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Friends of Leclaire (FOL) has hosted the popular Leclaire Parkfest every third Sunday in October since 1990. Located on the tree-lined grounds of beautiful Leclaire Park at Hale Avenue, the famous Leclaire Parkfest is one of Edwardsville's signature festivals.

This year you’re invited to join the fun at the 28th Annual Leclaire Parkfest on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 from Noon until 5:00 PM.  

Food booths run by local non-profit organizations offer a wide variety of choices; everything from Italian beef, steak kabobs, chicken and dumplings, hot dogs, walking tacos, curly fries, funnel cakes, to old fashioned lemonade and more.
A booth serving wine and beer is also on site.  The St. Andrew's Relay for Life Team hosts a used book sale with thousands of books and very low prices with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. And of course there are a variety of craftsmen selling their unique wares and one of a kind products. 

Children’s activities include an art activity booth and games.

The purpose of the festival is to promote Leclaire’s history, and to that end there are displays of photos, and literature about Leclaire available including walking tour brochures.
There is also a narrated trolley tour of the historic district that runs throughout the afternoon on the half hour from the Friends of Leclaire booth. A display of vintage tractors and farm equipment can be found on the Madison Avenue side of the park. 

Parking for Leclaire Parkfest is available at Leclaire School on Franklin Avenue (2 blocks east of the festival), at the Historic Nelson Campus of LCCC (3 blocks north of the festival) or on the streets of Leclaire. 

Proceeds benefit the community development and philanthropic activities of Friends of Leclaire.


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Ice Cream Social at Leclaire Band Concert
4:00 PM16:00

Ice Cream Social at Leclaire Band Concert

Join Friends of Leclaire on Sunday, June 25, at 4 p.m. for the annual Leclaire Park summer concert by the Edwardsville Municipal Band. We're once again rolling out the FREE ice cream (while supplies last) for concert attendees. We had such success with this last year and love seeing all of the happy families.

The Edwardsville Municipal Band has been entertaining residents of Edwardsville for over a century. Musicians must pass auditions to qualify and the band has been supported by a tax levee since the 1920s. The band marches in parades, performs at special functions and holds weekly concerts during the summer at City Park on Thursday evenings. Join us for music and a cup of Culver’s ice cream on Sunday, June 25.

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Holiday Luminaria Walk
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Luminaria Walk

  • 800 Hale Avenue Edwardsville, IL, 62025 United States (map)
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Last year’s Holiday Luminaria Walk was so well received that Friends of Leclaire is going to do it again! The Luminaria Walk will take place December 4 from 6-8 p.m. in Leclaire Park with a rain/snow date of December 11.

Don't miss one of the most beautiful and romantic events of the year. Stroll around Leclaire Lake with a cup of hot cider and enter a land of enchantment. On this magical night you'll experience more than 1,000 candlelit luminaries

This is also wonderful opportunity for families to volunteer, giving children a real sense of accomplishment. If you would like to help with this project, please call Bob Nickrent at 618-407-5268 to volunteer.

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