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Apr
28

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

Walker's Bluff | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 
Hot Air Balloon Glow - April 28th @ 6-10pm, April 29th @ 6-10pm
 
$10/Car, $50/Bus
 
5K - April 29th @ 3-6pm (Registration @ 1pm)
 
$25 for Pre-registration ending April 1st
$30 for any Registration after April 1st - up to day of event
     *Includes t-shirt and cost of admission for Hot Air Balloon Glow after race April 29th
 
Track is natural landscape through the woods/hills of Walker’s Bluff.
 
This is a Carterville Fire Department Fundraiser.  All proceeds go towards training/equipment.
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8060
Event Coordinator: Adam Gossett, FM/EM (618) 964-4679

May
06

Whirlwind Soccer Tournament
May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017

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

May
22

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
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

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
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

Jul
15

Blue and Gold Triathlon
July 15, 2017

Marion Park District | 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
The 6th Annual Blue and Gold Triathlon will be held at the Marion Park District and will host an individual Tri, a Children's Tri, and a Team Relay Tri.
 
500 East DeYoung Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-1115

Aug
08

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
618-751-9318
www.facebook.com/Williamson-County-Fair-Illinois-246809478672430

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
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

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

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

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

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