Celebrate 618 is a collaborative effort between Carbondale Tourism and several nonprofits to bring Carbondale its very first multiple day summer festival. These collective events would not have been possible without the support of our gracious partners. Thank you!
Carbondale Tourism works to develop, promote, market and facilitate activities designed to increase out of town visitors.
Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale
BGCC strives to provide after-school programming and inspire youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. BGCC is committed to raising a generation of children who will change the culture of the community for generations to come.
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce
The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce strives to advance the interests of business and to make our community a great place to live, work, visit, play and invest. We do this by promoting Carbondale, Illinois and by serving our more than 400 member organizations with programs which promote and build business, develop leaders, advocate for commercial interests and grow our local economy.
Carbondale Community Arts
Carbondale Community Arts is a not-for-profit arts organization that has encouraged the creative culture of Southern Illinois since 1987. Their mission is to cultivate, nurture, and celebrate the creativity of our total community.
Carbondale Main Street
Carbondale Main Street is proud to help improve and promote the downtown district of Carbondale, Illinois. We as an organization are a resource for the businesses in our district; we offer design assistance grants and promotional tools for all of our retail locations, restaurants, offices, etc.
Carbondale Park District
Carbondale Park District enriches the quality of community life through the diversity of healthy leisure pursuits.
Dayemi Community Center
The Dayemi Community Center is a locally owned, multi-purpose event center that offers affordable meeting space for all your needs. Whether it’s a business meeting, workshop, birthday party, homeschool class, concert or fundraiser, the DCC offers a beautiful, flexible space right in the heart of Carbondale’s downtown.
Keep Carbondale Beautiful
Keep Carbondale Beautiful initiates, plans, and directs cooperative efforts in litter control, community beautification, waste reduction, and environmental education programs in Carbondale.
Southern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University is a nationally ranked public research university in Carbondale. SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success.
The Varsity Center
A historic visual and performing arts venue in downtown Carbondale, The Varsity Center is the former location of the historic Varsity Movie Theater. The Varsity has three performance spaces including the Balcony Stage — a 137 seat “listening room” with state-of-the art light and sound.
WDBX provides a public forum for artistic and cultural expression and for the exchange of ideas among individuals and the community.