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Whether you are looking for a festival, marathon, or something to bring the kids to, ILLINOISouth has something for everyone. Hosting over 900 events each year, we pride ourselves on providing information to all event attendees. SEARCH EVENTS

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ILLINOISouth is home to many restaurants with all ethnicities to enjoy. Check out our restaurants and see where you’ll grab a bite.

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You won’t be bored in ILLINOISouth. Whether you are staying a day or a week we have something fun for you.Gateway Motorsports Pontoon Beach  SEARCH LISTINGS

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Welcome to ILLINOISouth

ILLINOISouth Tourism covers more ground than any other Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in the State of Illinois. We represent 23 counties stretching from the Mississippi River east of St. Louis, MO to the Wabash River west of Vincennes, IN. We are both rural and urban, allowing guests to enjoy big city life and simple, country treasures – all at once!

Visitors come to our region for family friendly attractions, historic sites and outdoor recreational opportunities as well as the 900 yearly events we are home to. While you’re here, be sure to stay in one of our many hotels, lodges or quaint B&Bs. Visit the attractions, check out the shopping destinations, cozy wineries and great local cuisine. Your next adventure is in ILLINOISouth.

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From new attractions to the latest events, stay up-to-date with the most current information on the ILLINOISouth blog!!!

WINERIES

 

Wineries & Craft Breweries are bubbling up in our area. Find a luscious white, a bold red, or a hoppy pale ale…there’s something for every palate!

DINING

 

Our territory is home to a thriving culinary scene! Dine like a king at a modern hotspot, get a burger at one of our famous drive-ins, or anything in between.

ARTS & THEATRE

 

A trip to an art fair, a play in a historic theatre, hands on painting classes – whatever your creative inclinations, ILLINOISouth is all about the arts.

Events

 

Communities all around ILLINOISouth are gearing up for Spring & Summer events! Check out our calendar for information!

Happening this Week
  • Cheers for Chamber
    Friday, February 23, 2018
    KC Hall
    Newton
  • Old Town Market
    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    Downtown Belleville
    Belleville
  • In Search of St. Paul
    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
    Belleville
  • HamCo Food & Brew Fest
    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    Hamilton County
    McLeansboro
  • Home & Garden Show
    Friday, March 2, 2018
    Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
    Belleville
  • Old Town Market
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    Downtown Belleville
    Belleville
  • In Search of St. Paul
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
    Belleville
  • Wine & Food Festival
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    Eckert's Belleville Country Store & Farms
    Belleville
  • St. Paddy's Party hosted by Heartland Community Chorus
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    Lindendale Park Ballroom
    Highland
  • Old Town Market
    Saturday, March 10, 2018
    Downtown Belleville
    Belleville
  • Gun & Knife Show
    Saturday, March 10, 2018
    Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
    Belleville
  • In Search of St. Paul
    Saturday, March 10, 2018
    National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
    Belleville
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