Today in history


Birds in Lawrence County is incorporated as a village, named after the landowner of the site, John Bird.

View all days in history...

ISHS picture

Historical Markers

Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.

More Info...

View the calendar of events

Submit your local history event

Do you have an exciting local history news story or an event that you would like to share? Use this form to submit it and after a quick review it will be added to our news roll or events calendar. The goal is to add news and events from all over the state to celebrate Illinois’ rich history. Get involved and get the word out about news and events in your area.


Latest News

28th Annual Leclaire Parkfest

Friends of Leclaire

  • 7 October 2019
  • Author: Elaine Evans
  • Number of views: 963

Event date: 10/20/2019 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Export event

28th Annual Leclaire Parkfest

The 28th Annual Leclaire Parkfest will take place Sunday, October 20 from Noon to 5 pm at Leclaire Park on Hale Avenue in Edwardsville, IL. The festival features three bands: Dixieland Jazz by the Riverside Jazz Trio (Noon – 2:30 pm), followed by Bluegrass and other old-time folk music from the Lodge Brothers (2:30 pm-5 pm) at the bandstand. On the east side of the park, Greg Silsby & Friends will play Americana music (1 pm-3:30 pm). A Wine and Beer Garden is complimented by a wide variety of delicious festival food provided by local non-profit organizations and food vendors.  Local artisans and crafters will have their work on display and available for purchase. Games, pet adoptions, vintage cars and tractors and other family activities provide something for every age.  The St. Andrew’s Relay for Life Team will host the annual Leclaire Parkfest book sale with thousands of books available at bargain prices. Exhibits of historic photos and narrated trolley tours tell the unique story of the Leclaire National Historic District. 

For additional information, call 618-656-1294 or visit the Friends of Leclaire web site at 2018 Festival sponsors include Busey Bank, Attorney Keith Short, Cassens, Creative Options Graphic Design, Taqueria Z, and Krause Properties.

Leclaire Park
900 Hale Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025 (Map)

Categories: Events
Rate this article:
No rating

View article archives

Upcoming events Events RSSiCalendar export


Add Article

Please do not use this button to submit or follow-up on submissions for the Illinois Heritage or Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Instead visit the links below for the correct submission information.

Illinois State Historical Society   |   Strawbridge-Shepherd House   |   5255 Shepherd Road   |   Springfield, IL 62703

Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2020 by Illinois State Historical Society
Back To Top