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The Lights at Cedarhurst!

For many families and children, Christmas lights help create the magic of the holidays. This holiday season, The Lights return for their second year at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. In its inaugural year, they welcomed 7,500 people. The Lights truly showcase the very best of Cedarhurst’s campus. Planning for this event never stops. Director…

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“Sweet Home Mt. Vernon” Fall Fest

The 11th Mt. Vernon Fall Festival is almost here! On September 29th and 30th, “Sweet Home Mt. Vernon” Fall Fest will fill 9th street and the downtown area with two days of exciting entertainment. Listen to live entertainment both days on the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Stage. Free admission with no tickets required. Friday…

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Live Music Scene

Unique venues, local restaurants, outdoors and at special events and festivals, live music can be found all around Mt. Vernon! The Granada Theatre 108 N 9th St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 315-6100 Special events are often held inside the newly renovated lobby of The Granada Theatre and the adjoining Humphrey’s Bar. Call or visit The Granada Theatre Facebook…

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Food & Drink- Fine Dining

International wines, exquisite dishes, and an upscale ambience. You’ll find all of these in Mt. Vernon. Plan your Southern Illinois fine dining trip! RARE Chop House 224 S 10th St Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 244-7273 Winner of the Illinois Office of Tourism’s “Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination” Award, RARE Chop House ensures an exquisite culinary experience. Their Wine Room…

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Family Day

Pack up the kids in the car for a family fun extravaganza they won’t forget! Skating, bouncing, creative art, swinging, running, bowling, and more. Discover new ways to make memories together in Mt. Vernon. Veteran’s Park 800 S. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 242-6890 We recommend starting your trip on a Friday with…

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