Downtown Bloomington Association Farmers Market; locally grown produce and more, entertainment, activities; 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 26, downtown square.
An Evening of Comedy with Pat McGann, with Jim Flannigan; doors open 7 p.m. Aug. 11, show 8 p.m., Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $15.
Miller Park Zoo Ice Cream Social; noon-3 p.m. Aug. 11, Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington.
Cruise-in; 4-9 p.m. Aug. 11, uptown Normal.
Bruegala; live bands and annual B-N Jaycees beer festival; 6-11 p.m. Aug. 17-18, The Corn Crib, Normal.
Open Cockpit Day; tours of open cockpits of various aircraft; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18, Prairie Aviation Museum, Bloomington.
Cultural Festival; cultural/ethnic food, entertainment, art, dance, more; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Miller Park, Bloomington.
Sister’s Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $30 and $40.
3rd Sunday Market; 450 vendors; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19, Interstate Center, Bloomington.
Downs Village Market; locally grown produce, meat, baked goods, more; 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays from June 6-Sept. 26, southwest edge of Downs, off I-74.
Cullom Celebration and Cullom Junior Fair; through Aug. 11, annual homecoming celebration and junior fair; downtown Cullom.
Illinois State Fair; fairgrounds at Springfield, Aug. 9-19.
River City Soul Fest; Aug. 10-12, African-American heritage food and entertainment; Riverfront Festival Park, Peoria.
Champaign-Urbana Days; food, entertainment, kids' activities, sports tournaments, drive-in movie, more; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Aug. 11; Douglass Park, Champaign.
Hummingbird Festival; banding of birds, information, kids' activities, more; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11, W.H. Sommer Park, Peoria.
Ignite Peoria, local makers, musicians, artists, live performances, more; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11; Peoria Civic Center; free.
Perseid Meteor Shower; 8:45-10:45 p.m. Aug. 11, Sugar Grove Nature Center, Shirley; sponsor: Twin City Amateur Astronomers.
Bishop Hill Festival of the Arts; arts and crafts fair, other related activities around village; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Colony Park, Bishop Hill State Historic Site.
Grand National TT Weekend; Aug. 11-12, motorcycle races, swap meet, parade, concerts and more; downtown Peoria and Peoria Motorcycle Club at Bartonville.
Italian-American Summer Festa; Italian heritage festival, with music, food, games, dance, more; noon-7 p.m. Aug. 12, Hickory Grove Park, near Peoria.
Fairbury Fair; Aug. 15-19, fairgrounds at Fairbury.
Danvers Days; Aug. 17-19, carnival, live music, vendors market, more; Danvers Village Park in Danvers.
Galesburg Heritage Days; Aug. 17-19, pre-1840s rendezvous and Civil War re-enactment; Lake Storey Park, near Galesburg.
Mansfield Homecoming; Aug. 17-19, parade, carnival, entertainment, more; downtown Mansfield.
Taste of Champaign-Urbana; Aug. 17-18, food fair, entertainment and juried art show; West Side Park, Champaign.
Downtown Pontiac Cruise Night; classic and antique car cruise-in and activities; 5-8 p.m. Aug. 18, downtown Pontiac square.
Hummingbird Festival; banding, presentations and demonstrations by Sangamon River Audubon Society; 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 18, New Salem State Historic Site, Petersburg.
USAC Silver Crown Bettenhausen 100; 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18; Illinois State Fair Grandstand, Springfield; $10-$30.
Washington Fine Arts Festival; juried outdoor art fair, entertainment, food, more; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18-19, Washington Park, Washington.
ARCA Racing Series 100 Sportsman Nationals; 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19; Illinois State Fair Grandstand, Springfield; $10-$30.
Susto; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9; Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $12 and $15.
Summer Sounds; 6 p.m. Aug. 10, Connie Link Amphitheater, Normal; Rockin' Tom & the Cosmic Ramblers.
Burden of the Sky with Another Lost Year and The Reality of Yourself; 8 p.m. Aug. 10, Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $10 and $15.
Summer Sounds; 4 p.m. Aug. 12, Connie Link Amphitheater, Normal; Turas.
The Acacia Strain - Continent 10-year Anniversary Tour; 7 p.m. Aug. 13; Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $16 and $18
The Nostalgics; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Miller Park Pavilion, ballroom oldies, $8.
Loungeabout the Roundabout; 6 p.m. Aug. 15, Uptown Circle, Normal; Too Cool.
Old Salt Union; 8 p.m. Aug. 17; Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $10 and $12.
Front Street Music Fest with Yambeque, Brazilionaires, Dreaming in Color, Billy Branch and the SOBs and more; 2-10 p.m. Aug. 18; Front Street near Jazz Upfront, downtown Bloomington; free except for Billy Branch, $15 and $20.
Big D & Bubba's Game Night; 8 p.m. Aug. 18, Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $10 and $15.
Heart for Africa concert featuring Cheick Hamala Diabaté; 5 p.m. Aug. 19; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; tickets, $25.
TAJMO: The Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band; 8 p.m. Aug. 9; Virginia Theatre, Champaign; $45-$125, VIP package also available.
Special Olympics Lip Sync; 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw.
Blacktop Mojo, all ages show; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9; Monarch music Hall, Peoria; $12 and $15.
Rock the Farm for Easter Seals; 6-11 p.m. Aug. 10, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw.
Boy George & Culture Club; pop group; 8 p.m. Aug. 10, Illinois State Fair Grandstand, Springfield.
Concerts in the Vineyard: The Shake; 7-11 p.m. Aug. 11, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw.
Halestorm and Mastodon; rock groups; 8 p.m. Aug. 11, Illinois State Fair Grandstand,
Kentuckiana Opry; 8 p.m. Aug. 11, Kentuckiana Kampground, Hopedale; country music shows with Kentuckiana Opry Country Classic Show and guest Chrissy Sparks; adults $8, children $2; 309-449-3274.
Foreigner and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; rock groups; 8 p.m. Aug. 12, Illinois State Fair Grandstand, Springfield.
Peoria Municipal Band concert; 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Glen Oak Park Amphitheater, Peoria; free; adjacent parking.
Dueling Pianos International; 8 p.m. Aug. 13, Illinois State Fair Grandstand.
Luke Combs with Ashley McBryde; 8 p.m. Aug. 14; Illinois State Fair grandstand, Springfield; $12-$32.
311 and The Offspring; rock groups; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Illinois State Fair Grandstand, Springfield.
Bement Country Opry; 5 p.m. Aug. 17, Monticello Community Ballroom; artist Samantha Baker Krepton; fish dinner, 5 p.m.; $10; 217-778-0990.
Brett Eldredge; country singer; 8 p.m. Aug. 17, Illinois State Fair Grandstand, Springfield.
Flo Rida & Ludacris, with Childish Major; 8 p.m. Aug. 18; Illinois State Fair grandstand, Springfield; $27-$47.
Wildfire concert series; 6-10 p.m. Aug. 18, Wildlife Prairie Park, Hanna City; Cusack Bros.; $5; free parking.
Concerts in the Vineyard; 7-11 p.m. Aug. 18, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard.
Kentuckiana Opry; 8 p.m. Aug. 18, Kentuckiana Kampground, Hopedale; country music shows with Kentuckiana Opry Country Classic Show and guest Cindy Moore; adults $8, children $2; 309-449-3274.
ICMA Chapter 617 jam session and potluck; noon-4 p.m. Aug. 19, El Paso VFW; bring covered dish to share; coffee, tea, table service provided.
Brantley Gilbert; country singer; 8 p.m. Aug. 19, Illinois State Fair Grandstand, Springfield.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival; through Aug. 11, annual summerlong fest with “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “Henry V” and “Shakespeare in Love” in rotating repertory on main stage and related activities; Ewing Manor, Bloomington, and ISU Center for the Performing Arts; $20, $35, $54.
Annie; musical comedy; 8 p.m. Aug. 8-12, Muni Opera, Springfield.
"Shrek the Musical"; Vermillion Players musical; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-12, Chautauqua Park Pavilion, Pontiac.
Karaoke; 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington.
Party Cannon Express; 6-10 p.m. Aug. 10, Gill Street Sports Bar and Restaurant, Bloomington; rock; no cover.
Mark & Melisa; 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; rock; $5.
Baaad Boyz; Aug. 10, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Vibe; 6-10 p.m. Aug. 11, Gill Street Sports Bar and Restaurant, Bloomington; rock; no cover.
Frank Parker Quartet; Aug. 11, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Sweetwater; 7-10 p.m. Aug. 11, Western Tap, Bloomington.
Karaoke; 7 p.m. Aug. 16, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington.
The Bashful Youngens; 7-9 p.m. Aug. 16, Destihl Brewery patio, Normal; Soundboard Summer Concert Series.
Chicken Shack & John Till; Aug. 17, Nightshop, Bloomington; roots; $5 cover.
Harry Tonchev Trio; Aug. 17, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Nicotine Poetic; 6-9 p.m. Aug. 17, Gill Street Sports Bar and Restaurant, Bloomington; rock; no cover.
Mark & Melisa; 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; rock; $5.
Big on Blondes; 6 p.m. Aug. 18, Gill Street Sports Bar; classic rock.
Silver Foxes; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover.
Silver Foxes; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover.
Children's Discovery Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 101 E. Beaufort St., Normal; exhibit gallery, paint wall, two-story climber, AgMazing exhibit, educational programs, more; $7, under 2 free; 309-433-3444.
"Double, Double"; 10 a.m. Aug. 9, Ewing Manor grounds, Bloomington; Nancy Steele Brokaw play about Abe Lincoln discovering William Shakespeare; Theatre for Young Audiences, free.
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