Things to Do in Clinton County IL this Summer

There are so many fun and exciting things to do in Clinton County IL this summer. And we aren’t just talking about the good ol’ fashioned running through the sprinklers or cannonballs into the pool. Below we have highlighted just a few of the many events happening here in Clinton County in 2021. A jamboree, fireworks, a fair, car show, and festival are ready to delight you and your family throughout the summer months.

New Baden June Jamboree

Friday Night, June 18

  • 5pm –  Food and Beer Stands
  • 6pm – Carnival Rides and Games.
  • 8pm – Midnight Shotgun Creek

Saturday, June 19

  • 5pm – Parade
  • 5pm – Food and Beer Stands
  • 6pm – Carnival Rides and games.
  • 8pm – Live Music until midnight

For parade registration and questions please contact Tim at 618-588-4571.

Carlyle Lake Fireworks Spectacular Dam Jam

Saturday, July 3 beginning at 12pm

  • Volleyball Tournaments and a sand castle building contest throughout the day with vendors and games on site.
  • 12:30pm-9pm – Music at Shelter 2 with more details to come as the event gets closer.
  • Dusk – Fireworks will be shot off from Point One. You can view them from the shore at Dam West and Dam East Recreation Areas or by boat in Carlyle Lake.

Clinton County Fair and Club Show

July 18-24, 2021

Event Schedule (in addition to the fair)

  • Saturday
    • 8am – Who’s the Fairest 5k run/walk at the Arena Pit Area
  • Sunday
    • 10am-5pm – Dairy Judging in the Arts & Science Building
    • 11am – Antique Tractor Pull at the Arena
  • Monday
    • 6pm – Parade
    • 8:30pm – Barnyard Follies in the Show Barn
  • Tuesday
    • 9am – Swine Judging
    • 7pm – Truck Pull & Illinois Stock Pullers in the Arena
  • Wednesday
    • 7pm – FFA Pedal Pull & Free Parking starting at 6pm
  • Thursday
    • 9:30am – Judging Open & Junior Beef, 10:00 a.m. is the sheep judging
    • 7:30pm – Whippoorwill Rodeo in the Arena
  • Friday
    • 9am – Beef Judging,
    • 7pm – Jr. Livestock Auction
    • 7pm – Tractor Pull & ILHFS
  • Saturday
    • 2pm – Queen Pageant at the Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese
    • 7pm – Demolition Derby & Auto Crossat the Arena

Cruisin’ the Dam Car Show

Friday, August 13 – Free Admission

  • 1st Cruise – 4:30pm at Carl’s Four Wheel Drive
  • 2nd Cruise – 9:30pm at Carlyle Lake Main Dam
  • Main Event – 4:30pm-10pm at Mariners Village

Cruise around Carlyle Lake in your classic car, stock car, or even custom bike. You can also enjoy live music from Rockin’ Radio Revival with attendance prizes, fun games, and 50/50 drawings throughout.

Centralia Balloon Fest

Friday, August 20

  • 3pm – Foundation Park opens with a Hot Air Craft Fair and Food Vendors. Two Entertainment Tents will be set up with an entertainment schedule yet to be announced.
  • 5:30pm – Evening Flight Over Centralia
  • 7pm-9pm – Balloons Set Up for Glow

Saturday, August 21

  • 6am – Morning Flight Over Centralia
  • 10am – Hot Air Craft Fair with Food Vendors and entertainment in Entertainment Tents
  • 5:30pm – Evening Flight Over Centralia
  • 7pm-9pm – Balloons Set Up for Glow

Sunday, August 22

  • 6am – Morning Flight Over Centralia
  • 10am-2pm – Hot Air Craft Fair with Food Vendors and entertainment in Entertainment Tents

Visit us in Clinton County IL this summer and take advantage of the many things to do while you’re here!

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