Grafton is located in southwestern Illinois in Jersey County
northwest of St Louis
along Highway 100 near Swan Lake along the banks of the mouth of the Illinois River
. The natural flyway of the Illinois River Valley attracts American bald eagles, Canada geese and various species of ducks as well as blue herons.
Grafton is only minutes from scenic Pere Marquette State Park and the 24,400-acre Mississippi River SFWA. Other area attractions include the Grafton Flood Festival held in the middle of May, the Great Rivers Towboat Festival held on the last weekend in June and the Olden Days Festival held in the latter part of August.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 890, a decrease of 28 since 1990.
Illinois State Parks Pere Marquette State Park |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center |
Wine Country Chateau Ra-Ha Winery |
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10/19 Coming to The area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.
Italian Fest Collinsville IL September20-21 For over 25 years, Collinsville IL has been celebrating the Italian culture and heritage that our city was built on. The Fest is a family friendly event and there really is something for everyone.