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The Old King Coal Festival has rides, food, games, and free live music every evening! Come to where the fun begins!

This Festival offers all the excitement and family fun of a smalltown festival while it also celebrates the rich history of coal mining in Southern Illinois. Bring your lawn chairs to sit back and watch the Grand Parade and enjoy the free live entertainment each evening.

On Thursday, the country band Hoot N Holler will be on the main stage from 6:30-10:30 pm. Friday, Danny & The Dreamers with their old-time rock n roll will perform at 6:30-8:30 pm, followed by the Sound of Summer performing the greatest hits of the Beach Boys at 9-11 pm. Saturday, Champaign Fixx will bring their contemporary rock to the stage at 5:30-8:30 pm and then Desperado will perform an Eagles tribute and Fortunate Son will cover Creedence Clearwater at 9-11 pm.

Also, one of the top midways in the country will be there to ensure fun for everyone. Try the exciting food, vendors, games, and rides. Check the website for more information. Don't forget the lawn chairs! Free self-parking. Old King Coal is in West Frankfort, just 10 miles south of beautiful Rend Lake in Southern Illinois. Come to where the fun begins!

Event Details

May 11 to May 14, 2023
5:00pm - 11:00pm

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