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The Granite City Park district has Movies Under the Stars which is a movie series shown at Wilson Park. Movies willMovies under stars run on given Fridays in the summer. Movies are shown in the outfield of Sykes Field and are free to the public. Please call the main office for the specific dates. 618-877-3059

The Granite City Park District also hosts Big Band Concerts at Wilson Park in the Centennial Pavilion beginning at 7:30 pm on various Thursday nights throughout the summer. Concerts are free to the public. More details are available at the Park Board Office.

The “Patriots in the Park” 4th of July celebration is one of the best in the St Louis area. Patriots in the Park FireworksThis weekend long event includes an auto show, carnival with food, live entertainment, rides and ends with a spectacular fireworks display. For more information on this or any of the above events go to the Granite City Park District website or phone 618-877-3059.

Memorial Park, located in the downtown area, hosts many of the areas Veterans Day and Memorial Day services. For more information call 618-877-3059 or visit the park district website.

Alfresco Productions presents The Melting Pot Market on the second Saturday of each month from May through October.  The Melting Pot Market is a European style, open air market with an urban flair in historic downtown Granite City.  Previous markets have had over 80 vendors, live music and fabulous food.  For more information go to or contact Mechelle Smith via The Melting Pot Market facebook page.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church hosts an annual carnival during the first week of June. There is always good food, live music and plenty of carnival rides. Parking and the live music is free. ContCarnivalact St. Elizabeth Church at 618-877-3300 2300 Pontoon Rd Granite City, IL. 62040

Holy Family Catholic Church also hosts an annual carnival. Contact Holy Family church at 618-452-8244. 2606 Washington Ave. Granite City, IL. 62040

The Mexican Honorary Commission
 has an annual Heritage Festival in historic Lincoln Place. For more information call 618-877-4995


Children of all ages, pets and families can visit Santa at Santa's  Location at the Granite City Cinema, Downtown Granite City.

Hours:  Thursday and Friday 5-8 pm; 
         Saturday and Sunday 1-4 pm & 5-8 pm

The week of Christmas the cabin is open everyday from 5-8 pm.
through December 21, 2018.

Cost: $7.00 per picture


There are several parades in Granite City including:
The baseball parade which features all the teams that play ball for the Granite City Park District.Contact the Park District for date.

The Granite City High School Homecoming Parade.

GC Marching BandOn Labor Day there is a parade featuring the local unions.
This parade is always on Labor Day at 10 am.

Santa's Holiday Avenue
provides the Santa parade always held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year it will be on November 17th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. and will be followed by Santa's Holiday Ave Chili Cook-Off and the Holiday Festival Downtown.  Vendors, Food Trucks, Music and lots of free stuff for kids of all ages.  Parade goes on rain, snow or shine.  In the case of extreme weather, we will relocate the Chili Cook-off and Vendors to the Granite City Township Hall at 2060 Delmar Ave.

To Participate contact us at: 618-452-6200 or  FAX # 618-452-0847  or  
Email to  By November 2nd

2018 Santa's Holiday Ave Parade Entry Form
Parade Guidelines
2018 Santa's Holiday Ave Chili Cook-off Entry Form
2018 Santa's Holiday Ave Vendor Form 

Golf Tournaments

For information on Golf Tournaments go to:

Legacy Golf course
3500 Cargill Rd. Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: 618-931-4653

Arlington golf course

200 Arlington Dr. Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: 618-931-5232