East St. Louis Heritage Festival

Signature Event


Sunday, August 26, 2018


Jackie Joyner-Kersee Community Center, 101 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Circle, East St. Louis, Illinois


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The City of East St. Louis, Illinois Bicentennial Commission and Ameren Illinois are proud to host the East St. Louis Heritage Festival, Aug. 26, at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center. The free family event looks back at the rich history of the City with an eye toward the future.

The festivities, which run between noon and 5 p.m. on Aug.26, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the first Illinois Constitution in Kaskaskia.

The festival will have numerous exhibits, live entertainment with a tribute to Miles Davis by the Bosman Twins; demonstrations, photo booth, market place vendors, a Children’s Village, Church Row hosted by Sparkman’s Magazine; Champions Corner, hosted by Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee; an interactive legacy wall that allows people to designate where their family moved throughout the City hosted by I AM EST Magazine; and an opportunity to listen to the political soapbox with the NAACP.

Cost of Admission: $Free

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