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SI Opry
April 15, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 06:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Join us for an evening with Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek. Tickets are $15 dollars and are available at the door or online at  Doors open at 6pm with the show from 7:30-9:30. Food and beverage available. 
All events will feature local talent from around Southern Illinois. It will also feature top International Recording Artists from Nashville and around the world. All shows will be hosted by the Herrin Civic Center and will include Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Artists.
101 North 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948


The Russian National Ballet: Romeo & Juliet and Carmen
May 05, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
The Russian National Ballet will be performing two 1-Act Ballets: Romeo and Juliet, and Carmen.
Reserved Orchestra: $35
Reserved Seating: $25
800 Tower Square Plaza- 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
Talent Contest
Thursday, May 25th
Art Exhibition
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Hairball with opening act: Party Pants
Friday, May 26th
Prayer Breakfast
Bocce Tournament
Golf Tournament
Kids Bike & Pet Parade
Art Show
Sponsor Party
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Gary Allan with opening acts: John Spicer Band and Eli Tellor
Saturday, May 27th
Grand Parade
Grape Stomp
Adult-Child Bocce
Tri-Festa Triathlon
"Bigga Nose" Contest
Pasta Sauce Contest
Pasta Eating Contest
Art Show
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
Championship Bocce
Special Intention Mass
Art Show
Concert Gates open at 6pm - Halestorm with opening acts: For The City and Four Deep
Monday, May 29th
Road Races
Memorial Day Service
Art Show
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)


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


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.”

800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959


The 161st Annual Williamson County Fair
August 08, 2017 - August 12, 2017

The Williamson County Fairgrounds | 07:00 pm
Illinois' longest running county fair, the 161st Annual Williamson County Fair will be held in Marion from August 8th through 12th.
Nightly from 6-10pm
   - Carnival Rides
     (Armbands per night, single ride tickets)
   - Sheena's Friends: Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
   - Food Vendors and Exhibitors
Tuesday, August 8th
   - Demolition Derby #1:
     Compact, Chain and Wire Cars, Kids Power Wheels
Wednesday, August 9th
   - Family Night: Free Grandstand Entertainment
Thursday, August 10th
   - Rodeo:
      Bareback Riding, Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Miniature Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping,
      Cowgirls Barrel Racing, Bull Riding
Friday, August 11th
   - Antique, Garden, Super Stock, and ITPA Tractor Pulls/Hot Farm Stock Pullers
Saturday, August 12th
   - Speed Horse Show
101 North Fair Street/1500 East Main Street- Marion, IL 62959


Moonstock 2017
August 18, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 01:20 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


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

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


Hospice Red Carpet Gala
January 27, 2018

The Pavilion of the City of Marion | 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