Summer in Carbondale

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Staying in Southern Illinois has its benefits, largely consisting of natural beauty and outdoor activities. The region is surrounded by areas dedicated to hiking, sightseeing, camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, hunting and more. Summer is the perfect time to visit the numerous sites that make Southern Illinois so unique. If you think campus is gorgeous -- you're right -- but you haven't seen anything, yet. 

Great Outdoors in Southern Illinois

If you get your fill of scenic beauty, check out Southern Illinois' summer entertainment options. 

Sunset Concerts

Shawnee Hill Trail

Carbondale Rocks: Nightlife and Entertainment Guide

McLeod Summer Playhouse

Southern Illinois Music Festival

Carbondale Main Street

SIU Events and Venues