The Midwest Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tournament has established itself in the Riverbend over the last couple of years, building momentum for a variety of other events to visit the region.  The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is looking at at least two new events that will dot the calendar in 2015 that should bring even more tourism dollars to the area.


Alton CVB President Brett Stawar says this year’s Kick It tourney brought about 80 teams to town

Click here for Stawar's comments


He says the fourth weekend of August next year is being eyed up for a possible catfishing tournament.  In addition, the Bike MS race, which attracts thousands of people to its events, is on the calendar for September 12 & 13 next year, and the Tour de Cure will be coming to the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater next June.


(Copyright WBGZ Radio /