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Thursday, May 2 2019
 
Red Carpet Corridor Days - Pontiac

It's time for Red Carpet Corridor Days on Route 66 at the Vermillion Plaza (old Kmart Lot)

Carnival rides, games, food & fun

Thursday - 6p-10p - Unlimited Ride Specials

Friday 4p-11p - Free ticket Coupon

Saturday 1p-11p - Kids Day with unlimited rides from 1-5p & 6p - close $1.50 rides

Sunday 1p-5p - Unlimited Rides

Friday, May 3 2019
 
Frugality Anniversary Sale - Fairbury

Celebrate Frugality's 12 Anniversary Sale!

 
 
 
Red Carpet Corridor Days - Pontiac

It's time for Red Carpet Corridor Days on Route 66 at the Vermillion Plaza (old Kmart Lot)

Carnival rides, games, food & fun

Thursday - 6p-10p - Unlimited Ride Specials

Friday 4p-11p - Free ticket Coupon

Saturday 1p-11p - Kids Day with unlimited rides from 1-5p & 6p - close $1.50 rides

Sunday 1p-5p - Unlimited Rides

 
 
 
All Town Spring Garage Sales - Forrest

Friday 8-5

Saturday 8-4

 
 
 
Red Carpet Corridor Festival - Dwight

Saturday Only: 4th Annual BBQ cook-off at Bassett Park along with fun, games, food, vendors, Carnival Rides, and live entertainment.
Saturday & Sunday: Texaco Welcome Center will be open welcoming guests & getting your passports stamped.
Friday & Saturday: All Town Garage Sales.

 

The Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor from Joliet to Towanda will be hosting Family Fun events during this weekend. Welcome centers and informational events will be situated along the 90 mile corridor.

 
 
 
Red Carpet Corridor Festival - Dwight

Saturday Only: 4th Annual BBQ cook-off at Bassett Park along with fun, games, food, vendors, Carnival Rides, and live entertainment.
Saturday & Sunday: Texaco Welcome Center will be open welcoming guests & getting your passports stamped.
Friday & Saturday: All Town Garage Sales.

 

The Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor from Joliet to Towanda will be hosting Family Fun events during this weekend. Welcome centers and informational events will be situated along the 90 mile corridor.

 
 
 8 am - 5 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Chenoa

Maps available at Caseys.

 

 
 
 9 am - 4 pm
City Wide Garage Sales - Gibson City
Saturday, May 4 2019
 
Frugality Anniversary Sale - Fairbury

Celebrate Frugality's 12 Anniversary Sale!

 
 
 
Red Carpet Corridor Days - Pontiac

It's time for Red Carpet Corridor Days on Route 66 at the Vermillion Plaza (old Kmart Lot)

Carnival rides, games, food & fun

Thursday - 6p-10p - Unlimited Ride Specials

Friday 4p-11p - Free ticket Coupon

Saturday 1p-11p - Kids Day with unlimited rides from 1-5p & 6p - close $1.50 rides

Sunday 1p-5p - Unlimited Rides

 
 
 
Bluebird Festival - Chatsworth

2nd Annual Chatsworth Bluebird Festival - Bluebird Capital of Illinois

Bluebird Speakers, 2nd annual Bluebird Egg Drop, Zoo Lady face painting, Knockerball, Bounce houses, Bake sale, Food Vendors, and much more

 
 
 
Cascade Garden Customer Appreciation - Fairbury

Cookies and 9% off to celebrate 9 years in business !!

 
 
 
All Town Spring Garage Sales - Forrest

Friday 8-5

Saturday 8-4

 
 
 
Red Carpet Corridor Festival - Dwight

Saturday Only: 4th Annual BBQ cook-off at Bassett Park along with fun, games, food, vendors, Carnival Rides, and live entertainment.
Saturday & Sunday: Texaco Welcome Center will be open welcoming guests & getting your passports stamped.
Friday & Saturday: All Town Garage Sales.

 

The Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor from Joliet to Towanda will be hosting Family Fun events during this weekend. Welcome centers and informational events will be situated along the 90 mile corridor.

 
 
 
Red Carpet Corridor Festival - Dwight

Saturday Only: 4th Annual BBQ cook-off at Bassett Park along with fun, games, food, vendors, Carnival Rides, and live entertainment.
Saturday & Sunday: Texaco Welcome Center will be open welcoming guests & getting your passports stamped.
Friday & Saturday: All Town Garage Sales.

 

The Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor from Joliet to Towanda will be hosting Family Fun events during this weekend. Welcome centers and informational events will be situated along the 90 mile corridor.

 
 
 7 am - 11 am
Odd Fellows Pancakes & Sausage - Fairbury

Oddfellows Community Day Sale All you can eat Pancakes and Sausage

12 & older- $8 ages 6-11- $3 5 & under- FREE *** Sausage available for purchase*

 
 
 7 am - 11 am
VFW Breakfast - Fairbury

Biscuits, gravy and eggs - donations are welcome!

 
 
 8 am - 5 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Chenoa

Plus a flea market and Cruise-In.

 
 
 8 am - 1 pm
Fairbury Garden Club Plant Sale - Fairbury

The plant sale is on the lawn of Dominy Memorial Library.

 
 
 9 am - 4 pm
Swinging Bridges Arts Festival - Pontiac

Art Vendors, art demos, interactive art booth, make & take booth, food and more

 
 
 9 am - 4 pm
City Wide Garage Sales - Gibson City
 
 
 9 am - 2 pm
Overdose Awareness Memorial Event - Fairbury

5th Annual Overdose Awareness Memorial Event is at North Park.  9:00a-2:00p.  Registration/ Check in at 9:00a.  5K/ 2 mile walk at 10:00a.  11:00a-1:00p- Kids activities, raffle baskets, speakers, food, entertainment, etc.  1:00p- Kids Fun Run.

 
 
 10 am - 2 pm
68th Community Sale - Fairbury

FAIRBURY CHECKS ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED; DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS AND CASH ARE ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 
 
 1 pm - 3 pm
Touch-A-Truck - Pontiac

See and explore some of your favorite vehicles including a fire truck, tow truck, tractor, and many others at the parking lot south of the historic Courthouse.

Hosted by Pontiac Parks and Recreation.

Sunday, May 5 2019
 
Red Carpet Corridor Days - Pontiac

It's time for Red Carpet Corridor Days on Route 66 at the Vermillion Plaza (old Kmart Lot)

Carnival rides, games, food & fun

Thursday - 6p-10p - Unlimited Ride Specials

Friday 4p-11p - Free ticket Coupon

Saturday 1p-11p - Kids Day with unlimited rides from 1-5p & 6p - close $1.50 rides

Sunday 1p-5p - Unlimited Rides

 
 
 10 am - 2 pm
Swinging Bridges Arts Festival - Pontiac

Art Vendors, art demos, interactive art booth, make & take booth, food and more

Monday, May 6 2019
 10 am - 3 pm
A Card for Mom! @ Connection Center this week

Add special note for Mom inside an upcycled calendar envelope!

 

Thursday, May 9 2019
 4:30 pm - 7 pm
Fish Fry - Long Point

The Long Point Legion Fish Fry is today

 
 
 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mt. Hope Funks Grove Public Library

The Mt. Hope Funks Grove Public Library in McLean, IL hosts a
 monthly book club for adults on the second Thursday of every month. In addition
 to discussing a new book each month, the group also discusses what they've
 been reading and occasionally plans field trips outside of regular book club
 hours to visit area attractions or view movies related to books.

Friday, May 10 2019
 
Cascade Garden Mother's Day Deals - Fairbury

Shop Cascade Garden for special Mother's Day Deals!

 
 
 
Specialty Shops 'Mother's Day Shopping' - Fairbury

Check for specials in each of your favorite stores in Fairbury.

Saturday, May 11 2019
 
Cascade Garden Mother's Day Deals - Fairbury

Shop Cascade Garden for special Mother's Day Deals!

 
 
 
Specialty Shops 'Mother's Day Shopping' - Fairbury

Check for specials in each of your favorite stores in Fairbury.

 
 
 8 am - 12 pm
Town Improvement Day - Colfax

Have a special skill, trade or talent?

Bring your family out, dig in the dirt, paint, sweep, clean up, work together to bring progress and beauty to Colfax.

 
 
 11 am - 1 pm
Dave's Smoking/Grilling Class 101 - Fairbury

Join the Big Green Egg demonstration, all you can eat lunch buffet and wine tasting. 

Call 815-692-2822 to register  $15 per person

 
 
 6 pm - 10 pm
FALS Frenzy - Fairbury

$10,000 to win MARS/ALMS Late Models
$2000 to win Modifieds
$400 to win Sportsman

$25 General Admission

Sunday, May 12 2019
Mother's Day
 
 
 10 am - 12 pm
Mother's Day Wildflower Walk - Lexington

A nature guide will lead the walk at Merwin Nature Preserve.  Learn about wildflowers, Oak Savanna and the Mackinaw River.

Monday, May 13 2019
 10 am - 3 pm
Lady Bugs Rock! @ Connection Center this week

These Lady Bugs will be right at home in your rock garden!

 

Tuesday, May 14 2019
 7 pm - 9 pm
Fairbury Garden Club - Fairbury

The Fairbury Garden Club meets at 7pm

For more information call 815-848-1424

Friday, May 17 2019
 6 am - 9 am
Friday Nights Under the Lights - Gibson City

Cruise the streets, park downtown, check out the cars. Get out your classic cars, bring your family vans, whatever you drive...everyone is welcome!
Come for the fun, enjoy some food, and visit with family and friends!

 
 
 8 am - 5 pm
City Wide Garage Sales - Watseka
Saturday, May 18 2019
Armed Forces Day
 
 
 8 am - 5 pm
City Wide Garage Sales - Watseka
 
 
 10 am - 11 am
Dominy Library author event - Fairbury

The Dominy Memorial Library presents 'The Unforgiven' author Steve Vogel and Pantagraph reporter Edith Brady-Lunny.

 
 
 2 pm - 4 pm
Historic Jones House - Pontiac

The Livingston County Historical Society presents  Fashion Through Time at the Jones House .
The home will be open to tour and view antique clothing, shoes, hats, and photos of fashion from the late 1800's.

This event is FREE!

 
 
 7 pm - 10 pm
FALS Cup Weekly Racing - Fairbury

DIRTcar Spring Nationals Stock Car Special

Sunday, May 19 2019
 
Firebird & Trans Am Day - Pontiac

All years and models welcome to the Firebird & Trans Am Day at the Pontiac-Oakland Museum.

 
 
 11 am - 2 pm
Chicken & Fish Fry - Colfax

Enjoy chicken and fish at Colfax Legion Hall.

Monday, May 20 2019
 10 am - 3 pm
Paper Poppies! @ the Connection Center this week - Chatsworth

A keepsake of remembrance for Memorial Day.

 

 

Friday, May 24 2019
 
Once 'n Again 'Clearance Sale' - Fairbury
Saturday, May 25 2019
 
Once 'n Again 'Clearance Sale' - Fairbury
 
 
 7 pm - 10 pm
FALS Memorial Day Weekend Roundup - Fairbury

DIRTcar & American Modified Series

$20 Gate

Monday, May 27 2019
Memorial Day
 
 
 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Memorial Day Service - Forrest

Firing Squad & Honor Guard
Strawn Cemetery at 7:30am

Firing Squad, Honor Guard & PC Hawk Band
Forrest Cemetery at 8:00am

 
 
 10 am - 3 pm
Fun Week! @ the Connection Center this week

Explore the Center, paint, read, make a craft and have fun!

 

 

 
 
 10 am - 6 pm
Once 'n Again 'Memorial Day Sale' - Fairbury
Thursday, May 30 2019
Ascension Day
Friday, May 31 2019
 
Hoffman House Open House - Fairbury

Friday, May 31 4 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, June 1    8 am – 12 pm

Sunday, June 2   2 pm – 6 pm

 

Tickets are $8 each or 4 for $30. Guests will be entered into a drawing for a free night stay.

Built by the Dominy family in the late 1800s, the Hoffman House is now home to Sisters Inn, a lodging venue, Take 5 Rendezvous event center and wine bar, and Wildfire Health health coaching.

*note: parking available at First Presbyterian Church 101 E. Elm, No parking in the alley please.

 
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