Events

Although it would be impossible to list everything happening south of I-70, an effort is made to try to list some highlights. If you have an even or know of onLightse to submit, please email it to: asliceofsouthernillinois@gmail.com

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UPCOMING AND ANNUAL EVENTS:

CARBONDALE

Saturdays, December through March, Carbondale Community Farmer’s Market http://www.carbondalemarket.com/

February Annual Taste of Blackness hosted by New Zion Missionary Baptist Church https://facebook.com/events/s/25th-annual-taste-of-blackness/985522888501123/?ti=as

March Annual Celebrate Women Event at Morris Library, SIU-C https://facebook.com/events/s/24th-annual-celebrate-women-ev/988639771521276/?ti=as

Saturdays, April through November: Carbondale Farmer’s Market https://www.farmersmarketcarbondale.com/

1st Saturday each December

Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade

4/5/24 2024 Total Solar Eclipse at SIU Carbondale https://facebook.com/events/s/2024-total-solar-eclipse-at-si/734918499874299/?ti=aseclipse.siu.edu

CARTERVILLE

2/14/21 Valentine’s Day at Legends https://fb.me/e/1smCbvRnM

Christmas in Carterville (1st Friday in December) https://www.facebook.com/Christmas-in-Carterville-317982874885302

Sundays, May through October, Carterville Farmer’s Market https://www.facebook.com/CannonParkCommunityMarket/

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CENTRALIA

Annually in August: Centralia Balloon Fest https://facebook.com/events/s/centralia-balloon-fest-2020/739798669831734/?ti=as

https://facebook.com/events/s/drive-through-balloon-glows-at/696493427875553/?ti=as

CISNE

Annually in August, The Cisne Reunion https://www.facebook.com/CisneReunion/

COBDEN

Annual Cobden Event, Lions Peach Festival https://facebook.com/events/s/the-cobden-lions-club-peach-fe/466605840691183/?ti=as

DUQUOIN

3/19/21-3/20/21 Route 51 Farmhouse Market 1st Inaugural Spring Market

EFFINGHAM

December Wonderland in Lights https://facebook.com/events/576438539770870/?ti=as

GOREVILLE

May-October Goreville Farmer’s Market https://www.facebook.com/events/294036421288296/?ti=as

GRAFTON

Riverside Flea Market http://www.graftonloadingdock.com/flea-market

HERRIN

4/10/21-4/11/21 Southern Estates Spring Fest https://fb.me/e/3pIOYWiJD

Annually, Memorial Day Weekend, HerrinFesta Italiana 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

MAKANDA

December, Annual Christmas with the Alpacas at Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch https://facebook.com/events/523824575043139/?ti=as

1st Annual Makanda Mushroom Festival https://www.facebook.com/MakandaMushroomFestival/

MT. VERNON

Christmas in the Park at Veteran’s Memorial Park https://facebook.com/events/385127925734572/?ti=as

September, Annual Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair https://facebook.com/events/s/cedarhurst-art-craft-fair/731107887703042/?ti=as

MURPHYSBORO

12/5/20 Murphysboro Hometown Christmas Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony https://fb.me/e/3YJxzWmsK

Annual September Event, Murphysboro Apple Festival https://murphysboroapplefestival.org/shop/

SALEM

2/27/21 Fat Saturday at the Salem Elks https://www.facebook.com/142449775905129/posts/1935925676557521/

Little Egypt Festival (1st Saturday in October) https://www.facebook.com/Little-Egypt-Festival-259946837352356/

TAMMS

December, Annual Light Up Tamms Parade https://facebook.com/events/2471088646284054/?ti=as

ULLIN

White Crane Canoe Rental & Guide Service Monthly Full Moon Tour https://www.whitecranecanoes.com/book-online

VANDALIA

December, Christmas Open House and Candlelight Tours at the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site https://facebook.com/events/927257600978069/?ti=as

WEST FRANKFORT

December, Candy Cane Lane https://www.facebook.com/candycanelanewestfrankfort/

Fantasy of Lights Parade

The following annual events were cancelled or postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19:

-Christmas Tree Lighting and Craft Fair with Santa at Walker’s Bluff

-Christmas in Carterville

-Brunch with Santa at Legends

-Antique Power Days (Salem)

-Centralia Halloween Parade

-Golconda Shrimp Festival

-HerrinFesta Italiana

-Murphysboro Apple Festival (events postponed until 2021 but some food may be available through the website)

-Salem Little Egypt Festival

-The DuQuoin State Fair

-The Cobden Lions Club Peach Festival

-The Missouri Valley Conference (Saluki Football) may try a spring schedule