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Old Capitol Farmers Market
5/16/20 - 10/31/20
Springfield
The 21st summer season of the Old Capitol Farmers Market starts Saturday, May 16 and takes place every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am – 1 pm through October 31, 2020. Farmers Markets are considered an Essential Service during COVID-19.
Old Joliet Prison Tours
6/1/20 - 10/31/20
Joliet
Beginning June 1st, tours will take place seven days a week! Visitors will be allowed inside the limestone walls to explore the Old Joliet Prison's 16-acre grounds, and while tours will be limited to outdoor areas only to comply with the Governor's Restore Illinois plan, there will be plenty to see including 24 new Interpretive Signs with historical prison photos!
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Reopening with New Exhibit on "Fear and Freedom in America"
7/1/20 - 12/30/20
Springfield
After a series of changes to protect visitor health, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is finalizing plans to reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 1. Visitors will find the facility has been meticulously cleaned and disinfected, and protective barriers have been installed in key places to ensure guest and employee safety. Museum-goers will be also be encouraged to stay one “Lincoln” apart – 6 feet, 4 inches, the equivalent of President Lincoln’s height. 
3rd Saturday Howard Street Flea Market
8/15/20 - 10/24/20
The Third Saturday Howard Street Flea Market will be running from 11:00am-4:00pm at 517 W Howard St. Four retail stores in a two block area (Pops Pop Up, Aleena's Bath and Body Boutique, Brad's Antiques, and Bill's Antiques) have teamed up to create an indoor/outdoor market.
Litchfield Pickers Market - Update
9/13/20 - 10/11/20
Litchfield

EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020! The City of Litchfield and the Litchfield Tourism Office has now cancelled all 2020 dates of the Litchfield Pickers Market. Due to State of Illinois regulations and the increasing number of COVID 19 cases, the City of Litchfield will be canceling the September 13 and October 11 Litchfield Pickers Market, and the Litchfield TriathLou. We are disappointed that we are unable to host these events this year, but vendor, volunteer, employee, and public safety is our number one priority. Thank you for understanding the complexity of making this difficult decision. We hope that you stay happy and healthy during this trying time, and we look forward to seeing you again in in 2021.Stay well. Keep calm and pick on!

Lincoln Heritage Museum - Week of Celebration
9/21/20 - 9/25/20
Lincoln
During the week of September 21-25, 2020, Lincoln College will be celebrating the Lincoln Heritage Museum by sharing several stories of Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Heritage Museum, and it's connection to our local community. We hope that, in lieu of purchasing Grand Soirée tickets, you will consider making a donation to help support our message to "Learn from Lincoln, Live like Lincoln"!
2020 Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival
9/25/20 - 9/27/20
Springfield

EVENT CANCELLED- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and within the guidelines of the Restore Illinois’ Phased Reopening Plan, the Board of Directors for Illinois Route 66 Events, Inc. has announced that the 2020 International Route 66 Mother Road Festival, scheduled for September 25-27, will be cancelled for this year. The cancellation includes the Travel Expo, which is run by the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway.

Sky View Drive-In 2020 - "Rocky Horror Picture Show"
9/25/20 - 9/26/20
Litchfield
Join us as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Tickets $7 at the gate only! We have room for 350 cars and can’t wait to see you for this cult classic!
2020 Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk
10/3/20 - 11/2/20
Bloomington-Normal
Following a milestone 25th anniversary, the McLean County Museum of History, Illinois Voices Theatre, and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery are excited to announce that the 26th annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk will be reimagined for online enjoyment this coming Fall 2020.
Sky View Drive-In 2020 Throwback Sundays - "Frankenstein"
10/11/20
Litchfield

Sunday Summer Throwback nights continue! Join us at Litchfield Skyview Drive In for Frankenstein, fun and food! Gates open at 7:00!

6th Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference
10/15/20 - 10/18/20
Pontiac

Postponed until 2021! The 6th annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference will be held in Pontiac, IL.

Reflections on the Riverbank; an Historic Walk Through Southside Cemetery
10/16/20 - 10/18/20
Pontiac
Vermillion Players and the Livingston County Historical Society are proud to announce their first annual cemetery walk titled Reflections on the Riverbank. Under the direction of Lisa Green, the walk will take place at Southside Cemetery and feature 13 past Pontiac residents who helped shape our community. Each of these people will be portrayed by a local actor. Volunteers will guide groups through the cemetery from person to person.
Sky View Drive-In 2020 - "Rise of The Creepazoid"
10/17/20
Litchfield
Hotrods and Horror at the Drive-in. Pre 1972 Hotrod and Kustom car show. Live Music, Costume Contest, Vendors, & Classic Monster Movies.
Dwight Harvest Days & Annual Basset Waddle
9/16/21 - 9/19/21
Dwight

2020 Event cancelled - 2021 dates are Sept 16-19. Dwight's premiere annual event is a great time for the whole family. 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, car show, tractor show and hours of fun!

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