As Alton works on re-branding itself, another aspect of that effort will be the elimination of the Downtown Block Parties in favor of events that last the entire weekend.  The block parties have been a fixture downtown for a number of years, but Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany says nothing lasts forever.

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This Saturday is a Pub Crawl downtown from 2pm-10pm.  A $10 ticket enters you into the event.  On Sunday, Main Street will be teaming with the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to offer a shuttle-shopping event.  The CVB will provide the shuttle bus, and it will cost $5 for you to ride the shuttle on a route of over a dozen shops during a 2 1/2 hour time frame.  Shuttles leave at noon, 1:00 and 2:00. 

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