19 Counties
Calendar of Events in Southern Illinois

Calendar of Events

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    Baby Bonanza graphic
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Nashville, IL
    Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo
    Washington County

    Weekends in April and May, there’s a baby boom at Rainbow Ranch. Farmer Al needs your children’s help feeding and cuddling the baby chicks, lambs, bunnies, and calves.

     

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    Over There, Over Here: Mascoutah in World War I graphic
    Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    Mascoutah, IL
    Mascoutah Heritage Museum
    St. Clair County

    The Mascoutah Historical Society shares the stories of the men from Mascoutah who served overseas and at home during the First World War and how the war affected the town and the surrounding area..

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    Waterloo Art Walk graphic
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Waterloo, IL
    Waterloo, IL
    Monroe County

    Explore Waterloo presents the Waterloo Art Walk, taking place at several participating merchants and restaurants. We’re partnering with our local artists, displaying their art work throughout the week for you to enjoy. We are so excited about this event! Be sure to visit our Facebook page as the event draws near for a full list of businesses who will be participating in the art walk. This is a free event. Enjoy!

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    Ribberfest graphic
    Friday, April 28, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Mt. Carmel, IL
    Uptown Mt. Carmel
    Wabash County

    Come and see some of the country’s most talented BBQ teams compete in this two day event that has something for everyone! Ribberfest is a KCBS sanctioned event. These two days include a professional BBQ competition, amateur BBQ competition, motorcycle show, corn hole tournament, wine garden, art exhibits, live entertainment and the famous Wabash Cannonball Derby!

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    Spring Indian Market Days graphic
    Friday, April 28, 2017 -
    Sunday, April 30, 2017
    Collinsville
    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
    Madison County

    Indian artists and vendors display and sell crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, etc. Artists are from all different tribal affiliations and will be set up throughout the Interpretive Center. The event will take place on Friday, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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    Adult Cooking Class: St. Louis Fav's graphic
    Friday, April 28, 2017 -
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    Belleville
    Eckert's Country Store & Farm
    St. Clair County

    This class features familiar, much-loved Gateway City favorites! BBQ Pork Steaks with
    Creamy Cole Slaw, Thin Crust Pizza with Provel, and Gooey Butter Cake with Eckert’s
    Custard (who can resist?). As we demonstrate the recipes, we will share some fun,
    historical facts about STL! $30/person.

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    Wine Pairing Dinner graphic
    Friday, April 28, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Aviston
    Hidden Lake Winery
    Clinton County

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    The Last 5 Years: A Musical graphic
    Friday, April 28, 2017 -
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    Centralia, IL
    Centralia Cultural Society

    Little Theatre Players present a musical; refreshments are included. Admission is $15 and the event begins at 7:00 p.m.

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    Village Wide Rummage Sale graphic
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Beckemeyer, IL
    Beckemeyer, IL
    Clinton County

    There will be various sales throughout the Village of Beckemeyer. Sign up at Village Hall to get your address on the map and in the newspaper. Cost is $5 to sign up.

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    Village Wide Yard Sales graphic
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    New Baden
    Downtown New Baden
    Clinton County

    Village wide yard sales are held annually on the last Saturday of April. Many sellers set up on Friday and Sunday as well as Saturday. Local organizations also arrange craft/vendor fairs and food stands for this day.

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    Tour de Tilden Bike Ride graphic
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Tilden, IL
    Tilden City Park
    Randolph County

    The Tour de Tilden Bike Ride is routed on rural, low traffic, paved roads in and around Tilden, IL. Your $20 registration fee entitles you to a t-shirt, snacks and SAG support along the route. A free lunch is served after the ride at the park! There is a $30.00 day of ride fee. T-shirts are guaranteed on registrations made by April 16, 2017. There will be detailed maps available on the day of the ride. Proceeds will benefit the Tilden Scholarship Fund. For more information email tourdetilden@yahoo.com or visit bikereg.com.

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    24th Annual Community Yard Sale graphic
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Ellis Grove, IL
    Ellis Grove, IL
    Randolph County

    Yard sale maps available at sites. Sales begin at 7:00 a.m.

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    Flying 4 Kids Kite Fly graphic
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Edwardsville, IL
    Joe Glik Park
    Madison County

    See amazing air displays by the Gateway Kite Club and their two line stunt kites. The first 50 participants receive a free “Flying 4 Kids” t-shirt, but everyone gets to decorate their own kite! Bring your own kites to participate in the fun fly which will take place during the entire event.

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    The Last 5 Years: A Musical graphic
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Centralia, IL
    Centralia Cultural Society

    Little Theatre Players present a musical; refreshments are included. Admission is $15 and the event begins at 7:00 p.m.

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    Doll and Me Luncheon graphic
    Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
    Sunday, April 30, 2017
    Fairview Heights, IL
    Four Points by Sheraton
    St. Clair County

    Bring your favorite little girl and her doll for a Shake, Rattle & Rolling Good Time

    This Fun Day will include:
    * Lunch, a professional portrait, crafts and fun for your little girl and her doll
    * Each girl will be entered into a drawing to win an American Girl doll

    Seating is limited, so register early! If you would like to sit with friends – please, register
    together (seating is 8 per table). We are not able to honor seating requests from
    separate registrations.

    All ticket sales are non-refundable. If you are not able to attend, we encourage you to
    donate or sell them to another family.

    This event benefits Joshua’s Great Things Foundation. Joshua’s Great Things is a
    non-profit charity that seeks to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer through aggressive
    research and also provides support for families with this disease.

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    Kelly Miller Circus graphic
    Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
    Sunday, April 30, 2017
    Flora, IL
    Charley Brown Park
    Clay County

    Join us for two shows, and enjoy the many different acts and animals. Contact the Chamber office for tickets.

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    American Black & Tan Coon Hunt graphic
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
    Saturday, May 6, 2017
    Flora, IL
    Flora, IL
    Clay County
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    St. Anthony's Parish Rummage Sale graphic
    Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
    Saturday, May 6, 2017


    Clinton County

    May 4th-5th: Sales will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May 6th: Sales will be only from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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    Rummage Sale graphic
    Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
    Saturday, May 6, 2017
    Beckemeyer, IL
    Beckemeyer, IL
    Clinton County
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    Spring Thing graphic
    Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
    Thursday, May 4, 2017
    Pinckneyville
    Pinckneyville Chamber
    Perry County

    Local Pinckneyville merchants will be open until 8:00pm!

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