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AREA EVENTS, ATTRACTIONS & DAY TRIPS

Balloon Fest
Bring your lawn chairs, flashlight, camera, funscreen and enthusiasm!

Carlyle Lake
Carlyle Lake is the largest man-made lake in Illinois with more than 26,000 acres of water and 11,000 acres of land. It is located just 50 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri. Carlyle Lake offers tremendous recreational opportunities. Regardless of your tastes, Carlyle Lake has something for you.

St Louis, Missouri

Centralia Carillon
The Centralia Carillon currently ranks as the eighth largest in the world, consisting of 65 bells that were cast in Annecy, France, in 1982 and 1983, by the Paccard Fonderie de Cloches.

Centralia Historical Museum
We are a non-profit organization devoted to collecting regional, historically-significant information, materials and artifacts related to the establishment and the growth of the Centralia, IL area.

The Centralia Cultural Society
The Centralia Cultural Society has been serving the Centralia area since 1961. It's mission is to connect arts with the community and the community with the arts.

Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
The Fall Festival is located in downtown Centralia and features a Craft Fair and Flea Market at the Centralia Recreation Complex, free children's games and activities, a chili cook-off, car show, local entertainment and of course delicious food. During the day there is a Children's Halloween Parade where children of all ages can dress in their Halloween costumes and walk in the parade! During the evening there is a large Halloween Parade in which local community groups and area marching bands participate.

SPORTING EVENTS

Centralia High School

Centralia Holiday Tournament
The Centralia Holiday Tournament is one of the premiere invitational high school basketball tournaments.

Kaskaskia College

LOCAL WINERIES

Southern Illinois Wine Trails

Roundhouse Wine Company