Scenic Makanda
Makanda Vulture Fest
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Makanda Events

Vulture Fest

Makanda Vulture Fest

Makanda Vulture Fest will be held Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2015 in downtown Makanda.

Each fall, vultures fly over Makanda and the surrounding areas and signal the beginning of fall and the arrival of the incredible fall colors of Makanda and southern Illinois. Vulture Fest features live music, food, shopping, and art by local artists for purchase.

For questions and additional information please email or check it out on Facebook.


Spring Makandafest

Makanda Springfest


Makanda Springfest will not be held in 2015. However, it is not discontinued and will be evaluated each Spring depending on the weather.

For questions and additional information please email




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 Trustee Elaine Ross at 618.457.7940 or