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Welcome to Downstate Illinois

Discover Downstate Illinois covers more ground than any other Convention and Visitor's Bureau in the State of Illinois. We represent 21 counties stretching from the Mississippi River east of St. Louis, MO to the Wabash River west of Vincennes, IN. We are both rural and urban, allowing guests to enjoy big city life and simple, country treasures all at once!

Visitors come to our region for family friendly attractions, historic sites and outdoor recreational opportunities as well as over 900 annual events. While you're here, be sure to stay in one of our many hotels, lodges or quaint B&Bs. Visit our attractions, and check out our shopping destinations, cozy wineries and great local cuisine, too. Adventure is in Downstate Illinois!


Fresh, local, fun!


Fun for all


in Downstate IL

Swansea Farmers Market

May 4, 2023 - October 26, 2023
Rural King Parking Lot
Swansea, IL

Downtown Belleville Live Music Row

May 24, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Strawberry Festival

May 27, 2023 - May 29, 2023
Eckert's Locations
Belleville, IL

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

May 29, 2023
205 N. Walnut to Haven Hill Cemetery
Olney, IL

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