Events

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Ongoing

Breaking Bread in McLean County

McLean County Museum of History/Cruisin' with Lincoln 66 Visitors Center 200 N. Main Street, Bloomington

Beginning February 9, 2021, the McLean County Museum of History, in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, and West…

Carlinville Market Days

Downtown Carlinville 112 N. Side Square, Carlinville

In the heart of Macoupin County is Carlinville and in the heart of Carlinville is the square. That's where you'll find Carlinville's Market Days! Come shop all the treasures the…

2021 Cool Cruisers Cruise Ins at Motorheads

Route 66 Motorheads Bar-Grill-Museum 600 Toronto Rd, Springfield

Join the Cool Cruisers at Route 66 MotorHeads Bar, Grill, & Museum for the 2021 cruise-in season! The Cool Cruisers are a group of Central Illinois car enthusiasts who enjoy having cruise ins to show off their cars and gathering to share stories and kick a few tires. They have several events this year at Motorheads and…

State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A special exhibit telling the story of Illinois music opened Friday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, with stunning artifacts from legends like Miles Davis,…

Moonlight Market at Obed and Isaac’s

Obed and Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery 500 S. 6th St., Springfield

Moonlight Market highlights local crafters, farmers, artists and artisans from around the Central Illinois area. It is a free event held the first and third Wednesdays of the month from…

The Litchfield Pickers Market Returns in 2021 – Concert List Announced!

Downtown Litchfield 400 North State Street, Litchfield

The Litchfield Tourism Office and Prairie Pickers are excited to announce the return of the Litchfield Pickers Market in 2021. The 2021 Litchfield Pickers Market will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM on the second Sunday of the month: from May to October in downtown Litchfield, IL (400 N. State Street). The exact…

Joliet Area Historical Museum 2021 Rooftop Summer Music Series

Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet

The 2021 Joliet Area Historical Museum Rooftop Summer Music Series is here! We've got some fantastic talent lined up for our Summer Rooftop Series, so register now, as capacity will…

Rockin’ at the River Concert Series in Pontiac

Humiston-Riverside Park 612 W Water St, Pontiac

Pontiac’s Rockin’ at the River Concert Series this June-September at Humiston-Riverside Park Bandshell, 612 W Water St. Activities for the evening start at 6:00pm with giant yard games located near…

Plainfield Cruise Nights

Downtown Plainfield 24401 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield

Join us every Tuesday evening in downtown Plainfield during the months of June, July and part of August for our Free Plainfield Cruise Nights car show. Local enthusiasts gather to showcase their classic and unique vehicles. Residents and visitors are invited to experience live music, see a large collection of classic and custom cars, and…

Litchfield Park District Concerts in the Park 2021

Walton Park 10207 Niemanville Trail, Litchfield

Join the Litchfield Park District as they host their annual concert series live at Walton Park from 6:30PM to 9:30PM on Friday, June 11, July 9, August 13 and September…

Channahon’s Three Rivers Festival

Channahon Park District Central Park 24856 W Eames St, Channahon

Channahon’s Three Rivers Festival in the Community for over 30 years, and features volunteers raising money to benefit the local community. The Three Rivers Festival has generated over $900,000 for community programs and services in the Channahon area. These dollars come from the generous support of our corporate sponsors and those attending the Festival. 2021…

Illinois State Fair – Gate 2 Attraction Highlights the Mother Road

Illinois State Fairgrounds 801 E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair returns for 2021, August 12 -22, with an all star concert lineup and a new Route 66 presence. Gate 2 of the Illinois State Fair will feature an exhibit like no other. The Illinois State Fairgrounds Route 66 Experience is a multiyear project focusing on our nation’s most…

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