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May
24

Marion Farmers Market
Weekly on Saturdays and Wednesdays
April 05, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Senior Center parking lot | 06:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Marion Farmers Market, located in the Marion Senior's Center parking lot, offers fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as delicious baked goods.  Come out Wednesdays from 6am to 10am, and Saturdays from 6am to 12pm to shop fresh!
 
507 West Main Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-614-2874

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
24

Cannon Park Community Market
Weekly on Wednesdays
April 05, 2017 - September 27, 2017

Cannon Park | 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Cannon Park Community Market is a producer-only market featuring Southern Illinois' farmers, growers, and artisans.  Open Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 6pm - April through September at the Carterville Community Center in Cannon Park, this market provides the Tri-C area with fresh local foods, artisan crafts, and family-friendly activities.
 
102 North Greenbriar Road- Carterville, IL 62918
805-323-6676

May
26

Regional Producers Farmers Market - Johnston City
Weekly on Fridays
April 07, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Downtown Johnston City | 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
 
Regional Producers Farmers Market in Downtown Johnston City (across from Indian Video) will run Fridays from 3pm to 7pm April through October.  Featuring fresh, local/regional produce, pork, eggs, poultry, herbs, baked goods, jellies, jams and a variety of crafts.
 
137 East Broadway Boulevard- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-308-0917

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
27

Herrin Farmers Market
The Weekends on Saturdays
May 06, 2017 - October 28, 2017

North of City Hall | 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Herrin Farmers Market is open for the season.  Enjoy food products, flowers, artisan creations and more.  Every Saturday, 8am-Noon from May 21st through October 15th.
 
400 North Park Avenue- Herrin, IL 62948
618-525-9253

May
27

Teen Games
The Weekends on Saturdays
April 15, 2017 - April 14, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
 
Free gaming open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/1976725895892270

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

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”. 
 

On Monday, May 29, 2017, the 60-piece Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and a 30-voice Chorus will present a special Memorial Day concert, featuring patriotic music and a salute to America’s armed forces. The concert takes place at 7pm at the brand new Marion High School Auditorium, and admission is FREE. The program will include the 1812 Overture, a musical setting of the Gettysburg Address, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Aaron Copland’s stirring Fanfare for the Common Man, music from the Band of Brothers, God Bless America and the Armed Forces Salute.

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.

 

800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030

May
29

Grand Memorial Day Concert
May 29, 2017

Marion High School Auditorium | 07:00 pm
 
On Monday, May 29, 2017, the 60-piece Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra and a 30-voice Chorus will present a special Memorial Day concert, featuring patriotic music and a salute to America’s armed forces.  The concert takes place at 7pm at the brand new Marion High School Auditorium, and admission is free.  The program will include the 1812 Overture, a musical setting of the Gettysburg Address, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Aaron Copland’s stirring Fanfare for the Common Man, music from the Band of Brothers, God Bless America and the Armed Forces Salute.
 
1700 Wildcat Road- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-8196

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

May
29

Tai Chi
Weekly on Mondays
April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Beginner level Tai Chi Class.  Free and open to the public of all ages.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/1741624636128454

May
30

Time Capsule Opening
May 30, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
 
Reflect on Marion's past and future as we open the Library's 20-year time capsule.  Refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/132386723969104

May
31

Mad Science
May 31, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
 
Summer Kick-off: 10am-11am.  Register for summer reading as "Mad Science" combines science and fun.  For all ages up to 12 years.
 
Fire and Ice: 5pm-8pm.  Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists!  Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter.  Free and open to the public.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/402424806796717

May
31

Teen Tie Dyeing Summer Kick-off
May 31, 2017

Marion Carnegie Library | 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
 
Register for summer reading while designing a fashion masterpeice t-shirt and kick-off the summer with color.  Free and open to all 12-19 year olds.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/193656891141234

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
02

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
618-985-2940

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
05

Lego Club
The First Monday and The Third Monday of the Month
April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2018

Marion Carnegie Library | 05:30 pm - 06:00 pm
 
Come to the Children’s Department for a fun-filled evening of Legos for all children up to 12 years.
 
206 South Market Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-993-5935
www.facebook.com/events/392501397787142

Jun
09

Klassics for Kids
June 09, 2017

Free Will Baptist Church | 12:00 pm
 
Klassics for Kids are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz.  Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere.  All events are open to the public without reservation and admission free.
 
609 Monroe Avenue- Johnston City, IL 62951
618-983-5254

Jun
10

Marion Garden Club
June 10, 2017

Williamson County Fairgrounds | 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
 
The Marion Garden Club is sponsoring a Garden Tour of several beautiful gardens on June 10th.  This project will help us maintain the flower boxes at Marion parks and the Williamson County Fairgrounds.  Tickets are $5 and are available for purchase at the Williamson County Fairgrounds as well as Etcetera Flowers & Gifts.
 
101 North Fair Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 996-2131 or (618) 993-6621
mariongardenclub@yahoo.com

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
11

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant
June 11, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
The Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant will be held at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center June 11th-17th, 2017.  It is a part of the Miss America organization.  This scholarship pageant will bring women from all over Illinois to compete for a scholarship and a chance to enter the Miss America pageant.
 
800 Tower Square Road- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4030

Jun
13

Harrison-Bruce Historical Village Public Tours
June 13, 2017

John A. Logan College | 10:00 am
 
Public Tours of the Historical Village - Spring/Summer 2017 Dates:
 
April 4th & 18th
May 2nd & 16th
June 13th & 27th
July 11th & 25th
August 8th & 22nd
 
Tours start promptly at 10am and 1pm.  Inclement weather or college holidays could postpone monthly tours.
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828, ext. 8425

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
16

Toby Keith LIVE
June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson | 05:00 pm
 
Summer Concert 2017 presented by Watermark Auto Group
 
Friday, June 16th
COLT FORD & LOCASH
Guest Star: TBA
 
Saturday, June 17th
TOBY KEITH
Opening Act: Kendell Marvel
Guest Star: Waterloo Revival
Special Guest: David Lee Murphy
 
Gates will open at 5pm, Music will start at 6pm.  Full length performances by all acts.  This is an all ages concert.  All guests must have a ticket.  A handicap area is available in the GENERAL ADMISSION section only.  This is an outdoor venue.  Concert will remain outside rain or shine and no refunds will be issued for any reason.
 
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-4577
https://www.facebook.com/events/1715086562122935

Jun
17

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
618-998-8901
https://www.facebook.com/events/1371705746201407/

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

Jun
24

Pollinators Course
June 24, 2017

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 10:00 am
 
Several activities free to the public to spread awareness about the importance of pollinators!  Join us in celebrating bats, birds, bees, and more!  Keep an eye on our website for postings about the activities.
 
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-3344