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Feb 5th (Sat) ---King's Ball. Tis the season for the King's Ball in Historical Ste. Genevieve. The annual ball will be held at the VFW Hall on Memorial Drive. This wonderful celebration has been held in Ste. Genevieve for over 250 years. Tickets $8 adults $5 students & children. Cash Bar. Tables of 8 or 10 may be reserved. Everyone is encouraged to dress in French Colonial attire and come enjoy the music of the "Cash Rebates" for traditional music and dance.

March 12 & 13 Fort Kaskaskia Revolutionary War & French Colonial Encampment(Sat & Sun) Free Illinois Historic site

June 4-5 2005 House & Garden Tour--"Experience the Arts.

Take the annual tour of eight gardens in Ste. Genevieve and visit the Bolduc House Museum herb and plant sale.
Location: Historic District

Phone: 800- 373-7007

Price: $5.

Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

June 11- 12---French Candelight Veillee
This evening gathering in the garden of the Felix Vallé House re-creates a summer social gathering, a veillée, from the early 1800s. Tours of the home by candlelight, French folktales, a demonstration of French folk dances and refreshments highlight the event.
Phone: 573-883-7102

Price: Free.

Hours: Call for details.

June - Mid August: Free Municipal Band Concert every Thursday Evening
  June 10---Open House at Felix Valle State Historic Site--food and entertainment
  June 11-12, 2005 French Festival/ Antique Show
Phone: 800-373-7007

Price: Free, Sat. Wine Tasting $8, Street Dance $5.

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

July 4th Free musical concert & Fireworks Display
July 8-9-10---Ste. Genevieve County Fair
  August 13 - 14---"Jour de Fete"--Day of festivities, the area's largest craft fair, food & entertainment. Always the 2nd full weekend in August.
  Oct 1st & 2nd The French & Indian War Assemblage. A living history event portraying the time period of the fort with camp life, contests and vignettes. Free Fort de Chartres IL.
  Oct 8 & 9-- Autumn Daze

Oct. 7 - 9, 2005 Promenade des Arts--This year's Promenade des Arts, the Art Walk, will be held at the Mammy Shaw House and the garden of the Felix Valle House, Merchant and 2nd Streets, all day on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 8 and 9; and it is free. On Friday evening, Oct. 7, at 6:00 p.m. a reception will be held at the Mammy Shaw House for our featured artist. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be provided and a $10 per person contribution to the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild will be appreciated. This art show is being held in conjunction with the French Colonial October Festival.

Event Dates:
Location: Historic district

Phone: (800) 373-7007

Price: Free

Hours: 6 - 8 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.

  December 11---French Christmas at the Felix Valle State Historic Site--French customs of the early 19th century by candlelight.


For more information, call the
Ste. Genevieve Area
Chamber of Commerce

at 573-883-7097
or 800-373-7007.


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