MAY 11-14TH Old King Coal Festival- West Frankfort Thursday-Midway opens, Family night, all rides 1 ticket, Blue Suede Crew performing Friday May 12th- Midway opens at 5pm- free entertainment includes Blend, Lew Jetton 61 South Saturday May 13th- Miner's Memorial, Parade at 1pm, Midway opens at 1pm, free entertainment, Johnny Cash Tribute band at 6pm, and the Brat pack at 8:00 pm Sunday May 14th-Midway opens at 1pm- all rides 1 ticket, FREE entertainment
May 19th and 20th Art and Wine Festival- Carterville Walkers Bluff- Carterville Illinois FREE ADMISSION! 11am- 5pm Several local wineries offering TASTINGS and selling their WINE. 7 Local wineries including us: Kite Hill Vineyards, Monte Alegre, Wildlife Lodge & Winery, Honker Hill Winery, Fox Creek Winery, & Purple Toad Winery. It will be $1 per tasting ticket which will get you a 1 oz pour from any of the wineries! We have over 65 confirmed art & craft vendors! FOOD & BEVERAGES will be available for purchase. There will also be LIVE MUSIC all day. 11:00 am - 1:45 pm Fiddlerick & Friends - 2 Guitars & Fiddle 2:15 am - 5:00 pm Violet Hour - Female Covers Duo Moonstock Tickets & Moonscato Wine GIVEAWAYS! Numerous artists, including: Leon Ray, Mrs. Ray, Sarah Draper, Delish Glass, Kelsey Dann, Coulter Creations, Earth & Wood, Ashlee Gorby, Molly Groom Alter, Ashleigh Gregge, Willow Furniture, Ronnie Threewitt, and Katrina Bauer. Vendors include: Grace & Heart Jewelry, Saluki Craft, Scentsy, Avon, Lipsense/SeneGence, LuLaRoe, Thrifty 31, Perfeclty Posh, Young Living, Jamberry, Plexus, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Tupperware, DoTERRA, Pampered Chef, Thirty One, Younique Cosmetics, Stella & Dot, Pink Zebra, Signature Homestyles, Watkins Spices, Paparazzi, Creative Partner Initials, HLN Boutique, Rustic Home Decor, Homemade Essentials, Handmade Soaps, Custom made Coolers, Gypsy Moon Boutique, Jen's Joe, and It Works.
Art with a Beet- Paducah May 19th- 3:00pm-10:30 pm Saturday May 20th- 10:00 am- 10:30 pm Lower Town Arts & Music Festival (LTAMF) is a regional two-day celebration of art, music, food, beer and wine all from a 350 mile radius of Paducah, Kentucky. LTAMF takes place in the Lower Town Historic Arts District near Downtown Paducah. With a commitment to honoring and presenting the culinary, artistic, and musical talent of the region, LTAMF is a growing premier festival that boasts a family-friendly environment with major economic impact right here at home.
MAY 22- 27 Herrinfesta Italiana Downtown Herrin, Illinois Voted 2014 Illinois' Best Event or Festival, this week-long celebration of Italian heritage includes a grape stomp, "Bigga Nose" contest, a midway carnival, and concerts by many world famous recording artists.
Monday, May 22nd -Miss HerrinFesta Pageant
Tuesday, May 23rd - Honoree Banquet
Wednesday, May 24th - Jazz on Park , Talent Contest
Thursday, May 25th -Jazz on Park , Hartley Art Show, Art Exhibition Reception Honoring Bill Barras Foundation Concert Gates open at 6pm - Hairball with opening act: Party Pants
Friday, May 26th - Prayer Breakfast, Jazz on Park ,Bocce Tournament, Hartley Art Show Golf Tournament ,Kids Bike & Pet Parade , Art Exhibition, Sponsor Party Concert Gates open at 6pm - Gary Allan with opening acts: John Spicer Band and Eli Tellor
Saturday, May 27th Masonic Lodge Breakfast , Jazz on Park, Hartley Art Show Grand Parade at Grape Stomp, Adult-Child Bocce Tri-Festa Triathlon "Bigga Nose" Contest Pasta Sauce Contest Pasta Eating Contest Art Exhibition Concert Gates open at 6pm - Old Dominion with opening acts: We Got It Covered and Kali Lynn Trio
Sunday, May 28th Poker Run Car Show Hartley Art Show Championship Bocce Special Intention Mass Art Exhibition Concert Gates open at 6pm - Halestorm with opening acts: For The City and Four Deep
Monday, May 29th Road Races Memorial Day Service Hartley Art Show Art Exhibition Art Exhibition Reception Concert Gates open at 6pm - George Thorogood with opening act: American Lion For more detailed information on the week long events, go to www.HerrinFesta.com.
MAY 27TH-28TH Thebes Historical Courthouse, Fifth and Oak Streets, Thebes, IL Memorial Day celebration 10 am - 3 pm each day This FREE event is hosted by the Thebes Historical Society and features music, food, local crafters, vendors as well as numerous drawings for a variety of prizes! All proceeds benefit the preservation and maintenance of the 1800s era Courthouse. For information call 618-764-2303 or visit www.thebescourthouse.com