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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


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


Carterville Fire Department Hot Air Balloon Glow and 5K
April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Hot Air Balloon Glow - April 28th @ 6-10pm, April 29th @ 6-10pm
$10/Car, $50/Bus
5K - April 29th @ 3-6pm (Registration @ 1pm)
$25 for Pre-registration ending April 1st
$30 for any Registration after April 1st - up to day of event
     *Includes t-shirt and cost of admission for Hot Air Balloon Glow after race April 29th
Track is natural landscape through the woods/hills of Walker’s Bluff.
This is a Carterville Fire Department Fundraiser.  All proceeds go towards training/equipment.
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
Event Coordinator: Adam Gossett, FM/EM (618) 964-4679


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


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


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


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


Square Foot and Container Gardening
May 08, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Join Denise Sterns, Master Gardener, for this informative meeting on the do's and dont's of square foot gardening. Free and open to the public.
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959


May 10, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Learn about crystalization and grow your own Geode with this exciting hands-on experiment. Open for ages 9-19.
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959


Annual Spring BBQ
May 12, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 11:30 am - 01:30 pm
Herrin Rotary Club Annual Spring BBQ.  This event supports causes such as Herrin's Dowtown Revitalization, Herrin High School Scholarships and the Herrin K-9 Fund.  Donation of $20 are accepted.  Pick-up will be at the Herrin Civic Center Parking Lot (Colombo Building) from 11:30am - 1:30 pm.  Remaining Ribs will be resold after 1:30pm.  Contact a Rotary Member to purchase.
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948


River to River Corvette Show
May 13, 2017

Herrin Elks Lodge | 11:00 am - 03:00 pm

Corvettes will be on display in downtown Herrin from 11am to 3pm on Saturday May 13th at Herrin Elks Lodge. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Car registrations are only $10 and proceeds go to Friends of Herrin Cemetary. Donations accepted. For more information contact Dennis Avripas at 889-8555.

221 East Monroe St- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-5653


Birding Tour
May 14, 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


Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
May 16, 2017

John A. Logan College | 10:00 am
Public Tours of the Historical Village - Spring/Summer 2017 Dates:
April 4th & 18th
May 2nd & 16th
June 13th & 27th
July 11th & 25th
August 8th & 22nd
Tours start promptly at 10am and 1pm.  Inclement weather or college holidays could postpone monthly tours.
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828, ext. 8425


Development of Williamson County
May 18, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
Join Sam Lattuca, President of the Williamson County Historical Society, and learn about the early formation of Williamson County and the evolution of Marion.  Q&A to follow.  Free and open to the public.
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959


U.S. Angler's Choice Bass Tournament
May 20, 2017

Lake of Egypt | 06:00 am - 03:00 pm
This 2-man team requires a $150 entry fee.  Additional fees for Big Bass may apply.
12057 Marina Road- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 964-1184
Earl Sigley (618) 922-3876


SI Opry
May 20, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 06:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Join us at the Herrin Civic Center for an evening with Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, Herrin Pawn Mart or online.  Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm.  Food, refreshments and cocktails available.
These events feature various styles of Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country music from local artists across Southern Illinois to top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world.
101 North 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948


Arts at the Fair
May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Williamson County Fairgrounds | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Little Egypt Arts Association is presenting its 2nd Annual Art at the Fair on May 20th and 21st at the Williamson County Fairgrounds.  The times are 9am-5pm on the 20th and 11am-5pm on the 21st.  Crafters, artists, and photographers are all invited to submit entry forms to exhibit and offer their art for sale.  Booth Space is $35 for a 10x10. 
101 North Fair Street- Marion, IL 62959


Unleashed 5k Dog Jog
May 20, 2017

John A Logan College | 09:00 am

The Unleashed 5K DogJog/Walk is a fundraising event with the profits going to the development of the Carterville Dog Park at Cannon Park. Advanced Registration is $15 and includes a t-shirt and dog bandana if registered by May 5th. Registration is  $20 after May 5th. Online registration at  Water and snacks provided after event. Check in and walk up registration begin at 7:30am. 

700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918


May 22, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Join Denise Stearns, Master Gardening, for this wonderful program about composting. Help your green thumb "go green"!  Free and open to the public.
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959


HerrinFesta Italiana
May 22, 2017 - May 29, 2017

Downtown Herrin | 09:00 am
Voted 2014 Illinois' Best Event or Festival, this week-long celebration of Italian heritage includes a grape stomp, "Bigga Nose" contest, a midway carnival, and concerts by many world famous recording artists.
Monday, May 22nd
Miss HerrinFesta Pageant
Tuesday, May 23rd
Honoree Banquet
Wednesday, May 24th
Jazz on Park 
Talent Contest
Thursday, May 25th
Jazz on Park
Hartley Art Show
Art Exhibition
Reception Honoring Bill Barras Foundation
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Hairball with opening act: Party Pants
Friday, May 26th
Prayer Breakfast
Jazz on Park
Bocce Tournament
Hartley Art Show
Golf Tournament
Kids Bike & Pet Parade
Art Exhibition
Sponsor Party
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Gary Allan with opening acts: John Spicer Band and Eli Tellor
Saturday, May 27th
Masonic Lodge Breakfast
Jass on Park
Hartley Art Show
Grand Parade
Grape Stomp
Adult-Child Bocce
Tri-Festa Triathlon
"Bigga Nose" Contest
Pasta Sauce Contest
Pasta Eating Contest
Art Exhibition
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Old Dominion with opening acts: We Got It Covered and Kali Lynn Trio
Sunday, May 28th
Poker Run
Car Show
Hartley Art Show
Championship Bocce
Special Intention Mass
Art Exhibition
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Halestorm with opening acts: For The City and Four Deep
Monday, May 29th
Road Races
Memorial Day Service
Hartley Art Show
Art Exhibition
Art Exhibition Reception
Concert Gates open at 6pm - George Thorogood with opening act: American Lion
For more detailed information on the week long events, go to
3 South Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
(800) 483-3782 (IT-FESTA)