2017 SPECIAL EVENTS
January 21 • 7th Annual Luminary Walk
General Dacey Trail at Forest Park • 6:00-8:00PM • Come and enjoy the 500 luminaries on the trail that light up 2.5 miles! Over 150 luminaries will be hanging in the trees.
February 11 • Eagle Day
Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center • Eagles for Kids: 10-10:30AM; Eagle Talk & Gawk: 11AM-12PM; Birds of Prey: 12:30-1:30PM • Presented by Illinois Raptor Center, Decatur, IL
April 8-9 • Shelby County Art Show
Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center • 4/8: 3-7PM • 4/9: 12-5PM • Enjoy art from middle school aged kids to local Shelby County professional artists—past & present! • Onsite demonstrations
April 21-22 • Spores N More!
Visit www.lakeshelbyville.com for schedule of activities!
May 11-13 • Pack the Park at Bo Wood
Forrest W. “Bo” Wood Campground • FREE Camping—first come, first served • Enjoy some free camping to kick off the 2017 recreation season! Programs, live music & more!
May 13 • Crappie USA Kids Fishing Tournament
Dam West Recreation Area • Fishing Tournament for Kids under 12 • Visit www.crappieusa.com/ for additional information! •
June 3 • Kids Fishing Tournament
Lake Shelbyville Opossum Pond • Ages 6 & Under– Register 8:30, Fish 9-9:45AM • Ages 7-9 & 10-12— Register at 9:30, Fish 10-11AM; awards ceremony at 11:15AM
June 10 • Loop Lake Shelbyville
Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center • Check-In: 7:00-8:30AM • Tour Beautiful Lake Shelbyville from a bike seat! 3 Routes available based on experience level • Hosted by Lake Volunteers Assoc.; Cost for event includes snacks, drinks & event t-shirt
June 24 • NWTF JAKES Event
Private Farm south of Shelbyville • 8AM-1PM • Hosted by the Lake Shelbyville Strutters, the JAKES Event is a great opportunity for youth in the Shelby County area to get involved in the outdoors! Call (217) 821-2605 for details & pre-registration.
July 1 • Dog Days of Summer Dog Show
Coon Creek Amphitheater • Bring your favorite pooch! Registration-5:30PM Show time-6PM. Dog must be kept on a <6 ft. leash. Prizes available, no cost to enter or attend!
July 4 • Lake Shelbyville Fireworks
Dam West Recreation Area • Dusk • Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with USACE Lake Shelbyville will host the annual fireworks show on Lake Shelbyville.
July 6-10 • Lake Shelbyville Quilt Show
Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center • Enjoy an impressive display from local quilters and heirloom quilt collections.
August 5 • Tom Short 5K
General Dacey Trail—Forest Park • Annual 5K event on the trail overlooking scenic Lake Shelbyville! Visit www.daceytrail.org for more information.
August 5 • Aquafest
Dam West Beach • 12-4PM • Spend a beautiful day at the beach for FREE! Inflatables and water safety games for the kids provided by USACE staff & volunteers.
August 13 • Clash at the Camp
Camp Camfield • Hosted by the Central Illinois Mountain Bicycling Association (CIMBA) www.cimba.org • Illinois State Championship Race Series • Tentatively scheduled
October 5 • Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet
Camp Camfield Ecological Study Area • Area Jr. High & High School Eco-Meet Competition • Call (217) 774-3951 X2 for more details.
October 6-8 • Balloon Fest
Dam West Recreation Area & Shelby County Airport • Visit www.lakeshelbyville.com for event status & details.
October 20-21 & 27-28• Haunted Trail
General Dacey Trail • Join us for this spooky nighttime adventure! Visit www.lakeshelbyville.com for more details!
December 9 • Visit with Santa
Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center • 9AM-12PM • Santa Claus is coming to the Visitor Center! Enjoy FREE photo with Santa, crafts & water safety items.
Memorial Day—Labor Day •Tour of Dam
Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center • 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays • Duration: 50-60 minutes | No cost to attend; large groups must call ahead
For flyers & information regarding our special events, visit www.facebook.com/LakeShelbyvilleUSACE