Local events to visit in Central Illinois


Central Illinois is a vibrant region with an array of events and activities to suit every interest and preference. At Warren-Boynton State Bank, we've curated a list of summer events in the area for you to enjoy with family or friends. This blog will serve as your guide to the latest and greatest happenings in Central Illinois. Join us as we uncover hidden gems and highlight must-attend events in this dynamic and thriving region. Whether you're a local resident or visiting from out of town, there's always something exciting happening in Central Illinois, and we're here to help you make the most of it.

Old Capitol Farmers Market

For those seeking fresh produce and goods, the Old Capitol Farmers Market is a must-visit. Managed by Downtown Springfield Inc. (DSI) since 1999, with support from premier sponsor HSHS St. John’s Hospital, this market offers free entertainment and backs local growers. With its diverse offerings, it's a vibrant gathering spot in Central Illinois. The Summer Farmers Market runs every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am to 12:30 pm until October 26, 2024.

Illinois Product Farmers Market

The Illinois Product Farmers Market is your go-to destination for high-quality, local products and seasonal produce. From fresh fruits and veggies to Illinois wine and handcrafted goods, you'll find a diverse array of offerings. Don't miss out on the weekly excitement, including live music and food trucks. Experience this event every Thursday from 3:30 to 7 pm until September 26th at the shed on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL.

Levitt AMP Music Series

Enjoy fantastic music at the 2024 Levitt AMP Springfield Concert Series. Delight in free, family-friendly concerts every Thursday night near the Governor's Mansion in Downtown Springfield. This event, featuring talented musicians, runs through August 1, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. It's a perfect opportunity to experience the vibrant music scene and community spirit of Springfield.

Moonlight Market at Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery

Explore the vibrant showcase of local talent at Moonlight Market, featuring artists and artisans from Central Illinois. Held on the first and third Wednesdays until September, immerse yourself in live music, browse local vendors, and enjoy shopping. Join us from 6-9 pm in front of Obed & Isaac's and 7th Street Cidery in Springfield, IL for a delightful evening of community and creativity.

Morgan County Fair

Don't miss the excitement of the Morgan County Fair in Jacksonville, IL. Join us for a week of family-friendly fun featuring carnival rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibits, and delicious fair food. With thrilling rides and concerts, there's entertainment for all. Mark your calendar for July 9th to the 14th and create unforgettable memories at this annual event.

The Muni in Springfield

Indulge in the timeless stories of Cinderella and The Little Mermaid this summer at the Muni in Springfield. From July 12th-14th and 17th-20th, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Cinderella. Then, from August 2nd-4th and 7th-10th, dive under the sea with The Little Mermaid. Join us for magical evenings filled with beloved characters and unforgettable performances.

Illinois State Fair

Don't miss the excitement of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield! This iconic event offers everything from thrilling rides and an assortment of vendors to mouthwatering food and captivating live shows. From August 8th to the 18th, join us for an unforgettable celebration of all things Illinois. Whether you're a fair enthusiast or a first-time visitor, there's something for everyone at the Illinois State Fair.

Central Park Market

Market enthusiasts, make sure not to overlook the Central Park Market's "Mini Market" in conjunction with Central Park Market. This special occasion caters to both shoppers and aspiring entrepreneurs, offering the opportunity to reserve a vendor location for free. Don't miss out on the shopping extravaganza and entrepreneurial spirit on September 5th from 4 to 7 pm at 123 Park Avenue in Jacksonville, IL.

Art Spectacular at the Carillon

Art enthusiasts and artists alike, mark your calendars for the Art Spectacular at the Carillon, the premier juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair. With a mission to foster an appreciation of visual and performing arts, this event combines original artwork and local music in a beautiful park setting, providing a unique experience for art lovers. Join us on September 14th and 15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Dive into the vibrant history of Route 66 at the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival, a celebration of the iconic highway's enduring legacy. This eagerly anticipated event unites enthusiasts for a weekend filled with classic cars, live music, delicious food, and family-friendly fun. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience in historic downtown Springfield from September 27th to 29th, honoring America's most famous road.

Bank Local with Warren-Boynton State Bank

Discover a variety of exciting events happening right here in Central, IL – perfect for you and your family to enjoy! Not only do these local events bring our community together, but they also give back to those around us. And it's not just about events – supporting local businesses is crucial, too. When you bank with us at Warren-Boynton State Bank, you're supporting initiatives that strengthen local businesses, foster growth, and enhance the well-being of everyone in the area. Join us in building a brighter future for Central, IL, together. Learn more about what we have to offer when you contact us today.