What's Happening in Downstate Illinois October 10 - 16

What's Happening in Downstate Illinois October 10 - 16

Posted on 10/03/2022 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!


Continuing Events

Couch to 5k 

Football Field at Southwestern IL Justice & Workforce Development Campus, Belleville, IL

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join the Couch to 5k program, offered by Belleville Parks and Recreation, and prepare yourself for Gingerbread Run on December 3, 2022. Beginners will start with walking and learn the basics of running. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 

Columbia Scarecrow Crawl

Historic Main Street, Columbia, IL

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - Monday, October 31, 2022 @ 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Quickly becoming a community loved event, the Columbia's Scarecrow Crawl planned for October 1 through October 31 showcases over 50 scarecrows! Come take a stroll on Historic Main Street to see all the amazing entries created by individuals, schools, businesses, organizations, churches and more.



Columbia Witches Ghoulish Night Out

Main Street, Columbia, IL

Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Food, brew, shopping and fun for witches and warlocks.

Witches Brew Walk 2022

Venue on Main, Belleville, IL

Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Join the 2nd Annual Downtown Belleville Witches Brew Walk hosted by the Witches of Downtown (Downtown Belleville Women's Collective).

Witches Night Out!

Downtown Greenville, Greenville, IL

Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join the fun in downtown Greenville for an evening of games, shopping, prizes, food and spirits!



Hocus Pocus Hayride

Laderman Park, Belleville, IL

Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fun for all ages! Each paid participant will receive one entry bracelet for the hayride and movie, plus on Boo Bucket full of goodies.

Smithton Haunted Trail

Smithton Park, Smithton, IL

Friday, October 14, 2022 - Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

The Smithton Haunted Trail is back and is sure to scare you! We have several scenes that you will walk thru after riding on a short hayride in the park.



Pumpkin Decorating Contest at Vine Street Market

Vine Street Market, O'Fallon, IL

Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

It's pumpkin decorating time at the Vine Street Market! Join in the fun and a chance to win a bag that is overflowing with awesome products from the market vendors, plus bragging rights for the rest of the year! 

RAIL Monster Crawl 2022

RAIL Coffee Room, Centralia, IL

Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

As Darkness Falls Upon Historic Downtown Centralia, Monsters Will Swarm The Streets At Our Annual RAIL Monster Crawl.

Brazilian Guitar & Vocals Concert: Clarice and Sergio Assad

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL

Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Brazilian jazz vocals with Samba guitar performed by ‘Brazil's First Family of Music’, The vocal, piano, and guitar performance, starts at 7 pm; doors open at 6 pm. Brazilian inspired food concessions and cash bar are available during the evening.


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