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2012 Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival
Come out to the Logan County Airport to experience awesome hot air balloon launches and evening balloon glows. Downtown, enjoy musical entertainment, food, an art and craft show, the Art of Wine, and much more.
Wingate Inn by Wyndham
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Wingate by Wyndham makes your trip easier! Centrally located off Interstate 74. Complimentary hot continental breakfast!
Bob Saget Live
The legendary Bob Saget, best known for playing Danny Tanner on "Full House," and hosting America's Funniest Home Videos, will be performing an "R" rated stand-up act at the Effingham Performance Center at 8 p.m. on Friday June 21. Don't forget to buy tickets and enjoy a night of raunchy comedy!
Young Lincoln's Wilderness Capital Street Pageants
Street Corners in downtown Vandalia will be the stage for short performances that re-create historic moments. For example, a young Abraham Lincoln will meet Stephen Douglas at the Statehouse. What a fun way to learn about the past!
Effingham County Fair
The annual county fair offers a variety of events for residents and visitors. 4-H and open shows of agricultural products and animals, Queen pageants, horse racing, talent contests, rodeo, demo derby, tractor pulls, and professional entertainment are some of the events you can enjoy while at the County Fair.
Cowden Pioneer Days
This family friendly festival is set in the city park with plenty of carnival rides, craft vendors, flea market, foods, etc. There is also an IPRA sanctioned rodeo that takes place Friday and Saturday. A demolition derby takes place on Sunday. You can also enjoy the Horseshoe tournament or the arm wrestling. There will also be a large parade Saturday morning. Tour the historical cabins set in the park along with collections.
25th Annual Open Horseshoe Tournament
The Danville Horseshoe Club hosts its 25th Annual Open Horseshoe Tournament at Douglas Park with competitors from across the country participating. Registration is $25.00 per person and can be completed by visiting http://www.active.com/miscellaneous-tournament/danville-il/danville-il-25th-annual-open-horseshoe-tournament-2013. Registration must be received no later than Friday, June 29. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories.
National Road Music Festival
Pretend you're on a train going from California to New York. Along the way, you'll hear music from Rock n' Roll to Country to Gospel...and that's exactly what will happen at this festival in Historic Downtown Vandalia. Both days, there will be craft and food vendors of all kinds and constant entertainment.
Stang Arts Studio & Gallery
Stang Arts Studio & Gallery features art classes for both children and adults, along with holding various events throughout the year. The artist, Jamie Stang, also specializes in "paint parties." These parties are great for a group, as they feature great food, drinks, music and art. Jamie helps visitors discover their inner-artist while relaxing in a chic studio-style atmosphere. Check out her gallery while you're there too.
Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival
The fifth annual Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival will be held throughout downtown Urbana on November 1st and 2nd, 2013. This all-volunteer-run, grassroots festival will present over 80 free and low-cost all-ages/abilities participatory activities and high-quality folk performances running continuously in businesses, cultural institutions and arts centers. The festival will include dances, instructional sessions, jams, song-circles, storytelling and hands-on workshops. The festival delights in presenting unique and cutting-edge forms of folk art and music, especially those that break down the barrier between audience and performer and increase the accessibility of that form. At the same time, the festival also provides the occasion to preserve local traditions and histories through thoughtful collaborations with existing area folk arts organizations, cultural institutions, arts organizations and the University of Illinois.
The Virginia Theatre
Offers wide variety of theatrical, gospel, and vaudeville entertainment throughout the year.
Little Galilee Christian Assembly
Little Galilee's 228 acres of land provide lots of room for kids to eat, sleep, learn, play and pray with dedicated Christian adults. There are a variety of camps and programs that for youth and adults which may include: Fine Arts or Sports camp, Equestrian Camp, Family Camp, Main Camp, Day Camp, Wilderness Camp and many more.
Kansas City Barbeque Society Cook-Off
This fun state-sanctioned cook-off has now become a great annual event! The BBQ Pros will compete for a $6,000 pay out. Come and enjoy great BBQ, drinks and live music every night!!
Greenville Graffiti Car Show
The Greenville Graffiti Car Show is a nostalgic day of classic cars, Hollywood stars, oldies music, and great food. Donna Douglas, who played Elly Mae Clampett on "The Beverly Hillbillies," one of the most popular television series in the 1960s, is the featured celebrity at this year's event. She will sign autographs, participate in a special question and answer session with fans and serve as a celebrity judge. The car show (open to 1985 and older cars and trucks), features a variety of contests, food and fun. Also appearing is Ronnie Rice, lead singer of the group New Colony Sic. The group was founded in Chicago and went on to success when they signed with Mercury Records.
This acoustically perfect performing arts center has played host to such shows as Sheryl Crow, Phil Collins, A Chorus Line, Chris Rock, CATS and children's concerts. Call for current lineup of performances.
Founded in 1817 by 17 families from Kentucky, the church was blessed by Fr. Theodore Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained in the U.S. The current church was built in 1901, and features the original altar from the mid-1800s.
I&I Antique Tractor Historic Farm Days
Relive historic farming days at this annual four-day event. Plow and tillage field demonstrations, model gas and steam engines, horse and tractor demos, daily antique tractor pulls and country cooking you won’t want to miss. For more information, call 217-351-4133 or visit www.antiquefarm.org.
McLean County Dance Center
The McLean County Dance Center partners with three performance dance companies.
Twin City Ballet
Twin Cities Ballet is a civic ballet company and school of dance which attracts guest dancers throughout the year. The Nutcracker is a local tradition each December.
Stevenson Graves/Evergreen Cemetery
The graves of Adlai Stevenson I and Adlai Stevenson II are buried here, as are Letita Green Stevenson and her sister, Julia Green Scott.
The Village Theatre, with its 183 seats in the round, hosts theatrical performances.
Mari-Mann Herb Farm
Spanning six rolling acres on bluffs overlooking the Sangamon River Walk, Mari-Mann Herb Farm is a potpourri of herb beds, wildflower fields and formal gardens.
Shiloh Prairie Restoration
View 40 acres of restored prairie grass and a Native American grass lodge.
Since 1989, Redbird Arena has served as the home of Illinois State University basketball and volleyball and, as its championship banners and retired jerseys overhead suggest, the epicenter of Illinois State's status as "The Home of Champions."
Museum Of Christian Heritage and Hall of Recognition
Religious history displays include memorabilia from local area churches, past and present.
Main Street Farmer's Market of Olney
The market features home-grown & produced items. Naturally raised & organic products are highly encouraged. Come out, enjoy our community, support our local economy & eat well. The market is Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. June through October.
Adjacent to Paris City Hall, this extensively landscaped sunken garden features a serpentine brick wall inspired by Thomas Jefferson's design at Charlottesville and a lion's head fountain patterned after a park in France.
Watch today's most popular films for just a few dollars in this popular small-town duplex theater.
Parisian Lanes Bowling and Family Entertainment
Bring your family and enjoy a night of bowling.
Half Century of Progress
Static displays, parts vendors, flea market and of course the nearly 200 acres of cropland to be harvested and tilled during the Half Century of Progress make this a show that has to be seen! Nowhere else can you see vintage machines strut their stuff in real life field conditions as they were built to do, and not just for a few minutes at a time. From the earliest days of tractor power to the horsepower explosion of the 1970's, it will all be represented here and at work in the field, not just sitting and looking pretty.
Capital City Celebration
How can we celebrate the birth of our nation any other day except July 4? Entertainment starts at noon with local bands, free activities for children. Enjoy food, refreshments and fireworks at dusk.
Murals Around the Square
Charleston is known as a city of murals, thanks to the many murals located around the town square. View them on a seven-block tour of the area.
Danville Dans Baseball
The Danville Dans are a collegiate summer league baseball team which hosts players from around the country! Don't miss one of their 30 home games this year (late May through early August) which are played at historic Danville Stadium. Check their webpage for information on special events happening throughout the season!
B.B. King Blues Festival
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer B.B. King with opening act, The Stone Electric, will be performing live at the Effingham Performance Center! The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets today and take a trip down memory lane with the legendary blues man himself!
"Life is good at Kahuna's!" Come on by for a burger, shake, fries, and of course, your favorite flavored Ski! HOME OF THE COMET-KAZIE.
This historic movie theater located in downtown Normal shows a variety of films.
Oaklands's Historic Square
Visit Oakland's lovely New England-style square for a unique shopping and dining experience.
The Office Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar and a great place catch all the action for your favorite sports teams.
Teutopolis Monastery Museum
See displays of early life in this German Catholic community, founded in 1838. The first Franciscans arrived in October 1858, and the three priests and six brothers quickly set about building a parish and friary.
4 professional diamond 8 foot pool tables, full service with 16 beers on tap, extensive bottle selection, creative food menu, and private mezzanine area - all nestled in the heart of Downtown Urbana.
Old State Cemetery
Bronze markers give biographical information about prominent citizens from the earliest history of the Vandalia community. Every fall, volunteers in period dress "resurrect" their ancestors and tell their stories during an annual cemetery walk.
The Palace Cinemas
This cinema features 10 theaters.
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
This multi-purpose recreation and entertainment facility presents major concerts, trade shows, conventions and sporting events.
31st Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show
Beautiful quilts, some nearly 100 years old, will be on display at the Vermilion County Museum throughout the month of July. Awards will be given in 9 categories including bed quilts, purses and clothing, and wall hangings.
Welcome to Mi Pueblito Restaurant. We invite you to come and enjoy our great service and our traditional Mexican style cuisine seven days a week. Relaxing atmosphere and great service await you!
Serving authentic Chinese cuisine. Dine In, Delivery or Carry Out
Comlara Park Visitor's Center
This enviromental education facility houses permanent audio/visual wildlife displays, artifacts originating from the site and a rotating summer exhibit.
Situated at Oak Terrace Resort on Lake Beyers. Serving everything from appetizers to full course meals. Also have a banquet room available for parties, weddings, banquets, etc. Can accommodate up to 400 in banquet hall, 40 in lounge, and 70 in dining room. Sunday buffet from 7:30 - 2.
Mile Marker Historical Monument
This stone identifies one of the last original road markers that dotted the first road built from Vincennes to Chicago.
Jazz every Friday.
This ballroom, named for its beautiful Italian chandelier constructed of 2,200 crystal pieces, features dancing to big band orchestras on its 3,500-square-foot floor.
Bevier Cafe offers an outstanding selection of food, beverages, and services. Whether you’re planning a breakfast meeting, working luncheon, or afternoon reception, you’ll find our selections versatile and accommodating to your budget.
Intermezzo serves up freshly baked breakfast goods, light lunches and dinners, vegetarian and nonvegetarian fare, delectable treats, yogurt, fruit, juice, and Krannert Blends coffee. You can feel especially good about your purchases (and maybe a little less guilty about splurging on a cookie) because all of the proceeds are invested right back into the events you see on Krannert Center stages.
Veterans Educational Museum
Items from the Civil, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Desert Storm wars are displayed, along with flags from 45 countries.
Free peanuts and shells on the floor. Stiff drinks, cold beer and hot food. Seven TVs and outdoor seating. Large area with 4 pool tables, jukebox and more. A place where everybody truly knows your name.
The Etc.Coffeeshop is a very different kind of coffeehouse. They offer fair trade, donation-based, brewed coffee & teas. Etc. is a place where students go to study and hangout. All proceeds support Wesley Evening Food Pantry.
The Pizza Factory
Get your pizza here, folks! Great menu offering taste-tempting pizza combinations for eat in or delivery.
Tasty Chinese buffet offering selections of all your Chinese favorites, affordable and family friendly too.
El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
Vegetarian Plates, Specials of El Rodeo, Salads, Quesadillas de Fajitas, Quesadillas de Camaron, Quesadilla Rodeo, Pollo Supremo, Pollo Asado, No Delivery, Especialidad Rodeo, Drink Specials Daily
Excellent Chinese cuisine, wide variety of menu choices, great service and very affordable for all.
Need some true Mexican cuisine while traveling down Interstate 74? Stop by Mahomet at Los Zarapes, and enjoy great tasting Mexican cuisine with a complimentary side of chips & salsa.
Robert Ridgeway Memorial Arboretum & Sanctuary
This living tribute to naturalist and author Robert Ridgeway features more than 50 types of trees, flowers and wildlife.
St. Francisville Log Cabin
One of the oldest homes in St. Francisville was restored in 1983.
CITY: Saint Francisville
Step back in time as you experience the peaceful atmosphere of the Senator's Inn, offering clean, affordable, comfortable guest rooms and amazing spa services.
Old Capitol Blues & BBQs
Two days of award-winning BBQ with local and national Blues talent. Free childrens activities, come to watch the IL Central Blues Club Challenge. An entertainment filled weekend for everyone.
North Entrance To Lake Shelby
This 15-mile-long lake has 250 miles of shoreline, offering camping, fishing, boating, marinas and more.
Taylorville Chautauqua Auditorium
This auditorium opened on August 23, 1914, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Big city, but small town feeling when you stop in at Kaldi's Coffee to grab a hot brew for the day (or midday), and great place to just get to know the friendly faces around the neighborhood, or the friendly locals of Urbana if visiting C-U.
Piato is located in Lincoln Square Village, in Urbana, IL. Serving delicious breakfasts and great lunches from an impressive menu, dishes include homemade soups, salads, and fresh sandwiches. Piato does a variety of events from simple boxed lunches to elegant formal dinners and receptions. We tailor our services to meet our guest's expectations. The owner has created an extensive menu to help guide you in creating your vision to pure perfection. Unlike many catering companies, we delight in working with you to make every event unforgettable.
American fare with eclectic spins on traditional favorites. Great atmosphere and tasty menu options.
Miller Park Outdoor Summer Theater
Two summer theater productions are performed by the Bloomington-Normal Area Theatrical Community in this outdoor theater in Miller Park .
Miller Park Pavilion
This unique landmark was restored in 1977, with its Korean/Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in May of 1988.
Memorial Stadium-University of Illinois
Home of the "Fighting Illini" football team. Permanent seating capacity is almost 71,000 with almost 71% of seats being between the goal posts. There is astroplay ground surface and a new jumbotron scoreboard.
Parkland College Theatre
A flexible proscenium theater with 315 seats, this is the performance home for many Parkland theatrical, choral and instrumental groups.
Great pizza, family fun atmosphere, and hometown proud! Try the small franchise pizza that started out in Tolono, IL and has grown to across the rest of East and West Central Illinois region. A must have for tourists when visiting Champaign County!
Walnut Street Tea Co.
Although this shop is located in downtown Champaign, it does not sit directly on the strip that gets the bulk of foot traffic, and thus it might be easily overlooked. Don't be afraid to go for a walk on the beautiful streets of downtown Champaign, and sooner or later you'll find this fine little establishment producing all sorts of tea beverages a tea lover would love to get their hands on!
Sammy's Pancake House
Start your day off right with a stack of HOT pancakes, or whatever breakfast combo you'd like. Located on Mattis Avenue just across the street and few blocks from Dodds Softball & Soccer Complex and near Parkland College.
Bombay Indian Grill
At Bombay Indian Grill - We have added a fresh new twist to Indian Cuisine. Our cuisine honors the authentic recipes of India. Each dish has its own distinctive flavor and aroma which cannot come from Curry powder, but spices which have to be separately prepared fresh for each individual dish. The blending and preparation of spices is a centuries old craft and indispensable to indian cuisine. All of our food is prepared light, healthy, and nutritious. Come to our Bombay Indian Grill and try a new taste of India.
Atlanta Bread Company
Bakery, Pastry, and Sandwich (Hot or Cold) place for all. Either for small talk with a friend or friends OR a hook-up for laptop users either for business or pleasure with Wi-Fi available.
Bloomington Gold Corvette Show
Bloomington Gold is not only the longest running national Corvette event, but also is noted for innovations that have been commonly copied by many other automotive events. Corvette auctions, swap meets, certification, SURVIVOR®, educational seminars and special museum-type displays all began at Bloomington Gold. Over 4,000 Corvettes will descend on Champaign County for the first time and over 1,00 0 are expected to take part in the Gold Tour, showcasing the open roads.
Will Rogers Theater
This Art Deco-style theater shows the latest movie releases.
Tasty's Chicago Grille
A wide variety of delicious mouthwatering hotdogs, built any way you like them! Authentic Chicago style is our most famous!
Garcia's Pan Pizza
If you’re looking for a great pizza restaurant with an inviting ambiance visit Garcia's Pizza In A Pan. We offer original pan pizza, thin crust pizza, Chicago-style stuffed pizza, and more – all at competitive prices. Delivery service is available. Expect friendly service, great-tasting pizzas, and satisfaction because we believe you deserve nothing less. Come join the long line of our satisfied customers.
Looking for the best tasting pizza in the Decatur area? Sloan's Calzones has it for you. We only offer great and delicious dishes to make you hunger for more. Your choices include appetizers, pizza, calzones, pasta, subs and more!
Flavorful Mexican cuisine served in an inviting atmosphere and known for fabulous fajitas and more!
Illinois State HOG Rally
Come join us for a ride through roughly 250 miles of majestic Illinois scenery. The journey begins in the "Gem City" of Illinois, Quincy and follows the mighty Mississippi down to a city voted "the most haunted city in America", Alton. After a pit stop in Alton, the journey continues down Old U.S. Highway 40 passing through Vandalia, Illinois' first capitol, and ending in "The Crossroads of Opportunity", Effingham. The Effingham stop will feature a biker blessing, poker stops, a Moonshine run, a ride-in bike show, and to cap it all off, a "Legacy Bash," Saturday evening. Come out to Legacy Harley Davidson to join in all the fun!
American burgers, chili, soups, tacos. Catering and Delivery services too. Friday is seafood night. Call for daily specials.
Sit down diner with a wide variety of American favorites.
Adams Brother's Coffee House
Adam's Brother's Coffee House offers a variety of tasty American classics.
Strawn Art Gallery
Strawn Art Gallery features monthly changing art exhibits, Early Mississippian and Native American pottery, and the Miriam Cowgur Allen Doll Collection.
Farmers Market On The Square
Southeast area of the Square. Open Wednesday's from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., June through October. Free vendor set-up. Sponsored by Jacksonville Main Street.
Urbana Garden Family Restaurant
Stop off of Interstate 74 to grab breakfast at this prime location for travelers off the major roadway, around the corner from the Super 8 Motel in Urbana.
Hickory River Smokehouse
Welcome to Hickory River Smokehouse, where Texas barbecue is our passion! Our quality beef brisket, chicken, turkey, and pork are treated with a dry rub - a flavorful way to keep the meat’s natural juices from escaping. After hours over a hickory-wood fire in our on-site smokehouse, the meat is harmonized with a generous side or drizzle of our spicy, tangy Texas-style BBQ sauce! Complete this barbecue phenomenon with one (or more) of our mouth-watering side dishes. You can’t get taste like this anywhere else in the Midwest!
Manolos Pizza And Empanadas
When you're hungry for a something new, try this new pizza and Mexican restaurant located on the Urbana side of campustown.
Welcome to Siam Terrace, a restaurant that serves you authentic Thai food. We provide fresh, healthy food, and friendly service. Our chefs DO NOT USE MSG in any of the dishes and use only the freshest ingredients and pure vegetable oil.