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3D Art & Coal Country exhibits at the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art

Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, IL

Multi-artist exhibit will showcase a variety of 3-Dimensional works of all subject matters from metal works, to sculptures, to 3D paintings and more. Many towns in the region were built on the back of coal. Generation after generation of coal miners have lived and tunneled their way through this area. […]

Trek N’ Treat

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

Come to Giant City as we kick off Halloween in the park! Hike the Devil’s Standtable trail for an easy, self-guided hike through the beautiful forest. Along the trail your family will meet our creature characters who will teach you about some of the wonderful and most misunderstood creatures that Read more…

Hallowine at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

It's Halloween time at Alto Vineyards! We are celebrating with a Hallowine Party on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 7 - 11 pm. $15.00 per person. Live music by Diamond Dog, food, drink specials, attendance prizes, and costume contest. Awards will be given fr Scariest, Funniest, Most Original, Best Couple, Read more…


Hallowine Scary Night Party at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

Our Hallowine party will be October 30th! Tickets may be purchased in our tasting room or online! There will be: -Costume contest -Food & other surprises -Music by Diamond Dog


Christmas Barn Sale Trail

Grab your family, friends & junkin' buddies and join us on a fun filled Road-Trip traveling through Massac county in Southern Illinois,  riving from barn to barn this Christmas Season.  All barns are located within 7 miles of each other, and each one will have their own unique items, so Read more…

Tunnel Hill 100 mile run

Beautiful scenery, super fast course on the Tunnel Hill State trail. Perfect place for a first 100 or 50 miler, or a personal best.

What Frog is that?

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

Here at Giant City, reptiles and amphibians hold a special place in our hearts. Join John Palis, Forester and reptile/amphibian enthusiast, as he discusses these often misunderstood creatures and, shows off several live species. 618-457-4836

Christmas on the Square – Vienna

Event will on the Vienna, IL town square will include: -two horse drawn carriages for rides around the square -candy cane hunt for the kids -hot chocolate and snacks -visiting with Santa 🎅 -cookie walk -Live Nativity also 4-6pm -Stores will be open for Christmas shopping -surprise guest for photos Read more…

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail – Wine & Food Pairing Weekend

All 11 wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory wine and cheese pairings. We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples.

Easter Sunrise Service

Bald Knob Cross Alto Pass, IL

Bald Knob Cross of Peace, alto Pass, IL

River to River Relay

 (From Mississippi River to Ohio River) Daylight to dusk. A road race for teams of 8 runners, each runs 3 legs of approx. 3 miles for a total distance of 80 miles.