850 Franklin St., Carlyle Illinois 62231
Carlyle Lake, located in southwestern Illinois primarily in Clinton County and is less than an hour's drive east of the Gateway Arch in St Louis on U.S. Highway 50, provides over 26,000 acres of lake related activities. You can camp, fish, hunt, hike, sail, boat and play in the sand on the lake's beautiful swimming beaches.
Carlyle Lake is the premiere sailing lake in the midwest. More than 1,000 sailing slips or dry parking pads provide a home for crafts of all descriptions.
(Collinsville) Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
(Carlyle) Carlyle Lake
(Coffeen) Coffeen Lake
(St Louis) Family Fun Center
(Carlyle) Fisherman's Cove Adventure Park
(Collinsville) Gateway Center
05/06 Coming to The Carlyle area
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.