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…

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…

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

The grand re-opening of the Litchfield Pickers Market is FINALLY here! In conjunction with Mother’s Day, the Litchfield Pickers Market will re-open for 2022 at 9 AM on Sunday, May…

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…

Lincoln and Logan County: Together from the Start

Elkhart Christian Church Fellowship Community Center 206 S. Gillett St., Elkhart

The Elkhart Historical Society is pleased to announce that Ian Hunt, Chief of Acquisitions for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, will present “Lincoln and Logan County: Together from the Start” for the May 20, 2022 dinner lecture. This program will explore the early connections that Abraham Lincoln had with the region that would eventually become…

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…

Route 66 Monarch Flyway Butterfly Habitat Ribbon Cutting

Kickapoo Street Park 120 N Kickapoo St, Lincoln

Join Logan County Tourism Bureau and friends during 3rd Friday in Lincoln, IL for the grand opening of the Scenic Flyway Butterfly Habitat, located at the corner of Kickapoo St and Pekin St! We will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other activities! The Route 66 Monarch Flyway, which the Illinois Monarch Project debuted on November…

Destihl Brewery Soundboard Concert Series

Destihl Brewery 1200 Greenbriar Drive, Normal

Join in on the lawn at Destihl Brewery for a free show Friday, May 20th featuring Nathan Taylor & Friends, a free show Saturday, May 21st featuring Ashley Riley, and a free show Sunday, May 22nd featuring Emily Hope! Patio & lawn seating will be available on a first-come basis. Bring your lawn chairs or…

First Responders Weekend

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

Join Litchfield Skyview Drive In for a double feature: Kindergarten Cop & Backdraft. More fun details soon! Gates open at 7:00 pm Kindergarten Cop Start Time: 8:25 pm Backdraft Start Time: 10:20 Playing Two nights Only: Friday, May 20nd & Saturday, May 21st Tickets available at the gate only. $7 per person, for everyone age…

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