ALL EVENTS

Trivia Night Thursdays

June 4, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: www.walkersbluff.com
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team) on the Tasting Room covered patio.
Amazing food and drink specials will be available.

Magpie Market Days Spring Vintage Market

June 12 - 14, 2020 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Illinois Star Centre Mall
ADDRESS: 3000 W Deyoung Street, Marion, IL 62959
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Join us for a vintage market like never before! This event is outdoor and will host over 90 of the best makers, flippers and vintage vendors in the country! LIVE music and food trucks!

Hours: Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

Admission: $10 Friday, $5 Saturday-Sunday - Pay once and come and go all weekend!
Children 12 and under are FREE! Parking is also FREE!

S.I. Spirituality & Psychic Festival

June 20 - 21, 2020 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Celebrations Event Center
ADDRESS: 1602 Old Creal Springs Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.celebrationseventcenter.net/
PHONE: (618) 998-8901
EMAIL: events@celebrationseventcenter.net
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This will be our 4th annual festival and it will be bigger and better than ever! A two-day event with psychic readers, reiki practitioners, vendors, food trucks, beer & wine, and live music! $3 entry fee, stay and enjoy yourself all day!

SI Miners Faith and Family Night

June 28, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://miners.v5.platform.sportsdigita.com/faith--family-night
TICKETS: https://www.southernillinoisminers.com/tickets/tickets-tab
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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The Southern Illinois Miners are proud to present Jermaine Bollinger and band for our annual Faith and Family Night. Jermaine and his band will be playing a post-game concert as well as a short pre-game set. Hear players' and coaches' testimonials throughout the game along with other faith-based activities.

Bring your group to the stadium and take advantage of the Miners great group pricing. Back this year is our popular T-shirt package, which includes your ticket to the game, Faith and Family T-shirt and a meal voucher for $25.

Relay For Life Festival of Hope - Don't Stop Believin' in a Cure

July 18, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=97145&pg=informational&sid=212807&name=event-details
TICKETS: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY20NCR?pg=entry&fr_id=97145
PHONE: (404) 653-5288
EMAIL: stephanie.smith@cancer.org
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Join us for Relay For Life Festival of Hope - Don't Stop Believin' in a Cure! Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event.

Highbanks Hustle

July 23 - 25, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Raceway
ADDRESS: 9000 Foyt Rd, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.southernillinoisraceway.org/p/2012-scheduleresults.html
PHONE: (618) 969-2051
EMAIL: southernillinoisraceway@gmail.com
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Becoming the highest paying micro sprint races of the year, this year's edition pay out more than ever before. Catch all the action on the dirt track at Southern Illinois Raceway.

Fun HUB Bash for CASA

August 7, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Hub Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thehubmarion.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-2482
EMAIL: marketing@thehubmarion.com
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Inflatable Fun and The HUB Recreation Center are teaming up again for our Fourth Annual Bash for CASA of Williamson County!

WRISTBANDS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY: this allows you access to the Aquatics Center for the day and at least 10 inflatables in the gymnasium throughout the afternoon.

$4 for Hubbers
$8 for Non-Members

Each non-member entering the facility MUST buy a wristband. Children 13 and under MUST be escorted by a paying adult (18+).

The HUB will be offering a one-day only $5 enrollment fee all day for our Five Year Anniversary from 8am to 8pm!

*A pro-rated amount of your first month's payment is required at the time of registration (cash or card ONLY). No exceptions. You must put a card or checking account on file for automatic deduction each month.

Inflatable Fun will be offering 15% off inflatables booked during the Bash from 3pm to 7pm that day only!

Huge thank you to the following sponsors for helping make this day possible: First Southern Bank, Cosimi Dental Implants and Periodontics, Novacom Communications and Clintech.

Our goal is to raise $8,000 for CASA of Williamson County this year so come on by and do your part to support this much-needed organization in Marion and surrounding communities. CASA is a nonprofit organization, training community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in our community.

GSSI Family History Conference and Book Fair

August 8, 2020 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Ray Hancock Conference Center at John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: Route 13 and Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://ilgssi.org/conference/
PHONE: (618) 985-3741
EMAIL: facilities@jalc.edu
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This book fair/vendor event also hosts multiple keynote speakers and breakout sessions on genealogy and new technologies to help find your family history.

Spring Mommy & Me Princess Party

August 16, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thepavilionevents.com/event-types/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-spring-mommy-me-princess-party-tickets-95634063057
PHONE: (618) 922-6767
EMAIL: information@thepavilionevents.com
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There will be entertainment, games, cupcakes and treats, 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.

General admission tickets are $40 per couple (mommy/daughter) and $10 for each additional child or adult (grandma, aunt, etc.). VIP admission tickets are an additional $15 per child. VIP ticket holders will get into the party 30 minutes early (1:30pm), have autograph opportunities, and receive a princess goody bag! Adults do not need to purchase VIP tickets for themselves. Carriage ride tickets are $100 per person and you will choose your ride time. We are offering four different levels of business sponsorships.

Tickets can only be purchased online. Contact Stephaney Odle for more information. There are limited tickets available for this event, so get yours before they sell out. We will be collecting donations again at the door for Pregnancy Matters. Please bring new diapers, wipes, formula, baby items, and clothes, etc. Clothing can be in new or gently used, smoke free condition. If you bring a donation, your child will be entered in our drawings to win a prize!

Come see Elsa, Anna, Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Jasmine, Moana, Snow White, Cinderella, Tiana, Tinker Bell, and more!

Hiplet Ballerinas

August 16, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.hipletballerinas.com/tour-dates
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiplet-ballerinas-tickets-64326805206
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Hiplet Ballerinas first found fame in 2016 when their videos went viral on BuzzFeed, Good Morning America, and The Huffington Post. Since then, they've traveled the world performing in Paris Fashion Week, at half-time shows for the NBA, in Hong Kong's Chinese New Years Day Parade, and more.

This must-see show fuses classical pointe technique with urban dance that is rooted in communities of color, fueled by inclusivity, modern movement, and Instagram-ready style. Come see the Company everyone is talking about during this special one night engagement.

This Show is Sponsored by River Radio and WSIL-TV3.

Terry Sprague Memorial

August 27 - 29, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Raceway
ADDRESS: 9000 Foyt Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.southernillinoisraceway.org/p/2012-scheduleresults.html
PHONE: (618) 969-2051
EMAIL: southernillinoisraceway@gmail.com
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Dates for the 2020 rendition of the Prairie Farms Terry Sprague memorial have been set for July 23-25.

Practice will occur Thursday, July 23rd from 6pm-9pm
Preliminary Action will take place on Friday, July 24 with hot laps at 6pm
The finale will unload on Saturday, July 25 again, with hot laps at 6pm

Check back for details and ink these dates in for another shot at $7500+!

An Evening With We Are Messengers

August 30, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionccc.coom
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
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We Are Messengers will be live at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center on Sunday, August 30th at 6:30pm! Tickets will be on sale Thursday, December 19 for $16 / $19.

Carterville Free Fair

September 11 - 13, 2020 | 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.

Crab Orchard Fall Market

September 12, 2020 | 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

Heartland Pet Fest

September 12, 2020 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
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Come celebrate pets of all sorts at The Pavilion for Heartland Pet Fest! This event is free to the public. Demonstrations, pet adoptions, pet costume contest, agility course, and grooming showcase are just a few of the fun things being planned! Pet-friendly event! All pets must have proof of vaccinations (rabies tag).

Veterans On Parade

September 12, 2020 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Marion
PHONE: (618) 967-9415
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This annual parade of veterans will make it's way through Marion, IL to honor those who are or have served. Call directly for more information.

Wonder Water Reunion

September 24 - 27, 2020 | 6:30 am - 10:30 am
WHERE: Dippy Motsinger Park
ADDRESS: 507 East Walnut Street, Creal Springs, IL 62922
WEBSITE: https://www.crealsprings.net/
PHONE: (618) 996-2311
EMAIL: csutilities@mychoice.net
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The Park Board invites everyone to come out and join us for a good time, good friends and great entertainment!

Wednesday
* Opening Ceremony, Prayer by Brother Ken Sharp, National Anthem by the Adams School Band

Thursday
* 6pm - Pageants: Birth - 20 Years
* 7pm -Live Music

Friday
* 5:30pm-6:30pm - Live Music
* 6:30pm-10:30pm - Live Music
* Cake and Mum Walk during the night

Saturday
* 11am - Parade
* 12pm-2pm -Live Music
* 3pm-6pm - Live Music
* 7pm-10:30pm - Live Music
* Cake and Mum Walk during the night

Magpie Market Days Fall Vintage Market

September 25 - 27, 2020 | 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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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!

Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days

September 26 - 27, 2020 | 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 from Saturday, September 26th 9am-5pm through Sunday, September 29th 9am-4pm. Many 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!

Marion Main Street Hubfest

September 26, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: The Square
ADDRESS: Downtown Marion, Marion, IL 62959
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The annual Marion Main Street Hubfest will include local food and craft vendors, Dachshund Race, antique car show, beer garden, bag board tournament and live musical performances. Admission to the shows are free!

Event schedule:
Noon - Vendors open
1pm - Bags registration
2pm - Pet Parade registration (until 5pm) and Music begins and Beer Garden opens
3pm - Film Fest begins
5pm - Car Show begins
6pm - Pet Parade
8pm - Car Show winners
10:30pm - Hubfest ends

Cruise-In

September 27, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.facebook.com/events/618930192262506/
PHONE: (618) 694-2084
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
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Join us for an afternoon of antique and unique vehicles, music and lots of fun. No Cover Charge! Bloody Mary bar from noon to 3pm. 50's and 60's music begins at 1 by Edwin Linson. Sinisi's Trolley Express Food Truck will be onsite and T-shirt giveaways will be held every hour.

Leaps and Bounds Kidsignment

October 1 - 3, 2020 | 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 1: 10am - 7pm
Friday, October 2: 10am - 7pm
Saturday, October 3: 8am - 11:30am

The Hauntings at Chittyville

October 1 - 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Chittyville School
ADDRESS: 401 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.chittyville.com/
TICKETS: https://www.chittyville.com/tickets
PHONE: (618) 942-6111
EMAIL: chittyvillehaunt@gmail.com
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One of the biggest and best Haunted Houses in Southern Illinois! Open weekends in October. Escape Rooms are open Tuesday-Sunday year-round.

The School - GA: $15, Children 10 and under: $10
The Lair - GA: $15, Children 10 and under: $10 *** weather permitting due to being an outside haunt
Combo - GA: $25, Children 10 and under: $20

Group prices available for 15 or more. Reservations required. Must be made at least 24 hours before attending. Management reserves the right to deny discount. Speed pass line available at an additional $5 per person.

Blues Junk & Primitives Fall Gathering

October 3 - 4, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ADDRESS: 409 Camore Street , Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 922-1130
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This event will host over 75 booths filled with handmade, salvage, antique, and primitive items. If your looking for "Cool junk," you will find it here. This event is held in the spring and fall of each year.

Pack Ratz Infest PA Marina

October 10 - 11, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.facebook.com/events/601470683805139/
PHONE: (618) 694-2084
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
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Time to part with The Ratz & rock out to the best of the 80's rock artists such as Motley Crue, AC/DC, Poison, and the Scorpions! $5 Cover Charge.

Pumpkin Plunge

October 17, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WHERE: JALC Logan Fitness
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/loganfitness
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: loganfitness@jalc.edu
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Join us for the Annual Pumpkin Plunge open to all ages! Featuring a floating pumpkin patch, pick-your-pumpkin, pumpkin painting, haunted 5K trail run, costume contest, and hot cocoa!

3pm-5pm Pumpkin Plunge and Painting
5:30pm 5K Haunted Trail Fun Run Race Time

Registration:TBA
Price: $5 per pumpkin plunger
$20 per person 5K haunted trail run registration
$25 for both

Children 10 years and younger no charge for trail run. Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool by an adult 18 years or older. Parents/Guardians must be present during the entire event. *Proper swim attire for the pool.*

This event sponsors a current John A. Logan Student Scholarship! October 1st deadline to register for the trail run and receive a guaranteed T-shirt.

Joe Nichols

October 22, 2020 | 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 Pumpkin Glow and Stroll

October 23 - 24, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Heartland Regional Medical Center
ADDRESS: 3333 West DeYoung Street, Marion, IL 62959
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This pre-Halloween display of 500 carved and illuminated pumpkins will line the walking path around the pond behind HRMC. Halloween inflatables, tasty Fall foods and warm beverages will be available. FREE Admission!

Rocky Horror Show LIVE

October 30 - 31, 2020 | 11:59 pm - 2:00 am
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/rocky-horror19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-horror-show-live-halloween-tickets-71074861825
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Show Dates: October 30TH AND 31ST at 7pm and Midnight.

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiance, Janet Weiss -a wholesome, well-behaved, pleasant, utterly normal young couple in love -innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night-out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter, an alien transvestite scientist with an insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank 'N' Furter's cohorts are swept up into the scientist's latest experiment, which consists of blonde hair and a tan! The night's misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they've known about themselves, each other, love and lust.

A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock'n'roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget. *For MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY*

Pumpkins in the Park

October 31, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Park District
ADDRESS: 1010 North 5th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-1844
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Join us for the annual Pumpkins in the Park! This Free community event will have lots of treats for the trick-or-treaters, inflatable slide, costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, entertainment, Free corndogs and drinks, movie, Free popcorn and more!

Carterville Pumpkin Path

October 31, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/events/pumpkin-path/
PHONE: (618) 985-2252
EMAIL: online@visitcarterville.com
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One of the biggest events in downtown Carterville is the Annual Pumpkin Path. Sponsored by the Carterville Chamber of Commerce, the Pumpkin Path is a huge success each year. Nearly all of the businesses in Carterville participate by opening their doors to the hundreds of "Trick or Treaters" in search of candy.

The Downtown streets are blocked off in the evening to allow children to go door-to-door at the downtown businesses. Many businesses decorate as a specific theme or create a spooky environment for the trick-or-treaters. All of this is free of charge to all parents and children and provides a safe environment for them to enjoy the evening.

Southern Illinois Chili Cook-off

November 7, 2020 | 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!

WOD for Warriors

November 11, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WHERE: The HUB Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thehubmarion.com/event/veterans-day-2019/2019-11-11/
TICKETS: https://www.teamrwb.org/event/wod-for-warriors-the-hub/
PHONE: (618) 997-2482
EMAIL: john.okerson@teamrwb.org
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Join The HUB and Team RWB at 12pm as they unite and complete the scaled version of the WOD for Warriors challenge alongside hundreds of gyms across the nation! Team RWB will also be rucking the block around The HUB Recreation Center at 12am until 11am on Veterans Day. Sign-up to carry the flag and ruck for those who put their lives on the line for our country.

Veterans with proof of service and their immediate family are invited to join and/or enjoy the rest of the amenities our facility has to offer at no charge on Veterans Day.

The Hillbenders Present WhoGrass

November 12, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.hillbenders.com/Tour
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hillbenders-present-whograss-tickets-76055294433
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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A chronological journey of The Who's legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who's TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest bands.

From the early hits all the way through The Who's discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend's solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along!

AutumnFest Arts and Crafts Show

November 14 - 15, 2020 | 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

Lion King Jr.

November 20 - 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lion-king-jr-tickets-92210432887
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Artstarts presents Disney's Lion King, Jr! Disney's The Lion King has long captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. Artstarts is bringing the African savanna to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Tickets $15. Doors open at 6pm.

Hometown Christmas

November 28, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
ADDRESS: 100 East Broadway Boulevard, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-6651
EMAIL: ars528@yahoo.com
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On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, community comes together to ring-in the holiday cheer. Hometown Christmas features pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch comes down to enjoy cookie decorating, coloring contest, treats and warm drinks. There'll be a bell choir, JC school dancers, vendor booths and memory angel tree. At 5pm, we light the tree to close the event.

Christmas in Carterville

December 4, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Carterville
ADDRESS: Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/events/christmas-in-carterville/
PHONE: (618) 985-2252
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Join us Friday, December 4th for "A Christmas to Remember" from 6pm-9pm. Enjoy a night of family fun and plenty of Christmas spirit right in Downtown Carterville!

*FREE cookies, hot chocolate and cider
*Visits with SANTA and letters for Santa, too
*Cards to Soldiers and Veterans
*Carriage Rides (look for some changes on tickets this year)
*Tree lighting ceremony
*Live Music
*Vendor Market and downtown shops
*Live Nativity Scene
*Food Truck Alley
Plus more of your favorites and some new things!

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Rain Date:tbd

Christmas Stroll

December 6, 2020 | 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) 985-3741
EMAIL: facilities@jalc.edu
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Join costumed villagers for a Yuletide walk through Southern Illinois in the 1800s. Festive music, sweet treats, heirloom seed packets from the village gardens, local farmers displaying their wares, children's crafts, and a visit from Saint Nicholas complete this journey through history.

The Stroll is free and open to the public.

Polar Bear Ride with Black Diamond

January 1, 2021 | 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond Harley-Davidson
ADDRESS: 2400 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-4577
EMAIL: info@blackdiamondhd.com
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Join us for the first ride of the year! The Polar Bear ride is a tradition among Motorcycle riders. We begin the New Year the best way we know how...With a ride! Meet at the dealership at 10:30am and kickstands up at 11:30am. Free Breakfast, Giveaways and more! More info to come. ALL MOTORCYCLES and VEHICLES WELCOME!

Buddy Guy

March 4, 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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SEVEN TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER
BUDDY GUY
ALSO FEATURING PERFORMANCE BY TOM HAMBRIDGE
Brought to you by Cody Dunbar and MCCC
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At age 82, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Larry, Steve and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers

March 14, 2021 | 7:30 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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The Gatlin Brothers are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have dazzled audiences for more than 60 years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy for Best Country Song ("Broken Lady"), three ACM awards for Single of the Year ("All the Gold in California") Album of the year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, along with five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single, Album and Male Vocalist of the Year. The brothers have accumulated 7 #1 singles, 32 top 40, 22 Studio Albums and 5 BMI "Million-Air" Awards. Larry ranks 4th as Solo Writer's with the most self-penned top 40 Billboard Hits! His massive song catalog has been recorded by the Who's Who of entertainers, including Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Sir Tom Jones, Dottie West, Charlie Rich, Johnny Mathis and dozens of others, securing his legacy as one of BMI's top solo songwriters of all time.

For more than 62 years now, the Gatlin Brothers have entertained audiences in some of the world's largest venues and from some of the most iconic stages, including the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, the People's Choice Awards, the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Oprah, Barbara Mandrell Show and their own variety special on ABC - "Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers."

In 1976, the Gatlin Brothers were on the fast track, thanks to the chart-topping success of the Grammy Award-winning single "Broken Lady". The hits continued throughout the decade with their signature song "All the Gold In California' followed by "Houston (Means I'm One Step Closer To You)." The next decade brought number one hits with "I Don't Wanna Cry", "I Just Wish You Were Someone To Love," "Statues Without Hearts," "Love Is Just A Game", and "Night Time Magic."

Truthseekers Homecoming

March 18 - 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/truthseekers-homecoming-march-19-21/
TICKETS: http://truthseekershomecoming.com/tickets
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Join us at the Marion Civic Center for the Truthseekers Homecoming!

Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show

April 10 - 11, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siesclub.org/calendar
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: info@thepavilionevents.com
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The Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show is back and is presented by the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club.

Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Admission: Adults $2, Children 18 and under Free. Dealers, exhibits of rocks, minerals, gems, jewelry and artifacts. Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum. Working demonstrations. Silent auctions, fluorescent light shows, door prizes and lots of kids activities.

River-to-River Relay

April 17, 2021 | 6:15 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Shawnee National Foreset
ADDRESS: Mississippi and Ohio Rivers - Southern, IL
WEBSITE: http://rrr.olm.net/index.html
EMAIL: brad@r2rrelay.com
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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.

20th Annual Hurricane Golf Scramble

May 7, 2021 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard Golf Club
ADDRESS: 901 West Grand, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 351-8317
EMAIL: josh.combs@firstsouthernbank.com
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The Carterville Rotary club and Chamber of Commerce are joining together again for the Annual Golf Scramble on Friday, May 7th, 2021 at Crab Orchard Golf Club.

Paddle Fest

May 15, 2021 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 10257 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
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Grab your paddle and register for Pyramid Acres Marina's 2nd Annual Paddle Fest! Bring your kayak, canoe, paddle board or pedal boat and enjoy a day of water sports with friends and family on beautiful Lake of Egypt. Over $800 in prizes were given away to last year's participants. Let's beat our registration total of 229 in 2021!

Cost is $25/adult, $20/child 12 and under. Anyone who registers after April 17, 2020 is not guaranteed a T-shirt. Team River Runner participants must register directly through pamarina2018@yahoo.com or mail registration form to: Paddle Fest, 340 Shawnee Meadows Lane - Anna, IL 62906.

HerrinFesta Italiana

May 25 - 31, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: HerrinFesta Italiana
ADDRESS: 3 S Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrinfesta.com
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/herrinfesta-2020-every-day-pass-tickets-96146269079?fbclid=IwAR3TuVn4ym41f1pReFMxFVfHMVtmPS93c9hBLm7-I6lI6w1exki3uqcSxSA
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HerrinFesta Annual Memorial Day Weekend Festival: Italian Food, Family Fun, & Primo Entertainment

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant

June 14 - 19, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://missillinois.org
TICKETS: http://marionccc.com/missil2018/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: info@missillinois.org
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Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant 2021: The Official State Final For Miss America
Miss Illinois Preliminary competition also featuring competition by the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen contestants.
June 18th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen Final Competition
June 19th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Final Competition

There are also special events at the Pavilion.

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.

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.