Third Fridays Downtown is a free, family-friendly, Summer event series that offers fun, entertainment, and affordable food options for the entire community.  The only items that cost money would be food and vendor offerings. All participating vendors (food or otherwise) are asked to keep prices as low as possible in the spirit of the event.

2024 Event Schedule (dates and times subject to change and/or cancellation)


  Friday, May 17        5:30pm - 8:30pm        Historic Downtown Lincoln        Slice into Summer (Watermelon)     


  Friday, June 21   5:30pm - 8:30pm   Historic Downtown Lincoln   Nashville Nights     

  Various Bands     

  Friday, July 19   5:30pm - 8:30pm   Historic Downtown Lincoln   Under the Sea   TBD

Vendor Market

If you would like to have a booth in the Vendor Market, please review the guidelines and complete the online form, or print the application and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Third Friday Vendor Guidelines 2024 (paper)



form icon sm Third Friday Vendor Application (online form) 

Third Friday Vendor Application 2024 (paper)


Event Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer to help with the event setup, operation, or tear down, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Third Fridays Committee

Marcia Cook, Chairman
Tracy Welch, Vice-Chairman
Darlene Begolka
Peggy Bateman
Kevin Bateman
Becky Strait
Allison Baker
Alice Roate
Eileen Mullins
Shadae Carter



Please send all other questions to the Third Friday Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Partners in Health

Lincoln approaches health from a broad perspective with an understanding that the health of the community is driven by countless stakeholders. Here we have highlighted some of the organizations in our community that work to tackle issues ranging from childhood nutrition and wellness to obesity and addiction.


Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community Health Collaborative – Established in 1996, the Community Health Collaborative connects healthcare providers, organizations, businesses, private individuals, and churches to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.


Logan County Parks and Trails Foundation – The purpose of the foundation is to receive and administer funds for the acquisition, development, beautification, preservation and operation of sites in Logan County, Illinois. These sites are suitable for parks, recreation, nature preservation, and as botanical, zoological, horticultural, and conservation areas for the benefit of the general public and the citizens of Logan County.


Lincoln Park District – The park district owns and maintains 95 acres of parks and open space, encompassing seven park sites, baseball fields, softball fields, playgrounds, driving range and a swimming pool. The park district is also proud to provide the community with the SportsCenter fitness facility.

 Lincoln Park District Map


City of Lincoln Fitness Court – The city is a proud partner of the National Fitness Campaign. As part of this campaign the city has opened a fitness court which provides a free state of the art outdoor opportunity for community members to get outdoors and be active. The fitness court, located at 235 Eighth Street in Lincoln, is in a central location providing access to the whole community and features 7 movements – Core, Squat, Push, Lunge, Pull, Agility, and Bend – appropriate for all fitness levels. The Fitness Court is for participants 14 years old and up. A free app is available to access free fitness classes and participate in national challenges. Additionally, a variety of free LIVE classes take place at the Court. Dates and times can be found on the ALMH Community Health Collaborative and City of Lincoln, Illinois Facebook pages. 

 fitness court


ALMH WELLNESS TRAIL – Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital owns and maintains a publicly accessible wellness trail. The trail is open from dusk to dawn and features a pond which takes users through a variety of native habitat.


Here are pictures taken by Lincoln Daily News on 8/13/09 of Lincoln.


DowntownLincoln CollegeLogan County Airport


Do you have any pictures of Lincoln that you would like to share. Please feel free to contact us and we will let you know where you can send your photos. You can also just send a link to photos you have posted elsewhere.

Purpose of the Commission

The purpose of Historic Preservation Commission is to promote the protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of improvements of special character or historical interest or value in the interest of the health, prosperity, safety, and welfare of the people of the city of Lincoln by:

  1. Providing a mechanism to identify and preserve the historic and architectural characteristics of Lincoln which represents elements of the city's cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history;
  2. Promoting civic pride in the beauty and noble accomplishments of the past as represented in Lincoln's landmarks and historic districts;
  3. Stabilizing and improving the economic vitality and value of Lincoln's landmarks and historic areas;
  4. Protecting and enhancing the attractiveness of the city to have buyers, visitors and shoppers and thereby supporting business, commerce, industry, and providing economic benefit to the city;
  5. Fostering and encouraging preservation, restoration of structures, areas, and neighborhoods and thereby preventing future urban blight.


Meetings of the Commission are held on the third Tuesday of every other month at 6 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.



Historic Preservation Commission Ordinances

Certificate of Appropriateness Application Form (Printable PDF)

Certificate of Appropriateness Application Form (Fillable PDF)

Historic Preservation Commission Brochure (PDF - Tri-Fold Format)



  • Cynthia Karr - Chair
  • Adam Wessbecher -  Vice Chair
  • James Abbott
  • James Wilmert
  • David Doolin
  • Hannah Fitzpatrick
  • Mark Shew

Information for potential visitors to the city of Lincoln.


dlc logoDestination Logan County - Information about visiting Lincoln and Logan County, Illinois, featuring US Route 66.

Lodging - Lodging located in Logan County.



History - Catch a glimpse of how Lincoln was named and christened by President Abraham Lincoln.




Information is available on the following sites:
Logan County Current Statistics

Memorial Health System  - Includes daily statistics for MHS and a COVID-19 Risk Screening

Local Business Resources
Logan County Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



Contact Information


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City Hall
700 Broadway Street
Lincoln, Illinois 62656



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