Other Festivals during the month
Galatia Old Settler Days
Old Settlers Days is the first weekend of June, featuring rides, midway, food tents, flea market, entertainment, kids games, the annual Lions Club auction, etc. there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!
Thursday- June 1st
FREE Rides, , Free entertainment 5pm- 9:30 pm, Kendall Marvel at 8:30
Friday June 2nd
FREE Rides ( 5pm-10pm), free entertainment from 5pm-9:30 pm,
Saturday June 3rd
10am- Food tent opens,
10:45 Frog jumping, gum blowing contests and kiddie games at stage ( ages 13 and under)
1:00 Galatia BIG Auction begins
5:00 Pm Main Parade
6:00 PM Cake Walk
6:45- 7:45-Annual Frog jumping contest
FREE Rides 3-10:30,
Free entertainment at 7:30
Saturday Line up-
7:00- 10:30 A.M. Lion's Club Breakfast @ the Civic Center.
7-7:45 A.M. Registration for 8:00 A.M. 5K walk,run
8:30 A.M. check in for Volleyball Tourney (13-17 yrs. old)
9:00 A.M. Bocce Ball
10:00 A.M. Beer Garden opens
10:00 A.M.Car Show (Rea Clinic)
12:00 P.M.Fish Shack opens
12:00 P.M. Inflatables
1-4 P.M.All Class Reunion @ Civic Center
2:00 P.M. Car Show Awards (Rea Clinic)
5:00 P.M. SI Band- Main Stage
12:00-3:00 P.M. Rog, Bo and Ruth -Beer Garden
7:30 P.M. Shakey Jake- Beer Garden
Come join in the fun!
24th Annual Fort De Chartre Rendevous
Prairie De Rocher Illinois
The boom of cannons, the smell of campfires and a parade of colorful uniforms will transport visitors back to the 1700s this weekend at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site’s annual Rendezvous.Admission is free for the event, which runs Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. Nearby special event parking is just $5 per car, $10 per bus.Fort de Chartres, which includes the oldest building in Illinois, is located near Prairie du Rocher.The Rendezvous features 1700s military units, traditional craft demonstrations, period music and and dancing — all from the time when France controlled what is now Illinois. Visitors can watch rifles and cannons being fired, throw a tomahawk, buy handmade crafts, learn about French kitchen gardens, taste delicious food and much more.
Opening ceremonies occur both days at 10 a.m., and closing “retreat” ceremonies take place at 5 p.m. A dance for all participants and visitors will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday inside the fort. Craft demonstrations include woodworking, pottery, embroidery, weaving, blacksmithing and metal-working in silver and pewter.
Metropolis Illinois10 a.m. – 10 p.m. most days
Superman Square and other locations throughout Metropolis
What started as a one-day “Homecoming” for the local residents has now evolved into a 4-day celebration that attracts Superman Fans and families from around the world. Forty-seven states and six different countries were represented at the 2016 Celebration. This year marks the 45th year that Metropolis, IL has been designated as the adopted “Home of Superman.”
The Celebration this year will be dedicated to the memory of Noel Neill, who portrayed Lois Lane in the Adventures of Superman television series. Neill, was a repeat guest to the Superman Celebration for many years and was even given the title “First Lady of Metropolis” when a statue of her portraying Lois Lane was revealed in her honor. Neill passed away in July of 2016.
The Superman Celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 8th and runs through 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 11th. Many special events are planned for this year’s Celebration including musical entertainment, a carnival, Superman Celebrity Autograph and Q & A Sessions, and the Heroes & Villains Costume Contest. Also, planned for this year, is the return of the Hollywood Ball, in memory of Noel Neill.
Dean Cane took on his biggest role to date in 1993 as Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The series ran for four seasons, ending in 1997. Currently, Dean can be seen on the popular “Supergirl” TV playing the foster dad.
James Marsters played “Brainiac” in TV’s Smallville and guest starred in Without A Trace, Millennium, Andromeda, The Mountain, Saving Grace, Caprica and most recently Warehouse 13, Supernatural and Hawaii Five-O. His voice-over talents can be found portraying “Lex Luthor” on the DVD release of Superman: Doomsday.
Margot Kidder played “Lois Lane” in four movies: Superman, Superman II, Superman III, & Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
Sarah Douglas played “Ursa” in Superman and Superman II. With worldwide attention focusing on her, the actress began to carve out an extraordinary career in Hollywood, whilst remaining true to her very English upbringing, from her hometown of Stratford Upon Avon.
For autograph sessions schedule, click here.
Friday – Sunday June 9-11
Superman Celebration Artist Alley & Writer’s Way
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
8th and Market Sts., door on side of Union Hall, Metropolis
Artist Alley Is probably one of the coolest places during Superman Celebration where 25 Artists and Writers gather, ready to show off their sketches, books, magazines, comics and charm. Featured guests this year are Amanda Connor, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Strander, and Todd Aaron Smith. Admission is free.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The schedule is subject to change. Check Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
Thursday, June 8
For more information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, 618-524-2714 or 800-949-5740.
Levee Fest- Jacob
Levee Fest, June 10, at Bottoms Up Bar & Grill, Jacob
8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Marathon/Team Relay
4-7 p.m. All You Can Eat Fried Chicken Dinner
8 to 12 p.m. We Got It Covered Band
7:30 p.m. Silent Auction ends
Live Auction at 1st Band intermission.
Farm City Days- Benton
* Event Kick Off: Farm Machinery Parade 11am-noon, North Main from Immanuel Baptist Church to the Benton Public Square. - Sponsored by: Southern FS
x * Kid's Pedal Car Tractor Pull Sponsored by Franklin County 4H 2pm-4pm
x* Dress Your Pet Contest Sponsored by 2nd (Second) Chance Rescue of Franklin County. 2pm-PETS & 4pm-FARM ANIMALS.
* Bags Tournament on East Main Sponsored by Jack Russell Fish Company @ 2pm
100% CASH PAYOUT (1st Place-60%, 2nd Place-30%, 3rd Place-10%)
16 Team Max! Check in and registration is by 1pm in front of Jack Russell Fish Co.,
one block East of the square. See tournament organizer, Cary Aaron.
x * Gun Safety (Extreme Exigency) Sponsored by Chubb AgriBusiness noon-6pm
x * Farm Safety Exhibit sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau noon-6pm
x* Kid's Activity Area (Old Logan School Lot) Sponsored by City of Benton, Rend Lake Marina, Big O Farm & Garden, Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Center, Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones, H&R Agri-Power CASE IH, and "In Memory of KJ" noon-6pm
Kid's Activities Include:
* Petting Zoo Sponsored by Marion Subaru
* Inflatables Sponsored by Immanuel Baptist Church, Tabor Pest Services,
City of Benton, & Gesell's Pump & Service Inc.
27' Slide, 60' Obstacle Course, Crayon Combo, Kiddie Combo, Three Lane
Bungee Run, Basketball, Baseball, and Knock Out Games.
* Corn Bin Sponsored by Consolidated Grain & Barge (CGB)
* Kids Games are Sponsored by State Bank of Whittington
* Benton Fire Department Kid's Fire Hose Spray noon-6pm
x* Prairie Farms ice cream, milk, and give-a-way exhibit on the square noon-6pm
x * Local Music & Dance. Sponsored by Evan, Sherry, Tyler, Eldon, & Grant Owens
Capital Park Pavilion
1:30pm-2pm - On Point Dance Studio (3 performances)
* WANNA BE
* PROUD MARY
2pm-3pm - LIVE Music by The Gollihers
3pm-3:30pm - On Point Dance Studio (3 performances)
3:30pm-4:30pm - LIVE Music by The Gollihers
4:30pm-5pm - On Point Dance Studio (2 performances)
* GOODY GOODY
5pm-6pm - LIVE Music by Taylor Kearney
x * Farm City Days Car & Motorcycle Show hosted by Jeff Shockley noon-6pm
* Kettle Korn Concession on square noon-6pm
* Elvis Nolen Concession on square noon-6pm
* Craft & Flea Market at Jail Museum Parking Lot noon-6pm
x * Farm Machinery Exhibit on the square noon-6pm
x* Free Cotton Candy by COUNTRY Financial - on the square noon-6pm
x * WC Fire Department Smoke House Sponsored by Ben's Lawn Service noon-6pm
x * Illinois State Police "Drive For Life" Course noon-6pm
x * Toy Train Setup at Leffler Funeral Home By Zeb Leffler noon-6pm