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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