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Birding TourDecember 10, 2017
December 10, 2017
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge | 08:15 am
Come and join us for a birding tour guided by Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Volunteers. Experienced birders will lead the tour. Binoculars are available at the Refuge Visitor center for check-out. Reservations are required.
8588 Route 148- Marion, IL 62959
Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing ShowFebruary 02, 2018 - February 04, 2018
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.
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
Crappie USA Super TournamentMarch 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
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
Take Pride in AmericaMarch 24, 2018
March 24, 2018
Little Grassy Lake | 07:00 pm
788 Hidden Bay Lane, Makanda, IL 60058
57th Annual Gem and Mineral ShowApril 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Southern Illinois Earth Sciences Club presents the 57th Annual Gem and Mineral show at The Pavilion. Admission is $2, children 18 and under are FREE and there will be door prizes. Come see rare rocks and minerals, Indian Artifacts, Fossils, Shell Crafts, Lapidary Displays and more.
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
SIES Club siesclub.org or, Mike Chontofalsky firstname.lastname@example.org
River-to-River RelayApril 21, 2018
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