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Litchfield Pickers Market
4/9/17 - 10/8/17
Litchfield

Litchfield Tourism has partnered with Prairie Pickers to bring to you the Litchfield Pickers Market! This incredible event is held every second Sunday of the month from April through October from 9am to 3pm in Downtown Litchfield. Set dates for the 2017 market are April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, and October 8.
3rd Fridays Downtown Lincoln
5/19/17 - 9/16/17
Lincoln

3rd Fridays in Downtown Lincoln is back and you can be apart of the excitement! The events will start in May and go through September. This can be a great opportunity for your organization, church, company, or sports/activity groups to raise awareness and possibly include a fundraising activity.

Pontiac Cruise Nights
5/20/17 - 8/19/17
Pontiac

The season of cruising in your motorcar has begun and the City of Pontiac will hold its first Cruise Night on May 20th in the downtown area. Hundreds of classic, antique, modified, and stock cars gather around the square once a month during the summer. Those who own and treasure their vehicles are proud to display and talk about them with show visitors.

Castle Gardens Concerts on the Lawn
6/2/17 - 8/4/17
Lexington
Friday Nights at Castle Gardens are famous for the Concerts on the Lawn series during the summer. Enjoy great live music at this beautiful event venue in Lexington. The concerts are from 6-9pm, with gates opening at 5pm. Tickets are $10 in advance (http://www.eventbrite.com/o/castle-gardens-8018542621) or $15 at the gate.
Berwyn Cruise Nites
6/6/17 - 8/15/17
Berwyn
Berwyn’s Cruise Nites, sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria And Bar, attract everyone from families to car enthusiasts. Tuesday nights don’t have to be a tired routine. Take to the streets of the Depot District for a hopping car show and a variety of nightlife spots to quench your cravings for anything. Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Windsor & Grove Avenues, June 6 & 20 July 18 August 1 & 15.
Castle Gardens Home and Garden Tours
7/16/17 - 10/1/17
Lexington
With professional ease and enthusiasm, your Castle Gardens hosts, the Wrights, will take you on a tour that gives a glimpse of Victorian culture and shares the history of their family home, the Castle. Tours are offered monthly on Sundays, from 1-3pm, by reservation.
Catfish Days
7/20/17 - 7/24/17
Wilmington
Catfish played a large part in initiating the event, Catfish Days, after Forked Creek spilled over its banks and flooded the cellars of a section of Wilmington called, “Catfish Town”. The annual festival dates back to 1976, and features a carnival, live entertainment, flea market/craft show, 5K race, food & drink, catfish dinners and much more!
88 on 66 - UFO Spaceship to Visit The Mill for Birthday
7/25/17
Lincoln

On July 25th, 1929 The Mill officially opened as The Blue Mill, and was painted white with blue trim. On opening day, the children of the manager dressed up in Dutch outfits and handed out roses to all who visited. 88 years later, The Mill on 66 is enjoying its first year in operation as a restored historic structure and a Route 66 museum. The mill will be open extended hours on Tuesday, July 25th (1pm-7pm), so that visitors can stop by and wish The Mill a Happy Birthday! Making a one-time appearance in Lincoln that day at The Mill is an Earth Patrol Route 66 Spaceship, the USS 66 EPV Earth Patrol Vehicle.

Girard Festival Days
7/28/17 - 7/30/17
Girard
Girard Festival Days held the last weekend in July is sponsored by the Girard Chamber of Commerce. Activities include a carnival, craft booths, and food booths. Evening hours feature live entertainment on the main stage in the city park and in the beer tent on Friday and Saturday nights.
Pontiac Parkpalooza
7/29/17
Pontiac
The annual celebration of Pontiac's Parks & Recreation Department and the wonderful Humiston-Riverside Park and Play Park. Cardboard boat races, games, free community picnic, and live entertainment.
Logan County Fair
7/30/17 - 8/6/17
Lincoln
Long noted as “Illinois Cleanest and Best County Fair”. Offers horse racing, a midway, 4-H and agricultural displays, a fine arts exhibit, grandstand shows, fair foods and a demolition derby. Featuring country music performers Brothers Osbourne & Brushville on August 5th.
Three Rivers Festival
8/9/17 - 8/13/17
Channahon
Since 1990, this popular signature community festival has been providing entertainment while raising funds for local organizations. Featuring a carnival, beautiful baby contest, wine tasting, bean bag tournament, parade noon on Sunday, food booths, live music and entertainment are offered at this community wide summer festival. 
Illinois State Fair in Springfield
8/10/17 - 8/20/17
Springfield

You get everything you can possibly imagine when you attend the Illinois State Fair in Springfield this August, including top-notch performers at the grandstand shows!
Athletico Firefly 5K
8/10/17
Channahon

The race is held during the Channahon Three Rivers Festival on Thursday, August 10th. There will be prizes for the top overall male and female finishers, top overall male/female residents and the top three finishers in each age category.

Warrior Dash
8/12/17
Channahon
The Warrior Dash is billed as the world's largest running series. The course is held on challenging and rugged terrain, and participants come from all over to compete in feats of courage and strength, like sprinting over fire, trudging through mud and scaling at least 12 obstacles during this fierce 5K.
Taste of Dwight
8/13/17
Dwight
Taste of Dwight is held in beautiful Renfrew Park the second Sunday in August. Activities include children’s scavenger hunt, vendor Bingo, displays by member businesses, 50/50 raffle, food vendors, beer tent, and musical entertainment on the stage.
Get Your 6.6 on Route 66
8/19/17
McLean

At 8 am on Saturday, August 19, 2017, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding the 4th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. All proceeds will go to local projects. Favorites such as the pre-race shot of pure maple sirup and commemorative shot glasses, awesome t-shirts, and post-race food, drinks, and entertainment on the square will be back.
D'Arcy Route 66 Classic
8/19/17
Joliet

A tribute to all things vintage, the D'Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic is the ultimate good ole days event, paying homage to the early drag racing and hot rod culture. From Nostalgia Funny Car racing down the dragstrip, to the classic cars in the Show 'N Shine – the Route 66 Classic is a quarter-mile blast down memory lane.

Lincoln Balloon Festival
8/25/17 - 8/26/17
Lincoln

Enjoy the beautiful hot air balloon launches beginning Friday through Saturday evening, followed by the balloon glow at dusk. Enjoy tethered rides, live music, giant kites, food, carnival, family games and activities.
2017 Berwyn Route 66 Car Show
8/26/17
Berwyn

The Berwyn Route 66 Car Show is the area's best and biggest car show born from the rich automotive heritage of Berwyn's Historic Route 66. Berwyn's show takes visitors on a stroll through 500+ vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Highlights include live music, automobile flamethrowing and a cacklefest of dragsters that will thrill spectators! Held annually the last Saturday in August.

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