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.
Historic Main Street, Columbia, IL
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - Monday, October 31, 2022 @ 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Quickly becoming a community loved event, the Columbia's Scarecrow Crawl planned for October 1 through October 31 showcases over 50 scarecrows! Come take a stroll on Historic Main Street to see all the amazing entries created by individuals, schools, businesses, organizations, churches and more.
Downtown Waterloo, Waterloo, IL
Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Get your witch on in Waterloo! Wear your witchy best (or worst) and shop, eat and drink at participating businesses.
Dam West Boa Ramp, Carlyle, IL
Friday, October 21, 2022 - Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Haunted Trail is a delightfully spooky place to visit during the Halloween season!
Kinmundy Log Cabin, Kinmundy, IL
Friday, October 21, 2022 - Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
5th Annual Haunted Trail at Kinmundy Log Cabin Village. All proceeds go to the upkeep of cabins & grounds.
Last two weekends in October. (Friday & Saturday Night)
Salem Community Center, Salem, IL
Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Quilting and Non-Quilting Vendors Demonstrations · Bed Turnings · Quilt Appraisals Available!
Shiloh Community Park, Shiloh, IL
Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Come out to Shiloh and find lots of treasures at our annual Treasures in the Park Craft Fair.
Moody Park (Pavilion #5), Fairview Heights, IL
Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join the National Association for Mental Illness in a walk for mental health at Moody Park.
Eckert's Cider Shed, Belleville, IL
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN OCTOBER - Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, children’s activities, and much more make this a pickin’ good time for everyone!
Downtown Belleville, Belleville, IL
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Come help raise money for The Thomas Johnston Foundation all while drinking your way through the bars of Downtown Belleville.
McKendree Metro Rec Plex, O'Fallon, IL
Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Calling all ghosts, superheroes, and goblins!! We will be hosting our Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 23rd from 2pm-4pm! This is a FREE event open to everyone! We have many spooktacular activities in store for you!!
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