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Manito Plays Host to Wine, Art, Jazz and Balloons during Memorial Weekend

What began as Manito's turn in a rotating wine tasting event sponsored by Illinois River Wine Trail has turned into a permanent gig for theVillage. Because of the success of the first Wine, Art, Jazz and Balloon festival in 2009, the wineries involved agreed to declare Manito the permanent home for the event. They noted superior park space, excellent preparation and great support from theVillage and the Park District as reasons for their decision.

The annual event generally plays host to 12 Illinois wineries, 20 plus fine artisans, 3 great jazz bands and up to 8 hot air balloons. A typical festival sees 2000 patrons pass through the admissions gate.

The Manito Wine, Art, Jazz and Balloon Festival is held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

Please patronize these
fine businesses that
help support this site
Mason City Area Nursing Home
Sharons Jewelry and Goldsmithing
Hopedale Medical Complex
Nickerson Insurance Agency LLC
Immaculate_Conception
Hot Stuff
Hope Chest Pekin
Mason County Democrat
Advertise Her
Friday Night on Broadway
Yoga Happens Here
Shop Manito First
Meadowlawn Apartments
Spring Lake Upholstery
Manito Foods
Bernshausen Automotive
Chamber of Commerce
White Buffalo II
County General
Egypt Station Studios and Galleries
Subway
Deb's Dreamsicle
Manito Auto Sales
Willetts Winery