Event Calendar
Jul
16
Mon
5-Day Suzuki String Workshop @ Community Arts Center
Jul 16 – Jul 20 all-day

*Directed by Philip Tinge of Tinge Studios
*Ages: School age through adult
*Dates: July 16th – July 20th
*Time: 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
*Daily classes & performances with “Finale” concert on Friday
*Cost is $40 per day or $150 for the week.
*Scholarships will be available.

—-SNACKS PROVIDED DURING BREAKS.  STUDENTS BRING OWN LUNCHES OR EAT OUT.—-

The workshop will enrich the musical lives of those currently playing a string instrument and provide training for NEW STUDENTS.
In just one week, new students will have exposure to strings closely comparable to six months of private lessons.  Violins will be available for students to use during each day and special instrument purchase pricing will be offered as well.

Workshop will include:
*Introduction to string instruments,
*Basic instrument care & tuning ,
*“Chamber Moments” – string quartets & solos,
*Chamber Orchestra music, Ear Training, Full Group,
*Small group lessons on learning & refining musical skills.

To register, please contact:
Cindy @ 533-ARTS or TingeStudios@gmail.com
Information needed at registration: Age (if not adult), Address, Phone numbers, and E-mail addresses Grade in school, If you have or need an instrument,
Instrument you are currently playing.

Jul
28
Sat
Hydroplane Boat Races @ Raccoon Lake
Jul 28 – Jul 29 all-day

Don’t miss this two day event at Raccoon Lake! July 28th & 29th, 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
4
Sat
Centralia Carillon Summer Concert Series @ Centralia Carillon
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Centralia Carillon Summer Concert Series @ Centralia Carillon | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Featured artist for this event is Joey Brink, University Carillonneur of Arnhem, The Netherlands.  A free climb of the tower will be available after every ARTIST CONCERT.  For full details regarding the Summer Concert Series and performers visit www.centralia-carillon.org.

Aug
11
Sat
Centralia Carillon Summer Concert Series @ Centralia Carillon
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Centralia Carillon Summer Concert Series @ Centralia Carillon | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Featured artist for this event is Bob van der Linde, Carillonneur of Arnhem, The Netherlands.  A free climb of the tower will be available after every ARTIST CONCERT.  For full details regarding the Summer Concert Series and performers visit www.centralia-carillon.org.

Aug
17
Fri
BalloonFest @ Foundation Park
Aug 17 – Aug 19 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
25
Sat
Bronze Expressions Handbell Concert – “Gotta Dance” @ Community Arts Center
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bronze Expressions Handbell Concert - "Gotta Dance" @ Community Arts Center | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Bronze Expressions Handbells Concert with refreshments catered by Antons.  For reservations please call 618-532-2951.

Sep
13
Thu
Elmwood Speaks @ Elmwood Cemetery
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 16 @ 8:30 pm
Join the City of Centralia’s Parks & Cemetery Advisory Committee along with The Centralia Cultural Society for “Elmwood Speaks”.  A historic tour of Elmwood Cemetery, enacted by actors of the Centralia Cultural Society. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 618-532-2951, tours fill quickly.
Sep
15
Sat
Wamac Fest @ Wamac City Park
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Wamac Fest @ Wamac City Park | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Join the fun in Wamac City Park for Wamac Fest with live entertainment, food, sport competitions, kids games, pony rides, laser tag, cake walk, crafts and beer garden.

 

 

Centralia Carillon Summer Concert Series @ Centralia Carillon
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Centralia Carillon Summer Concert Series @ Centralia Carillon | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Featured artist for this event is Laura Ellis, carillon and organ teacher at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  A free climb of the tower will be available after every ARTIST CONCERT.  For full details regarding the Summer Concert Series and performers visit www.centralia-carillon.org.

Sep
20
Thu
Grease – Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grease - Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society

Little Theatre Players present “Grease” the musical.  Performing 5 night shows and a Sunday matinee.

Sep
21
Fri
Grease – Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grease - Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society

Little Theatre Players present “Grease” the musical.  Performing 5 night shows and a Sunday matinee.

Sep
22
Sat
Grease – Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grease - Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society

Little Theatre Players present “Grease” the musical.  Performing 5 night shows and a Sunday matinee.

Sep
23
Sun
Grease – Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Grease - Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society

Little Theatre Players present “Grease” the musical.  Performing 5 night shows and a Sunday matinee.

Sep
28
Fri
Central City Lion’s Festival @ Lions Club
Sep 28 @ 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.

 

Grease – Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grease - Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society

Little Theatre Players present “Grease” the musical.  Performing 5 night shows and a Sunday matinee.

Sep
29
Sat
Central City Lion’s Festival @ Lions Club
Sep 29 @ 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.

 

Grease – Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grease - Musical @ Centralia Cultural Society

Little Theatre Players present “Grease” the musical.  Performing 5 night shows and a Sunday matinee.

Oct
13
Sat
Apple Festival @ Schwartz Orchard
Oct 13 @ 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 13 @ 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.

 

Oct
27
Sat
Centralia Fall Festival @ Downtown Centralia
Oct 27 @ 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 at the Centralia Recreation Complex, free children’s games and activities, Flea Market, Chili Cook-off, Miss and Mister Pumpkin contest, Car Show, Best Dressed Pet Contest, 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 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual Halloween Parade

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

92nd Annual Centralia Halloween Parade -2018

 

 

Nov
21
Wed
Fantasy of Lights @ Foundation Park
Nov 21 – 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.

Nov
30
Fri
Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll @ Downtown Centralia, IL
Nov 30 @ 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 November 30th 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, hot cocoa and Girl Scout treats, 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
1
Sat
Lunch with Santa @ Centralia Recreation Complex
Dec 1 @ 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
27
Thu
Holiday High School Basketball Tournament @ Centralia High School
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – Dec 29 @ 9:00 pm
Holiday High School Basketball Tournament @ Centralia High School | Centralia | Illinois | United States

The Centralia Holiday Basketball Tournament, first held in 1942, is a three day tournament held between Christmas and New Years featuring teams throughout the nation and attracting over 6,000 spectators each year.

Home of the Orphans – Winningest Team in the Nation