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Civil War Weekend

Anna Art Center 125 W Davie St, Anna, IL

Friday night, Blue and Gray Dinner with The Kitchen at Lafayette catering.  Tickets $25. The events on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, are free (904) 625-1109

Maple Syrup Festival

Touch of Nature Environmental center 1206 Touch of Nature Road, Makanda, IL, United States

Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Touch of Nature. A family-fun event, 9am to 3pm. Learn the process of making maple syrup from the woods to the kitchen. Maple syrup demonstrations, interpretive hikes, blacksmith, hide tanning, silk embroidery, furniture making, and local artisans and vendors. A home-cooked pancake breakfast Read more…

Buffalo Day At Bison Bluff Farm

Bison Bluff 1565 Bethel Church Rd, Cobden, IL

This day is a great opportunity for those interested in seeing the animals to get a closer look at Bison Bluff Farms. It is also a great chance to purchase our bison meat and merchandise from our farm location. Again there is no admission fee, however donations are certainly appreciated! Read more…

Guided Hike

The River-to-River Trail Society will once again offer a schedule of guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest. All hikes are free and open to the public,  and typically average about four hours in length. Although the hikes vary in level of difficulty, all are intended for people Read more…

Paint & Sip Cocktail Party- Alto Pass

Havisham Bourbon, Brew & Spirits 260 Main Street, Alto Pass, IL, United States

Sip on your favorite cocktail while crafting your favorite door decor! We have partnered up with Angi's A-Doorables for a very special Paint and Sip Cocktail Party! Join us for the best Sunday Funday with your gals, have some fantastically crafted cocktails and enjoy our beautiful Bourbon Bar experience! Light Read more…

Guided Hike

The River-to-River Trail Society offers free guided hikes in and about the Shawnee National Forest for Spring, 2023. All hikes are open to the public free of charge.  These hikes are of at least moderate difficulty, and are intended for people in good health who have done some hiking. Boots Read more…

Spring Wildflower Walks

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

Trillium Trail in Giant City is one of the best spring wildflower trails in southern Illinois. Join the Natural Resources Coordinator as we meander through the spring woods and take a closer look at these petite beauties. Please register in advance by calling 618-457-4836. This is a moderately difficult two-mile Read more…

Murphysboro Illinois Cruise Nights

First Saturday of each month April thru September from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Parking begins at Courthouse and goes West to 13th St Murphysboro, IL.  (618) 319-2592

Paint & Sip at Blue Sky Vineyard

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

Explore Blue Sky's tuscan atmosphere and beautiful scenery. This marvelous location is ideal for a relaxaing afternoon of painting & enjoying quality time with friends. No need to bring any materials or prior art-skills. We simply ask for you to come with an open mind and to be ready to Read more…