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Datebook

January 1970 – February 2014

Andover Christmas Walk
January 1, 1970 @ 6:00 pm – December 13, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Andover Lake Park. Stroll on walkways marked by luminaries or ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Join a soup supper, visit Santa and take part in [...]
Christmastown Festival @ Downtown Tuscola
December 6, 2013 – December 7, 2013 all-day
Come and enjoy this annual downtown Tuscola event featuring craft vendors, a house walk, breakfast with Santa, parade, the “Santa Chase” 5k run/walk, children’s games, [...]
Christmas Walk @ Downtown Fulton
December 6, 2013 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 am
Downtown Fulton. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with carolers, Santa Claus, the Grinch, train rides, 2 mile run/walk, children’s crafts, live [...]
Snowflake Festival @ Glazebrook Park
December 6, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Glazebrook Park, Godfrey. Visit beautiful Glazebrook Park lit up with twinkling lights to celebrate the holiday season. Everyone is invited to attend this free old-fashioned [...]
Christmas in the Village @ Downtown Cobden
December 7, 2013 all-day
Downtown Cobden. Spend the day enjoying fresh-roasted nuts while listening to strolling Victorian carolers and madrigal players or take an old-fashioned horse-drawn surrey or wagon [...]
Belvidere Holiday Walk @ Boone County Conservation District
December 7, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – December 8, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Effingham Garden Club Christmas Walk
December 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Effingham Garden Club is sponsoring its annual Christmas Walk with the opportunity to visit five sites all decked out for the holidays. This year [...]
Let’s Go Fishing Show @ Gateway Center
January 3, 2014 @ 11:00 am – January 5, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
This show is dedicated solely to anglers. Visitors not only find a “fishing tackle super-store” but attend seminars and see a wide variety of fishing [...]
Guided Winter Hikes @ Starved Rock Lodge
January 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am – January 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Every Saturday and Sunday from December through March, hikes depart at 11 a.m. and return about 2 p.m. Join a guided hike with the possibility [...]
Alton Audubon Eagle Festival @ Audubon Center at Riverlands
January 5, 2014 all-day
Join us for the kick-off of the eagle watching season. Activities include live eagle meet and greet, preview of events at the Eagle Watching Hot [...]
Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference @ Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
January 8, 2014 – January 10, 2014 all-day
Featuring nearly 100 speakers and 60 trade show exhibitors, the conference has a variety of preconference workshops along with general sessions and breakout sessions [...]
Midwest Speed Expo @ Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
January 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am – January 12, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
What better way to spend a wintery Saturday or Sunday just before the start of the new season. The expo is your opportunity to [...]
The 23rd Quad Cities Farm Show @ QCCA Expo Center
January 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am – January 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
More than 200 ag companies will fill the expo center with an emphasis on the upcoming planting season.
Great River Eagle Days @ Oakley Lindsay Center
January 24, 2014 @ 4:15 pm
The public is invited to free activities at the civic center, Black Fox Singers, Native American dancers, vendors, food, live raptors and an eagle [...]
Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament @ Norge Ski Club
January 25, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – January 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Fun for the whole family, this U.S. Cup & International 5 Hills Ski Jumping Winter Tournament starts at noon both days. Ski jumpers from [...]
Southern Illiois Spinners and Weavers Guild @ Visitor Center at Ft. Massac State Park
February 1, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Spinners and weavers are welcome to participate.
@ Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
February 7, 2014 all-day
Calling all explorers! Spend an Evening Underneath the Stars. Don’t miss your chance to spend a night at the museum. Can’t spend the night? No [...]
Civil War Weekend @ Anna Arts Center
February 7, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – February 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
The 7th Annual Lincoln Legacy Dinner if Friday at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Bryon Andreason, Research Historian from the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. [...]
@ Fort Massac State Park
February 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Massiac Marines, French and Indian War period re-enactors present a living history program.
Masters of the Sky @ National Great Rivers Museum
February 15, 2014 – February 17, 2014 all-day
Witness a birds of prey demonstration by the World Bird Sanctuary. See eagles, falcons, owls and other birds of prey at this educational and informative [...]
Galesburg Historical Society Annual Chocolate Festival @ Galesburg Antique Mall
February 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am – February 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
It’s a chocolate lover’s dream! Annual festival featuring homemade and commercially-made chocolate treats. It’s an endless buffet of tortes, cakes, pies, cookies, candies, beverages and [...]
Kites Over Sycamore @ South End of Airport Road
February 17, 2014 all-day
Come join us for some high flying fun. Create and decorate your own kites, plant a pumpkin, blow bubbles, enjoy cotton candy and popcorn, [...]
Illinois Beef Expo @ Illinois State Fairgrounds
February 20, 2014 @ 8:00 am – February 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Field & Stream 2014 Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo @ Prairie Capital Convention Center
February 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – February 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
The annual expo will feature trophy deer contests, photo contests, turkey calling championships, new products expo and trade show. Seminars will be held daily.
The Boat Show @ Illinois State Fairgrounds
February 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – February 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
See a wide variety of pleasure and fishing boats from several local dealers including aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, runabout, cruisers and [...]
Celebration of Stephen Mack’s Birthday @ Macktown Living History Center
February 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a birthday celebration of Stephen Mack, Winnebago County’s first white settler. Traditional foods, winter skills and games will be showcased. Re-enactors of [...]