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Smooth Jazz on the River

Fort Defiance Park, Cairo, IL.    618-306-5785  

Cache River Days – Ullin

The 27th Annual Cache River Days are planned Sept. 8th-11th at the Ullin Ballpark, 550 Ullin Avenue, Ullin, Illinois. The theme for this year’s festival is “Wings Over the Cache.” Cache River Days will feature a pageant, baby contest, 5K, flea market, food vendors, parade, children’s train rides, bounce houses, Read more…

Spayghetti and a Show – Cobden

The Old Feed Store 111 N Appleknocker Dr, Cobden, IL

The event will feature live music by local favorites, Banjo Joe & Danielle and Hugh DeNeal. Tickets are $10/adult and $6/kid at the door, and include dinner and the show. Children 3 and under are free. The event will feature a silent auction and raffle. Dinner starts at 6pm, music Read more…


StarView Vineyards 5100 Wing Hill Rd, Cobden, IL

#Laughs are on #tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 2000 #venues across the U.S. #Standupcomedians from New York to L.A. are currently on the road, sampling the local #fare, local #drinks and providing the finest and funniest in #comedy entertainment. This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. This #comedytour takes Read more…

Riverside Art, Wine & Blues Fest

Riverside Park 2640 W Riverside Park Rd, Murphysboro, Illinois

Live Blues music, arts & crafts, beer, wine and food.   Riverside Park, Murphysboro

Farm Crawl

Farm crawls (also called farm tours) are among the most enjoyable and effective forms of agritourism because they immediately engage community members with local growers. Farmers have a chance to share the history of their farm, and community members get to learn about the crops and livestock raised there and Read more…

Shrimp Festival

Annual Shrimp Festival - Downtown Golconda Noon - 10:00 PM, Helicopter & carriage rides. Shrimp cooked more ways than you can imagine, beer & wine tent and lots more. 618-683-6246

Junque Jamboree

Event by Vienna Town Square Mall, So Sweet and Unique Boutique and Milkmaid Creations and Antiques Event is free to the public. Booth rent available (approximately 10’x10’) 

Monarch Phenomenon

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

TThe magnificent monarch butterfly migrates up to 2,500 miles from North America to central Mexico for the winter. Monarch Watch Association has been tagging and monitoring migrating monarchs since 1992. Join us at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, for a program at 10:00 a.m. to learn natural history of Read more…

Constitution Day Celebration – Jonesboro

5:30 PM at the Lincoln Memorial Park in Jonesboro, Illinois (Lincoln/Douglas Debate Site).  Brief ceremony with guest speaker Dr. Sheila Simon and Essay Winners.  Everyone is asked to bring a bell to join in the ringing of bells that will occur across the United States to celebrate Constitution Read more…


Which Grass is Which?

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

While identifying grasses can be tricky, it doesn’t always have to be. Learn the basics of grass identification and how to identify common grasses on your next hike, without learning complex terminology or needing a hand lens. Registration is required.

Alpaca Farm Days

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

Annual National Alpaca Farm Days! Our ranch will be open to the public for free this weekend! Saturday September 24th 10am to 4pm Sunday, September 25th 10am to 4pm Crown Brew Coffee  will be here! Coloring  pages for kids, meet the alpacas, feel their fleece, see demonstrations, walk the ranch and experience Read more…