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!
Hidden Lake Winery, Aviston, IL
Every Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brunch menu available from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. along with Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar.
Football Field at Southwestern IL Justice & Workforce Development Campus, Belleville, IL
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join the Couch to 5k program, offered by Belleville Parks and Recreation, and prepare yourself for Gingerbread Run on December 3, 2022. Beginners will start with walking and learn the basics of running. Every Tuesday and Thursday.
Downtown Belleville, Belleville, IL
Every Wednesday - Sunday, 2022 @ 6 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Welcome to Live Music Row! Beautiful Downtown Belleville has many venues that provide local & national Live Music acts. Live Music Row will be a place to see Live Music Events all in one place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information about performances, venues, becoming a sponsor or playing a show, visit the offical Facebook page!
Friday, November 11, 2022 - Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 5 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Olde Tyme Christmas is a free, community holiday celebration that attracts surrounding communities, encourages the shop local movement and showcases Vandalia and local Vandalia businesses...A kickoff to the holiday season!
Friday, November 11, 2022 - Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ Noon
The Holidays are right around the corner and everyone is starting their Christmas Shopping List. Visit beautiful downtown Oblong for their Christmas Open House on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 and start shopping for the Holidays.
Friday, November 11, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023 @ 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, IL
WonderLight's Christmas is returning to the greater St. Louis area for the 2022 season! Come see over 1 million LED lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking Christmas music played through your own car stereo.
Downtown Vandalia, Vandalia, IL
Friday, November 11, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.
What better way to herald the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus than with the 2022 Rotary Lighted Christmas Parade! Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in downtown Vandalia on November 11 at 5:30 p.m., officially kicking off all things OTC! This is a lighted parade, so deck out your entries in Christmas lights and add sparkle to an already beautiful downtown.
Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area, Carlyle, IL
Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Youth hunt for pheasants with an adult. Must have permits and paperwork to hunt.
The Holiday Motel & Restaurant, Olney, IL
Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Booths will be available for the sale of crafts and home goods. Check out all the amazing vendors we will have, crafters and your favorite direct sales companies! Get your Christmas shopping done early!
Farm Fresh Market, Breese, IL
Longtime sports author Doug Feldmann will be signing and discussing copies of his new book, The Dean of Clinton County.
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