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What's Happening in ILLINOISouth August 1-7

What's Happening in ILLINOISouth August 1-7

Posted on 07/20/2022 by Emily Titsworth

Whether you’re looking for live music, a festival, marathon, or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, ILLINOISouth has something for everyone! Each week we highlight a few fun events within southwest, south central and southeast Illinois.  Our 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. For even more events, be sure to visit the ILLINOISouth Calendar of Events page here!

 

Continuing Events

Annual Healing Novena

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – Thursday, August 4, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.

A wonderful annual Healing Novena at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, all are welcome!

AIM Grand National Youth Trapshooting Championships

World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, IL

Friday, July 29, 2022 – Tuesday, August 2, 2022 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information on this event, please visit the website or Facebook page.

Marion County Agricultural Fair

Marion County Fairgrounds, Salem, IL

Friday, July 29, 2022 - Saturday, August 6, 2022 @ 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Visit the website to see a full schedule of events. 

Lawrence County Fair

Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Sumner, IL

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Friday, August 5, 2022 @ 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Fun for the entire family!

 

Tuesday

How Carlyle Really Got Its Name

Case-Halsead Library, Carlyle, IL

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Local historian Bob Hammel will present "How Carlyle Really Got Its Name - The Slade Family and the early history of Carlyle" at 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday

Prairie du Rocher Party in the Park

Prairie du Rocher Village Park, Prairie du Rocher, IL

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @ 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Come and bring your lawn chairs with you to enjoy the music and food in the Village of Prairie du Rocher. Food purchases begins at 6 p.m. and the music begins and 7 p.m. and usually runs until 8:30 p.m.

Grand American World Trapshooting Championships

World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, IL

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - Saturday, August 13, 2022 @ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spanning several days with more than 20 events shooters from all over the globe come to compete in hopes of claiming one of the available prestigious titles such as “Clay Target Champion."

 

Friday

Gateway Dulcimer Society Music Festival 

Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center, Fairview Heights, IL

Friday, August 5, 2022 - Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 8 a.m. - Noon

This festival centers around the traditional folk instrument. Featured are workshops, evening concerts, an open stage, vendors, raffles, the Big Blue Jam Tent, and continuous outdoor and indoor music. 

Mascoutah Homecoming 

Sheve Park, Mascoutah, IL

Friday, August 5, 2022 - Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

A 3-day event featuring music, food, drinks, carnival rides and games, truck pull, tractor pull, 4-H exhibit, car show, and more!

Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Musical

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

Friday, August 5, 2022 - Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Musical presented by Goshen Theatre Project As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score.

 

Saturday

White Squirrel Triathlon

Musgrove Park, Olney, IL 

Saturday, August 6, 2022 @ 7:30 a.m. - Noon

The Richland County Recreation Council is hosting this event. For more info, contact sam@shipamt.com Triathlon includes: 200 meter swim, 14.6 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. Individual awards across divisions. Every completer receives a participation medal.

Greenville Classic Car Cruise-In

Bond County Courthouse Square, Greenville, IL

Saturday, August 6, 2022 @ Noon

Celebrate charity by attending this unique experience!

Taste of Columbia

Historic Main Street, Columbia, IL

Saturday, August 6, 2022 @ 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Purchase a taste booklet and sample the best food and drinks Columbia has to offer. 

 

Sunday

Open Day at The Sainte Marie Foundation house & Museum

Saint Marie, IL

Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Experience history the first Sunday of each month.

 

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