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SEASONAL EVENTS

AMA All-Star TT & Springfield
Mile Motorcycle Races

Illinois State Fairgrounds
Enjoy the fast-paced action
and non-stop thrills of national
level motorcycle racing at
the Multi-Purpose Arena and
on the fastest mile dirt track. 
Admission
217-753-8866
217-632-0277
illinoismda.com

summer
History Comes Alive

Multiple locations
Daily living history programs at
the Lincoln historic sites and
throughout downtown
Springfield. Most programs
are free.
For a complete schedule,
go to VisitSpringfieldIllinois.
com/HistoryComesAlive

SOHO Music Festival

Downtown Springfield,
Old State Capitol
Features 5 stages, 60 bands,
a Family Fun area, and
much more. Bring the kids!
A great weekend outdoors
while enjoying music and
entertainment! All proceeds
go to charity. Admission
815-348-7646
springfieldsoho.org

56th Annual International
Carillon Festival

Thomas Rees Memorial
Carillon - Washington Park
The International Carillon
Festival, in beautiful
Washington Park, features
concerts by some of the
world's finest carillonneurs.
Bring lawn chairs and
blankets. Recitals nightly
except Wednesday. Don't miss
the Festival fireworks Friday
evening. Free
217-546-3853
carillon-rees.org

Flag Lowering Ceremony

Lincoln Tomb
Every Tuesday night, June August, the 114th Volunteer
Infantry Regiment of the Civil
War performs Civil War drills,
firing of muskets and flag
lowering events in front of the
Lincoln Tomb. Free
217-782-2717
facebook.com/
StateHistoricSites
OfSpringfieldIL

Civil War Medical Encampment
Old State Capitol
Springfield's largest outdoor,
living history education
event. The encampment
presents a variety of
programs and activities for
the whole family, including
musical presentations,

Old Capitol Farmers Market

demonstrations, exhibits and
vignettes. Enjoy the largest
outdoor living history event in
the area, complete with a Civil
War living history camp. Free
217-785-7960
facebook.com/
StateHistoricSites
OfSpringfieldIL

Sangamon County Fair

Sangamon County
Fairgrounds - New Berlin
Country fair fun at its
best! You'll find hands-on
agricultural exhibits, a great
carnival, nationally known
entertainment and a variety of
concessions. Admission
217-488-2685
sangcofair.com

Rock the Dock
Fireworks Display

Lake Springfield Marina
Annual Independence Day
fireworks how synchronized
to music and launched over
the waters of Lake Springfield.
Live bands, food and
beverages. The best viewing
and all the activities are at
the Marina site. Free
217-483-3625
lakespringfieldmarina.com

one of the area's most popular
fireworks displays. Free
217-546-8881
Knightsactionpark.com

Annual Downhome Music,
Beer & Art Festival

Corner of 7th St. &
Washington St.
Downtown Springfield
Annual event featuring local,
original live bands on multiple
stages. Food served by local
vendors. 100 craft beers to try.
Kids area. Admission
217-638-4768
downhomemusicfest.com

Illinois State Fair

Illinois State Fairgrounds
Enjoy 10 days of thrills and
excitement at this familyfriendly fair featuring worldrenowned concert artists,
food, carnival rides, livestock
shows, agricultural exhibits,
contests, educational displays,
free entertainment, harness
racing, auto racing and much
more. Admission
217-782-6661
IllinoisStateFair.info

Capital City Celebration

2nd St. & Capitol Ave.
Downtown Springfield
Let's celebrate the birth of
our nation! Entertainment
provided by local bands.
Giant inflatables and other
free activities for the children.
Food, refreshments (including
alcohol), children's pageant
and fireworks on the 4th! Free
217-553-2082
springfieldjaycees.org

Downtown Springfield
Features 40 BBQ competitors
& vendors, live Blues music,
BBQ Competition, ICBC
Challenge and free children's
entertainment. Admission
217-523-1455
downtownspringfield.org

Powerlight Abe Lincoln
Car Show Spectacular &
Super Cruise

Knight's Action Park
A fun car event for the entire
family! A Friday evening super
cruise through Springfield
will be followed by a movie
night at the Route 66 Twin
Drive-In. Saturday will feature
a car show with movie replica
cars, helicopter and hot air
balloon demonstrations and
much more. All cars welcome.
Registration fee
217-553-5271
facebook.com/
abelincolncarshow
Old Capitol Art Fair

Fireworks Extravaganza
at Knight's

Knight's Action Park
Knight's Action Park invites
you to top your day off at this
one-of-a-kind attraction with
(800) 545-7300

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Old Capitol Blues and BBQ

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