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Previous Datebook Months: May 2011June 2011

JuLY 2011

2-3, “Eight Miles of AG-TIQUES” in Orangeville. 815-789-4570 or

2-3, The Eighth Annual “John Deere Days” in Orangeville. 815-281-4571 or

3, Art at Ellwood - Art Fair and Sale in DeKalb. 815-756-4609 or

3-4, Capital City Celebration in Downtown Springfield. 217-553-2082 or

4, Riverfront 4th at Clat Adams Park in Quincy. 217-228-6600.

4, Salute to Freedom at Mt. Vernon Airport in Mount Vernon. 618-242-3150 or

6, Downs Village Market, Wednesdays in July, 4 - 6 p.m., Southwest edge of Downs, just off I-74. Call Carol at 309-378-4223 or Ruth at 309-378-4294, or e-mail for space availability and information.

6-24, The All New Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers in Chicago. 312-922-2110 or

7-8, Heritage Days & Sweet Corn Dinner in Golden. 217-445-3151 or

8-9, Irish American Heritage Festival in Chicago. 773-282-7035 or

8-10, Homewood Days in Downtown Homewood. 708-206-3384.

8-10, Into the Woods by Acting Out Theatre Co. at Perry Farm Park in Bourbonnais. 815-644-0854 or

8-16, Galena festival of the Performing Arts in Galena. 563-581-0911 or

9-10, The 48th Annual Invitational Fine Craft Exhibition in Oak Brook. 630-573-0700 or

9, The Eighth Annual Midwest Nationals Wrestling Tournament at Illinois Wesleyan University Shirk Center in Bloomington. 800-433-8226 or

9-10, Civil War Days in Wauconda. 847-968-3400 or

9, Jazz From Reagan’s Lifetime in Sterling. 815-622-1681 or

9, Open Cockpit Day at the Prairie Aviation Museum in Bloomington. 309-663-7632 or

9-10, Rock Around the Block in Chicago. 773-665-4682.

9-10, Sugar Creek Arts Festival in Uptown Normal. 309-829-0011 or

10, Plainfield Church Car Show, Rose Hill. 618-793-2248 or

12-17, Stephenson County Fair at the Stephenson County Fair Grounds in Freeport. 815-235-2918 or

13, Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing in Oak Lawn. 708-424-8300 or

14-31, Fox Valley Repertory’s Summer Arts Festival at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. 630-584-6342 or

14-17, Vernon Hills Summer Celebration 2011 in Vernon Hills. 847-367-3700 or

15-16, Ain’t Nothin But the Blues Festival in Bloomington. 309-665-0033 or

15-16, Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival at the Chatham Community Park in Chatham. 217-414-2639 or

15-16, Orange Power of the Past, 5th Annual Allis Chalmers Working Show, Dale Haymakers Allis Chalmers Museum, Paris. Dale Haymaker 217-275-3428 or

15-17, East Central Illinois Antique Farm Equipment Club, annual show at the Coles Country Fairgrounds, Charleston. 217-348-8898 or www.terrydalefarms@com.

15-17, Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. 312-746-5494 or

15-17, Quincon 26 in Quincy. 217-214-3700.

16, Art Fair & Music in the Park at Methodist Park, Paris. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 217-466-4215

16-17, Civil War Days at David Davis Mansion in Bloomington. 309-828-1084 or

16-17, Lincoln’s Bloomington Festival in Downtown Bloomington. 309-827-0428 or

16-17, Oregon Trail Days in Lowden State Park and downtown in Oregon. 815-732-2100 or

16-17, Print Invitational in Freeport. 815-235-9755 or

16-17, The Annual Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival in Buffalo Grove. 847-459-2518 or

16-17, 23 Annual Metropolis Farm Toy Show at Massac County Youth Fair Exhibit Hall. I-24, Exit 37, follow signs. 618-524-2909.

17, Art and Wine Festival at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard and Winery in Mackinaw. 309-645-5054 or

17, Caribbean Beach Block Party in Tinley Park. 708-444-5678 or

17, Third Sunday Market at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. 217-202-2847 or

20-24, Kane County Fair in St. Charles. 630-584-6926 or

21, Palos Heights Classic Car Event in Palos Heights. 708-361-1800 or

22-31, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Quincy Community Theatre in Quincy. 217-223-3209.

22-23, Germanfest in Quincy. 217-228-1193.

23, Riverdale Music Fest in Riverdale. 708-841-7054.

23-24, Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival in Chicago. 773-929-9255 or

28-31, RidgeFest 2011 in Chicago Ridge. 708-425-7700 or

29-31, Ignite Fest in Zion. 630-833-3733 or


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Deadline: June 15 for September Events

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