Expect over 100 antique cars of all types to gather this Saturday, June 19, across from the Blue Island Public Library for the annual Driving the Dixie car show and tour. Celebrating historic Dixie Highway – known locally as Western Avenue, but once part of a National highway that stretched from Chicago to Miami Beach – the “Dixie Dash” takes motorists from Blue Island to Momence, with each community spotlighting historic sites and hosting special events. The Blue Island Historical Society is sponsoring the morning kick-off, so head over to the library and check out some amazing vehicles!
After you wave goodbye to the last motorists, head into the neighborhood for the 4th annual Yard Sale on the Hill. Look for signs with balloons in front of participating homes. Maps of all participating homes are available at each location, and the sale easily walkable, stretching from 127th to Vermont and from Western to Highland. The Blue Island Historical Society will be selling wares at their home, located at 13018 Maple Ave, so be sure to visit!