ALL EVENTS

BHG vs. Capital City Hooligans

August 17, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/public-events/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: info@thepavilionevents.com
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Southern Illinois' Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen face off against the Capital City Hooligans!

Tickets are $15 at the door OR get them early online prior to the bout for only $10!

Doors open at 5pm, first whistle for the first bout is at 6pm with an after party to follow. Martini Joe's will be there serving concessions and adult beverages.

The Hollerboys Live

August 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
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Come out to Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt for The Hollerboys live! Music starts at 7pm.

Second-Hand CarTunes

August 17, 2019 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 440-5100
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Second-Hand CarTunes will be bring your favorite rock, pop, and funk top 40 hits to Pookie's! Grab a friend and come on over for some great food, drinks, and music!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 20, 2019 | 6:35 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Tuesday, August 20th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Evansville Otters!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 21, 2019 | 6:35 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Wednesday, August 21st and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Evansville Otters!

Highbanks Hustle VII

August 22 - 24, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Raceway
ADDRESS: 9000 Foyt Rd, Marion , IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.southernillinoisraceway.org/p/2019-hbh-entry.html?m=1
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The rescheduled Highbanks Hustle will take place on August 23-24, 2019!

All racers welcome!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 22, 2019 | 6:35 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Thursday, August 22nd and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Evansville Otters!

Megan Ruger

August 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina
ADDRESS: 12024 Laguna Drive, Marion , IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://macksmarina.com/tommys-lounge/
PHONE: (618) 964-1821
EMAIL: nowakezonelounge@gmail.com
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Megan Ruger LIVE on the Patio! Tickets on sale now and are LIMITED.

Pre-Sale: $10
At Door: $15

Megan Ruger is a high-octane performer who mixes loud Rock with Pop melodies. Her powerhouse, sultry vocals are reminiscent of classic female Rock singers such as Ann Wilson of Heart, Pat Benatar and Joan Jett, as well as current singers like Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

Since grabbing the world's attention as a star on season 6 of NBC's hit show "The Voice", Megan has shared stages with several gold and platinum selling recording artists, performed the national anthem on numerous televised events including NASCAR races, and is currently the featured female performer in the five time award winning Las Vegas show "Raiding The Rock Vault".

Summer Sundays at the Historical Village

August 25, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Harrison-Bruce Historical Village
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/facilities/the-harrison-bruce-historical-village
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: facilities@jalc.edu
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Join us for Summer Sundays at the Historical Village! The Harrison-Bruce Historical Village will feature historical presentations at special, monthly Sunday programs.

Tours of the Village are from 2pm-4pm and will include:

June 23rd - Needle Arts of the Past
July 28th - Butterflies & Bee Balm
August 25th - The Square Grand of Harrison House
September 29th - Vintage Tools from Herrin's Prairie

The Carterville Heritage Museum and several Carterville merchants will also be open to offer unique dining, shopping, and historical experiences. Bring your family, bring a friend, and enjoy this walk through the past!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 27, 2019 | 6:35 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Tuesday, August 27th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Lake Erie Crushers!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 28, 2019 | 6:35 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Wednesday, August 28th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Lake Erie Crushers!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 29, 2019 | 6:35 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Thursday, August 29th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Lake Erie Crushers!

The Can't Get Rights

August 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 14250 Meridian Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Come out and enjoy acoustic renditions of your favorite 90's tunes with good food and drinks!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 30, 2019 | 7:05 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Friday, August 30th and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Evansville Otters!

Matt Basler Music

August 30, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: John browns on the Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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"The best venue in Marion for live music... and I'm lucky enough to play it on a Friday night! I've enjoyed many a drink in the audience at this place on many a Friday, but this time I get to do it on stage"

CA USA Illinois Championships National Qualifier

August 31, 2019 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://mms.marionillinois.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=339810
TICKETS: https://www.officialpcausa.com/pca-illinois-heart-of-america?srh=PCA%2BUSA%2BILLINOIS%2BChampionships%2BNational%2BQualifier
PHONE: (618) 751-4796

The past two years, the PCA has made a name for outstanding athlete-centric bodybuilding and fitness events. PCA USA is bringing this gold standard to the United States, with a following of athletes that are prepared to compete and attend.

The Marion Cultural and Civic Center event will have local athletes as well as competitors from other parts of the United States.

Sponsorships are currently available for this event!

PCA USA Illinois: Heart of America

August 31, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://mms.marionillinois.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=339810
TICKETS: https://www.officialpcausa.com/pca-illinois-heart-of-america
PHONE: (618) 751-4796
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PCA USA bodybuilding and physique events are a celebration of all that our athletes have accomplished, sculpting and transforming their bodies with dedication, strength and sweat.

Be a part of the excitement, from the stage or cheering from the seats, and take in all of the action in between. We bring in special guests, photo opportunities, and exciting exhibitors and vendors to inspire and prepare you for your own fitness journey.

Register to compete in men's and women's categories. Athlete sign-in at 9am, show starts at 12pm.

Men's Categories:
Bodybuilding Mr. Class, Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Novice Bodybuilding, First Timer Bodybuilding, Juniors Bodybuilding, Master's Bodybuilding, Muscle Model, DisAbility Bodybuilding

Women's Categories:
Junior Bikini Toned, Bikini Toned, Masters Bikini Toned, Trained Bikini, Toned Figure, Athletic Figure, Trained Figure, DisAbility Bodybuilding.

PCA USA will be looking to build the next Team PCA USA from these events, so don't miss out!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

August 31, 2019 | 6:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Saturday, August 31st and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Evansville Otters!

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

September 1, 2019 | 5:05 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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Come out to Rent One Park on Sunday, September 1st and watch the Southern Illinois Miners play against the Evansville Otters!

Jonny Coller Live

September 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
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Come out to Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt for Jonny Coller live! Music starts at 7pm.

Paint Nite

September 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.pookiesbar.com/stay-for-fun/
PHONE: (618) 440-5100
EMAIL: info@pookiesbar.com
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Yaymaker invites you to a paint and sip on your choice of wine, beer, or cocktail available for purchase from the hosting venue. No experience necessary! Just follow the step-by-step guidance to create your own version of the Nite's painting in about two hours. If you're feeling creative, change the colors to suit your decor or go completely rouge.

We provide all the painting supplies: a 16"x20" canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, smock, music, and a good time. It's not a painting class on how to paint perfectly. Paint Nite is a Girls Nite, a Date Nite, or Your Nite to Drink Creatively, relax, and have fun with your friends, a date, or make new friends! Come out early to enjoy dinner before getting started, just let them know you're with Paint Nite.

Secure your seats before start time, especially if part of a large group that wants to sit together. Food and Drinks are available for purchase from the venue and NOT included in the ticket price. Outside food and drinks are not allowed - NO BYOB. Events are for adults, 21+ only. Help keep your artist from becoming a starving one - tips are appreciated!

Confederate Railroad Concert

September 5, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond Performance Center
ADDRESS: 2400 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.blackdiamondhd.com/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confederate-railroad-at-black-diamond-tickets-65062445526
PHONE: (618) 997-4577
EMAIL: info@blackdiamondhd.com
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Black Diamond is proud to announce the Confederate Railroad band will be on stage September 5th at the Black Diamond Performance Center (inside the RV Superstore).

Tickets are on sale now and will be available for purchase online and at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson!

Free Fair Scholarship Pageant

September 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: CHS Tim Bleyer Auditorium
ADDRESS: 1415 West Grand Avenue, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://carterville-lions-club.ticketleap.com/pageant/
TICKETS: https://carterville-lions-club.ticketleap.com/pageant/dates/Sep-05-2019_at_0700PM
EMAIL: cartervillefreefairpageant@gmail.com
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The Carterville Lions Free Fair Scholarship Pageant is an event founded by the Carterville Lions Club that seeks to further the foundations of Lionism and to empower young women by helping them in furthering their education.

Carterville Free Fair

September 6 - 8, 2019 | 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Cannon Park
ADDRESS: Cannon Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://www.cartervillechamber.com/calendar-of-events.html
PHONE: (618) 985-6942
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This annual event presented by the Carterville Lions/Lioness Club is held on Labor Day weekend and includes a parade, Twilight 5K run, parade, carnival, games, free entertainment, food and much more.

5K Glow Run/Walk

September 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Cannon Park
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://runtosucceed.com/twilight5k/
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Carterville/Twilight5KGlowRunWalk
PHONE: (618) 985-6942
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Presented by the Carterville Chamber of Commerce, the 8th Annual 5K Glow Run/Walk will be Friday, September 6th at 7pm! Malone's Kid's Fun Run begins at 6:30pm and includes award ribbons for all finishers. 5K registration includes a race shirt, which is only guaranteed before the pre-registration deadline.

Pre-Register (before August 23rd)
Adults $20, 14 and under $10

Registration (day of race)
Adults $25, 14 and under $15

Crab Orchard Fall Market

September 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard High School
ADDRESS: 18189 Bailey Street, Marion, IL 62959
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The Crab Orchard Fall Market is a gathering of talented vendors who specialize in creating unique items, collecting, repurposing the old, and selling their products.

Handmade, Antiques, Repurposed, Furniture, Primitive, Salvage, Chalk Paint, Clothing, Jewelry, Boutique, Food Trucks

Veterans on Parade

September 7, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Tower Square
ADDRESS: Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 967-9415
EMAIL: edward2791@att.net
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Annual parade held on the weekend of Patriots Day to honor the service and sacrifice of all veterans, past, and present. Military family members are allowed to carry a photograph of a loved one who would have marched. This event begins at the Marion Junior High and ends at Washington School.

Herrin Elks 21st Annual Poker Run

September 8, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond Harley Davidson
ADDRESS: 2400 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.blackdiamondhd.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4577
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Mark your calendar! Join us Sept 8th for the 21st Annual Herrin Elk's Poker Run. First bike out from Black Diamond at 11am. Breakfast will be served at Black Diamond from 9am-11. $2,000 For the best hand! Prizes awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place poker hands.

Last bike in at Herrin Elks at 5:30pm. Full Schedule TBA

Herrin House of Hope Family Fun Day

September 8, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Park
ADDRESS: 1010 N 5th St, Herrin, IL 62948
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The Herrin House of Hope will host the 8th annual Family Fun Day Benefit celebrating our 7 years of operation and service to the Herrin Community on Sunday, September 8th in the Herrin City Park from 12:30-6:00p.m. Family Fun Day is a family-oriented celebration of the Herrin community and their commitment to helping people in need. Bands, Worship Teams, Choruses and music teams from the Herrin area of local churches & community organizations will perform throughout the afternoon at the Herrin Park band shell in the heart of the Herrin City Park. There is no admission charge for the event or parking fees. Our Food court will open up at 12:30, and we invite everyone to come out after church and enjoy lunch and dinner on the grounds from our various vendors who are all donating the total proceeds to benefit the Herrin House of Hope.

Superheroes Family Fun Party

September 8, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/
PHONE: (618) 922-6767
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There will be entertainment, games, activities, desserts, prizes, a balloon drop, and more! Music will be provided by THE Mobile Music Man and professional photography by Shooting Star Photography. You can purchase pictures at the party that you take home with you for $5 or order picture packages. Tickets are $35.00 per couple (adult/child) and $10.00 for each additional adult or child. There are limited tickets available for this event, so get yours before they sell out. Tickets will go on sale July 15, 2019.

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

September 13 - 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/matilda-on-sale/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Tickets On Sale July 10!

Heartland Pet Fest

September 14, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion , IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: heartlandpetfest@gmail.com
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Heartland Pet Fest is an event for all pet lovers and their pets that promote education, innovations, and information about pets and pet products. Proceeds will benefit Wilderwood Service Dogs, a 501c3 organization that trains service dogs for children with special needs.

Pet friendly but MUST have proof of current vaccinations! Games, seminars, vendors, adoptions, and Free fun for the whole family!

Butterfly Round-up

September 14, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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Monarch butterflies travel through our area each year on their way to spend the cold months of winter in Mexico. Visitor's are invited to help catch and tag these butterflies as they feed and rest at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations are recommended.

Johnston City 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck

September 14, 2019 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Johnston City Scout Cabin
ADDRESS: Parkway Avenue, Johnston City, IL 62951
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An awesome event where kids and adults of any age can see cool equipment up close. We will have tow trucks, fire trucks, concrete trucks, police cars, military vehicles, a helicopter, tractors, and too many more things to name. There will also be a silent auction inside the scout cabin and pork steak dinners to purchase. Cost is $5.00 per person or $20.00 a family to enter. Can't wait to see you there!

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch

September 15, 2019 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
ADDRESS: 15020 Pumpkin Patch Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: https://bandyspumpkinpatch.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-8676
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Open annually from Mid September - October 30, the pumpkin patch is host to many family fun activities. Walk the corn maze, ride the hayride, slide down the slides or play in the corn in the play barn. If you think you're a sure shot, take aim with the corn cannon or just sit back by the fire and drink a hot chocolate. Don't forget to choose a Southern Illinois grown pumpkin on your way out!

Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Benefiting Hospice

September 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Midwest Event Center
ADDRESS: 11580 Route 37, Marion , IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.hospice.org/events
PHONE: (618) 997-3030
EMAIL: jvinyard@hospice.org
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Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos are coming back! Join us for a night of fun for a wonderful cause! One of our favorite events is back for you to enjoy a night of music, dancing, and friends! Tickets and tables will go on sale on Monday July 15th at 10am. Must be 18 year or older to attend event.

Individual tickets (1) $35- seating will be first come first serve- reserved tables (8) $250, and we have limited number of box seating (8) for $250.

Refuge Clean Up/Public Use Lands Day

September 21, 2019 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Prairie Creek Recreation Area
ADDRESS: Highway 13, Carbondale, IL 62901
WEBSITE: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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The friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the first annual Public Use Lands Day at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area. Projects could include planting trees, painting, trash pickup, etc. Spend the day outdoors and help keep Crab Orchard Beautiful.

Hotel California

September 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.marionccc.com
TICKETS: http://marionccc.com/hotel-california19/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com

For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.

Marion Chamber Golf Scramble

September 26, 2019 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Kokopelli Golf Club
ADDRESS: 1527 Champion Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionillinois.com/scramble.html
TICKETS: https://www.chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=MCOC&evid=46849937
PHONE: (618) 997-6311
EMAIL: director@marionillinois.com
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The Marion Chamber of Commerce presents the 35th annual Golf Scramble at Kokopelli Golf Club!

A four-person team is $360 (Individuals can sign up to be put on a team). Registration includes use of the range, green fees, golf cart rental, and a chance at great prizes and more! Lunch is sponsored by Clearwave Communications, menu includes burgers and brats, chips, cookies and a drink.

Registration will be held from 7:15am to 8:15am. Play will begin with a 8:30am shotgun start. The drawing for the Million Dollar Hole-in-One shot will take place at 8:25am. Every golfer who has registered by 8:15am will be entered in the drawing to take the shot. Take part in our "Lucky Umbrella" drawing, prizes, and more!

Magpie Market Days Fall Vintage Market

September 27 - 29, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Magpie Market House
ADDRESS: 1300 East Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 767-5341
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2nd Annual Magpie Market Days! Come shop from over 80 booths from all over the country. We will have the best in vintage items, architectural salvage, handmade, mobile boutiques, food trucks & MORE!!

Live music all three days!

$10 entry Friday (3 day pass)
$5 entry Saturday (2 day pass)
$5 entry Sunday (1 day pass)
*Portion of ALL ticket sales will go to a local animal rescue!

Black Diamond Fall Classic

September 27 - 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://poolplayers.com/world-pool-championships/2019-world-pool-championships-event-program/?fbclid=IwAR0RHnzh2HtR-i0xtxSjiFSjRV9TLJN-jpF6fcrYhscPhirg1EnzzpgbxZQ
PHONE: (618) 713-7509
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8-Ball Team Tournament and 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Tournament 32 teams in both. Pre-registration is required for the team event. Teams expected from Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri. Must be on an active APA 8-Ball team to enter.

Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days

September 28 - 29, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://sihfd.org/
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: sihfd@jalc.edu
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Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days is back for its 30th anniversary from Saturday, September 28th 9am-5pm through Sunday, September 29th 9am-4pm.

The Outdoor Channels Dropzone TV Personalities Hal Shaffer and Ken Cobb will be featured this year, along with the History Channels "Forged in Fire" Champion Michael Kerley, NBC TV American Ninja Warrior contestants, and Williamson Counties Largest Ski Buck ever killed (BTR 253, 48 pts.)! Many other events will be taking place including a Huge RV Display, a 5000 gallon Bass Tub, Buckskinners Village, Spash-Jumping Dogs, Fishing Seminars, Helicopter Rides, Camo the Clown, Kids Fishing, BuckMaster Deer Scoring, Artists and Carvers, High School Bass Tournament, Wildlife on Wheels (live bears, cougar, wolf), Youth/Adult Duck and Goose Calling Contests, Dog Agility and other Demonstrations, Wildlife Program, an Art and Heritage show and much more!

We will have many food vendors and various music and entertainment. Attend a casting workshop, watch the dock dogs compete, listen to the waterfowl callers try archery, and check out all the latest gear and much more!

4th Annual Oktoberfest

September 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Zion United Church of Christ
ADDRESS: 930 West Cherry Street, Marion , IL 62959
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Great live music, the smell of bratwursts and smoked pork chops will soon be filling the streets around Zion United Church of Christ for their 4th Annual Oktoberfest! This event features an authentic dinner of German meats, side dishes, bread and dessert. There will be a selection of German and domestic beers available by the bottle. Church members will also be taking orders for several types of German sausage and deli meats, for delivery the week after the event.

Marion Main Street HubFest

September 28, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Tower Square Plaza
ADDRESS: Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
EMAIL: marionmainst@gmail.com
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The annual celebration of the "Hub of the Universe" - Marion, Illinois. People from all over the area come to Tower Square for a festival that has live bands, food booths, hot dog eating contest, dunk tanks, bounce houses, cornhole, car show, and much more.

Summer Sundays at the Historical Village

September 29, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Harrison-Bruce Historical Village
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/facilities/the-harrison-bruce-historical-village
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: facilities@jalc.edu
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Join us for Summer Sundays at the Historical Village! The Harrison-Bruce Historical Village will feature historical presentations at special, monthly Sunday programs.

Tours of the Village are from 2pm-4pm and will include:

June 23rd - Needle Arts of the Past
July 28th - Butterflies & Bee Balm
August 25th - The Square Grand of Harrison House
September 29th - Vintage Tools from Herrin's Prairie

The Carterville Heritage Museum and several Carterville merchants will also be open to offer unique dining, shopping, and historical experiences. Bring your family, bring a friend, and enjoy this walk through the past!

Leaps and Bounds Kidsignment

October 3 - 5, 2019 | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://kidsignmentexpo.com/Index.html
PHONE: (618) 524-1522
EMAIL: cheryl@kidsignmentexpo.com
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This semi-annual seasonal sales event offers great clothing for your children at a low cost. At our kidsignment sales, you can buy and sell gently worn children's clothing, toys, baby beds, maternity clothes, shoes, boots, children's furniture, games, and much more!

Thursday, October 3: 10am - 7pm
Friday, October 4: 10am - 7pm
Saturday, October 5: 8am - 11:30am

Pickers Paradise's Fall Flea Market

October 4 - 5, 2019 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Pickers Paradise Antiques, Crafts, & Collectables
ADDRESS: 108 East Jefferson Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.ppantiques.com
PHONE: (618) 998-0823
EMAIL: pickersparadise108@gmail.com
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Pickers Paradise's is celebrating their 5th anniversary with a huge flea market! Come and help us celebrate 5 years in business. We have over 30 booth's available to display your goods. Sign up online, cost of booth rental is $10.

9th Annual Fall Gathering

October 5 - 6, 2019 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Blue's Junk and Primitives
ADDRESS: 409 Camore Street, Creal Springs , IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 922-1130
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Antiques, Primitives, Handmades, Industrial, Salvage. $1 donation for admission encouraged.

Southern Illinois Walk Like MADD and 5K Dash

October 13, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/MADDILLINOIS/
TICKETS: https://www.walklikemadd.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=977
PHONE: (618) 923-0363
EMAIL: rcbush@mchsi.com
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The SouthernIllinois WalkLikeMADD and 5K Dash event is coming this Fall! We invite you to register to run or walk as a team captain or individual in our signature fundraising event. Your participation will help us raise both awareness and funds to end drunk driving and fight drugged driving. Together, we will create a future of No More Victims.

October Junk Fest Flea Market Craft Fair & Car Show

October 19 - 20, 2019 | 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Pickers Outlet Mall
ADDRESS: 9764 Herrin Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: https://www.pickersoutletmall.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-5151
EMAIL: mur_man@yahoo.com
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Our Junk Fest keeps getting bigger and better each year! We have a flat 10-acre field convenient for both shoppers and vendors, located between Herrin and Johnston City on the busy Herrin Road. There will be lots of cool and unique things to shop for, a food vendor and music! Stay tuned for updates.

Vendor space (12x12): One day is $20, Two days is $35. Sponsorships are $100 and are limited. We will display information about your business during the event, post to social media, and distribute flyers.

Car Show entry is $10 on Sunday, October 20 from 10am-3pm. There will be at least 3 choice awards and first 20 dash plaques.

Tiffany Concert

October 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.marionccc.com
TICKETS: http://marionccc.com/tiffany19/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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80's Pop Star Tiffany will be at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center October 26 singing hits like "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Could've BEEN"

The Rocky Horror Show

October 31 - November 2, 2019 | 12:01 am - 2:00 am
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/category/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Show Dates: October 31st at Midnight, November 1st and 2nd at 7pm and Midnight.

Southern Illinois Chili Cook Off

November 2, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks Club
ADDRESS: 204 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 969-8800
EMAIL: sichilicookoff@gmail.com
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Does your chili recipe have what it takes to win a cook off? This fun event hosted by the Marion Elks Club and sponsored by local businesses to raise funds for local charities is one you don't want to miss! Enjoy chili, bloody mary's, bags tournaments, and so much more!

Blackwood Brothers Quartet

November 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/blackwood-brothers19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blackwood-brothers-quartet-tickets-59793815913
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Join the gospel acclaimed Blackwood Brothers Quartet for an evening of gospel music presented by The Gospel Messengers of Mount Vernon.

Doors open at 6pm, show will start at 7pm.

O'Charley's 5K On The Runway

November 8, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois
ADDRESS: 10400 Terminal Drive, Marion , IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runtosucceed.com/honorflight5k/
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Join us on the Runway at Veterans Airport in Marion for a 5K (3.1 mile) race under the lights! November 8, 2019 @ 9pm. $25 Early Registration ($30 Race Day).

Register by October 11 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Runners and walkers welcome. Medals awarded to top 3 male and female finishers in each age category. Register in person at O'Charley's in Marion or at Run To Succeed at 702 North Carbon Street #A, Marion.

AutumnFest Arts and Crafts Show

November 9 - 10, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/activities/autumnfest-arts-crafts-show
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: autumnfest@jalc.edu

The 44th Annual AutumnFest is a juried event with over 120 exhibitors of handcrafted arts, crafts and specialty foods. It is held on the second full weekend of each November. Attendance is approximately 8,000.

Saturday, November 9th: 9am-4pm
Sunday, November 10th: 10am-4pm

Application Deadline: July 31st
Waiting List: Apply August 1st - October 31st

Mistletoe Market

November 19, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Carterville Community Center
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/calendar/
PHONE: (618) 985-3083
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Carterville Heritage and Preservation Foundation presents the annual Mistletoe Market! Come to Downtown Carterville for this Christmas shopping event complete with local, small businesses, crafts, and vendors of all types. Food will be offered for sale. Stop in and stock up on some goodies!

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker

December 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/category/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Join The Moscow Ballet for an enchanting evening of dance and theater as they present The Great Russian Nutcracker!

In 1993, Moscow Ballet toured the Great Russian Nutcracker to Washington DC, Baltimore, Syracuse, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, New Haven, Reading and Charleston, WV for the first time to critical acclaim. Directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov, former soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet, and well known as a "Grand Dance Artist", the inaugural six-week tour starred principal ballerina Lillia Sabitova. It also featured the innovative rolling backgrounds first created by a Saint Petersburg Conservatory of Music producer, and which were the inspiration for Eisenstein's cinematic technique. Since then the annual tour has increased to include about 100 performances on the tour to cities from San Juan to Calgary, and from New York to California, traveling with two simultaneously touring companies of forty dancers each.

PL5 Balcony - $29
PL3 Floor - $49
PL2 Bronze - $69
PL1 Silver - $79
PL4 Reserved + Nutcracker - $79 * This add-on is 1Under Balcony or Front Balcony Section ticket plus 1 hand-painted wooden nutcracker figure. Bring ticket to merchandise table to redeem.

The Prophecy: Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra

December 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/category/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Launching it's 13th touring season, this powerhouse group creates an evening of holiday rock music. Performing in the style of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Prophecy has spared no details when it comes to costumes, choreography, music, lasers and fog. With more than 10 million albums sold, the original Trans-Siberian Orchestra has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera.

Meanwhile, on the road, they have become one of the world's top acts, with Billboard magazine naming TSO as one of the top touring artists of the past decade. The Prophecy Show delivers all of the flash, flair, and musical magic to smaller audiences across the country. Each of these musicians possess several music degrees and have been hand selected by Producer and Lead Guitarist Thomas Rudebeck, who prides himself on giving the audience the best possible production and sound available. Audiences everywhere are celebrating over 20 years of the most famous holiday rock music ever created with the TSO rock opera that is legendary. Come experience the power, the music and the magic once again this Christmas season at The Marion Cultural and Civic Center, as the Prophecy performs all of your favorite music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more!

Tier 20 Balcony - $25
Tier 18 Upper House - $32
Tier 17 Floor - $39
Tier 16 Orchestra - $45

Extreme Fun Day Camp

December 31, 2019 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
WHERE: Extreme Kids
ADDRESS: 1109 North Railroad Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.extreme-kids.com/
TICKETS: https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/extremekids/
PHONE: (618) 997-3505
EMAIL: office@extremekidsmarion.com
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This camp is the perfect opportunity for your child to spend the day with their friends participating in games, crafts, free play, and more!

Pre-Register $30/day
Walk-ins $35/day
Time: 9am-2:30pm
Who: Kids ages 5-11
What to bring: sack lunch, snacks or snack money

Limited spots available so Register Early!

Dinosaur World Live!

January 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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Looking for fun days out with the kids? Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family (ages 3+)


Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few!

Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show

February 7 - 9, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.visitsi.com/view-all-events
PHONE: (618) 997-3690
EMAIL: info@visitsi.com
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Boat and tackle dealers from all over the Midwest show off their merchandise. Daily fishing seminars, live entertainment, door prizes and more family-friendly fun. Parking and admission are Free!