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Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of many events the Annual Events Guide was not printed.

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News & Events

  • Summer Blessings

    Local Bed & Breakfast Wins Award

    Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Hotels Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast’s Great Traveler Reviews Earn it a Place Among Travelers’ Favorites in the United States   Jacksonville, Illinois – May 17, 2021 – Blessings on State Learn more…

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    Lake Jacksonville to Open

    Journal-Courier Lake Jacksonville will open at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 1st, 2021. Boaters are required to have a 2021 boat sticker, which will be sold at the lake’s concession building starting Thursday. Concessions will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Learn more…

  • Bayonet Discovered

    An original bayonet discovered by a Jacksonville man tilling his garden may have a connection to Grant’s March, the July 1861 journey that took then-Colonel Ulysses S. Grant and 1,000 soldiers from Illinois to the battlefields of the Civil War. The Jacksonville resident who found Learn more…

  • Faith Lutheran Church Manger

    Faith Lutheran Church to Host Virtual Advent Concert Series

    Every Wednesday during the month of December, Faith Lutheran Church will virtually host a concert series that is part of its Advent Allegro series. Viewing of the concerts will take place on the church’s Facebook and YouTube Channel at noon on each Wednesday during the Learn more…

  • Design Shed Christmas

    November News Travels 2020

    Catch up with the Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and find out what’s going on in Jacksonville this month! Read the full newsletter by clicking here!