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3rd Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference
10/19/17 - 10/23/17
Joliet


The Third Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference will be held in Joliet, Illinois this year from October 19-23,2017. The conference will feature several informative speakers covering a variety of topics related to Route 66. There will also be a historical tour, a Blues Brothers celebration, and much more to be announced.
Berwyn Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl
10/21/17
Berwyn
Dress in your best Halloween zombie costume and head to Roosevelt Road for the 5th annual Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl. The event will feature zombie make-up, a pub crawl, food and an after-party. Tour stops: 12th Street Rag, Commodore Berry VFW Post, Paparazzi, Friendly Tap and FitzGerald's Nightclub during the pub crawl.
Route 66 Half Marathon
10/22/17
Litchfield
RaceMaker Productions is excited to announce the fifth annual Litchfield Half Marathon, 5k, and Mile Dash! If you are looking to race your best half marathon ever, with perfect late fall running conditions, on the fastest course in the midwest-then this is Your Race! 
First Annual Haunted Ethnic Wine Festival
10/27/17 - 10/28/17
Springfield
The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois State Fair Foundation is hosting the first annual Haunted Ethnic Illinois Wine Festival in Ethnic Village, IL State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL, Friday, October 27th from 6 - 10 P and Saturday 11 A to 7 PM. Our Illinois Wineries will be showcasing their award-winning wines from throughout the state along with ethnic foods. Glasses and bottles of wine may be purchased from the wineries.
Carlinville Christmas Market
12/1/17 - 12/2/17
Carlinville
The Carlinville Christmas Market takes place on the first full weekend in December - Friday & Saturday. The Market has retained its earlier romance by presenting bright, white tents lined with the arts and crafts of talented artisans, food vendors, trolley tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, costumed carolers and street performers, children's activities, and other holiday attractions.
Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Train Show
12/1/17
Litchfield
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Train Show will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Ameriprise Financial Building in Downtown Litchfield. This Model Railroad Open House is hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
Breakfast with Santa
12/2/17
Dwight
Children and parents may enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast. Santa will be available to visit and pose for pictures. The will also be games to play, face painting and a chance to write Santa a letter. Held the 1st Saturday in December at the Country Mansion Garden Room around 8am.
12th Annual Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival
5/5/18 - 5/6/18
Joliet

The 12th Annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival traverses 13 Communities from Joliet to Towanda along a 90-mile stretch of Old Route 66 that collectively celebrates the Mother Road. Each town puts together its own events for the weekend, making for a great shopping and sight-seeing experience. Gather the family and take a trip down memory lane. Towns include Joliet, Elwood, Wilmington, Braidwood, Godley, Braceville, Gardner, Dwight, Odell, Pontiac, Chenoa, Lexington and Towanda.

Niehaus Cycle Sales Customer Appreciation Days
5/19/18 - 5/21/18
Litchfield

Every year on the weekend after Mother's Day is the large Appreciation Days event, attended by as many as 5000 people from as far away as Canada, and it features the "Show of Lights Ride" through downtown Litchfield. The Celebration lasts until someone wins a New Gold Wing, F6B, Valkyrie, or Pioneer 1000-5D on Sunday.

Macoupin County Historical Society Spring Festival
5/26/18 - 5/27/18
Carlinville
Each Memorial day, countless visitors are visiting the Anderson Mansion, located on the edge of Carlinville, to mark the beginning of spring. Hosted by the Macoupin County Historical Society, the festival is filled with arts and crafts, along with antique machinery 
Black Diamond Days
6/1/18 - 6/3/18
Macoupin County's "Original Festival of Coal", features a Little Miss& Mini Miner contest, Miss Black Diamond Days Jr. Miss & Black Diamond Days Queen, parade, fishing tournament, Coal Kids Corner, dog show, washer and cornhole tournament, live entertainment and plenty of food and drinks.
Edwardsville Route 66 Festival & Car Cruise-In
6/8/18 - 6/9/18
Edwardsville

Come get your kicks at the Edwardsville, Illinois Route 66 Festival! If classic cars, great food and family fun are your idea of a good time, join us for the Annual Route 66 Festival at City Park in downtown Edwardsville.

The City of Edwardsville is excited to welcome the community back to the park to enjoy great food, live music, the classic car cruise through town, the local talent show, local artists, children's activities, trolley rides and much more.
4th Annual Blue Carpet Corridor Festival
6/9/18
Virden

The 4th annual Blue Carpet Corridor Festival is Sat, June 9, 2018, featuring 12 towns from Virden to Collinsville with a shared history of miners, mobsters and the Mother Road. Enjoy a day of fun and surprises! Participating communities this year are: Virden, Girard, Carlinville, Gillespie, Staunton, Hamel, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Litchfield, Mt. Olive, Troy & Collinsville.

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