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 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’…

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…

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 Square Theatre in the Van Buren Street Plaza with Chicago & Van Buren Streets closed as additional overflow parking. Tuesday July 26th 5:00-8:00PM - Righteous…

Litchfield Pickers Market Seventh Season

Downtown Litchfield 400 North State Street, Litchfield

The Litchfield Pickers Market will return Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 9 AM – 3 PM in Downtown Litchfield, which will start at 400 North State Street. This vintage and antique market is a fun and family- friendly event. We cannot wait to see the vendors and visitors back in Litchfield, IL. The Litchfield Pickers…

Dwight Harvest Days & Basset Waddle Weekend

GABR Park 413 West Waupansie Street, Dwight

The Dwight Harvest Days & Basset Waddle Weekend includes a craft show, flea marker, parade, bags tournament, axe throwing, carnival, canine in the clouds show, car show, and best food booths around. grab your friends and family for some fun entertainment. The Paradise Bash and Waddle will be our 25th and what a fundraiser event…

21st Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

The 21st Annual Route 66 Mother Road Festival is September 23-25, 2022. The cars, the music, the fun and nostalgia that Route 66 has brought to generations will return for another year, rolling into historic downtown Springfield in September. Admission is FREE for spectators. The show will be locally managed by Greg “Coop” and Sue…

Footloose & Dirty Dancing at Litchfield Skyview Drive-In

Litchfield Skyview Drive-In 1500 Old Rte 66 N, Litchfield

Footloose & Dirty Dancing! Gates open nightly at 7:00 pm Footloose Starts both nights at 8:15 pm Dirty Dancing Starts at 10:00 pm Tickets are $7 per person, and available at the gate only. Kids ages 5 and under are still free. This ticket price covers both movies or whichever you want to join us…

Don’t Worry Darling/Where Crawdads Sing & Ghostbusters/Gremlins at Route 66 Drive In Theater

Route 66 Drive In 1700 Recreation Dr, Springfield

Route 66 Drive In Theater is open Weekends only at this time, through October. Playing Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2022 Screen 1 – 91.3 FM Don’t Worry Darling R, 8:00 PM Where Crawdads Sing, PG, 10:05 PM Screen 2 – 106.3 FM Ghostbusters(1984), PG, 7:30 PM Gremlins(1984), PG, 9:45 PM Gates open…

Children’s Discovery Museum Day of Play

Children's Discovery Museum 101 E Beaufort Street, Normal

Join the Children’s Discovery Museum for Day of Play presented by PNC. More than 60 vendors take over Beaufort Street in Uptown Normal to provide scads of exciting Play activities. This national initiative, marked by a whole day of activities, encourages children and families to turn off screens, set down electronic devices and go play…

2022 Evergreen Cemetery Walk

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery 302 E Miller St, Bloomington

Over the course of the past two years, the Evergreen Cemetery Walk has been forced to navigate some major challenges, including being forced to go fully remote in 2020, and then last…

A Taste of the Castle – Autumn

Castle Gardens 1280 P J Keller Highway, Lexington

Join us for a taste of some amazing wines in the beautiful autumnal setting of Castle Gardens. Wine Tasting will be provided by Beyond Normal. You can purchase a glass or buy a bottle of a lovely boutique wine. Tasting will be done in the Carousel Barn which is nicely air conditioned. Tour the lovely…

Edwardsville Art Fair

Edwardsville's City Park 101 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville

Bring your creative side to downtown City Park near the public library for a day celebrating art at the annual Edwardsville Art Fair! The juried art competition features approximately 100 accomplished artists displaying, creating, and selling their works. Three days of family-friendly art events, vendors, food and drinks will be at the event, as well…

DESTIHL Brewery Soundboard Concert Series: Taylor Steele

Destihl Brewery 1200 Greenbriar Drive, Normal

Join DESTIHL Brewery on the lawn for a free show Saturday, September 24th featuring Taylor Steele! Patio & lawn seating will be available on a first-come basis. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blanket and enjoy the show! Taylor Steele started singing when she was a young girl, joining her family on stage singing old…

Art of Fashion Show at The Wildey Theatre

Wildey Theatre 252 North Main Street, Edwardsville

The Wildey Theatre will celebrate The Art of Fashion on Saturday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. The 9th annual runway show held by the Friends of the Wildey at the theatre will showcase the fashions of 12+ Metro-East retailers, entrepreneurs, and curators. Throughout the evening, Local 618 will celebrate local love by hosting a pop-up…

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