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Festivals, concerts, lectures, parades, fairs, art shows and city-wide yard sales . . . Illinois South has it all! There's no excuse for staying home. Try our searchable Events Calendar to find something special to do! Search by date, location or keyword. To search by county, put just the name in the keyword field (ex. Clinton, not Clinton County). To submit an event for the website, complete the 2015 Fill-In Form and return it to smeier@thetourismbureau.org. If your event is in December of 2014, please note that on the form. Because of the size of our region, we can't accept entries for fund raisers, parish picnics or weekly events, such as Farmer's Markets, concerts, wine tastings, etc. We give priority to events that are multi-day and can be expected to draw from outside a 50-mile radius.

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Now - Mar. 1, 2015 Venus
Dunham Hall Theater | 6 Hairpin Dr. | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-650-2774
In 1810, Saartjie Baartman, a member of the Khoi-San peoples of South Africa, was transported to London and Paris, where she was dubbed The Hottentot Venus, and put on public display in near nude conditions. Her act generated a thriving business. These facts provide Parks with the opportunity to fashion a drama that concerns itself less with history than with the quirkiness of society. Venus follows Baartmans experience in Europe - from her departure from Africa to her untimely death in Paris - and finds a most unusual love story between her and her sponsor, the Baron Docteur. http://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/theater/Season14-15.shtml
Admission: $10-$12
Now - Mar. 26, 2015 Scripture Study: The Gospel of Mark
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
Thursdays, Mark Etling, PhD and Fr. Tom Ovalle, OMI will lead this Scripture Study on the Gospel of Mark.
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Admission: $5 each week or $25 for the five-week session
Feb. 27, 2015 - Mar. 1, 2015 RV & Camper Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
There will be motor homes, 5th wheels, pop-ups, campers, travel trailers, camping supplies, accessories and more!
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Admission: Admission Charged
Feb. 28, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2015 Seeking Freedom from Addiction Through Prayer and Meditation
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
A spiritual foundation cannot alone bring total healing to those who suffer with addictions, but, as it is embraced and nurtured, the resulting peace and healthy connection to to others encourages a successful recovery. Fr. Walter Butor, OMI will talk about how prayer and other spiritual practices can be used as a way of finding freedom from addictions.
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Admission: $10
Feb. 28, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2015 Evolving Doors Dance Company
Centralia Cultural Society | 1250 E. Rexford St. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-2951
Angie Simmons and Amy Shelley will bring this modern/interpretive dance company to Centralia for one show only.
Admission: $10
Feb. 28, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2015 Broadway Pops
The Hett | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-236-0182
The Masterworks Chorale, Children Choruses and Jazz ensemble.
Feb. 28, 2015 - Mar. 1, 2015 Gun & Knife Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
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Admission: $6
Mar. 4, 2015 - Mar. 4, 2015 LV's Got Talent
Lindewood University Auditorium | 2600 W. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62226 | 618-239-6000
This talent show displays the wide variety of skills, talents and more of Lindenwood students.
Admission: Free
Mar. 4, 2015 - Mar. 4, 2015 John Lithgow: Stories By Heart
The Hett | Alton St. at College Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
The extraordinary John Lithgow presents his critically acclaimed, one-man theatrical memoir, a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. With only an armchair and some yellowed pages, the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor shares not the story of his life, but also the stories of his life. www.thehett.com
Admission: $15-$35
Mar. 6, 2015 - Mar. 8, 2015 Home & Garden Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Over 200 booths displaying new ideas and products as well as seminars, cooking demonstrations and more!
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Admission: Free Admission
Mar. 6, 2015 - Mar. 8, 2015 Illinois Archaeological Society Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
The show features artifacts such as arrowheads, axes and pottery, both historical and prehistorical. There will be over 400 tables, and about 1/3 of the items displayed will be available for purchase, including Native American artwork, cast replicas and books.
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Admission: $3
Mar. 7, 2015 - Mar. 8, 2015 Eckert's Wine & Food Festival
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Cooking demonstrations, product samplings, wine samples and tasting of wines and craft beers.
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Admission: $20 for winer and craft beer tastings
Mar. 7, 2015 - Mar. 8, 2015 American Indian & Ethnographic Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
There's Native American and other historical artifacts on display.
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Admission: Free
Mar. 11, 2015 - Mar. 11, 2015 Mummenschanz
The Hett | Alton St. at College Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
Without words and using ordinary materials such as toilet paper, white sheets, foam and recycled junk, Mummenschanz has captivated generations of audiences worldwide for over 40 years. The groundbreaking Swiss performance troupe at once solemnly tackles everyday problems and makes us laugh with its witty, weird creatures and incredible colorful forms. www.thehett.com
Admission: $5-$15
Mar. 12, 2015 - Mar. 15, 2015 Burger Town
208 Kaskaskia St. | New Athens, IL 62264 | 618-475-3248
A community theatre musical.
Admission: Admission Charged
Mar. 12, 2015 - Mar. 22, 2015 Steel Magnolias
Looking Glass Playhouse | 301 W. St. Louis St. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-4962
An all-time classic play! Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, this play is alternately hilarious and touching-and in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. www.lookingglassplayhouse.com
Mar. 13, 2015 - Mar. 22, 2015 The Adams Family
Lawrenceville High School Auditorium | 2200 James St. | Lawrenceville, IL 63439
Lawrence County Arts Council presents The Adams Family showing two weekends from March 13 to Mach 22.
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Admission: $8-$10
Mar. 14, 2015 - Mar. 14, 2015 St. Patrick's Day 5K Run/Walk
Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-257-7022
A 5K fun run/walk to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and to kick-off Spring on Belleville Main Street.
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Admission: $25
Mar. 14, 2015 - Mar. 15, 2015 Gun & Knife Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
This hunting and trade show is Illinois' largest and will have firearms and knife dealers buy-sell-trade along with guns, knives, ammo, scopes, accessories and FOID cards processed.
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Admission: $5 Admission Charged
Mar. 15, 2015 - Mar. 15, 2015 St. Patrick's Brunch
Vici's Front Porch and Tea Garden | 1109 Mill St. | Maeystown, IL 62256 | 618-539-3665
Sunday luncheon featuring Corned Beef & Cabbage in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Admission: $15 per person
Mar. 19, 2015 - Mar. 19, 2015 South Pacific - In Concert
KC Hall | 12454 IL 143 | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-409-6283
Based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by James A. Michener and and adapted from the Tony-award winning musical, SOUTH PACIFIC  IN CONCERT has a plot that centers around an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during WWII who falls in love with an older expatriate French plantation owner. The show features such popular tunes as Bali HaI, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Some Enchanted Evening, There Is Nothing Like a Dame, Happy Talk, and Honey Bun. The evening will also featured catered hors doeuvres and a special tribute and recognition of veterans and the U.S. armed forces.
Admission: $40
Mar. 20, 2015 - Mar. 20, 2015 4th Annual Adult Easter Egg Hung
The Weingarten | 1780 IL 15 | Belleville, IL 62221 | 618-257-9463
Bring a flashlight and something to carry your eggs in! Registration and check-in is 6:45-7:45 p.m. with the egg hunt beginning at 8:00 p.m. Prizes will be given for winning eggs!
Admission: $10
Mar. 20, 2015 - Mar. 22, 2015 Gem & Jewelry Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 301-294-1640
A marketplace world of gems, beads and jewelry. Intergem brings the largest selection at the lowest prices. There's something for everyone! www.intergem.com
Admission: $8
Mar. 21, 2015 - Mar. 21, 2015 Royal Family Kids Camp 5K Race
Hough Park | 300 N. 3rd St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-267-6745
5K Race
Admission: $25
Mar. 21, 2015 - Mar. 21, 2015 Baroque & Beyond
Union United Methodist Church | 721 E. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62221 | 618-235-5600
The Chamber Orchestra performs baroque classics by Bach and Vivaldi plus Respighi's Renaissance inspired Ancient Airs and Dances.
Admission: $30-$60
Mar. 21, 2015 - Mar. 21, 2015 Breakfast with the Bunny
Ravanelli's Restaurant | 26 Collinsport Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-7529
Kids of all ages can come out to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet and have some one-on-one time with the Easter Bunny. A photographer will be on hand to take a picture of your little one and they will be presented with a special gift. Preregistration is required.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Mar. 21, 2015 - Mar. 21, 2015 Spring Swing
Southwest Park | Billy Bruce Ln. | Fairfield, IL 62837 | 618-842-2649
Varsity Softball Tournament www.fchsmules.com
Mar. 21, 2015 - Mar. 22, 2015 Belleville Antique & Collectibles Flea Market
Belle Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors selling antiques and collectibles, merchandise both old and new. Indoor/Outdoor Year Round!
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Mar. 21, 2015 - Mar. 22, 2015 Easter Egg-Citement
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Annual egg hunt, baby chicks and bunnies, face painting and the Easter Bunny serves and Easter treat.
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Admission: $10
Mar. 21, 2015 - Mar. 22, 2015 Spring Art Show
Maeystown, IL 62256 | (618)458-6660
The Spring Art Fair highlights and recognizes the works of local artists in the Monroe and Randolph County area. Artists are chosen each year by Historic Maeystown for the two day event
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Admission: Free Admission
Mar. 22, 2015 - Mar. 22, 2015 Spring Equinox Sunrise Observance
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Rame St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Meet at the Woodhenge reconstruction at 6:45 a.m. to observe the sunrise.
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Admission: Free
Mar. 22, 2015 - Mar. 22, 2015 Winter Lecture Series
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
"Ancient Skywatchers of the Eastern Woodlands," by William Romain, PhD, Ancient Earthworks Project.
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Admission: Free
Mar. 26, 2015 - Apr. 6, 2015 Life Experienced Senior Art Exhibition
Schmidt Art Center | 2500 Carlyle Ave. | Belleville, IL 62221 | 618-222-5278
swic.edu/theschmidt
Admission: Free
Mar. 26, 2015 - Apr. 9, 2015 High School Student Art Show
Schmidt Art Center | 2500 Carlyle Ave. | Belleville, IL 62221 | 618-222-5278
swic.edu/theschmidt
Admission: Free
Mar. 27, 2015 - Mar. 27, 2015 Greg Johnson - The Tornado Hunter
Kaskaskia College Jane Knight Auditorium | 27210 College Rd. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-545-3223
Greg Johnson, one of North America's top professional storm-chasers and sever weather experts, has a passion for capturing nature's most beautiful and deadly displays of severe weather. A firm believer in the "Bucket List" philosophy, Greg's mission is to inspire others to chase their own passions, while sharing and teaching lessons he has learned from pursing his. His presentation at Kaskaskia College will include spectacular video of his weather adventures as well as advice on how to stay safe in extreme weather conditions.
Admission: $15.00
Mar. 27, 2015 - Mar. 28, 2015 Fool's Run 5K
O'Fallon Sports Park | 301 Obernuefeman Rd. | O'Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-624-0139
Only fools run at midnight! Fun 5K run for runners and walkers with prizes, and an awards ceremony to follow the run at Papa Vito's Restaurant.
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Admission: $20
Mar. 27, 2015 - Mar. 29, 2015 Country Treasures Craft Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
There is handcrafted furniture, florals, jewelry, wearable art, candles and more at the Country Treasures Craft Show.
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Admission: $3 Admission
Mar. 28, 2015 - Mar. 28, 2015 Highland Civic Woman's Club Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Weinheimer Community Center | 1100 Main St. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-882-4888
Come spend the day in Highland! Beginning with the Highland Civic Women's breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 8 a.m. till noon. Featuring Chris Cakes all you can eat pancakes, sausage and juice. Have your child's picture taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy family time while making fun Easter crafts. After the breakfast with the Easter Bunny, swing by the Downtown Square in Highland for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, and later attend Easter Story Time at the Louis Latzer Memorial Library.
Admission: $5-$6
Mar. 28, 2015 - Mar. 28, 2015 Southern Illinois Classic 1/2 Marathon & 5K
Parkside Elementary School | 1900 Cedar St. | Lawrenceville, IL 62439 | 618-936-2396
1/2 marathon, 5K and kids' 1/2 marathon. www.southernillinoisspringclassic.com
Admission: Fee Charged
Mar. 28, 2015 - Mar. 28, 2015 New Baden Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
New Baden Village Park | 1103 Hanover St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
Held annually the two Saturdays before Easter, the hunt begins at 11:00 a.m. for children newborn to second grade. Rain date is the Saturday before Easter.
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Mar. 28, 2015 - Mar. 29, 2015 Easter Egg-Citement
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Annual egg hunt, baby chicks and bunnies, face painting and the Easter Bunny serves and Easter treat.
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Admission: $10
Mar. 30, 2015 - Mar. 30, 2015 Saint Louis Symphony Monday
The Hett | Alton St. at College Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
An exquisite concert experience featuring chamber ensembles of Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians. www.thehett.com
Admission: Free
Mar. 31, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2015 We Were They Way of the Cross Presentation
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
Experience this dramatic, prayerful presentation of Pope John Paul II's scriptural "Way of the Cross."
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Admission: Free
Mar. 31, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2015 Community Expo
704 E. US Hwy. 40 | Troy, IL 62294 | 618-667-8769
Community Expo with over 80 vendors, and Easter Egg Hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more!
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Admission: Free
Apr. 1, 2015 - Apr. 3, 2015 Joy of Easter
St. Matthew UMC | 1200 Moreland Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-5994
Not your typical passion play. Come see this glorious rendition of the ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Music from the choir and orchestra, live animals, beautiful costumes and a heart-felt message. www.stmattewumc.com
Admission: Free


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