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May
24

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
27

Kayaking the Refuge Course
May 27, 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

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

May
29

Memorial Day at Ray Fosse Park
May 29, 2017

Ray Fosse Park | 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
 
Events will include:
 
9am - 10:30am Baseball Clinic
1pm - 4pm        FREE Swimming
11am - 1pm      FREE Goofy Golf
10:30am - 6pm FREE DJ
10:30am - 6pm FREE Antique Cars Cruise-In
11am                 Baseball Game One
 2pm                  Baseball Game Two
 
Food Vendors
Chicken Dinner (1/2 chicken, 2 sides, and drink)
* Requires Prepaid Ticket: $10 each - available for purchase at City Hall, Small's Food Store, and Priority Staffing Group office.
 
500 East DeYoung Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-6281

Jun
02

Garnati Golf Day
June 02, 2017

Crab Orchard Golf Course | 08:00 am
 
The 27th Annual Garnati Golf Day is scheduled at Crab Orchard Golf Course on June 2, 2017. A 4-person team costs $400 or $100 per golfer.  An open to the public lunch will begin from 11:30am to 1:30pm and will include a 50-50 raffle.
 
901 West Grand Avenue- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2321

Jun
03

24th Annual Midwest Bass Classic
June 03, 2017

Crab Orchard Lake | 06:30 am
 
The Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Day Committee is sponsoring the 24th Annual Midwest Bass Classic June 3, 2017 on Crab Orchard Lake near Marion, IL.  With an $8,000 guaranteed purse for the first 5 places, this tournament has drawn some of the top anglers in Southern Illinois.  The sponsors are committed to assisting youth hunting & fishing activity as well as enhancing wildlife end fishery resources.  It is a 1-day tournament to provide purse money to the top five teams.  $10 of every entry fee is committed to the improvement of the Crab Orchard Lake Bass Fishery.  All teams must not talk to anyone other than their fishing partners, concerning assistance or advice for locating and/or catching bass from 12:01 A.M. May 31 through June 2nd.  They also must remain off the lake during the same period.  All teams must have a representative in attendance at the kick-off meeting at 6:30 P.M. on June 2, 2017 at John A. Logan College Auditorium in Carterville, IL.  The purpose of the meeting is to explain the tournament rules and answer questions.  The start will be in flights determined at the pre-tournament meeting.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344
Tournament chairman Ron Hudson (618) 889-2263

Jun
10

Kids Fishing Derby
June 10, 2017

Prairie Creek Recreation Area | 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
The Kids Fishing Day is a free event hosted by the Refuge and our many local sponsors.  It is a wonderful opportunity for families to spend a day together on the refuge fishing.  The Derby is for kids 12 and younger.  Free lunch will be provided for participants and their families.  Registration begins at 8am.  Event runs 8am-noon at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area.  The Prairie Creek Recreation Area is very popular with anglers.  Located just south of State Highway 13 in Carbondale this area boasts excellent bank fishing and includes and accessible fishing pier.  There are also a boat ramps on both the north and south sides of the highway.  Many fishing tournaments stage here and hold their weigh-ins an on-site pavilion.  Picnic tables are also available.
 
South of Route 13- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344

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

Jun
17

Kayaking the Refuge Course
June 17, 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

Jun
23

Mid-Summer Night's Run
June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Downtown Herrin | 10:00 pm
 
Registration begins at 10pm, Race kicks-off at 11pm.  Run or walk our beautiful Downtown Herrin in your best reflective gear in the cool night's breeze! 
 
3 South Park Aveue
618-942-5163