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Makanda Vulture Fest
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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.

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)

6th -- Frankenweenie
13th -- Friday the 13th
20th -- Invasion of the Body Snatchers
27th -- Something Wicked This Way Comes

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


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