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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’…

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…

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…

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 year, reducing capacity through a hybrid format due to the continued COVID 19 pandemic. But the Museum and our partners, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery and Illinois Voices Theatre Echoes,…

Route 66 Litchfield Skyview Carnival

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

Join Litchfield Skyview for the Route 66 Litchfield Skyview Carnival, featuring vendor booths carnival food and rides! We have all the fun! NO ENTRY FEE! Lots of parking Space! You…

October Weekend Activities at Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Home National Historic Site 413 S 8th St, SPRINGFIELD

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site will host a series of seasonal events for the public. With different themes each week, including Halloween literature, harvest traditions, spiritualism, and fall folklore, the site invites visitors to participate in a range of fun and spooky activities on Fridays at 4…

Chenoa Shop-N-Go Fall Fest

Chenoa City Park Division Street and Lincoln Street, Chenoa

The 4th Annual Chenoa Shop-N-Go Fall Fest will be held at Chenoa City Park. Actual dates and times are....Oct 1st 8am to 4pm and Oct 2nd 8am to 2pm. Vendors,…

Route 66 Creamery 2nd Annual Fall Market

Route 66 Creamery 11 South Old Route 66, Hamel

We would like to welcome you to the 2nd Annual Route 66 Creamery Fall Market to do some shopping! Look forward to seeing you all there!! 𝑽𝑬𝑵𝑫𝑶𝑹 𝑺𝑷𝑶𝑻𝑺 𝑺𝑻𝑰𝑳𝑳 𝑨𝑽𝑨𝑰𝑳𝑨𝑩𝑳𝑬 𝑬𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒍 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒕. 𝑹𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒘𝒆 𝑫𝑶 𝑵𝑶𝑻 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒈𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒓𝒔. 𝑶𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒂 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕.…

Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council Downtown Joliet Pub Crawl

MyGrain Brewing Co. 50 E Jefferson St #106, Joliet

Join Skyline Council members for a pub crawl and neighborhood tour of Downtown Joliet. Skyline Council member Erica Ruggiero of McGuire Igleski & Associates, Inc. and Jayne Bernhard of the…

An Evening with Alice Cooper at BOS Center

BOS Center 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield

The BOS Center is excited to announce Alice Cooper is returning to the BOS Center, Saturday, October 1st! Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, April 15th at…

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