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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)


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


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


Williamson County Fair
August 08, 2017 - August 12, 2017

Williamson County Fairgrounds | 07:00 pm
Illinois' longest running county fair, the 161st Annual Williamson County Fair will be held in Marion August 8th-12th.
Nightly from 6pm-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


104th Annual 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
Booth Rental (618) 985-2252


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
Leigh Gusta (618) 925-6026


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


8th Annual Marion Main Street HubFest
September 23, 2017

Downtown Marion | 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Marion Main Street's HubFest hosts live bands, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, hot dog eating cometition, dunk tanks, bounce houses, cornhole, car show and much more.
Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
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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