“The Last Five Years” Stage Production

Varsity Center | Carbondale | Jackson County

The stage production of “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown with performances May 17 & 18 at 7:30pm and May 19 at 2:00pm at the Varsity Center in Carbondale.

Spring Native Plant Sale

Greenearth | Carbondale |Jackson County

Spring Native Plant Sale May 11th, 8am to 2pm Turley Park, Carbondale ​Shop for native wildflowers and prairie grasses – just in time for Mother’s Day!

Carbondale Brew Fest

Carbondale | Jackson County

Carbondale’s Brew Fest will feature small-batch craft brews from all over the Midwest, including home brews from Southern Illinois Brewers!

Carbondale Spring Fest

Carbondale Spring Fest | Carbondale | Jackson County

Vendor event showcasing local businesses, artisans, and items available in Southern Illinois!

A Sweet Recap: 2024 Maple Syrup Festival

Hosted annually at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature outdoor education center, the annual Maple Syrup Festival once again delighted visitors on March 23rd and 24th, 2024. Located in Makanda, Illinois in Jackson County, this beloved event, includes a vibrant blend of activities, entertainment, and of course, maple syrup. From 9:00 AM to 3:30 […]

Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

Boat Regatta | Carbondale | Jackson County

The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta originated at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1974 and continues to this day.

Top 5️⃣ HIKES in Jackson County, Illinois!

Jackson County | Hikes | @caffeineuntilcocktails

Jessica Baine @caffeineuntilcocktails According to a mom who doesn’t hike very often! But seriously, I wanted to round up my favorite hikes that I think are semi-easy, kid-friendly, and have gorgeous views! @caffeineuntilcocktails #JacksonCountyIL @SouthernIllinoisTourism