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Sep
23

Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days
September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

John A. Logan College | 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
Held on the 4th weekend of September at John A. Logan College, this 2-day show includes bass fishing seminars, Buck-skinners Village, High School Bass Classic, Dock Dogs, goose calling cometitions, kids shooting and archery, kids fishing hole, Outdoor Art and Heritage show, retriever demonstrations, and much more.
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828
www.SIHFD.edu

Sep
23

Youth Waterfowl Calling Contests
September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am
 
Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days will host 3 Waterfowl Calling contests.
 
Tru-Tone Custom Calls Youth Duck Meat Calling Championship: Saturday September 23rd, 2016
- No Entry Fee, Participation Prizes
   Registration from 9am - 9:45am, Contest begins at 10am
   Divisions:
         Junior: 12 Years and Under - 1st through 3rd place prizes
         Intermediate: 13-16 Years - 1st through 3rd place prizes
         Lady Youth Callers Welcome
 
Illinois State Open Duck Meat Calling Championship: Saturday September 24th, 2016
- $40 Entry Fee, 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250
   Registration from 12pm - 12:45pm, Contest begins at 1pm
         Lady Callers Welcome
 
Don Gasaway Youth Goose Calling Championship: Sunday September 24th, 2016
- No Entry Fee, Participation Prizes
   Registration from 7:30am - 8:15am, Contest begins at 8:30am
   Divisions:
         Junior: 12 Years and Under - 1st through 3rd place prizes
         Intermediate: 13-16 Years - 1st through 3rd place prizes
         Lady Youth Callers Welcome
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-3741
www.SIHFD.org

Sep
23

Southern Illinois World Open Goose Calling Championship
September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
The Southern Illinois World Open Goose Calling Championship will be held on Sunday, September 28th at Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days.  Registration is $40 and runs from 12-12:45pm with the contest beginning at 1pm.
 
Prizes:
1st Place - $1,250
2nd Place - $750
3rd Place - $250
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828
www.SIHFD.edu

Sep
23

Troy Dishner Novice Goose Calling Championship
September 23, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am - 11:00 am
 
The Troy Dishner Novice Goose Calling Championship will be held Sunday, September 28th at Southern illinois Hunting and Fishing Days.  Registration is $25 and runs from 9- 9:45am with the contest beginning at 10am.
 
Prizes:
1st Place - $500
2nd and 3rd Place - Prizes
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-3741
www.SIHFD.org

Sep
23

HUB Fest 2017
September 23, 2017

Downtown Marion | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Marion Main Street presents HUB Fest Saturday, September 23rd on Marion Square from 12pm to 10:15pm.  The event will feature food and merchandise vendors, bags tournament, games and bounce houses, photo contest, dunk tank benefiting Marion High School Athletics Program, end-of-the-year Car Show from 5pm-8pm, eating competitions, beer gardens and live music from:
 
The Holden Trio 2pm-3:45pm
Jenny Johnson Band 4pm-5:45pm
Ivas John Band 6pm-8pm
The Great Affairs 8:15pm-10:15pm
 
Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-5094
Vendor Form: hubfestvendors@gmail.com

Sep
23

Fall Open House at Wit and Wisdom
September 23, 2017

Wit and Wisdom | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Come and check-out all of Wit & Wisdom's Fall offerings at their first Open House!  Create a tee, book a board party, paint pottery and enjoy some tasty treats!
 
1400 West Main Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 364-0467
https://www.facebook.com/events/1725938784368100

Sep
23

Marion Farmers Market
Weekly on Saturdays and Wednesdays
April 05, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Senior Center parking lot | 06:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Marion Farmers Market, located in the Marion Senior's Center parking lot, offers fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as delicious baked goods.  Come out Wednesdays from 6am to 10am, and Saturdays from 6am to 12pm to shop fresh!
 
507 West Main Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-614-2874

Sep
23

Herrin Farmers Market
The Weekends on Saturdays
May 06, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Herrin Farmers Market | 08:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Herrin Farmers Market is open for the season.  Enjoy food products, flowers, artisan creations and more.  Every Saturday, 8am-Noon from May 21st through October 15th.
 
1020 South Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
618-525-9253

Sep
23

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
September 22, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch | 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Bandy's Pumpkin Patch has a wide variey of activities for the whole family to enjoy from the very unique and winding corn maze, group hayrides, picnic area and bonfire pit, as well as face painting for all children.  Bandy's also has a vibrant selection of corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins, fall decorations and everything you need for that special holiday with the family.  School and Church tours are available by appointment during the day.  Call today and book your fun at the Pumpkin Patch!
 
Open daily from the 3rd Saturday of September through October 30th.
 
15020 Pumpkim Patch Road- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-8676
www.facebook.com/pages/Bandys-Pumpkin-Patch/254655957910436?fref=ts

Sep
23

Teen Games
The Weekends on Saturdays
April 15, 2017 - April 14, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
Free gaming open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1976725895892270

Sep
24

Unity Picnic and Potluck
September 24, 2017

John W. Jones Park | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Bring your friends and join-in for an afternoon of fellowship, games and great food.  This is the 2nd annual Unity Picnic and Potluck to be held at John W. Jones Park in Marion.  Please bring a favorite dish to share with your friends. Everyone it welcome!
 
401-499 West Gent Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5190
https://www.facebook.com/events/114608849209875

Sep
25

Tai Chi
Weekly on Mondays
April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Beginner level Tai Chi Class.  Free and open to the public of all ages.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1741624636128454

Sep
26

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
July 04, 2017 - November 02, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Stories, snacks and activities for pre-school age children.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Sep
27

Cannon Park Community Market
Weekly on Wednesdays
April 05, 2017 - September 27, 2017

Cannon Park | 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Cannon Park Community Market is a producer-only market featuring Southern Illinois' farmers, growers, and artisans.  Open Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 6pm - April through September at the Carterville Community Center in Cannon Park, this market provides the Tri-C area with fresh local foods, artisan crafts, and family-friendly activities.
 
102 North Greenbriar Road- Carterville, IL 62918
805-323-6676

Sep
27

Teen Crafts
Weekly on Wednesdays
August 02, 2017 - November 03, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm
 
Fun crafts for ages 12-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Sep
27

Yoga at Mandala Gardens
Weekly on Wednesdays
September 20, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Mandala Gardens | 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
 
Come out for yoga at Mandala Gardens! Every Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm! All levels welcome. Drop-in rate $10. Instructor: Diana Tigerlily, RYT 200. The yoga practice will be outdoors atop the beautiful terrace overlooking the pond, moongate, and gardens. As the Great Blue Heron often visits Mandala Gardens, we have named our new Yoga addition to the gardens "Blue Heron Yoga"! 
 
1704 North State Street, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 889-9228
https://www.facebook.com/events/117892548909686

Sep
28

Marion Chamber Golf Scramble
September 28, 2017

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 06:30 am - 06:30 pm
 
The Marion Chamber of Commerce will hold its 33rd Annual Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 28.
 
There are two flights. The first flight’s registration will be 6:30am - 7am with a 7:30am shotgun start. Coffee and donuts will be served during registration. 
 
The second flight’s registration will be 11am - 12:30pm with a 1pm shotgun start.
 
Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm and will include hotdogs and burgers. Each golfer will get 1 lunch ticket, however you can invite guests to join you for $10 for each person. 
 
Register your four-person teams today! This event has always drawn a big turnout, and team slots will go fast!
 
Individual golfers are $125 and a four-person team is $500. The event includes a 50/50 drawing, prizes, and more! Registration includes use of the range, green fees, golf cart rental, 1 lunch per golfer, and a chance at great prizes and more!
 
The drawing for the Million Dollar Hole-in-One shot will take place at 12:45pm. Every golfer from the first flight and all golfers from the afternoon flight who have registered by 12:30pm will be entered in the drawing to take the shot. 
 
Sponsorships are also available. These, too, will go fast!
 
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-6311
https://www.facebook.com/events/1403155649800732

Sep
28

Monarch Butterflies
September 28, 2017

Johnston City Public Library | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Miss Michelle will be telling guests all about Monarch butterflies!  She'll tell guests all about the Monarch life cycle and the great journey they make.  There will also be a craft to do.  Free and open to the public!
 
506 Washington Avenue- Johnston City, IL 62951
(618) 983-6359
https://www.facebook.com/events/1473362802753594

Sep
28

Andreas Kapsalis Live
September 28, 2017

20's Hideout Steakhouse | 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm

 

Come out to 20's Hideout Steakhouse for a free live performance by Andreas Kapsalis!

 

2602 Wanda Marion, Illinois, IL 62959
(618) 997-8325

Sep
28

Date Night in the Cave
Weekly on Thursdays
June 29, 2017 - October 01, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
DATE NIGHT In the Cave - $45 Per Couple
 
Bring that special someone out to the Tasting Room to enjoy the unique atmosphere and a lovely dinner for two!
 
The Menu *Includes a Bottle of Walker's Bluff Wine*
 
Course #1:
Shrimp Cocktail - Poached Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
or House Salad - Artisan Mixed, Fresh Tomatoes & Choice of Dressing (House, Ranch, or Blue Cheese)
 
Course #2:
Seared Salmon - Served with Lemon Butter Sauce & Creamy Mashed Potatoes
 
Chicken Florentine - Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast on a Bed of Sauteed Spinach, Topped with Creamy Mornay Sauce
 
Prime Rib - Hand-Cut, Slow-Smoked Beef with Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Au Jus
 
Course #3:
Walker’s Bluff Cheese Cake or Fudgy Nut Brownie
 
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/1888461994738417

Sep
29

Southern Illinois Irish Festival
September 29, 2017 - October 01, 2017

Walker's Bluff Winery | 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
 
The Celtic Fair will feature two outdoor stages both days, with performances by Saint Louis-area Irish and Scottish groups like The Wee Heavies, The Brianna Brown Band, Buckley & Walsh, and Celtica, along with Southern Illinois Celtic bands The Dorians and Roisín Dubh, and the local ensemble Heart Strings.  The Sunday lineup also includes some popular regional Americana bands.  The Festival includes food and drink for sale, merchandise vendors, Scottish Highland Games, bouncy houses for children, an Irish children’s village, piper Sean Folsom, Magic Storyteller Chris McBrien, and Liam the Extra-Large Leprechaun.
 
Admission is $10 for adults and Free for children under 18.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900

Sep
29

Regional Producers Farmers Market - Johnston City
Weekly on Fridays
April 07, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Downtown Johnston City | 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Regional Producers Farmers Market in Downtown Johnston City (across from Indian Video) will run Fridays from 3pm to 7pm April through October.  Featuring fresh, local/regional produce, pork, eggs, poultry, herbs, baked goods, jellies, jams and a variety of crafts.
 
137 East Broadway Boulevard- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-308-0917

Sep
30

Refuge Clean-Up
September 30, 2017

Prairie Creek Recreation Area | 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
 
The Friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the Annual Crab Orchard Clean-Up at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area.  Spend the day outdoors and help keep Crab Orchard beautiful.
 
South of Route 13- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Sep
30

Next Level RC CA$H Money Summer
September 30, 2017 - October 01, 2017

Next Level RC | 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Guaranteed CASH payout, TQ Awards, and Top 10 Trophies for Every Class! Wide, forgiving lanes and jumps with serious airtime!  An exciting heads-up racing format, fun elevation changes, 2-level track design.  Real podium and Free event pictures taken of YOU all weekend!
 
1320 Downey Crossing- Cambria, IL 62915
618-925-3711

Sep
30

Pink Out Party
September 30, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
The Pink Out Party is an event to help raise awareness with 100% of funds raised going back to individuals battling breast cancer in Herrin.  Now in it's 2nd year, we will have food, drinks, and entertainment. Tickets are 1/$35 Or 2/$50 and can be purchased at the Herrin Chamber of Commerce (618) 942-5163.
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6115
https://www.facebook.com/events/266674183817739

Sep
30

Oktoberfest
September 30, 2017

Zion United Church of Christ | 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Join Zion United Church of Christ for an amazing afternoon of German Music, Food and Fellowship at the 2nd annual Oktoberfest!
 
930 West Cherry Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5190
https://www.facebook.com/events/901316570019629

Sep
30

Magpie Market House Fall Open House
September 30, 2017

Magpie Market House | 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

 

Come out to Magpie Market House for a Fall Open House on Saturday, September 30th! There will be food, sales, and giveaways all day! Enjoy 10% off the entire store!

 

 

1300 E Main St, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 767-5341
https://www.facebook.com/events/115598115789741

Sep
30

Free Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
September 30, 2017

Herrin Masonic Lodge | 07:00 am - 11:00 am

 

The Herrin Masonic Lodge will be hosting a free Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday morning, September 30th from 7-11am. Sponsored by Raised & Riding Widow Sons Chapter. Donations accepted! 

North 14th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-2359

Oct
01

David Phelps Live
October 01, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 06:00 pm
 
David Phelps was part of the Gaither Vocal Band from 1997–2005 and again from 2009–2017. He shared the tenor part with Wes Hampton from 2009–2017. In early 2017, he left the group to focus on his solo career. He was replaced by Reggie Smith. Phelps has received Grammy and Dove Awards and has had several platinum-selling projects. His recent Classic has aired on PBS. Doors at 5pm, concert starts at 6pm. Tickets range from $25-$50. All ages welcome!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030

Oct
01

HHS Cartoberfest 2017
October 01, 2017

Herrin Park District | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Herrin High School's Drama Club is gearing-up for their FIFTH ANNUAL CARTOBERFEST!  Bring your classic cars, classic trucks, hot rods, rat rods, muscle cars, new cars & trucks and motorcycles to this unique fundraiser!  Registration is $15 and begins at 10am.  The first 30 entries receive a Cartoberfest t-shirt!  Awards are announced at 2pm.  Family-friendly event bringing two worlds together.  All proceeds benefit the Drama Club.  Come-out and support the theatre arts kiddos!
 
1010 North 5th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-3548
https://www.facebook.com/events/494489657581828/

Oct
02

Lego Club
The First Monday and The Third Monday of the Month
April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Come to the Children’s Department for a fun-filled evening of Legos for all children up to 12 years.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/392501397787142

Oct
03

Leaps and Bounds Kidsignment
October 03, 2017 - October 07, 2017

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
 
KidsignmentExpo.com's semi-annual seasonal sales event offers great quality clothing for your children at a fraction of the new cost.  At our kidsignment sales, you can buy & sell gently worn children's clothing, toys, baby beds, maternity clothes, shoes, boots, children's furniture, games, and much more.  Each consignor keeps 70% of the sale price.
 
Come out and enjoy the fun Thurday-Friday (10am-7pm) and Saturday (8am-11:30am).
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Cheryl Cummins (618) 524-1522

Oct
05

Coloring and Coffee
October 05, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 09:30 am - 11:30 am
 
Come and enjoy socializing, coloring and coffee. For ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1957851864460853

Oct
05

Finding Your Photo Style
October 05, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Join Joanne Gray, from Little Egypt Art Association, for this fun event. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1238630126282430

Oct
06

The Southern Illinois Gospel Sing
October 06, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Featuring Gospel Messengers, The Redeptions, and The Wanda Mountain Boys.
Doors open at 6pm.
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at door.
All ages welcome!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Oct
06

Live2Lead
October 06, 2017

John A. Logan College Theater | 08:00 am - 02:30 pm

 

Live2Lead will be presented in Southern Illinois on October 6, 2017 at John A. Logan College in the theater. The worldwide leadership simulcast event will be hosted by Marion Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center. Doors open at 7 am for registration. Live2Lead begins at 8 am and concludes at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $99 per person (for members of participating Chambers) plus group discount tickets are available and can be purchased online and mailing/delivering to the Marion Chamber of Commerce (2305 West Main, PO Box 307, Marion, IL 62959). Live2Lead is being presented to the Southern Illinois area by Marion Chamber of Commerce and Russell Williams certified leadership and personal growth coach, speaker, and teacher. The entire day is designed to deliver the very best leadership content to inspire and motivate you and your team. Plus, you can connect with other influencers in your community and expand your business network with relationships that produce tangible results.”

 Simulcast speakers include:

  • John C. Maxwell, leadership expert, bestselling author and coach. John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Timesbestselling author, coach and speaker, and was identified as the #1 leader in business by the AMA and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. in 2014.
  • Dave Ramsey, personal money-management expert, best-selling author. America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His seven best-selling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, The Complete Guide to Money, Smart Money Smart Kids and The Legacy Journey—have sold more than 10 million copies combined.
  • Cheryl Bachelder, Former CEO, Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. A passionate restaurant industry executive who most recently served as the CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., Cheryl is known for her crisp strategic thinking, franchisee-focused approach, development of outstanding leaders and teams and superior financial performance. Cheryl also most recently ranked #1 by Inc. Magazine in a Top Ten List of the World’s Best CEOs.
  • Warrick Dunn, former NFL Running Back, Partner of the Atlanta Falcons.  After a 12-year career in the NFL, Dunn retired and in 2009 was approved by the NFL owners to become a limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. Through Homes for the Holidays, Dunn honors his mother, Better Smothers. Betty was a Baton Rouge police officer who, as a single-mother of six, strived for the American dream of homeownership. While working, she was killed and was never able to realize that dream. The program has assisted over 152 single parents and 409 dependents nationwide with achieving first-time homeownership. In 2002, Dunn founded Warrick Dunn Charities to improve lives through innovative programming inspired by his journey.                 

After registration from 7-7:50 a.m., the event will begin at 8 a.m. sharp in John A. Logan’s theater. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get their seats. All tickets are open seating; only sponsors will have reserved seating.
 
Below is a run of show that is subject to change:

  • 7:50 am – Welcome message from Russell Williams and Dalus Ben Avi
  • 7:55 am – Live feed from Atlanta begins
  • 8 am – John C. Maxwell - No Limits: Blow the CAP off your Capacity
  • 8:35 am – Dave Ramsey - EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
  • 9:15 am – Break
  • 9:45 am – Cheryl Bachelder - Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others
  • 10:20 am – Warrick Dunn - Running for My Life: My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond
  • 11 am – John C. Maxwell
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch (included in registration fee)
  • 12:30 – 2 pm – Leadership discussion with Russell Williams
  • 2-2:30 pm – Networking and close of program

The event will also include the bestowing of the first Marion Chamber of Commerce Transformational Leadership Award. Nominations for the honor are now being accepted by email (director@marionillinois.com), phone at (618) 997-6311 or online at bit.ly/MCCtransform. The criteria for the award are:

  • Go above and beyond what is required in service of others
  • Are committed to lifting and building people
  • Enroll other people in her/his vision
  • Lead right where they are – at home, at work or in their community
  • Are making a difference and inspiring others to make a difference
  • Does not have to be a member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce

“These nominations can be your child’s teacher or principal, your employer, your pastor, a director or executive of a nonprofit organization, a government official, a military leader, a media personality – or even someone you don’t know personally, but you respect them for being an exceptional leader,” said Williams.

Tickets went on sale June 1. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • For members of a participating Chamber of Commerce:
    • 1-9 tickets - $99/each 
    • 10+ tickets - $80/each
  • For those who are not members of a participating Chamber of Commerce:
    • 1-9 tickets: $109/each
    • 10+ tickets - $88/each

There are no refunds or exchanges with tickets or sponsorship packages.
 

700 Logan College Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828
(618) 997-6311

Oct
06

Karaoke Night
October 06, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

Come on out to the Tasting Room for a Karaoke Night with Mystify Music!

326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
info@walkersbluff.com

Oct
07

Etta May Live
October 07, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Winner of the prestigious American Comedy Awards "Comic of the Year," this Kentucky woman is a comedy icon!  Hailed as the "Polyester Princess," the reigning Queen of Southern Sass delivers a high powered, take no prisoners, performance full of truth, irony, humor, and wisdom.
 
This trailer park goddess has appeared on Oprah, Showtime, CMT, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, Columbia Pictures, and NBC.  She headlines the Hugely successful Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour and touts a huge fan base on SiriusXM comedy Channels.  Etta May is a seasoned performer with national appeal.  Doors at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm.  Tickets range from $21-$44.  All ages welcome!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030

Oct
07

Rocky Horror Night with Cast from Skyline Creek Productions
October 07, 2017

Tiff's Saloon | 09:00 pm
 
The cast of the hit show Rocky Horror put on by Skyline Creek Productions at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center will be at Tiff's Saloon for a special night of Rocky Horror fun!  This night will include performance numbers and lots of dancing! Time warp contest and costume contests!  Special drinks at the bar made just for this night so don't miss it!
 
112 Bush Avenue- Hurst, IL 62949
(618) 987-2770

Oct
07

Bocce Fun Day
October 07, 2017

Herrin Bocce Courts | 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
 
Fundraiser for the Night's Shield.  Individuals or teams, sponsors are welcomed and acknowledged, food & beverages provided, raffle prizes, pre-registration is encouraged by Octover 1st, walk-ups accepted.
 
306 West Walnut Street- Herrin, IL 62948
https://www.facebook.com/events/113000236070853

Oct
07

Southern Illinois Heart Walk
October 07, 2017

Walker's Bluff Winery | 08:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Celebrate being "Healthy for Good" at the 2017 Southern Illinois Heart Walk! Staying active is one of the best ways to stay healthy, look and feel better, and live longer. Come Heartwalk on October 7th to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Heart Walk is a fundraising event for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Companies and individuals build teams to raise funds and walk together. Admission is free, and walkers who raise at least $100 will receive a t-shirt and are eligible for other prizes. Register your team today! For corporate sponsorship information, please contact Leah Barr at 618-559-5538 or leah.barr@heart.org. The 2017 Southern Illinois Heart Walk is locally sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center and chaired by Kay Dosier.
 
326 Vermont Rd Carterville, Illinois, IL 62918
(618) 956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/1947340948875078

Oct
07

Southern Illinois Irish Festival
October 07, 2017 - October 08, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 11:00 am - 06:00 pm

 

The 21st annual Southern Illinios Irish Festival is coming back the weekend of October 7th and 8th!  The outdoor Celtic fair will be on Saturday from 11am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.  There will be live music both days including: the Heart Strings, Brianna Brown Band, The Dorians, Roisin Dubh, and the Wee Heavies!  There will be food and drink available for purchase, a variety of merchandise vendors, the Scottish Highland Games (they will be doing a demo on Saturday and the games will take place on Sunday), Irish Children's Village, piper Sean Folsom, a balloon artist, and a face painter. Admission to the festival grounds will be $10 per adult, and free for children under 18.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Live Music Lineup:
 
Saturday, October 7th:
  12:00pm  - 12:30pm Heart Strings
  12:50pm  -  1:50pm  Brianna Brown Band
    2:10pm  -  3:10pm  The Dorians
    3:30pm  -  4:30pm  Brianna Brown Band
    4:50pm  -  6:00pm  The Dorians
 
Sunday, October 8th:
    1:00pm  -  2:00pm  Roisin Dubh
    2:20pm  -  3:20pm  The Wee Heavies
    3:40pm  -  4:40pm  Roisin Dubh
    5:00pm  -  6:00pm  The Wee Heavies
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/1910092539243104

Oct
08

Birding Tour
October 08, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 08:15 am
 
Come and join us for a birding tour guided by Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Volunteers.  Experienced birders will lead the tour.  Binoculars are available at the Refuge Visitor center for check-out.  Reservations are required.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Oct
08

Herrin Kiwanis BBQ Fundraiser
October 08, 2017

Herrin Elks Lodge | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
The Kiwanis Club of Herrin is hosting a BBQ Fundraiser!  $15 includes entrée and sides.  Live Music from Kali Lynn!  There will be a cash bar.  Proceeds go to future projects for children in need in the Herrin area.
 
221 East Monroe Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-5653
Cale Newlin newlin66@gmail.com

Oct
09

Are You Smarter than a Librarian?
October 09, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Are you smarter than a librarian? Come and find out with this fun game! For ages 9-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/128568751118035

Oct
11

Stem: Edible Challenges
October 11, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Enjoy these edible challenges. Free and open to all 9-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1812799995677537

Oct
13

Block Par-Tee
October 13, 2017

Heartland Regional Medical Center's Serenity Trail | 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
Marion Chamber of Commerce presents the inaugural Block Par-tee: Community Fest & Bag Board/Putt-putt Tournament!  The event will include food, drinks, prizes, games, vendors, networking and more! 
 
The Putt-Putt tournament will be held from 4-8 p.m.  Vendors in the Block Par-tee will design their own holes in the Putt-Putt Tournament and will record scores of all Putt-Putt players at their vendor space.  A prize will be given to the best overall score.
 
The Banterra Bank Bag Tournament will begin at 5 p.m.  50% of registration goes to payouts.  The cost to register a team for the tournament is $40/team.
 
Everyone is welcome to be a vendor at the Block Par-tee.  Vendors for the Block Par-tee can begin setup at 3 p.m. along Heartland Regional Medical Center's Serenity Trail.  The event will begin at 4 p.m.  To display your goods/services at the Block Par-tee the fee varies.
 
If you would like to donate any items to the prize packages, please call the Chamber at (618) 997-6311 or email director@marionillinois.com.
 
This event is a fundraiser for the Marion Chamber Foundation, which coordinates Grad Spree, awards scholarships to Marion-area students and more.
 
3333 West DeYoung Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 998-7000
https://www.facebook.com/events/1773029586343656/

Oct
13

Howl at the Moon: Dueling Pianos for Hospice of Southern Illinois
October 13, 2017

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Performance Center | 07:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
Save the Date for Hospice of Southern Illinois' 3rd Annual "Howl at the Moon" Dueling Pianos on Friday October 13, 2017 at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson.  Tickets are $35 each and tables of 8 are $250 each.
 
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3030
https://www.facebook.com/events/114038709252573/

Oct
13

Comedy Night
October 13, 2017

Historic Log Cabin Tavern | 09:00 pm
 
Come out to the Historic Log Cabin Tavern for a FREE comedy night!  Seating begins at 8:30pm, and the show begins at 9pm.  Donations for the comedians will be accepted.
 
1105 South Court Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-9537
https://www.facebook.com/events/334506893642751

Oct
13

Fall Paint Night
October 13, 2017

Walker's Bluff Tasting Room | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Fall in love with autumn door hangers at the Tasting Room for a paint night! Sherrie Runge from Wood you paint with us is back again on Friday, October 13th with seasonal designs. This class is only $35 per person and includes- the wooden cut out, everything you need to decorate it, a snack, and a glass of Walker's Bluff wine! The options include - scarecrow, acorn, pumpkin, or candy corn! Pre-payment is required for this class with limited tickets available. Be sure to order your tickets and select the door hanger design you would like to paint at checkout. Purchase your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-paint-night-tickets-37894151427
 
326 Vermont Rd Carterville, Illinois, IL 62918
(618) 956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/812224142271118

Oct
14

Finding Forever Meow or Never Rescue Fun Run
October 14, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
Run Right Meow!  Registration will start at 9am and the run starts at 10am.  Walkers are welcome!  Your dogs are also welcome!  Please make sure your dog is on a secure leash and bring bags to clean-up after them.  There will be a bounce house, photo booth, and face painting.  $30 for adults and $15 for kids (recieve $5 off if you sign-up before September 23rd).  When you register before September 23rd, you are gauraneed a free t-shirt!  Check out the website to regisiter.
 
700 Logan College Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-3741
https://www.facebook.com/events/1440962489323956

Oct
14

Brawl-O-Ween
October 14, 2017

The Pavilion | 08:00 am
 
The event you've been waiting for all year is almost here!
 
Check-in begins at 8am, with the first scrimmage starting at 9am.  6 co-ed scrimmages and 2 main event games.  Scrimmages will be black and white, with 2 skill levels.
 
Registered skaters will be guaranteed 3 scrimmages each, and a chance to play in the Main Event mixer that night!  More details on registration coming soon!  Only 60 spots available!
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/events/1947851545459470

Oct
15

Mommy & Me Princess Party
October 15, 2017

The Pavilion | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Come out to The Pavilion and meet your favorite Disney Princesses!  There will be games, music, photo booths, prizes and more!
 
Limited number of tickets available:
   $35 per couple (mother/daughter)
   $10 each additional chld or adult (sister, grandma, aunt, etc.)
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Stephaney Odle : 618-922-6767

Oct
18

Civil War Days
October 18, 2017

John A. Logan College | 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
Abraham Lincoln (Fritz Klein) and nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, Chris Vallilo, will be the keynotes for this popular college event!  Many re-enactors will be here including General Robert E. Lee, a Cannon, a Civil War Doctor, Women in the Civil War, the 31st Volunteer Regiment and much more!
 
700 Logan College Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828

Oct
18

Watercolor and Wax Resist Painting
October 18, 2017 - October 19, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Join Janet Bixler, from the Little Egypt Art Association, to learn this advanced watercolor technique using negative space to create definition. Space is limited and you must be able to attend the second class of this series on Thursday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, October 4th. Free and open to ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Oct
19

CCC Boys of Marion with Bill Jamerson
October 19, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Join Bill Jamerson to learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps at Giant City during The Great Depression. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/170935373453719

Oct
21

Family Fun Night: 5K Race & Free Movie
October 21, 2017

Harry L. Crisp Sports Complex: Rosa & Tilden Parks Rotary Amphitheater | 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Come join Marion Rotary Club for its Family Fun Night at the Rotary Amphitheater featuring a 5K Race and annual Free Movie: The Secret Life of Pets.  Free popcorn and water.  Family friendly costumes are encouraged.  Face painting and costume parade.  Say Yes Food Truck on-site for food purchase.  5K Starts at 5:30 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm.
 
1606 South Carbon Street- Marion, IL 62959
Amanda Byassee Gott at (618) 579-0579
Elaine Melby at elainemelby49@gmail.com
Wayne Tate at waynetate14@gmail.com

Oct
21

Cajun Festival
October 21, 2017

Pookie's Beer, Burgers & Bocce | 04:00 pm
 
Come out to Pookie's for a Cajun Festival! Enjoy crawfish etofee, oysters on the half shell, and seafood gumbo!
 
109 North Madison Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 440-5100
https://www.facebook.com/events/1610681905673893

Oct
21

Pumpkin Plunge
October 21, 2017

John A. Logan College Community Health Education Complex | 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm
 
Come out for a pumpkin plunge for all ages! Floaing pumpkin patch, pick your pumpkin and then pumpkin painting, ghoulish games, costume contest at the door, and hot cocoa! The costume contest will be judged at the door upon entry. Winner announced at 6:30pm Pre-registration is required. Registration ends Oct.19th. Registration is only $5 per pumpkin plunger. (Parents/guardians do not need to register themselves unless they are picking/painting a pumpkin too.) Register online, in person at the CHEC fitness desk, or over the phone. Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool by an adult 18yrs or older. Parents/Guardians must be present during the entire event. Must wear proper swim attire for the pool!
 
700 Logan College Rd, Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 985-2828
https://www.facebook.com/events/851243251708272

Oct
21

Goblin Gallop 5K Run/Walk
October 21, 2017

Heartland Regional Medical Center | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
 
Come out to the Goblin Gallop 5K Run/Walk at the Heartland Regional Medical Center. This costume themed 5K will benefit Relay For Life of Williamson County. Registration begins at 9:00am in the Heartland Regional Medical Center back parking lot, and the 5K will begin at 10:00 am.
 
3333 West Deyoung St., Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 998-7000
https://www.facebook.com/events/2049564535329960

Oct
27

Teen Halloween Party
October 27, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Wear your Halloween costume and come out for some fun. For ages 12-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/129635197660585

Oct
28

Halloween Bat Program
October 28, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 01:00 pm
 
Come to Crab Orchard NWR for some Holloween fun!  Learn about the importance of bats and build bat boxes with us to encourage these important pollinators.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Oct
28

Halloween Bash
October 28, 2017

Pin Oak Pub | 09:00 pm
 
Save The Date!  The Pin Oak is gearing-up for an Epic Halloween Party!  More information to follow.
 
1200 Pin Oak Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-4834

Oct
28

Pumpkins in the Park
October 28, 2017

Herrin Park District | 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Come out to the Herrin Park District for a fun-filled night of tricks and treats!  A table and covering will be provided the night of the event, but all business participants must supply their own treats to hand out.
 
1010 North 5th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-998-9131
info@kfsevents.com

Oct
28

Fall Painting Class for Kids
October 28, 2017

A Sweet Escape Candy Shop | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
 
Come out to A Sweet Escape Candy Shop for a paint workshop for kids! Amber Akes, who is an art teacher in Benton, will be in charge of the painting session. The picture above is what they will be painting. The ages for participation is 7-16. The cost is $20 per child. It includes paint, supplies, and snacks! To RSVP, refer to the Facebook event page for directions, and you can pay at the door or in advance. 
 
122 South Division Street Suite 4, Carterville, Illinois 62918
(708) 250-2432
https://www.facebook.com/events/117702842236370

Oct
29

Pickers Flea Market and Car Show
October 29, 2017

Pickers Outlet Mall | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
The Flea Market is sponsored by Ramey Insurance.
 
Set-up cost is $15 for a 12x12 space.  Cost to show your car is $15.  Big Elvis will supply the music.  Proceeds from the 50/50 drawing will go to The Angilina Foundation.
 
9764 Herrin Road- Johnston City, IL 62951
(618) 983-5151
https://www.facebook.com/events/270160896813595

Oct
31

Pumpkin Path
October 31, 2017

1st Baptist Church Parking Lot | 04:30 pm

 

Join the Carterville Chamber of Commerce for a Costume Parade and Pumpkin Path in the 1st Baptist Church parking lot! Sign up is at 4:30 pm, costume judging at 5:00 pm. Costume awards will be handed out and then the costume parade will begin at 5:30 pm. Bring a canned good item to participate; all food will be donated to the Carterville Food Pantry. The Pumpkin Pathh will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

 

406 S Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-6942
chamber@cartervillechamber.com

Nov
03

Kick-off to Farewell Tour: Blend
November 03, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Join the Little Egypt Arts Association as they celebrate Blend, the a cappella doo-wop group bringing back hits from the 50's, 60's, and more with a twist of fun!
 
Tickets: $12-Reserved $15-Orchestra.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion- IL 62959
618-997-4030
http://www.littleegyptarts.com/ (618) 998-8530

Nov
03

Denim and Diamonds Dinner
November 03, 2017

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm
 
Don’t miss the inaugural Denim & Diamonds Dinner Friday, November 3, 2017 in Marion, IL. This event raises funds for services that help build strong foundations for individuals and families within our communities.

The night will feature a laid-back atmosphere with plenty of entertainment including silent & live auctions, a designer purse raffle, heart felt testimonies and much more. Guests will also get to enjoy dancing to a live performance by Eli Tellor and DJ music provided by VIP Enterprises.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner buffet served until 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$50 per individual
$90 per couple
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/events/112248829394618/

Nov
03

Harvest Moon Ball
November 03, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 07:00 pm
 
Come support a great cause at The 3rd Annual Harvest Moon Masquerade Ball on Friday, November 3rd. Enjoy great food, music, a silent auction, and help support your local child advocacy centers. This is a joint fundraiser for the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center and the Franklin Williamson Child Advocacy Center. The Masquerade Ball will be held at Legends at Walker's Bluff with a formal dinner. Tickets are $50 and must be pre-purchased. Business casual or formal attire and bring your masquerade mask if you would like! Both organizations are not-for-profit agencies that serve children birth through age 18 who have been victims of child sexual abuse and/or serious physical abuse. Their mission is to provide a child friendly setting to conduct forensic interviews of child victims and provide the family with support services throughout the abuse investigation. They both work in a multidisciplinary team environment to produce the best outcome for the child victim and their family. Celebrating 25 years of CAC services in Franklin and Williamson counties and 15 years in Perry and Jackson counties.
 
Timeline for the Harvest Moon Masquerade Ball: 
6pm: Cocktail Hour with live music. 
7pm: Dinner Buffet with live music.
8:30pm -11pm: DJ, Drinks, and Dancing!
 
You can purchase tickets online through the link provided or by calling one of the Advocacy Centers. Sponsorship opportunities available!
 
*Franklin- Williamson Child Advocacy Center at 942-3800
*Perry-Jackson Advocacy Center at 357-2990
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-harvest-moon-masquerade-ball-tickets-37917157238

Nov
04

Fire Vendor Fair
November 04, 2017

Black Diamond Performance Center | 02:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
Join the Southern Illinois Coal Belt Fire Protective Association for a Fire Vendor Fair! 
 
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 715-0070
coalbeltfire@gmail.com

Nov
04

John A Logan 50th Anniversary Celebration 5K Run/Walk
November 04, 2017

John A. Logan College Community Health Education Complex | 07:30 am - 10:00 am
 
Join in the fun at John A Logan College's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Free! On the scenic Cross Country course. 5K Run/Walk; One Mile Fun Run. Pre-Registration online or at the Community Health Education Complex. For more information, Contact April Martines, Director of Recreation Education and Outreach Programs. 618-985 2828, EXT. 8557.
 
700 Logan College Rd, Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 985-2828
https://www.facebook.com/events/1564697783590365

Nov
04

9th Annual Southern Illinois Chili Cook Off
November 04, 2017

Marion Elks #800 | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Come out to the Annual Chili Cook Off with all proceeds benefiting local organizations! It will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017. Check the Facebook event page below for more details. 
 
204 S Market St, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 993-3151
https://www.facebook.com/events/173339849907110

Nov
04

Trivia Night Fundraiser
November 04, 2017

Williamson County Shrine Club | 06:00 pm

 

Come out to help raise funds for Johnston City's 2018 Fireworks show with a Trivia Night! Admission is $10 per person; teams can be up to six people but no less than four. There will be cash/door prizes!

 

12908 IL Route 37, Marion, IL 62959
618-983-6544

Nov
05

Miss Southern Illinois/Miss Heartland Competition
November 05, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
The 2017 Miss Illinois/Miss Heartland competitions will be held on November 5, 2017 in Marion, IL.  More details to come!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/events/1594322407266221

Nov
09

Purse-N-Ality
November 09, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
 
Looking to break the monotony of a busy week, or maybe start your weekend fun early?  Come out for the first Purse-N-Ality event presented by the Herrin Chamber of Commerce.  Featuring a variety of lightly used to new designer purses on display that each attendee will have an opportunity to win.
 
Each attendee will be given (5) tickets at the door to drop into a box by the purse they would like to take home.  We will also have some higher-end designer purses that will be featured in a Live Auction giving each attendee a chance to bid to win.  There will be live music along with heavy Hors d'oeuvres and a signature drink.
 
PRICING: Tickets will be $25.00 per person and your ticket includes:
(5) Purse drop tickets*
(2) Signature drink tickets
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
Live music 
Participate in Live Auction (higher value purses)
*option to purchase additional tickets for the purse drop (6/$5.00)
 
A portion of the proceed with go to The Women Center.
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-6115
www.facebook.com/events/1715132192132352

Nov
11

ECA Gun & Knife Show
November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
The ECA Hunting and Trade Show will be held at The Pavilion on November 11th & 12th, 2017.  These are the largest shows in Illinois, with 20-22 shows held each year statewide.  Choose from a wide variety of guns, ammo, knives, hunting accessories, hi-tech optics, and more.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Nov
12

Birding Tour
November 12, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 08:15 am
 
Come and join us for a birding tour guided by Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Volunteers.  Experienced birders will lead the tour.  Binoculars are available at the Refuge Visitor center for check-out.  Reservations are required.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Nov
23

Thanksgiving Buffet
November 23, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 11:00 am - 04:00 pm

 

Head out to Legends at Walker's Bluff for a Thanksgiving buffet! Please call (618) 956-9900 to make your reservation. 

Adults $34.95, under 12 $14.95, under 5 free
 
DRINKS
Assorted juices & Chocolate milk
 
MENU:
Live Carving Station with House Roasted Turkey
Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Mash Potatoes
Corn Bread Dressing
Cranberry Shallot Jus
Turkey Gravy
Green Bean Casserole
Collard Greens
Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Salad Bar with all the fixings 
Fruit Salad
Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
Honey Yeast Rolls
Yummy Cornbread
Sweet Potato Pie
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Southern Banana Puddding
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
info@walkersbluff.com

Nov
25

A Tribute to the Trans Siberian Orchestra
November 25, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
 
St. Louis powerhouse Denial 3 will bring their signature and highly-energized Rock Opera to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center on November 25th.  Touring as a Tribute to The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Denial 3's Theatrical performances have been igniting stages nationwide.  This is a band that loves TSO - loves their audiences - and knows how to create an electifying evening of rock!  Given that their founder and lead guitarist has been tributing this band for 7 years and has an endorsement from TSO themselves, it is no surprise that Denial 3 has come to be known as the "Next best thing to TSO band".
 
Denial 3 headlines and performs in major Chistmas celebrations, concert halls, and some of the largest performing art centers throughout the United States.  Launching it's 7th touring season, Denial 3 performs some of the greatest songs of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra that continues to captivate audiences everywhere.  Emulating the very show that has entertained millions, This Production has spared no detail when it comes to the Music, Narraration, Lasers, or Snow.  A Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra contains all of your favorites from the Christmas Eve and Other Stories CD, including The Lost Christmas Eve, plus many many more!
 
Doors at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets range from $18-$32.  All ages welcome!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
01

Christmas in Carterville
December 01, 2017

Downtown Carterville | 07:00 pm
 
The Annual Christmas in Carterville is a Free community event sponsored by the City of Carterville, with help from many local businesses and volunteers.  The Downtown streets are closed-off in the afternoon to allow for a safe and fun Christmas experience.
 
The first Friday in December, downtown businesses open their doors to provide endless options for memory making with families.  From visits with Santa, hot cider, hot chocolate, chilli, hot dogs, barbeques, ornament making, candy land trail, and letters to Santa to carriage rides, live entertainment and more, the downtown streets buzz with excitement. Carolers, kettle corn, cookies, christmas trees and wreaths help bring people together to celebrate the season.  There is also a Christmas Market for those looking for something special for their loved ones.
 
Mark your calendars for the Downtown Christmas in Carterville, it is something you don't want to miss!
 
101 South Division Street- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2252
www.facebook.com/Christmas-in-Carterville-317982874885302

Dec
02

Downtown Holiday Fair
December 02, 2017

Dotty Event Center | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
The Herrin High School Class of 2018 Project Graduation Committee is hosting a Holiday Vendor Fair.  This event is a great way to grab some unique holiday gifts from local vendors and support the senior class.  The list of vendors will be updated as the event date gets closer.  This is will be a fun-filled event of shopping, silent auction, raffles, and much more!
 
210 North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 988-2192
https://www.facebook.com/events/1856753241308461

Dec
04

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
December 04, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm!  Marking the 25th North American Anniversary Tour in 2017, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists.  Larger than life puppets and nesting dolls, and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life.  Gather the family and see why the press raves this show a “Knock Out!” – New York Times.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
groups@nutcracker.com

https://www.facebook.com/nutcracker.moscowballet/

Dec
09

Jaimee Paul - Christmas Time is Here
December 09, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
 
Jazz vocalist, Jaimee Paul, sings and swings in the holiday season with an eclectic mix of arrangements of Christmas classics including Big Band, lush orchestration, jazz combo, and intimate acoustic renditions.
 
Raised in Southern Illinois, Jaimee Paul found herself falling in love with the soulful sounds of Gospel, Blues and Jazz.  Coming from a musical family, music constantly filled the house, ranging from Beethoven to Bing Crosby and Abba to Aretha Franklin.  She began singing in church at the young age of 4, and has never stopped!
 
Doors at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets range from $25-$35.  All ages welcome!
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030

Dec
09

Breakfast with Santa
Weekly on Saturdays
December 09, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 08:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Santa Clause is comin' to town! Walkers Bluff continues to bring holiday joy to your family this year with another wonderful breakfast with Old Saint Nicholas. Santa will visit on three Saturdays in December at Legends. Please call (618)956-9900 to make your reservation! 
MENU
Both menus includes unlimited drink bar (juice, milk, coffee, hot coco, tea, soda, water)
Adults $13.99
Pancake, Scrambled eggs, and Bacon
Ages 2-12: $6.99
Pancake, Scrambled eggs, and berries
2 and under: Free
 
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/134648833822689

Dec
10

Birding Tour
December 10, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 08:15 am
 
Come and join us for a birding tour guided by Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Volunteers.  Experienced birders will lead the tour.  Binoculars are available at the Refuge Visitor center for check-out.  Reservations are required.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Dec
31

The Event
December 31, 2017 - January 01, 2018

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 06:30 pm - 01:00 am
 
Come ring-in 2018 at Kokopelli Golf Club's first New Year’s Eve Party!  This party will be the first of its kind in Southern Illinois and one that you won’t want to miss.  Kokopelli’s elegant ambiance will provide the perfect backdrop for our celebration.  David Hays will prepare a gourmet selection of international cuisine and deserts for an evening of delicious “grazing”.
 
“The Main Stage” will feature Stretta, a premier cover band from Nashville, TN.  Stretta will have everyone out of their seats and dancing with popular songs spanning five decades.  As part of our fundraising efforts, “The Second Stage” will feature a Casino Night atmosphere complete with roulette and blackjack tables.  Professional dealers from St. Louis Casino Party will be in charge of running the casino.
 
Our Photo Booth, from My Michelle’s, will capture you and your friends on film in New Year’s Eve hats and masks to commemorate our celebration.  At midnight, we will ring in the new year with a champagne toast and a fireworks display by Frierdich Fireworks of Belleville, followed by a tasty Midnight Snack.
 
Country Inn & Suites is offering discounted room rates for guests that would prefer to stay in “the neighborhood” rather than drive home.  River-to-River will provide a shuttle from the hotel to Kokopelli and back to the hotel after the event.  River-to-River is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. This is Kokopelli's way of giving back to the community and an opportunity for you to help them as well.  Come enjoy a fun and memorable evening!
 
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5656
banquets@kokopelligolf.com

Jan
06

Snowman Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run
January 06, 2018

John A. Logan College | 07:00 pm - 12:00 pm
 
The Snowman Shuffle will be held at John A. Logan College at the Health Education Complex.  Registration begins at 8am and the race will start at 9:30am.  Cost is $15 for adults, $12 under 10 years, $20 Family (Limit 4).
 
Awards will be given to 5K Run and Walk - Male and Female, Overall and top 3 places to each age group.  Also an award for best costume/winter theme.
 
700 Logan College Road
618-985-2828, ext. 8502
Deana Smith ext. 8502 or Bill Fisher at (618) 521-3543

Jan
07

River Radio Ever After Bridal Show
January 07, 2018

The Pavilion | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
River Radio presents Ever After Bridal Show at The Pavilion from Noon-5pm.  Buy a dress, pick out flowers, and find a photographer all in one place.  Over 100+ vendors to choose from all under one roof.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Jan
27

Hospice Red Carpet Gala
January 27, 2018

The Pavilion | 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
The 8th annual Red Carpet Gala is one of the premier social events in Southern Illinois.  We have a great show planned this year.  Hospice of Southern Illinois is a free standing, community based hospice organization and has been providing care in the community for over 35 years.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Feb
02

Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show
February 02, 2018 - February 04, 2018

The Pavilion | 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
VisitSI presents the 11th Annual Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show at The Pavilion from February 3nd through February 4th, 2018.  Proceeds will benefit the Youth Outdoor Education Foundation and Gum Drops, NFP.  Local boat and tackle dealers from all over the Midwest show off their merchandise.  Daily fishing seminars, live entertainment, door prizes, concessions provided by Martini Joes, and much more.
 
Show Hours
 
Friday, February 2nd  (3pm - 8pm)
     *  Door Prizes
    
Saturday, February 3rd  (9am - 7pm)
    
Sunday, February 4th  (10am - 3pm)
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
VisitSI (618) 997-3690

Feb
10

Fly With the Eagles Half Marathon
February 10, 2018

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 07:00 am
 
Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon will be held at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge on February 10, 2018 at 9am.  Registration and packet pick up begin at 7am.  Race Flyer available at http://rivertoriver.net.
 
6658 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344
Gene Tincher (618) 694-9035, genetincher@yahoo.com

Mar
03

ECA Gun & Knife Show
March 03, 2018 - March 04, 2018

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
The ECA Hunting and Trade Show will be held at The Pavilion on March 3-4, 2018.  These are the largest shows in Illinois, with 20-22 shows held each year statewide.  Choose from a wide variety of guns, ammo, knives, hunting accessories, hi-tech optics, and more.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Mar
07

Leaps and Bounds Kidsignment
March 07, 2018 - March 11, 2018

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
 
KidsignmentExpo.com's semi-annual seasonal sales event offers great quality clothing for your children at a fraction of the new cost.  At our kidsignment sales, you can buy & sell gently worn children's clothing, toys, baby beds, maternity clothes, shoes, boots, children's furniture, games, and much more.  Each consignor keeps 70% of the sale price.
 
Come out and enjoy the fun Thurday-Friday (10am-7pm) and Saturday (8am-11:30am).
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
Cheryl Cummins (618) 524-1522

Mar
16

Crappie USA Super Tournament
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina | 06:00 am
 
Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will hold the first of four $10,000 Super Events on the waters of Lake of Egypt at Marion, Illinois from March 9th-11th, 2017.  Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day, which could net them a piece of the $10,000 in cash and prizes along with the opportunity to advance to the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today.
 
A Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday the 11th at the Elks Pavilion on the Lake of Egypt.
 
Registration and Seminar: A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday evening the 9th at The Pavilion- 1602 Sioux Drive in Marion.  Sign-up will begin at 5pm with the meeting and a National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starting at 7pm local time.  This seminar is open to the public.  For those not fishing the event, we encourage you to come out to this meeting and meet the top crappie anglers in the region.
 
Crappie USA offers more than just an event for the top anglers in the region and nation.  The Amateur Division offers a chance for local and new up and coming anglers the opportunity to fish on a competitive level at half the cost of the Semi-Pro entry fee.
 
12024 Laguna Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-964-1821

Mar
24

Take Pride in America
March 24, 2018

Little Grassy Lake | 07:00 pm
788 Hidden Bay Lane, Makanda, IL 60058
(618) 457-6655

Apr
07

Little Egypt Open
April 07, 2018 - April 08, 2018

Devils Kitchen Lake | 07:00 pm

Apr
14

57th Annual Gem and Mineral Show
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
The Southern Illinois Earth Sciences Club presents the 57th Annual Gem and Mineral show at The Pavilion.  Admission is $2, children 18 and under are FREE and there will be door prizes.  Come see rare rocks and minerals, Indian Artifacts, Fossils, Shell Crafts, Lapidary Displays and more.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
SIES Club siesclub.org or, Mike Chontofalsky chontofalsky@att.net

Apr
14

Bill Harkins Four Man Team
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Crab Orchard Lake | 07:00 pm

Apr
21

River-to-River Relay
April 21, 2018

Shawnee National Forest | 06:15 am - 08:00 pm
 
The River-to-River (R2R) race is a popular, annual 80-mile relay race held in Southern Illinois in mid-April.  240 eight-member teams from around the country compete.  The 8 members of each team run 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles while maintaining a specific order.  The course starts near the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, IL and proceeds over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-lane highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River.
 
Mississippi & Ohio Rivers- Southern IL
brad@r2rrelay.com

May
04

Whirlwind Soccer Tournament
May 04, 2018 - May 06, 2018

Marion Soccer Complex | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
 
Recreational league tournament with over 100 teams competing at the Marion Soccer Complex; games for children of all ages, face painting, concessions, and many more activities to keep everyone busy and having fun.
 
109 Valentine Lane- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-3770