June 29


Patriotic Band Concert – Charleston Community Band

    • Patriotic Salute
    • Daum Amphitheater, Kiwanis Park

July 1

Morton Park Activities

9:00am – 1:00pm

Third Annual RWB Car & Bike Show

    • Registration 9am – 10:30am
    • $15/car – $10/bike
    • Judging at 11:00am
    • Awards to follow

July 2

Harold Hackett Memorial Bingo


    • 25¢/card – per game
    • Win Cash & great prizes
    • Food/snacks available
    • Charleston VFW – 1821 20th Street

July 3

Morton Park Activities


Vendors Open

    • All You Can Eat ICE CREAM – $3
    • Inflatables, Games & Activities
    • Joyful Bubbles, 4:00pm
    • Fun for the whole family!




Alex Miller came to the attention of global audiences during American Idol, Season 19. While still coming to terms with the changes that experience brought to his life, Alex is now embracing the lessons he learned from the show – and its superstar coaches. “One thing I really took away from it all is that I need to keep challenging myself,” the young entertainer reflects. “And I’m just beginning to put that into practice.”

That was just the beginning for Alex, who quickly secured management, signed with Nashville-based Billy Jam Records, and released a well-received debut album, MILLER TIME. The disc displays the broad range of Miller’s traditional musical influences, including Swing, Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel. Two additional popular singles, “Don’t Let The Barn Door Hit Ya” and “Through With You” (which took the newcomer to the Top 35 of the Billboard Indicator Chart) helped to expand Miller’s ever-growing profile and fan base.


Farmer of the Year Award





When his new album dropped, Milligan burst out of the gates and began to carve out a place forr himself on the national scene. Named No. 5 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, his debut album dominated iTunes, scoring him the #1 spot on iTunes Country Album Chart, All Genre Chart and Country Song Chart as well as the #1, #2 and #3 spots on the Video Chart. In an unprecedented move, CMT featured five of Milligan’s videos simultaneously on the network.

Having already received critical acclaim from Billboard, USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, People, Parade, American Songwriter, CMT.com, KTLA, Hollywood Life, Fort Worth Weekly, Sounds Like Nashville, Taste of Country and more, Milligan just made his Grand Ole Opry debut, is currently selling out venues from Detroit and California to Memphis and Forth Worth and will join Gary Allan at NFR in December.


July 4

Morton Park Activities

6:00am – 11:00am  

American Legion Pancake Breakfast

    • East Pavilion

6:30am – 4 for the 4th Run/Walk – Habitat for Humanity

9:00am – Chalk-in – Coles County Arts Council

9:30am – Pet Parade

10:00am – Activities – Inflatables, Games, Vendors

1:00pm – Parade

2:00pm – Bell Ringing / Veterans Monument Dedication

Dusk – Fireworks – Coles County Airport