Village of
Scenic Makanda
Makanda Vulture Fest
Scenic Makanda

Spirit of Makanda

Est. 1845
Inc. 1888

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Makanda Events

Makanda Movie Nite Makanda Movie Nite


Every Tuesday at the Makanda Pavilion! All are welcome. And it's free! All movies begin at 8 pm and will be canceled with heavy rain.

28th -- Beasts of the Southern Wild 93 min (2012)

4th -- Big Lebowski 117 min (1998)
11th -- Life Aquatic 119 min (2004)
18th -- Dick Tracy 105 min (1990)
25th -- The Wiz 134 min (1978)

September -This month's theme "In Memory of," actors who've passed away.
1st -- Popeye w/ Robin Williams 114 min (1980)
8th -- Ghostbusters w/ Harold Ramis 105 min (1984)
15th -- Who Framed Roger Rabbit w/ Bob Hoskins 104 min (1988)
22nd -- Victor Victoria w/ James Garner 132 min (1982)
29th -- Big Sleep w/ Lauren Bacall 114 min (1946)

Questions or want more info? Check it out on Facebook or email Bridget at


Farmer's Market

Makanda Farmer's Market


The Farmer's Market at the Makanda Pavilion is held every Sunday from noon to 4 pm through November 1 with the exception of July 4th.

Additional vendors are still welcome. Contact Nancy at 618.559.1273 or check it out at Facebook




Vulture Fest

Makanda Vulture FestMakanda Vulture Fest will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday, October 18, 2015 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.


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