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 Bloomington Revitalization Project together creating a supportive environment for immigrants to McLean County), and Design Streak at Illinois State University, will launch a 10-part program…

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 first Saturday of every month, April through November. Caravan of vendors offering hundreds of hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind items! Come for the treasures... Stay for the day!…

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,…

27th Annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery 302 E Miller St, Bloomington

Bloomington, IL- The McLean County Museum is proud to announce tickets go on sale for this year’s Evergreen Cemetery Walk on Tuesday, August 31. Twenty-seven years ago, the Museum, Evergreen…

Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

The Fat Ass 5K race route for this is one-of-a-kind charity event includes beer, ice cream, donut and corndog stations as well as live entertainment and surprises throughout. You can run this entire course, or take the 1/10 mile detour straight to the Celtic Mist Pub. The 5K is followed by a street party that…

Sugar Creek Arts Festival

Uptown Normal 11 Uptown Circle, Normal

Sugar Creek will once again be held on the beautiful streets of Uptown Normal! The Sugar Creek Arts Festival is a juried show of fine art and fine craft featuring over one hundred exhibitors from across the nation in a variety of disciplines. This outdoor festival is October 9 & 10 in Uptown Normal, Illinois.…

Lincoln Memorial Garden Fall Harvest Festival

Lincoln Memorial Garden 2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield

Lincoln Memorial Garden Fall Harvest Festival family activities will include crafts, face painting, puppet shows, and pumpkin decorating. Also returning to the festival is the popular fairy house building using natural materials such as acorns, twigs, bark, leaves, and grasses as well as our troll trail. Adults can enjoy shopping for handmade items such as…

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