Local & Regional Events

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Blessing of the Cars

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Free car show at Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass, IL.  T-shirts and food will be available for sale. Free Event Decals to first 150 cars. Live music from the band Stronghold.

This event was started by a few groups of Car Show enthusiasts from southern Illinois This is very much a family-style event. Drivers and passengers will drive their vehicle to the circle drive at the Cross for a blessing while in their car. Then they will drive their car onto the hill and park among the other cars. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and pop-up canopies for protection from the sun. Automobiles of all eras are welcome at this event: antique; collector’s cars; show cars; convertibles; your special vehicle; all are welcome.


2017 Total Solar Eclipse

This is the best place in the world to be for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Experience it in its longest duration, right here, just minutes from Makanda, IL. Call now for reservations at Havisham House 866-495-6020. You won’t want to miss this exciting event.