Event Calendar
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

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
Annual Halloween Parade

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

91st Annual Centralia Halloween Parade -2017

  1. Honor Guards- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2055 & Ladies Auxiliary
  2. American Legion Post 446
  3. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 176
  4. Float-Disabled American Veterans Chapter 76
  5. AMVETS
  6. Cub Scout Pack #446
  7. Centralia Veterans Affairs Committee
  8. Centralia Elks Lodge 493 – “The American Flag”
  9. Centralia Police Dept.
  10. Wamac Police Dept.
  11. Central City Police Dept.
  12. Marion County Sheriff Dept.
  13. ESDA
  14. Grand Marshall- Fay Vaccaro driven by Herb Lambert
  15. Theme Winner- Natalie Ann Poninski driven by Monken Buick GMC
  16. Heroes on the Water- Wabash River Valley Chapter
  17. City of Centralia Mayor and Council
  18. Centralia Youth Commission
  19. Marion County Coalition Against Drug Use
  20. Band- Centralia Junior High School Marching Tigers
  21. City of Centralia Fire Dept.
  22. Centralia Fire Protection Dist.
  23. Patoka Fire Protection Dist.
  24. Odin Fire Protection Dist
  25. Sandoval Fire Protection Dist.
  26. Hoffman Fire Protection Dist.
  27. Irvington Fire Protection Dist.
  28. LifeStar Ambulance Service, Inc.
  29. Centralia Moose Lodge Family Center #1219- “66th Annual Kiddies Parade Winners”
  30. Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival Best Dressed Pet’s Winners
  31. Band- Centralia High School Marching Showcase
  32. Centralia High School 2017 May Fete Court
  33. Centralia High School 2017 Prom Court
  34. Centralia High School 2017 Homecoming Court
  35. Centralia High School Cheerleaders
  36. Marching- Centralia High School Dance Team
  37. Centralia BPW Woman of the Year- Mrs. Stephanie Waggoner
  38. Centralia BPW Boss of the Year- Mrs. Kim McMillan
  39. Centralia BPW State President- Mrs. Tina Suarez
  40. Centralia BPW President- Mrs. Alishia Winkler
  41. Village of Central City Express Train
  42. Village of Central City Public Works Dept.
  43. Central City Grade School 2017 King and Queen
  44. City of Wamac Lil Toot Train
  45. City of Wamac Go Cart
  46. City of Wamac Public Works Dept.
  47. City of Wamac PoliceTactical Response Team
  48. Float- Mad Dogs MC- “Mad Dogs MC 40th Anniversary”
  49. ABATE Freedom Riders – “Safety for Pets”
  50. Float-Jefferson Co. Krazy Klowns Shrine Club
  51. Float- Centralia Masonic Lodge #201
  52. Float-G. Murray Center Parents Association- “Happiness”
  53. Float-G. Murray Center Daisy Cottage- “Down on the Farm”
  54. Band-Iuka Grade School Marching Pirates
  55. 2017 Miss Marion Co. Fair Queen- “Miss Emma Butler”
  56. Float- Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival Inc.- Major Sponsors: City of Centralia, Dynergy Homefield Energy, Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Monken Chevrolet Buick GMC, Monken Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Sponsors- GCS Credit Union, Midland States Bank, Peoples National Bank, Quad County Title Company, SINA.
  57. The Centralia Carillon – “The Travelling Carillon”
  58. Sub Debs 2017 Queen and Court
  59. Marching- Studio 50 Gym, Dance & Cheer Center
  60. Float- Dempsey Family- “Lion King”
  61. Tri Chi 2017 Queen and Court
  62. Luckey Family- “Fighting Cystic Fibrosis”
  63. Peoples National Bank Antique Fire Truck
  64. Float- Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School- “A Choice for High School”
  65. Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School 2017 Homecoming Court
  66. Float/Marching- Southern Illinois Elite Tumble and Cheer- “SEITC Pet Shop”
  67. Float- Kaskaskia College- “Superheroes for Education”
  68. Kaskaskia College- “Success Starts Here”
  69. Float- Jim Beasley Veterans Tribute
  70. Band- Franklin Park Middle School Marching Bobcat
  71. Float- Wehking Family- “Nightmare Before Christmas”
  72. Shain’s Antique Cars
  73. Schippel’s 1928 Ford Coupe
  74. Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival Inc. Car Show Winners
  75. Float- Brinkmeyer Family- “Trolls Bring Happiness”
  76. Marching- Infantry Dance Team
  77. Float- Alternative Learning Academy- “Happy Feet Makes Happy Hearts”
  78. Band- Sandoval Jr/High School Marching Blackhawks
  79. Sandoval High School 2017 Homecoming Queen & Court
  80. Float- Sandoval High School FFA- “Animals Bring Happiness”
  81. Float- Tender Hearts Daycare- “Down on the Farm”
  82. Band- Breese Central Community High School Cougar Marching Band
  83. Float- Monken Automotive- “Old McMonken Had a Farm”
  84. Pinnacle Foods
  85. Riechmann Bros.
  86. The Centralia Foundation- “Calliope”
  87. Float- Ace Hardware- “Pets Go-Around”
  88. Marching- Three Decades of Dance- “C-Town Drillers, CP Drillers, BMU Drill Team”
  89. Cricket Wireless
  90. Float- Calumet St. Christian Church- “Jesus Brings Joy”
  91. St John’s Episcopal and Redeemer Lutheran Puppet Choir
  92. Band- Greenville Jr. High Marching Bluejays
  93. Float- Clinton County Citizens for Life- “Life Float”
  94. Float- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- “Bee Attitudes”
  95. Float- New Horizon Christian School- “Noah’s Ark”
  96. Float- Marion County Democratic Central Committee
  97. Family Video and Marco’s Pizza
  98. Great Clips of Centralia
  99. Float- Borowiak’s IGA- “Animals Bring Happiness, Veggie Tales Bring Healthiness”
  100. Float- Marion County Republican Central Committee
  101. Band- Bond County Community #2 High School Marching Band.
  102. Rent A Center
  103. Float- Macz Funeral Home- “Nothing but a Hound Dog”
  104. ATV’s & More- “Side by Side Fun”
  105. Float- Invisible Fence of Southern Illinois- “Invisible Fence”
  106. Off the Chain DJ
  107. Float- Groomingdales- “Animals Bring Happiness”
  108. Bierman Family- “A Carload of Animals”
  109. Float- Shoe Sensation- “I Never Want to Grow Up”
  110. Timmons Racing
  111. Float-Honey Pot Comfort Wash- “Honey Pot Comfort Wash”
  112. Float- Johnston Family- “Elvis Live Band”
  113. Niederhofer’s- “618 Jeeps at Play”
  114. Float- Our Kid’s Daycare- “Our Kid’s Daycare-Animals Bring Happiness”
  115. Float- “Santa Claus Ice Cream Castle”

Chakota Therapeutic Horses & Riders
Horse Entries.

Parade List Not Finalized, Subject To More Additions.

 

 

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
10
Fri
Light & Lens Fall Photography Competition and Exhibition @ Centralia Cultural Society
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Light & Lens Fall Photography Competition and Exhibition @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

View area talent in this competition and exhibition. Starts with an opening reception on November 10th and public viewing on November 11th & 12th from noon to 4pm. Call Centralia Cultural Society for any questions or information.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theater Players present Samuel French’s “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. They will be offering five performances including a Sunday matinee. For more information please contact Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951.

Nov
11
Sat
Light & Lens Fall Photography Competition and Exhibition @ Centralia Cultural Society
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Light & Lens Fall Photography Competition and Exhibition @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

View area talent in this competition and exhibition. Starts with an opening reception on November 10th and public viewing on November 11th & 12th from noon to 4pm. Call Centralia Cultural Society for any questions or information.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theater Players present Samuel French’s “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. They will be offering five performances including a Sunday matinee. For more information please contact Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951.

Nov
12
Sun
Light & Lens Fall Photography Competition and Exhibition @ Centralia Cultural Society
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Light & Lens Fall Photography Competition and Exhibition @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

View area talent in this competition and exhibition. Starts with an opening reception on November 10th and public viewing on November 11th & 12th from noon to 4pm. Call Centralia Cultural Society for any questions or information.

Nov
17
Fri
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theater Players present Samuel French’s “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. They will be offering five performances including a Sunday matinee. For more information please contact Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951.

Nov
18
Sat
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theater Players present Samuel French’s “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. They will be offering five performances including a Sunday matinee. For more information please contact Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951.

Nov
19
Sun
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Centralia Cultural Society | Centralia | Illinois | United States

Little Theater Players present Samuel French’s “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. They will be offering five performances including a Sunday matinee. For more information please contact Centralia Cultural Society at 618-532-2951.

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
3
Sun
Holiday Festival of the Arts @ Community Arts Center
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Centralia Cultural Society annual holiday program with musical selection from the Centralia Philharmonic Orchestra, Philz Harmonic Suzuki Violinist, Centralia Choral Society and Bronze Expressions Hand bell Choir.  Tickets available at the door.

Dec
17
Sun
Bronze Expressions Handbells Christmas Concert “Christmas Favorites” @ Community Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.