Shawnee Cave Total Eclipse Festival

Shawnee Cave | Murphysboro | Jackson County

April 5-8, 2024 Shawnee Cave Total Eclipse Festival. We are excited for you to join us and hang out at our picturesque landmark with your cave family and experience this exceptionally rare celestial event. Shawnee Cave Amphitheater is on the path of totality with an over 4 minute duration. Our event will start on Friday […]

Maple Syrup Festival – Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center

Maple Festival

Enjoy two full days of family fun, including a pancake breakfast, maple syrup demonstrations, children’s activities, vendors and artisans, and much more. The festival will take place at our Camp 2 location. What would a Maple Syrup Festival be without a delicious pancake breakfast? Enjoy a home-cooked pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., […]

9th Annual Pottery Trail

Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail is an annual shared pottery experience. Everyone is invited to explore the beautiful Southern Illinois landscape and the diverse group of potters that make this area home.   Each potter will be available to answer questions and, of course, show their work. This family-friendly event promises to be a fun and […]

John A. Logan Statue

Murphysboro | Art Walk | Logan

2125 Spruce Street Murphysboro, IL    This Logan piece is considered by some to be unofficially the smallest miscellaneous monument in the state. It is the only monument to a Civil War general that also honors his wife.   Facebook

A Bike Rally and a Depot

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke www.delicouslyordinary.com Located along Historic Mainstreet in downtown Murphysboro, there is no doubt the Old Depot has endured. Built in 1888 and surviving the tornado of 1925, the depot was the Mobile and Ohio Railroad station and the largest line on the Mobile and Ohio line between St. Louis, Missouri, and Cairo. […]

Summer 48 | A Film Race at The Liberty Theatre

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke www.deliciouslyordinary.com There’s something about a ‘film festival’ that has felt wildly intimidating to me. An event reserved for those who can readily recall factoids about cult classics, know the names of obsure directors and reference lesser known award shows. But when a friend of mine described the experience she had making […]

Festival Lights on September Nights | The 2023 Murphysboro Apple Festival

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke www.deliciouslyordinary.com With attendance exceeding 45,000 the Murphysboro Apple Festival is anything but small, but somehow organizers have preserved the small-town feeling in spite of the impressive visitor count. When we stopped at their headquarters organizers attributed some of this to the choice to not sell wristbands, describing not wanting guests to […]

Sunset and A Concert | A Series

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke www.deliciouslyordinary.com It’s both easy and hard to miss Carl Lee Park Pavilion and Bandshell as you drive down Murphysboro Mainstreet. The hustle and bustle of a busy downtown street can make the featured sculpture, completed in 2010, go overlooked but, once seated in the cut grass listening to the acoustics provided […]

Carl Lee Park Pavilion and Bandshell

Carl Lee Park Pavilion | Jackson County | Murphysboro

1850 Walnut Street Murphysboro, IL    The Carl Lee Park Pavilion and Bandshell is a sculptural form which features Zahner manufacturing and engineering technologies. Designed by artist John Medwedeff, this public art project is located at the town center of Murphysboro, Illinois. The project was completed in 2010, and measures 35′ long. The artwork provides […]