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ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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"Annual Celebrations of Historic Events" for each of the 50 states as
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interested in American history to have a  free, easy to use,
"One-Stop" itinerary planning list.

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JANUARY

COOK COUNTY

Chicago
Snow Days Chicago
Grant Park
A 3 day winter festival with national snow sculpting competition, dog sled demonstrations,  a winter wonderland, a fine family festival

(312) 836-7000

FEBRUARY

SANGAMON COUNTY

Springfield
Veterans Ceremony at Lincoln Tomb
National American Legion Pilgrimage and dignitaries will walk from downtown Springfield to President Lincoln’s tomb on his birthday.  In a touching and patriotic ceremony wreaths from American Legion Posts around the country will be placed on the Tomb of our 16th President. Patriotic songs will be sung and dignitaries will address those present.

Since 1935

www.americantowns.com/il/springfield/


MARCH

DUPAGE COUNTY

Oak Brook
Best- of-the-Best Art Exhibit
Education and appreciation of artwork of local artists.
Since 1992

(630) 206-9566


APRIL

MONROE COUNTY

Waterloo
 Annual Sheep and Craft Festival
Sheep shearling, spinning, weaving, working sheep dog demonstrations and more.

(618) 939-8536

RANDOLPH COUNTY

Praire du Rocher
Fort de Chartres Historic Site
Living history depicts the Illinois County during 1750-1790.   Musket and rifle shooting, colonial games and military demonstrations

(618) 284-7230


MAY

COOK COUNTY

Chicago
Memorial Day Parade
 A special celebration for those who have served in our military.

(312) 744-3315


JUNE

FAYETTE COUNTY

Vandalia
Annual Grande Levee
Celebration of days before 1840
So many activities during a three day period.
History comes alive.
Since 1970

(618) 283-1534

KANKAKEE COUNTY

Bourbonnaise
Klash on the Kankakee
An 18th century reenactment between British forces and American colonists

(815) 933- 9905


JULY


MONROE COUNTY

Waterloo
Monroe County Fair
Serves to showcase local agricultural and
business products as well as local 4-H talent

Since 1947

(618) 939-7796

AUGUST


KNOX COUNTY

Galesburg
Galesburg Heritage Days
A living history festival with a Civil War re-enactment and pre 1840’s Rendezvous including night firing of cannons and many other activities

(309) 342-6454

SANGAMON COUNTY

Springfield
Illinois State Fair
10 days of constant excitement

(217) 782-6661



SEPTEMBER


COOK COUNTY

Chicago
World Music Festival
One week festival featuring both traditional and contemporary music. Over 50 events throughout Chicago
Since 1999

(312) 742-1938



OCTOBER


GALENA COUNTY

Galena
Galena County Fair
Over 150 vendors, hand crafts, fine arts, live entertainment, family fun a fine event in picturesque grant park overlooking historic Galena
Since 1980

(417) 357-8202

NOVEMBER

MCLEAN COUNTY

Bloomington
CHRISTMAS AT CLOVER LAWN
Tours of Victorian bedecked David Davis Mansion

(309) 828-1084



DECEMBER


PEORIA COUNTY


Peoria
East Peoria Festival of Lights
Since 1985

(309) 698-4716  

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