What's Happening in Downstate Illinois July 18-24

What's Happening in Downstate Illinois July 18-24

Posted on 07/05/2022 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!



TB Promotions Twin Fifties

World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, Illinois

Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Sunday, July 24, 2022 @ 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.



Kinder Sailing Camp with Carlyle Sailing Association

Carlyle Sailing Association Harbor, Carlyle, Illinois

Friday, July 22, 2022 – Sunday, July 24, 2022 @ 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This three-day program is open to all kids 5 thru 9 years of age. All meals, snacks, and lodging are included for this overnight camp, with an option to be a day camp. Students learn to sail and experience small and large sailboats, plus participate in other water-oriented games and adventures.

Fireman’s Picnic & Parade

Lebanon, Illinois

Friday, July 22, 2022 – Saturday, July 23, 2022 @ Noon – 10 p.m.

Highlights of this Lebanon festival include live music, food, carnival rides and a parade! Stop by with friends and family for a fun-filled time.



Crawford County Fair

Crawford County Fairgrounds, Oblong, Illinois

Saturday, July 23, 2022 – Saturday, July 30, 2022 @ Noon – 11 p.m.

Located at the Crawford County Fairgrounds. 4-H exhibits, Crawford County Queen pageant, carnival rides, food booths, truck and tractor pull, and a demolition derby highlight the week-long event ending with a large 4-H auction. Contact: www.crawfordfair.com for more info.

Lebanon Christmas in July

Lebanon Illinois Brick Street

Saturday, July 23, 2022 @ 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

You never know what tomorrow will bring so get a jump start on your Christmas shopping with Christmas in July on the Brick Street.

Design Seminar with Special Guest Holly Snelling

A+ Venue, Casey, Illinois

Saturday, July 23, 2022 @ 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Define your style, understand design theory, & break the boundaries of traditional thoughts when it comes to decor and interiors.

Cross Street Market

Robinson, Illinois

Saturday, July 23, 2022 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come enjoy some local treats at Markets on Cross Street!

Harry Potter Birthday Experience

Salem Community Theatre and Cultural Center

Saturday, July 23, 2022 @ 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Arrive early to take your picture with your favorite Harry Potter characters; costumes are encouraged! A themed snack and treat will be served. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be shown. Tickets are $5.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m.


*To submit an event to be published on the Downstate Illinois website, click here!

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