201 Potomac Blvd.
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 242-7200
Fax: (618) 242-9800
DuQuoin Southern Illinois Center is a popular race track that features several karts and tracks. The center is part of the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and has been around in the circuit since 2005. It earlier functioned as a 1/8 mile oval and was further increased to a 1/6 mile oval. The place is a major venue for many sporting events like car races, automobile shows and so on. It also offers services like welding, fabrication and so on.
Acres of trees, campgrounds and lakes, harness racing track and more makes Du Quoin State Fairgrounds a great place to visit. Home to the Du Quoin State Fair, the fairgrounds are open year round and offer a beautiful setting for a great time outdoors. The DuQuoin State Fair has its own campground with over 1000 hookups with water and electric, conveniently located at the north side.
This community theatre troupe presents a variety of theatrical productions as well as an annual children's play in July.
Over 25 breeds of cat will be judged during this two day, six-ring July cat show including specialty breeds and a household pet class.
The Swamp is a charming, local entertainment space, located on Monroe Street of Carbondale, IL. The intimate performance venue is often sought for private events, parties and such. Apart from that, The Swamp is known for the diverse range of cultural programs, performances and concerts it hosts. Many a touring bands, local musicians and up-and-coming talent seeks this intimate stage to showcase their creative faculties. There are no admission prices, but donations are encouraged.
If you are in Carbondale and want to enjoy a night discovering the live music scene here, then Hangar 9 is the ideal place to head to. Located in the bustling downtown area, a few blocks from the Southern Illinois University, Hangar 9 is a spacious bar-club-music-venue that features bands and musicians from all over the country. You can either choose to catch the show by dancing away to the tunes on the main level, or head upstairs for a better view of the stage. There is also a beer garden which is a great place to grab a beer during the summer. Call to know more.
Located at the School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the OBF Recital Hall is where the students perform, practice and show off their musical talent honed by the SIUC School of Music. The hall is used to put up student driven concerts, recitals and convocations as well as stage visiting artists and musicians. Do contact the school for more details.
Previously known as the McAndrew Stadium, Saluki Stadium is a state-of-the-art football stadium and a home ground for the Saluki Football team for more than 70 years. The original stadium was constructed in the year 1938 and was considered to be the most attractive stadium in town. The re-construction of the stadium in the year 2010 has increased the seating capacity of the stadium upto 15,000, and is equipped with a press box and team locker and changing rooms.
Built in 1910, this art deco theater was originally the Odd Fellows Lodge. It features 550 seats, and includes a 18 x 24 foot screen, as well as a state of the art sound system. It shows current movie releases, for all ages, at 7:00 PM daily.
Come enjoy all the fun of auto racing, on Sundays, beginning in mid-April, at the Fayette County Speedway. Classes include C.A.R.S. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks and UMP 4cyl.