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River to River Trail Hike at High Knob area

fall hikes lead by the River to River Trail Society. Saturday, November 6, 10:00 a.m., High Knob area of Gallatin County. Guide Fred Scott. Meet at parking lot atop High Knob; drive slowly as you pass through the horse campground. Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m., Jackson Hollow and Cove Hollow, […]

Holiday Open House – Vienna

Vienna Public Library 401 Poplar St, Vienna, Illinois

Saturday, November 6, 10a-4p Sunday, November 7, 1p-4p Join the shops on the square in Vienna, IL as we transition from Fall to the Christmas season. Shops will have great deals on a mixture of items to choose from including Fall, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. There's something for everyone on the Read more…

Doe Camp – Vienna Town Square

Vienna Public Library 401 Poplar St, Vienna, Illinois

Shops will be open until 8pm. Stop by all the shops and get entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes! Hope to see you there!

Christmas in the Village – Cobden

Downtown Pavillion: * 2 - 4pm - Santa & Mrs. Claus (Cobden Village Shops if weather is too harsh) * 2:30 - 4pm - Caroling - before & after the arrival of the Cobden High School Band(around 3:30pm) * 1 - 3pm - wagon rides with Cobden Elf Ray Hogan Read more…

Magical Christmas Tour at the Historic Rose Hotel

Jingle all the way down to the Historic Rose Hotel where this historic building has been brought back to life. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the most magical Christmas decorations in the area! Every room is decorated and will be open for tours! Gingerbread men, candy canes, and Read more…

Calling All Owls

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

Swoop on in to learn all about the owls of southern Illinois, then head out into the cool dark night to listen for the familiar calls. After the indoor program at 6 p.m. with natural heritage biologist Mark Guetersloh, there is an option to drive to Wildcat Bluff where Mark Read more…

“History Under Foot” program

Vienna Public Library 401 Poplar St, Vienna, Illinois

The Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society Program:  Mark Motsinger will present "History Under Foot."  contact Gary Hacker

Just Chill – in the park

Union County Fairgrounds 185 Herman Wright Dr, Anna, IL

Grand Opening of Just Chill concessions at the Anna city park.  Music and door prizes and fun summer foods.  618-521-8404

Trail of Tears program

Vienna Public Library 401 Poplar St, Vienna, Illinois

Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society announces offers a program about the Trail of Tears and history in Southern Illinois.  contact Gary Hacker (

Spring Flea Market – Goreville, IL

Flea Market in the Park is a fundraising event for the Village of Goreville, Illinois. The Flea Market is held at the Goreville City Park, located 600 W. Main St. (618) 995-2157

Peony Hill Farm Field Open

12 acres Peony Hill Farm is open for visitors on select days and hours.   Check their website or Facebook page for all details. Peony Hill Farm 1015 Zola Rd, Harrisburg, IL 62946

Lake of Egypt Paddle Fest

Grab your paddle & register for Pyramid Acres Marina's  Annual PADDLE FEST! Bring your KAYAK, CANOE, PADDLE BOARD or PEDAL BOAT & enjoy a day of water sports with friends and family on beautiful Lake of Egypt. Over $800 in prizes were given away last year to participants. Cost $25 Read more…