Listing of All Scheduled Main Street Events
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Paxton  
PRIDE in Paxton Week  
05/12/2008
Downtown
PRIDE in Paxton week was started to cleanup the downtown.
pride 217-379-3388
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Pontiac  
Downtown Carnival  
05/15/2008
Downtown Pontiac
Good Old Fashion Carnival on the Downtown Square.
P.R.O.U.D. @ 815-844-6692 or pontiacproud.org
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Mt. Vernon  
Downtown After 5 Landmark Tour  
05/15/2008
Appellate Courthouse (tours will begin and end) 1400 Main Street (State Highway 15)
Starting at 5:00 p.m., the DA5 Landmark Tour will highlight the recently renovated 150 year old Appellate Courthouse, trolley tours of significant historic downtown sites and launch the Mt. Vernon Tourism brochure on downtown landmark sites. Added tours include the 70 year old renovated Granada Theater and the century old First United Methodist Church's art by nationally reknown artist Rodney Windfield on the Accension Wall and in the lobby The evening will also include a jazz band and a refreshments throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Cyndy Mitchell 618.242.6866
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Vandalia  
Vandalia Country Market  
05/17/2008 8:00am
Downtown Vandalia, IL, 431 West Gallatin
EVERY SATURDAY through October!!! Vandalia Main Street's version of the local Farmer's Market. On any given day you'll find locally grown produce, meat and eggs, hand-made crafts, even local art! Also at the Vandalia Country Market, you can sample the lemonade made by local children. Drop in to see what's new this week! For vendor information, visit our website at www.vandaliamainstreet.com
Vandalia Country Market, Market Master Ginger Boas, 618-283-2753, info@vandaliaminstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Lombard  
Lilac Mutt Strut  
05/17/2008 8am
Downtown Lombard
Runners wanted for this dog optional event! Run in the 5K or run the 1 mile Puppy Path with your dog. Afterwards, stick around for awards, massages, music, and food! Co-sponsored by the Lombard Park District and Lombard Town Centre. Registration Required. Register at www.lombardparks.org . Code: 1030-0
lombardtowncentre@sbcglobal.net
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Plainfield  
SpringFest  
05/17/2008 10:00am-Midnigh
Plainfield, IL
Come to Downtown Plainfield for a weekend full of fun with carnival rides, inflatables, beer tent, crafters, bands & entertainment. There will also be games and bean bag tournaments and a Taste of Plainfield. Come watch a marshall arts and dance demo. Don't miss our very own Plainfield Idol on Sunday, May 18th from 11:00-1:00pm. Auditions are May 8th, call for details how you can audition and be the next "Plainfield Idol"
Susan Erickson @ 815-436-5510
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Bloomington  
Farmers' Market  
05/17/2008 7:30 am
Historic Downtown Bloomington
An open air market offering the finest in local produce, baked goods, and a selection of fine art.
Jennifer Mullinix
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Bloomington  
Annual Tour de Metro  
05/17/2008 11 am
Historic Downtown Bloomington
A walking tour of 11 fabulous downtown living spaces. Each site will feature the works of local artists.
Jennifer Mullinix
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Champaign  
Orpheum Children's Science Museum Building Fair  
05/17/2008 11 AM
346 N. Neil St. downtown Champaign
Free building event for kids of all ages. Historic walking tours through downtown during the event.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum 217-352-5895
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Paxton  
Community Real Estate Open House  
05/18/2008
Paxton
A variety of homes that are currently for sale will be open for the publics viewing.
PRIDE in Paxton 217-379-3388
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Paxton  
Music Under the Stars  
05/18/2008
Pells Park Pavilion
Evening of Jazz in the Park. Listen to PBL Jazz band for a fun filled evening. PRIDE will have food for sale.
PRIDE in Paxton 217-379-3388
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Lombard  
Lombard Farmer's Market  
05/20/2008 8am
St Charles Rd & Elizabeth, Downtown Lombard
Every Tuesday between May 20 and October 14 from 8 am to 1 pm at the corner of St Charles Rd & Elizabeth. Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, plants and flowers, and much more!
lombardtowncentre@sbcglobal.net
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Macomb  
Farmers Market  
05/22/2008 7AM
Courthouse Square
Thursday & Saturday mornings. Choose from a large variety of homemade treats,crafts and fresh fruits and vegetables, including local favorites-tomatoes and sweet corn!
Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation
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Woodstock  
Donna Jill Witty, award-winning watercolor artist  
05/23/2008
Old Courthouse Arts Center
Donna Jill Witty, award-winning watercolor artist, will present a three-day Watercolor Workshop May 23, 24 and 25 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois. The workshop will include daily demonstrations and discussion along with individual help and critique. Subjects will include landscape techniques, textures, transparency, color and value. The workshop is limited to 16 students. Lunch is included in the $185 workshop fee.
For more information contact the Old Courthouse Arts Center at 815-338-4525 or oldcourthouse@msn.com.
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St. Charles  
St. Charles Fine Art Show  
05/24/2008 10:00 a.m.
1st Avenue between Main / Illinois Streets
Juried Fine art show features 100 of the best artists from throughout the U.S., in a beautiful downtown setting along the east bank of the Fox River. Show features works in many media, as well as live music, exhibitions, silent auction, artist awards, as well as art ehibits / sales in numerous downtown businesses. Free admission and parking
www.stcharlesfineartshow.com
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Vandalia  
Vandalia Country Market  
05/24/2008 8:00am
Downtown Vandalia, IL, 431 West Gallatin
EVERY SATURDAY through October!!! Vandalia Main Street's version of the local Farmer's Market. On any given day you'll find locally grown produce, meat and eggs, hand-made crafts, even local art! Also at the Vandalia Country Market, you can sample the lemonade made by local children. Drop in to see what's new this week! For vendor information, visit our website at www.vandaliamainstreet.com
Vandalia Country Market, Market Master Ginger Boas, 618-283-2753, info@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Hoopeston  
Demolition Derby  
05/24/2008
McFerren Park Annex - Hoopeston, IL
Sponsored by Hoopeston Jaycees and Rated PG Promotions
www.ratedpgpromotions.com
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Prophetstown  
Prophetstown Memorial Day Service  
05/26/2008 10:00 am
Riverside Cementary
Forms at American Legion
815 537 5139
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Macomb  
Brown Bag Concerts  
05/28/2008 12 Noon
Macomb,Ill
Every Wednesday enjoy free entertainment . Grab a picnic lunch and take a break during the noon hour to listen to some of our area's best talent!
Macomb Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation
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Woodstock  
John Hegner Concert on the historic Woodstock Square  
05/28/2008 7:00 PM
The Woodstock Square, Woodstock Illinois
Singer-songwriter-pianist, John Hegner, will perform at the CD release date for his new album, "254", on the Woodstock Square immediately follown the first summer band concert. For event details, please call Laura Witlox at 815-814-3264
Laura Witlox 815-814-3264
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Danville  
Summer Sounds Concert Series  
05/30/2008 6:00 p.m.
Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville
Join us for the first of six concerts in the Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Beverages and food available for purchase. For more info, please visit www.summersounds.org and www.downtowndanville.org.
(217) 443-3886
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Vandalia  
Vandalia Country Market  
05/31/2008 8:00am
Downtown Vandalia, IL, 431 West Gallatin
EVERY SATURDAY through October!!! Vandalia Main Street's version of the local Farmer's Market. On any given day you'll find locally grown produce, meat and eggs, hand-made crafts, even local art! Also at the Vandalia Country Market, you can sample the lemonade made by local children. Drop in to see what's new this week! For vendor information, visit our website at www.vandaliamainstreet.com
Market Master Ginger Boas, 618-283-2753, info@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Pontiac  
Pontiac Kite Festival  
05/31/2008
Pontiac Rec-Plex on Old Airport Road
Kite Flyers from all over the United State will be displaying the kite flying ability. This is the second annual.
Pontiac Tourism @ 800-835-2055 or pontiac.org
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Prophetstown  
Prophestown Girls Day Out  
05/31/2008 9:30
Downtown shopping
Tickets for Brunch @ the Eureka with presentation of "goodie bags" followed by shopping and wine down at Flowerland.
815 537 5139
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Berwyn  
Historic Berwyn Bungalow Tour  
06/01/2008
Berwyn, IL
Historic Berwyn's Bungalow Tour features a variety of homes and a historic church. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Event runs from noon until 5p.m.
708-484-0020 or visit: berwynbungalow.com
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Sterling  
Twin City Market Summer Kick Off Cook-Out  
06/04/2008 4:00
Twin City Market
Come join us at the Twin City Farmer's Market. We are having a summer kick off cook-out to celebrate our extended summer hours. In addition to being open every Saturday from 8:00-12:00 we will also be open Wednesday evenings from 4-7, June-September. Stop by to browse the wares and eat great food!
Shelley Day @ 815-626-8610
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St. Charles  
Concerts in the Park  
06/05/2008 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park; on Main Street (Rt. 64) between 4th and 5th Streets
Weekly series of free concerts, every Thursday evening. Bring the whole family to enjoy the free music; bring a picnic dinner, or buy food / soft drinks from select vendors. Dance to a different band each week.
www.st-charlesparks.org
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St. Charles  
Farmers market  
06/06/2008 7:00 a.m.
Baker Memorial Park -- Main Street and 4th Avenue
Held every Friday, this Farmers' Market offers fresh farm food, gourmet food, artisanal crafts and other unique items.
www.bakermemorialchurch.org/fmarket.html
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St. Charles  
Pride of the Fox RiverFest  
06/06/2008
various venues throughout downtown
Entertainment for al ages, RiverFest offers dragon boat races on the river, a carnival, art and craft shows, numouers concerts (both for children and adults), beer gardens, and more. Events and activities are free.
www.prideofthefox.com
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Champaign  
Eat To The Beat  
06/06/2008 Noon
Champaign
Musical event at West Side Park in downtown Champaign during lunch on Friday.
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Beardstown  
Beardstown Farmers Market  
06/06/2008 4 pm
Beardstown City Square
First Year Farmers Market in historical downtown Beardstown
Bob Burget 217-323-3421
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Marengo  
Farmer's Market  
06/06/2008 2pm
Downtown Marengo, behind the library
Marengo's Farmers Market returns. Get your farm-fresh, LOCALLY GROWN fruits and veggies here every Friday afternoon through the summer. It's your treat at the end of a long work week!
Pam Gitta 815-568-8440
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Vandalia  
Vandalia Country Market  
06/07/2008 8:00am
Downtown Vandalia, IL, 431 West gallatin
EVERY SATURDAY through October!!! Vandalia Main Street's version of the local Farmer's Market. On any given day you'll find locally grown produce, meat and eggs, hand-made crafts, even local art! Also at the Vandalia Country Market, you can sample the lemonade made by local children. Drop in to see what's new this week! For vendor information, visit our website at www.vandaliamainstreet.com
Market Master Ginger Boas, 618-283-2753, info@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Sterling  
Clean & Green Day  
06/07/2008

Bring your friends and help us Clean and Green the City! The City of Sterling, Sterling Main Street, and the Sauk Valley Chamber are teaming up to clean our lovely city. Volunteer to pick up trash or plant flower beds in the downtown. Afterwards s "thank you" lunch will be served at the gazebo in Grandon Civic Center.
Shelley Day @ 815-626-8610
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Momence  
"Cool Cars at Night" Cruise Night  
06/10/2008 6 PM
Historic Downtown Momence
A D.J. will spin your favorite tunes, car participants receive giveaways, and local restaurant will offer up their finest.
Main Street Momence, 815 472-3861
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Orion  
Free Orion Community Band Concert and Movie in the Park  
06/11/2008 6:00 p,m,
Orion Central Park
Come join us for a fun-filled evening under the stars in Orion's Central Park. The night will kick off with the music of the Orion Community Band followed by a movie, "Nanny McPhee" shown on a big screen in the Central Park Band Shell.
Pam Owens, Main Street Orion, (309) 526-8299
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Sterling  
Music Under the Stars  
06/11/2008
Grandon Civic Center
Enjoy Music Under the Stars every Wednesday night at the Grandon Civic Center! Listen to the Sterling Municipal Symphony Band perform while relaxing in the park. Enjoy dinner, snacks, and a dessert made available to you by area non-profit organizations.
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Vandalia  
Grande Levee and National Road Festival  
06/13/2008
Vandalia Statehouse Lawn, Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia's 40th Annual Grande Levee! The event kicks off with an old-fashioned ham & beans dinner on Friday evening. Satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner with a funnel cake or homemade ice cream or both! Live entertainment by George Portz will follow the meal. Ham & Beans Dinner tickets $6. Saturday and Sunday festivities include 1800s demonstrations, art & craft vendors, and food vendors. Don't miss tomahawk throwing, medicine man show, the Kahok dancers, and much more!
Vandalia Statehouse - State Historic Site, Site Superintendent Mary Cole at 618-283-0160
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Danville  
Summer Sounds Concert Series  
06/13/2008 6:00 p.m.
Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville
Join us for the second of six concerts for the Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Beverages and food available for purchase. For more info, please visit www.summersounds.org and www.downtowndanville.org.
info@downtowndanville.org
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Marengo  
Farmer's Market  
06/13/2008 2pm
Downtown Marengo, behind the library
Marengo's Farmers Market returns. Get your farm-fresh, LOCALLY GROWN fruits and veggies here every Friday afternoon through the summer. It's your treat at the end of a long work week!
Pam Gitta 815-568-8440
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Golconda  
Golconda Garden Tour  
06/14/2008
begins in downtown Golconda
The Golconda Chamber of Commerce shares some hidden, and not so hidden, garden sanctuaries in a celebration of Summer
618-683-9702
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Vandalia  
Vandalia Country Market  
06/14/2008 8:00am
Downtown Vandalia,IL, 431 West Gallatin
EVERY SATURDAY through October!!! Vandalia Main Street's version of the local Farmer's Market. On any given day you'll find locally grown produce, meat and eggs, hand-made crafts, even local art! Also at the Vandalia Country Market, you can sample the lemonade made by local children. Drop in to see what's new this week! For vendor information, visit our website at www.vandaliamainstreet.com
Market Master Ginger Boas, 618-283-2753, info@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Vandalia  
Race to Downtown!!  
06/14/2008
Downtown Vandalia
Race to Downtown!, Vandalia Main Street's 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held the Saturday before Father's Day. Runners of all ages are invited to join in and race for downtown! The half-mile Kid's Fun Run will take place at 8:00am, followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 8:40am. Race participants are encouraged to enjoy the festivities of the 40th Annual Grande Levee upon completion of the race. Awards ceremony at 10:00am
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, info@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Champaign  
Downtown Street Fest  
06/14/2008 7 pm
Champaign
Walnut & University, live music throughout the evening in downtown Champaign
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Prophetstown  
Prophetstown-Lyndon Alumni Dinner  
06/14/2008 7:00 pm
P-town Jailhouse

Pam Shaner
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Mendota  
Mendota Farmers Market  
06/14/2008 8 am till noon
Main Street across from the train station
Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning through October
Karyn Bock 815-538-5043
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Mendota  
Downtown Garage Sales  
06/14/2008 8 am
8th Ave downtown Mendota
Downtown Garage Sales will also occur on July 19, Aug. 16 & Sept 20
Karyn Bock 815-538-5043
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Marengo  
2008 Putt-Putt Challenge  
06/14/2008 11am
Downtown Marengo
Come out and play! For one day only, we will turn downtown Marengo into Illnois' largest miniature golf course. Outdoor AND indoor holes will keep things interesting, food court & prizes will add to the fun. Only $2 a ball for all the mini-golf you can play.
Pam Gitta 815-568-8440
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Mendota  
Garage Sales in Downtown Mendota  
06/14/2008 8 am
Downtown Mendota, Ilinois
Main Street will have downtown garage sales along Rt. 34 in conjunction with the famous Rt. 34 Garage Sale Weekend. Main Street will also sponsor garage sales on July 19, Aug. 16, and Sept 20th. 8th Ave. along Rt. 34 will be closed off and tabe space will be sold.
mainstreetmendota@yahoo.com
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Champaign  
Taste of Champaign Urbana  
06/20/2008 5 pm
Champaign
Local area restaurants offering samples off their menus. Live music, kids area, arts and crafts, and more.
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Marengo  
Farmer's Market  
06/20/2008 2pm
Downtown Marengo, behind the library
Marengo's Farmers Market returns. Get your farm-fresh, LOCALLY GROWN fruits and veggies here every Friday afternoon through the summer. It's your treat at the end of a long work week!
Pam Gitta 815-568-8440
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Hoopeston  
"Drivin the Dixie Highway" Days  
06/21/2008 8am
McFerren Park
Held the third Saturday of June, this has become an annual event for the Route 1 communities. Hoopeston activities, located in McFerren Park, include the 1st Annual Dixie Derby - Pinewood Car Race (all ages invited), Poochie Pageant, Car & Motorcycle Show, Flea Market, Kid's Fishing Derby, Jaycee Dunk Tank, and Children's Activities. Attendees travel through 13 communities along the Dixie Highway to enjoy local festivities. This is a growing regional event! for additional information visit hoopeston-il.gov
217-283-7873
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Prophetstown  
Main Street Golf Outing  
06/21/2008
Prophet Hills

815 537 5139
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Momence  
"Dixie Daze"  
06/21/2008 12 PM
Island Park - Momence
Children's Rides, Games, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Live Bands, Taste of Momence, Beer Tent, Turbo Turtle Race, & much more! Over 200 Vintage Cars will weave their way on Historic Dixie Hwy to beautiful Island Park and arrive in Momence around 4 PM.
Main Street Momence at 815 472-3861
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Paxton  
Music Under the Stars/ Singing Men of GNN  
06/22/2008 6:00 p.m.
Pells Park Pavilion
The Singing Men of GNN focus primarily on Christian Music. Food and drinks will be provided by PRIDE.
PRIDE in Paxton 217-379-3388
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Momence  
  
06/24/2008 6 PM
Historic Downtown Momence
Featuring "1950's & 1960's" cars. A D.J. will spin your favorite tunes, car participants receive giveaways, and local restaurants will offer up their finest.
Main Street Momence, 815 472-3861
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Momence  
"Cool Cars at Night" Cruise Night  
06/24/2008 6 PM
Historic Downtown Momence
Featuring "1950's & 1960's" cars. A D.J. will spin your favorite tunes, car participants receive giveaways, and local restaurants will offer up their finest.
Main Street Momence at 815-472-3861
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St. Charles  
Bloomington Gold Corvette Show  
06/26/2008
Pheasant Run Resort, east Main Street (Rt. 64)
America's longest-running Corvette show. 35th annual show includes variety pf special events for car enthusiasts; swap meet, exhibit, auction, etc. See automotive works of art exhibited on the resort's bucolic golf course.
www.bloomingtongold.com
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Danville  
Summer Sounds Concert Series  
06/27/2008 6:00 p.m.
Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville
Join us for the third of of six concerts for the Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Beverages and food available for purchase. For more info, please visit www.summersounds.org and www.downtowndanville.org.
info@downtowndanville.org
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Marengo  
Farmer's Market  
06/27/2008 2pm
Downtown Marengo, behind the library
Marengo's Farmers Market returns. Get your farm-fresh, LOCALLY GROWN fruits and veggies here every Friday afternoon through the summer. It's your treat at the end of a long work week!
Pam Gitta 815-568-8440
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Batavia  
Batavia Farmers' Market  
06/28/2008 8 am
S. Water Street
Shop the weekly Saturday Farmers' Market in downtown Batavia for fresh produce, fruit, meats, breads and more through October 11th
Dawn Williams farmersmarket@downtownbatavia.com
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Prophetstown  
July 4 Prophetstown Lions Fireworks  
07/04/2008
Prophetstown State Recreation Area
Fireworks at Dusk
815 537 5139
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Momence  
"Cool Cars at Night" Cruise Night  
07/08/2008 6 PM
Historic Downtown Momence
Featuring Trucks & Motorcycles. A D.J. will spin your favorite tunes, car participants receive giveaways, and local restaurants will offer up their finest.
Main Street Momence, 815 472-3861
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Orion  
Free Orion Community Band Concert and Movie in the Park  
07/09/2008
Orion Central Park
Come join us for a fun-filled evening under the stars in Orion's Central Park. The night will kick off with the music of the Orion Community Band followed by a movie shown on a big screen in the Central Park Band Shell.
Pam Owens, Main Street Orion, (309)526-8299
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Paxton  
Red Hot Firecracker Days  
07/10/2008
Downtown
Retail promotional for Downtown business owners.
PRIDE in Paxton 217-379-3388
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Champaign  
Eat To The Beat  
07/11/2008 noon
Champaign
Lunch and live music in Westside Park, downtown Champaign
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Danville  
Summer Sounds Concert Series  
07/11/2008 6:00 p.m.
Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville
Join us for the fourth of six concerts for the Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Beverages and food available for purchase. For more info, please visit www.summersounds.org and www.downtowndanville.org.
info@downtowndanville.org
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Champaign  
Downtown Street Fest  
07/12/2008 7 pm
Champaign
Live music at Main and Chestnut in downtown Champaign.
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Champaign  
Gusmacker  
07/19/2008
Champaign
3-on-3 basketball tournament in West Side Park in downtown Champaign
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Momence  
"Cool Cars at Night" Cruise Night  
07/22/2008 6 PM
Historic Downtown Momence
Featuring "1970's cars. A D.J. will spin your favorite tunes, car participants receive giveaways, and local restaurants will offer up their finest.
Main Street Momence, 815 472-3861
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Danville  
Summer Sounds Concert Series  
07/25/2008 6:00 p.m.
Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville
Join us for the fifth of six concerts for the Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Beverages and food available for purchase. For more info, please visit www.summersounds.org and www.downtowndanville.org.
info@downtowndanville.org
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Paxton  
Music Under the Stars/Jubilee Band  
07/27/2008 6:00 p.m.
Pells Park Pavilion
Join us in an evening of Country Music entertainment. Food and drinks will be provided by PRIDE
PRIDE in Paxton 217-379-3388
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Vandalia  
Concerts In the Park  
07/31/2008
Lincoln Park, Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia Main Street's FREE Summer Concert Series. Band: The Prairieland Pickers Genre: Bluegrass
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, director@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Champaign  
Eat To The Beat  
08/01/2008 noon
Champaign
Live music at lunchtime in West Side Park in downtown Champaign
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Prophetstown  
POWWOW  
08/02/2008
Prophetstown State Recreation Area

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Vandalia  
Concerts in the Park  
08/07/2008 7:00pm
Lincoln Park, Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia Main Street's Summer Concert Series Band: TBA Genre: TBA
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, director@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Danville  
Summer Sounds Concert Series  
08/08/2008 6:00 p.m.
Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville
Join us for the last concert for this year's Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Beverages and food available for purchase. For more info, please visit www.summersounds.org and www.downtowndanville.org.
info@downtowndanville.org
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Champaign  
Downtown Street Fest  
08/09/2008 7 pm
Champaign
Live music on the street in downtown Champaign, Neil and Main Streets.
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Champaign  
Downtown Festival Of The Arts  
08/09/2008 11 am
Champaign
Arts Festival on the streets in downtown Champaign.
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Momence  
"Cool Cars at Night" Cruise Night  
08/12/2008 6 PM
Historic Downtown Momence
Featuring Convertibles & "pre-50"s". A DJ will spin your favorite tunes, car participants receive giveaways, and local restaurants will offer up their finest.
Main Street Momence at 815-472-3861
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Vandalia  
Concerts in the Park  
08/14/2008 7:00pm
Lincoln Park, Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia Main Street's FREE Summer Concert Series featuring Band: Digital Vinyl Genre: Blues
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, director@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Paxton  
Dog Days of Summer  
08/14/2008
Downtown
Dog days of Summer downtown retail promotional and scheduled activities.
PRIDE in Paxton 217-379-3388
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St. Charles  
Bob Leonard Memorial Walk  
08/16/2008 TBD
along both banks of the Fox River through downtown
Features a scenic walk along the banks fo the Fox River. Walkers raise money in memory of Bob Leonard, a long-time Downtown Partnership volunteer and River Corridor committee chairman. Funds are used toward river corridor projects -- walkway, riverbank stabilization, landscaping, etc. Entertainment, picnic lunch, t-sirts are provided to registered participants. Walk route includes the many projects on which Bob devited his energies.
www.dtown.org
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Cambridge  
Main Street Fest/ Auto Show/ Tractor Display  
08/16/2008 8:00 am
Cambridge
Join us for a fun filled day! We start with our Auto Show, games for kids, craft sale, and end with a street dance. Fun for everyone!
Sheryl King - Executive Director - 309-937-2633
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Paxton  
Music Under the Stars  
08/17/2008
Pells Park Pavilion
Dog days of Summer! Last Music Under the Stars concert. Come join us and listen to the Feudin Hillbillys who were named Illinois Country Western Dance band of 2006. PRIDE in Paxton will be selling food and drinks at this event.
PRIDE in Paxton 217-379-3388
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Vandalia  
Concerts in the Park  
08/21/2008 7:00pm
Lincoln Park, Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia Main Street's FREE Summer Concert Series featuring Artist: George Portz Genre: Bluegrass
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Momence  
"Cool Cars at Night" Cruise Night  
08/26/2008 6 PM
Historic Downtown Momence
A DJ will spin your favorite tunes, car participants receive giveaways, and local restaurants will offer up their finest.
Main Street Momence at 815-472-3861
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Hoopeston  
Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival  
08/28/2008
McFerren Park
The Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival runs for 5 days annually on Labor Day weekend with free sweetcorn, food vendors, carnival rides, shopping, musical entertainment, demo derby, and more. The Sweetheart Pageant runs from Friday through Sunday in the evenings with contestants from approximately 35 States.
217-283-7873
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Vandalia  
Concerts in the Park  
08/29/2008 7:00pm
Lincoln Park, Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia Main Street's FREE Summer Concert Series featuring Artsit: The Golden Oldies Genre: 50's & 60's Rock N Roll
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Hoopeston  
Demolition Derby  
08/30/2008
McFerren Park Annex - Hoopeston, IL
Two-Day event Co-Sponsored by Hoopeston Jaycees and Rated PG Promotions
www.ratedpgpromotions.com
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Vandalia  
Concerts in the Park  
09/05/2008 7:00pm
Lincoln Park, Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia Main Street's Summer Concert Series Artist: TBA Genre: TBA
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Vandalia  
Corn Days  
09/26/2008
Downtown Vandalia
Corn Games, Corn-on-the-cob, Bingo, Fun for all ages
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Hoopeston  
Demolition Derby  
09/27/2008
McFerren Park Annex-Hoopeston, IL
co-sponsored by Hoopeston Jaycess and Rated PG Promotions
www.ratedpgpromotions.com
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St. Charles  
Scarecrow Festival  
10/10/2008
Lincoln Park, Main Street and 4th / 5th Streets
More than 100 custom-designed, hand-made scarecrows -- from traditional and child-like to whimsical and mechanical -- populate the park. Festival includes free live entertainment, great food, interactive children's events, music, and the Fox Art & Craft show ... and much more! Everything is family-oriented, so bring the kids and grandma!
www.scarecrowfest.com
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Cambridge  
Boo-tiful Saturday  
10/25/2008 TBA
Downtown Cambridge
Join us for Halloween Treating at area businesses.
Sheryl King - Executive Director - 309-937-2633
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Vandalia  
Spooktacular Saturday  
10/25/2008 10:00am
Downtown Vandalia
10:00am - Storytime at Evans Public Library 10:30am - Costume Contest at Family Video 11:00am - TRICK-OR-TREAT at your local downtown merchants
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, info@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Lombard  
Spooktacular Saturday  
10/25/2008 12pm
Downtown Lombard
One of Lombard Town Centre’s most anticipated events with fun for all ages! Trick or treating at the downtown businesses, games, entertainment and a petting zoo!
lombardtowncentre@sbcglobal.net
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Prophetstown  
Prophetstown Main Street Annual Meeting and Banquet  
11/01/2008
Prophet Hills

815 537 5139
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Vandalia  
Olde Tyme Christmas  
11/21/2008 5:00pm
Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia Main Street's Annual Holiday Promotion. Come downtown to experience horse-drawn carriage rides, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and burn barrels to warm yourself as you walk down the street. Get a first look at the holiday merchandise in our fabulous downtown shops, and experience Christmas like it used to be!
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, info@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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St. Charles  
Lighting of the Lights  
11/28/2008 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park -- Main Street and 4th / 5th Streets
Traditional Lighting of the Lights as the mayor and children throw the switch to illuminate all of downtown; street lights, Christmas trees, the City parks ... all holiday lights go on at the same time. Holiday music and songs prior to the officla Lighting, followed by the arrival of Santa and his elves. Downtown businesses are open all day prior to the Lighting, as well as after. Great occasion to welcome friends and family from out of town and make it truly a Holiday Homecoming.
www.dtown.org
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St. Charles  
Electric Christmas Parade  
11/29/2008 5:30 p.m.
Main Street, between 6th St. and 4th Avenue
This 85-unit, full-illuminated parade is one of the first night-time parades in Illinois. Features marching bands, car clubs, live animals, unique lighted floats, celebrity Grand Marshall ... 2007 parade featured a 4-car train, a smoke-breathing dragon, a 30-foot long pirate ship .... ALL brightly lit in the crisp night air. Of course, what Christmas Parade would be complete without the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Prior to the parade, come enjoy a free movie at 10 a.m. or a free concert at 2 p.m. in the Arcada Theater, or watch ice sculpting, enjoy the strolling Victorian carolers, do some shopping in the four unique quadrants of downtown, and sample our diverse restaurant choices.
www.dtown.org
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Jacksonville  
New Years Day Downtown  
12/01/2008 11 a.m.
Downtown Jackssonville
Join your friends - and hundreds of others - enjoying free food at most downtown taverns to welcome the New Year in this Jacksonville tradition... walk around to all participating establishments, including Don's Place, Irish Toad, Bahan's Tavern, KJB's Pint Haus, and more!
Jacksonville Main Street 217-245-6884
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Vandalia  
Snowball Drop  
12/06/2008 following Chris
Downtown Vandalia
Be there to catch your snowball when more than 500 snowballs are dropped from the Vandalia Fire Department's ladder truck. The snownballs will vary in value, marked with discounts from downtown stores, free turkeys, downtown dollars, and chamber gift certificates. Don't miss it!!!
Vandalia Main Street, 618-283-8751, info@vandaliamainstreet.com, www.vandaliamainstreet.com
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Champaign  
Parade Of Lights  
12/06/2008 5 P.M.
Champaign
Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Champaign.
Champaign Park District 217-398-2550
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Prophetstown  
Tuscany Wine Tasting & Charity Auction  
12/06/2008 4:30
P-town Jailhouse
Wine Tasting starts at 4:30 with Auction at 6:00
815 537 5139
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Lombard  
Jinglebell Jubilee  
12/06/2008 1pm
Downtown Lombard
Lombard Town Centre again partners with the Lombard Chamber of Commerce, the Lombard Park District, Helen Plum Library and the Lombard Historical Museum to present the 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Jubilee. Downtown events include a Cookie Walk, Tree Lighting, Caroling, and Sleigh Rides!
lombardtowncentre@sbcglobal.net
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Cambridge  
Tour of Homes  
12/07/2008 TBA
Cambridge Area Homes
Join us for a tour of area homes decorated for the Holidays!
Sheryl King - Executive Director - 309-937-2633
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Cambridge  
Chili Supper  
12/07/2008 4:30pm
Cambridge Community Center
See Santa arrive on the fire truck and then visit him in the hall. Don't forget your Christmas letters. A Chili/hot dog supper will be served from 4:30- 6:30pm.
Sheryl King - Executive Director - 309-937-2633
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