Event Calendar
Jul
21
Fri
Central City Lion’s Festival @ Lions Club
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

This two day festival offers live music, food, beverages, raffles, cake wheel, poker stand, inflatables, and Wamac’s Lil’ Toot Train. Hours are 5pm to midnight both Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Jul
22
Sat
Central City Lion’s Festival @ Lions Club
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

This two day festival offers live music, food, beverages, raffles, cake wheel, poker stand, inflatables, and Wamac’s Lil’ Toot Train. Hours are 5pm to midnight both Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Aug
5
Sat
Hydroplane Boat Races @ Raccoon Lake
Aug 5 – Aug 6 all-day
Hydroplane Boat Races @ Raccoon Lake | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Don’t miss this two day event at Raccoon Lake!  August 5th & 6th, admission only $2.00 for adults (children 12 and under free) and concessions will be available.  The Outboard Power Boat Races are presented by the National Boat Racing Association and Outboard Drivers Association.

Aug
18
Fri
BalloonFest @ Foundation Park
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
BalloonFest @ Foundation Park | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Balloon Fest is a three-day hot air balloon festival featuring 40 hot air balloons, entertainment, crafts, tethered balloon rides, cardboard boat races, car show, fireworks, children’s activities and lots of good food. The event is attended by approximately 40,000 visitors in scenic Foundation Park. The Balloon Fest is held the third full weekend in August.

Aug
26
Sat
Food Truck Saturdays @ Fairview Park
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Join the caravan of mobile vendors with friends and family in Centralia’s Fairview Park for Food Truck Saturdays.  Each vendor offers a unique signature menu!  11am to 8pm –  April 1st, May 13th, June 3rd, July 15th, August 26th, September 23rd and October 7th.  All ages Welcome.  For those interested in signing up for the event to be a vendor please contact Matt Alli of Rollin’ Grill at 618-310-5425 or Kim Enke, City Clerk City of Centralia at 618-533-7625.

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Sep
14
Thu
Elmwood Speaks @ Elmwood Cemetery
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Centralia Cultural Society in cooperation with the City of Centralia and the Elmwood Cemetery Preservation Commission for “Elmwood Speaks”.  A historic tour of Elmwood Cemetery, written and enacted by actors of the Centralia Cultural Society.  Tours leave from the Centralia Cultural Society every half hour starting at 5:30 and last tour leaves at 8pm.  Reservations must be made in advance.

Sep
15
Fri
Elmwood Speaks @ Elmwood Cemetery
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Centralia Cultural Society in cooperation with the City of Centralia and the Elmwood Cemetery Preservation Commission for “Elmwood Speaks”.  A historic tour of Elmwood Cemetery, written and enacted by actors of the Centralia Cultural Society.  Tours leave from the Centralia Cultural Society every half hour starting at 5:30 and last tour leaves at 8pm.  Reservations must be made in advance.

Sep
16
Sat
PDGA “C” Tier Sanctioned Tournament – Disc Golf @ Centralia Foundation Park
Sep 16 all-day

Centralia’s Foundation Park is south central Illinois’ finest disc golf course, and home to the Centralia Disc Golf Club.  Contact the Centralia Disc Golf Club at 618-322-5429 for information about this tournament or visit Centralia Disc Golf Club’s Facebook Page.

Wamac Fest @ Wamac City Park
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Join the fun in Wamac City Park for 2 days of Wamac Fest with live entertainment, food, games, sport competitions, kids games and beer garden.

Elmwood Speaks @ Elmwood Cemetery
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Centralia Cultural Society in cooperation with the City of Centralia and the Elmwood Cemetery Preservation Commission for “Elmwood Speaks”.  A historic tour of Elmwood Cemetery, written and enacted by actors of the Centralia Cultural Society.  Tours leave from the Centralia Cultural Society every half hour starting at 5:30 and last tour leaves at 8pm.  Reservations must be made in advance.

Sep
23
Sat
Food Truck Saturdays @ Fairview Park
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Join the caravan of mobile vendors with friends and family in Centralia’s Fairview Park for Food Truck Saturdays.  Each vendor offers a unique signature menu!  11am to 8pm –  April 1st, May 13th, June 3rd, July 15th, August 26th, September 23rd and October 7th.  All ages Welcome.  For those interested in signing up for the event to be a vendor please contact Matt Alli of Rollin’ Grill at 618-310-5425 or Kim Enke, City Clerk City of Centralia at 618-533-7625.

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Oct
7
Sat
Food Truck Saturdays @ Fairview Park
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Join the caravan of mobile vendors with friends and family in Centralia’s Fairview Park for Food Truck Saturdays.  Each vendor offers a unique signature menu!  11am to 8pm –  April 1st, May 13th, June 3rd, July 15th, August 26th, September 23rd and October 7th.  All ages Welcome.  For those interested in signing up for the event to be a vendor please contact Matt Alli of Rollin’ Grill at 618-310-5425 or Kim Enke, City Clerk City of Centralia at 618-533-7625.

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Oct
12
Thu
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theatre Players of Centralia Cultural Society present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”.  They will be featuring 7 evening shows in total and of those include 2 special midnight shows.  Performance dates are October 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Doors open one hour prior to show times.  Participation bags will be provided at additional cost of $3 (no outside supplies will be allowed) Snacks, refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Call Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951 for questions and ticket information.

Oct
13
Fri
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theatre Players of Centralia Cultural Society present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”.  They will be featuring 7 evening shows in total and of those include 2 special midnight shows.  Performance dates are October 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Doors open one hour prior to show times.  Participation bags will be provided at additional cost of $3 (no outside supplies will be allowed) Snacks, refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Call Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951 for questions and ticket information.

Oct
14
Sat
Apple Festival @ Schwartz Orchard
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apple Festival @ Schwartz Orchard | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Enjoy a fun filled day of activities at Schwartz Orchard including games, straw maze and face painting.  Baked goods, mums, pumpkins and apple cider available.

Celebrate Centralia Art+Wine+Music Festival @ Downtown Centralia
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrate Centralia Art+Wine+Music Festival @ Downtown Centralia | Centralia | Illinois | United States

A festival of Art, Wine and Music featuring local artists, musicians, food vendors, and award winning wineries & vineyards from the area as well as craft breweries.

 

The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society
Oct 14 @ 11:59 pm – Oct 15 @ 2:00 am
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theatre Players of Centralia Cultural Society present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”.  They will be featuring 7 evening shows in total and of those include 2 special midnight shows.  Performance dates are October 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Doors open one hour prior to show times.  Participation bags will be provided at additional cost of $3 (no outside supplies will be allowed) Snacks, refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Call Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951 for questions and ticket information.

Oct
20
Fri
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theatre Players of Centralia Cultural Society present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”.  They will be featuring 7 evening shows in total and of those include 2 special midnight shows.  Performance dates are October 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Doors open one hour prior to show times.  Participation bags will be provided at additional cost of $3 (no outside supplies will be allowed) Snacks, refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Call Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951 for questions and ticket information.

Oct
21
Sat
9th Annual “666” Doubles Tournament – Disc Golf @ Centralia Foundation Park
Oct 21 all-day

Centralia’s Foundation Park is south central Illinois’ finest disc golf course, and home to the Centralia Disc Golf Club.  Contact the Centralia Disc Golf Club at 618-322-5429 for information about this tournament or visit Centralia Disc Golf Club’s Facebook Page.

The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theatre Players of Centralia Cultural Society present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”.  They will be featuring 7 evening shows in total and of those include 2 special midnight shows.  Performance dates are October 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Doors open one hour prior to show times.  Participation bags will be provided at additional cost of $3 (no outside supplies will be allowed) Snacks, refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Call Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951 for questions and ticket information.

Oct
27
Fri
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theatre Players of Centralia Cultural Society present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”.  They will be featuring 7 evening shows in total and of those include 2 special midnight shows.  Performance dates are October 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Doors open one hour prior to show times.  Participation bags will be provided at additional cost of $3 (no outside supplies will be allowed) Snacks, refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Call Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951 for questions and ticket information.

Oct
28
Sat
Centralia Fall Festival @ Downtown Centralia
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Centralia Fall Festival @ Downtown Centralia | Centralia | Illinois | United States

The Fall Festival is located in downtown Centralia and will begin at 9:00 A.M on October 29, 2016.  It features a Craft Fair and Flea Market at the Centralia Recreation Complex, free children’s games and activities, chili cook-off, Miss and Mister Pumpkin contest, Car Show, Best Dressed Pet Contest, Scavenger Hunt, photo opportunity in Illinois Theatre, local Entertainment and, of course, delicious food.  For more information about making entry into the any of these events please visit www.centraliahpff.org.

Annual Halloween Parade
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

fall-festival

 

Annual Halloween Parade is at 7:00 p.m. (Runs along Rt. 51 south / Poplar St.)

 

The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society
Oct 28 @ 11:59 pm – Oct 29 @ 2:00 am
The Rocky Horror Show @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theatre Players of Centralia Cultural Society present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”.  They will be featuring 7 evening shows in total and of those include 2 special midnight shows.  Performance dates are October 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Doors open one hour prior to show times.  Participation bags will be provided at additional cost of $3 (no outside supplies will be allowed) Snacks, refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Call Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951 for questions and ticket information.

Nov
22
Wed
Fantasy of Lights @ Foundation Park
Nov 22 – Dec 31 all-day
Fantasy of Lights @ Foundation Park | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Presented by the Centralia Foundation, Fantasy of Lights is a holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.  Take a drive through Foundation Park to experience twinkling candy canes, golfing Santa, or Rudolf catching some rays.  Don’t forget to visit 600 N Pleasant for more Christmas displays and the challenge of finding “Wanda”!  Open from 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night at no charge.  Don’t miss Santa who will be at his cottage on Friday’s and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..  For even more fun, make plans to ride the “Little Obie” train through the park on certain evenings during the month of December.

Dec
1
Fri
Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll @ Downtown Centralia, IL
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll @ Downtown Centralia, IL | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Enjoy a Christmas Shopping Stroll in Downtown Centralia on December 1st from 3pm-7:15pm. Participating merchants will display an ornament inside their store for shoppers to locate and have their card stamped. Cards may be found in any participating business downtown and inside the Illinois Theatre. When you find all the ornaments needed your card should be returned to Illinois Theatre for a drawing at 7:15pm. Other activities include horse drawn carriage rides, store specials, an opportunity to meet with Santa, Carolers and other musical performances, Christmas music from the Carillon, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, refreshments and much more to come. Meet your downtown merchants and do some holiday shopping at the same time! Please contact Kala Lambert at 618-533-7623 for additional information.

 

Dec
2
Sat
Lunch with Santa @ Centralia Recreation Complex
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy lunch with Santa at Centralia Recreation Complex.  Get your tickets early for that special holiday cheer you won’t want to miss.

Dec
28
Thu
Holiday High School Basketball Tournament @ Centralia High School
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – Dec 30 @ 9:00 pm
Holiday High School Basketball Tournament @ Centralia High School | Centralia | Illinois | United States

High School basketball teams throughout the nation participate in this prestigious event.