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Food Fun & Fireworks in Metropolis

Harrah's Metropolis 100 E Front St., Metropolis, IL

  Bounce houses for the kids, adult beverages for the adults, and fireworks for all beginning at approximately 9:15 pm. $5 cover per person will benefit the local school supply drive.

Murphysboro Fourth of July Celebration

Riverside Park 2640 W Riverside Park Rd, Murphysboro, Illinois

Join us as we celebrate freedom at our annual Fourth of July Celebration at our beautiful Riverside Park featuring: Live music on the shell: Jeremy Todd 5-7pm Honey & Tar 7:30-9:30pm Followed by Read more…

Freedom Fest – Goreville

Goreville park. Freedom Run/Walk 5K Race, Parade at 4pm music & other entertainment, BBQ and other food, fireworks at 9pm  618-995-2157 

4th of July Fireworks – Harrisburg, IL

The City of Harrisburg is pleased to announce our 2022 Fourth of July Celebration. We are excited to be able to continue on with our celebration and are looking forward to an even bigger show this year!  City Hall at 618.253.7451

Sunup Hikes at Giant City

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

It’s summer in southern Illinois and even though it’s hot and humid, that’s no reason to stop hiking! Roll out of bed and join the Park Naturalist as we get some exercise and take in the early morning woods on one of the 8 park trails. Trails will vary from Read more…

Dueling Pianos at Kiki’s CoffeeHouse

Kiki's Coffeehouse 326 S Main St, Anna, Illinois

As always it's going to be a fun night of singalong songs so make plans now and reserve your seat. These shows sell out so don't wait too long. Kiki will be making some summer drinks, and don't forget to decorate you table and wear your summer party close! NO Read more…


Cooking Wild Mushrooms in Summer

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

Be sure to save room for mushrooms! Join Naturalist and wild food enthusiast Alex Holmes for an introduction to edible summer mushrooms and how to prepare them. Registration is required. registration required.  618-457-4836

Full Thunder Moon Paddle on the Cache River

Join us as we paddled through the ancient wetlands of the Cache River at night and hear the call of this ancient wild place. We will be paddling under the first full moon of the summer sometimes referred to as the Thunder Moon. The guides will share their knowledge of Read more…

Blue Sky Nights – Flights & Bites

Blue Sky Vineyards 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, Illinois

Join us each month for a relaxing evening celebrating wine, food, music and more in the company of good friends at our Tuscan Sun Pavilion. Freedom Feast – Featuring four specially selected, summer inspired, wine & food pairings. Menu: Watermelon & Feta Salad paired with Rosé | Pulled Pork Slider Read more…