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Women’s Conference at Blue Sky Vineyards

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

at the Tuscan Sun Event Pavilion    This conference is meant to support, encourage and inspire other women through speakers, networking and good old fashioned fun!  Union County Women in Business is hosting its 1st Annual Women’s Conference ! This conference, like the organization, is meant to empower and encourage women […]

Guided Trail Hike

. All hikes are open to the public free of charge. No reservations are required. These hikes are of at least moderate difficulty, and are intended for people in good health who have done some hiking. Boots or sturdy shoes and a walking stick are recommended for all hikes. Hikers […]

Oak Street Art Fair – Murphysboro

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

Local artists will be exhibiting at the Logan Gallery and the General John A. Logan Museum. The Logan Gallery, at 1618 Edith Street in Murphysboro. Open 10-5!

CarbondALE Brew Fest

Carbondale Main Street is partnering with Southern Illinois University Fermentation Science Institute and Southern Illinois Brewers for CarbondALE Brew Fest CarbondALE Brew Fest will be held in the Town Square Pavilion on Friday, May 6th rain or shine from 6pm-9pm with early entry for VIP and an after party at Read more…

Ride to the Sky – Bike Ride

Ride to the Sky Bike Ride benefiting St. Francis CARE. Join us for an organized bike ride with routes of approximately 22, 30, 37.5, 49 & 53 miles! The ride starts and ends a John A Logan college, Parking Lot A. Mass start at 9:00 a.m. (route closes at 2:00 Read more…

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…

Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail

A once a year shared pottery experience. Everyone is invited to spend some time exploring the Southern Illinois landscape and the diverse group of potters that make this area home. Each potter will be available for answering questions and of course, showing their work. Some potters will have studio tours, Read more…

Cairo Magnolia Celebration – Cairo

Magnolia Manor 2700 Washinton Ave, Cairo, IL

Held on the grounds of the treasured Magnolia Manor, this annual spring fundraiser includes special guests, food, entertainment, and tours of the city’s most beloved historical buildings. This is a truly unique hometown experience that bridges yesterday with today! All profits raised from this rain-or-shine event go towards the preservation Read more…


York’s Mother Living History Program

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

Join Marlene Rivero, a local first-person heritage interpreter and storyteller, as she reenacts “Eyes on Rose, an African-American enslaved mother” tells, a compelling story about the Lewis & Clark Voyage of Discovery. Marlene will bring Rose to life as she tells the story of York, through a series of letters Read more…


Nature Connection 101:Spring Re-Boot!

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

Join experienced nature connection guide Steve Gariepy for a personal spring Re-Boot program. We will focus on simple things we can do for ourselves to utilize our natural areas for personal relaxation, exploration, learning and growth. This program will take place on the new, accessible Post Oak Trail. Registration required. Read more…

Life on the Illinois Frontier at Saline Creek Pioneer Village

Saline Creek Pioneer Village 1600 South Feazel St, Harrisburg, IL

Come and experience living history as you tour authentic buildings and learn from reenactors. Southern Illinois history comes to life at “Life on the Illinois Frontier.”  Visit us and experience this rare location in S. IL that is home to many rare and interesting buildings and cabins, including: actives for Read more…

Paint & Sip at Alto Vineyards

Alto Vineyards 8515 Highway 127 N, Alto Pass, IL

Paint, sip and go on a mini-trip to Alto Vineyards for a refreshing experience. Singles , couples and friends are welcome! Join this event for some self love and self care or quality time with a loved one. A local artist will guide you through each step of a masterpiece Read more…