Date(s) - 01/26/2019 - 01/27/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oakley Lindsay Center
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Great River Eagle Days
Quincy, IL To celebrate the return of our National bird, the great Bald Eagle, the Standing Bear Council will host their Winter Gathering and the 7th annual Great River Eagle Days with a variety of activities throughout the weekend. The events are open to the public.
Great River Eagle Days will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 26-27, from 10am-5pm Saturday and 10-4pm Sunday. The events will be held at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center located at 3rd & York in Quincy. Admission into the event is $5.00 for ages ten and older and $3 for adults over sixty.
The event honors Native American traditions with a variety of sacred ceremonies and entertainment features. This year Brian Hammill will be performing his award winning Hoop Dancing Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 2pm. The Black Fox Drum Circle will entertain the audiences with interactive drumming Saturday and Sunday.
The traditional grand entry which honors veterans will be held Sunday at 12:30pm. Native American vendors and food booths will be on site both days, offering authentic “Fry Bread” and fare. Again this year, will be the expanded area for children’s educational and fun activities along with the children’s candy dance. The Native American dancers and drum will perform throughout the event. Dancers dressed in Native regalia are invited to dance with prizes to be awarded.
Participants are encouraged to take advantage of eagle-watching on Saturday and Sunday at Quincy’s Lock & Dam 21 from 9am-2pm. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers rangers will be available with complimentary scopes at the site. Lock & Dam 21 is on Lock & Dam Road, off Gardner Expressway. The best viewing spot is from the adjoining boat ramp.
A special $60 hotel room rate is available from the host hotel, Microtel Inn & Suites, 217-222-5620.
For more information, please call Leslie Haslem at 217.577.1930. For Eagle-watching information along the river, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lock and Dam 21 at 217.228.0890.