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June – September 2014

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 www.HillPrairieWinery.com
Prairie Pinwheels Quilt Show and Heritage Days @ Carl Sandburg College
August 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am – August 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Displaying more than 200 quilts, will include National Quilting Association Judging and viewers choice awards. Challenge quilts, vendors on site including scissor sharpener, door prizes, [...]
Slaw Dawg’s 50/60x Diner 9th Annual Cruise-In @ Slaw Dawg's 50/60s Diner
August 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Half of all proceeds go to “Santa Jack Bailey.” Last year Jack provided more than 2,000 toys to children in need and has dedicated his [...]
44th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair @ Rockton Village Park
August 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Hononegah Woman’s Club.
44th Annual Rockton IL Arts and Crafts fair @ Rockton Village Park
August 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
44th Annual Rockton IL Arts and Crafts fair @ Rockton Village Park | Rockton | Illinois | United States
Rockton, Illinois – The 44th Annual Arts and Crafts fair sponsored by the Hononegah Woman’s Club will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014, [...]
Barn Quilt Heritage Trail – McLean County 2014 Opening Event @ David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
August 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This marks the third year for the project, which features McLean County area barns and farm buildings decorated with 8×8′ quilt squares painted on plywood. [...]
Labor Day Festival @ Horseshoe Lake Community Center
September 1, 2014 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Horseshoe Lake Chamber of Commerce. this festival features a 7 a.m. pancake breakfast, a 10 a.m. barbeque and music in the outside [...]
9th Annual Trains, Planes & Automobiles
September 4, 2014 – September 6, 2014 all-day
Join Gen-Air for a fly-in luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday at Gen-Air Park, 1650th St. off U.S. Hwy. 6W. Friday cruise the Hennepin [...]
Macomb Balloon Rally @ Vince Grady Field
September 5, 2014 – September 6, 2014 all-day
Enjoy 30 hot air balloons. There is a mass ascension on Friday evening, a fly-in to Vince Grady Field on Saturday morning, and a flight [...]