The Firecracker Race
September 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Your favorite race has returned! After more than four years, the Firecracker Race will again be held on the Mississippi River on September 16th 2023. Paddlers will race on a 15 mile downriver course from Grafton to Alton riverfront (see map below). The race will end at the Mississippi Earthtones Festival with live music, lots of food and drink options.