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Events in Downstate Illinois

Events in Downstate Illinois

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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.

What are you waiting for? Explore our Event Calendar to find the perfect entertainment for you and your family during your visit.

Please use the color-coded map for reference.

  • Western Region (Orange) – Close to St. Louis, MO
  • Central Region (Blue) – Close to Springfield, IL
  • Eastern Region (Yellow) – Close to Terre Haute, IN



Peanut Butter & Jam Festival

June 14, 2024 - August 9, 2024
Highland Downtown Square
Highland, IL

Clinton County Fair

July 14, 2024 - July 20, 2024
Carlyle, IL

Formula Drift

July 18, 2024 - July 20, 2024
World Wide Technology Raceway
Madison, IL

Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series

July 18, 2024
Bower Park
Olney, IL

Concert at the Square

July 18, 2024
Bellevue Park
Belleville, IL

Explore Waterloo's Black Friday/Christmas in July

July 19, 2024 - July 20, 2024
Downtown Waterloo
Waterloo, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

July 19, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

Richland County Fair

July 19, 2024 - July 27, 2024
Richland County Fairgrounds
Olney, IL

Marshall Farmers Market

July 19, 2024
Courthouse Square
Marshall, IL

Centralia Farmers Market

July 20, 2024
Centralia, IL
Centralia, IL

Blessed Blooms Farmers Market

July 20, 2024
Blessed Blooms Market Pavilion
Fairfield, IL

Vine Street Market

July 20, 2024
O'Fallon Station
O'Fallon, IL

Chester Farmers Market

July 20, 2024
Chester Square Gazebo Park
Chester, IL

Belleville Flea Market

July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Centralia Summer Market

July 20, 2024
Downtown Centralia
Centralia, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

July 20, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

Monroe County Fair

July 21, 2024 - July 28, 2024
Monroe County Fairgrounds
Waterloo, IL

Concert at the Park

July 22, 2024
Bellevue Park
Belleville, IL

Edwards County Fair

July 23, 2024 - August 3, 2024
Edwards County Fairgrounds
Albion, IL

Downtown Waterloo Summer Band Concert Series

July 23, 2024
Downtown Waterloo Bandstand
Waterloo, IL

Concert at the Square

July 25, 2024
Bellevue Park
Belleville, IL

Farm Heritage Days

July 26, 2024 - July 28, 2024
American Farm Heritage Museum
Greenville, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

July 26, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

Carlyle Farmers Market

July 26, 2024
Carlyle VFW
Carlyle, IL

Marshall Farmers Market

July 26, 2024
Courthouse Square
Marshall, IL

Centralia Farmers Market

July 27, 2024
Centralia, IL
Centralia, IL

Blessed Blooms Farmers Market

July 27, 2024
Blessed Blooms Market Pavilion
Fairfield, IL

New Baden Farmers Market

July 27, 2024
New Baden Village Park
New Baden, IL

Vine Street Market

July 27, 2024
O'Fallon Station
O'Fallon, IL

4th Annual Wild Child Flower Farm Vendor Market

July 27, 2024
Wild Child Flower Farm
Sumner, IL

Chester Farmers Market

July 27, 2024
Chester Square Gazebo Park
Chester, IL

A Wizard's Birthday

July 27, 2024
Downtown District
O'Fallon, IL

SUMMER SPLASH

July 27, 2024
COLE MEMORIAL PARK
Chester, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

July 27, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

RIVER CITY ROCK FEST

July 27, 2024
COLE MEMORIAL PARK
Chester, IL

Rockin' In River City

July 27, 2024
Chester, IL

Uncorked Festival

July 27, 2024
Red Hill State Park - North Side
Sumner, IL

Once Upon a Summer's Eve Charity Book Ball

July 27, 2024
Leu Civic Center
Mascoutah, IL

Concert at the Park

July 29, 2024
Bellevue Park
Belleville, IL

Downtown Waterloo Summer Band Concert Series

July 30, 2024
Downtown Waterloo Bandstand
Waterloo, IL

Grand American World Trapshooting Championships

July 31, 2024 - August 10, 2024
World Shooting & Recreational Complex
Sparta, IL

Ag Days

July 31, 2024 - August 3, 2024
Market Street Mount Carmel, IL
Mount Carmel, IL

Chamber Ag Days

July 31, 2024 - August 3, 2024
Mount Carmel IL
Mount Carmel, IL

Bond County Fair

August 1, 2024 - August 6, 2024
Bond County Fairgrounds
Greenville, IL

Handbag Bingo

August 1, 2024
Country Financial Building
Albion, IL

Gateway Dulcimer Music Festival

August 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024
The Four Points Sheraton/Fountain Conference Center
Fairview Heights, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

August 2, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

Marshall's Night on the National Road

August 2, 2024
Downtown Marshall
Marshall, IL

Mascoutah Homecoming Und August Fest

August 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024
Sheve Park
Mascoutah, IL

Marshall Farmers Market

August 2, 2024
Courthouse Square
Marshall, IL

Centralia Farmers Market

August 3, 2024
Centralia, IL
Centralia, IL

Blessed Blooms Farmers Market

August 3, 2024
Blessed Blooms Market Pavilion
Fairfield, IL

Bond County Farmers Market

August 3, 2024
Greenville Square
Greenville, IL

Vine Street Market

August 3, 2024
O'Fallon Station
O'Fallon, IL

Chester Farmers Market

August 3, 2024
Chester Square Gazebo Park
Chester, IL

Charleston Butterfly Festival

August 3, 2024
Lake Charleston
Charleston, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

August 3, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

Farm to Table Dinner

August 3, 2024
Harlan Hall
Marshall, IL

St. Joseph's Annual Church Picnic

August 3, 2024
Prairie du Rocher
Prairie du Rocher, IL

Downtown Waterloo Summer Band Concert Series

August 6, 2024
Downtown Waterloo Bandstand
Waterloo, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

August 9, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

RCRC White Squirrel Kids' Triathlon

August 9, 2024
Olney, IL
Olney, IL

Cruisin the Dam Car Show

August 9, 2024
Mariner's Village Resort
Carlyle, IL

Marshall Farmers Market

August 9, 2024
Courthouse Square
Marshall, IL

RCRC White Squirrel Triathlon

August 10, 2024
Olney, IL
Olney, IL

Centralia Farmers Market

August 10, 2024
Centralia, IL
Centralia, IL

Blessed Blooms Farmers Market

August 10, 2024
Blessed Blooms Market Pavilion
Fairfield, IL

Vandalia Farmers Market

August 10, 2024
Next to Vandalia Statehouse
Vandalia, IL

Vine Street Market

August 10, 2024
O'Fallon Station
O'Fallon, IL

Watermelon Festival

August 10, 2024
Vine Street Market
O'Fallon, IL

Chester Farmers Market

August 10, 2024
Chester Square Gazebo Park
Chester, IL

CHIEF Summer Jeep Jam & Poker Run

August 10, 2024
Columbia
Columbia, IL

CSA Hare and Hounds

August 10, 2024
Carlyle Sailing Assn. Harbor, Carlyle Lake, Illinois
Carlyle, IL

Goat Yoga at Schlafly

August 10, 2024
Schlafly Highland Square
Highland, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

August 10, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

“H. Schrieber & Sons’ General Store, A Family Perspective” by Tom Schrieber and Curt Schrieber

August 10, 2024
History Museum of Monroe County
Waterloo, IL

Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Downtown Concert

August 11, 2024
Downtown Waterloo Bandstand
Waterloo, IL

Downtown Waterloo Summer Band Concert Series

August 13, 2024
Downtown Waterloo Bandstand
Waterloo, IL

World of Outlaws Late Models

August 14, 2024
World Famous Highland Speedway
Highland, IL

65th Annual Steam, Gas, and Threshing Show

August 14, 2024 - August 18, 2024
American Thresherman Association, Inc.
Pinckneyville, IL

Live Music at Charters Patio

August 16, 2024
Charters Patio
Vandalia, IL

Centralia Balloon Fest

August 16, 2024 - August 18, 2024
Foundation Park
Centralia, IL

Columbia Days Festival and Parade

August 16, 2024 - August 17, 2024
Metter Park/Main Street
Columbia, IL

Marshall Farmers Market

August 16, 2024
Courthouse Square
Marshall, IL

Wabash County Farmers Market

August 16, 2024
Market Street Mount Carmel, IL
Mount Carmel, IL


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.
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Clinton County Fair

Clinton County Fair

July 14, 2024 - July 20, 2024 @ 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Carlyle, IL
Concert at the Square

Concert at the Square

July 18, 2024 @ 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bellevue Park | Belleville, IL
Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series

Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series

July 18, 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bower Park | Olney, IL

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