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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…

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 of Survival” exhibit now at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The duo will explain why they took on the challenge and how they…

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 our popular Sidewalk Sales to get folks outside and exploring downtown. The first weekend in May is also the Fat Ass 5k. The traditional Street…

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…

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…

Litchfield Pickers Market Launches Seventh Season

Downtown Litchfield 400 North State Street, Litchfield

2022 Litchfield Pickers Market: Every Second Sunday of the Month: May to October (Exact 2022 dates are May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, and October 9)…

Cruisin’ to the Slammer 2022 Old Joliet Prison Car Shows

Old Joliet Prison 1125 Collins St, Joliet

The Monday evening Cruisin' to the Slammer 2022 Old Joliet Prison Car Show schedule has been announced. Come on out for an evening of prison tours, cars, food, music, and fun! The car shows run from 4pm-8pm on Monday May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th & September 12th. The Old Joliet Prison (Collins…

3rd Sunday Market in Bloomington

Interstate Center 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington

From May to October, thousands of Midwestern collectors clear their calendars to shop the 3rd Sunday Market, an event devoted exclusively to the finest in antiques, collectibles, crafts, and garden. A Bloomington tradition since 1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features more than 450 top dealers, representing 17 states. Whether you’re looking for the finest in antique furniture,…

Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Launches New Exhibit of Lincoln Treasures

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has launched a new exhibit of Lincoln treasures – one that will be updated monthly – to reward the public after two years of turmoil created by the Covid pandemic. “The pandemic turned life upside down and demanded sacrifices from everyone. Now that life is…

2022 3rd Fridays in Downtown Lincoln

Downtown Lincoln 101 North Chicago St, Lincoln

The City of Lincoln is hosting the 3rd Fridays in Downtown Lincoln family-friendly evenings in downtown with an array of affordable fun for all. Held on the 3rd Friday May 20 - June 17 -July 15 - 5:30-8:30pm FREE Fun for the entire family! Bounce houses, activities, and games for kids Water games Vendor market…

Third Saturday Vintage Market in Pontiac

Downtown Pontiac 115 W. Howard, Pontiac

Shoppes On Howard presents Third Saturday Vintage Market in Pontiac. The Third Saturday vintage market is a specialty shop market featuring the Children’s Art Gallery, antique shops, a quilting fabric shop, bath boutique, & a variety of unique and one of a kind items, as well as, craft vendors and activities. Event runs Third Saturdays…

Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series 3rd Season

Downtown Springfield Inc. 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

The third season of Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series presented by PNC Bank and the Sangamon Mass Transit District (SMTD), a ten-week series of free, live music on the Y Block, is upon us! The Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & MimiLevitt Foundation, a private foundation that partners with…

Getting a Tour in Edgewise: An Interactive Art and History Experience

Illinois State Museum 502 S. Spring St., Springfield

How have Illinoisans from marginalized groups gotten a word in edgewise? How have they expressed themselves and championed causes they cared about? Take a guided tour of Illinois State Museum's fascinating art and history exhibitions. Hear and discuss stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things. This program is Part of Downtown Springfield’s History Comes Alive…

Springfield Lucky Horseshoes Baseball

Robin Roberts Stadium 1415 N Grand Ave E., Springfield

While the history of baseball in Springfield dates back to 1925, this iteration of the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes franchise was founded in 2008 as the Springfield Sliders. Following a championship…

David Davis Mansion Celebrates 150 Years Special Events

David Davis Mansion 1000 Monroe Dr., Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The David Davis Mansion, located at 1000 Monroe Drive in Bloomington, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with a number of exciting ventures. This state historic site was built in 1872 by David Davis, a political ally of Abraham Lincoln and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The site is operated by…

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