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May
28

HerrinFesta Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
May 28, 2017

Herrin Park District | 09:00 am
 
Honoring Veteran Frank Fenton.  Registration 9am-12pm, Judging 12pm, $15 Entry Fee, FREE T-shirts to first 50 entries.  Dash Plaques, 50/50 Drawing, Raffle Items, Trophies Awarded for Top 50 Cars & Best of Shows and Music by Hot Rod Nights.  Food and drinks available- NO alcoholic beverages allowed.  Proceeds to benefit Herrin Park District Fireworks Display & Shriners Hospital for Children.
 
1010 North 5th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
618-942-3548

May
28

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 www.HerrinFesta.com.
 
3 South Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
(800) 483-3782 (IT-FESTA)

May
29

Southern Illinois Music Festival
May 29, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Marion Civic Center | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
 
Southern Illinois Music Festival features over three dozen performances at various venues throughout Southern Illinois.  Professional musicians from North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, ballet, jazz and new music in and informal and inviting atmosphere.  Join in for a great season of music at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. The theme for the 2017 season is “An Offer You Can’t Refuse”. 
 

On Monday, May 29, 2017, the 60-piece Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and a 30-voice Chorus will present a special Memorial Day concert, featuring patriotic music and a salute to America’s armed forces. The concert takes place at 7pm at the brand new Marion High School Auditorium, and admission is FREE. The program will include the 1812 Overture, a musical setting of the Gettysburg Address, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Aaron Copland’s stirring Fanfare for the Common Man, music from the Band of Brothers, God Bless America and the Armed Forces Salute.

The 60-piece Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and two fabulous instrumental soloists will present three orchestral concerts featuring the music of Antonin Dvorak and Peter Tchaikovsky on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, June 2, 3 and 4, 2017 at the Carterville High School Performing Arts Center. The concerts include the 6th symphonies of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, Dvorak’s incredible Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Violin Concerto. Violin and Cello soloists are longtime SIFest musicians, Michelle Skinner and David Peshlakai. All three concerts take place at 7:30pm. Admission is $20 general and $8 for students of any age.

 

800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030

May
29

Grand Memorial Day Concert
May 29, 2017

Marion High School Auditorium | 07:00 pm
 
On Monday, May 29, 2017, the 60-piece Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and a 30-voice Chorus will present a special Memorial Day concert, featuring patriotic music and a salute to America’s armed forces.  The concert takes place at 7pm at the brand new Marion High School Auditorium, and admission is free.  The program will include the 1812 Overture, a musical setting of the Gettysburg Address, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Aaron Copland’s stirring Fanfare for the Common Man, music from the Band of Brothers, God Bless America and the Armed Forces Salute.
 
1700 Wildcat Road- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-8196

May
29

Memorial Day at Ray Fosse Park
May 29, 2017

Ray Fosse Park | 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Events will include:
 
9am - 10:30am Baseball Clinic
1pm - 4pm        FREE Swimming
11am - 1pm      FREE Goofy Golf
10:30am - 6pm FREE DJ
10:30am - 6pm FREE Antique Cars Cruise-In
11am                 Baseball Game One
 2pm                  Baseball Game Two
 
Food Vendors
Chicken Dinner (1/2 chicken, 2 sides, and drink)
* Requires Prepaid Ticket: $10 each - available for purchase at City Hall, Small's Food Store, and Priority Staffing Group office.
 
500 East DeYoung Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-6281

May
29

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

May
30

Time Capsule Opening
May 30, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
 
Reflect on Marion's past and future as we open the Library's 20-year time capsule.  Refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/132386723969104

May
31

Mad Science
May 31, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
 
Summer Kick-off: 10am-11am.  Register for summer reading as "Mad Science" combines science and fun.  For all ages up to 12 years.
 
Fire and Ice: 5pm-8pm.  Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists!  Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter.  Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/402424806796717

May
31

Teen Tie Dyeing Summer Kick-off
May 31, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Register for summer reading while designing a fashion masterpeice t-shirt and kick-off the summer with color.  Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/193656891141234

May
31

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

May
31

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

Jun
02

Friday Flicks
June 02, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm
 
Come and enjoy an afternoon watching a movie. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/225527837931440/

Jun
02

Garnati Golf Day
June 02, 2017

Crab Orchard Golf Course | 08:00 am
 
The 27th Annual Garnati Golf Day is scheduled at Crab Orchard Golf Course on June 2, 2017. A 4-person team costs $400 or $100 per golfer.  An open to the public lunch will begin from 11:30am to 1:30pm and will include a 50-50 raffle.
 
901 West Grand Avenue- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2321

Jun
02

Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra Concert
June 02, 2017 - June 04, 2017

Carterville High School Performing Arts Center | 07:30 pm
 
The 60-piece Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and two fabulous instrumental soloists will present three orchestral concerts featuring the music of Antonin Dvorak and Peter Tchaikovsky on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, June 2, 3 and 4, 2017 at the Carterville High School Performing Arts Center.  The concerts include the 6th symphonies of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, Dvorak’s incredible Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Violin Concerto.  Violin and Cello soloists are longtime SIFest musicians, Michelle Skinner and David Peshlakai.  All three concerts take place at 7:30pm.  Admission is $20 general and $8 for students of any age.
 
816 South Division Street- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2940

Jun
02

Gene Watson
June 02, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
One of the most masterful voices in Country Music today, GENE WATSON still sings in the same key as 30 years ago and continues to prove why he is rightly referred to as “The Singer’s Singer”. His powerful voice and multi-octave range allows him to sing some of the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent as well as from his many years performing onstage.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Jun
02

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

Jun
03

24th Annual Midwest Bass Classic
June 03, 2017

Crab Orchard Lake | 06:30 am
 
The Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Day Committee is sponsoring the 24th Annual Midwest Bass Classic.  With an $8,000 guaranteed purse for the first 5 places, this tournament has drawn some of the top anglers in Southern Illinois.  The sponsors are committed to assisting youth hunting & fishing activity as well as enhancing wildlife end fishery resources.  It is a 1-day tournament to provide purse money to the top five teams.  $10 of every entry fee is committed to the improvement of the Crab Orchard Lake Bass Fishery.  All teams must not talk to anyone other than their fishing partners, concerning assistance or advice for locating and/or catching bass from 12:01 A.M. May 31 through June 2nd.  They also must remain off the lake during the same period.  All teams must have a representative in attendance at the kick-off meeting at 6:30 P.M. on June 2, 2017 at John A. Logan College Auditorium in Carterville, IL.  The purpose of the meeting is to explain the tournament rules and answer questions.  The start will be in flights determined at the pre-tournament meeting.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344
Tournament Chairman Ron Hudson (618) 889-2263

Jun
03

Reach- A Night of Worship with Justin Holman
June 03, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 06:00 pm
800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Jun
03

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

Jun
03

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

Jun
05

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

Jun
06

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
June 06, 2017 - June 28, 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

Jun
07

Soap and Spray Paint
June 07, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Learn this neat technique, while creating a unique masterpiece. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jun
07

Art for Adults: Scrapbooking
June 07, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Join Missy Carstens, from the Little Egypt Art Association and learn how to preserve your memories while you artfully arrange your photos. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, May 24. For ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1806161286378814

Jun
08

Library Escape Rooms
June 08, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Solve mind bending puzzles and try to escape the room. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/911544158985882

Jun
09

Klassics for Kids
June 09, 2017

Free Will Baptist Church | 12:00 pm
 
Klassics for Kids are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz.  Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.  All events are open to the public without reservation and admission free.
 
609 Monroe Avenue- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-5254

Jun
09

Family Flicks
June 09, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Come enjoy the family friendly movie "Trolls", rated PG, and popcorn. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1806550066326132

Jun
10

Marion Garden Club
June 10, 2017

Williamson County Fairgrounds | 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
The Marion Garden Club is sponsoring a Garden Tour of several beautiful gardens on June 10th.  This project will help us maintain the flower boxes at Marion parks and the Williamson County Fairgrounds.  Tickets are $5 and are available for purchase at the Williamson County Fairgrounds as well as Etcetera Flowers & Gifts.
 
101 North Fair Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 996-2131 or (618) 993-6621
mariongardenclub@yahoo.com

Jun
10

Kids Fishing Derby
June 10, 2017

Prairie Creek Recreation Area | 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
The Kids Fishing Day is a free event hosted by the Refuge and our many local sponsors.  It is a wonderful opportunity for families to spend a day together on the refuge fishing.  The Derby is for kids 12 and younger.  Free lunch will be provided for participants and their families.  Registration begins at 8am.  Event runs 8am-noon at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area.  The Prairie Creek Recreation Area is very popular with anglers.  Located just south of State Highway 13 in Carbondale this area boasts excellent bank fishing and includes and accessible fishing pier.  There are also a boat ramps on both the north and south sides of the highway.  Many fishing tournaments stage here and hold their weigh-ins an on-site pavilion.  Picnic tables are also available.
 
South of Route 13- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Jun
10

Marion Community Day
June 10, 2017

Rent One Park | 06:05 pm - 10:00 pm
 
The Southern Illinois Miners will be facing off against the Joliet Slammers.  Show your community spirit and support for Marion Grad Spree this year by attending Marion Community Day at Rent One Park!
 
The first pitch will be thrown at 6:05 p.m. Tickets to the game are only $10 for box seats and $5 for general admission.  A portion of ticket sales through June 7 will go to the Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Grad Spree program; which was started more than 30 years ago to help insure that graduation is the beginning of a new life, not the end of one.  The Chamber provides a night of fun-filled activities following graduation ceremonies.  The cost of this event is covered by direct donations and dollars raised at various Marion Chamber of Commerce fundraisers.  The event costs approximately $50 per student.
 
1000 Miners Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-6311
director@marionillinois.com

Jun
10

Men's Roller Derby Illinois Cup
June 10, 2017

The Pavilion | 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Join your Southern Illinois Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen for the battle for the Illinois Cup at The Pavilion on Saturday, June 10th!  This Triple Header puts all three Men's Roller Derby teams in the state in a head-to-head battle for the coveted Illinois Cup (Currently held by the Chicago Bruise Brothers).  Kids 12 and under get in free; $10 in advance $15 at the door- opens at 2pm.  Must be 21 to drink.
 
We are also collecting nonperishable food items for the Marion Veterans' Food Bank. Donations can be left at the ticket table.  After party to be held on site following the final bout.
 
Schedule for the day: 
3pm Capital City Hooligans vs Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen
5pm Chicago Bruise Brothers vs Capital City Hooligans
7pm Chicago Bruise Brothers vs Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
https://www.facebook.com/bhgrollerderby/

Jun
11

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant
June 11, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
The Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant will be held at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center June 11th-17th, 2017.  It is a part of the Miss America organization.  This scholarship pageant will bring women from all over Illinois to compete for a scholarship and a chance to enter the Miss America pageant.
 
Miss Illinois Prelim - June 14
This evening of Prelim competition will feature all of the Miss Contestants competing for a spot in the Final competition on Saturday June 17.  This will also feature some of the teen competitors competing in Evening Gown and On Stage Question.
 
Miss Illinois Prelim - June 15
This evening of Prelim competition will feature all of the Miss Contestants competing for a spot in the Final competition on Saturday June 17.  This will also feature some of the teen competitors competing in Evening Gown and On Stage Question. This evening will also be the first introduction of the participants in the Miss Illinois Princess Program.
 
Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen Final - June 16
This is the final night of competition for the Teen competitors. The evening will also feature a dance by the Princess class of 2017.
 
Miss Illinois Final - June 17
This is the final night of competition for the Miss Contestants of 2017. During this evening they will also be joined on stage by the Princess Class of 2017
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Jun
12

Bee's and Pollinator Gardens
June 12, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:00 pm
 
Learn how pollinators play a vital role in the growth of gardens. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jun
13

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
June 13, 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

Jun
13

Games Group
Weekly on Tuesdays
June 13, 2017 - June 27, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 07:30 pm
 
Roll playing and strategy games! Open to teen and adults of all skill levels.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jun
14

STEM Club: Exploding Watermelons
June 14, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Manipulate the molecular structure of a watermelon and see what the breaking point is. Free and open to all 9-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/141960829676794

Jun
14

Girls Science Interactive
June 14, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Join Nethmin Liyanage for this fun and interactive STEM class.  Registration is required and is Free to all girls ages 9 to 11.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
nliyanage20@thehill.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480102085387448

Jun
15

Carterville Community Night
June 15, 2017

Rent One Park | 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Join us for Carterville Community Night at Rent One Park, home of the Southern Illinois Miners!  Game time is 7:05pm and tickets are $8.  We expect a great turn out this year as we are "going to bat" for GUM DROPS, a great cause for our community!  Kid friendly food donations will be accepted at the gate on game night.
 
1000 Miners Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-985-6942

Jun
15

Babaloo
June 15, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Babaloo shares his songs and off the wall antics to present a program your child won't forget. Free to the public. Tickets are required and can be picked up starting Thursday, June 1.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1364934070221950

Jun
15

Highbanks Hustle
June 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Southern Illinois Raceway | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
By Maximum Dirt: "After four years of hosting arguably the most successful outdoor micro sprint event of its time, Southern Illinois Raceway’s High Banks Hustle will become even bigger when the fifth annual running takes to Marion, Illinois in June. Becoming the highest paying micro sprint race of the year, this year’s edition will pay out a whopping $10,000 to the #HBH17 champion! Not only will the winner walk away with his fair share, but the love will be thrown throughout the field as the top eight finishers will score at least $1,000 and all starters gaining a minimum of $500 to start. In another share of breaking news, SIR is proud to welcome back Engler Machine & Tool as the title sponsor of this year’s race!"
 
9000 Foyt Road Marion, IL 62959
618-969-2051
https://www.facebook.com/southernillinoisraceway/

Jun
16

Friday Flicks
June 16, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm
 
Come and enjoy an afternoon watching a movie. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/225527837931440/

Jun
16

Herrin Community Day
June 16, 2017

Rent One Park | 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Join us for Herrin Community Day at Rent One Park, home of the Southern Illinois Miners!  Game time is 7:05pm and tickets are $8.  Make sure to get there early and see the pre-game show filled with Herrin's finest talent and stay for fireworks after!
 
1000 Miners Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-942-5163

Jun
16

Toby Keith LIVE
June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson | 05:00 pm
 
Summer Concert 2017 presented by Watermark Auto Group
 
Friday, June 16th
COLT FORD & LOCASH
Guest Star: TBA
 
Saturday, June 17th
TOBY KEITH
Opening Act: Kendell Marvel
Guest Star: Waterloo Revival
Special Guest: David Lee Murphy
 
Gates will open at 5pm, Music will start at 6pm.  Full length performances by all acts.  This is an all ages concert.  All guests must have a ticket.  A handicap area is available in the GENERAL ADMISSION section only.  This is an outdoor venue.  Concert will remain outside rain or shine and no refunds will be issued for any reason.
 
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4577
https://www.facebook.com/events/1715086562122935

Jun
17

Southern Illinois Spirituality & Psychic Festival
June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Celebrations Event Center | 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Psychic Readings, Spirituality Workshops, Food, Wine & Beer, Vendors of All Sorts!! Come get a reading, sit for a free workshop or meditation session, or shop crystals, books, jewelry, herbs, and lots more! Food Trucks and entertainment! Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.
 
1602 Old Creal Springs Road- Marion, IL 62959
618-998-8901
https://www.facebook.com/events/1371705746201407/

Jun
17

Kayaking the Refuge Course
June 17, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 09:00 am
 
Come kayak Crab Orchard NWR's lakes with us!  Get an interpretive tour of the land around you, view wildlife as you pass by, and enjoy the breeze as you kayak out with our rangers.  Boats are limited so if you are not bringing your own be sure to reserve your space.  Ages 15 and up only.  First program begins at 9am.  Second begins at 1pm.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Jun
17

SI Opry
June 17, 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
618-988-1207

Jun
17

Reading With Royalty
June 17, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
 
Join Miss Illinois, Jaryn Franklin, for this fun story hour. Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Jun
19

SI Elder Law's Seminar
June 19, 2017

The Pavilion | 06:00 pm
 
Free Seminar "Are You Ready For Retirement?"
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657

Jun
21

CottingTree Beads: Reverse Knotty Bracelet
June 21, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Make a reverse knotty bracelet with beautiful beads. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, June 7th. For ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1025897397510150

Jun
21

Chalk the Lot
June 21, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Join us for an afternoon of coloring, design and fun. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1850753635165250

Jun
21

Rock Thy Word
June 21, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Featuring : 33AD, Crossborn, and Special Guest Speaker Bradley Dexter
Doors open at 6pm
Tickets can be purchased at MCCC Box Office
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Jun
22

Juggling Jeff
June 22, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
 
When Juggling Jeff takes the stage, you never know what will happen. His comedy variety shows are exploding with energy. Free to the public. Tickets are required and can be picked up starting on Thursday, June 8th.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/282737752168418

Jun
22

Photozone with Sarah
June 22, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
 
Join Sarah Wingate for this fun program. Bring your phone or digital camera to learn photography basics. Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/351739868557453

Jun
23

Mid-Summer Night's Run
June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Downtown Herrin | 10:00 pm
 
Registration begins at 10pm, Race kicks-off at 11pm.  Run or walk our beautiful Downtown Herrin in your best reflective gear in the cool night's breeze! 
 
3 South Park Aveue
618-942-5163

Jun
23

Book Sale
June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
Use your spare change to buy some books and help out the library at the same time.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/291536061287309

Jun
24

Pollinators Course
June 24, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 10:00 am
 
Several activities free to the public to spread awareness about the importance of pollinators!  Join us in celebrating bats, birds, bees, and more!  Keep an eye on our website for postings about the activities.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Jun
27

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
June 27, 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

Jun
27

Historical Village Garden Summer Series-Herb Gardening
June 27, 2017

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village on the campus of John A. Logan College | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
 
Herbs are wonderful, multifunctional plants that make a great addition to indoor and outdoor gardens and landscapes.
Incorporating herbs into your home can provide delicious flavors in your cooking, beautiful colors and textures in your landscape, and blooms taht are attractive to beneficial insects like butterflies and bees.
This event is free and presented by Horticulture Extension Educator, Alicia Gardner; in conjuction with the John. A Logan Historical Village Garden Committee. 
 
700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828 ext. 8425 to pre-register or for additional information