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Keep the Tradition Going

Don't let the COVID-19 restrictions keep you from one of the best-loved Christmas traditions in Southern Illinois - the Holiday Lights Fair!

Join Us for July 7, 2020 for Tasty Tuesdays in the Park!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 kicks off our Tasty Tuesdays in the Park!

The Burger Shack and Paulette's Food Service will be serving up delicious food from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in Keyes City Park

We Got It Covered will get you moving with their great music from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the bandstand

Come out and enjoy a night of great food and music!

Social distancing guidelines are expected. Please wear masks when waiting in line for food.

Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the park.

Please be safe & considerate of others!

Join Us for Tasty Tuesdays in the Park!

We're hosting a new event this summer called Tasty Tuesdays in the Park featuring food trucks from Southern Illinois!

Every Tuesday in July we'll have a variety of food vendors and live music.

Food from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and music from 7:00-9:00 p.m. July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28

Bring the family out for some great food and music!

Social distancing guidelines will be expected and masks are recommended when you are waiting in line for food. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the park.

Holiday Lights Fair 50/50 Raffle

New this year for the 20th Anniversary Holiday Lights Fair - a 50/50 Raffle! 

Tickets will be sold at the Fall Festival on October 5, the Halloween Parade on October 24 and throughout the Holiday Lights Fair at the Expo Hall.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5

Drawing will be held Saturday, December 21 at the Expo Hall. Need not be present to win.

Fall Festival Cornhole Tournament


2019 Du Quoin Fall Festival

Corn Hole Tournament

Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 2 p.m.

Entry Fee: $25 Per Team

Cash Prizes!

1st Place $150 t 2nd Place $100 t 3rd Place $50

Download the entry form


Annual Chili Cook-Off

Do you have the best chili recipe? Well, put your money where your mouth is and enter our annual Chili Cook-Off. 

Entry form can be downloaded here. Only $10 to enter your top chili for a chance to win cash prizes!

Entry form due no later than October 2, 2019

It's Time for the Annual Fall Festival

Even though the weather still feels like summer, we know that Fall is just around the corner. Join us Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Keyes City Park for a day of fall fun for the whole family. Vendors open at 8:00 a.m. Chili Cook-Off at noon. Free live entertainment featuring The Phonix, free Kids' Corner, Corn Hole Tournament, and more! 

Download the vendor registration form here

Download the chili cook-off entry form here

Download the corn hole tournament entry form here

Join Us for Our Annual Fireworks Display!

This year's fireworks display promises to be bigger and better than ever! Wednesday, July 3 at dusk at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Free admission. Brought to you by the City of Du Quoin and Du Quoin Tourism Commission.

Summer Nights Concert Series

Join us again for our Summer Nights Concert Series! Free concerts every Tuesday in July in Keyes City Park. Family fun for everyone! Here's the schedule for this year's concerts...

City-Wide Yard Sale Map Is Available

The June 8, 2019 City-Wide Yard Sale is fast approaching! Plan your day by using our handy map - created by The Du Quoin Weekly. Grab your full-size copy in this week's edition of The Du Quoin Weekly or download this smaller version. Happy bargain hunting!


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