Jul
3
to Jul 4

4th of July "Homecoming Carnival"

4TH OF JULY - "HOMECOMING"/CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD JULY 3 AND 4TH ONLY THIS YEAR.
 

FOOD STAND, VENDORS, CARNIVAL RIDES AND CAKE WALK WILL BE THERE. NO BEER STAND!!
 

ALSO VETERANS PARADE AND CAR SHOW WILL BE HELD ON THE 4TH OF JULY -FIREWORKS AT 9:30 PM
 

IF INTERESTED TO BE A VENDOR CONTACT AMERICAN LEGION 532-5910 - IF INTERESTED TO BE IN THE VETERANS PARADE CONTACT BUTH MATHUS 533-5602

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Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

4th of July Parade on Broadway

When:

July 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Where:

On Broadway starting at the RR Tracks

Cost:

Free

Contact:

Veteran Affairs Committee

618-533-7623

Annual Events

Veteran’s parade on West Broadway starting at the RR tracks and heading west on Broadway ending at Fairview Park.  Enjoy an awards ceremony, recognition and celebration activities in the park.  Those wishing to participate in the parade may contact Butch Mathus at 618-533-5602 or Kala Lambert at 618-533-7623.  Entry forms are available below and on the City of Centralia Website.

 

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Jul
28
to Jul 29

Outboard Power Boat Races at Raccoon Lake

NBRA / ODA present Outboard Power Boat Races - July 28 & 29, 2018 at Raccoon Lake in Centralia, Illinois. Races start at 1:00pm both days. Admission is $2 and free for children 12 and under. Concessions available!

INFORMATION: Alan Owen 618-322-1160

DIRECTIONS: Stay on 161 and turn north on Country Club Road.

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Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

Centralia Balloon Fest (Friday)

Admission: $3 per day (kids 6 and under are free)

  • 3:00 pm Gates Open
    • Opening Ceremony - Centralia High School Marching Showcase and Choir
    • Craft Fair Opens
    • Food Concessions Open
  • 4:30-7:00 pm Entertainment under the Family Picnic Tent
    • "Class Clowns" (Classic Rock / Country)
  • 5:00 pm Balloonist Enter Park*
  • 6:00 pm BALLOON RACE*
  • 6:00-9:00 pm TETHERED BALLOON RIDES*
  • 7:30 pm BALLOON GLOW*
  • 8:30-10:00 pm Main Stage Entertainment
    • "Jake Hoult" (Country / Classic Rock)
  • 10:00 pm Fireworks sponsored by Monsanto
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Aug
18
6:00 AM06:00

Centralia Balloon Fest (Saturday)

Admission: $3 per day (kids 6 and under are free)

  • 6:00 am Gates Open
  • 6:30 am BALLOON RACE*
  •  
  • 10:00 am
    • Craft Fair Opens
    • Food Concessions Open
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Children's Activity Area (FREE w/ paid admission)
  • 10:30 am-7:30 pm Entertainment under the Family Picnic Tent
    • 10:30am-1:00pm "Impersonator Singing Contest"
    • 1:00pm-3:00pm "Denmark"
    • 3:00pm-5:00pm "The Epics" ('60s)
    • 5:00pm-7:00pm "The Presswoods" (Top 40)
  • 12:30-4:00 pm Car Show
  • 1:00pm "Centralia Martial Arts Academy" Demonstrations (East of Catfish Pond)
  • 5:00pm Balloonists Enter Park*
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm TETHERED BALLOON RIDES*
  • 7:30 pm BALLOON GLOW *
  • 8:30-10:00 pm Main Stage Entertainment
    • "Walkin' with Cash" (Johnny Cash Tribute Band)
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Aug
19
6:00 AM06:00

Centralia Balloon Fest (Sunday)

Admission: $3 per day (kids 6 and under are free)

  • 6:00 am Gates Open
  • 6:30 am BALLOON RACE*
  •  
  • 10:00 am
    • Craft Fair Opens
    • Food Concessions Open
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Cardboard Boat Races - Boat Building and Registration (West of Catfish Pond)
  • 11:30 am - 5:00 pm Entertainment Under the Family Picnic Tent
    • 11:30am-1:30pm "The Haney's" (Gospel)
    • 1:30pm-3:00pm "Liberty Road" (Country)
    • 3:00pm-5:00pm "Salt Creek String Band" (Bluegrass)
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Children's Activity Area (FREE w/ admission)
  • 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Corvette Club Car Display
  • 2:30-3:15 pm Cardboard Boat Races (Catfish Pond)
  • 5:00pm Balloonist Enter Park*
  • 6:00 pm BALLOON RACE*
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Sep
13
to Sep 16

Elmwood Speaks

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When:

September 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – September 16, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

Where:

Elmwood Cemetery
710 Gragg Street
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

$10.00

Contact:

City of Centralia or Centralia Cultural Society

618-532-7623 or 618-532-2951

Join the City of Centralia’s Parks & Cemetery Advisory Committee along with The Centralia Cultural Society for “Elmwood Speaks”.  A historic tour of Elmwood Cemetery, enacted by actors of the Centralia Cultural Society. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 618-532-2951, tours fill quickly.

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Schwartz Apple Festival

When:

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where:

Schwartz Orchard
1942 Copple Road
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

Free

Contact:

Schwartz Orchard

618-532-8058

Enjoy a fun filled day of activities at Schwartz Orchard including games, straw maze and face painting.  Baked goods, mums, pumpkins and apple cider available.

 

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Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Celebrate Centralia

When:

October 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where:

Downtown Centralia
300 East Broadway
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

Free

Contact:

Gayla Harting

618-533-7623

Email

A festival of Art, Wine and Music featuring local artists, musicians, food vendors, and award winning wineries & vineyards from the area as well as craft breweries.

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Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Centralia Parade and Fall Festival

When:

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:

Downtown Centralia
100 S Locust St
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Contact:

Centralia Halloween Parade Committee

618-533-7623

Event website

The Fall Festival is located in downtown Centralia and will begin at 9:00 A.M on October 29, 2016.  It features a Craft Fair at the Centralia Recreation Complex, free children’s games and activities, Flea Market, Chili Cook-off, Miss and Mister Pumpkin contest, Car Show, Best Dressed Pet Contest, local Entertainment and, of course, delicious food.  For more information about making entry into the any of these events please visit www.centraliahpff.org.

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Nov
21
to Dec 31

Fantasy of Lights at Centralia Foundation Park

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  • Google Calendar ICS

When:

November 21, 2018 – December 31, 2018 all-day

Where:

Foundation Park
600 North Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

Free

Contact:

618-532-3214

Annual Events

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Presented by the Centralia Foundation, Fantasy of Lights is a holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.  Take a drive through Foundation Park to experience twinkling candy canes, golfing Santa, or Rudolf catching some rays.  Don’t forget to visit 600 N Pleasant for more Christmas displays and the challenge of finding “Wanda”!  Open from 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night at no charge.  Don’t miss Santa who will be at his cottage on Friday’s and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..  For even more fun, make plans to ride the “Little Obie” train through the park on certain evenings during the month of December.

 

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Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

Downtown Centralia Christmas Stroll

When:

November 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Where:

Downtown Centralia, IL
100 S Locust St
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

Free

Contact:

City Hall

618-533-7623

Enjoy a Christmas Shopping Stroll in Downtown Centralia on November 30th from 3pm-7:15pm. Participating merchants will display an ornament inside their store for shoppers to locate and have their card stamped. Cards may be found in any participating business downtown and inside the Illinois Theatre. When you find all the ornaments needed your card should be returned to Illinois Theatre for a drawing at 7:15pm. Other activities include horse drawn carriage rides, store specials, an opportunity to meet with Santa, Carolers and other musical performances, Christmas music from the Carillon, hot cocoa and Girl Scout treats, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, refreshments and much more to come. Meet your downtown merchants and do some holiday shopping at the same time! Please contact Kala Lambert at 618-533-7623 for additional information.

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Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch with Santa at Recreation Complex

When:

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

Centralia Recreation Complex
115 East 2nd Street
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

$5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children

Contact:

Centralia Recreation Complex

618-532-3214

Enjoy lunch with Santa at Centralia Recreation Complex.  Get your tickets early for that special holiday cheer you won’t want to miss.

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Dec
27
to Dec 29

Centralia Holiday Tournament

When:

December 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am – December 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Where:

Centralia High School
2100 E Calumet St
Centralia, IL 62801
USA

Cost:

Admission Charged

Contact:

Centralia High School

618-532-7391

Event website

The Centralia Holiday Basketball Tournament, first held in 1942, is a three day tournament held between Christmas and New Years featuring teams throughout the nation and attracting over 6,000 spectators each year.

Home of the Orphans – Winningest Team in the Nation

 

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Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Relay for Life of Marion County / Centralia

www.relayforlife.org/marioncentraliail

The Relay For Life Teams will be displaying signs & purple bows through the Greater Centralia area for the Relay For Life Event. Businesses are asked to participate anytime between Memorial Day and the event on June 15.

"We are asking that if any of the businesses would like to participate in 'Paint the Town Purple' by decorating their storefronts or windows, we would appreciate it!" If businesses would like signs or ribbon material, please contact Margaret Mattmiller at 618-322-7270. She says she will do her best to help.

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Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Fairview Park Plaza Customer Appreciation Extravaganza

Businesses in Fairview Park Plaza are working together for this Customer Appreciation day!

"We will be raising money with raffles and other things to help fund Home to School Connection with the Centralia City Schools to help purchase new shoes for kids for school."

The event is being called the Fairview Park Plaza Customer Appreciation Extravaganza and will be taking place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

60th Annual Chamber Golf Plae Dae

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE!

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May
24
4:00 PM16:00

Blood Drive at Centralia Moose Family Center

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has been designated by SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital as the hospital's provider of blood and blood components.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 89 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri

EACH PRESENTING DONOR RECEIVES 2 TICKETS TO THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES!

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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Blood Drive at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital

Friday, May 18, 2018 beginning at 11 am and ending at 5 pm  

Registration is not necessary but appreciated; register by calling 618.436.6450 or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org with sponsor code 10552.

 
WHERE:         SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

                        400 North Pleasant Avenue

                        Centralia, Illinois 62801

                        Auditorium

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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Library Workshop - Essential Oils

Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless. In this workshop, students will get an introduction to what essential oils are and how to safely use them (topical, aromatic, or internal). They will also learn about the top 10 essential oils, including tips on how to use them with children, adults and even pets, as well as the physical and emotional benefits of essential oils.

https://www.libraryworkshops.com/event-calendar/#event=9434901

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May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Blood Drive at Plaza Verde Apartments

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has been designated by SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital as the hospital's provider of blood and blood components.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 89 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri

EACH PRESENTING DONOR RECEIVES 2 TICKETS TO THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES!

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May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Blood Drive at Rail Coffee Room

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has been designated by SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital as the hospital's provider of blood and blood components.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 89 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri

EACH PRESENTING DONOR RECEIVES 2 TICKETS TO THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES!

Plus a free cup of drip coffee!

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