JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2023

JULY 7TH, DINNER WITH ELVIS at 6:30pm

Things are about to get “All Shook Up” here at Pere Marquette Lodge when the talented Steve Davis performs his salute to the King of Rock and Roll!

Come enjoy Pere Marquette’s famous fried chicken dinner buffet and then sit back and enjoy an hour-long tribute to the King. From the 1950s hits “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog,” to his later smashes “Devil in Disguise” and “Suspicious Minds,” the music of the legend lives on in this special tribute experience!

A dinner buffet will be open from 6:30pm-7:30pm which includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable of the day, hot buttered rolls, coffee, tea and water. After dinner, kick back and enjoy the live show as it is performed to pre-recorded tracks at 7:30pm. Adult beverages can be purchased separately.

Tickets are $55 per person and include dinner, the show, taxes and gratuity. Thank you…thank you very much! Tickets can be purchased by calling Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338.

JULY 21ST, A TOM PETTY TRIBUTE at 6:30pm

Join us for our first ever music event dedicated to Tom Petty and his fans! The band, Not Petty, from Springfield, Illinois will be here with us and playing all the classics.

Tickets are $50 and include the show, dinner, tax and gratuity. A dinner buffet will be open from 6:30pm-7:30pm which includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable of the day, hot buttered rolls, coffee, tea and water. We will also have a bar where you can purchase additional drinks. Tickets can be purchased by calling Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338.

AUGUST 6TH, PEACH FESTIVAL at 11am-3pm

It’s Peach Season in Grafton, Illinois (yum) and that means it is time for the great Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge!

The festival takes place once a year at our historic landmark and attracts visitors from all over the region. From young children to those who have been sampling peaches for decades, our Peach Fest offers a chance to enjoy a free family outing and try some of the most delicious peaches in the country! Local peach growers from all over the area will be presenting their carefully tended peaches for visitors to sample and purchase. Peaches are the reason for the season but, our festival will also feature live music, fresh produce, unique vendors, kids activities, locally made wine, and our famous game…the Peach Pitting contest! Buy a peach, eat it, and save the pit. Bring your pit over to the game (located in front of the Lodge) and try to throw it in a winning cup. Miscellaneous prizes will be awarded for those able to land their pit in the cup…maybe even a few free night stays!

This event is free and open to the public! For questions, call Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338. If you’d like to be a vendor at this event, send an email to marketing@perem

AUGUST 11TH, WINE SCHOOL at 6:30pm

You all raved about this event so we’re bringing it back again this year! School is in session!…Wine School that is.

Presented by local wine lover and expert, Jim Newton, this tasting experience will introduce you to new wines and teach you about the wines you already know and love. How long does an open bottle really last and how should you store your wine? Swish then smell, why? We’ll answer all of that and many more common (and not so common questions) you may have! You can expect pours from 3 red wines, 3 white wines, 3 sweet wines, a light snack, interesting conversation and a good time!

This class is from 7pm-9pm and held in our private Ballroom. Seats are $50 per person with limited spots available. To book this tasty experience, call Arielle at 618-786-2331, extension 338.

SEPTEMBER 13TH, WINE PAIRING DINNER- FALL FLAVORS at 6:30pm

Join us at The Lodge for a gourmet dinner party like no other! 4 courses and unlimited wine! What’s better than that!? This month’s Wine Dinner will take place in our private Ballroom.

This month’s feature: Fall Flavors!

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.

SEPTEMBER 17TH, APPLE FESTIVAL at 11am-3pm

Warm apple pie, unique craft vendors, live music, and fresh produce are just a few of the offerings at our 16th annual Apple Festival! Festivities will also include apple wine tasting, kid’s activities, and delicious restaurant favorites. An apple pie walk (similar to a cake walk but better) will be held at 12:30pm where visitors will purchase tickets and take a walk for a chance to take home a baked apple pie!

Bring your A game because we will also be hosting our crowd favorite Pumpkin Roll at 2pm. Participants can bring their own pumpkin or purchase one at the festival to decorate for a competitive roll down the hill in front of the Lodge. Second and third place participants will win gift certificates for the Restaurant and the fastest pumpkin will win the ultimate grand prize…a free nights stay at our historic Lodge!

Admission is free and this event is open to the public! Call Arielle for more questions at 618-786-2331, extension 338.

SEPTEMBER 24TH, 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.