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Summer Guide calendar

ONGOING EVENTS

Wednesdays and Saturdays
Old Capitol Farmers Market

Adams Street between Fifth and Third streets.
8 a.m.-1 p.m. (544-1723)

Thursdays
Farmers Market on the Square

Taylorville. 2-6 p.m. (824-3555)

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Jacksonville Farmers Market

Lincoln Square, 901 West Morton, Jacksonville. 7 a.m.-noon. (245-7589) www.jaxfresh.org

Tuesdays and Saturdays
Uptown Farmers Market

Washington Park, Quincy. 7 a.m.-noon. (223-6525)

Tuesdays
Flag Retreat Ceremony

Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, Oak Ridge Cemetery. Members of the 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry-Reactivated recreates a Civil War flag retreat. Dusk (782-2717)

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Springfield Municipal Band

Douglas Park Bandshell. 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays
Artists on the Plaza

South side, Old Capitol Plaza. Local musicians, groups, perform. Noon-1 p.m. (753-3519)

JUNE

1-August 24 YNOT
Sacred Heart-Griffin West Campus. Summer Youth Camp. 1st grade-13 years old. (220-9668) www.ynotoutdoors.org

2 Wild About Reading
Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Dr. 6:30 p.m. (753-6217)

3 AmerenCilco Summer Serenade
Old State Capitol Plaza North on Washington between Fifth and Sixth streets. Al Hull and the Spectors Memories of Elvis. 7 p.m. (535-5228)

3-6 Illinois Arabian Inc. Horse Show
Coliseum, Illinois State Fairgrounds. (309-365-8685)

4-6, 9-13 Honk!
Springfield Muni Opera, 815 E. Lake Dr. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Family Night. Thursdays, Senior Night. (793-6864) www.themuni.org

4-6 Underground Railroad Symposium & Conference
Woodlawn Farm Underground Railroad Home and McGaw Fine Arts Center, Illinois College, Jacksonville. (800-593-5678) www.freedomtrails2legacies.org

4-6 Illinois Route 66 Motor Tour and Hall of Fame Banquet
Travels from Chain of Rocks Bridge to Hofman Tower on Route 66. (618-585-3081, 708-398-3823)

4-6 Virginia BBQ
On the square, Virginia. Rides, food, entertainment, raffle. The Hager Twins, 7 p.m. Saturday (452-3211) www.virginiabbq.net

4-6 Chicago Gospel Music Festival
More than 40 gospel artists and groups featured at Grant Park (312-744-3370)

5 Illinois Bird Fanciers Bird Fair and Show
Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (422-1616)

5 Edgar Lee Masters Day
Lewiston. Poetry contest, Spoon River Anthology readings. (309-547-3282)

5 Hamfest 2004
U of I Extension Building 30, Illinois State Fairgrounds. Sangamon Valley Radio Club. 6 a.m.-noon. (628-3697)

5 Hardee's JamFest
Nelson Center, Lincoln Park, North Fifth Street and Sangamon Avenue. Over 20 local bands on three stages, skateboarding, swimming, ice skating, karaoke, food.

5 Midsummer's Faire
Unitarian Universalist Church, 745 Woodside Rd. Renaissance festival with vendors, food, games, beer tent, and music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (585-9550)

5 Antique and Classic Automobile Show
Central Park Plaza, downtown Jacksonville. (245-7414)

5-6 Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, 4 miles west of Prairie Du Rocher. Midwest's largest gathering of 1700s-era soldiers. Period demonstrations, music, food. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (618-284-7230)

5-6 Intertribal Pow Wow
Kickapoo Grand Village, near LeRoy. One of the largest Native American events in Illinois. (309-378-4216) www.grandvillage.org

5-6 Friends Creek Bluegrass Festival
Friends Creek Regional Park, Argenta. (423-7708)

6 A Vision of Race Unity
Rotunda, Illinois State Capitol. Speakers, live music. Post rally reception at Capitol Visitors Center. 2 p.m. www.springfieldbahai.org

6 Frank Lloyd Wright Birthday Celebration
Dana-Thomas House. 12-4 p.m. (782-6776)

6-13 International Carillon Festival
Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, Washington Park. Carillonneurs from all over the world participate in a weeklong festival of bells, music and entertainment. (753-6219)

6-7 Carthage Strawberry Festival
Carthage. (357-3024)

7 Springfield Golf Classic
Benefits Moy Pulmonary Research Fund at SIU School of Medicine. (787-5864)

7-8 Summer Festival of Films
Thorne Deuel Auditorium, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Hour-long program for families. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (782-5993)

7-17 Cheerleading and Poms Camp
Springfield Dance, 5531 International Pkwy. (483-5028)

9-30 Summer Ballroom Dancing
Springfield Dance, 5531 International Pkwy. Triple time East Coast Swing and Foxtrot. (483-5028)

9-27 Hello, Dolly!
Sullivan, The Little Theatre on the Square. (888-261-9675, 728-7375) www.thelittletheatre.org

10-14 Illinois State Fair Society Horse Show
Illinois State Fairgrounds. (782-6661)

10-13 Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago. More than 70 artists on six stages. (312-744-3370)

10-13 Superman Celebration
Metropolis. Lou Ferrigno, Noel "Lois Lane" Neill, and Jerry "The King" Lawler among those attending. (800-949-5740)

11-12 Friends of Lincoln Library Book Sale
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (753-4900)

11-13 & 17-20 Quilters
Theater In The Park. Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. (800-710-9290) www.theatreinthepark.net

11-14 Illinois Free Fishing Days
Department of Natural Resources. Events throughout the state. (785-8955)

11-19 Little Shop of Horrors
Johnston Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln College, Lincoln. (735-7542)

12 Here Today Gone Tomorrow?
Discovery Room, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Super Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (782-6044)

12 Boot Stompin' Stories & Songs
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

12 Motorcycle "Dice Run"
Meet at American Legion Post # 32. Springfield Police Officers for the Illinois Humane and Special Olympics organizations. Noon sign-up, 12:30 p.m. start. (546-4453) Kellyman33@netzero.com

12 Ribbon Cutting and Public Grand Opening of Changes: Dynamic Illinois Environments
Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. New natural history hall downstairs. 10 a.m. (782-7386)

12 White Elephant and Book Sale
Sangamon County Genealogical Society, 2856 South Eleventh. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (529-0542)

12 Demolition Derby
Athens Community Park, Athens. Cars and pickup trucks. (636-8049)

12 Stone Ring Circle
Arlee Theater, 139 S. Main St., Mason City. 7-10 p.m. (482-9999)

12 Fishing is for Kids!
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Havana. Children's fishing clinic. 9 a.m. (309-535-2290)

12 "Saturday Mornings at 603"
featuring Restoration and Care of the Lindsay Collection Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. (524-0901)

12-13 New Salem Quilt Show and Fiber Arts Fair
Lincoln's New Salem. Features exhibits, displays, and demonstrations throughout the village and visitors center. (632-4000)

12-13 Chakra Healing Workshop
924 Clocktower Dr. Registration deadline June 5. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (726-6104)

13 Wolf Pack Car Club Car Show
Downtown Litchfield. Noon-3:30 p.m.

13 Organist Rudolf Zuiderveld
First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. Seventh St., Springfield. (528-4311)

13 Mysteries, Misdirection, Mishaps, and Misdeeds: 150 Years of Illinois River Maps
Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown. 2 p.m. (309-547-3721)

14, 19 & July 12 TechnoKids Summer Camp
NovaTech Technology Center, 2nd-8th grades. (744-1500) www.novasolutions.com

14-15 Summer Festival of Films
Thorne Deuel Auditorium, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Hour-long program for families. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (782-5993)

14-18, Vacation Bible School
Springfield Southern Baptist Church, 225 N. Grand Ave. East. (544-0863)

15 Let's Rodeo
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 2:30-3:15 p.m. (753-4900)

15-17 Illinois State Fair Draft and Mule Show
Illinois State Fairgrounds. (782-6661)

15-19 Midwest Charity Horse Show
Illinois State Fairgrounds, Coliseum. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (787-8868) www.midwestcharity.com

16 Blessed Sacrament Parish Garden Party
Blessed Sacrament Church, Walnut and Laurel. Carnival, games, food, live music. (528-7521)

16-20 Sangamon County Fair
New Berlin Fairgrounds. Rides, beer tent, grandstand entertainment. (488-2685)

17-19 Chatham American Legion Homecoming
Chatham South Community Park. 5 p.m.-midnight, Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday. (483-4084)

18 Pieces of East concert
Unitarian Universalist Church, 745 Woodside Rd. Austin-based world music group. 8 p.m. (627-3764)

18 Michael Accault: The Moons of the Illiniwek
Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown. 2 p.m. (309-547-3721)

18-20 General Grierson Days
Community Park, Jacksonville. Midwest's largest Mounted Cavalry Civil War reenactment, vendors, history symposium. (243-5678)

18-20 Central Illinois Food, Wine, and Music Festival
On the square in Mount Pulaski. Bluegrass bands, arts and crafts, soap box derby. (792-5985) www.mtpulaskiil.com

18-20 Grande Levee
Downtown Vandalia. 1800s celebration. (618-283-2728)

19 Prairie Grapevine concert with Fragment
Unitarian Universalist Church, 745 Woodside Rd. Bluegrass from Slovakia and the Czech Republic. 7:30 p.m.

19 Echoes of England
Tour ten private gardens in Taylorville. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (824-2194)

19 SummerFest
Rockome Gardens, Arcola. Illinois Herb Association. (728-7808) www.rockome.com

19 "Poets in the Parlor"
Poetry reading, Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. (524-0901)

19 Pleasant Hill Gospel Songfest
Arlee Theater, 139 S. Main St., Mason City. 7 p.m. (482-9999)

19 Honky Tonk Tailgate Party
Effingham Transportation Celebration, Effingham High School Football Stadium. (342-4147)

19 What We Do at the Zoo
Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Dr. (753-6217)

19-20 Juneteenth Celebration
Comer Cox Park. Food, music, health screenings. All day.

19-20 Father's Day Bluegrass and More
Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello. (800-952-3396)

19-26 Greene County Fair
Carrolton. (942-3094)

20 Father's Day Brunch
Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (309-676-0998) www.wildlifeprairie.org

20 Mississippi Valley Historic Auto Club Show
All America Park, Front and Cedar streets, Quincy. (223-1000)

20 Music in the Park
Jaycee Park, 2300 Monroe St. John T. Crisp's Chahrm with Ada Lou. 4-7 p.m.

20 Father's Day at the Zoo
Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Dr. Dad is free when with a child. King Dad of the Zoo contest. (753-6217)

21-22 Summer Festival of Films
Thorne Deuel Auditorium, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Hour-long program for families. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (782-5993)

21-July 1 Ballet and Jazz/Hip-Hop Camp
Springfield Dance, 5531 International Pkwy. (483-5028)

22 Randy Erwin's Trick Roping & Cowboy Folklore
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol streets. 2:30-3:15 p.m. (753-4900)

22 Night in the Wild
Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria. 4 p.m.-8 a.m. Ages 6-11. (309-676-0998) www.wildlifeprairie.org

23 Raleigh Ringers Concert
Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St. 7 p.m. (632-3153) www.bellsinmotion.org

23 Camp COCO Charity Golf Outing
The Rail, Sherman. Shotgun start at noon. Registration deadline, June 14. (545-8515) slloyd@siumed.edu

23 Forest Animal Fun: Animals on the Trail with Lewis & Clark
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 10:30 a.m. (753-4900)

23-27 Montgomery County Fair
Butler. (272-4489)

24-26 Piatt County Trail Blazers Rodeo
Monticello. (762-2663)

24-27 The Secret Garden
Johnston Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln College, Lincoln. (735-7542)

25-July 4 Taste of Chicago
More than 70 restaurants represented, with cooking demonstrations. (312-744-3370)

25 Kenny Chesney with Uncle Kracker
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson St., Peoria. 7:30 p.m. (309-673-8900) www.peoriaciviccenter.com

25 Jacquie & Bill Wilcox
Arlee Theater, 139 S. Main St., Mason City. 7 p.m. (482-9999)

25 Wanda Jackson concert
Underground City Tavern, Hilton Springfield. 9 p.m. (522-5122)

25-26 Two for the Show
Pre-show 7p.m., curtain 8 p.m. Theater In The Park, Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. (800-710-9290) www.theatreinthepark.net

25-27 Washington Street Jazz
Washington Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Food and six bands. 5:30-11:30 p.m. (753-3519) www.springfieldartsco.org

25-27 & 27-July 3 "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
Springfield Muni Opera, 815 E. Lake Dr. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Family Night. Thursdays, Senior Night. (793-6864) www.themuni.org

25-27 Midsummer Arts Faire
Washington Park, Quincy. Fine arts festival. (222-8444) www.downtownquincy.org

25-27 Cruisin' Route 66 to Litchfield
Various locations around Litchfield. Classic car festival. (324-5253)

25-27 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout
Knight's Action Park & Caribbean Adventure, 1700 Recreation Dr. (546-8881)

26 Neighborhood Walk Around Vachel Lindsay's Springfield
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. (524-0901)

26 Ronnie McDowell
Nashville North, Taylorville. (287-2103) www.nvnusa.com

26 Archeology Day
Main Street, Kampsville. Center for American Archeology's annual open house. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (618-653-4316) www.caa-archeology.org

26 Music in Nature concert
Allerton Park, Monticello. Celtic band Exorna. (762-2721)

26 Dog Days of Summer
Downtown Lincoln. Activities for dogs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (732-2929)

26 Bikini Open XIII
Lake Springfield Marina. Bikini contest. 8-11 p.m. (483-3625) www.lakespringfieldmarina.com

26 Midstate Classic Car Show and Classic Bicycle Show
Kitchell Park, Pana. (562-3966)

26-27 St. Dominic Junefest
Parish picnic at 4100 Columbus Rd., Quincy. (224-9102)

26-27 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market
Indianapolis. Art sales and Native American dancers, storytellers, demonstrators, real Native American food.
(800-622-2024) www.eiteljorg.org

26-27 Prairie Days
Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria. 309-676-0998. www.wildlifeprairie.org

27 Symphony of Gardens
Tour five gardens around Springfield. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (793-3148)

27 Polka Lovers Klub of America Dance
Knight's of Columbus Hall, Riverton. Alley Kats.

27 Sangamon Valley R/C Flyers
Pawnee Road. Model airplane show. 9 a.m. (483-5276)

27-July 4 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships
Grandstand, Illinois State Fairgrounds. (753-8866)

28-29 Summer Festival of Films
Thorne Deuel Auditorium, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Hour-long program for families. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (782-5993)

29 On the Genealogy Trail
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 2:30-3:15 p.m. (753-4900)

30-July 11 The Boy Friend
The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. (888-261-9675, 728-7375) www.thelittletheatre.org

JULY

2 Light Up the Lake
Lake Springfield Marina. Live music, food. Gates open at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. (483-3625) www.lakespringfieldmarina.com

2-4 White Hall Homecoming
Lion's Park, White Hall. (589-5113)

2-4 Beardstown Celebration
Downtown Beardstown. (323-3261)

2-4 Fireworks & Carnival
Lake Lou Yeager, Litchfield. (324-5253)

2-4 Sparks in the Park
Rochester. Carnival, arts and crafts bake-off, fireworks. mbeandi615@aol.com

2-4 & 8-11 Your Obedient Servant, A. Lincoln
Pre-show 7p.m., curtain 8 p.m. Theater In The Park, Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. (800-710-9290) www.theatreinthepark.net

2-4 Fair Saint Louis
St. Louis. Air shows, entertainment, food, exhibits. At the Gateway Arch. (314-434-3434) www.fairstl.org

3 Fourth of July Celebration
Lodge Park, Monticello. Fireworks. (648-5077)

3 Glenn Reader & the Countrymen
Arlee Theater, 139 S. Main St., Mason City. 7:30 p.m. (482-9999)

3 Fourth of July Celebration
Baseball field, Atlanta. (648-5077)

3 Desert Voices: Snakes, Coyotes, Jackrabbits-Stories & Crafts
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

3 Fireworks Train
Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello. (800-952-3396)

3 5K Freedom Fun Run/Walk
Litchfield. Picnic Area #3, Lake Lou Yeager. 8 a.m. (324-5253) www.litchfield.il.us

3 Zoofari
Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Dr. (753-6217)

3-4 Town Wide Garage Sales
Mount Pulaski. Fireworks at dusk.

4 "One Nation Under God"
Patriotic concert at Springfield Southern Baptist Church, 225 N. Grand Ave. East. (544-0863)

4 Capital City Celebration and Fireworks
State Capitol grounds, Second Street and Capitol Ave. U.S. Band of Mid-America and a fireworks finale. (546-2782)

4 Independence Day Celebration
Knight's Action Park, 1700 Recreation Dr. Fireworks. (546-8881)

4 Fourth of July Celebration and Independence Day Open House
Stagecoach Inn, Middletown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. (445-2745)

4 "Grant's March"
Jacksonville. Self-guided tour to retrace the steps of Ulysses S. Grant from Springfield to Naples, Ill. (800-593-5678)

4 Riverfront 4th
Clat Adams Bicentennial Park, Quincy. (228-6600)

4 Fourth of July Celebration
Park District, 1400 Primm Rd., Lincoln. (732-8770)

4 July 4 Celebration
Community Park, Jacksonville. Family activities, fireworks. (243-5678)

4 Biathlon and Fireworks
Hillsboro. (532-3711)

4 Independence Day Celebration
Petersburg. (632-7363)

5-15 Ballet and Jazz/Hip-Hop Camp
Springfield Dance, 5531 International Pkwy. (483-5028)

6 African Art Children's Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. "Down & Dirty: Mud Cloth" (782-5993)

7 Wild About Reading
Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Dr. 6:30 p.m. (753-6217) www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org

7-28 Summer Ballroom Dancing
Springfield Dance, 5531 International Pkwy. Waltz and Foxtrot. (483-5028)

7-11 Morgan County Fair
County fairgrounds, Jacksonville. (245-2709)

8 AmerenCilco Summer Serenade
Old State Capitol Plaza North on Washington between Fifth and Sixth streets. Banks Burgess and Paul Shane. 7 p.m. (535-5228)

8 Plae Dae 2004
Bridgeview Park, Lake Springfield. The Chamber. 4-9 p.m. (525-1173)

9-17 Heart of Illinois Fair
Peoria. Truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, horse shows, lawnmower racing, and more. Admission. (309-691-6332)

9-11 Nokomis Homecoming
Carnival, bingo, softball tournament. (800-355-8311)

9-11 Prairie Land Blue Grass Festival
Prairie Land Heritage Museum, Jacksonville. (800-593-5678)

9-12 Twangfest 8
Blueberry Hill's Duck Room and The Schlafly Tap Room. St. Louis. (314-946-5957) www.twangfest.com

9-17 Sing On
Johnston Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln College, Lincoln. (735-7542)

10 Latham Firefighters Ice Cream Social
Latham. Antique tractor show, food, Bement Country Opry Band. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

10 Miller Lite Rooftop Roots Festival
On top of the Hilton Springfield parking garage. BR549, Mandy Barnett, Horton Bros., Robbie Fulks. Local musician stage. 5-11 p.m. (522-5122)

10 Jeff Bates
Nashville North, Taylorville. (287-2103) www.nvnusa.com

10-11 Sugar Creek Arts Festival
Normal. Juried arts and crafts fair. (309-454-9557)

10 Ghost Town Stories
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

10 Fun Times at the Five and Dime
Discovery Room, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Super Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (782-6044)

10 Sing in the Park
Band Shell, Douglas Park, Madison and MacArthur. Ice cream social with area choruses. 7 p.m.

10 Poets in the Parlor
Poetry reading, Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. (524-0901)

10-11 Summer Festival at New Salem
Two miles south of Petersburg. (632-4000)

12-17 Cass County Fair
Cass County Fairgrounds, Virginia.

13 Incubus
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Street, Peoria. 7:30 p.m. (309-673-8900) www.peoriaciviccenter.com

13-18 Christian County Fair
Christian County Fairgrounds, Taylorville. (824-3100)

14 Forest Animal Fun: Animals on the Trail with Lewis & Clark
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 10:30 a.m. (753-4900)

14-25 Nine
The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. (888-261-9675, 728-7375) www.thelittletheatre.org

16 TuTu BBQ
Island Bay Yacht Club. Springfield Ballet Company summer fundraiser, featuring Real Time, dinner & raffle, 6 p.m. (544-1967)

16-17 The Return of Hootenanny! with Ken Bradbury
Theater In The Park, Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. (800-710-9290) www.theatreinthepark.net

16-17 Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival
Chatham Community Park, Chatham. Illinois sweet corn, cow chip throwing contest, games, rides, food, entertainment featured in summer festival. (483-5852)

16-17 Elkhart Homecoming Elkhart.
Food, entertainment, car show, children's activities. (947-2286)

16-18 & 21-25 A Chorus Line
Springfield Muni Opera, 815 E. Lake Dr. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Family Night. Thursdays, Senior Night. (793-6864) www.themuni.org

16-18 Quincy Area Blues Fest
Washington Park, Quincy. National, regional, and local blues groups perform. (224-3041)

17 Lincoln Library Trivia Contest Night
UIS cafeteria, 6:15 p.m. (doors) 7 p.m. (game) (753-4900)

17 Best of the Barn
Nashville North, Taylorville. (287-2103) www.nvnusa.com

17 "Saturday Mornings at 603" featuring From Homemade to Readymade: Clothing from the 1850s to 1900
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. (524-0901)

17 Ride the River: Stories and Crafts
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

17-18 Summer Fun and All That Jazz
Lincoln Land Community College. Music festival, car show, fine arts and crafts, food. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. (Entertainment by Nancy Wilson at 8 p.m. Saturday and The John Pizzarelli Trio at 6 p.m. Sunday.) 866-260-6582 www.llcc.edu

18 Michael Accault: The Moons of the Illiniwek
Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown. 2 p.m. (309-547-3721)

18 Oak Ridge Boys
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Street, Peoria. 7 p.m. (309-673-8900) www.peoriaciviccenter.com

18 Middletown Ice Cream Social
Middletown Park Pavilion. Benefits Knapp Library and Museum. 2-4 p.m. (445-2656)

18-19 Mount Pulaski Bluegrass Festival
Mount Pulaski Courthouse (792-3267)

19 Island Fever Party & Chicken Fry
Ski and Boat Club, Lake Springfield. Parrot Heads in Lincolnland. Benefits the St. Martin De Porres Center. 3 p.m.-midnight.

19-20 Summer Festival of Films
Thorne Deuel Auditorium, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Hour-long program for families. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (782-5993)

19-29 Ballet Camp
Springfield Dance, 5531 International Pkwy. (483-5028)

20 African Art Children's Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. "Mask Magic" (782-5993)

20 Night in the Wild
Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria, 4 p.m.-8 a.m. Ages 6 to 11. (309-676-0998) www.wildlifeprairie.org

20-24 Macoupin County Fair
County fairgrounds, Carlinville. (854-2172)

20-25 Menard County Fair
County fairgrounds, Petersburg. (632-3848)

23 An Evening with Storyteller Linda Gorham
Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. 7 p.m.(782-5993)

23-25 Blue Grass Days
Lake Hillsboro Park, Hillsboro. Olde Tyme Tractor Show, Saturday and Sunday. (532-6309)

23-25 & 29-31 & Aug. 1 The Spitfire Grill
Theater In The Park, Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. (800-710-9290) www.theatreinthepark.net

24 Taste of Downtown
Old Capitol Plaza West on Fifth Street. Classic, gourmet, and ethnic fare from more than 25 downtown restaurants. Entertainment from area groups. Noon-10 p.m. (544-1723)

24 Harley-Davidson and American V-Twin Ride-In
Don's Place, Central Park Plaza, Jacksonville. Bike Show and Swap Meet. (291-0220)

24 Saddle Up for Stories
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

24 Anansi the Spider & the Lady with the Golden Shoes
Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Crafts and family activities with storyteller Linda Gorham. 1-4 p.m. (782-5993)

25 Music in the Park
Lincoln Park, North Fifth Street and Sangamon Avenue. Suns of Circumstance. 4-7 p.m.

26-27 Summer Festival of Films
Thorne Deuel Auditorium, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Hour-long program for families. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (782-5993)

27 African Art Children's Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. "Beaded Bracelets, African Style" (782-5993)

28-August 8 Where's Charley
The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. (888-261-9675, 728-7375) www.thelittletheatre.org

29 Illinois All State Choir
First United Pentecostal Church, 600 West Monroe. 7 p.m.

29-31 Divernon Homecoming
On the square in Divernon. Carnival, softball tournament, bands, contests.

29-August 4 Adams County Fair
County Fairgrounds, Mendon. (936-2230)

30-31 "City of Joseph"
Nauvoo. Outdoor musical portraying the 1840s era of the Mormons. (453-2237)

31 Morgan Horse Exhibit and Demonstration
Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site, New Salem. (632-4000)

31 Delivery by Express
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

31 South Jacksonville Celebration
South Jacksonville. (800-593-5678)

31 Summer Basket Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Springfield Basket Art Guild.Advance registration by July 16. (782-5993)

AUGUST

2-3 Summer Festival of Films
Thorne Deuel Auditorium, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Hour-long program for families. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (782-5993)

2-6, 9-13, & 16-20 Summer Intensive Workshop
Hoogland Center for the Arts. Springfield Ballet Company summer workshop, registration deadline July 20. (544-1967)

3-7 "City of Joseph"
Nauvoo. Outdoor musical portraying the 1840s era of the Mormons. (453-2237)

3-8 Logan County Fair
County Fairgrounds, Lincoln. Demolition derby, talent show, bingo. (732-3311)

3-8 McLean County Fair
Bloomington. 4-H competitions, entertainment, food, exhibits. (309-663-8309)

4 Wild About Reading
Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Dr. 6:30 p.m. (753-6217)

4 AmerenCilco Summer Serenade
Old State Capitol Plaza North on Washington between Fifth and Sixth streets. Sally Weisenburg and the Famous Sidemen, 7 p.m. (535-5228)

6 The Pirates of Penzance
Johnston Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln College, Lincoln. (735-7542)

6-8 Decatur Celebration
Downtown Decatur. Illinois' largest free family street festival. (423-4222) www.decaturcelebration.org

6-8 Prairie Folklore Theatre
Theater In The Park, Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. (800-710-9290) www.theatreinthepark.net

6-8 & 11-15 "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Springfield Muni Opera, 815 E. Lake Dr. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Family Night. Thursdays, Senior Night. (793-6864) www.themuni.org

7 Dewitt County Museum's Bluegrass Festival
C.H Moore Mansion, Clinton. All day jamming and bluegrass groups. (935-6066) prairiecountry1@sbcglobal.net

7 August Madness
Petersburg. Citywide sidewalk and garage sales. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (632-7363)

7 Moe Bandy
Nashville North, Taylorville. (287-2103) www.nvnusa.com

7 Storytime
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

7-8 River Country Quilt Show
Various locations in Jacksonville featuring displays, workshops, and exhibits. (245-4643)

7-8 "Prairie Tales" at New Salem
Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. Storytellers present traditional stories at various locations throughout the village. (632-4000)

9-13 Children's Music Camp
Springfield Southern Baptist Church, 225 N. Grand Ave. East. Grades K-8th. (544-0863)

11-22 Seussical: The Musical
The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. (888-261-9675) (728-7375) www.thelittletheatre.org

13-22 2004 Illinois State Fair
Illinois State Fairgrounds. More than 250 events, including rides, car shows, motorcycle races, auctions, rodeos, and livestock exhibitions. 7 a.m.-midnight. (866-807-7918, 782-6661) www.state.il.us/fair/

13-14 Amish Farm Market Days and Old-Fashioned Quilt Auction
Arcola. Amish farm market (268-4106)

13-15 Coal Festival
Marissa. Tractor pull, car show, carnival, entertainment (618-295-2562)

13-15 & 19-22 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Broadway Musical
Theater In The Park, Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. (800-710-9290) www.theatreinthepark.net

14 Storytime
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

14 Blacksmith Hammer-In and Craft Gathering
Kitchell Park, Pana. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (562-4240)

14 Fascinating Fossils: An Ancient Underwater World
Discovery Room, Illinois State Museum, Spring and Edwards. Super Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (782-6044)

14 "Poets in the Parlor"
Poetry reading, Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. (524-0901)

14-15 Caboose Trains
Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello. (800-952-3396)

18-19 Old Settler's Celebration
Main Street, Hillsboro. (532-3711)

20-21 Virden Annual Picnic
On the Square in Virden. Carnival, beer tent, live music, food.

21 Atlanta Methodist Church Ice Cream Social
Atlanta. (648-5002)

21 Storytime
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

22 Music in the Park
Enos Park, North 8th and Enterprise Streets. elevator shoe with Trina Madonia. 4-7 p.m.

27 Men in Tights
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Springfield Ballet Company production supports educational outreach programs, featuring performances by notable men of the community. 7 p.m. (523-2787)

27 An Evening in Music #1
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Dinner and dance. Battle of the Bands. 6 p.m.-midnight.

27-28 The Dean Church Variety Music Show
Theater In The Park, Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site. (800-710-9290) www.theatreinthepark.net

27-29 Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival
Logan County Fairgrounds and downtown Lincoln. Hot air balloon launches, Sky's the Limit cross-country run, juried art fair, wine festival. (732-2385) www.lincolnillinois.com

28 Storytime
Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol. 11 a.m. (753-4900)

29 1800s Craft Fair
Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, Lincoln. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (732-8930)

SEPTEMBER

1-6 Tri-County Fair
County fairgrounds, Pana. (562-8930)

2-5 State Farm Classic
Rail Golf Course, Sherman. Top women golfers compete for $1.2 million purse. (528-5742)

2-6 Chautauqua
Community Park, Jacksonville. Lewis and Clark theme. Modeled after traditional chautauquas. (243-5678)

3-5 Ethnic Festival
Ethnic Village, Illinois State Fairgrounds. Springfield non-profit ethnic groups provide food, music, and cultural activities. (629-7871)

3-5 Mecca-Anime I-Con Game Fair
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen. (529-7777)

3-5 Prairie Land Roundup
Crown Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Central Illinois Mustang Club celebrates Mustang's 40th anniversary with a Grand National car show. (529-6399)

4 Vintage Times 30th Annual Rod Run
Lincoln Park, Springfield. (217-529-0693)

4-5 Springfield Mile Grand National Championship Motorcycle Races
Grandstand, Illinois State Fairgrounds. (753-8866)

4-5 Prairie à la Carte!
Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria. (309-676-0998) www.wildlifeprairie.org

4-5 Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers Show
Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. (217-544-7185)

5 Annual Dulcimer Gathering at the Mounds
Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown. 1-4 p.m. (309-547-3721)

6 Labor Day Parade
Downtown Pana to Kitchell Park. Largest Labor Day Parade in the state. (562-3966)

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