ALL EVENTS

Magpie Market Days Fall Vintage Market

September 25 - 27, 2020 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Magpie Market House
ADDRESS: 1300 East Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 767-5341
Visit SI Facebook

Annual Magpie Market Days! Come shop from over 80 booths from all over the country. We will have the best in vintage items, architectural salvage, handmade, mobile boutiques, food trucks & MORE!!

Live music all three days!

$10 entry Friday (3 day pass)
$5 entry Saturday (2 day pass)
$5 entry Sunday (1 day pass)
*Portion of ALL ticket sales will go to a local animal rescue!

Opening weekend for Upick Pumpkins, Hayrides and Kids Area!

September 26, 2020 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Patch
ADDRESS: 14656 Pittsburg Rd, Marion, IL 62959
Visit SI Facebook

Our Opening weekend for upick pumpkins, hayrides and our kids area begins Sept 26 at 10am!
We will have our upick field open and ready for picking! We have all sorts of colors and sizes of pumpkins! Use one of our wagons or feel free to bring your own! Prices go by weight .35$ per lb and nothing will ever be over $10 no matter how big!
Our one of a kind hayride is 25 mins long in the woods! We have a scavenger hunt for the kiddos that they absolutely love! Hayrides are $4 a person, under 2yrs is free!
The kids area is filled with lots of great things to do. We have a one of a kind play barn and play tractor along with tricycle races, duck races, sand pit, goat play ground and lots more! Kids area is free for adults. $3 for kids and free for children under 2!
We can't wait to see you!
Saturdays 10-6
Sundays 1-6
We will be open until the end of October

Carr & Tejada

September 26, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
Visit SI Facebook

Bill Carr and Dan Tejada are an acoustic guitar duo playing original songs that draw from the roots of today's Americana revival

Cat Daddy O'

September 26, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: www.honkerhillwinery.com
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
Visit SI Facebook

Cat Daddy O' will be playing on the patio. Drink specials and lots of fun!

Tia Ja' & Gordon

September 26, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Desperado's
ADDRESS: 14960 Rt 37, Johnston City, IL 62951
Visit SI Facebook

A duo providing a musical journey covering a variety of genre's. Primarily country of various decades and various artists. With a few surprise song choices along the way. Our show and song selections are focused on fun and audience interaction.

Garrett Burris

September 26, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
Visit SI Facebook

Garrett Burris uses his boundless energy to not only create original music about the people, places, and stories of rural Illinois, but also to create and contribute regularly to the thriving music festival scene in Southern Illinois.

The Phonics at PA

September 26, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
Visit SI Facebook

Southern Illinois premier Soul, Motown, Jazz, and Funk Band! We are so excited to have The Phonics grace our outdoor pavilion. $5 COVER CHARGE

Matt Basler & Friends!

September 26, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Teddy's Sports Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 118 E Walnut St,, Herrin, IL 62948
Visit SI Facebook

Matt and several of his friends will be performing solo gigs this night at Teddy's! Come out and support local musicians!

Last Call Band

September 26, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Rd, Marion, IL 62959
Visit SI Facebook

Join us for live music by Last Call Band! Classic rock, oldies, and country from 8-11pm!

Isaac Bloodworth Live

September 26, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Chevie's Lounge
ADDRESS: 913 W. Monroe, Herrin, IL 62948
Visit SI Facebook

Welcoming back one of our local favorites, Isaac Bloodworth for some fantastic music, served with all your favorite drinks of course!

Edwin Linson Live 50s/60s Music

September 27, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Rd, Marion, IL 62959
Visit SI Facebook

Antique & unique vehicles are welcome!
Bloody Mary Bar 12-3 pm
No Cover Charge
Edwin Linson 1-4 pm

Cruise-In

September 27, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.facebook.com/events/618930192262506/
PHONE: (618) 694-2084
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

Join us for an afternoon of antique and unique vehicles, music and lots of fun. No Cover Charge! Bloody Mary bar from noon to 3pm. 50's and 60's music begins at 1 by Edwin Linson. Sinisi's Trolley Express Food Truck will be onsite and T-shirt giveaways will be held every hour.

Big Daddy Weave

September 30, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook

Big Daddy Weave is coming back AGAIN!
Mark your calendars!

Leaps and Bounds Kidsignment

October 1 - 3, 2020 | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://kidsignmentexpo.com/Index.html
PHONE: (618) 524-1522
EMAIL: cheryl@kidsignmentexpo.com
Visit SI Facebook

This semi-annual seasonal sales event offers great clothing for your children at a low cost. At our kidsignment sales, you can buy and sell gently worn children's clothing, toys, baby beds, maternity clothes, shoes, boots, children's furniture, games, and much more!

Thursday, October 1: 10am - 7pm
Friday, October 2: 10am - 7pm
Saturday, October 3: 8am - 11:30am

The Hauntings at Chittyville

October 1 - 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Chittyville School
ADDRESS: 401 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.chittyville.com/
TICKETS: https://www.chittyville.com/tickets
PHONE: (618) 942-6111
EMAIL: chittyvillehaunt@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

One of the biggest and best Haunted Houses in Southern Illinois! Open weekends in October. Escape Rooms are open Tuesday-Sunday year-round.

The School - GA: $15, Children 10 and under: $10
The Lair - GA: $15, Children 10 and under: $10 *** weather permitting due to being an outside haunt
Combo - GA: $25, Children 10 and under: $20

Group prices available for 15 or more. Reservations required. Must be made at least 24 hours before attending. Management reserves the right to deny discount. Speed pass line available at an additional $5 per person.

Blues Junk & Primitives Fall Gathering

October 3 - 4, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ADDRESS: 409 Camore Street , Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 922-1130
Visit SI Facebook

This event will host over 75 booths filled with handmade, salvage, antique, and primitive items. If your looking for "Cool junk," you will find it here. This event is held in the spring and fall of each year.

Junkfest & Craft Fair

October 10 - 11, 2020 | 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Pickers Outlet Mall
ADDRESS: 9764 Herrin Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-5151
EMAIL: mur_man@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

Two day Junkfest and Craft Fair at Pickers Outlet Mall. There will be music and food for sale. For more information contact Pickers Outlet Mall directly.

Honker Hill Winery Chili Cook-off

October 10, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: http://www.honkerhillwinery.com/event-calendar
PHONE: (618) 549-5517

Ready or not... Fall is right around the corner and so is our 5th Annual Chili Cookoff! This is a FREE event with awesome entertainment throughout the day, featuring the Tucker Kuhnert.

Entries will be 2pm-4pm with the judging at 4pm. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chilis. Get your recipe ready and we'll see you at the winery! FREE Food while supplies last.

Pack Ratz Infest PA Marina

October 10 - 11, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.facebook.com/events/601470683805139/
PHONE: (618) 694-2084
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

Time to part with The Ratz & rock out to the best of the 80's rock artists such as Motley Crue, AC/DC, Poison, and the Scorpions! $5 Cover Charge.

Veterans On Parade

October 17, 2020 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Marion
PHONE: (618) 967-9415
Visit SI Facebook

This annual parade of veterans will make it's way through Marion, IL to honor those who are or have served. Call directly for more information.

Naas Brothers

October 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: www.honkerhillwinery.com
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
Visit SI Facebook

The Naas Brothers will play at Honker Hill Winery on Sunday from Noon-3pm.

Pumpkin Plunge

October 17, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WHERE: JALC Logan Fitness
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/loganfitness
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: loganfitness@jalc.edu
Visit SI Facebook

Join us for the Annual Pumpkin Plunge open to all ages! Featuring a floating pumpkin patch, pick-your-pumpkin, pumpkin painting, haunted 5K trail run, costume contest, and hot cocoa!

3pm-5pm Pumpkin Plunge and Painting
5:30pm 5K Haunted Trail Fun Run Race Time

Registration:TBA
Price: $5 per pumpkin plunger
$20 per person 5K haunted trail run registration
$25 for both

Children 10 years and younger no charge for trail run. Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool by an adult 18 years or older. Parents/Guardians must be present during the entire event. *Proper swim attire for the pool.*

This event sponsors a current John A. Logan Student Scholarship! October 1st deadline to register for the trail run and receive a guaranteed T-shirt.

Giovanni Jones Band

October 17, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: www.honkerhillwinery.com
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
Visit SI Facebook

Giovanni Jones Band will be playing at the winery. Come grab some drinks and listen to some great music.

Joe Nichols

October 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

With hits like "Yeah", "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off", "Brokenheartsville" ,and "Sunny and 75' you don't want to miss Joe Nichols!

As Joe Nichols began work on a brand new batch of old-school country music, he found himself looking back for inspiration. Back to his early career, back to true friends and the simple perfection of pure country music... back to things that never get old.
"Full circle is the term I would use," the Arkansas native says about his new project, fittingly titled Never Gets Old. "The whole theme of the record is 'Let's get back to where it all began for me. Let's get back to where my passion for music began."
From 2002's Man With a Memory on, Nichols harnessed that passion as a steady hit maker, racking up six Number Ones and eight Top 10s, including chart-topping modern classics like "Brokenheartsville" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." He's a four-time Grammy nominee, an ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winner, and his last album offering, Crickets, kept the success going, sending both "Yeah" and "Sunny and 75" to Platinum-certified Number One status.
But then four years went by - the longest span between releases of his career - as Nichols dug in to reconnect with his calling. In Never Gets Old, he's done just that.
"Instead of us making something that's built for instant success, the idea was 'Let's make something we're gonna be proud of 30 years from now," Nichols explains. "I'm thinking less about what will work, and more about what I love."

Marion Pumpkin Glow and Stroll

October 23 - 24, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Heartland Regional Medical Center
ADDRESS: 3333 West DeYoung Street, Marion, IL 62959
Visit SI Facebook

This pre-Halloween display of 500 carved and illuminated pumpkins will line the walking path around the pond behind HRMC. Halloween inflatables, tasty Fall foods and warm beverages will be available. FREE Admission!

Rocky Horror Show LIVE

October 30 - 31, 2020 | 11:59 pm - 2:00 am
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/rocky-horror19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-horror-show-live-halloween-tickets-71074861825
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Show Dates: October 30TH AND 31ST at 7pm and Midnight.

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiance, Janet Weiss -a wholesome, well-behaved, pleasant, utterly normal young couple in love -innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night-out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter, an alien transvestite scientist with an insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank 'N' Furter's cohorts are swept up into the scientist's latest experiment, which consists of blonde hair and a tan! The night's misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they've known about themselves, each other, love and lust.

A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock'n'roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget. *For MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY*

Pumpkins in the Park

October 31, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Park District
ADDRESS: 1010 North 5th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-1844
Visit SI Facebook

Join us for the annual Pumpkins in the Park! This Free community event will have lots of treats for the trick-or-treaters, inflatable slide, costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, entertainment, Free corndogs and drinks, movie, Free popcorn and more!

Carterville Pumpkin Path

October 31, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/events/pumpkin-path/
PHONE: (618) 985-2252
EMAIL: online@visitcarterville.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter

One of the biggest events in downtown Carterville is the Annual Pumpkin Path. Sponsored by the Carterville Chamber of Commerce, the Pumpkin Path is a huge success each year. Nearly all of the businesses in Carterville participate by opening their doors to the hundreds of "Trick or Treaters" in search of candy.

The Downtown streets are blocked off in the evening to allow children to go door-to-door at the downtown businesses. Many businesses decorate as a specific theme or create a spooky environment for the trick-or-treaters. All of this is free of charge to all parents and children and provides a safe environment for them to enjoy the evening.

O'Charley's 5K On The Runway

November 6, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois
ADDRESS: 10400 Terminal Drive, Marion , IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runtosucceed.com/honorflight5k/
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/HonorFlight5K
PHONE: (618) 993-3353
EMAIL: support@veteranshonorflight.org
Visit SI Facebook

Join us on the Veterans Airport Runway for a 5K (3.1 mile) race under the lights! Race begins at 9pm, runners and walkers welcome.

Southern Illinois Chili Cook-off

November 7, 2020 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks Club
ADDRESS: 204 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 969-8800
EMAIL: sichilicookoff@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Does your chili recipe have what it takes to win a cook off? This fun event hosted by the Marion Elks Club and sponsored by local businesses to raise funds for local charities is one you don't want to miss! Enjoy chili, bloody mary's, bags tournaments, and so much more!

WOD for Warriors

November 11, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WHERE: The HUB Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thehubmarion.com/event/veterans-day-2019/2019-11-11/
TICKETS: https://www.teamrwb.org/event/wod-for-warriors-the-hub/
PHONE: (618) 997-2482
EMAIL: john.okerson@teamrwb.org
Visit SI Facebook

Join The HUB and Team RWB at 12pm as they unite and complete the scaled version of the WOD for Warriors challenge alongside hundreds of gyms across the nation! Team RWB will also be rucking the block around The HUB Recreation Center at 12am until 11am on Veterans Day. Sign-up to carry the flag and ruck for those who put their lives on the line for our country.

Veterans with proof of service and their immediate family are invited to join and/or enjoy the rest of the amenities our facility has to offer at no charge on Veterans Day.

The Hillbenders Present WhoGrass

November 12, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.hillbenders.com/Tour
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hillbenders-present-whograss-tickets-76055294433
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

A chronological journey of The Who's legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who's TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest bands.

From the early hits all the way through The Who's discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend's solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along!

AutumnFest Arts and Crafts Show

November 14 - 15, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/activities/autumnfest-arts-crafts-show
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: autumnfest@jalc.edu

The 44th Annual AutumnFest is a juried event with over 120 exhibitors of handcrafted arts, crafts and specialty foods. It is held on the second full weekend of each November. Attendance is approximately 8,000.

Saturday, November 9th: 9am-4pm
Sunday, November 10th: 10am-4pm

Application Deadline: July 31st
Waiting List: Apply August 1st - October 31st

Lion King Jr.

November 20 - 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lion-king-jr-tickets-92210432887
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook

Artstarts presents Disney's Lion King, Jr! Disney's The Lion King has long captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. Artstarts is bringing the African savanna to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Tickets $15. Doors open at 6pm.

Holiday Extravaganza

November 21, 2020 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.thepavilionevents.com/about/events/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657

In Honor of National Small Independent Business Owner Day, it's the Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza! Over 30 local vendors will be on-site for your one stop shopping needs. There will be Door Prizes throughout the day, Face Painting for the kids, and Gift Basket Raffles with 100% of the proceeds going to the Williamson County Shriners Club to help with Operation Santa Claus.

For more information, contact Carolyn Taylor at (618) 658-0445.

Hometown Christmas

November 28, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
ADDRESS: 100 East Broadway Boulevard, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-6651
EMAIL: ars528@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, community comes together to ring-in the holiday cheer. Hometown Christmas features pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch comes down to enjoy cookie decorating, coloring contest, treats and warm drinks. There'll be a bell choir, JC school dancers, vendor booths and memory angel tree. At 5pm, we light the tree to close the event.

Christmas in Carterville

December 4, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Carterville
ADDRESS: Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/events/christmas-in-carterville/
PHONE: (618) 985-2252
Visit SI Facebook

Join us Friday, December 4th for "A Christmas to Remember" from 6pm-9pm. Enjoy a night of family fun and plenty of Christmas spirit right in Downtown Carterville!

*FREE cookies, hot chocolate and cider
*Visits with SANTA and letters for Santa, too
*Cards to Soldiers and Veterans
*Carriage Rides (look for some changes on tickets this year)
*Tree lighting ceremony
*Live Music
*Vendor Market and downtown shops
*Live Nativity Scene
*Food Truck Alley
Plus more of your favorites and some new things!

Make sure to click "GOING" and like our Facebook page so you can stay up-to-date on all the happenings leading up to Christmas in Carterville!

Rain Date:tbd

Christmas Stroll

December 6, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Harrison-Bruce Historical Village
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/facilities/the-harrison-bruce-historical-village
PHONE: (618) 985-3741
EMAIL: facilities@jalc.edu
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Join costumed villagers for a Yuletide walk through Southern Illinois in the 1800s. Festive music, sweet treats, heirloom seed packets from the village gardens, local farmers displaying their wares, children's crafts, and a visit from Saint Nicholas complete this journey through history.

The Stroll is free and open to the public.

The Deplorables

December 31, 2020 - January 1, 2021 | 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Just One More
ADDRESS: 1303 Enterprise Way, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-9687
Visit SI Facebook

Join The Deplorables for the biggest party of the year at JOM

Polar Bear Ride with Black Diamond

January 1, 2021 | 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond Harley-Davidson
ADDRESS: 2400 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-4577
EMAIL: info@blackdiamondhd.com
Visit SI Facebook

Join us for the first ride of the year! The Polar Bear ride is a tradition among Motorcycle riders. We begin the New Year the best way we know how...With a ride! Meet at the dealership at 10:30am and kickstands up at 11:30am. Free Breakfast, Giveaways and more! More info to come. ALL MOTORCYCLES and VEHICLES WELCOME!

Ever After Bridal Fair

January 10, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://everafterbridalfair.wordpress.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657

Buy a dress, pick out flowers, and find a photographer all in one place with over 100+ vendors to choose from- all under one roof!

Meet vendors, sample the services, and potentially even find your dream dress during the fashion show. Fashion Show begins at 3pm with the Cake Eating Contest brought to you by Diamond Designs and Marks Bakery directly afterwards. Presented by River Radio and Joyce's Boutique & The Pageant Room.

Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala

January 23, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/about/events/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657

Don't miss the premier social event of Southern Illinois, the Annual Red Carpet Gala presented by Heartland Regional Medical Center. Individual Tickets are $100 each, at table of 8 is $650 and table of 12 is $900.

Kidsignment Expo

March 4 - 6, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.kidsignmentexpo.com/
PHONE: (618) 524-1522
EMAIL: cheryl@leapsandboundskidsignments.com
Visit SI Facebook

Semi-Annual Kids Consignment Sale. Buy and sell your child's gently used/new items at a fraction of the cost of retail.

Buddy Guy

March 4, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

SEVEN TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER
BUDDY GUY
ALSO FEATURING PERFORMANCE BY TOM HAMBRIDGE
Brought to you by Cody Dunbar and MCCC
In Cooperation with 100.7 KGMO
At age 82, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Kegan Johns Memorial 5K/10K

March 7, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Sports Complex
ADDRESS: 1606 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.runtosucceed.com
TICKETS: https://runtosucceed.com/keganjohnsmemorial5k/?fbclid=IwAR2XSnBJLCktoB6p1t0RfFSMx0DSn8sCK6D9ewfFvBdTGpnHCjEy7q0ZLYk
PHONE: (618) 998-9898

Set your calendar for March 7, 2021 for the annual event! Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days. Keeping yourself and others safe! We can all make a difference! Race entry includes a t-shirt. There is an option to change to a hoodie.

Shamrock Hot Chocolate 5K

March 14, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: RTS Sports
ADDRESS: 702 North Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runtosucceed.com/shamrockhotchocolate5k/
PHONE: (618) 998-9007
EMAIL: info@runtosucceed.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Instagram

Kick off St. Patrick's Day weekend with a 5K and help support the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. There will be multiple flavors of hot chocolate as well as other chocolate treats post race!

Larry, Steve and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers

March 14, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

The Gatlin Brothers are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have dazzled audiences for more than 60 years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy for Best Country Song ("Broken Lady"), three ACM awards for Single of the Year ("All the Gold in California") Album of the year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, along with five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single, Album and Male Vocalist of the Year. The brothers have accumulated 7 #1 singles, 32 top 40, 22 Studio Albums and 5 BMI "Million-Air" Awards. Larry ranks 4th as Solo Writer's with the most self-penned top 40 Billboard Hits! His massive song catalog has been recorded by the Who's Who of entertainers, including Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Sir Tom Jones, Dottie West, Charlie Rich, Johnny Mathis and dozens of others, securing his legacy as one of BMI's top solo songwriters of all time.

For more than 62 years now, the Gatlin Brothers have entertained audiences in some of the world's largest venues and from some of the most iconic stages, including the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, the People's Choice Awards, the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Oprah, Barbara Mandrell Show and their own variety special on ABC - "Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers."

In 1976, the Gatlin Brothers were on the fast track, thanks to the chart-topping success of the Grammy Award-winning single "Broken Lady". The hits continued throughout the decade with their signature song "All the Gold In California' followed by "Houston (Means I'm One Step Closer To You)." The next decade brought number one hits with "I Don't Wanna Cry", "I Just Wish You Were Someone To Love," "Statues Without Hearts," "Love Is Just A Game", and "Night Time Magic."

Truthseekers Homecoming

March 18 - 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/truthseekers-homecoming-march-19-21/
TICKETS: http://truthseekershomecoming.com/tickets
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Join us at the Marion Civic Center for the Truthseekers Homecoming!

CANCELLED - Southern Illinois Wellness Expo

March 20, 2021 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.southernillinoiswellness.com/
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: info@southernillinoiswellness.com
Visit SI Facebook

This Expo teaches visitors about the health issues that affect day-to-day life and hopes to encourage happier and healthier lifestyles. Tickets are $10 for adults, and children 17 and under are free. There are a variety of health screenings, exhibits, and breakout sessions.

Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show

April 10 - 11, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.siesclub.org/calendar
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: info@thepavilionevents.com
Visit SI Facebook

The Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show is back and is presented by the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club.

Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Admission: Adults $2, Children 18 and under Free. Dealers, exhibits of rocks, minerals, gems, jewelry and artifacts. Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum. Working demonstrations. Silent auctions, fluorescent light shows, door prizes and lots of kids activities.

River-to-River Relay

April 17, 2021 | 6:15 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Shawnee National Foreset
ADDRESS: Mississippi and Ohio Rivers - Southern, IL
WEBSITE: http://rrr.olm.net/index.html
EMAIL: brad@r2rrelay.com
Visit SI Facebook

The River-to-River (R2R) race is a popular, annual 80-mile relay race held in Southern Illinois in mid-April. 240 eight-member teams from around the country compete. The 8 members of each team run 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles while maintaining a specific order.

The course starts near the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, IL and proceeds over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-lane highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River.

Ben and Noel Haggard- A Tribute to Merle Haggard

April 17, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Merle Haggard is considered the Greatest Country musician to ever live and on April 17th his sons Ben and Noel Haggard will be appearing at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center for a special tribute to their dad! Both recording artists in their own right, they have honored their father's legacy ever since Merle's passing. Ben was The Strangers' lead guitarist during the last eight years of Merle's life and a regular on Haggard's recordings.

20th Annual Hurricane Golf Scramble

May 7, 2021 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard Golf Club
ADDRESS: 901 West Grand, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 351-8317
EMAIL: josh.combs@firstsouthernbank.com
Visit SI Facebook

The Carterville Rotary club and Chamber of Commerce are joining together again for the Annual Golf Scramble on Friday, May 7th, 2021 at Crab Orchard Golf Club.

Paddle Fest

May 15, 2021 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 10257 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

Grab your paddle and register for Pyramid Acres Marina's 2nd Annual Paddle Fest! Bring your kayak, canoe, paddle board or pedal boat and enjoy a day of water sports with friends and family on beautiful Lake of Egypt. Over $800 in prizes were given away to last year's participants. Let's beat our registration total of 229 in 2021!

Cost is $25/adult, $20/child 12 and under. Anyone who registers after April 17, 2020 is not guaranteed a T-shirt. Team River Runner participants must register directly through pamarina2018@yahoo.com or mail registration form to: Paddle Fest, 340 Shawnee Meadows Lane - Anna, IL 62906.

HerrinFesta Italiana

May 25 - 31, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: HerrinFesta Italiana
ADDRESS: 3 S Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://www.herrinfesta.com
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/herrinfesta-2020-every-day-pass-tickets-96146269079?fbclid=IwAR3TuVn4ym41f1pReFMxFVfHMVtmPS93c9hBLm7-I6lI6w1exki3uqcSxSA
Visit SI Facebook

HerrinFesta Annual Memorial Day Weekend Festival: Italian Food, Family Fun, & Primo Entertainment

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant

June 14 - 19, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://missillinois.org
TICKETS: http://marionccc.com/missil2018/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: info@missillinois.org
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter

Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant 2021: The Official State Final For Miss America
Miss Illinois Preliminary competition also featuring competition by the Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen contestants.
June 18th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen Final Competition
June 19th, 7pm - Miss Illinois Final Competition

There are also special events at the Pavilion.

Grand Funk Railroad

July 24, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Grand Funk Railroad will bring their "Some kind of wonderful" tour to Marion Civic Center for the 2020 Will Rock for Food concert. Also on stage will be the Jeff Pritchett project. Tickets $40- $100 via eventbrite.

AKC Dog Show

August 7 - 8, 2021 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.craborchardkennelclub.com/
TICKETS: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: president@craborchardkennelclub.org
Visit SI Facebook

Crab Orchard Kennel Club's annual AKC Dog Show. There will be special clinics available by appointment, as well as vendors selling dog-related items and concessions.

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch

September 27 - October 31, 2021 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
ADDRESS: 15020 Pumpkin Patch Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: http://www.bandyspumpkinpatch.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-8676
Visit SI Facebook

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch has a wide variey of activities for the whole family to enjoy from the very unique and winding corn maze, group hayrides, picnic area and bonfire pit, as well as face painting for all children. Bandy's also has a vibrant selection of corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins, fall decorations and everything you need for that special holiday with the family. School and Church tours are available by appointment during the day. Call today and book your fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

Open daily from the 3rd Saturday of September through October 30th.