Datebook

Mar 3 – Dec 31 all-day
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum On display are the selected entries to the ALPLM Children’s Art Contest rom throughout the state. FREE; Museum admission required.
Mar 23 – Apr 30 all-day
In collaboration with three area art groups, the ALPLM will host a display of original works from local area artists. FREE
Mar 23 – Dec 31 all-day
On display are the selected entries to the ALPLM Children’s Art Contest rom throughout the state. FREE; Museum admission required.
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site will present music, children’s activities, hikes and tours, and a writers workshop April 29 and 30 for the finale of Galesburg’s annual Sandburg Festival. Other festival activities that weekend[...]
Apr 30 all-day
Sheep to Clothing @ Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site | Lerna | Illinois | United States
On Saturday, April 30, the Lincoln Log Cabin and its working farm will demonstrate what it took for settlers to transform wool into clothing. The event is free and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.[...]
Celebrate the grand opening of the newest shopping and family fun destination in Central Illinois! Every FIRST Sunday from May through October on the fairgrounds, you’ll find a variety of monthly attractions, including our wine[...]
May 1 @ 1:00 pm
Gym Bobs Jamboree Show @ Gym Bobs | Louisville | Illinois | United States
(Please note in regards to address, the show is held in the village of Bible Grove but has a Louisville zip code) Sunday May 1, Gym Bob’s in Bible Grove will be hosting the “Gym[...]
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Lincoln Funeral March @ Old State Capitol State Historic Site | Springfield | Illinois | United States
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will mark the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral with a march to the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, accompanied by a replica of the hearse that carried Lincoln to his[...]
Horse-drawn plows, historic farming equipment and agricultural techniques from Abraham Lincoln’s day will be on display Saturday, May 7, at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg. The free event runs from 10 a.m.[...]
41st Opening of the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market @ Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market | Evanston | Illinois | United States
Make Evanston your Saturday morning destination! Visit our popular Farmer’s Market for the best locally grown and raised vegetables, fruits, meats, plants and added-value products from around the Midwest! Enjoy the weekly music, grab a[...]
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Considered by some to be a useless newfangled eccentricity, gas balloons proved their worth by providing a bird’s eye view of the enemy’s resources and movements. Can you make a balloon that floats? Ages 8-12[...]
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
"Sunday Drive" Variety Show @ Little Grassy Lodge at Touch of Nature Environmental Center | Makanda | Illinois | United States
All the way from Knoxville, TN the multiple award winning family “Sunday Drive” will take you back in time with some of your favorite songs from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s along with Gospel favorites,[...]
Jacksonville Mainstreet Downtown Celebration @ Downtown Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Illinois | United States
A festive day of music, food, and fun in the heart of Jacksonville’s downtown. 8 a.m. Triple Threat Training Downtown Throwdown 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Food, Wine, Beer Craft Vendors FFA Petting Zoo Pony[...]
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jennifer Dotson is the Founder and Program Director of www.HighlandParkPoetry.org which offers open-mics, poetry challenges, the Poetry Pentathlon: the North Shore edition and more. Clever Gretel, her debut poetry collection, received the first Journal of[...]
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
N.S.R.A. Appreciation & Safety Day @ Hardee's Parking Lot | Jacksonville | Illinois | United States
Games and free safety inspections.
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Galena Territory Farmers Market (open to the public) 8am-12pm at the GTA Owners Club
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 14th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available[...]
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The fourth annual market will host approximately 30 vendors, with a handful of vendors who sell organic produce. In addition, each week we will feature a rotating schedule of live musical acts and children’s activities[...]
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
What exactly are germs and how to they spread disease? Today we’ll learn about the fascinating and sometimes gross lives of germs. Ages 8-12 welcome. FREE; Reservations required. Civil War Tech is a monthly program[...]
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm
Gym Bobs Jamboree Show @ Gym Bobs | Louisville | Illinois | United States
(Please note in regards to address, the show is held in the village of Bible Grove but has a Louisville zip code) Sunday June 5, Gym Bob’s in Bible Grove will be hosting the “Gym[...]
Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Desoto Community Farmers Market @ Desoto Senior Citizens Park | De Soto | Illinois | United States
Get to know your food and the people who grow it. Desoto Community Farmers Market is just that, a community. Each week we come together to provide locally grown produce, locally raised meat and eggs,[...]
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Farmers Market at St. John's/Naperville @ Farmers Market at St. John's/Naperville | Naperville | Illinois | United States
Weekly farmers market featuring local produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, meats, honey, eggs, and other goodies. Join the fun each Wednesday afternoon beginning on June 8 from 3 to 7 PM
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 14th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available[...]
Jun 9 – Jun 12 all-day
2016 Superman Celebration
This year will mark the 38th year Metropolis, Illinois has held its annual Superman Celebration. During the past 38 celebrations the crowds have grown to over 30,000 flocking to the only town in America that[...]
Martinsville Heritage Days & Draft Horse, Mule, & Haflinger Show @ Martinsville Fairgrounds | Martinsville | Illinois | United States
Martinsville Heritage Days Festival will kick off with Friday Night of Bluegrass featuring Firebox at the Linn Park Amphitheater near downtown Martinsville. All other activities including the Heritage Days Draft Horse, Mule & Haflinger Show[...]
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 14th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available[...]
Jun 18 all-day
Wine, Women & Song @ Hecker Community Center,
An evening of fun for Ladies only!!! With complimentary wine and all you can eat desserts and appetizers, music and dancing, vendors, attendance prizes every 15 minutes. Special pampering with massages, manicures, facials, palm reading[...]
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Galena Territory Farmers Market (open to the Public) 8am-12pm at the GTA Owners Club
Jun 22 – Jun 26 all-day
Walldogs @ Downtown Marshall | Marshall | Illinois | United States
16 Murals from artists around the glove in 4 days! Art, craft vendors, entertainment, live mural painting, art lessons, art auction, dueling pianos, 5k run!
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 14th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available[...]