What's Happening in Downstate Illinois August 22-28

What's Happening in Downstate Illinois August 22-28

Posted on 08/15/2022 by Emily Titsworth

Whether you’re looking for live music, a festival, marathon, or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, Downstate Illinois has something for everyone! Each week we highlight a few fun events within southwest, south central and southeast Illinois.  Our 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. For even more events, be sure to visit the Downstate Illinois Calendar of Events page here!



Farmers Market on the Square

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Come out and support your local vendors on the Charleston Square. Baked goods, flowers, produce, jewelry, and more. 

Trenton Concerts in the Park

Trenton Community Park, Trenton, IL

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

If your perfect evening consists of great music and delicious food, Trenton is the place to visit! As the host town to the Concert in the Park, Trenton knows how to throw an unforgettable town party.



Nashville Farmers Market

Nashville Courthouse, Nashville, IL

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 7 a.m. - Noon

Spend your Thursday morning strolling through the Nashville Farmers Market from May - November. 

Highland Thursday Night Live Concert Series

Downtown Square, Highland, IL

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Free and open to the public. 



Du Quoin State Fair

Du Quion State Fairgrounds, Du Quion, IL

Friday, August 26, 2022 - Monday, September 5, 2022 @ 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

 There will be rides, food, and free entertainment.  The fair will consist of Motor sports, horse and livestock shows, cooking competitions, and a karaoke contest.  Bring the entire family out to DuQuoin Fairgrounds to enjoy this free admission event.

Waterloo Homecoming

Courthouse Square, Waterloo, IL

Friday, August 26, 2022 - Saturday, August 27, 2022 @ 4 p.m. - Midnight

The Waterloo Homecoming is held annually on the Courthouse Square. The event features live music, carnival rides, games and plenty of food and drink. A parade is featured on Saturday with floats, marching bands and other items of interest. Brought to you by Waterloo VFW and Waterloo Lion's Club.

34th Midwest Salute to the Arts

Moody Park, Fairview Heights, IL

Friday, August 26, 2022 - Sunday, August 28, 2022 @ 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Dedicate your weekend to the arts and spend it admiring local artists at the Midwest Salute to the Arts!



New Baden Farmers Market

New Baden Village Park, New Baden, IL

Saturday, August 27, 2022 @ 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Markets are the last Saturday of each month May-September from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with over 50 vendors including produce, local honey, baked goods, handmade soaps, jams, salsas, pickles, kettle corn and pork rinds, succulents and house plants, farm raised eggs and meats, homemade caramels, handspun pottery, seafood, handmade jewelry, fresh cut flowers and so much more!

Caffeine and Chrome

Gateway Classic Cars, O'Fallon, IL

Saturday, August 27, 2022 @ 9 a.m. - Noon

Cruise in with your collectible car or daily driver and bring your appetite. Indulge in pastries and coffee while supplies last.

Gun and Knife Show

Belle-Clair Farougrounds and Expo Center, Belleville, IL

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Sunday, August 28, 2022 @ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Illinois' largest hunting and trade show. 

Cross Street Market

Cross Street, Robinson, IL

Come enjoy local treats at Markets on Cross Street every Saturday in June, July, August, and September.

Catalina Wine Mixer

The Weingarten, Belleville, IL

Saturday, August 27, 2022 @ 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Music, food trucks, wine, and more!



Brunch with Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar

Hidden Lake Winery, Aviston, IL

Sunday, August 28, 2022 @ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Brunch menu available every Sunday along with Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar! 


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