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3rd Fridays in Downtown Lincoln

Downtown Lincoln

Held on the 3rd Friday May-July 

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Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival

Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival

Postville Courthouse 

Held the third weekend in September

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LMH Farmers Market

Logan County Fairgrounds 

1408 Short 11th St.

Lincoln, IL 62656

(217)-605-5008

Held on Saturdays 8am-12pm May-September 

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Balloons Over 66 Information 2022

 

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Balloon Flights / Balloon Glow Schedule

 August 26th & 27th 2022!

There are 36 Balloons coming to town this year! The pilots meet soon before the launches to determine whether they will set up and launch, set up and stay tethered to the ground, or not launch at all- (depending on weather)

 

The flights are slated for:
  • Friday Evening (Approx. 6:00/6:15 PM)
  • Saturday Morning (Approx. 6:15/6:30 AM)
  • Saturday Evening (Approx. 6:00/6:15 PM)
  • Balloon Glow - Saturday Evening at 8:00 PM at the (4) Launch Sites Listed Below-

The glow is where the pilots set up the balloons, stay tethered to the ground and glow at night.

Would you like to help crew a balloon during Balloons Over 66 Weekend? We would love to have you! If you are interested, please come to the Comfort Inn in Lincoln, IL at 5:00 PM Friday, August 26th. Wear comfortable clothing. NO open-toed shoes, dresses, or skirts. Hope to see you there!

 

Launch Sites

 

  1. Mayfair Park (Mayfair subdivision is located off of N. Kickapoo St. across from Graue Chevrolet) 
  2. Dugan Center -- 1500 N. McLean St., Lincoln 
  3. 315 8th St., Lincoln--City owned lot 
  4. 455 Campus View Dr., Lincoln
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Purchasing Flights

 

There will be no tethered balloon rides this year; however, rides can be purchased at $300.00/person. If interested, please contact a pilot directly ASAP to book your flight! I can assure you -- this will be an experience that you will NOT soon forget!

 

  • Dan Reusch -- 309-573-4641
  • Greg Saul -- 309-337-7927

 

 

 

 

Full Weekend Itinerary

 

Thursday, 25th - Itinerary 

  • Ribbon Cutting at The Lincoln Arts Institute - A dedication to Moses Pinkerton - 5:30 PM

 

Friday, 26th - Itinerary

 

MAIN STAGEDowntown - Stage will be set up on the corner of Pulaski St and Kickapoo St (facing North toward Broadway St.)

  • LIVE MUSIC from BIG SUNS from 7:00-11:00 PM
**Alcohol vending will be done from Spirited Republic, Alley-Bi Saloon, The Rusty Rail Pub*

 

Saturday, 27th - Itinerary

**Alcohol vending will be done from Spirited Republic, Alley-Bi Saloon, The Rusty Rail Pub**

 

Sunday, 28th - Itinerary

 

Food: Friday and Saturday

 

Local Eateries in Downtown Lincoln:

Mama’s Arcade – Saturday 6:30AM - 1:00PM

Alley-Bi Saloon – Lunch 11:00-2:00PM Bar Open 11:00AM - 2:00AM

Guest House Coffee and Pastries – Friday 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Guzzardo’s – Friday 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday 4:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Sorrento’s – Open 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Rio Grande – Open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Joe’s Pizzeria – Open 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Blue Dog Inn –  Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Idle Hour – Open 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Flossie’s – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Deep Roots – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closed Saturday

Sir Renna Tea – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Food Trucks: Opening Friday Afternoon!

Cheesed Out

Pat’s Famous Walleye

Nuthatch Hill BBQ Company

Cullers’ Fries

The Traveling Top Hat & Treats

Pauly's BBQ

Compassionate Crumbs

Gramma Nana's Kitchen

Lemonade by Megan Kenny

 

Lincoln Art Fair

Location: Downtown Lincoln - Lincoln Arts Institute

112 S. McLean Street., Lincoln, IL 62656

Friday, 26th 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Saturday, 27th 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Come check out the renovated Moses Pinkerton gallery on the 3rd floor, housing a LAI member show and a curated exhibition by Lease Agreement, Inhabiting Rivers, Unfinishing Circles in the main gallery. There will also be a First Student Bus outside to paint! So stop by and let your creativity and imagination run wild!

www.lincolnartsinstitute.com 

 

Oasis Craft & Vendor Show

Location: Oasis Senior Center

2810 Woodlawn Road. Lincoln, IL 62656

Saturday, 27th 10:00AM - 4:00PM

The Oasis will host a Craft and Vendor show during the Balloons Over 66 weekend here in Lincoln. There will be Brat/Hog dog and Corn on the Cob sold. They will be packed with vendors!

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Questions?

For questions, please contact the Logan County Tourism Bureau at (217) 732-8687

or stop in at 101 N. Chicago Street., Lincoln, IL 62656

Email: assistant@destinationlogancountyil.com

 

   
  
 
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    Lincoln Christmas Express

     

    Downtown Lincoln 

    Beginning the last weekend in November

    • Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting - Local residents/ businesses sponsor and decorate a Christmas tree. The trees are displayed on the Courthouse Lawn beginning at the Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 25th at 5:30 PM.

     

    • Gingerbread House Contest- Local residents can participate in creating a Gingerbread House. The houses will be judged by the community and will stay on display from December 11th - December 18th at the Lincoln Art Institute.  For more information and/or to enter a house, see the following form: Gingerbread House Entry Form

     

    • Activities for Kids at the Lincoln Arts Institute - Head to the Lincoln Arts Institute on November 26th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM! They teamed up with The Center for Creativity & Community and will be offering kids face painting and a Candyland photo opportunity for families to enjoy. Donations are accepted and appreciated! Facebook Event

     

    • Small Business Saturday
      • Beginning Saturday, November 26th, come tour 27 of your favorite Downtown local businesses to launch your Christmas Season. You will receive a ticket to be stamped at each location. Turn in your ticket by December 18th for a chance to win over $750 in local gift cards and prizes!
        *You must visit at least 10 participating locations and make a purchase (no minimum required, where applicable). Your ticket can be turned in at any participating business.
      • The winner will be drawn on December 20th. 
      • Your favorite participating businesses include...
        Abe's Carmelcorn, Copper Penny, Debbie's Downtown Floral, Deep Roots, Elite Kicks, Flossie and Delzena's, Guest House Coffee & Pastries, Guzzardo's Italian Villa, Idle Hour, Indigo Quilt Studio, Lincoln Arts Institute/Moksha Center, Lincoln Library, Mary Todd's Hallmark, McEntire's Appliances, Midwest Dental, Pink Shutter, Podbelsek Family Creations, Renew Consignment & Thrift, Sherwin Williams, Small Town Creations, Sorrento's Pizzeria, Spirited Republic, Studio Three Hair & Beauty, Sublime Skin, The Bee, & Top Hat Creamery
    •  Thank you to our Christmas Express Sponsors!

      • Joe Ryan Country Financial, John Hobblit Law, Michelle Bauer Country Insurance, Logan County Farm Bureau, State Senator Sally Turner, & Logan County Tourism Bureau

     

    • Lincoln Christmas Express 12 Days of Christmas (New this year!)
      • Starting December 6th, multiple downtown businesses will be raffling off prizes! A prize from a different business will be drawn each day up until December 18th, representing the 12 days of Christmas.
      • To enter the raffle, you must fill out a ticket at each business. For example, if you enter the drawing at Flossie & Delzena's, you will be entered to win the prize at Flossie & Delzena's and only their prize.  If you would like to enter for the prize from Top Hat Creamery, you will have to sign up at Top Hat Creamery. 
      • Day 12: December 8th - Joe Ryan at Country Financial: 1 Dozen Fancy Assorted Melo-O-Cream Donuts
      • Day 11: December 9th - Copper Penny: 11(+1) Blue Fluted Champagne Glasses
      • Day 10: December 10th - Pink Shutter: $10 Gift Card
      • Day 9: December 11th - Sublime Skin: Sample Size Care Pack, Moksha Center: Yoga Shirt and Yoga Package
      • Day 8: December 12th - The Learning Center: A gift basket for the kiddies
      • Day 7: December 13th - Midwest Dental: A tooth care gift basket
      • Day 6: December 14th - Elite Kicks: $25 gift card
      • Day 5: December 15th - Flossie & Delzena's: 5 chicken salads
      • Day 4: December 16th - Guest House: Bag of Advent Blend Coffee, Small Town Creations: 1 Christmas coffee & Christmas tumbler
      • Day 3: December 17th - The Tri-fecta (Guzzardo's, Spirited Republic, Top Hat Creamery): A trio of gift cards
      • Day 2: December 18th - Sorrento's: Dinner for 2 + Cannoli
      • Day 1: December 19th - Lincoln Public Library: A Christmas book to read on Christmas Eve

     

    • FREE Carriage Rides - Come take a ride in a carriage around the Courthouse Square! Nov, 25th: 6:00-9:00 PM, all other Friday nights from 5:00-8:00 PM - Dec. 2nd; Dec. 9th; Dec.16th and Saturday afternoons from 12:00-3:00 PM - Nov. 26th; Dec. 3rd; Dec. 10th; Dec. 17th. 
      • A big thank you to all our sponsors who make this FREE event possible!
        Abe's Carmelcorn, Copper Penny, Debbie's Downtown Floral, Deep Roots, Elite Kicks, Flossie and Delzena's, Guest House Coffee & Pastries, Guzzardo's Italian Villa, Idle Hour, Indigo Quilt Studio, Joe Ryan Country Financial, John Hoblit Law, Lincoln Arts Institute/Moksha Center, Lincoln Library, Logan County Farm Bureau, Logan County Tourism Bureau, Mary Todd's Hallmark, McEntire's Appliances, Michelle Bauer Country Insurance, Midwest Dental, Pink Shutter, Podbelsek Family Creations, Renew Consignment & Thrift, Sherwin Williams, Small Town Creations, Sorrento's Pizzeria, Spirited Republic, State Senator Sally Turner, Studio Three Hair & Beauty, Sublime Skin, The Bee, & Top Hat Creamery

     

    • FREE Train Rides in Latham Park - Bring your kiddos to ride a mini train around Latham park! The train will be at Latham Park on Dec. 3rd, 10:00am-1:00pm & Dec. 10th, 1:00pm-3:00pm.
      • Sponsored by Abe's Carmelcorn, Copper Penny, Debbie's Downtown Floral, Deep Roots, Elite Kicks, Flossie and Delzena's, Guest House Coffee & Pastries, Guzzardo's Italian Villa, Idle Hour, Indigo Quilt Studio, Joe Ryan Country Financial, John Hoblit Law, Lincoln Arts Institute/Moksha Center, Lincoln Library, Logan County Board, Logan County Farm Bureau, Logan County Tourism Bureau, Mary Todd's Hallmark, McEntire's Appliances, Michelle Bauer Country Insurance, Midwest Dental, Pink Shutter, Podbelsek Family Creations, Renew Consignment & Thrift, Sherwin Williams, Small Town Creations, Sorrento's Pizzeria, Spirited Republic, State Senator Sally Turner, Studio Three Hair & Beauty, Sublime Skin, The Bee, & Top Hat Creamery

     

    For more information visit the 2022 CHRISTMAS EXPRESS FACEBOOK EVENT

     

    • Christmas Parade- Come kick off the holidays this year with Lincoln's Christmas Parade! The Christmas Parade is Thursday, December 1st, 2022, starting at 6:30 PM.
      This year’s theme will be “Christmas in Candyland”.
      Christmas Parade Entry Participants: If you wish to have an entry in the Christmas Parade in Downtown Lincoln, please fill out the form by clicking the link! -Christmas Parade Participant/Float Entry Form

     

     For more information visit the CHRISTMAS PARADE FACEBOOK EVENT

     

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    Logan County Fair

    Logan County Fairgrounds

    1408 Short 11th St.

    Lincoln, IL 62656

    (217)-732-3311

    July 31st - August 7th

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    Route 66 Weekend

    Lincoln, Illinois

    Held the second weekend in June

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    Logan County Tourism Bureau

    101 North Chicago Street
    Lincoln, IL 62656

     
     
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