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Spring Floral Show 12:00 pm
Spring Floral Show @ Washington Park Botanical Garden
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm
Easter lilies and lush tropical foliage fill the Exhibit Hall and Conservatory for the annual display. Daily noon-4 p.m. www.springfieldparks.org
International Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon 7:00 am
International Lincoln Presidenti… @ Old State Capitol
Apr 5 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
One of the Midwest’s premier half marathons, you can immerse yourself in Lincoln history and enjoy a scenic run past the only home he [...]
Blessing of the Bikes 2:15 pm
Blessing of the Bikes @ Harley Davidson Barn
Apr 5 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Riders will meet at the Harley Barn at 8 a.m. From there they will travel through Effingham and make their way to the Cross [...]
Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society Annual Meeting
Galena-Jo Daviess County Histori… @ Ramada Inn
Apr 6 all-day
A hearty buffet brunch, living history presentation by storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis and brief annual meeting and print raffle. Brunch and presentation $30, presentation [...]
Springfield Area Home Builders Association Trivia Night 6:00 pm
Springfield Area Home Builders A… @ KC Hall
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us for a fun night of trivia, 50/50 raffles and cash prizes. Admission is $10 per person. www.BuilderEvents.com or 217-698-4941.
Antique Tractor Show
Antique Tractor Show @ Main Street
Apr 12 all-day
Tractors from several surrounding states line Main Street. Tractor driving contests, trophies, food. www.mainstreetgolconda.org or 618-683-5637.
River to River Relay
River to River Relay
Apr 12 all-day
From the Mississippi River to the Ohio River, daylight to dusk, a road race for teams of 8 runners, each runs 3 legs of [...]
An Evening with Jep and Jessica Robertson 6:00 pm
An Evening with Jep and Jessica … @ Flora High School Gymnasium
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Flora, Ill. Rotary Club is proud to present an evening with Jep and Jessica Robertson, stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. They will be speaking [...]
11th Annual Spores N More Mushroom Festival 5:00 pm
11th Annual Spores N More Mushro…
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
In Findlay and Sullivan, come enjoy the thrill of the hunt for the elusive morel mushroom or come and bid at the auction. Friday [...]
Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 am
Easter Sunrise Service @ Bald Knob Mountain
Apr 20 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Sunrise service held at the 111-foot Bald Knob Cross, music and refreshments. www.baldknobcross.com or 618-893-2344.
16th Annual Ebertfest 5:00 pm
16th Annual Ebertfest @ Historic Virginia Theatre
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 11:00 pm
Created by Roger Ebert, a native to Champaign-Urbana, this popular film festival celebrates those “overlooked” films like the ones Ebert championed throughout his career. [...]
The 2014 Gathering at Macktown Remembrance
The 2014 Gathering at Macktown R… @ Macktown Living History Center
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
This historic re-enactment brings once more to life the days of the early Illinois frontier. Talk with voyageurs, trappers, Native Americans, militiamen, settlers and [...]