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Lincoln’s Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore
3/4/14 - 11/15/14
Springfield
A ninety minute ten block walking tour presented by Garret Moffett, that uses the Lincoln sites as the scene for the strange and bizarre history surrounding Lincoln’s life and death.
Wrigley Field's 100th Anniversary Celebration
4/4/14 - 9/28/14
Chicago
Plan your 66 trip around a Cubs game! Chicago is celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field history, and Cubs fans are invited to join the "Party of the Century," a season dedicated to the storied past of this great ballpark. The 2014 season will honor 10 decades of Wrigley Field history with 10 unique decade-themed, throwback homestands complete with special guests, events, food, promotions and more.
Mercury's Canine Cruise
7/6/14 - 9/28/14
Chicago
Bring your pooch on a leash and enjoy quality time with your dog while cruising on Chicago's waterways. This tour highlights dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, dog parks and fire hydrants. Enjoy the cool breeze in your hair (and fur!) aboard the Skyline Queen which offers plenty of safe outdoor-seating. Dogs may choose to sit on your lap, in a seat or on the deck.
Open Cockpit Day at Prairie Aviation Museum
8/16/14 - 9/20/14
Bloomington-Normal
Visitors have the opportunity to see inside the cockpit of airplanes, visit with pilots who flew the planes and visit the aviation displays inside. In addition to many exhibits in the museum, there are seven airplanes and three helicopters on display in the Air Park. 10am-4pm Aug16 & Sept 20.
World Music Festival Chicago
9/11/14 - 9/21/14
Chicago
The 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 600,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 600 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.
2014 Expo Chicago at Navy Pier
9/18/14 - 9/21/14
Chicago
Don't miss The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, also known as Expo Chicago 2014. Situated at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall , this four-day art event features over 120 leading international galleries and offers diverse programming.
Dwight Harvest Days & Annual Basset Waddle
9/18/14 - 9/21/14
Dwight
Enjoy pie baking and pie eating contests, hypnosis/magician, Jr. Karaoke contest, Live Country Music, Live Dixieland Band, All Star Jam Band, Hairbanger's Ball, Basset Waddle parade and more.
Sherman Homecoming
9/19/14 - 9/21/14
Sherman
The Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Sherman Homecoming Festival at Rail Pointe Development in front of The Rail. Featuring amusement rides, live entertainment and a variety of competitions and contests - an affordable, family-friendly event!

Berwyn's Oktoberfest
9/19/14 - 9/20/14
Berwyn
2014 Berwyn Oktoberfest features an international food court, carnival and amusement rides, family entertainment pavilion, and crafters and vendors. Live musical performances will be headlined by 1980s sensations Sixteen Candles on Friday Night and rock/pop/indie band 7th Heaven on Saturday Night.
44th Annual Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival
9/19/14 - 9/21/14
Lincoln
This long-running festival was developed from Abraham Lincoln's early days when he split logs into fence rails to keep animals in their respective farms, and now has developed into a national competition.
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