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Upcoming Events

Train Display

December 9 to December 31

Oliver C. Joseph Inc., Belleville

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Gateway Garden Railroad Club will display its traveling train display until the end of the month. You won’t want to miss your children’s eyes lighting up as the take in the intricate display.

For more information, click here.

New Year’s Eve Musical Show

Lincoln Theatre, Belleville

Sunday, December 31

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Celebrate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 with a two hour concert featuring various time periods.

For more information call (618) 233-0018.

Ringing of the Bells

Downtown Belleville

Monday, January 1

12:00 p.m. Join in this Belleville tradition and literally ring in the New Year on Belleville’s Public Square. Bring your own bell.

For more information, call (618) 233-6769.

Let’s Go Fishing Show

Gateway Center, Collinsville

Friday- Sunday, January 5 – 7

The largest fishing show between Chicago and St. Louis is coming to Collinsville. Vendors will have everything fishing on hand and ready to sell. The event also features extravagant prizes.

For more information, click here.

Way of Lights Run

Our Lady of the Snows Shrine, Belleville

Saturday, January 6

6:30 p.m. Make your way through The Way of Lights on foot in the competitive 5K or the 1.5 mile Fun Walk. Big River Running will provide Chronotrack Chip Timing.

For more information and registration, click here.

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Highland High School

January 19-21, 26-27

This early 1960s musical follows friends, Lois and Marge, on a Labor Day trip to get over a recent breakup. The find that romance flourishes in strange places during the trip.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

ACS Gateway Spring Home Show

Gateway Center, Collinsville

Saturday & Sunday, January 20-21

Get motivated and excited about your home improvement plans for 2018. Get professional tips and advice in a fun, casual environment. You will gain inspiration and confidence as you plan to tackle home improvements of any size.

For more information, click here.

Bavarian Breakfast at Stubborn German

Saturday, January 20

Stubborn German Brewing Company, Waterloo

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with an authentic Bavarian taste and experience. Tickets are limited to 100 and can be purchased by calling (618) 504-2444. Cost is $25 each.

For more information, click here.

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Area Festivals

  • Through Dec. 31 - Way of Lights. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Daily. National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville.
  • Through Dec. 31 - Lebanon Winter Wonderland. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday. 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday. Horner Park, Lebanon. 
  • Through Jan. 6 - Belleville Christmas Celebration. Times & Events Vary:  




Additional Events Calendars

The Tourism Bureau Illinois South works diligently to collect information about events being held throughout the area. From festivals and homecoming celebrations to art fairs and beer fests, we want to help you get to them all. Please note, all efforts have been made to verify event information prior to publishing, however, changes do occur. Please contact event producers directly to verify times of operation, location and admission price. And most of all . . . Have fun!

Tourism Bureau Illinois South Events Calendar