Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Concerts/Entertainment'


Dunlap Days (Sat. Aug 27, 2016 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Dunlap Days
North Park
Dunlap, IL 61525

Come out to Dunlap Days for lots of food, games, rides, vendors, music, a car show, a 5k run/walk and more!  There is free admission!


A full schedule of events is available at the link above.

2nd Annual Northern Illinois Autumn Fest (Sat. Aug 27, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2105 E. Route 30
Rock Falls, Il 61071

This is an all day, outdoor gospel sing and vendor event. It will be held rain or shine. 


Stop at the registration desk to sign up for giveaways! There are over 30 vendors and 15 singers/groups, plus a food vendor.  


Bring your own lawn chair to sit back and enjoy the day.

Sangamon River Music Festival (Sat. Aug 27, 2016 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Sangamon River Music Fest
Main Street
Mahommet, IL
(217) 586-3165

I AM THEY will be playing at the Sangamon River Music Festival.

Southside Church Gospelfest (Sat. Aug 27, 2016 11:00 am - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Litchfield Community Center
1100 S State St
Litchfield, IL 62056

This event is an all day Gospelfest with three groups to preform from noon to 3:00 p.m. and three more groups to preform from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.


We will have a silent auction as well as food available throughout the day. There's something for everyone in the family!


For more information call Linda or Bart at the number above. We hope to see you there!

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social (Sat. Aug 27, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ's Church Limestone
1604 N Christ Church Rd
Hanna City, IL 61536

Come tour our beautiful 170-year-old church, gardens, and grounds, while enjoying some ice cream. A free-will donation will be taken.

FREE Carrollton Concert (Sat. Aug 27, 2016 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tower Park
1222 E Kingman Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 685-7649

WCIC welcomes Carrollton to Peoria Heights for a free outdoor concert!


Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
A free-will offering will be taken.


The Peoria Heights Congregational Church praise band will open for Carrollton.

GOD'S NOT DEAD 2 FREE SHOWING (Sat. Aug 27, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
323 S. Grand Ave. West
Springfield, IL
(217) 414-2435

Business Men in Christ presents God's Not Dead 2 just in time for the new school year. This event is free to the general public.


God's Not Dead 2 stars Melissa Joan Hart as a Christian school teacher under persecution for mentioning the Name of Jesus and is relevant for critical times like these - bring a friend!

Pioneer Days: Koerner Family Cemetery Walk (Sun. Aug 28, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park
6329 Koerner Rd
Edwards, IL 61528

Come experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! The feature is "Koerner Family Cemetery Walk."


Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides and livestock care.


This is a wonderful opportunity for scout and youth groups to learn history.


 Admission is $3/person ages 4+


New this year: Heirloom produce available for sale.

FREE BLOCK PARTY (Sun. Aug 28, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 N. Jackson St.
Clinton, IL 61727
(217) 935-3139

Everything's FREE! - petting zoo, inflatables, games, live band, bingo, hot dogs & hamburgers.


Bring your family & your friends too!

Country Western Concert with Barry Ward (Wed. Aug 31, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Mennonite Church
250 S. Baltimore
Morton, IL 61550

Cowboy singer & songwriter Barry Ward will be performing in concert!


His many accolades include singing at Carnegie Hall and the 2002 Winter Olympics, 2015 Western Album of the year, and 2014 Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee!  


Popcorn and cookies will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs & blankets.


A free will offering will be taken.

Campfire Stories (Sat. Sep 3, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 579-2157

Join nationally known storyteller, Tracey Brownell, for an evening of stories and toasting marshmallows by the campfire.


Aspiring storytellers and musicians are welcome to participate!


Call for more information. No registration is required.

PNC Worldwide Day of Play (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 681-2854

It's a day to play! Enjoy family-friendly activities at Glen Oak Park, free entertainment, Touch a Truck, Children's Resource Fair, photo booth and bounce houses.


Also, receive a discounted admission to the zoo and free admission to the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum!

Fiesta Days Parade (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grandon Civic Center
E. 4th St.
Sterling, IL 61081

The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Leaders Committee is excited to announce the 64th annual Fiesta Parade.


The parade will begin in Rock Falls, travel north on First Avenue, and cross the First Avenue bridge to Sterling.  At the base of the bridge, the parade will travel north on Locust Street to 4th and end at Grandon Civic Center.


Following the parade this year, there will be activities taking place at Grandon Civic Center. The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago will be performing. There will be an ice cream social and also a Vendor Fair. Parade entry winners will be announced as well. We hope to see you there!

Jesusfest 6 (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock & Roll Hardee's Bandshell
2501 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703

B.M.I.C. presents JESUSFEST 6 in Springfield featuring the MightyCrush3 Christian Power Team with inspiring contemporary Gospel music from Roderick Lemar, New Life Church Praise Band, Brandon Austin, the Great M.B., & more!


FREE!!! Bring the whole family and your lawn chair.

Grandparents Day at Peoria Zoo (Sun. Sep 11, 2016 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Zoo
2320 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603

Bring your Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, or Papa out to the Zoo. Spend time learning all about the importance of families in the animal world while spending time with your own family!


No registration required. Regular zoo admission applies.

SCHEELS Kids Klub - Explore the Aquarium (Mon. Sep 12, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield Il 62711
(217) 726-6330

Join us at Kids Klub as we explore the SCHEELS Aquarium. Atkins Aquatics will be here to inform us about SCHEELS' 16,000 gallon Salt Water Aquarium and our fun Fish Friends who live there.  


We will have an aquatic themed snack and everyone will get a FREE ride on the Ferris Wheel.


You can also register to WIN fun prizes!                                                                        

Jason Gray, Josh Wilson, and JJ Heller concert (Thu. Sep 15, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Canton Friendship Festival
890 E. Oak St.
Canton, IL 61520

A tradition for more than 50 years, Canton's annual Friendship Festival is four days packed with family fun, including a parade, carnival rides, contests, and, of course, great food and music. 


Josh Wilson and Jason Gray with special guest JJ Heller will be in a free outdoor concert on Thursday, September 15!


SCHEELS Federal Premuim Ammunition Hunting Expo (Fri. Sep 16, 2016 9:00 am)

Don’t miss the 6th Annual SCHEELS Federal Premium Ammunition Hunting Expo! 


Come out and experience a variety of hunting and dog related vendors with product demos throughout the weekend.  


This is a family Friendly event with a kids activity area.


There will be specials and register to win opportunities throughout the event.

Dock Dogs Competition at SCHEELS (Fri. Sep 16, 2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Join SCHEELS for the Dock Dogs Competition –The World’s Premier Canine Aquatics Competition! The event is free to spectators.


To register for the competition, you can send an email to the address listed above.


For more information, you can visit the link listed above or go to

Radical Love (Fri. Sep 16, 2016 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Riverfront Park
121 Court St
Pekin, Illinois 61554
(309) 642-5761


This is a free event! Join us for a "Night of Worship and Prayer" in the city of Pekin! Our vision is to see Holy Spirit move by breaking chains, changing lives and healing our city!


We want to take our worship and prayer to the streets and outside of the 4 walls of the local church.


Bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket


Everyone is welcome! If you have a heart for our community, for Jesus, for worship and prayer, this is for you! With Christ, all things are possible!