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!
NCH Presents Beauty and the Beast - The Broadway Musical
Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Certain stories carry on from generation to generation and earn the designation "timeless" for good reason. Beauty and the Beast is one such story. Disney's Beauty and the Beast has been charming audiences for more years, and every year a whole new generation discovers the magic behind the castle walls. You won’t want to miss this production! Tickets are available at Newton Elementary, St. Thomas School, and Newton Community High School until sold out. Click here for more info!
Friday, April 8
Nashville Spring Madness
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Shop until you drop in Nashville! Keep an eye out in the local paper for sales and more information. Click here for more info!
Saturday, April 9
Kozy Korner Spring Market
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It’s the perfect time to shop for Easter and Mother’s Day at this event! Click here for more info!
The Smell of Money - The National City Stockyards at East St. Louis
History Museum of Monroe County
The National City Stockyards at East St. Louis” by Thom Petraitis who will detail how the nuisance of the stockyards disguised a money machine and economic powerhouse that helped to industrialize Southern Illinois while it fed the world. Click here for more info!
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