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2ND ANNUAL SKY VIEW DRIVE-IN SCAVENGER HUNT
4/5/19 - 9/8/19
Litchfield
Following the very successful first Sky View Scavenger Hunt last year, owners Mindy & Nick Pastrovich and Debbie & Mike Pastrovich are back with treasures and discounts for movies that will be hidden throughout the central to southern portions of Route 66. The Sky View Scavenger Hunt involves finding a limited-edition magnet that will be hidden at famous Route 66 locations. Once found, these magnets are to be turned in at the participating business for a special gift and two free tickets to any movie at the Sky View, including the popular Throwback Series of Sunday movies from April through September.
Life on the Titanic
4/13/19 - 10/31/19
Pontiac

On April 13, 2019, coinciding with the date of the ship's maiden voyage, come visit the opening of a Selle-Agner exhibit, "Life on the Titanic".  Presented to portray the life and times of the ship, its passengers, and the elegant Edwardian Age. The items on display are contemporaries of those that sank on the famed ship as well as items from the rescued ship.

Litchfield Pickers Market
4/14/19 - 10/13/19
Litchfield

The Litchfield Pickers Market will return, for its fifth year, every second Sunday of the month from April to October, with the exact 2019 market dates being: April 14, May 12, June 9, July14, August 11, September 8, and October 13. Mark your calendar NOW and plan to visit downtown Litchfield, Illinois between 9 AM to 3 PM. This year is going to be a great one!

Giant Lincoln Sculpture Coming to Springfield
5/22/19 - 9/20/20
Springfield
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the City of Springfield will host the exhibition of American realist Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture, beginning with a spectacular installation process on May 22. A crane will lift the two figures, Lincoln and his companion, high into the air before they are set in place and affixed on their base Wednesday. This monumental-scale piece is the enlarged version of Johnson’s original work of art commissioned for Gettysburg Plaza in Pennsylvania. The life-scale sculpture stands near the historic Wills House in Gettysburg and depicts President Lincoln gesturing with his famous hat to the bedroom in the Wills House where he finished writing the Gettysburg Address before delivering the speech at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery, Nov. 19, 1863. Beside him stands a “modern man” representing all of us. He holds a gigantic bronze copy of the address in his hands, indicating that these words are as valid to our contemporary life as they were in Lincoln’s time.
DSI/Levitt Amp Springfield Music Series
5/30/19 - 8/1/19
Springfield
Springfield was named on 12/18/18 as one of 15 cities to receive a $25,000 grant to put on a summer concert series. The Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation announced Springfield was one of 15 grant recipients. The money will be used in Springfield this summer to stage concerts on downtown’s North Mansion Block, also known as a YWCA block (4th St & Jackson). After a selection process, the bands have been announced.
In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II
6/6/19 - 1/12/20
Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – The new exhibit “In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II” opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

 

I Am Rt 66 Exhibit
6/29/19 - 8/31/19
Pontiac

We are excited to welcome a new temporary exhibit to the Pontiac Museum Complex! Opening June 29, "I Am Rt 66" is a project by Jim Livingston and Bob Lile showcasing the people found along Route 66. Participants are asked to answer three questions on a plain white sheet of paper; "I am," "I Regret," and "Before I die" before getting their portrait taken.
Zen in Full Spectrum
7/4/19 - 7/31/19
Pontiac

The July 2019 Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center will open in the Joe Bailey Gallery on Thursday, July 4 and will run through Wednesday, July 31. The Gallery Show is entitled ‘Zen in Full Spectrum’ and features the work of artist Lauren Ganther.

Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66
7/19/19 - 7/21/19
Bloomington-Normal


The Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 has grown in interest and attendance since the Route 66 theme was added to the festival in 2017. The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is expanding its role in the festival this year, announcing a symposium exploring the fascination that Abraham Lincoln had with William Shakespeare’s writings.

Plainfield Fest 2019
7/19/19 - 7/21/19
Right in the heart of our Historic Downtown - Entertainment, Food, Crafters, Vendors, Beer Tent & Carnival - Fun for all ages !!
ELKHART HISTORICAL SOCIETY’s Friday July 19th 2019 Dinner Lecture
7/19/19
Elkhart
On Friday July 19, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., a good friend of the Elkhart Historical Society will add additional findings on her research of the Gillett family.  Marcy Brooks, who many will remember from her previous talk on the Gillett daughters, will bring new insights from her recent investigations into this fascinating family in her talk, “The Gillett Legacy”.  Brooks who is a familiar speaker, organist and vocalist at the Gillett chapel on the hill now lives in Tennessee where she is active in musical endeavors, writing and life coaching.  Come enjoy a close up look into a family whose patriarch, John Dean Gillett knew that education was the key to success
Abe Fest with BoDeans & Smithereens
7/19/19 - 7/20/19
Springfield
Downtown Springfield's newest music festival! Bringing a weekend of big-name live music including the BoDeans on Friday & The Smithereens on Saturday, and plenty of food and drink.

 


Welcome to Pontiac Cruise Night
7/20/19
Pontiac
Every 3rd Saturday in May, June, July and August in downtown Pontiac around the square. This year's dates are June 15, July 20, and August 17. The activities planned for this year's events include 
Face Painting (Zoo Lady), Dining & Shopping, 50/50 Raffles, DJ Music (Jeff's DJ Service), "New" Event T-Shirts, Cruise The Square, Hot Wheels racing, Best of Cruise Night Awards, and more! For more information, visit the Pontiac Cruise Night website.

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters w/Tom Irwin & The Hayburners
7/20/19
Springfield
Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters w/Tom Irwin & The Hayburners live at Boondocks July 20th!

In late 2017 and 2018, The Boxmasters had the honor to team up with legendary Engineer/Producer Geoff Emerick for an album that Geoff has called, “One of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on since The Beatles.”  The album “Speck” will be released on June 7th through KeenTone Records /Thirty Tigers.  Sadly, before “Speck” was formally released, Geoff passed away. 

Captain Geech & Shrimp Shack Shooters Village Park Amphitheater Series
7/25/19
Sherman

Come see Captain Geech & Shrimp Shack Shooters Village Park Amphitheater Series. Fun for the whole family! 

Logan Lanes 15th Annual Summer Bash
7/27/19
Saturday, July 27th 
Dressed to Kill KISS cover band on the lanes in full makeup
8pm-11pm
BAGS TOURNEY-bring your own partner $30 per team
check in 3:30 starts at 4pm DOUBLE ELIMINATION
Logan County Fair Concert
7/27/19 - 8/4/19
LOCASH at the 2019 Logan County Fair!  Catch the 2019 ACM Duo of the Year Nominee LIVE in Lincoln!  

Concert starts at 7:30pm

Tickets on sale:  Friday, April 26th 
Green Dodge Family Outdoor Movie
7/27/19
Sherman

Green Dodge Outdoor Family Movie (Movie TBA)

Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus & Ice Cream Social
7/28/19
Sherman

Free event, entertainment by Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus. Come out to hear the 

Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus and eat some ICE CREAM!! 

FUN! FOOD! & ENTERTAINMENT! 

Best Wishes to Mayor Bob
7/31/19
Pontiac
Known to many along the Mother Road as "the Mayor of Route 66" over the past ten years as he worked to increase tourism visits not only to Pontiac but all along Route 66, Pontiac's Mayor Bob Russell will be resigning from his position at the end of the month. 
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