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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 used to expand the Museum’s mission to preserve and disseminate the history of Joliet, as well as to fund much-needed measures to secure and stabilize…

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…

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 so many brand new and long-time vendors, so make sure to come out and support local! Located around the Downtown Square, the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’…

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…

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…

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…

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Cars & Guitars Car Shows

Rialto Square Theatre 102 North Chicago Street, Joliet

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 presents... Cars & Guitars Car Shows! We're gonna Rev'm Up & Rock On in downtown Joliet across the street from the Rialto…

2022 Logan County Fair

Logan County Fairgrounds 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln

Sunday, July 31st - Sunday, August 7th, 2022 The Logan County Fair Association welcomes you to "Illinois' Cleanest and Best County Fair." This year, we are celebrating our 86th Logan County Fair. All of our fair events begin on Sunday, July 31st and continue through Sunday, August 7th, 2022. Please come join us and enjoy our wide variety of events.…

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