• 3 Memorial Day Weekend Activities for Southern Illinois Families

    At this time of year, we are rewarded with more warm weather,  more sunshine, and bit more time to enjoy it with those we care about. And with Memorial Day weekend kicking off, there are plenty of opportunities to make more of these good times to look back on fondly.

    Here are three great outings to enjoy during the long weekend:


    May 24th – May 25th | 34th Annual Bonifest | 4pm

    This weekend, on Friday and Saturday, St. Boniface Parish in Edwardsville, IL will host two days of festivities including food, raffles, live music, carnival rides and games. This festival will take place at the parish located at the intersection of Vandalia and Buchanan Street. Come out to take part in the celebrations with loved ones of all ages! Tickets for food, drinks, and games are 80 cents in advance, and $1 at the festival. Tickets for rides are $18/24, and wristbands will be offered for Saturday from 11am – 4pm (during “Bluejay Family Day”) for $28. Purchase tickets in advance at St. Boniface Parish Office, Edwardsville KofC, Bank of Edwardsville (4 locations), Town and Country Bank, Schnucks, Dierbergs, Shop ‘n Save, Market Basket

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    May 25th | The Run for Bonifest | 8:30a – 10am

    This 5-mile and 2-kilometer run is a tradition in the St. Boniface Catholic Church community, and known as “one of the oldest and largest annual race events in the Metro East.” Beginning on the church campus, this RFID-timed race takes runners from all levels throughout the scenic route of Leclaire Park, before returning to the church’s main stage on campus. Bring out the family for this fun opportunity to bond, while staying active!

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    May 27th | Alton Memorial Day Parade | 10am – 12pm

    Beginning in 1868- just three years after the Civil War’s end – this annual parade celebrates those who served and the history of Upper Alton and Pie Town. This year’s celebration will mark the parade’s 152nd anniversary. Before the parade starts, gather friends and family together at Alton Middle School where the parade starts for a fun, yet meaningful outing!

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