT THE LODGE at 9am

Join us for an hour long yoga session on our cabin lawn. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of our 8,000+ acre State Park and get your day started off right at this free event! This class is for everyone of all skill levels, just bring a mat and good vibes. Class will meet at the Father Marquette statue located on our cabin lawn. Ask a Front Desk team member for directions if you’re unsure where this is. Hope to see you there!

JUNE 18TH, FATHER’S DAY BEER GARDEN at 12pm-4pm

Happy Father’s Day! Let’s celebrate with a Beer Garden on our river-view terrace! The event will feature live music, good food, and ice cold beer (of course).
 
No admission fee or reservations required. Simple and stress free just the way dad’s like it! Seating is limited so feel free to bring your lawn chairs. Also, if it’s hotter than heck out, we will move this event indoors to our Great Room. Come spend Father’s Day in true dad fashion- a band, food, and brews. Cheers dads! We couldn’t do life without you!