ALL EVENTS

Artstarts Summer Theater Camp

June 21 - 25, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Artstarts
ADDRESS: 104 South Van Buren Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.artstarts.biz/back-in-action-info.html
PHONE: (618) 645-2787
EMAIL: artstarts2005@gmail.com
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Back in Action! Artstarts will host an Outdoor Summer Theater Camp for youth in Southern Illinois. A fantastic team of professional actors will lead this exciting new camp. Instructors will be Broadway performer, Daniel Switzer and Angie Fisher, a Southern Illinois native and professional performer!

Junior Golf Clinics

June 22 - 25, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard Golf Club
ADDRESS: 901 West Grand Avennue, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://craborchardgolf.com/junior-golf/
PHONE: (618) 985-2321
EMAIL: info@craborchardgolfclub.com
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Instructor: Andy Church (618) 727-2828
Cost: $100
Age Group: 8-9 years

Limited to 8 participants per age group.

Fireworks Spectacular

June 25, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Arrowhead Lake Amphitheater
ADDRESS: 1600 Peterson Avenue, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-3535
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Come early, eat food, listen to music, let the kids play and get a good seat! PARKING: Trams will be available to pick people up from the High School parking lot, as well as Brush Street parking lot and US Fabricating lot starting at 5pm. Make plans now for the best fireworks show around!

Babaloo Muisc and Fun

June 29, 2021 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
WHERE: The HUB Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.babaloomusicandfun.com/events.html
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
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Meet Babaloo. He is all about singing, stomping, dancing, and music! Prepare to laugh out loud at this fun event. Tickets required, pick yours up in the Children's Department starting on Tuesday, June 22. Free for ages birth to 12.

NOTICE: All participants and parents understand and agree that photos taken at the event may be used in social media postings and future promotions.

Celebration of Independence

July 2 - 4, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Knights of Columbus
ADDRESS: 1601 West White Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.kofc.org/en//index.html
PHONE: (618) 997-9934
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Join the local community for a Celebration of Independence! After 20 years, the carnival returns to the Fourth of July festivities featuring food, fun and Live music July 2nd, 3rd and 4th! Fireworks on the 4th at Dusk!

Carnival: 5pm-11pm
* Open Every Night - Arm Bands Available

Mainstage Music: 7pm-11pm
* Friday, July 2nd - Bill Harper and Harperz
* Saturday, July 3rd - The Brat Pack Almost Totally 80s Music
* Sunday, July 4th - Murphy 500

Independence Day Celebration

July 2, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks
ADDRESS: Lake of Egypt Property, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionelks800.com/events/
PHONE: (618) 993-3151
EMAIL: marionelksclub800@gmail.com
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Come join us for a night full of food, friends and fireworks! Tickets are $10 and will include a BBQ chicken dinner, great Live music from Southern Comfort Band, and a fantastic firework show over the lake.

Independence Day Fireworks

July 2, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Dippy Motsinger Park
ADDRESS: 295 East Blue Avenue, Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 996-2311
EMAIL: csutilities@mychoice.net
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Bring your neighbor, family and friends to enjoy a night out on the town. Lots of fun, food and Fireworks! Classic cars on display at 6pm and Fireworks at dark. Help support your local businesses.

July 3rd Celebration

July 3, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/july-3rd-celebration/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Gates open at 5pm, $15 per car. Live music, Fireworks at dark. Absolutely no outside food or drink.

FOOD TRUCK MENU:
Corn dog $5
Fried Chicken Sandwich $9
Pulled Pork Sandwich $9
Smash Burger $9
Chili Dog $7
Fried Mac & Cheese Bites $8
Chili Cheese Fries $8
Fries $3
Potato Salad $4
Macaroni Salad $4

Second-Hand CarTunes

July 4, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 629599
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
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Second-Hand CarTunes will be playing their exciting #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Prince, Survivor, The Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Santana, The Eagles, Lenny Kravitz, and more. Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Fireworks in the Park

July 4, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Park District
ADDRESS: 1010 North 5th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-2686
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Music, food and fun!

Carterville Fireworks Celebration

July 4, 2021 | 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Cannon Park
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/
PHONE: (618) 985-2252
EMAIL: online@visitcarterville.com
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Join the Carterville Fire Department in welcoming the City's annual Independence Day Fireworks Display tradition back to the community. Parking is on the south end of the park, access off of West Grand Avenue and Cannon Drive.

Joe Nichols

July 8, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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With hits like "Yeah", "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off", "Brokenheartsville" ,and "Sunny and 75' you don't want to miss Joe Nichols!

As Joe Nichols began work on a brand new batch of old-school country music, he found himself looking back for inspiration. Back to his early career, back to true friends and the simple perfection of pure country music... back to things that never get old.
"Full circle is the term I would use," the Arkansas native says about his new project, fittingly titled Never Gets Old. "The whole theme of the record is 'Let's get back to where it all began for me. Let's get back to where my passion for music began."
From 2002's Man With a Memory on, Nichols harnessed that passion as a steady hit maker, racking up six Number Ones and eight Top 10s, including chart-topping modern classics like "Brokenheartsville" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." He's a four-time Grammy nominee, an ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winner, and his last album offering, Crickets, kept the success going, sending both "Yeah" and "Sunny and 75" to Platinum-certified Number One status.
But then four years went by - the longest span between releases of his career - as Nichols dug in to reconnect with his calling. In Never Gets Old, he's done just that.
"Instead of us making something that's built for instant success, the idea was 'Let's make something we're gonna be proud of 30 years from now," Nichols explains. "I'm thinking less about what will work, and more about what I love."

Marion Monster Truck Chaos

July 9 - 10, 2021 | 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Williamson County Fairgrounds
ADDRESS: 101 North Fair Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.attendstar.com/extremetour/
TICKETS: https://www.attendstar.com/monster-chaos-marion-il/
PHONE: (618) 751-9318
EMAIL: williamsoncountyfair@yahoo.com
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For the FIRST TIME EVER! 2Xtreme Racing presents Marion Monster Truck Chaos 2021! We've got a jam-packed lineup including National TV monster trucks, Blast from the Past Jet Burn Truck, Hillbilly Clown entertainment, Kids Power Wheel Races, and tons of high-flying, ground-pounding action. Plus, ride on a Real Monster Truck!

FUNd Run 5K

July 10, 2021 | 7:00 am - 10:00 am
WHERE: Arrowhead Lake
ADDRESS: 1600 Peterson Avenue, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: https://www.jcindians.org/
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/race/il/johnstoncity/johnstoncityfundrun5k
PHONE: (618) 983-8021
EMAIL: mfieldler@jcindians.org
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The JCHS Cross Country Team will be hosting a FUNd Run 5K at Arrowhead Lake. You can register online, scan the QR code, register at RTS Sports in Marion, or in person on the day of the 5K. Deadline to guarantee a T-shirt is Wednesday, June 23rd.

Check-in is 7am-7:30am. Race starts at 8am.

Grand Funk Railroad

July 24, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Grand Funk Railroad will bring their "Some kind of wonderful" tour to Marion Civic Center for the 2020 Will Rock for Food concert. Also on stage will be the Jeff Pritchett project. Tickets $40- $100 via eventbrite.

Colt World Series

July 30 - August 5, 2021 | 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.coltworldseries.org/
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: elizabeth.crawford@pony.org
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Christmas in July Trivia Night

July 31, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrincc.com
PHONE: (618) 925-4036
EMAIL: mary@herrincc.com
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This fundraiser benefits Herrin's Hometown Christmas and the Herrin Civic Center. Reserve your table today!

Contact Candy Calcaterra (618) 925-4036.

AKC Dog Show

August 7 - 8, 2021 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.craborchardkennelclub.com/
TICKETS: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: president@craborchardkennelclub.org
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Crab Orchard Kennel Club's annual AKC Dog Show. There will be special clinics available by appointment, as well as vendors selling dog-related items and concessions.

Murder Mystery Dinner

August 14, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrin.gfwcillinois.org/
PHONE: (618) 942-6264
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WANTED - Your attendance for an evening of Wild West fun, food, music and mystery! Herrin Women's Club and Upstage Productions present: "I've Got Friends in Buried Places" Saturday, August 14th at the Herrin Civic Center.

All proceeds go to community projects. To purchase tickets, call Karen Sala (618) 942-6264 / (618) 922-6264 or Nikki Staley (618) 521-5934.

Please contact event coordinator for event times.

Twillight 5K Glow Walk/Run

September 10, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Cannon Park
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.cartervillechamber.com/
TICKETS: https://runtosucceed.com/2021-event-calendar/
PHONE: (618) 985-6942
EMAIL: harriet@cartervillechamber.com
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Don't miss the 10th annual Twilight 5K Glow Run/Walk presented by the Carterville Chamber of Commerce. Officially timed and sanctioned by Run to Succeed.

Stay tuned for more information.

Samson's Secret Shop-A-Palloza

September 25, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Samson's Secret Salon
ADDRESS: 214 East Boulevard Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-7700
EMAIL: samsonssecret@msn.com
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Free admission, food trucks, crafts, furniture and lots more! Darren Bailey for IL Governor will be available for a meet and greet.

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch

September 27 - October 31, 2021 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
ADDRESS: 15020 Pumpkin Patch Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: http://www.bandyspumpkinpatch.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-8676
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Bandy's Pumpkin Patch has a wide variey of activities for the whole family to enjoy from the very unique and winding corn maze, group hayrides, picnic area and bonfire pit, as well as face painting for all children. Bandy's also has a vibrant selection of corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins, fall decorations and everything you need for that special holiday with the family. School and Church tours are available by appointment during the day. Call today and book your fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

Open daily from the 3rd Saturday of September through October 30th.

Junkfest & Craft Fair

October 2 - 3, 2021 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Pickers Outlet Mall
ADDRESS: 9764 Herrin Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: http://pickersoutletmall.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-5151
EMAIL: mur_man@yahoo.com
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Check out this great Fall event for food, fun, music and deals!