Event Calendar

 

 

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Eagle Watch Event @ Case-Halstead Library
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers at the Case-Halstead Public Library in Carlyle, IL for a unique chance to view LIVE eagles! This family-friendly event allows participants to view bald eagles both in their natural habitat and up close.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will host Eagle Watch on Saturday, 8 February 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., Park Rangers will have replicas of a bald eagle skull, talons, and feathers on display and will assist visitors with making eagle themed crafts. At 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. the World Bird Sanctuary will present “All About Eagles,” an interactive presentation, with a live bald eagle, that demonstrates the majestic flight and nature of this beautiful bird. Before each presentation, Eldon Hazlet State Park Site Superintendent, Bob Hammel, will inform participants on the local Bald Eagle population at Carlyle Lake.

Throughout the day, Park Rangers and volunteers will be stationed at various locations around the lake to assist visitors with provide spotting scopes to view bald eagles in their natural environment. Maps of these locations will be available on the day of the event at the Case-Halstead Library. Those attending the event are encouraged to bring binoculars and dress accordingly for the weather.

If you have any questions about the event, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil.

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Feb
29
Sat
2020
Polar Plunge & Donut Dash @ Carlyle Lake Main Beach
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 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. 

2019 Polar Plunge

Apr
24
Fri
2020
DARE Golf Scramble @ Governor's Run Golf & Country Club
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

6th 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!

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May
1
Fri
2020
Spring City Wide Yard Sales
May 1 all-day

May 1st & 2nd


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 24th

The maps will be available at City Hall and all
Carlyle gas stations, grocery stores & banks.

May
2
Sat
2020
Spring City Wide Yard Sales
May 2 all-day

May 1st & 2nd


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 24th

The maps will be available at City Hall and all
Carlyle gas stations, grocery stores & banks.

May
15
Fri
2020
IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals @ Carlyle Lake
May 15 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 2020 State Bass Fishing Finals will be held Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th.

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

2017 Boats

May
16
Sat
2020
IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals @ Carlyle Lake
May 16 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 2020 State Bass Fishing Finals will be held Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th.

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

2017 Boats

Kids to Parks Day @ Carlyle Lake Visitor Center
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids to Parks Day at Carlyle Lake

Join the US Army Corp of Engineers Park Rangers at this family-friendly event where kids are the center of the event! The goal is to encourage kids to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

More information to come.

For additional information on this and other events, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

May
23
Sat
2020
Opening Day for Carlyle City Pool @ Carlyle City Pool
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 2020 Swim Season will begin
Saturday, May 23rd at 12PM!!

Visit our Pool page for more details.

May
30
Sat
2020
Crappie USA Tournament @ Carlyle Lake
May 30 @ 6:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Tournament Information

Key Dates & Times
Lake: Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, IL
2020 Local Event
Tourney Date: 05/30/20
Late-Fee Deadline: 05/15/20
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)
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
Marine Drive
Carlyle, IL 62231
618-594-2484
Kids’ Rodeo: Carlyle Lake Visitors Center
801 Lake Road
Carlyle, IL

 

Carlyle Police Deptartment K9 – 5K Run @ Dam West Recreation Area
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Jun
13
Sat
2020
Cabela’s King Kat Fishing Tournament @ Carlyle Lake
Jun 13 @ 6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tournament Information

Key Dates & Times
Location: Carlyle, IL – Carlyle Lake
2020 Local Event
Tourney Date: 06/13/20
Late-Fee Deadline: 05/29/20
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
Kids’ Rodeo: Carlyle Lake Visitors Center (Willow Pond)
801 Lake Rd.
Carlyle, IL 62231

 

 

Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail

Jun
27
Sat
2020
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular @ Carlyle Lake
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and enjoy a full day of live music ending with a Fireworks display that 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***

4th of July Fireworks Boats

Jul
12
Sun
2020
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s that time of the year again…County Fair Week!
Sunday, July 12th – Saturday, July 18th

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

Check out the County Fair Events page for more details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival open Monday – Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Parking – $3 a night or Parking Pass – $12 for the week

Cl Co Fair

Jul
13
Mon
2020
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s that time of the year again…County Fair Week!
Sunday, July 12th – Saturday, July 18th

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

Check out the County Fair Events page for more details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival open Monday – Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Parking – $3 a night or Parking Pass – $12 for the week

Cl Co Fair

Jul
14
Tue
2020
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s that time of the year again…County Fair Week!
Sunday, July 12th – Saturday, July 18th

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

Check out the County Fair Events page for more details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival open Monday – Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Parking – $3 a night or Parking Pass – $12 for the week

Cl Co Fair

Jul
15
Wed
2020
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s that time of the year again…County Fair Week!
Sunday, July 12th – Saturday, July 18th

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

Check out the County Fair Events page for more details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival open Monday – Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Parking – $3 a night or Parking Pass – $12 for the week

Cl Co Fair

Jul
16
Thu
2020
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s that time of the year again…County Fair Week!
Sunday, July 12th – Saturday, July 18th

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

Check out the County Fair Events page for more details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival open Monday – Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Parking – $3 a night or Parking Pass – $12 for the week

Cl Co Fair

Jul
17
Fri
2020
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s that time of the year again…County Fair Week!
Sunday, July 12th – Saturday, July 18th

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

Check out the County Fair Events page for more details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival open Monday – Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Parking – $3 a night or Parking Pass – $12 for the week

Cl Co Fair

Jul
18
Sat
2020
Clinton County Fair @ Clinton County Fairgrounds
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s that time of the year again…County Fair Week!
Sunday, July 12th – Saturday, July 18th

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

Check out the County Fair Events page for more details… Clinton County Fair

Concessions, Vendors & Carnival open Monday – Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Parking – $3 a night or Parking Pass – $12 for the week

Cl Co Fair

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Cruisin’ the Dam Car Show @ Mariners Village
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 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.

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Sep
18
Fri
2020
Fall City Wide Yard Sales
Sep 18 all-day

September 18th & 19th


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 11th

The maps will be available at City Hall and all
Carlyle gas stations, grocery stores & banks.

Sep
19
Sat
2020
Fall City Wide Yard Sales
Sep 19 all-day

September 18th & 19th


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 11th

The maps will be available at City Hall and all
Carlyle gas stations, grocery stores & banks.

Oct
16
Fri
2020
Haunted Trail @ Little Prairie Nature Trail
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Brave souls embark on a hayride from Tractor Supply 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 $9 per person; all proceeds will go to support the Fireworks Spectacular.

Food vendors will be located at Tractor Supply Company.

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.

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Oct
17
Sat
2020
Pumpkin Patch @ Carlyle Lake Dam West
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Children are welcome to come and enjoy all of the fun activities at this years Pumpkin Patch.Pumpkin Patch Flowers

• Pumpkin Decorating
• Games / Prizes
• Bounce Houses
• Traditions Portrait Studio will be taking family photos from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Visit our Event Page for more details.

This year’s Pumpkin Patch will be held during the annual Pick of the Patch Fall Festival at Carlyle Lake Dam West – across from the Visitor’s Center.

Haunted Trail @ Little Prairie Nature Trail
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Brave souls embark on a hayride from Tractor Supply 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 $9 per person; all proceeds will go to support the Fireworks Spectacular.

Food vendors will be located at Tractor Supply Company.

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.

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Oct
30
Fri
2020
Business Trick or Treat
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Attention all ghouls & goblins! This Halloween be sure to stop by the local businesses of Carlyle for Business Trick or Treat.

Children 12 & under are invited to stop by the participating locations for some sweet treats.

Just look for the orange ghost in the window to let you know who has all the goodies. 

 

Oct
31
Sat
2020
Trick Or Treat
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Halloween is a night filled with fun!
Children ages 12 & under will love getting to dress up in their favorite costume and travel from house to house getting all kinds of yummy treats.

HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Nov
27
Fri
2020
Lighting of Christmas Lights @ Carlyle City Park
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please join us as we kick off the Christmas Season by lighting up our City Park Christmas Lights.

The City Park will light up at dusk as our famous Christmas Lights start to shine bright.

The Christmas Lights will stay on in the Park for the entire Christmas Season until January 3rd.
Be sure to take a drive through the City Park to view the lights!

You won’t want to miss this beautiful display!

Christmas Parade & Fireworks @ Carlyle City Park
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town!! Join us as we kick off the Christmas in Carlyle season with our annual parade and fireworks show.

The Parade will begin at 11th and Fairfax Streets, and will head east until reaching 5th Street, where the Parade will turn north on its way to the City Park.

  • Anyone interested in participating in the Parade please call to register your entry.
    • Tess Jackson: 594-3666 or 409-9022
    • Debbie Cohoon: 920-6085
    • Shirley Norrenberns: 973-0538

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After the Parade, the public is invited to join us at the City Park as we light up the sky with the Christmas Fireworks.

Santa Claus will be available for photos courtesy of Traditions Portrait & Design.

For more details visit our Christmas in Carlyle Event Page

A fun family night of Christmas Cheer, Fireworks & Christmas Lights!

Oct
30
Sat
2021
Business Trick or Treat
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ghost

 

Attention all ghouls & goblins! This Halloween be sure to stop by the local businesses of Carlyle for Business Trick or Treat.

Children 12 & under are invited to stop by the participating locations for some sweet treats.

Just look for the orange ghost in the window to let you know who has all the goodies. 

 

Oct
31
Sun
2021
Trick Or Treat
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business Trick or Treat 2016 169
Halloween is a night filled with fun!
Children ages 12 & under will love getting to dress up in their favorite costume and travel from house to house getting all kinds of yummy treats.

HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Oct
30
Sun
2022
Business Trick or Treat
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ghost

 

Attention all ghouls & goblins! This Halloween be sure to stop by the local businesses of Carlyle for Business Trick or Treat.

Children 12 & under are invited to stop by the participating locations for some sweet treats.

Just look for the orange ghost in the window to let you know who has all the goodies. 

 

Oct
31
Mon
2022
Trick Or Treat
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business Trick or Treat 2016 169
Halloween is a night filled with fun!
Children ages 12 & under will love getting to dress up in their favorite costume and travel from house to house getting all kinds of yummy treats.

HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Oct
30
Mon
2023
Business Trick or Treat
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ghost

 

Attention all ghouls & goblins! This Halloween be sure to stop by the local businesses of Carlyle for Business Trick or Treat.

Children 12 & under are invited to stop by the participating locations for some sweet treats.

Just look for the orange ghost in the window to let you know who has all the goodies.