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Dwight Harvest Days & Annual Basset Waddle
9/19/19 - 9/22/19
Dwight

Dwight's premiere annual event is a great time for the whole family. Enjoy pie baking and pie eating contests, hypnosis/magician, Jr. Karaoke contest, Live Country Music, Live Dixieland Band, All Star Jam Band, Hairbanger's Ball, car show, tractor show and hours of fun!
Collinsville Italian Fest
9/20/19
Carlinville
Channel your inner Italian during the two-day Italian Fest on the streets in Uptown Collinsville. Watch the fierce and messy competition of Grape Stomp, sit back and enjoy an Italian themed parade, put on your running shoes and take part in a 5K Run. And there's more: enjoy a  Bocce Ball Tournament, Miss and Mister Italian Fest Pageant, an Italian Film and Exhibit, live music and great Italian food, the festival offers great entertainment for the entire family.  Free admission. Free parking. 
GTOAA Regional All Pontiac Cruise & Show
9/21/19 - 9/22/19
Pontiac
Proceeds benefit the Pontiac-Oakland Museum, Celebrating 50 years of The Judge, Entertainment, Shows, Tour, Cruise, Fun & More.  Contact Mark Melrose 314-807-2520.
Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival
9/21/19 - 9/22/19
Lincoln

The Annual Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival will be held Saturday/Sunday September 21 & 22 at locations in Lincoln, Illinois, all of which are located on Historic Route 66 – Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, Postville Park, VFW and The Mill Museum. The event is a celebration of the pioneer days that influenced Abraham Lincoln’s early life, including his time as a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit.

Railsplitter Antique Car Club Cruise In at The Mill
9/21/19 - 9/22/19
Lincoln
The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club has teamed up with the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County and The Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival to host the Antique Car Cruise In. The event will take place Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Mill, 738 S. Washington St. in Lincoln. 
18th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival
9/27/19 - 9/29/19
Springfield

Over 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators will roll into the heart of Springfield's historic downtown September 27-29 for a weekend of family fun in the sun and non-stop live music and entertainment! Come celebrate the golden age of Route 66...the cars, the music, the food, the friends - all brought together along Illinois Route 66.

Cemetery Walk 25th Anniversary
10/5/19
Bloomington-Normal
Twenty-five years ago, the Museum, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and Illinois Voices Theatre—Echoes came together to solve a growing problem in our community—cemetery vandalism. Leaders at these entities realized that there was a great need in our community to educate the public, especially students, about the importance of preserving and respecting cemeteries as part of our collective history. Cemetery vandalism was a major problem, particularly in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery—Bloomington’s oldest cemetery. Thus began the Evergreen Cemetery Walk with its mission of preventing further vandalism and disrespect by teaching members of the community about the historical importance of cemeteries through the voices of the very people buried there. 
Cemetery Walk 25th Anniversary
10/5/19
Bloomington-Normal
Twenty-five years ago, the Museum, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and Illinois Voices Theatre—Echoes came together to solve a growing problem in our community—cemetery vandalism. Leaders at these entities realized that there was a great need in our community to educate the public, especially students, about the importance of preserving and respecting cemeteries as part of our collective history. Cemetery vandalism was a major problem, particularly in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery—Bloomington’s oldest cemetery. Thus began the Evergreen Cemetery Walk with its mission of preventing further vandalism and disrespect by teaching members of the community about the historical importance of cemeteries through the voices of the very people buried there. 
Cemetery Walk 25th Anniversary
10/6/19
Bloomington-Normal
Twenty-five years ago, the Museum, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and Illinois Voices Theatre—Echoes came together to solve a growing problem in our community—cemetery vandalism. Leaders at these entities realized that there was a great need in our community to educate the public, especially students, about the importance of preserving and respecting cemeteries as part of our collective history. Cemetery vandalism was a major problem, particularly in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery—Bloomington’s oldest cemetery. Thus began the Evergreen Cemetery Walk with its mission of preventing further vandalism and disrespect by teaching members of the community about the historical importance of cemeteries through the voices of the very people buried there. 
5th Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference
10/17/19 - 10/20/19
Bloomington-Normal
Mark your calendars! The fifth annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference will be held in Normal, Illinois, from October 17-20, 2019. The theme is the circus, as Bloomington-Normal was home to famous aerial acts, who sometimes traveled Route 66 with the circus. There will be other Route 66 sessions, and a car show on Sunday.
Joliet Public Library Annual Star Wars Day
6/6/20
Joliet
It's a galactic event of galactic proportions! There will be food, music, games, memorabilia and a parade! Star Wars artists, authors and exhibitors will all be there to celebrate this HUGE event in downtown Joliet!
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