Event Calendar

 

 

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Polar Plunge & Donut Dash @ Carlyle Lake Main Beach
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

TAKE THE PLUNGE

The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Carlyle Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.

Anyone can plunge — young & old.

Attire: Anything but a wet suit; shoes are required; costumes encouraged.

DASH FOR DONUTS

The Polar Donut Dash 5K will be held in conjunction with the Carlyle Polar Plunge. This is the only 5K around that not only tests your speed but your ability to eat donuts! Participants will be treated to multiple donut stops along the route and will receive a minute deduction from their overall time for each donut they consume along the course. Awards will be given to the top three individuals in each age category.

For more details visit our Polar Plunge events page. 

Mar
15
Fri
2019
Trivia Night @ Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Citizens for Carlyle Parks – 7th Annual Trivia Night


St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Night & Silent Auction will be held Friday March 15th at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6 pm. The event will be held at Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery. The event is hosted by Citizens for Carlyle Parks.
A portion of the proceeds will help sponsor Carlyle Parks summer youth camps.

This is not your usual trivia night. There are a lot of fun audio/video categories to make it a fun evening for all. This is the 7th trivia night we have hosted. We improve on the trivia and entertainment every year. Again this year we will have FREE DRAFT BEER (while supplies last)!! There will also be prizes for the best decorated table and costumes using a St. Patrick’s Day Theme. Along with the great trivia, there will also be a Silent Auction during the event. Donations for the auction are much appreciated.

Reserve your table today by calling or texting Shannon at 618-791-0212 or e-mail at shannonp80@hotmail.com

For silent auction donations, contact Angie @ 618-292-4780.

– Entry Fee is $120 per 8 player team
– Prizes awarded to Top 3 teams and Last Place Team
– Prizes awarded for best decorated table and costumes using a St. Patrick’s Day theme
– Mulligans
– 50/50 Drawings
– Games
– Free Draft Beer, other drinks must be purchased from the Wildlife Lodge & Winery bar
– Bring snacks to share with your team or purchase food from the restaurant

See you on March 15th for a FUN evening!

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Fish Fry @ Pinball Palace
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Good Friday for a Good Dog

Fish Fry | Slaw | French Fries | Bread

Help the Carlyle Police Department raise money to purchase a new K9 officer.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
DARE Golf Scramble @ Governor's Run Golf & Country Club
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

5th Annual Carlyle Police Department Drug Prevention 4-Person Golf ScrambleDARE LOGO

12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Registration 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Register early to reserve your team spot!

Entry Fee of $75 per player includes:
Lunch, 18 Holes of Golf with Cart, Dinner and Prizes!!

All proceeds benefit the Carlyle Police Department Drug Prevention Program!
May
17
Fri
2019
IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals @ Carlyle Lake
May 17 all-day

The City of Carlyle is proud to host the IHSA Bass Fishing State Tournament.
Carlyle Lake is a great place to fish, including largemouth bass.
And the IHSA State Tournament participants prove that year-in and year-out!

The 2019 State Bass Finals will be held Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th.

For more information please visit our events page… IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals

May
18
Sat
2019
IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals @ Carlyle Lake
May 18 all-day

The City of Carlyle is proud to host the IHSA Bass Fishing State Tournament.
Carlyle Lake is a great place to fish, including largemouth bass.
And the IHSA State Tournament participants prove that year-in and year-out!

The 2019 State Bass Finals will be held Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th.

For more information please visit our events page… IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Crappie USA Tournament @ Carlyle Lake
Jun 8 @ 6:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Tournament Information

Key Dates & Times
Lake: Carlyle Lake, IL
2019 Local Event
Tourney Date: 06/08/19
Late-Fee Deadline: 05/24/19
Off Limits: You may not fish from midnight until 6:30 am on tournament day.
Start Time: 6:30am
Stop Time: 3:00pm
Weigh-In: 4:00pm (anyone not in line by this time will be disqualified from the tournament)
Details: Legal Waters – Carlyle Lake
Download Tournament Brochure (PDF)
Register for This Tournament Online
Locations
Seminar Site: Mariners Village Conference Center
1 Resort Dr.
Carlyle, IL 62231
618-594-7666
Late Sign-In: 5-7pm
Seminar Begins: 7pm
Seminar is open to the public.
Weigh-In Site: Dam West Boat Ramp
Marina Rd.
Carlyle, IL 62231
618-594-2484 Ext. 119
Kids’ Rodeo: Carlyle Lake Visitor Center (Willow Pond)
801 Lake Rd.
Carlyle, IL 62231
618-594-2484

Crappie Anglers Travel to Carlyle Lake
Participants will compete in amateur and pro divisions in the September 22, 2018 crappie tournament

Crappie anglers from several states will travel to Carlyle Lake, IL to participate in a Crappie USA (CUSA) Tournament Trail event. Local and traveling anglers will be vying for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to compete at the 2018 CUSA Classic which will feature a guaranteed payout of $125,000 in cash and prizes.

As reported by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the crappie population in Carlyle Lake remains in excellent condition. Anglers will catch both white and black crappie in this event. The crappie population is definitely on an upward trend as indicated by local anglers reporting good catches of both white and black crappie.

“We are excited to return to Lake Carlyle this fall,” said CUSA Operations Manager Darrell Van Vactor. “The event will give six teams a qualification berth for the $125,000.00 Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic to be held just two weeks later on Lake Cumberland KY. The area has some fantastic crappie anglers as well as good crappie fishing for all who attend.”

 

How to Enter
Teams may consist of one or two anglers, with a third member allowed if the angler is under the age of 16 years old. Early registration can be accomplished on the CUSA website at https://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Registration.cfm. Teams may also enter by calling (502) 384-5924 or by entering at the mandatory pre-tournament seminar on the night before the tournament begins. Entry fees vary by length of tournament. All fees are posted on the website linked above. Late entries are subject to a $25.00 late fee.

Participating angers must be a member of the American Crappie Association (ACA). See the various membership levels at  https://www.crappieusa.com/Membership_Information.cfm. Each membership will include a subscription to the official publication of Crappie USA, one of the top crappie fishing publications in the nation.

 

Registration and Seminar
Late registration and a pre-tournament seminar will be held the day before the tournament at Mariners Village Conference Center, 1 Resort Dr., Carlyle, IL 62231.

Registration begins at 5:00 pm. A National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starts at 7:00 pm local time. This seminar is open to the public. Those not fishing the event are encourage to attend this meeting and meet some of the region’s top crappie anglers.
The Weigh-In Site
The tournament weigh-in will be held at Dam West Boat Ramp, Marina Rd., Carlyle, IL 62231 beginning at 3:00 pm. This is the perfect opportunity for non-competitors to learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams are conducted following the weigh-in.

Sponsor and Host Lodging Site
City of Carlyle & Clinton County Tourism welcomes all Crappie USA anglers and their guests to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the local attractions. For more information on the area visit the website at www.carlylelake.com or call 618-594-2468.

Host lodging is provided by Mariners Village Inn & Suites, 1 Resort Dr., Carlyle, IL 62231

(618-594-7666). The number of rooms in the area may be limited. It is recommended that participants make their reservations early.

 

Crappie USA “Free Crappie Kids Rodeo”
A FREE Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held in conjunction with the tournament at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center (Willow Pond), 801 Lake Rd. Carlyle, IL 62231.

Sign up will be Saturday morning at 8:00 am. The Kids Rodeo is from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. The event is free to all children 12 years of age and under. All participants are eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the 2018 Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic.  All participating children must be accompanied by an adult.

Crappie USA and their anglers have contributed $350,000.00 to the “Crappie Kids” Scholarships since 1997. CUSA is very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in the tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeos.

 

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Cabela’s King Kat Fishing Tournament @ Carlyle Lake
Jun 15 @ 6:30 am – 4:00 pm

Tournament Information

Location: Carlyle, IL – Carlyle Lake
2019 Local Event
Tourney Date: 06/15/19
Late-Fee Deadline: 05/31/19
Off Limits: You may not fish from midnight until 6:30 am on tournament day.
Start Time: 6:30am
Stop Time: 3:00pm
Weigh-In: 4:00pm (anyone not in line by this time will be disqualified from the tournament)
Details: Anglers may fish all of Carlyle Lake.
Register for This Tournament Online
Locations
Seminar Site: Mariners Village Conference Center
1 Resort Dr.
Carlyle, IL 62231
618-594-7666
Late Sign-In: 5-7pm
Seminar Begins: 7pm
Seminar is open to the public.
Weigh-In Site: Dam West Boat Ramp
Marina Rd.
Carlyle, IL 62231
618-594-2484 Ext. 119
Kids’ Rodeo: Carlyle Lake Visitor Center (Willow Pond)
801 Lake Rd.
Carlyle, IL 62231
618-594-2484

Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail

Jun
29
Sat
2019
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular @ Carlyle Lake
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and enjoy a full day of live music ending with a Fireworks display shot off from point 1 and can be viewed by boat over beautiful Carlyle Lake or on the shore at the Dam West and Dam East Recreation Areas!!

Bring your coolers, lawn chairs, blankets and swim suits and enjoy the whole day. Volley Ball Tournaments, Sand Castle Building Contest, vendors, games and more!!!

Be sure to check out the 4th of July Dam Jam page for more information.

***Fireworks will be shot off at Dusk***

Aug
9
Fri
2019
Cruisin’ the Dam @ Mariners Village
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Be sure to join us for this Family Friendly event. We have vendors, games, auctions, food and so much more. Plus this event allows car enthusiast to cruise over the Carlyle Lake Dam.

All types of classic vehicles will be there including: classic cars, stock cars, drag cars, and custom bikes.

The 1st cruise will leave Carl’s Four Wheel Drive at 4:30 p.m. to Cruz to Carlyle Lake

The main event will be held at Mariners Village from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
50/50 Drawing, Attendance Prizes, Fun Games, Playing on the Main Stage: Man In Black & Ghost Riders

The 2nd cruise will drive across the Carlyle Lake Main Dam at 9:30 p.m.

 Be sure to check out the Cruisin’ the Dam Events Page for more details.