Village of
Scenic Makanda
Makanda Vulture Fest
Scenic Makanda

Spirit of Makanda

Est. 1845
Inc. 1888

Smiley Water Tower



















Makanda Events

Makanda Movie Nite at the Pavilion
Tuesdays at 8 pm!

Makanda Movie Night

June 3 - The Sting

June 10 - Coming to America

June 24 - Wait Until Dark

July 1st - Independence Day (1996)
    Running Time: 145 minutes

July 8th - Stand By Me (1986)
    Running Time: 89 minutes

July 15th - Do the Right Thing (1989)
    Running Time: 120 minutes

July 22nd - Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
    Running Time: 92 minutes

July 29th - Piranha (1978)
    Running Time: 94 minutes

Please check for updates at Makanda Movie Niteor at

Movies will be cancelled if there is rain. Questions? Email Bridget at


Vulture Fest

Makanda Vulture FestMakanda Vulture Fest will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm in Downtown Makanda. This event ends at the scheduled time and camping, alcoholic beverages, and fires or fireworks are strictly prohibited.

Black vultures and turkey vultures fly and swoop in the skies surrounding Makanda each fall. Local residents await their return each fall as an end to the hot summer and the beginning of cooler fall weather. This event is a celebration or the vulture's annual migration with live music and displays by local artists for purchase.

Please email for booth rental or more information.


B.C. Ross Community Center

B. C. Ross Community Building

Located near Downtown Makanda, the B.C. Ross Community Center is available for meetings, events, reunions, and other functions. Rental is available for a fee. Contact President/Mayor Tina Shingleton at 618.457.7739.