July 4th in #ILSouth!!!

Posted on 06/23/2015 by TheTourismBureau
independence day blog banner OOOOOOOOOOOH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAH! It’s time to celebrate Independence Day in ILLINOISouth. Beginning this weekend you can find everything from live music, to sandcastle contests, car shows to volleyball and washers tournaments. Runs, festivals and more will dot our region to celebrate the ultimate summer holiday…and, of course, don’t miss all the FIREWORKS!!! Read below, or visit our online calendar for information on what our different communities are doing! Jun. 27, 2015 4th of July Dam Jam & Fireworks Carlyle Lake Come enjoy a full day of live music, sandcastle building contest, volleyball tournament concluding with a wonderful fireworks display. The fireworks will be shot from point 1 and can be viewed by boat or shore in the Dam West and East Recreation Areas. Freedom Day Toledo Celebrate independence with corn dogs, Kitten Ball and lots of contests (pizza eating, Little Miss and Mister, etc.) fireworks, music and food. Jun. 27, 2015 - Jun. 28, 2015 West Salem 4th of July Celebration West Salem Town Wide Yard Sale, 5K Run/Walk, Raffle, and fireworks. Church service 10:00 a.m. on the Square, Firehouse Dinner at Noon Car Show - Registration 11:30 a.m., Awards 4:30 p.m. Jul. 1, 2015 Annual Carnival & 4th of July Celebration Fairview Park, Centralia The carnival will have entertainment, good games and fireworks. Patriotic event is held in the City's park. Jul. 1, 2015 - Jul. 5, 2015 Patriots in the Park Wilson Park, Granite City This event includes an auto show, carnival with food, live entertainment and rides. Don't miss the incredible fireworks display on the 4th! Fantastic 4th Weekend Market St., Mt. Carmel Mt. Carmel shows you how to celebrate the 4th with a weekend of family events. From the parade to the car show, you'll find lots of reasons to be in Mt. Carmel on this Independence Day Weekend! Jul. 2, 2015 - Jul. 4, 2015 4th of July Rt. 50, Steeleville Have fun with carnival rides, food, live music and beer stand. On July 4th, there will be craft stands before and after the parade, 3K Firecracker race at 9:00 a.m. and fireworks that evening. July 3 Blast Off Parade and Fireworks Albers The parade will line up at American Legion and begin at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Fireworks Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Fireworks Vandalia Lake Fireworks will start around 9:15 p.m. July 3 – 4 Gateway Grizzlies 4th of July Games GCS Ballpark, Sauget The games start at 6:35 p.m. with a great fireworks display at the end of the game. July 4 4th of July Alhambra Food & fireworks Carmi Lion's Club 8th Annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show White County Fairgrounds, Carmi The 8th Annual Carmi Lion's Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will also have tractors, lots of trophies, dash plaques and awards. There will also be a swap meet, craft vendors, food and drinks and fireworks after dark! 4th of July Bike Parade and Celebration Main Street & American Legion, Columbia Decorated bikes and creative patriotic costumes ride down historic Main Street to celebrate our country! Later in the day head up to the American Legion to participate in the washer and kloepper tournaments or just enjoy the music and refreshments while you wait for the amazing fireworks display at dusk! Picnic in the Park Dupo Community Park Bring the family and enjoy food, rides, games, live music, washers tournament and a large fireworks display. 4th of July Festival & Fireworks Flora Fireworks Display Glik Par, Highland Come early to enjoy food from various vendors and fun family activities. Liberty Bell of the West Patriotic Celebration 201 First St., Kaskaskia Come out to Kaskaskia and hear and see Patriotic music & tributes, ring bell for Liberty, French Marine Salute, traditional food available and tours. Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration Scheve Park, Mascoutah, IL A hometown celebration to encourage and strengthen the relationship between surrounding communities and the city. The event will have food and craft booths, softball and kickball tournaments, rides, kids' games, raffle, poker, artisans, music and fireworks. Fireworks Display Olney City Park Fireworks begin at dusk. 4th of July Fireworks Tri-Township Park, Troy

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