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!
Thursday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Grub Crawl
Downtown O'Fallon, IL
Head out to Downtown O’Fallon for a wee bit o’ fun on St. Patrick’s Day! Participating pubs will be offering different Irish dishes and drink specials!! Click here for more info!
Friday, March 18
The popular Ranken Technical College presents Midnight Madness fueled by NOS Energy Drink features Test ‘n’ Tunes for street-legal cars and motorcycles, drifting, DJs, contests, and attractions. Click here for more info!
Friday, March 18 thru Saturday, March 19
Midwest Winter Nationals
Du Quoin, IL
Check out indoor racing in Du Quoin! Classes are Winged Outlaw, Non-wing Outlaw, Midgets/Mini sprints, A-class wing, A-class non wing, Restrictors, and Jr Springs! Click here for more info!
Saturday, March 19
Join us for this exciting concert featuring two virtuoso guest performers. Pianist Brian Woods performs Mozart Piano Concerto #23 in A Major. Union UMC organist Gail Long performs the rousing Saint-Saens Organ Symphony. Click here for more info!
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