• Halloween

    An Insider's Guide to Local Halloween Activities

    Release your inner child this Halloween season in the Meeting of the Great Rivers. From parades to trick or treating for the kids, there are all kinds of free activities available for families and kids of all ages.ParadesArea communities celebrate Halloween with parades ...

  • Grafton Scarecrow Contest

    Grafton Scarecrow Contest

    Be ready to get 'Scare'd in Grafton with the 2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest.  All Residents, Businesses, and Groups in Grafton are eligible to create some great displays to celebrate the Halloween season. Grafton Public Property may be used with City’s approval.

  • Relax at Grafton's Many Wineries

    Relax at Grafton, Illinois Wineries

    There’s no better way to appreciate award-winning wines than on the bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Lounge back at a riverside winery in Grafton, just a short trip from Alton, because you have all day to let your chardonnay air out or top off your glass ...


  • Pere Marquette State Park

    If you are looking for outdoor recreation, look no further than Grafton. Pere Marquette State Park, the largest state park in Illinois, is located just west of Grafton. There are hiking trails, opportunities to eagle watch and much more.

  • Confluence of Rivers

    The once thriving riverboat industry in Grafton has become a thing of the past, but you can still see the towboats and barges pushing their way along the Mississippi.

  • Grafton, Illinois

    The resilience of the town is evident in the bustling tourist community that Grafton has become. Gift shops, antique stores, wineries, guest houses, "hot fish" sandwich stands line Main Street and the riverfront.

  • Grafton Ferry

    The Grafton Ferry, which is open spring through late fall, carries cars and passengers across the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to St. Charles County, Mo.

  • Grafton, Illinois

    At the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, experience life in a real river town - Grafton, Illinois. The early settlers of Grafton saw the potential of this plat of land at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.