Events are underway as the City of Alton celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. The Restaurant Week promotion is the first of many special occasions that will lead up to the July 21 marquee event, which is still being planned.
The event on July 21 will likely be held at the Amphitheater and the surrounding Riverfront Park, according to Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau President Brett Stawar.
The city is working with several organizations including local schools, the Alton Little Theater, Hayner Public Library and several other groups on various projects. The Alton Little Theater is planning to focus next year's Vintage Voices on people who were living in Alton as close to 175 years ago as possible.