Things To Do

Events

Step back in time as history comes to life, enjoy classic cars and music of a bygone era, or savor the best in bar-b-que and blues. You'll find hundreds of special events happening all year long.

E.g., 10/01/2014
E.g., 10/01/2014
2014-03-05 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-16 00:00:00
Location: Old State Capitol Plaza
This 90-minute, 10-block walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for the strange and bizarre history surrounding Lincoln's life and death. Suitable for all ages. March-May, September-October, Tuesday to Saturday. June - August nightly.
2014-05-08 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-16 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds
Each Thursday, the Commodities Pavilion comes alive with local Illinois vendors, entertainment, and health-related activities. Products range from produce, meat, eggs, plants, specialty products, wine and beer - all produced right here in Illinois.
2014-05-14 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-25 00:00:00
Location: Adams between 5th & 2nd Streets
Wed. and Sat. 8:00 - 12:30. A variety of fresh produce, baked goods, plants, meats, cheese, soaps, lotions, onsite cooking stations, and local artisans. Free entertainment and chef demos. LINK, Debit and Credit Cards accepted for purchase of Market Tokens Located at Adams Street between 5th and 2nd Streets.
2014-10-01 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-01 00:00:00
Location: Downtown Springfield
This guided walking tour highlights interesting architectural facts and structures. Meets at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office at 5:30. Held the first Wednesday of each month, May - October.
2014-10-03 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-05 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
Candle lanterns illuminate the 1830s village while fireplaces entice visitors to step inside many of the log buildings along main street during the annual Candlelight Walk at Lincoln's New Salem pioneer village.
2014-10-03 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-04 00:00:00
Location: Riverside Stables - 2310 Chinchilla Lane
Travel along the river and through the woods pulled by a hearse. The Extreme Haunted Hayrides in Riverside Park are so scary you'll have nightmares for weeks! Weather permitting. Friday Saturday nights only. Gates open at 6 PM. Concessions, live entertainment and bonfires nightly. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.
2014-10-04 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-04 00:00:00
Location: Henson Robinson Zoo
Don't miss the fun at the final Free admission day of the season. Try your luck at picking out the fastest turtle at the Zoo's turtle races and check out the offerings of various vendors.
2014-10-04 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-05 00:00:00
Location: SCHEELS 3801 South MacArthur Blvd
8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available. For more information please visit http://www.ethostactical.com or call (309) 340-4266. SEATING IS LIMITED * REGISTER EARLY! All instructors are IL Department of Financial Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at every CCW class instructed.
2014-10-06 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-06 00:00:00
Location: SCHEELS
Come explore the SCHEELS wildlife mountain and learn more about the animals on the mountain. All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).
2014-10-10 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-10 00:00:00
Location: Studio Theater - University of Springfield Illinois
O Sole Trio is a vibrant musical ensemble that has brought their exhilarating and unique show capturing the essence of the Italian and Italian-American songbook to numerous venues throughout North America and beyond.
2014-10-10 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-11 00:00:00
Location: Riverside Stables - 2310 Chinchilla Lane
Travel along the river and through the woods pulled by a hearse. The Extreme Haunted Hayrides in Riverside Park are so scary you'll have nightmares for weeks! Weather permitting. Friday Saturday nights only. Gates open at 6 PM. Concessions, live entertainment and bonfires nightly. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.
2014-10-11 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-12 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Memorial Garden
The most popular event of the year at the Garden. Held this year October 12-13, when Fall colors are just starting to peak. 10am to 4pm each day. Featuring food, music, crafts and family fun.
2014-10-11 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-12 00:00:00
Location: Clayville Historic Site Pleasant Plains
Annual Halloween activities at Clayville. Fridays and Saturdays, October 11 thru October 26, 7pm -10pm. Kids hours on Saturdays, 5pm until 6:30pm.
2014-10-11 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-12 00:00:00
Location: Washington Park
Bring your kids, family, friends, or any group to this fun, family-friendly event to help carve the 2,014 pumpkins that will light the way for annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular the following week.
2014-10-11 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-11 00:00:00
Location: SCHEELS 3801 South MacArthur Blvd
Join SCHEELS as we ride with participants around the country to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and help find a cure. Goodie bags for the FIRST 100 participants. Prizes and sweepstakes to win a Trek Lexa. 10, 20, 50 mile rides available. Families welcome. Register to win a $250 SCHEELS gift card. Walgreens will be on-site doing a Flu Shot Clinic. Registration: $30 Registration - 100% of Proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Register ONLINE @ scheels.com/events or eventbrite.com

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