Events

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

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2022 Old Joliet Prison Tours

Old Joliet Prison 1125 Collins St, Joliet

The Old Joliet Prison tour program is primarily managed by the Joliet Area Historical Museum, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit entity, in partnership with the City of Joliet. The proceeds from activities will be…

2022 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 2022 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…

Illinois Quarter Horse Association Route 66 Classic

Illinois State Fairgrounds 801 E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield

The Illinois Quarter Horse Association Route 66 Classic is back at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield from May 5-8. ILQHA has waited a long time to return to the historic horse show facility at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. We are pleased to announce the upcoming AQHA show on May 5-8, 2022. We will offer…

At Home & Americana on the Road

David Schwartz Photography 17010 Madison Ave., Lakewood

David Schwartz Photography will celebrate its grand opening with a visual feast for the eyes. At Home & Americana on the Road includes more than 150 photographs on display starting with Schwartz’s home: sweeping Cleveland cityscapes and romantic landscapes captured in University Circle’s Wade Lagoon. The majority of works on display are a rich collection from Schwartz’s…

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum “For the People” Series

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – It’s no simple thing to bring together family treasures, painful memories and beautiful photographs, but Arielle Weininger and Jim Lommasson managed it when they created the “Stories…

DSI First Fridays Sidewalk Sales

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

Downtown Springfield Inc. is continuing our First Fridays — themed nights that take place every first Friday February through October from 4-8pm — We are combining May's First Friday with…

Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market

Downtown Bloomington 115 E Washington St, Bloomington

Come celebrate 25 years of cultivating community with the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market! Visit us around the Downtown Square every Saturday, May 7 – October 29 from 7:30am-12:00pm. We have…

2022 Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Red Carpet Corridor 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet

The annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66.  Sponsored by the twelve communities which make up the 80-mile linear museum from Joliet to Lexington, the  annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane. Each community will produce…

Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

The Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity was invented on a napkin at Celtic Mist Pub on St. Patrick’s Day in 2008. We are a “race” through Downtown Springfield, Illinois. We are in the works to put timing back on the race . We have donated over $1.6 million since 2008. The race…

Castle Home and Garden Tours at Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens 1280 P J Keller Highway, Lexington

With professional ease and enthusiasm, the Wrights take you on a tour that gives a glimpse of Victorian culture and shares the history of their family home, the Castle at…

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