The Monticello Farmer's Market will open this Thursday and there are weekend activities planned for the first time in months in Monticello this weekend.
Monticello Chamber Executive Director Shelly Crawford-Stock says there will be social distancing guidelines in place but they are encouraging the community and central Illinois residents to join them for the first market of this season on Thursday.
The Chamber and the City of Monticello will be blocking off some streets downtown to expand outdoor seating for their guests and there will be musical performances for the community to bring lawn chairs for the performances. Crawford-Stock says it is a welcome back for the community.
Allerton Park's Summer Solstice Cruise will take place on Saturday. Crawford-Stock says musical acts they usually have will play on WILL and they are encouraging the community to come out for the sunset.
The Farmer's Market is from 3 pm to 6 pm on State Street in downtown. Visit makeitmonticello.com or find Make It Monticello on Facebook for a full list of the activities happening as Illinois begins to reopen.