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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!


50+ shops participating across Southern Illinois!


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in Downstate IL

Hannah Newgent Eads "A Retrospective Exhibition"

September 1, 2023 - September 29, 2023
Link Art Gallery
Paris, IL

Fairfield PaintOut

September 26, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Wayne County Fairgrounds - Floral Hall
Fairfield, IL

Line Dancing Lessons

September 27, 2023
Iron Saddle Ranch
Salem, IL

Downtown Belleville Live Music Row

September 27, 2023 - October 1, 2023
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

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