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The 2024 Visitors Guide is available now! The publication includes events and information about the 21 counties we serve, and features stories about interesting aspects of our region. It is distributed throughout our entire territory and is also available online.
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Discover Events

Complete Calendar of Events
Whether you’re looking for a festival, marathon or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, Downstate Illinois has something for everyone. The region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing.
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Discover Delicious Food

Explore Downstate IL Dining
Downstate Illinois offers a wide range of restaurants and places to eat. From family-style places and fine dining to pubs and delis, we have a menu for every taste bud.
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Learn the Benefits of Membership
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Downstate Illinois

Welcome to Downstate Illinois! We are the Convention and Visitors Bureau for 21 counties, and 2 cities, in South Central Illinois. Visitors will certainly find something they enjoy, whether it's shopping downtown main streets, unplugging from busy city life, or enjoying a delicious meal. Year-round exploration awaits in Downstate Illinois with our many unique events. Engage in outdoor activities like hiking and boating, or immerse yourself in rich history by visiting our many historical sites. No matter the season or the reason, there is something satisfy every traveler's interests.

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Downstate Illinois Breweries

Downstate Illinois Breweries

Explore Brewing History
Our territory is rich in the brewery business. After all, Belleville became home to the first brewery in the state in 1832. We can thank Jacob Fleischbein for paving the way for breweries to take hold in our area.
Plan Your Stay

Plan Your Stay

Hotels, B&B's and More!
Looking for a getaway? Downstate Illinois offers a charming array of accommodations, from cozy bed and breakfasts to upscale hotels and quaint Airbnb's. Visitors can expect a welcoming retreat. Click the photo to plan your next stay in Downstate Illinois.
In the Mood for Markets

In the Mood for Markets

Shop Local
Shopping at markets is a great way to support local businesses, find unique items, and buy fresh produce. We’ve provided a list of some of the best farmers markets in our area. With 21 counties, though, there is ample opportunity to find a market near you.
Downstate Illinois Events

Downstate Illinois Events

Explore Our Event Calendar
Whether you’re looking for a festival, marathon or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, Downstate Illinois has something for everyone. The region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing.
Check out our calendar of events!
Clinton County Fair

Clinton County Fair

July 14, 2024 - July 20, 2024 @ 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Carlyle, IL
Formula Drift

Formula Drift

July 18, 2024 - July 20, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
World Wide Technology Raceway | Madison, IL
Explore Waterloo's Black Friday/Christmas in July

Explore Waterloo's Black Friday/Christmas in July

July 19, 2024 - July 20, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Waterloo | Waterloo, IL

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