Special Events & Trips

From concerts and poetry nights, to international cultural experiences, and signature fundraising events, the Decatur Area Arts Council has you covered.

Looking for a special art event right here in Decatur, IL?  The Decatur Area Arts Council has something happening year round.  In fact, we host an opening event for amazing new exhibits every month. . . and there’s never a charge!

Special trips are planned to other cities and states to take advantage of the wonderful arts and entertainment experiences other communities have to offer.

Join us for an upcoming event below or suggest a trip you would like us to organize.

As THE arts source and resource for greater Decatur, DAAC will keep you up-to-date on arts and entertainment opportunities provided by others throughout the community.  

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Special Events

Mid-Day MUSIC

November 20th, 2019

A series of FREE mid-day musical concerts by Millikin University faculty. A taste of the Faculty Recital Series with or without your brown bag lunch!

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Christmas Walk 2019

December 4th, 2019

A lively evening in downtown Decatur! Join us for a special night of shopping at the Holiday Gift Shoppe in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center.

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Christmastime in the Soy City: A Rockin’ Musical Revue

December 21st, 2019

We're cranking the holiday spirit to 11 with a talented group of performers representing Decatur’s local music and theatre scenes.

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Corks & Forks 2020

April 30th, 2020

Join friends and neighbors for an evening of fine wine and notable cuisine at DAAC's premiere fundraising event.

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2020 Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Fundraiser

August 28th - 29th, 2020

DAAC will once again bring craft beer back to downtown Decatur!

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Arts in Central Park 2020

September 18th - 20th, 2020

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “Wicked” - Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

December 5th, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Wicked" - Thursday, Dec 5, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”  - Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019

January 16th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" - Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Jersey Boys” - Sunday, Feb 2, 2020

February 2nd, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Jersey Boys" - Sunday, Feb 2, 2020, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Band’s Visit” - Thursday, Mar 5, 2020

March 5th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Band’s Visit" - Thursday, Mar 5, 2020, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Cats” - Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

April 16th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Cats" - Thursday, Apr 16, 2020, matinee performance

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