May – July 2014

20th Annual Jasper County Strawberryfest
May 30, 2014 – May 31, 2014 all-day
This two day festival celebrates strawberries in Jasper County. Free family entertainment, music, games, food and crafts provide fun for everyone on the square [...]
4th Annual Country Quilts and Memories Show @ Egyptian School
May 31, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Quilts on display will showcase the skills of local quilters. Tables with special memories, vendors, door prizes and demos. Presented by the Alexander County [...]
Be Old-fashioned, Eat Organic @ Rock Springs Conservation Area
June 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gardeners in the past relied upon hard work, knowledge and nature to produce a successful garden without modern help. Garden volunteer Marge Evans will [...]
53rd Annual International Carillon Festival @ Washington Park
June 4, 2014 @ 1:15 pm – June 8, 2014 @ 2:15 pm
Longest running carillon festival in the world! Carillonneurs from several countries will perform on this world class instrument. Individuals and families are encouraged to [...]
Annual Rhubarb Festival
June 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am – June 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Bake sale features more than 2,000 rhubarb pies and other delicious desserts. In addition a huge craft show (Saturday only) and flea market, music, [...]
Heritage Days Festival
June 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am – June 8, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
An old-fashioned weekend of fun. The festival begins with an all equine parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Events following the parade will include [...]
Patriot Day “Americana” at Lincoln’s New Salem @ Lincoln's New Salem
June 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am – June 8, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
A look into the daily life of residents of Lincoln’s New Salem village and patriotism in the 1830s. Activities to be performed include candle making, [...]
Bluegrass Music Jam @ Rock Springs Nature Center
June 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring your instrument and play, or just come to enjoy the music. 1-4 p.m. Free.
Superman Celebration
June 12, 2014 – June 15, 2014 all-day
Metropolis, home of Superman, holds a celebration the second weekend in June celebrating the “Man of Steel.” A Superman Drama kicks off the weekend [...]
Music Fest @ City Park
June 13, 2014 – June 15, 2014 all-day
Great family weekend, Friday evening includes the Rotary Club Supper and queen contest. Saturday features the Maple City 4, arts and crafts and other [...]
20th Annual Historic Cemetery Walk @ Greenwood Cemetery
June 14, 2014 – June 15, 2014 all-day
Follow a guide through one of Galena’s oldest cemeteries while costumed re-enactors bring to life some of the most interesting residents in this historic [...]
Northwest Illinois Annual Gourd Festival
June 14, 2014 – June 15, 2014 all-day
Gourds extraordinaire! Gourd vendors, growers and artists come together for this special showing, as well as demonstrations and classes. Live music, food and beverages. [...]
Glorious Garden Festival/Walk @ David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
June 20, 2014 – June 21, 2014 all-day
. Enjoy a community garden walk through at least 10 private gardens in Bloomington-Normal. Special features include barn quilt squares, vendors selling garden products [...]
Long Grove’s Annual Strawberry Festival @ Long Grove Historic Village
June 20, 2014 – June 22, 2014 all-day
Strawberry lovers of all ages flock to the renown fest to enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, fruit smoothies, ice creams, baked goods and the farm-fresh [...]
7th Gospel Concert on the Farm @ Niemann Farm
June 21, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Featured musicians are The Chosen One, a family gospel group from Manchester, Ill. The Niemann family, including children and grandchildren, will open the evening [...]
Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival @ Crazy Horse Campground
June 27, 2014 – June 29, 2014 all-day
A weekend of family fun – Friday and Saturday music performances, concluding on Sunday with a morning gospel show. Bands include The Harmans, Trinity [...]
Abe’s River Race @ Riverbank Lodge
June 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This 2014 race will provide paddlers the opportunity to explore approximately 9-18 miles of the lower Sangamon River as it flows north from Sangamon County [...]
Alton/Godfrey Fireworks on the Mississippi @ Alton Riverfront Amphitheatre
July 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Alton’s spectacular fireworks display are a must see! With the Clark Bridge as a backdrop over the Mississippi River, this fireworks show is always a [...]
Heritage Festival & Duck Race
July 4, 2014 – July 5, 2014 all-day
Event includes exceptional period entertainment and activities like an 1800s outdoor play, pageant, quilt show, duck race, area craft and food vendors. Festivities also include [...]
Casey Corner Car Show
July 6, 2014 all-day
This 10th annual event is presented by car enthusiast Bobby Staley and features Best of Show, Best Paint and Best Engine categories. More than 100 [...]
I&I Antique Tractor Historic Farm Days
July 10, 2014 – July 13, 2014 all-day
Relive historic farming days at this annual four-day event. Plow and tillage field demonstrations, model gas and steam engines, horse and tractor demos, daily antique [...]
Annual Ribfest
July 12, 2014 all-day
Annual event starts at 9 a.m. with rib-cookers firing up the grills and Tour de Donut bicycle racers riding through the main street. Ribfest is [...]
Archeology Day @ Center for American Archeology Museum
July 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come join us as we celebrate and explore the fascinating world of Illinois archeology. This fun, family-friendly event includes excavation site tours, exhibits and hands-on [...]
Central Illiana Outdoor Expo @ David S. Palmer Arena
July 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am – July 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
A diverse collection of outdoor sports-related exhibitors will be on hand along with seminars and free autograph signings with personalities from programs featured on the [...]
Taste of Galesburg
July 24, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Features food from area restaurants, music, children’s activities and a beer garden. Entry fee is $5 and food tokens are $1. 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Stay [...]
Findlay Walleye Festival
July 25, 2014 – July 26, 2014 all-day
Walleye is a feature for the festival with the fish being served daily. Plenty of entertainment, ice cream social, fireworks on Friday, kids games, a [...]
Mill Road Thresherman’s 33rd Annual Show @ Effingham County Fairgrounds
July 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014 all-day
33rd Annual Show features tractors, implements, truck, cars, tool and engines, 25 years and older restored or un-restored are welcome. This year’s featured tractors are [...]
International Chili Society (ICS) State event held during the Christian County Agricultural Fair at the fairgrounds. $1000 Grand Prize. Categories: Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa. [...]
Sterling Main Street Music Fest @ Grandon Civic Center
July 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Musical acts for this year’s festival include Charlie Siren, four piece pop punk band; Kyle Henderson, a prolific songwriter with a style that melds blues, [...]
Margaritas & Cheeseburgers Party @ Hill Prairie Winery
July 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join in the Jimmy Buffet tradition with music by the Boat Drunks, along with cheeseburgers, wine margaritas and fun. 216-635-9900 or