LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Springfield, Illinois

Upcoming Events in Springfield Illinois


January

14 Annual International Festival - Celebration featuring cultural performances, cultural bazaar with exhibits and food booths. 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM.


Address: Univ of IL at Springfield, Public Affairs Center , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-206-6600 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.uis.edu

May

11 - 13 Associated Antiques Dealers of America Antique Show - The Antique show has approximately 55 dealers from 15-18 states and Canada showing Art Glass, Furniture, Silver, Porcelain, Cut Glass, Antique jewelry and Art Pottery and Paintings. Always the weekend following Mother's Day, 10-6 Friday; 10-5 Saturday 11-4 Sunday

Address: Orr Building--Illinois State Fairgrounds , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 386-822-0557 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 217-546-5844
Email: aadashow@aol.com
Fee: $6.00 at the gate

June

1 - 3 Old Capitol Days Civil War Encampment - Authentic Civil War camps, period music, and living history programs will highlight Old Capitol Days.

Address: Old State Capitol State Historic Site, 6th & Adams Sts , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-785-7960 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/old_capitol.htm
Fee: Free

July

21 Stoneman Sprint Triathlon - This is a sprint distance triathlon held at Lake Springfield. The 500 yard swim starts from the Lindsey Boat ramp and the race continues with a 12 mile bike ride through rolling prairie. The event finishes with. 3.1 mile run that ends at the Lake Springfield Beach House where food and refreshments are served. Participate in this race and still have time to visit the capital city's many attractions. If you've raced this event before, come back to experience the unique and exciting competition.

Address: Lake Springfield Beach House , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-341-1309 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Triharderpromotions@gmail.com
Web: www.triharderpromotions.com

21 Iron Abe Olympic Tri - This is an olympic distance triathlon held at Lake Springfield. The .9 mile swim starts from the Lindsey Boat ramp and the race continues with a 24.8 mile bike ride through rolling prairie. The event finishes with 6.2 mile run that ends at the Lake Springfield Beach House where food and refreshments are served. Participate in this race and still have time to visit the capital city's many attractions. If you've raced this event before, come back to experience the unique and exciting competition.

Address: Lake Springfield Beach House , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-341-1309 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: triharderpromotions@gmail.com
Web: www.triharderpromotions.com

September

15 - 16 Annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair - A family-friendly community event, the Edwards Place Fine Art Fair provides a park-like setting in downtown Springfield for juried fine art and craft artists from around the country to display their original works of art. Annually, the Fine Art Fair attracts more than 5,000 people to the historic grounds of Edwards Place to enjoy a free weekend of art and entertainment.

Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 11am-4pm

Address: Edwards Place, 700 North Fourth Street , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-523-2631 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: collections@springfieldart.org
Web: www.springfieldart.org

October

6 - 7 Indian Summer Festival - The most popular event of the year at Lincoln Memorial Garden is its annual Indian Summer Festival. Held in October when fall colors are just beginning to peak, the festival is one of the finest family events in Central Illinois. You can find something that's sure to please everyone in the family - a pumpkin decorating contest, caramel apples, bluegrass and Celtic music, butterfly pork chop sandwiches, storytelling, fresh popped caramel corn, fall colors, chili, turtle races, fresh hot or cold cider, home made baked goodies, face painters - the list goes on. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Address: Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 East Lake Shore Drive , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-529-1111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lmg2301@comcast.net
Web: www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org/
Fee: Adults $5; Children $3; infants/toddlers - free

12 - 13 Haunted Night of History at Edwards Place - Join us for an after hours haunted history tour of Edwards Place and meet costumed interpreters portraying residents of Edwards Place past. Springfield Art Association. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Ph: 217-523-2631 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.springfieldart.org

November

19 - 21 Holiday in the Village Fine Crafts Sale - This year's event will feature 34 artists from 11 states. Artwork for sale will include jewelry, mosaics, stained glass, blown glass, fused glass, painting, metal sculpture, painted silk, handmade purses, pottery, scrimshaw, weaving, gourd art, wood carving, scented soaps and lotions, one-of-a-kind apparel, gourmet fudge and more.

At 4:00 pm on Sunday, a GIFT BASKET RAFFLE will be held to benefit ADOPT-A-PET, a no-kill animal shelter in Benld, IL. The artists participating in the sale have generously donated artwork for these baskets. Candies, gourmet foods, and other "goodies" will also be included. The retail value of each basket will be $350+. You need not be present to win.

Sale runs Friday, 4-8 pm,
Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and
Sunday, 11 am-4 pm

Handicap Accessible

Address: Hoogland Center for the Arts , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-546-0769 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

3 Collector's Day - Join us for the Annual Collector's Day. During this special one-day event, private collectors will display their unique collections, from pedal cars to sad irons to fossils to antique doorknobs. Join in the fun, meet the collectors, and ask questions. Learn how to start a collection and how to preserve objects in your collections. No buying, selling, or appraisals will be allowed. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

All collectors must pre-register.

Handicap Accessible

Address: Illinois State Museum , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-782-5993 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: education@museum.state.il.us
Web: www.museum.state.il.us
Fee: This event is free and open to the public.

17 - 25 Festival of Trees - 25th Anniversary Festival of Trees
November 22, 2014 - November 30, 2014

See MemorialsFestivalofTrees.com for times
A nine-day holiday event featuring more than 200 trees and wreaths decorated with exquisite care by area designers; a centerpiece and gingerbread structure silent auction; an elaborate hand-crafted Gingerbread Village; the Candy Cane Express train; the Little Elves' Workshop craft area; Snapshots with Santa; a boutique full of unique gift items; hand-decorated gingerbread cookies; and entertainment featuring dozens of musical performances. The annual event raises money for health-related projects and programs at Memorial Health System and in the Springfield community.

Address: Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-788-4301 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/MemorialsFestivalofTrees
Fee: www.memorialsfestivaloftrees.com

23 - 25 Dana-Thomas House Christmas - Recall the splendor of a bygone era as you tour this spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home completely bedecked in turn-of-the-century finery for the holiday season.

Handicap Accessible

Address: Dana-Thomas House , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-782-6776 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.dana-thomas.org
Fee: Suggested donation.

December

30 First Night Springfield - First Night is a family oriented New Year's Eve Celebration of the Arts featuring 75+ music, dance, theater, comedy, and visual art performances at multiple venues in downtown Springfield. The event includes free children's arts activities from 1:00-4:00 p.m., an organ concert at 5:00 p.m. and evening shows beginning at 7:00 p.m. A spectacular fireworks finale rings in the New Year at 12 midnight.

Advance buttons: $10 adult, $5 (ages 5-18), Family Package $25; At door buttons: $15 adult; $5 (ages 5-18)

Address: Downtown Springfield , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-753-3519 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.springfieldartsco.org

25 Holiday Lights at the Zoo - Tour the zoo decked out for the holidays with thousands of lights and light displays. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Address: Henson Robinson Zoo , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-585-1821 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org
Fee: Admission

25 - 23 Christmas with the Lincolns - Celebrate Christmas and New Years Day at the Lincoln Home with typical 1860 holiday decorations. Greenery, poinsettias, a cloved orange pyramid, and ropes of cranberries give the house a festive appearance. Find out what the Lincolns might have given each other as gifts, what special foods were on their holiday menu and why they didn't have a Christmas tree.

Address: Lincoln Home National Historic Site , Springfield, Illinois
Ph: 217-492-4150 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.nps.gov/liho

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site

The final resting place of President Lincoln, his wife and three of their four children. Constructed 1869-1874

Springfield, IL Monuments


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a museum unlike any other-enabling visitors to experience the entire Lincoln story for themselves, under one roof-in a modern television control room on Election Night, 1860, the Blue Room of the White House; an Indiana log cabin; Ford'

Springfield, IL Museums


Museum of Funeral Customs

The Museum of Funeral Customs is one of only two in the United States that shows the history of the American Funeral Service and mourning practices from circa 1840

Springfield, IL Museums

Things to do near Springfield, IL

Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln's first sweetheart, lies in Oakland Cemetary. Her tombstone bears an inscript...

Crawford County Historical Museum

The Crawford County Historical Museum features archeoligical displays, James Jones memorabilia and other historical exhibits....

Staunton Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Effingham County Courthouse

The current Effingham County Courthouse was built in 1871 after Effingham was named the county seat. An earlier 1850's courth...