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!
Du Quion State Fairgrounds, Du Quion, IL
Friday, August 26, 2022 - Monday, September 5, 2022 @ 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
There will be rides, food, and free entertainment. The fair will consist of Motor sports, horse and livestock shows, cooking competitions, and a karaoke contest. Bring the entire family out to DuQuoin Fairgrounds to enjoy this free admission event.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 @ 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Come out and support your local vendors on the Charleston Square. Baked goods, flowers, produce, jewelry, and more.
Trenton Community Park, Trenton, IL
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
If your perfect evening consists of great music and delicious food, Trenton is the place to visit! As the host town to the Concert in the Park, Trenton knows how to throw an unforgettable town party.
Nashville Courthouse, Nashville, IL
Thursday, September 1, 2022 @ 7 a.m. - Noon
Spend your Thursday morning strolling through the Nashville Farmers Market from May - November.
Downtown Square, Highland, IL
Thursday, September 1, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Friday, September 2, 2022 - Monday, September 5, 2022 @ 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carnival rides, live entertainment, street fair, and much more!
Courthouse Square, Marshall, IL
Friday, September 2, 2022 @ 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Marshall will be hosting a weekly Farmers Market downtown around the courthouse square on Friday before their city band concert throughout the summer months. It's a great opportunity to get locally grown produce, plants, flowers, honey, fresh baked goods, candles, dog treats, handmade crafts and so much more!
Fairview Heights, IL
Friday, September 2, 2022 - Saturday, September 3, 2022 @ 5 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
For over a decade, Midwest Wing Fest has been an epic party for a more epic cause. Each year upwards of 30k people attend, and we have upwards of 20 or more local and national wing vendors, live music all weekend and a huge bounce area for the little ones.
1st Block of South Charles, Belleville, IL
Saturday, September 3, 2022 @ 7:30 a.m. - Noon
The Old Town Farmers Market serves the Belleville area from May through November. Everything is fresh at this farmer’s market and what’s on offer changes throughout the year. Come for the food but stay for the fun and experience the artists, musicians and others who make The Old Town Farmer's Market such a vibrant experience each and every week.
Saturday, September 3, 2022 @ 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Bring a mat and a smile! Held in the grassy area next to the market!
Picquet Park, St. Marie, IL
Saturday, September 3, 2022 @ 8 a.m. - Noon
Come down and enjoy an abundance of local treats and produce!
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Belleville, IL
Saturday, September 3, 2022 - Sunday, September 4, 2022 @ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Shop one of the best antiques collections in the area.
Mt. Carmel, IL
Saturday, September 3, 2022 @ 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The Wabash County Farmers Market is every Saturday morning May through September from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. You will find vendors with produce, crafts, artisan items, baked goods, and many more great finds.
Hidden Lake Winery, Aviston, IL
Sunday, August 28, 2022 @ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brunch menu available every Sunday along with Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar!
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