Musicians playing at the Southern Illinois Music Festival

Don’t Miss the Nationally Recognized Southern Illinois Music Festival

If you enjoy listening to live music, don’t miss the fourteenth annual┬áSouthern Illinois Music Festival. This year’s festival will take place at dozens of local venues between May 25th and June 10th. This year’s theme is “Two by Tews,” and will feature music in pairs. The festival will include performances by:   Chicago Chamber Orchestra […]

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Young couple enjoying late-night dining around Carbondale

Midnight Snack Attack: Late-Night Dining Around Carbondale

For some people, conventional dining times just aren’t convenient. This is especially true for students. Extended study hours, late shifts, or getting out of a late movie means that a late dinner is the only option. While a quick trip to a drive-thru may seem inevitable, there’s plenty of late-night dining around Carbondale. Satisfy those […]

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Young couple shopping at University Mall

Enjoy Retail Therapy at University Mall

Just four minutes from The Pointe at SIU is a fabulous shopping destination: University Mall. With over 50 stores and restaurants, this is the perfect place for shopping, dining, and relaxation.   University Mall Highlights Apparel Buckle – Considered one of the country’s favorite denim destinations, Buckle’s mission is to create the most enjoyable shopping […]

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group of friends bird watching at Brush Hill Nature Preserve

Enjoy Bird Watching at Brush Hill Nature Preserve

Nestled on the top of the hill in eastern Carbondale is a scenic destination known as Brush Hill Nature Preserve. Spanning nearly twenty acres, this hilly preserve includes a mile-long trail that passes through an array of landscapes. Enjoy upland forests, lowland forests, a seasonal pond, and even a coal pit excavated by the area’s […]

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