23, 24: Springfield RV & Camping Show. 1 Convention Center Plaza. March 23 from noon to 7 p.m. March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
11, 12: 11th Annual World Famous Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity. Downtown Springfield. Food, beer, and entertainment along the race route followed by a street party with a hog roast and music. Fat Ass Craft Beer and Cigar Festival sponsored by Security Bank on May 11 before the 5k. Featuring food trucks, three bands and a hog wing eating contest. All profits go to charity.
19, 20: Old Capitol Art Fair. Old State Capitol Downtown Complex. May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.socaf.org.
3-8: 57th International Carillon Festival. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave. For more information, visit www.carillon-rees.org/events/carillon-festival.
27, 28: Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival. Downtown at 7th & Washington. Showcases original music and art while introducing festival goers to a variety of craft beers. For more information, call 217-638-4768, or visit www.downhomemusicfest.com.
9-19: Illinois State Fair. Illinois State Fairgrounds. Fairgrounds are open from 7 a.m. to midnight. For more information, call 217-782-6661 or visit www.illinois.gov/statefair/info/pages/default.aspx.
22-24: 17th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival. Downtown Springfield. More than 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators will roll into the heart of Springfield’s historic downtown for a weekend of family fun in the sun and non-stop live music and entertainment. Come celebrate the golden age of Route 66. For more information, call 317-236-6515 or visit www.route66fest.com.
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