19 Counties
Calendar of Events in Southern Illinois

Calendar of Events

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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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    Greenup-Cumberland County Fair graphic
    Friday, August 18, 2017 -
    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Greenup
    Cumberland County Fairgrounds
    Cumberland County

    Tanya Tucker will be performing live on Friday August 25th at 7PM. More details to come.

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    Midwest Salute to the Arts graphic
    Friday, August 25, 2017 -
    Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Fairview Heights
    Moody Park
    St. Clair County

    Join us in Fairview Heights at the Annual Midwest Salute to the Arts on the weekend before Labor Day. Held at scenic Moody Park under the big white tents, this event features 100 Award winning artists and eleven mediums. Enjoy tasty food, artist demos, free entertainment, children’s area and gallery and fun for all ages!

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    St. Peter Prairie Days graphic
    Friday, August 25, 2017 -
    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    St. Peter, IL
    Prairie Days
    Fayette County

    Friday night live entertainment in Community Park. Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy live entertainment and other activities.

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    Waterloo Homecoming graphic
    Friday, August 25, 2017 -
    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Waterloo
    Monroe County Courthouse
    Monroe County

    The Waterloo Homecoming is held annually the last Friday and Saturday in August on the Courthouse Square. The event features live music, carnival rides, games, and plenty of food and drink offered by local organizations. A parade is featured on Saturday with floats and marching bands.

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    When Mental Illness Hits Home graphic
    Friday, August 25, 2017 -
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Belleville
    National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
    St. Clair County

    This event is a unique conference for friends and family members who journey with people with mental illness and for professionals in the mental health field. The cost to attend is $40; lunch is included. The event is sponsored by Karla Smith Foundation, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, NAMI Southwestern Illinois, and St. Clair County Mental Health Board.

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    Movies at Metter Park graphic
    Friday, August 25, 2017 -
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Columbia
    Metter Park
    Monroe County

    Outdoor movie in the park featuring “Finding Dory.” Bring lawn chairs and a blanket. Concessions available for purchase.

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    Beers, Bands, & BBQ graphic
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Flora
    Jonnys and Junes
    Clay County

    Come for a day of barbecue, beer, and enjoy 11 hours of music. Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ will be sponsoring this huge all day event. Doors open at 9AM.

    8 Popular music bands will be performing at this event including: Matt Poss Band, John Spicer Devin Williams, Local Honey, The Good Routes, Cary Miller Band, Thinga-Ma Jig Band, and Breakaway

     

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    Fall Citywide Rummage Sale graphic
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Neoga, IL
    Neoga, IL
    Cumberland County
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    Gun & Knife Show graphic
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
    Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Belleville
    Belle Clair Expo Center
    St. Clair County

    This hunting and trade show is Illinois’ largest. The event features firearms and knife dealers. Buy, sell and trade guns, knives, ammo, scopes and accessories. FOID cards are processed.

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    Optimist Club 5k Run/Fun Walk graphic
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Wterloo
    Rogers Elementary School
    Monroe County

    5K Run/Fun Walk in Waterloo IL to benefit the Waterloo Optimist Club.

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    St. Paul's Kirchenfest graphic
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
    Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Highland
    St. Paul Church & School
    Madison County

    The largest of its kind throughout the region, this two-day “Kirchenfest” (German for church festival) offers something for everyone – food (including the Bavarian skillet dish prepared in a 500 pound skillet and a sit-down chicken dinner), live music, games, live auction, flea market, a competitive run, bike ride and much more.

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    Pups on Main graphic
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
    Saturday, August 26, 2017


    Madison County

    In celebration of National Dog Day! Bring your dogs out for an afternoon of fun activities, tasty treats and pet health/safety information.

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    Little Pig Cookoff and BBQ Competition graphic
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
    Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Beckemeyer, IL
    BCDC Park
    Clinton County

    This event features a pork steak competition, live music all day, and activities for everyone all day long.

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    Annual Chamber Golf Tournament graphic
    Friday, September 1, 2017 -
    Friday, September 1, 2017
    Litchfield
    Litchfield Country Club
    Montgomery County

    4 player scramble, $260 per team or $65 per person, fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, club fees, lunch with refreshment, & hors d’oeuvres. Top 3 teams in each flight receive cash prizes along with other golf related prizes awarded for special contests!

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    Grayville Days graphic
    Friday, September 1, 2017 -
    Sunday, September 3, 2017
    Grayville
    Downtown Grayville
    Edwards County

    Grayville Days will have free live band entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors, big parade, activities for all ages and a spectacular fireworks show. Don’t miss the challenging 5K on Saturday!

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    Wing Fest graphic
    Friday, September 1, 2017 -
    Saturday, September 2, 2017
    Fairview Heights
    St. Clair Square Mall
    St. Clair County

    Over the last few years we have served over 80,000 people over 400,000 wings. We are doing some amazing things this year with more entertainment, a National recording artist and some top quality food local and national food vendors as well. If you can imagine it, we probably have it at WingFest!

    Although we are a dedicated wing festival, you can expect food items ranging from pulled pork to chili dogs to just about anything you can dream of. We are pretty much an ALL OUT food and entertainment festival.  We do all of this to have a great time but our main focus is to raise money for a great cause!

    WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO WELCOME HEADLINING ACT – JON PARDI!!! Jon Pardi’s album California Sunrise hit #1 on Billboard’s Country Album Charts and his current single “Head over Boots” is in the top 10 on Billboard’s Country Music Charts.

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    Brick Street Classic Car Show graphic
    Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
    Saturday, September 2, 2017
    Lebanon
    Historic Downtown
    St. Clair County

    Lebanon’s historic brick street is covered from one end to the other with a collection of more than 100 classic cards and trucks from Southern Illinois and Missouri. Great 50s and 60s music plays throughout the event. Prizes are awarded for different categories.

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    Hillsboro Summer Concert Series graphic
    Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
    Saturday, September 2, 2017
    Hillsboro
    Sherwood Forest Campground
    Montgomery County
    Imagine Hillsboro is proud to announce that the Hillsboro Summer Concert Series is back and bigger than ever!
    We are excited to announce . . .
    THE YOUNG EYES
    Hillsboro’s very own Brian Lee and his band, The Young Eyes are excited to be a part of this summer’s series. The Young Eyes plays a variety of mid-west psych rock and roll.
    This show is one you will want to witness because this will be a “you saw it here first” show.
    Check out their latest video Waterfalls, filmed right here in Hillsboro. Come show your support for Brian and the series!
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    St. Elmo Labor Day graphic
    Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
    Monday, September 4, 2017
    St. Elmo
    Downtown St. Elmo
    Fayette County

    Experience hometown charm this Labor Day with a parade, car show gospel sing, vendors, and live entertainment!

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