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Calendar of Events

Complete list of events and happenings in Illinois South.

Art & Theater

Experience the creativity, scope and beauty of our regional and local artists and performers at area galleries, shows and theaters.

Family Fun

Enjoy these family-friendly attractions in Downstate Illinois! Attractions include petting zoos, zip lining, sailing and more.

History & Culture

Downstate Illinois is full of a rich history including the National Road, Kaskaskia-Cahokia trail and more. Discover the history of the region here!

Just For Kids

Discover the unique things each community, small or large, has to offer!

Outdoor Recreation

Downstate Illinois has no shortage of biking and walking trails. Explore the great outdoors and our many outdoor attractions.

Trip Ideas

Downstate Illinois was made for road trips! With the help of our road trip itineraries, you can discover all that our 21 counties have to offer — from family fun to outdoor adventures and shopping sprees.

Wineries and Breweries

Relax at a winery, try the new brew at a microbrewery or pick up a bottle of freshly-made alcohol at one of our distilleries.


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