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Old Settlers Days

 Galatia, IL. Carnival rides, Music and entertainment, flea market. 618-926-4661 All three days: Townwide Rummage Sale For More Information call James Bond 618-926-4661.


Blues Brews & BBQ in the Port of Golconda

On Friday, June 2, 2023 we will have FOOD, music playing, Biergarten and vendors set up at 5 PM. Till about 8 PM. On Saturday, June 3, 2023 we will have vendors set up, concessioners, Biergarten and live music. The music begins at 12 noon with The Sullivan 3 band. Read more…

Blessing of the Jeeps

Bald Knob Cross Alto Pass

The Blessing of the Jeeps, hosted by Jeep’n Shawnee, with the help of regional jeep groups, will be offering multiple Jeep blessings as well as 2wd friendly rides through the Shawnee Forest. Each ride, led by Jeep’n Shawnee members after each blessing, will offer a scenic ride through the Forest. Read more…

Finding Our Way Through the Woods (Orienteering 101)

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda

Are you excited to get outdoors and hit the trails, but scared of getting lost? Then join Anne Townsend from Illinois Extension as she guides us through the basics of orienteering. We will learn how to read a map and compass, use them together, shoot bearings, play games and learn Read more…

Shawnee Hills Lavender Upick

Shawnee Hills Lavender 480 Brown Section Rd, Cobden

Upick lavender farm will be open June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18.  Each of these weekend days the hours will be 10 am to 5 pm. Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss our short season.


Frog Moon Paddle on the Cache River

The Frog Moon paddle dived into the life of night time creatures in the Cache River wetlands. We will learn about frog habits, life cycles, what creatures are currently active during this time of year within the Cache River watershed.  In addition, we learn about the history of the Cache Read more…