Event Calendar

 

 

May
3
Fri
2024
Spring City Wide Yard Sales
May 3 all-day

May 3rd & 4th


Please join us for the many yard sales happening all around the City.
The start & end times are up to the individual holding the yard sale.

If you are having a yard sale be sure to call City Hall to have your address listed on the map.
Deadline to be listed on the map is: Friday, April 26th

The maps will be available at City Hall, Case-Halstead Library, IGA, all Carlyle gas stations & banks.

May
4
Sat
2024
Spring City Wide Yard Sales
May 4 all-day

May 3rd & 4th


Please join us for the many yard sales happening all around the City.
The start & end times are up to the individual holding the yard sale.

If you are having a yard sale be sure to call City Hall to have your address listed on the map.
Deadline to be listed on the map is: Friday, April 26th

The maps will be available at City Hall, Case-Halstead Library, IGA, all Carlyle gas stations & banks.

National Crappie League Tournament @ Dam West Boat Ramp
May 4 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

$10,000 MINIMUM PAYBACK • 100% MINIMUM PAYBACK • 70/30 SPLIT BIG FISH 

Tournament Meeting
May 3, 2024
Mariners Village Resort

Weigh In
Dam West Boat Ramp
Must be in weigh in line by 3:30 PM

Fishable Waters
All legal waters on Carlyle Lake

Fishing Hours
6:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Off Limits
4 PM on day of pre-tournament meeting

Kids Rodeo
May 4, 2024
Carlyle Lake Visitors Center – Corp of  Engineers Parking Lot
801 Lake Road, Carlyle
Registration 8 – 9 AM
Fishing 9 – 10:30 AM

For Kids 12 & Under
Bring your pole & bait.
Parent or guardian must accompany each youth.

Visit their website for more information: https://nationalcrappieleague.com/2024-carlyle-lake-div-1/

May
17
Fri
2024
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 2024 State Bass Fishing Finals will be held Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th.

For more information please visit our events page… IHSA Bass Tournament

or visit the IHSA website… IHSA Bass Fishing

2017 Boats

May
18
Sat
2024
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 2024 State Bass Fishing Finals will be held Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th.

For more information please visit our events page… IHSA Bass Tournament

or visit the IHSA website… IHSA Bass Fishing

2017 Boats

May
25
Sat
2024
Opening Day for Carlyle City Pool @ Carlyle City Pool
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 2024 Swim Season will begin
Saturday, May 25th at 12PM!!

Visit our Pool page for more details.

CityPool

May
31
Fri
2024
Carlyle Farmers Market @ Carlyle VFW
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2022 Carlyle Farmers Market Logo
 

The Carlyle Farmers Market is back for the 2024 season!!

The Market is located at the Carlyle VFW and begins at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.

The Market is held rain or shine, only being canceled if a serious thunderstorm is headed this way.

Visit our Event Page for more details.

Jun
1
Sat
2024
Cabela’s King Kat Fishing Tournament @ Carlyle Lake
Jun 1 @ 6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars! The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament is, once again, coming to Carlyle Lake, Illinois.

  • The tournament will begin at 6:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
  • Weigh-In will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Dam West Boat Ramp.

For more information on the King Kat Tournament, visit https://www.kingkatusa.com/

There will also be a Kids Fishing Event on June 1, 2024. 

  • 9-11 a.m.
  • Willow Pond – Carlyle Lake Visitors Center
    • 795 Lake Road, Carlyle
  • All kids age 15 & under are welcome!
    • Bring your family and fishing gear for a fun day!
  • Children that participate will have their names entered into a scholarship drawing at the end of the year.

 

Jun
28
Fri
2024
Carlyle Farmers Market @ Carlyle VFW
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2022 Carlyle Farmers Market Logo
 

The Carlyle Farmers Market is back for the 2024 season!!

The Market is located at the Carlyle VFW and begins at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.

The Market is held rain or shine, only being canceled if a serious thunderstorm is headed this way.

Visit our Event Page for more details.

Jun
29
Sat
2024
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular @ Carlyle Lake
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Make plans to come to Carlyle Lake for your Independence Day weekend celebration!

Event Schedule: TBA

DAM JAM Music Line Up | 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

BEACH BLAST | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
TBA

A short time after sundown, view a beautiful display of fireworks from Point 1 at Carlyle Lake.

The best locations to view the show are as follows:
Carlyle Lake Main Dam, Dam West Beach, or from the water.

 

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

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

Fireworks 2022

Jul
14
Sun
2024
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 11:15 pm

It’s that time of year again… County Fair Week!ClintonCountyFair Logo

Sunday, July 14th – Saturday, July 20th

Be sure to come out to the Fairgrounds all week long to enjoy some Family Fun!!

Check out the County Fair website for all the details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival are open Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cl Co Fair

Jul
15
Mon
2024
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 11:15 pm

It’s that time of year again… County Fair Week!ClintonCountyFair Logo

Sunday, July 14th – Saturday, July 20th

Be sure to come out to the Fairgrounds all week long to enjoy some Family Fun!!

Check out the County Fair website for all the details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival are open Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cl Co Fair

Jul
16
Tue
2024
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:15 pm

It’s that time of year again… County Fair Week!ClintonCountyFair Logo

Sunday, July 14th – Saturday, July 20th

Be sure to come out to the Fairgrounds all week long to enjoy some Family Fun!!

Check out the County Fair website for all the details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival are open Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cl Co Fair

Jul
17
Wed
2024
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:15 pm

It’s that time of year again… County Fair Week!ClintonCountyFair Logo

Sunday, July 14th – Saturday, July 20th

Be sure to come out to the Fairgrounds all week long to enjoy some Family Fun!!

Check out the County Fair website for all the details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival are open Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cl Co Fair

Jul
18
Thu
2024
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:15 pm

It’s that time of year again… County Fair Week!ClintonCountyFair Logo

Sunday, July 14th – Saturday, July 20th

Be sure to come out to the Fairgrounds all week long to enjoy some Family Fun!!

Check out the County Fair website for all the details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival are open Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cl Co Fair

Jul
19
Fri
2024
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 11:15 pm

It’s that time of year again… County Fair Week!ClintonCountyFair Logo

Sunday, July 14th – Saturday, July 20th

Be sure to come out to the Fairgrounds all week long to enjoy some Family Fun!!

Check out the County Fair website for all the details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival are open Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cl Co Fair

Jul
20
Sat
2024
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 11:15 pm

It’s that time of year again… County Fair Week!ClintonCountyFair Logo

Sunday, July 14th – Saturday, July 20th

Be sure to come out to the Fairgrounds all week long to enjoy some Family Fun!!

Check out the County Fair website for all the details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival are open Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cl Co Fair

Jul
26
Fri
2024
Carlyle Farmers Market @ Carlyle VFW
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2022 Carlyle Farmers Market Logo
 

The Carlyle Farmers Market is back for the 2024 season!!

The Market is located at the Carlyle VFW and begins at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.

The Market is held rain or shine, only being canceled if a serious thunderstorm is headed this way.

Visit our Event Page for more details.

Aug
9
Fri
2024
Cruisin’ the Dam Car Show @ Mariners Village
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Be sure to join us for this Family Friendly event. We have vendors, games, live music, 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.
Car Show, 50/50 Drawing, Fun Games, & Music.

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.

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Aug
23
Fri
2024
Carlyle Farmers Market @ Carlyle VFW
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2022 Carlyle Farmers Market Logo
 

The Carlyle Farmers Market is back for the 2024 season!!

The Market is located at the Carlyle VFW and begins at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.

The Market is held rain or shine, only being canceled if a serious thunderstorm is headed this way.

Visit our Event Page for more details.

Aug
24
Sat
2024
Boy Scouts Electronics Recycling Drive @ Carlyle Jr. High School
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Carlyle Boyscouts Troop 281 will be holding their annual electronics recycling drive at the Carlyle Jr. High School parking lot.

Items accepted include ANYTHING with a cord. For example, toasters, coffee pots, old computer modems, laptops, gaming systems, microwaves, flat screen tv’s, etc. They also accept remote controls, batteries, aluminum cans, leaf blowers, trimmers, Christmas lights, scrap metal, extension cords and much more.

Get rid of your old electronics & help the local scouts!!
Sep
6
Fri
2024
2024 Carlyle Street Fair @ Downtown Carlyle - Courthouse Square
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm

September 6th & September 7th

The Carlyle Street Fair is full of family fun… tons of activities, games, food vendors, events, live music, car show, penny raffle, vendor sales and so much more! Visit our event page for all the FUN details!

Carlyle Street Fair Event Page
Friday, September 6th from 4 p.m. – Midnight
  • 4 p.m.
    • Pep Rally
      • Main Stage
    • Food Stands & Vendor Sales Open
  • 5 p.m.
    • Car Cruise In | 5-9 p.m.
      • 10th & Fairfax Street
  • 5:30 p.m. – Live Music
    • TBA – Imming Park | 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
  • 8 p.m. – Live Music
    • TBA – Main Stage | 8 p.m. – Midnight
  • 10 p.m.
    • 50/50 Raffle Winner Announced – Main Stage
Sep
7
Sat
2024
2024 Carlyle Street Fair @ Downtown Carlyle - Courthouse Square
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm

September 6th & September 7th

The Carlyle Street Fair is full of family fun… tons of activities, games, food vendors, events, live music, car show, penny raffle, vendor sales and so much more! Visit our event page for all the FUN details!

Carlyle Street Fair Event Page
Saturday, September 7th from 10:30 a.m. – Midnight
  • 9:30 a.m.
    • Pet Parade Registration
  • 10:30 a.m.
    • Pet Parade
  • 11 a.m.
    • Food Stands & Vendor Sales Open
    • Bags Tournament Registration
  • 12 p.m.
  • 8 p.m. – Live Music
    • TBA – Main Stage | 8 p.m. – Midnight
  • 10 p.m.
    • 50/50 Raffle Winner Announced – Main Stage
Sep
15
Sun
2024
Carlyle Lake Triathlon @ Carlyle Lake - Dam West Recreation Area
Sep 15 @ 4:30 am – 12:00 pm

In partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Carlyle, MSE Racing is proud to bring to you the Carlyle Lake Triathlon. This event replaces the CAPEX Triathlon from prior years.

Experience an exciting rolling beach start for the beautiful Carlyle Lake swim, transitioning to a flat, scenic bike course over the planes of Illinois.  The run takes you on rolling country roads to finish coming over the spillway at the end with a view of the largest man-made lake in Illinois. With multiple distance options to choose from, there is sure to be an event for every type and skill level of triathlete.

You’ll revel in the famously flat and fast roads of Carlyle, the view over the spillway of the dam, and much, much more!

For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

More details regarding the Carlyle Lake Triathlon can be found on the following websites: https://www.trisignup.com/Race/IL/CarlyleTownship/CarlyleLakeTriathlon

https://www.mseracing.com/carlyle-lake-triathlon

Sep
20
Fri
2024
Fall City Wide Yard Sales
Sep 20 all-day

September 20th & 21st


Please join us for the many yard sales happening all around the City.
The start & end times are up to the individual holding the yard sale.

If you are having a yard sale be sure to call City Hall to have your address listed on the map.
Deadline to be listed on the map is: Friday, September 13th

The maps will be available at City Hall, Case-Halstead Library, IGA, all Carlyle gas stations & banks.

Sep
21
Sat
2024
Fall City Wide Yard Sales
Sep 21 all-day

September 20th & 21st


Please join us for the many yard sales happening all around the City.
The start & end times are up to the individual holding the yard sale.

If you are having a yard sale be sure to call City Hall to have your address listed on the map.
Deadline to be listed on the map is: Friday, September 13th

The maps will be available at City Hall, Case-Halstead Library, IGA, all Carlyle gas stations & banks.

Sep
27
Fri
2024
Carlyle Farmers Market @ Carlyle VFW
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2022 Carlyle Farmers Market Logo
 

The Carlyle Farmers Market is back for the 2024 season!!

The Market is located at the Carlyle VFW and begins at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk.

The Market is held rain or shine, only being canceled if a serious thunderstorm is headed this way.

Visit our Event Page for more details.

Oct
18
Fri
2024
Haunted Trail @ Dam West Boat Ramp
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Prairie View Cemetery 2

The Haunted Trail is a delightfully spooky place to visit during the Halloween season!

Brave souls embark on a hayride from Dam West Boat Ramp to the Little Prairie Nature Trail, located on U.S. Army Corps grounds near the Lake Spillway, where your hike on the Haunted Trail will begin with ghosts, goblins and ghouls awaiting you.

Admission to the trail is $10 per person; all proceeds will go to support the Fireworks Spectacular.

Food trucks will be located at the Dam West Boat Ramp.

The Haunted Trail is supported by groups who volunteer their time to set up spooky spots along the Little Prairie Nature Trail and haunt the visitors as they pass through. If you are interested in volunteering on the trail contact Peggy Hilmes at 618-594-4354.

Visit our Event Page for more details.

 

Oct
19
Sat
2024
Haunted Trail @ Dam West Boat Ramp
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Prairie View Cemetery 2

The Haunted Trail is a delightfully spooky place to visit during the Halloween season!

Brave souls embark on a hayride from Dam West Boat Ramp to the Little Prairie Nature Trail, located on U.S. Army Corps grounds near the Lake Spillway, where your hike on the Haunted Trail will begin with ghosts, goblins and ghouls awaiting you.

Admission to the trail is $10 per person; all proceeds will go to support the Fireworks Spectacular.

Food trucks will be located at the Dam West Boat Ramp.

The Haunted Trail is supported by groups who volunteer their time to set up spooky spots along the Little Prairie Nature Trail and haunt the visitors as they pass through. If you are interested in volunteering on the trail contact Peggy Hilmes at 618-594-4354.

Visit our Event Page for more details.