Manito is located in central Illinois in northern Mason County about 25 miles south-southwest of Peoria between Pekin and Havana along Highway 4 about 10 miles east of the Illinois River. The population estimate for 2000 was, coincidentally, 2,000.
Recreational opportunities abound for this rural community including day trips to nearby Sand Ridge State Forest, about 5 miles west of town, and Banner Marsh SFWA, about 10 miles to the northwest.
Illinois State Parks Spring Lake State Park |
Wildlife Viewing Powerton Lake SFWA |
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01/19 Coming to The area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Riverside Arts Weekend Riverside IL May18-19 The Riverside Arts Weekend is sure to please artists and patrons alike. Join us to celebrate two days of fabulous art in downtown Riverside, Illinois.
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.