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Guided Hike

The River-to-River Trail Society offers guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest. All hikes are free and open to the public, typically average about four hours in length. Although the hikes vary in level of difficulty, all are intended for people in good health who have done some Read more…

Oak Street Art Fair – Murphysboro

Oak Street Oak St & 16th St, Murphysboro, Illinois

16 local artists will be exhibiting at the Logan Gallery and the General John A. Logan Museum. Grand opening celebration for the Logan Gallery, 1618 Edith Street in Murphysboro. Open 10-5! https://www.facebook.com/oakstreetart

Glass Blowing at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

Curious about glassblowing? This event is for you! Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble with a blowpipe to form interesting shapes and pieces.

Merry Little Christmas Open House – Metropolis

The shops will be decorated for Christmas and friendly faces will be ready to help you find that perfect  , festive items for your home, or help you prepare for your upcoming holiday gatherings! Shop gifts, holiday decor,jewelry, art, antiques, framing, clothing, wines, baked goods, gift certificates and much more while Read more…

Pope County Deer Festival and Parade

Our quintessential hometown Deer Festival Parade is cause to line Golconda’s Main Street as themed floats, classic cars, fire trucks, and marching bands put on a show and throw out tons of candy to the kiddos lining downtown sidewalks. This is a small town treat you don’t want to miss! Held Read more…

Ferne Clyffe Guided Hikes

Hawk’s Cave Trail, Rebman Trail, and Big Rocky Hollow These are three favorite trails at Ferne Clyffe. Fortunately they all stem from the same parking lot. On these trails, which total approx 2.5 miles, we will see caves and waterfalls. Plan for some breathtaking views. These trails are rated as Read more…

What Snake is That?

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

It’s a Copperhead......or, is it? It may be chilly out but spring will be here before we know it! Join biologist John Palis as we get a jumpstart on warmer weather by learning how to identify our southern Illinois reptile friends. Registration is required.  618-457-4836

Harvest Paint & Sip at Blue Sky Vineyard

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

Happy Autumn! Enjoy an afternoon with friends at our Harvest Paint & Sip with Blue Sky Vineyard! 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 Read more…

$39

Dueling Pianos – Harrisburg

Southern Illinois Ax & Ale 35 S Vine St, Harrisburg, IL

Steve & Eric Dueling piano returns to Axe Ale for another great event.

Gum Drop Drive Holiday & Light Displays

Take a scenic drive or walk through the Anna city park.  Trees and light poles in the City park will be decorated with LED lights for the holiday season.  Everyone is invited to drive or walk through during this time to enjoy the display!

Holiday Bazaar at the Art Center

Anna Art Center 125 W Davie St, Anna, IL

Other Events at the Arts Center to bring in a crowd: 8 am 5K Reindeer Run/Walk, 8:45 am 1-Mile Run/Walk, 9 am Kids Fun Run, and 9 am to 3 pm - 4th-12th Grade Art Exhibit, Gingerbread Exhibit/Contest and Everyone is invited to make If you want to be a Read more…

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