Historic Havana Illinois

Historic Havana Illinois

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Besides appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, Kevin McCaffrey appears every week on truTV's Greatest Ever series and truTV Presents: World's Dumbest. He is also a regular on Comedy Knockout on truTV. https://fb.me/e/4oZEXUPZO
Buzz Sutherland brings a killer show that is 100% clean and 200% funny 8pm Fr., 7pm Sat. Our 7pm Saturday show mirrors the movie times at The Arlee Theater, one block from the comedy club. Your group can eat together locally at Do Drop In or Smokey's, then have two great entertainment options; a family friendly movie or a comedy show for adults. Prepay for comedy club tickets mclimits.com or call 217 482 5233 for reservations (cash only at the club.) https://fb.me/e/2Vw5SIhhG
Make it dinner and a show while supporting #smallbusinesssaturday2021 Since we've fallen back for Daylight Savings, the Saturday Show at Mason City Limits now starts at 7pm. This matches the movie times at The Arlee Theater, just one block from the comedy club. Your group can eat together at Smokey's or The Do Drop In about 5:30, then have two great entertainment options; a family friendly movie or a comedy show for adults.

Mention this post when you call 217 482 5233 for reservations to receive two tickets for $15 to our 7pm show tonight as the always hilarious BT headlines with special guests Andrew Gaffigan and Jaime Guzman. Give the gift of laughter this Christmas with a gift certificate to Mason City Limits Comedy Club. https://fb.me/e/1YpO7vmYZ
Comedy fans, you have two chances to see the always hilarious BT; 8pm tonight @ The Main Room in downtown Havana (tickets at Babe's) or 7pm Saturday at Mason City Limits Comedy Club. Our 7pm Saturday showtime mirrors the movie times at The Arlee Theater, one block from the comedy club. Your group can eat locally about 5:30pm then have two great entertainment options; a family friendly movie or a comedy show for adults. Comedy show ends about 8:30 on Saturday, the movie ends about 8:45. Tickets for the Mason City show at mclimits.com https://fb.me/e/2R2Sn7Yzw
Excited for my monthly residency this winter at The Main Room here in Historic Havana Illinois!!!

It's a hip little room with good beer on tap, an array of classic cocktails & a super chill vibe. The pickin' & grinnin' kicks off on SAT, DEC 11th at 7pm.

See ya there 🙂
As we're celebrating 16 years of laughs; for this show you get 2 tickets for $16. We've added a few comics to this show. A reminder, now that we've fallen back for Daylight Savings, our Saturday show now starts at 7pm. This mirrors the movie times at The Arlee Theater, one block from the comedy club. Your group can eat locally about 5:30 then have two great entertainment options; a family friendly movie or a comedy show for adults. 217 482 5233 for reservations (cash only at the club) or prepay with a cc mclimits.com
We're thrilled to have a special event 8pm this Friday as
Rocky LaPorte headlines. A top 5 finisher on, "Last Comic Standing," Rocky's many television appearances include his own, "Comedy Central Presents," "The Tonight Show," Showtime's, "The Godfather's of Comedy" and even an episode of, "Cheers." Troy Davis, who typically headlines, features on the show with a guest spot from Edgar Sandoval.
Join the fun this weekend as comedian & impressionist Bob Jay returns for an 8pm show on Friday & 7pm Saturday. Our Saturday showtime mirrors the movie times at The Arlee Theater, one block from the comedy club. Eat together locally at Smokey's or The Dew Drop and you have two great choices for entertainment; a family friendly movie or a comedy show for adults. Comedy ends a few minutes before the movie ends. For comedy club tickets, prepay at mclimits.com or leave a reservation at 217 482 5233 (cash only at the club.)
Now that we've fallen back for Daylight Savings; our Saturday show starts at 7pm. This mirrors the movie times at The Arlee Theater, one block from the comedy club. Your group can eat together locally and then have two great entertainment options; a family friendly movie or a comedy show for adults. The comedy show lets out about 8:30 while the movies tend to last a few minutes longer. Our Friday show remains at 8pm. Buy online to see The Man of 999 Voices, Bob Jay this weekend mclimits.com https://fb.me/e/66m5zqM9y
We're bringing comedy back to Havana as BT headlines The Main Room with help from Josh Freeman and Michelle DeSutter 8pm the Friday after Thanksgiving. Get your tickets at Babes. Follow the link below for the show poster. Please share it with friends and post where appropriate: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Ak-wy2jB3XlskmSY9aog5JpaaLAN
Our next special event is Fri., Nov 19th with Rocky Laporte. We're bringing him to the Cackleshack in Bloomington on Sat. Nov. 20th.
Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, the former truck driver and dock worker's humor has international appeal. Rocky showcased on The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, was a featured comic on Showtime‘s The Godfathers of Comedy, was a top five finalist in Last Comic Standing and shot his own Comedy Central Presents.

A reminder, as we fall back for Daylight Savings, our Saturday show moves up to 7pm. This mirrors the movie times at The Arlee Theater, one block from the comedy club. Your group can eat locally and have two great entertainment choices; a family friendly movie or a comedy show for adults. Friday's shows remain at 8pm
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No show this weekend, have a safe and happy Halloween. We're back at it Friday, November 6th for comedy open mic and Saturday, November 7th with Chris Schlicting. These are 8pm shows. As we fall back for daylight savings, our Saturday shows moves up to 7pm. This mirrors the starting times at The Arlee Theater. Your group can eat locally and have two great options for entertainment; a family friendly movie or a comedy show for adults. The comedy show ends about 8:30; the movies end about 8:45. Friday shows remain at 8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/563989451347624

Historic Havana Illinois at River Mile Marker 120 has historic charm, river recreation and many activities and events to enjoy! Discover Historic Havana!

All photos and creative content are original and the intellectual copyright content of April M. Burgett

Operating as usual

12/08/2021

Looking to relax and enjoy some real good music this weekend? Don’t miss Edward David Anderson in downtown Historic Havana Illinois at The Main Room on Saturday, December 11th!🎶

Photos from Havana Park District's post 12/01/2021

Now is a beautiful time to take a stroll through Riverfront Park Havana Park District, and cross the footbridge over Main Street and overlooking the Illinois River❄️💡

Photos from Historic Havana Illinois's post 11/28/2021

Beautiful day for a Santa Parade, Christmas caroling, holiday cheer and courtyard lighting!🎄🎶

11/26/2021

We are closed today. We are getting ready for a big day tomorrow!! We will be open tomorrow for a Christmas open house! Come by and get a cup of hot chocolate with a candy cane! It will warm you up at the Santa parade! We will have Christmas goodies to purchase ! Fudge is restocked, cookies and much more! New items in the boutique as well! We hope to see you! We open at 11:00 tomorrow!

When you to properly use the word "Clobber". BT 11/26/2021

When you to properly use the word "Clobber". BT

Looking for something super fun & funny 😆 to do tonight?! Check out BT LIVE in The Main Room in Historic Havana Illinois! Get out of the house and laugh off those extra 🦃 calories!

https://youtu.be/gFq5MeizsiQ

When you to properly use the word "Clobber". BT These words confuddle us. They really do. Watch "My Life As I Know It Now" by BT only at http://drybarcomedy.com/bt

Photos from Orchard Hill Farm's post 11/25/2021

Photos from Orchard Hill Farm's post

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We are thankful for many things this year, including the amazing views we experience at Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge. 🦃

Looking for a place to work off the thanksgiving meal? Check out one of the hiking trails at your nearest National Wildlife Refuge!

Photo: Sun setting over a wetland at Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge by Courtney Lopez.

Photos from Wolters Drug Store's post 11/23/2021

Photos from Wolters Drug Store's post

9 O'Clock News: Edward David Anderson of Backyard Tire Fire - 99.9 WWCT 11/18/2021

9 O'Clock News: Edward David Anderson of Backyard Tire Fire - 99.9 WWCT

Check out this fantastic interview of Edward David Anderson speaking about the upcoming Backyard Tire Fire show in Peoria, talking about the inspiration behind the songs & music in the new EP as well as moving to Historic Havana Illinois!

9 O'Clock News: Edward David Anderson of Backyard Tire Fire - 99.9 WWCT Edward David Anderson of Backyard Tire Fire joins Corbin during the 9 O’Clock News on November 14th. Backyard Tire Fire’s new EP “Black Dirt Blue Sky” is out now!

Photos from Advanced Tree Solutions's post 11/12/2021

Photos from Advanced Tree Solutions's post

10/31/2021

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Photos from Historic Havana Illinois's post 10/30/2021

The rain didn’t stop any trick-or-treaters! 🎃 What great fun in Havana!👻

10/29/2021

There is Always Happiness at Manhattan Fields Boutique 💚

Sweaters & Jeans Available Small thru Large
Open Today 10-5

10/19/2021

🎃Get your registration forms in ASAP to get a Halloween Bar Crawl t-shirt! Forms available at participating bars and online! And get creative with your costumes! 💀

🎃Get your registration forms in ASAP to get a Halloween Bar Crawl t-shirt! Forms available at participating bars and online! And get creative with your costumes! 💀

10/09/2021

Mark your calendars! 👻October is going to be fun! 🎃 Witches Walk and Havana Halloween Bar Crawl!
We have peeped 👀👁 Bar Crawl commemorative tees and you are going to want one! 💀
Mark your calendar, plan your witches costume and your bar crawl costume and register for the crawl!🍻

Mark your calendars! 👻October is going to be fun! 🎃 Witches Walk and Havana Halloween Bar Crawl!
We have peeped 👀👁 Bar Crawl commemorative tees and you are going to want one! 💀
Mark your calendar, plan your witches costume and your bar crawl costume and register for the crawl!🍻

10/09/2021

Weather looks great for an outdoor concert! 🎶🎸

Greetings Music Lovers,

We're excited to announce more shows this week, but I gotta say I'm pumped for this Stag Tap show right here in HAVANA, IL.

While I recorded the vocals for BLACK DIRT BLUE SKY out here in our new old house, this'll be the first time singing & playing these tunes with the band, in the flesh, outdoors on the Stag Stage in Historic Havana Illinois. Our pal Nathan Taylor Music opens at 7pm.

AND...IT'S A FREE SHOW 🙂

See you there!
EDA

*pic by Simeon Marie Photography

10/08/2021
10/03/2021

Greetings Music Lovers,

We're excited to announce more shows this week, but I gotta say I'm pumped for this Stag Tap show right here in HAVANA, IL.

While I recorded the vocals for BLACK DIRT BLUE SKY out here in our new old house, this'll be the first time singing & playing these tunes with the band, in the flesh, outdoors on the Stag Stage in Historic Havana Illinois. Our pal Nathan Taylor Music opens at 7pm.

AND...IT'S A FREE SHOW 🙂

See you there!
EDA

*pic by Simeon Marie Photography

Photos from Babes on Plum's post 09/25/2021

Photos from Babes on Plum's post

Photos from Orchard Hill Farm's post 09/12/2021

Photos from Orchard Hill Farm's post

Photos from Historic Havana Illinois's post 09/09/2021

Get ready for a ton of fun this weekend in Downtown Havana!🇩🇪🍺 48th Annual Oktoberfest!

Photos from Schoonys Farm's post 09/09/2021

Photos from Schoonys Farm's post

Photos from Central Illinois Dragway's post 09/04/2021

Big day at the Drag Strip!

Photos from Sweetee’s and More's post 09/04/2021

Photos from Sweetee’s and More's post

Photos from Orchard Hill Farm's post 09/04/2021

Orchard Hill is open!

Photos from Historic Havana Illinois's post 09/03/2021

Tonight ~ First Friday in Havana ~
Live music by John Till in the beer garden 6-9pm
Art at The Cove by Gene Mailkowski 4-8pm
Ribbon Cutting and Open House at Elizabeth Albers Photography Ribbon Cutting, 4:30pm
Evening Shopping, Great Dining & beautiful weather!
JOIN US!

08/31/2021

The Blue Heron bar hours for the upcoming labor day weekend are:

Friday noon to 9
Saturday noon to 9
Sunday noon to 8
Monday Labor Day noon to 6

NOTE: Labor Day is the last day the bar is open for the 2021 season. A great big thanks to all!

Bob and T

Welcome to Central Illinois Dragway 08/29/2021

Welcome to Central Illinois Dragway

Welcome to Central Illinois Dragway The primary wire to the left lane of our timing system failed as we were down to 14 cars. We are canceling this weekend to install new wiring. 

08/27/2021

Get ready for an amazing First Friday to kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend next Friday night featuring John Till, musician and Gene Mialkowski, sculptor!

Get ready for an amazing First Friday to kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend next Friday night featuring John Till, musician and Gene Mialkowski, sculptor!

08/27/2021
Oktoberfest Entry Forms 08/26/2021

Oktoberfest Entry Forms

Oktoberfest Parade and Polka Pace Race info and forms available here on the website!

This Friday is the deadline for early registration for the Polka Pace Race! Entry fee includes: Race registration, race bag, gift, long sleeve race shirt, beer ticket for over 21. Early Registration - Now thru August 27, 2021 - Cost: $25.00

Get your forms in now! All info and forms available to download here!!!

Oktoberfest Entry Forms Flyer and all pertinent race info!

08/20/2021

Babes on Plum will be closed Monday August 23, Tuesday August 24, Wednesday August 25, and Thursday August 26th. We will reopen on Friday August 27th at 11 am.
We are so sorry for the inconvenience, but we are doing some much needed updates to our exhaust system!
We look forward to serving you all soon!

Photos from Historic Havana Illinois's post 08/15/2021

Beautiful day yesterday for the 18th Annual Havana Riverfront Car Show! Record number of vehicles this year, live music, food and vendors!

08/15/2021

WoW! What a show!

WoW! What a show!

Ain't Got A Clue by Edward David Anderson's Black Dirt Duo 08/13/2021

Ain't Got A Clue by Edward David Anderson's Black Dirt Duo

Some mighty fine pickin' & a slappin' on this one from these two. Catch Edward David Anderson with Stevie Manuel in Riverfront Park TOMORROW for the final concert of our inaugural season. Taylor Steele opens the show at 6pm!

Don't miss a beautiful night of music on the banks of the scenic Illinois River in Historic Havana Illinois. See ya there 🙂

Riverfront Concert Series: Edward David Anderson w/ Taylor Steele

Ain't Got A Clue by Edward David Anderson's Black Dirt Duo Edward Davis Anderson & Stevie Manuel perform EDA's Ain't Got a Clue.C & P Edward David Anderson/Blood on the Strings/Black Dirt Records 2020

Historic Havana: Then & Now

The area of Havana was surveyed in 1827 for Ossian Ross, who started the first business, a canoe ferry. The first settlement was named Ross' Ferry. The island of Belle Rose was at the mouth of the Spoon River. Because the island was shaped like the island of Cuba, locals named it Cuba. Locals eventually called their town Havana because they were next to "Cuba Island." Havana was incorporated as a town in 1848.

By 1900, the town was known as a fishing and hunting center, and was actually the most important inland fishing port in the United Tarbill & States. The economy boomed and the population peaked at about 5,000. There were hotels, bars, and gambling houses to entertain the sport hunters and sport fishermen who enjoyed huge catches of fish and game.

Havana was a bustling town during the first half of the twentieth century. Among its businesses were four floating fish markets (Watt's, Rudolf's, Shaffer's, and Riley's), five major grocery stores (A & P, Glick's, Kroger's, Morgan's, and West's), three movie theaters (Havana, Majestic, and Lawford), and three drugstores (Wolter's, Deckard's, and Tarbill & Ermeling's).


​In Havana's heyday, in the 1930s and 1940s, visitors and residents parked their cars on the main downtown streets on Saturday afternoons to get ready for an evening on the town visiting friends and patronizing the restaurants, bars, night clubs, and gaming houses.

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Kickin’ and Pickin’ Live
Join us in Historic Havana for our annual holiday festivities on Saturday, November 30th! Turn your sound on and enjoy t...
Just like clockwork, every day at noon these bells serenade downtown🎼
Dixieland at Grandpa’s now!
The amount of hard work and volunteerism that goes into our community projects is absolutely amazing! This is a short vi...
Historic Havana Illinois is such a gem to look at and a joy to explore! *Sound on 🎹🎼
On the rainy days, it’s important to remember the sunny days 🌼when all you need is a stroll through our charming town.
Another view of the mighty tug in Havana Harbor!
Another great day in Historic Havana Illinois! Beautiful weather, so many visitors and the Mason Dixies to send the Amer...
Great music at the Riverside Club today!
River fun!
Captain Dave piloting the Tugboat Danny H. in the Havana harbor.

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Havana, IL
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Havana

The Riverfront Concert Series is a free family friendly summer Americana music series held on the 2nd Saturday of June, July and August at Riverfront Park in Havana, IL.

The Main Room The Main Room
212 W Main St.
Havana, 62644

Have your party with us!! We are the perfect venue for your next event! Our facility seats about 80 people, food and a full bar are available .