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Events in Southern Illinois

Whether you’re looking for a festival, marathon or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, ILLINOISouth has something for everyone. The region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing.

What are you waiting for? Explore our Event Calendar to find the perfect entertainment for you and your family during your visit.

Please use the color-coded map for reference.









Every Thursday Happy Hour at Hidden Lake Winery

January 27, 2022 - January 27, 2023
Hidden Lake Winery
Aviston, IL

Every Friday Open Mic Night with Brad Noe

January 28, 2022 - January 27, 2023
Hidden Lake Winery
Aviston, IL

Every Sunday Brunch with Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar

January 30, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Hidden Lake Winery
Aviston, IL

Couch to 5k

October 4, 2022 - December 1, 2022
Football Field at Southwestern IL Justice & Workforce Development Campus
Belleville, IL

Downtown Belleville Live Music Row

November 9, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

WonderLight's Christmas

November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
World Wide Technology Raceway
Madison, IL

Lebanon's Winter Wonderland of Lights

November 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Horner Park
Lebanon, IL

Way of Lights

November 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL

The Lights ~ An Exhibition of Holiday Magic!

November 19, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Mount Vernon, IL

Gingerbread Walk Display

November 23, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Fantasy of Lights

November 23, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Centralia Foundation Park
Centralia, IL

Jingle Hike Challenge 2022!

November 24, 2022 - January 1, 2023
HeartLands Conservancy
Belleville, IL

Marshall Festival of Lights

November 24, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Clark County Fairgrounds
Marshall, IL

Olney Christmas Light Display

November 24, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Olney City Park
Olney, IL

Du Quoin Holiday Lights Fair

November 24, 2022 - December 30, 2022
Du Quoin State Fairgrounds
Du Quoin, IL

Santa on the Square - Belleville

November 25, 2022 - December 24, 2022
Belleville, IL

Newton Christmas Lights in the Park

November 25, 2022 - December 25, 2022
Peterson Park
Newton, IL

Culp Family Christmas Lights

November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Willow Hill
Willow Hill, IL

Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Christmas Display

November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022
American Farm Heritage Museum
Greenville, IL

Christmas Lights in Carlyle City Park

November 25, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Carlyle City Park
Carlyle, IL

Santa on the Square - Highland

November 26, 2022 - December 23, 2022
Downtown Highland
Highland, IL

Carmi's Christmas Lights of Hope

November 26, 2022 - December 31, 2022
White County Fairground
Carmi, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 1, 2022 - December 4, 2022
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Festival of Trees

December 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Merchants Park
Mt. Carmel, IL

Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll

December 2, 2022
Centralia, IL

2022 Mt. Carmel Christmas Uptown Festival

December 2, 2022
Mount Carmel, IL

Christmas on the River

December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022
Chester, IL

Coulterville Holiday Light Display

December 2, 2022 - December 18, 2022
Coulterville, IL

Vandalia Festival of Lights

December 2, 2022 - December 30, 2022
Rogier Park
Vandalia, IL

Columbia Designer Bag Bingo

December 2, 2022
Turner Hall
Columbia, IL

Community Christmas Carnival

December 2, 2022
Salem Community Center
Salem, IL

Vandalia Statehouse Gala

December 2, 2022
Vandalia Statehouse
Vandalia, IL

Candy Canes On Main

December 2, 2022 - December 3, 2022
Downtown Casey
Casey, IL

Inspecting Carol

December 2, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Avon Theater
Breese, IL

Soroptimist Club - Breakfast with Santa

December 3, 2022
Unity Baptist Church
Vandalia, IL

Gingerbread 5K Run/Walk

December 3, 2022
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Pictures with Santa Paw

December 3, 2022
The Print Shop Community Room
Carmi, IL

Gingerbread House Workshop

December 3, 2022 - December 4, 2022
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Okawville's Annual Christmas Stroll

December 3, 2022 - December 4, 2022
Okawville, IL

Jingle Jamboree at Ewing Garden Barn

December 3, 2022 - December 4, 2022
1003 S 6th Street, Marshall, IL 62441
Marshall, IL

Christmas in the Barn

December 3, 2022 - December 18, 2022
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo
Nashville, IL

Lebanon Christmas on Brick Street

December 3, 2022
Downtown Lebanon
Lebanon, IL

Santa Claus at the Edge

December 3, 2022
The Edge
Belleville, IL

Winter Wonderland

December 3, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Scheve Park
Mascoutah, IL

Pictures with Pups & Santa

December 3, 2022
Merchants Park
Mount Carmel, IL

Christmas on Broadway

December 3, 2022
100 Block of South Broadway
Salem, IL

Highland Holiday Tractor Parade

December 3, 2022
Highland
, IL

Christmas in the Heart of Charleston

December 3, 2022
Charleston Square
Charleston, IL

Bright Night Christmas Parade

December 3, 2022
Historic Main Street
Columbia, IL

Mt. Carmel Christmas Parade

December 3, 2022
Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel, IL

Columbia Turner Hall Christmas Social

December 3, 2022
Turner Hall
Columbia, IL

Movie Nights with Santa

December 3, 2022
Skyview Drive-In
Belleville, IL

50's Christmas Party

December 3, 2022
The Blaizer House & Museum
Belleville, IL

USAF Band of Mid-America presents "Spirit of the Season"

December 3, 2022
Belleville West High School
Belleville, IL

"Not a Creature was Stirring... Not Even a Moose"

December 3, 2022 - December 10, 2022
Centralia Cultural Society
Centralia, IL

La Fete de Noel

December 4, 2022
Prairie du Rocher, IL

Indiana Rail Road Santa Train

December 4, 2022
High School
Newton, IL

New Baden Winter Market

December 4, 2022
O.W. Billhartz Civic Center
New Baden, IL

Weihnachtsfest (German Christmas Festival)

December 4, 2022
St. James Parish Center
Millstadt, IL

Indiana Rail Road Santa Train

December 4, 2022
Oblong, IL

Old-Fashioned German Christmas

December 4, 2022
Maeystown, IL

Columbia Visit with Santa on Main Street

December 4, 2022
Historic Main Street
Columbia, IL

Indiana Rail Road Santa Train

December 4, 2022
Palestine, IL

Sights and Sounds of Christmas

December 5, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel, IL

Christmas Cookie Decorating Class

December 5, 2022
Highland Emporium LLC
Highland, IL

Mt. Carmel Santa House

December 7, 2022 - December 23, 2022
Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 8, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Holiday Craft Fairs

December 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

December 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Forever Vintage Christmas Market

December 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

3rd Annual Frosted Flick Fest

December 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Turner Hall Parking Lot
Columbia, IL

Albion's "Breakfast with Santa"

December 10, 2022
Albion Fire Station
Albion, IL

Downtown Belleville Cookie Stroll

December 10, 2022
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

Holiday Market Craft and Vendor Show

December 10, 2022
Waterloo, IL

Gingerbread House Workshop

December 10, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Columbia Visit with Santa at the Library

December 10, 2022
Columbia Library
Columbia, IL

Christmas in the Country

December 10, 2022 - December 24, 2022
The Country Lamb
Flora, IL

Lebanon Christmas on Brick Street

December 10, 2022
Downtown Lebanon
Lebanon, IL

“Music of the Mississippi Valley” played and sung by Shane Wagner

December 10, 2022
History Museum of Monroe County
Waterloo, IL

Vine Street Winter Market

December 10, 2022
O'Fallon Station
O'Fallon, IL

8th Annual Old Belleville Historical Luminary Walk

December 10, 2022
Old Belleville Historic District
Belleville, IL

Statehouse Candlelight Tours

December 10, 2022
Vandalia Statehouse
Vandalia, IL

O'Holy Night - Live Nativity

December 10, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Ditney Ridge Baptist Church
Norris City, IL

11th Annual Parade of Lights

December 10, 2022
Martinsville Fire Protection District
Martinsville, IL

Free Christmas Movie Vandalia

December 11, 2022
Starmax Cinemas
Vandalia, IL

Santa's Sunday Funday in Red Bud

December 11, 2022
Red Bud, IL

Candlelight House Tour

December 11, 2022
Belleville, IL

Christmas Pops Holiday Spectacular

December 11, 2022
Lincoln Theatre
Belleville, IL

The Glory of Christmas

December 11, 2022
St. Matthew United Methodist Church
Belleville, IL

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

December 11, 2022
St. Rose Fire Protection District
Breese, IL

Christmas Presence, featuring Terry Barber

December 14, 2022
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts
Lebanon, IL

Opening Day at Oh So Sweet Bakery & Cafe

December 15, 2022
Oh So Sweet Bakery & Cafe
Carlyle, IL

Belleville Christkindlmarkt (Market)

December 15, 2022 - December 23, 2022
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

December 15, 2022 - December 18, 2022
Belleville Public Square
Belleville, IL

Divas' Night Holiday Style

December 15, 2022
Downtown Belleville
Belleville, IL

USAF Band of Mid-America presents "Spirit of the Season"

December 16, 2022
Mascoutah High School
Mascoutah, IL

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 16, 2022 - December 18, 2022
Olney Central College Theater
Olney, IL

Gingerbread House Workshop

December 17, 2022 - December 18, 2022
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL

Holiday Flea Markets

December 17, 2022 - December 18, 2022
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

Lebanon Christmas on Brick Street

December 17, 2022
Downtown Lebanon
Lebanon, IL

Columbia Visit with Santa on Main Street

December 17, 2022
Historic Main Street
Columbia, IL

USAF Band of Mid-America presents "Spirit of the Season"

December 17, 2022
Mascoutah High School
Mascoutah, IL

Christmas Wonders Concert

December 18, 2022
St. Luke's Catholic Church
Belleville, IL

Gingerbread House Workshop

December 24, 2022
Belleville Eckert's
Belleville, IL



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