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Events in Downstate Illinois

Events in Downstate Illinois

Find Your Next Event

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



Highland Area Local Dine Around

March 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Highland, IL
Highland, IL

National Movie Theater Day

April 23, 2024
The Edge
Belleville, IL

Line Dancing Lessons

April 24, 2024
Iron Saddle Ranch
Salem, IL

"A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On" by Sue Barker

April 25, 2024
History Museum of Monroe County
Waterloo, IL

Mothers vs. Sons Night of Fun

April 26, 2024
Arena Gym at The Campus
Belleville, IL

Backyard Homesteading Expo

April 27, 2024
Parking Lot of ATV's and More, Inc.
Salem, IL

Metro East Youth Art Show

April 27, 2024
Mascoutah Public Library and Leu Civic Center
Mascoutah, IL

Baby Bonanza at Rainbow Ranch

April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo
Nashville, IL

St. Louis Antique Show

April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Tough Mudder 2024

April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
World Wide Technology Raceway
Madison, IL

2nd Annual George Portz Memorial Fiddle Contest and Bluegrass Show

April 27, 2024
Klucker Hall, Shiloh IL 62269
Shiloh, IL

Restoration Ranch Fire Nights

April 27, 2024
Restoration Ranch
Belleville, IL

Chorale Spring Concert

April 27, 2024
Belleville Philharmonic Society
Belleville, IL

Midwest Bird & Animal Breeders Swap & Sale

April 28, 2024
Monroe County Fairgrounds
Waterloo, IL

Mother’s Day Mixology Brunch

April 28, 2024
Bennie’s Pizza Pub
Belleville, IL

Line Dancing Lessons

May 1, 2024
Iron Saddle Ranch
Salem, IL

"A Tale of Two Forts" by Mark Wagner

May 2, 2024
History Museum of Monroe County
Waterloo, IL

Yung Gravy at Castle Ridge

May 2, 2024
Castle Ridge
Centralia, IL

Carlyle Spring City Wide Yard Sales

May 3, 2024 - May 4, 2024
Carlyle, IL

Bennie’s Pizza Pub 6th Anniversary

May 4, 2024
Bennie’s Pizza Pub
Belleville, IL

National Crappie League Tournament

May 4, 2024
Carlyle Lake
Carlyle, IL

Free Fishing Derby

May 4, 2024
Bellevue Park
Belleville, IL

Spring Fling Festival & BBQ Competition

May 4, 2024
American Farm Heritage Museum - Greenville
Greenville, IL

St. Clair County Law Day 5K Run/Walk

May 4, 2024
Belleville Parks and Recreation
Belleville, IL

Baby Bonanza at Rainbow Ranch

May 4, 2024 - May 5, 2024
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo
Nashville, IL

Bond County Cruise-Ins

May 4, 2024
Bond County Courthouse Square
Greenville, IL

Locust Street Fair

May 4, 2024
Centralia Tourism
Centralia, IL

SICW Wrestling Belle-Clair Exposition Center

May 4, 2024
200 S Belt E #2650
Belleville, IL

Derby Day Musical

May 4, 2024
Union United Methodist Church
Belleville, IL

2024 Inflatable 5k

May 5, 2024
O'Fallon Sports Park
O'Fallon, IL

Fruehlingsfest Springfest

May 5, 2024
Historic Maeystown
Maeystown, IL

100th Anniversary Celecration

May 7, 2024
Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce
Belleville, IL

Line Dancing Lessons

May 8, 2024
Iron Saddle Ranch
Salem, IL

Highland Chamber of Commerce GLOW GOLF Fundraiser

May 10, 2024
Highland Country Club
Highland, IL

Community Yard Sale

May 11, 2024
Marshall
Marshall, IL

Marshall Community Wide Yard Sale

May 11, 2024
City Wide
Marshall, IL

CSA Hare and Hounds

May 11, 2024
Carlyle Sailing Assn. Harbor, Carlyle Lake, Illinois
Carlyle, IL

Mom's Day Out Vendor Fair

May 11, 2024
Eckert's Country Store & Farms
Belleville, IL

Strawberry Festival

May 11, 2024
Eckert's Locations
Belleville, IL

Baby Bonanza at Rainbow Ranch

May 11, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo
Nashville, IL

“Southern American Bottom Archaeological Project, (Hawkins Hollow), (SABA)” by Autumn Melby

May 11, 2024
History Museum of Monroe County
Waterloo, IL

Strawberry Festival

May 12, 2024
Eckert's Locations
Belleville, IL

Line Dancing Lessons

May 15, 2024
Iron Saddle Ranch
Salem, IL

2024 IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals

May 17, 2024 - May 18, 2024
Lake Carlyle
Carlyle, IL

Art on the Square

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Steve Augeri

May 17, 2024
Lincoln Theater
Belleville, IL

Chester Farmers Market

May 18, 2024
Chester Square Gazebo Park
Chester, IL

Belleville Flea Market

May 18, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Strawberry Festival

May 18, 2024
Eckert's Locations
Belleville, IL

Baby Bonanza at Rainbow Ranch

May 18, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo
Nashville, IL

Firebirdfest

May 18, 2024
Courthouse Square
Waterloo, IL

Jasper County Chamber Jeep Run

May 18, 2024
West End Reception and Events
Newton, IL

Strawberry Festival

May 19, 2024
Eckert's Locations
Belleville, IL

Goat Yoga at Schlafly

May 19, 2024
Schlafly Highland Square
Highland, IL

Line Dancing Lessons

May 22, 2024
Iron Saddle Ranch
Salem, IL


Downstate Illinois Events

Downstate Illinois Events

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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.
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Check out our calendar of events!
National Movie Theater Day

National Movie Theater Day

April 23, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
The Edge | Belleville, IL
Line Dancing Lessons

Line Dancing Lessons

April 24, 2024 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Iron Saddle Ranch | Salem, IL

"A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On" by Sue Barker

April 25, 2024 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
History Museum of Monroe County | Waterloo, IL

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