Southwestern Illinois Weekender
TGIF is almost here! How fast the time flies. What are your plans for this weekend? If you're in Southwestern Illinois, have I some weekend activities for you!
May 20, 2011 - Peanut Butter & Jam Festival on the downtown Square in Highland, Illinois.
Bring the kids! (618-654-3721) 907 Main Street, Highland, IL 62249
May 20-May 22, 2011 - If Japanese gardening is your hobby, attend the Bonsai Society of Greater Saint Louis at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois. (800-289-2388)
1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234
May 21-May 22, 2011 - Belleville Flea Market at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds Expo/Center
in Belleville, Illinois. More than 600 tables, 300-400 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, and merchandise. (618-233-0052) 200 South Belt, Belleville, IL 62220
May 21, 2011 - If you want to be with nature then join Birding the Bottomlands in the Middle Mississippi River Wildlife Reserve in Rockwood, Illinois. Ten locations will be staffed on the Rockwood Levee for visitors to watch from 6:00 - 10:00 AM. Call (618-284-7160) for info or to pre-register by May 20. 1293 Rocky Hollow Road, Rockwood, IL 62280
May 21-May 22, 2011 - Strawberry Festival at Eckert's Farm in Belleville, Illinois. Bring everybody for fun outdoor activities, pony rides, carnival rides, petting farm, & more! (618-233-0513)
951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220
May 22, 2011 - More strawberries: attend the combined Strawberry Festival and the Berry Bike Ride in St. Jacob, Illinois where more than 1,000 bicyclists ride on various country routes with distances ranging from 10-50 miles. Call (618-644-2142) 239 West Main Street, St. Jacob, IL 62281
Do you realize that Memorial Day is only a weekend away? It will be here before you know it, so make your plans now to get away, or cleanup the grill! Have a great weekend!