Phone: 217-268-4959


Dates subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information and additional activities.

10, 11: 12th Annual World Famous Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity. Downtown Springfield. Food, beer, and entertainment along the race route followed by a street party with a hog roast and music. Fat Ass Craft Beer and Cigar Festival sponsored by Security Bank on May 10 before the 5k. Featuring food trucks, three bands and a hog wing eating contest. All profits go to charity.
18, 19: Old Capitol Art Fair. Old State Capitol Downtown Complex. May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

2-7: 58th International Carillon Festival. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave. For more information, visit

26, 27: Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival. Downtown at 7th & Washington. Showcases original music and art while introducing festival goers to a variety of craft beers. For more information, call 217-638-4768, or visit

8-18: Illinois State Fair. Illinois State Fairgrounds. Fairgrounds are open from 7 a.m. to midnight. For more information, visit or call 217-782-6661.

27-29: 18th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival. Downtown Springfield. More than 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators will roll into the heart of Springfield’s historic downtown for a weekend of family fun in the sun and non-stop live music and entertainment. Come celebrate the golden age of Route 66. For more information, call 317-236-6515 or visit

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