Upcoming events

Dates Event Name General Information
11/26/2016 - 11/27/2016 Great Train Expo The Great Train Expo is America's favorite traveling train show serving more states than any other show. Our shows feature operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more! Many shows feature a riding train for kids. There is a play are for smaller engineers. It is a great way to spend the day whether you are an avid modeler or just looking for a fun and interesting day out with the family.

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12/ 2/2016 - 12/ 4/2016 UGC Open Smash
12/ 7/2016 Festival Of Trees The 23rd Annual Festival of Trees returns to Gateway Center on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

The Festival of Trees is the area\rquote s most anticipated holiday gala event. For the last 23 years, Gateway Center\rquote s Board of Directors has provided local not-for-profit organizations an opportunity to raise funds for ongoing and new community based projects. Since the event\rquote s inception, nearly half a million dollars in proceeds have been invested in local projects that have enhanced the quality of life for area residents and promoted civic pride.

The beneficiaries of the 2016 Festival of Trees are the Collinsville Sunrise Kiwanis Club and the Maryville Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis is a worldwide organization focused on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. Funds received from the 2016 Festival of Trees will be used to help make Willoughby Farm more handicapped accessible and to purchase playground equipment for Drost Park in Maryville.

Wednesday, December 7
6:00 - 9:00pm
Invitation Required

12/13/2016 Collinsville Area Women's Connection Collinsville Christian Women's Connection


12:15 - 2:00 PM

$16.00 Ticket-includes a delicious meal, beverage, program and gratuity
Reservations necessary - Must be honored or cancelled
Please call Barbara @ 344-7967 or Gloria @ 345-9548

12/17/2016 - 12/18/2016 St. Louis Regional Gun & Knife St. Louis Regional Gun & Knife
Saturday, December 17, 2016: 9am-5pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016: 9am-3pm
Ticket Admission:
$6 Adults
$3 Ages 12-16
Children under 12 FREE

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1/ 6/2017 - 1/ 8/2017 Let's Go Fishing Show FRIDAY, JANUARY 6
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ADULTS - $7.00 Each Day
Ages 6-15 - $3.50 Each Day
Ages 5 & Under FREE
Parking is FREE each day!

The Let's Go Fishing Show consistently attracts an enthusiastic audience due to its dedication to fishing and to having high quality exhibitors. Visitors to the show not only find a "fishing tackle super-store" but attend seminars and see exhibits of interest. Show attendees will find a wide variety of fishing tackle, rods and reels, and aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats. They will also find accessories such as trolling motors, depth finders and other fishing related products and services. Representatives from resorts and destinations will be there to help you plan a fishing trip to a nearby lake, Ozark retreat, charter fishing trip, or a Canadian adventure.

1/15/2017 Mississippi Valley Bike + Outdoor Expo
1/21/2017 - 1/22/2017 ACS Gateway Spring Home Show Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
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1/26/2017 Gateway Bridal Show
1/28/2017 SLSRC -Winterfest Hamfest
1/28/2017 Pegasus Productions
2/10/2017 - 2/12/2017 St. Louis Woodworking Show
2/14/2017 Collinsville Area Women's Connection
2/24/2017 CARD Daddy Daughter Dance
3/ 1/2017 The Empty Bowl Come on over, have lunch, and help the hungry! What a great way to support your community and neighbors.
11am until 2pm

$10 Admission (proceeds go to Collinsville Food Pantry)
Please contact Barb at 618.910.1646 for more information.
Tickets may be purchase the day of the event at Gateway Center. Tickets are available for purchase in advance of the event at the Administration Office at Gateway Center during 8 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday.

3/10/2017 - 3/12/2017 Illinois Archaeological Society
3/11/2017 - 3/12/2017 American Indian & Ethnographic Show
3/14/2017 Collinsville Area Women's Connection
3/17/2017 - 3/19/2017 International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc.
3/21/2017 Belleville News Democrat Career Expo
4/ 7/2017 - 4/ 8/2017 Creating Keepsakes Convention
4/11/2017 Collinsville Area Women's Connection
4/29/2017 - 4/30/2017 Pegasus Productions
4/30/2017 Anderson Hospital Baby Fair
5/ 1/2017 Congressional Prayer Breakfast
5/ 9/2017 Collinsville Area Women's Connection
6/ 9/2017 - 6/11/2017 DieCon