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Aug
16

Screen Printing
August 16, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Join Missy Carstens, from the Little Egypt Art Association, for this fun program. Create a custom tote bag with a design of your own. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, August 2nd. Free and open to ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Aug
16

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

Aug
16

Story Hour
Weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
August 08, 2017 - August 31, 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

Aug
16

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

Aug
16

Teen Craft Night
Weekly on Wednesdays
August 02, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:30 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Fun crafts for ages 12-19.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
https://www.facebook.com/events/1921899674732326

Aug
17

Dr. Dave's Whiz Bang Science Show
August 17, 2017

Johnston City Public Library | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Come to the Freewill Baptist Church to see Dr. Dave presenting his Whiz Bang Science Show.  He'll be putting on a fun and educational show teaching us all about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse!
 
609 Monroe Avenue- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-6359
https://www.facebook.com/events/470242560024456/

Aug
17

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

Aug
18

Moonstock 2017
August 18, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 03:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
This 4-day Music Festival will celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse at Walker’s Bluff, a picturesque vineyard located in beautiful Southern Illinois.  On August 21, 2017 an estimated 200,000 tourists will travel to our region to observe the point of greatest duration.  On that day, at 1:20 pm, you can experience light turn to darkness as Ozzy Osbourne kicks off his concert with Bark at the Moon.
 
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
moonstock@walkersbluff.com

https://www.facebook.com/moonstock2017/
https://twitter.com/Moonstock2017
https://www.instagram.com/moonstock2017_walkersbluff/

Aug
18

The Phelps Sisters Benefit- Mentors 4 Kids
August 18, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Come watch The Phelps Sisters, with special performance by The Phelps Brothers, to help raise money for Mentors 4 Kids!  This event is for all ages.  Doors open at 6pm.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Aug
18

Eclipse Art Show and Ribbon Cutting
August 18, 2017

Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
Join us at the Hartley Art Gallery & Event Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception as we celebrate the completion of the remodel of the lower level.  Free and open to the public!
 
100 South Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
618-967-8142
https://www.facebook.com/Hartley-Art-Gallery-and-Event-Center-1081163038630553

Aug
18

Eclipse Festival at Honker Hill Winery
August 18, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Lucas Bros. Honker Hill Winery | 07:00 pm
 
More details coming soon!
 
-August 18th - 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
 
-August 19th - 10:00 am - 12:00 am
 
-August 20th - 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
   Sugar Lime Blue Performs 5:00 pm
 
-August 21st - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
   Sugar Lime Blue Performs 12:00 pm
 
4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
618-549-5517

Aug
18

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

Aug
19

SI Junk Fest
August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Pickers Outlet Mall | 06:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
If you haven't already heard, this is the weekend of the Total Solar Eclipse!  Southern Illinois is the best place in the "WORLD" to see it.  It is estimated that over 300,000 people will be coming to experience this event.  Pickers Outlet Mall wants to give travelers fun things to do while they are here visiting so, we decided to have a Big Flea Market.  We have 10 acres of flat grassy land to set-up and have convenient parking for our customers.  There will be porta potties, music and one of Southern Illinois' Finest, Big Blues Que Barbecue!  Please let us know ASAP if you would like to set-up so we have an idea how many are coming.
 
9764 Herrin Road- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-5151
mur_man@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1085558744889042

Aug
19

Solar Eclipse Yoga Class
August 19, 2017

Artstarts House | 08:00 am - 09:00 am
 
Marion native, Lawrene O'Neill is leading a Yoga Class to help raise funds for Artstarts, a non-profit community arts organization.  O'Neill, an Artstarts Alum, is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor accredited through the National Yoga Alliance.  He has taught Yoga at the People Studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn for the last few years.  When he is home visiting Southern Illinois, he makes guest appearances teaching yoga at the HUB in Marion.  Lawrence is a very popular instructor and offers a great session for any skill level.  Participants may pre-register by confirming on the Artstarts Facebook Event Page.  Payments may be made either at the door or online.  Just indicate "Yoga Class" when making your donation.
 
Walk-In - $10
Pre-Register - $8
 
There is a 40-person capacity, so please consider pre-registering to help Artstarts plan accordingly.  Come stretch while supporting a great community arts organization.
 
104 South Van Buren- Marion, IL 62959
618-645-2787
artstarts2005@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/102416013726836

Aug
19

Native American Indian Festival
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Little Grassy United Methodist Camp | 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
 
Little Grassy United Methodist Camp (LGC), 8 miles south of Carbondale, Illinois, is located very near the center line of the Total Solar Eclipse that will be over Southern Illinois August 21, 2017.  In celebration of this event, LGC is hosting a weekend-long Native American Indian Festival with ceremonies of both traditional and religious nature, some of which have been performed for centuries surrounding celestial events such as this eclipse.  There will be drums, flute players, storytellers, a spirit fire, free crafts for the kids, and a Native American craft fair.  At times there will be two different stages going at the same time with varying experiences.
 
The event takes place Saturday, August 19th, Noon to Dark, Sunday, August 20th, 9am to Dark, and Monday, August 21st, 8am to 11am.  Single day tickets for adults are $20; children ages 5-10 are $10, children under 5 are Free.  Weekend passes are $45 for adults and $20 for children.  Those purchasing Monday tickets and weekend passes will be given free eclipse viewing glasses.  Limited tent camping is available for those purchasing weekend passes on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The festival will take place on the northside of our camp, 189 Campground Road, Makanda, IL 62958.
 
To purchase tickets for the festival, go to www.igrc.org/Festival or go to www.littlegrassycamp.org and follow the links. To make arrangements for tent camping, call the camp office at 618-457-6030 between 9:30am & Noon, Monday-Friday.
 
If you are not interested in the festival but still want to come and observe the eclipse, space is available on the southside of camp.  There will be plenty of space to set up chairs or spread out a blanket.  Registration to view the eclipse is required by August 7, 2017.  The $15 fee includes parking, a box lunch, and viewing glasses. To sign-up for this option, again go to www.littlegrassycamp.org.
 
Illinois Great Rivers Conference pastors who are involved in the planning of the festival itself include Rev. Danira Para, pastor of Dayspring UMC in Peoria, retired pastors Rev. Ken Hayden, Rev. Danny Lybarger, and Rev. Gary Billiot.
 
189 Camp Ground Road- Makanda, IL 62958
618-525-4278 or 619-457-6030
littlegrassy@igrc.org

https://www.facebook.com/littlegrassycamp/

Aug
19

SI Opry Eclipse Show
August 19, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
 
The SI Opry will open with bluegrass music from Opry Members Cassie Andrews & Calico Creek.  Members include: Cassie Andrews, banjo and vocals; Becky Peters, guitar and vocals; Ron Cobb, upright bass; and Danny Robinson, guitar, mandolin, and vocals.
 
Gospel group, Judah, will then take the stage.  Judah is comprised of Lisa Knight on vocals and guitar; Lisa Miles, piano; Samantha Austin, rhythm guitar and vocals; Alex Bennet on drums; and Levi Bennett, guitar.
 
After intermission, Cassie Andrews will present a Tribute to Minnie Pearl.  She will entertain you with all the current happenings in Grinder’s Switch.
 
Arview on Country will perform a country set.  The musical heritage of the Arview family can trace its roots to patriarch Cecil Arview, who worked in Cook County during the late 1920s.  When work became scarce, Cecil took a job as a musician for infamous gangster Alphonse “Al” Capone. After Capone’s conviction in 1931, Cecil – who had just become a father – moved his young family back home to Southern Illinois.  In the years to come, nearly all of Cecil’s children would learn to play instruments and sing and it became common for the neighbors to come by to sit on the porch and listen to the Arview family play and sing into the evening hours.  As each of the children of Cecil grew to adulthood and had children of their own, they would pass on the tradition until the name Arview became synonymous with musical talent.  This heritage has now passed on into later generations and brings this family of talented individuals now to you. Joe Arview has performed at many venues, such as: the Illinois State Fair, the Du Quoin State Fair, the Troubadour Theatre in Nashville Tennessee, and many NASCAR events.
 
Tickets for the Opry are $15 and available at the Herrin Civic Center, the Pawn Mart in Herrin, or at the door the night of the event.  Special ticket prices for groups of 10 or more.  Doors open at 6pm.  Food, refreshments, and adult beverages from the bar will be available.  The SI Opry is presented at the Herrin Civic Center the third Saturday of every month, except December.  The next show will be on September 16th, 2017.
 
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6115
richard@herrincc.com

Aug
19

Don't Be Left Alone in the Dark
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

James Mohan Memorial Park | 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Come on down to Cambria Park!  Concessions will be open daily.  Hamburgers, dogs, cold drinks and daily meal specials including pulled pork on Saturday, spaghetti dinners on Sunday and ultimate nachos on Monday.  August 19th is the Flea Market from 9am-3pm and Live music by Dale Myers and Friends from 1pm-4pm.  If you are interested in being a vendor, 10x10 spaces are $30 -space is limited!  On August 21st, bring your chair, cameras and find a spot in the park for great viewing of the Total Solar Eclipse!
 
535 South Maple Street- Cambria, Illinois 62915
(618) 269-7797
Robin (618) 579-3659 - rnmedic38@gmail.com

Aug
19

Solar Eclipse Party at Black Diamond
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson | 07:00 pm
 
The Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour will be performing 3 shows a day for the Eclipse weekend!  Free admission on August 19th- 20th.  More information to come for August 21st Eclipse Day!
 
Busted Knuckles is a V-Twin Thrill Show performed solely on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  These American Daredevils perform stunts like you have never seen.  Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour is a premiere V-Twin entertainment company with Harley-Davidson being the bike of choice.  Their goal is to bring the best V-Twin Stunt Riders together to perform the very best stunt show possible.
 
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4577
https://www.facebook.com/events/1842102132671910

info@blackdiamondhd.com

Aug
19

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

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

Aug
19

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

Aug
19

Eclipse at Johnston City Amphitheater
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Arrowhead Lake Campground | 08:00 pm - 02:30 pm
 
Come celebrate the 2017 Solar Eclipse at the Johnston City Amphitheater.  There will be a full weekend of activities for the whole family including live bands, Live DJ, bouncy houses, children's activities, food vendors, corn-hole tournament, silent auction, Saturday night movie night, and more!
 
Eclipse glasses are $1 and can be bought at City Hall or the Water Department drive-up.
 
Saturday, August 19th
6pm-8pm - Music "The Good Ole Boys"
9pm - Family Movie Night: Chicken Little
 
Sunday, August 20th
1pm-5pm - Car Show
2pm - Southern Illinois Concert Band
5pm-6pm - Terry Brooks Live DJ
6pm-7pm - Venture Worship Band
7pm-8pm - Terry Brooks Live DJ
8pm-10pm - Music: "Savannah Rose"
 
Monday, August 21st
8am - Corn-hole Tournament 
10:30am-2:30pm - Terry Brooks Live DJ
 
Partial Eclipse will start at 11:52am, Total Eclipse at 1:20pm and will last approximately 2 minutes and 14 seconds.  The Eclipse will end at 2:14pm.
 
1600 Petersen Avenue- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-3535
https://www.facebook.com/events/1190529101058847/

Aug
21

Solar Eclipse 2017 at Rent One Park
August 21, 2017

Rent One Park | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
The Miners have partnered with 4-H for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.  Experience the Solar Eclipse with activities for the whole family at Rent One Park, Home of the Miners, on August 21st 10am-3pm.
 
Activities will include: 4-H Virtual Reality, Create in 4H's Makey-Makey Computer Science Lab, meet with University Astrologists for the latest Eclipse news, as well as look through the large telescope, laser tag and mini golf.
 
For more information on ticket pricing or to purchase t-shirts, please visit our Miners ticket page for more information.
 
1000 Miners Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-998-8499
info@southernillinoisminers.com

https://www.facebook.com/SIMINERS/

Aug
21

The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017
August 21, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 08:00 am
 
The entire Refuge will fall under the path of totality for the eclipse, providing opportunities for viewing, weather permitting.  The Refuge is not planning any organized public events; however visitors may view the eclipse from several recreation areas on the refuge on their own.  A list of all the best viewing areas on the Refuge is available now.  Pick your spot today!  Due to the influx of eclipse viewers during the already-busy season, the refuge may need to close certain areas for visitor safety.
 
Things you should know while you are on the Refuge:
 
- All entrance and boat launching fees will be waived on August 21st, 2017.
- Camping is only permitted in designated campgrounds.
- Please do not litter.  Take trash (including pet waste) with you and dispose of it properly.
- Fires are allowed only in designated areas where controlled structures are provided.
- Motorized vehicle are prohibited on grassy lawn areas adjacent to the parking lots.
- All pets must be on a leash.
- Commercial photography, videography, and other special uses will require a special permit. Please apply for these early to allow time to process them prior to the event.
- As a courtesy to other visitors please do not set up viewing equipment or chairs in the parking lots.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344
https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_3/NWRS/Zone_2/Crab_Orchard/20176-2%20Solar%20Eclipse%20web.pdf

Aug
21

Eclipse Party in the Garden
August 21, 2017

The Frenchman's Widow | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Eclipse Party in the Garden!  DJ Von will be bringing the tunes!  There will be specials on beer and drinks featuring Saint Nicholas Black Sun, Big Muddy Dark Moon beer and Walker's Bluff Solar Red Wine.  Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be available.  Free admission!
 
201 North 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6088

Aug
21

Customer Appreciation Day
August 21, 2017

South Porte Day | 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
Join South Porte Bank for for barbeque and drinks.  Be sure to bring a chair to view one of nature's most stunning displays.  South Porte Bank has a limited supply of viewing glasses as well.
 
701 North Court Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-998-0098
https://www.facebook.com/SouthPorteBank/

Aug
21

Eclipse at Katy-Lynn Vineyard & Winery
August 21, 2017

Katy-Lynn Vineyard & Winery | 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
There will be Live music and a variety of beverages including water, tea, slushy's, sangria, wine and beer.  Parking is Free and you may bring your own lunch.
 
1801 Sneed Road- Carbondale, IL 62902
618-713-5239
katlynnwinery@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/katylynnwinery/

Aug
21

Eclipse at Stardust Golf Course
August 21, 2017

Stardust Golf Course | 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
 
If you're looking for a place to watch the 2017 Eclipse, come out and join us on Monday, August 21st at the Stardust Golf Course in Johnston City, IL.  We have a great viewing location for the 2 minutes and 14 seconds of totality!  Eclipse glasses will be available and you can golf all day for only $25 per person.
 
14756 Stardust Road- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-8822
macadoo12@frontier.com
https://www.facebook.com/StardustGolfCourse/

Aug
21

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

Aug
21

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

Aug
22

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
August 22, 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

Aug
25

Legislative Summit
August 25, 2017

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 11:30 am - 01:00 pm
 
The 3rd annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit will include a buffet-style lunch (cost $20 to Kokopelli), updates by your Legislators, each followed by a Q&A session moderated by a member of your Legislative Affairs Committee, and networking. 
 
Deadline to RSVP is August 18th.
 
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5656
https://www.facebook.com/events/678480242337155/

Aug
26

Next Level RC CA$H Money Summer
August 26, 2017 - August 27, 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

Aug
27

Pappy's 2-Man SxS Triathalon
August 27, 2017

Little Egypt Off Road Motorcycle Club | 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
For the first time, Pappy's Outdoor will be hosting a 2-man side-by-side triathalon at Little Egypt Off Road- just East of Marion.  Three events, two drivers, one day; with cash and store-credit prizes given to the top three teams. 

 
Event 1: The driver will be blindfolded and the passenger will have to navigate the team through an obstacle course by voice instruction only.

Event 2: The passenger will be given a pail of water to hold on their lap while the team navigates a bumpy obstacle course.  The faster you complete the course and the less water you spill, the better.

Event 3: The passenger will have a paintball gun, and the team will need a combination of speed through a course and accuracy shooting targets set up from various distances. 

The winner will be determined by overall time through the three events.  Time penalties will be assessed based on different faults in each event.  The same person cannot drive for all three events. 

$5 admission will be charged by LEOR.

 
20439 Ranch Lane- Marion, IL 62959
618-982-2992
https://www.facebook.com/events/197452560785117

Sep
02

Kayaking the Refuge Course
September 02, 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

Sep
06

Quilted Cards Session 1
September 06, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Join the Shawnee Quilters and create your own custom greeting cards with a sewing machine. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Wednesday, August 23. Free and open for ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Sep
07

Carterville Free Fair
September 07, 2017 - September 09, 2017

Cannon Park | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
 
104th Annual Carterville Free Fair sponsored by the Carterville Lions Club will be September 7th, 8th, 9th.  There will be a Carnival, Parade, Bingo, Ping Pong Ball Drop, 5K and other Races, Queen Show, Food Vendors, Entertainment, Fireworks and more!
 
120 North Greenbriar Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8304
Booth Rental (618) 985-2252

Sep
08

Twilight 5K Glow Run/Walk
September 08, 2017

Carterville Free Fair @ Cannon Park | 07:30 pm
 
Race Day registration and packet pick-up at the Community Center from 5pm-7pm.  River-to-River Chip Timing provided.  Race starts and finishes at the Carterville Free Fair at Cannon Park on Greenbriar Road.  Course is flat & fast!  Kids' Fun Run will be held at Cannon Park at 6:30pm.
 
 PURSE & TROPHY TO TOP OVERALL MALE & FEMALE RUNNERS.  Medals to top three male and female runners in each age group 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and up.
 
120 North Greenbriar- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-6942
Leigh Gusta (618) 925-6026

Sep
09

Butterfly Round-Up
September 09, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Monarch Butterflies travel through our area each year on their way to spend the cold months of winter in Mexico.  Visitors are invited to help catch and tag these butterflies as they feed and rest at Crab Orchard NWR.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

Sep
09

Josh Gracin
September 09, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
 
Harrisburg Medical Center is proud to bring country music artist and former American Idol contestant, Josh Gracin to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center Saturday, September 9th at 7pm for their first ever "Rockin for the Health of It" benefit concert!  Local duo from Harrisburg, Zola Road, will be opening for Josh Gracin.  All ages are welcome.
 
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959
618-997-4030
https://www.facebook.com/Marionccc

Sep
10

Birding Tour
September 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

Sep
14

Master Sculptor: Hal Stewart
September 14, 2017

Little Egypt Arts Centre | 01:00 pm
 
Free event!
 
601 Tower Square- Marion IL 62959
618-998-8530
618-937-3455
leaa601@frontier.com

Sep
16

Heartland Pet Fest
September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
Heartland Pet Fest is an event for all pet lovers and their pets that promote education, innovations and information about pets and pet products.  Proceeds will benefit Wilderwood Service Dogs, a 501c3 organization that trains service dogs for autistic children.
 
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-2657
(618) 998-0039 - heartlandpetfest@gmail.com

Sep
16

Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference
September 16, 2017

John A. Logan College | 07:00 am - 02:00 pm
 
Women for Heatlh and Wellness present the 31st Annual Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference.  This year's Keynote Speaker will be Marzia Prince, an award-winning international health and wellness expert with over thirteen years of experience.  She is the go-to health & fitness expert for numerous TV and radio stations that include Fox News radio, iHeart Radio, CW33, and WFFA's Channel 8 news in Dallas.  She was named D Magazine's Top Trainer to follow on Instagram for 2016 and Dallas's top 10 Most Influential Women in 2015.  She credits her success to healthy lifestyle behaviors, from Hot Mess to Healthinista.  Her healthy lifestyle behaviors have changed thousands of lives to be their best selves. 
 
In addition, enjoy a day of:
- Health Screenings
- Exhibits
- Breakout Sessions
- Lunch
- Awards
- Raffle Drawings
- Swag Bag for each those who complete the evaluation.
 
Registration Fee: $45
Online Registration available: July 25th
Registration Deadline: September 8th
 
700 Logan College Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828 ext. 8469
Women for Health and Wellness, Inc. 618-985-2828, ext. 8604 or 8469

womenforhealthandwellness@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1929841007303903

Sep
20

British Invasion: Debate on Beatles-vs-Rolling Stones
September 20, 2017

The Crisp Room at JALC | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
The JALC Continuing Education Department will host two leading Rock & Roll / Beatles experts: Jude Southerland-Kessler and Lanea Stagg, for a presentation titled "The British Invasion: Debate on Beatles-vs-Rolling Stones" in the Crisp Room from 11am-12pm.  The event is Free and open to the public!
 
700 Logan College Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2828

Sep
21

Quilted Cards Session 2
September 21, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
 
Join the Shawnee Quilters and create your own custom greeting cards with a sewing machine. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be completed on the Main Floor starting on Thursday, September 7th. Free and open for ages 18 and up.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935

Sep
22

Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard
September 22, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Join Walker's Bluff for Vinyasa in the Vineyard!  This one-hour, all-levels yoga class is a great excuse to drink wine in yoga pants on a Friday evening with a beautiful view of a sunset in the vineyard.  Yoga instructor, Joan Sherwood will guide you through a fun, light-hearted class designed for movement and laughter!  No matter what your level of experience, Wine and Yoga is a fun way to return to the practice or try something new.  Men and women are encouraged to join us.
 
The class will take place outside in the vineyard in good weather, or in the wine production room in case of rain.  Please bring your own yoga mat and arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled in.  Don't forget to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.
 
The cost for the yoga class is $20/person and includes a glass of wine or beer.  Other beverages can be purchased at the bar.  After the class, continue the fun at the Tasting Room where there is a full menu of food and drinks.  There will be Free Live music as well!  Pre-registration/payment is required, and tickets can be purchased online.
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
https://www.facebook.com/events/2352116461681235/

Sep
22

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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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 9/23 you are gauraneed a free t-shirt! Check out the website to regisiter for our upcoming fun run. 

http://www.findingforeveranimalrescue.org/events.html

700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 985-3741
https://www.facebook.com/events/1440962489323956

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
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

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
Little Egypt Arts Association (618) 998-8530

http://www.littleegyptarts.com/

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

Dec
01

Christmas in Carterville
December 01, 2017

Downtown Carterville | 07:00 pm
 
The Annual Christmas in Carterville is a free community event that is 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
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 “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
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

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 will be Saturday January 27, 2018.  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.  The Red Carpet Gala has grown and now is one of the premier social events in Southern Illinois.
 
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

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
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