Dates are subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information and additional activities.
24:Casino Night. This is the first of many fundraisers for the Vandalia Bicentennial Committee. Vandalia American Legion, 321 S. 7th St., from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Evening will include blackjack, craps, roulette, drinks, dinner, prizes and auctions. For more information, call 618-283-1152.
7: Fayette County YMCA Grand Raffle. $10,000 grand raffle. 710 N. Rock Island Ave. Begins at 5:30 p.m. 225 tickets available at $100 each (admits 2 people). Silent auction, dinner and live auction. 1980s theme. For more information, call Ben Frazier at 618-283-1258.
7: Ramsey Lions Club Community Sale. Huge one-day event with 8-10 trucks going from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many private vendors, foodstands, and more. Located in Ramsey, IL, along five blocks of the former Illinois Central Railroad behind First National Bank, west of U.S. Route 51. Sponsored by Ramsey Lions Club, Jim Brewer, Secretary.
21: Healthy Kids Day. Fayette County YMCA, 710 N. Rock Island at 9 a.m.
5: MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Event. Skills clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with competition to begin at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by Fayette County YMCA at Freight Field, North Locust Street, Vandalia. For more information, call 618-283-1258.
12: Special Olympics Illinois Individual Soccer Skills Competition. Fayette County YMCA, 710 N Rock Island Ave. Time TBA. For more information, call 618-283-1258.
15, 16: Grande Levee Vandalia Statehouse. Downtown Vandalia. Honoring persons who developed the State. Friday night, June 15, kicks off with annual ham and beans supper from 5 to 8 p.m., live music and entertainment. Saturday, June 16, will have period artisan’s displaying their crafts of the 1800s. More entertainment, food vendors, and shows. Sponsored by IDNR and Vandalia Historical Society. For more information, call 618-283-1161.
6: Annual Fireworks Display. Vandalia Lake. Fireworks at dusk. Sponsored by Vandalia Lions Club. Carnival on site the evenings of July 5, 6 and 7.
20, 21: Lincoln Heritage Festival. Rogier Park. Period vendors, Old Fashioned Baseball Tournament, period skits, and more. Time TBA. For more information, visit www.vandaliaillinois.com.
29: Wine and Ale with Abe. Statehouse Lawn downtown Vandalia. Craft vendors, food vendors, Statehouse tours, various wine and ale tastings. Tentative time from 2 to 9 p.m. Closer to the date, call 618-283-1161, for more information.
9, 10: Olde Tyme Christmas. Historic Christmas event in downtown Vandalia. Merchants open late and trolley rides. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet the children. Annual Christmas Parade on Friday. Carolers, Chimemasters Carillon, and more. For more details as they are planned, visit www.vandaliaillinois.com.
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