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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


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


Bocce Fun Day
October 07, 2017

Herrin Bocce Courts | 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Fundraiser for the Night's Shield.  Individuals or teams, sponsors are welcomed and acknowledged, food & beverages provided, raffle prizes, pre-registration is encouraged by Octover 1st, walk-ups accepted.
306 West Walnut Street- Herrin, IL 62948


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
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


October 14, 2017

The Pavilion | 08:00 am
The event you've been waiting for all year is almost here!
Check-in begins at 8am, with the first scrimmage starting at 9am.  6 co-ed scrimmages and 2 main event games.  Scrimmages will be black and white, with 2 skill levels.
Registered skaters will be guaranteed 3 scrimmages each, and a chance to play in the Main Event mixer that night!  More details on registration coming soon!  Only 60 spots available!
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959


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


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


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
VisitSI (618) 997-3690


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
6658 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
Gene Tincher (618) 694-9035,


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


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


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


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