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Blessing of the Boats

Kinkaid Marina 2063 Marina Rd, Murphysboro, IL

All day Festival on Lake Kinkaid, Murphysboro. Kicks off at at 11am on Moody’s Muskies Patio, at Kinkaid Marina. Pastor Zach Strong will be ministering the blessing of the boats asking for a safe and fun boating/ fishing season 2021!

Beginners Crochet Class

Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch 1335 Hall Church Rd, Makanda, IL

Crochet is a fun and relaxing hobby! Join this class where you will learn the very basics of crochet: Slip knot, chain, and single crochet. All materials are provided! You will receive a crochet hook and a skein of yarn from the alpacas at our ranch! During class, you will Read more…


9 Day Trail Ride

Nine Day Trail ride, near One Horse Gap Lake. Horse riders come from all over to enjoy the trails and camping in Pope County. Activities for all ages, horse shows, riding competitions and music. 618-683-2105

Art Gallery Off the Square

Grand Opening Event on August 28 at Noon with ribbon cutting by city council officials and mingling with the artists. Light refreshments.

Reptiles of Southern Illinois

Cache River Wetland Center 8885 State Route 37 S, Cypress, Illinois

Learn about some of the reptiles found in southern Illinois, snakes, turtles, lizards. The one-hour indoor program is followed with an optional hike to look for cold-blooded creatures along the Todd Fink-Heron Pond Trail. Hike will end around 4:00 PM.

Shawnee Cave Cowboy Campout Country Music Festival

Shawnee Cave Amphitheater 3747 IL-127, Murphysboror, IL

This diverse line-up spread over three days is sure to leave you satisfied. Friday night, we have Grammy Nominated Bluegrass legends The Steel Drivers, Rising Outlaw Country Star Alex Williams and local favorite Murphy 500 lead by Justin Easton. Saturday night powerhouse lineup won't disappoint, with Texas outlaw country legend Read more…

Car Show – Karnak

Car show, music and food at Memorial Park, Karnak.

Evening on the Prairie – at the Logan Museum

This fall event will take place outside on the grounds of the museum where our guests can be as close or far apart as they prefer. We will have tents set up to house our drinks (wine, beer, and signature cocktails), appetizers (15+ and counting), and silent auction. There will […]

Frontier Day

Cave In Rock. Parade, car show, pageant, music & variety show.

Monarch Butterfly, What a Journey!

Cache River Wetland Center 8885 State Route 37 S, Cypress, Illinois

The magnificent monarch butterfly migrates up to 2,500 miles from North America to central Mexico for the winter. Come for a program to learn the monarch's natural history, then spent time capturing butterflies, identifying them, tagging the monarchs and releasing the butterflies. Call 618-657-2064 for questions.

Fluorspar Festival

Fluorspar Festival -  Rosiclare.  Parade, carnival, quilt show, pageant & food. Car show on Sat.