Ethnic Festival: Friday 5-11pm, Saturday and Sunday Noon-11pm at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Free admission.
Friday 7pm - 11pm with Bust N Loose
Saturday 1-2:30p Springfield Municipal Band
3:30 - 5:30p Middle Eastern Dancers
7 - 11p Groove Daddies
Sunday 2:30-3:30p Irish Dancers
3-5p Middle Eastern Dancers
6:30-11p Screaming Vatos
Toby Keith/Brantley Gilbert/Thomas Rhett: Saturday at 7:00pm at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets at 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com
Edinburg Labor Day Picnic: Friday - Monday at Edinburg Park. The parade is at 10:00am Monday. Visit http://edinburglabordaypicnic.info/ for more information.
Springfield Labor Day Parade: Monday at 10:00am in downtown Springfield. Parade starts at 7th and Jefferson and heads west to 5th Street. Then south to Capitol Street then east on Capitol to 6th Street. Then north to Washington and ending at Washington and 7th.
To Kill a Mockingbird: Friday - and Saturday at 8:00pm each night at Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site. Tickets at www.theatreinthepark.net
Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Saturday at 6:00pm at the Old State Capitol. Free to everyone. www.ilsymphony.org
Springfield Mile and Short Track Motorcycle Races: Friday it's the Amateur Short Track Races - gates open at Noon, racing at 5pm. Saturday it's the Short Track National with gates open at 2:30pm and racing at 7pm. Sunday it's the Springfield Mile with gates open at 9am and racing at 1pm. Call 888-468-1622 for tickets. www.illinoismda.com
Randy Jackson Out as "Idol" Judge
TMZ is reporting Randy Jackson is stepping down as a judge on "American Idol" and will retreat into a mentor position. No word on his replacement. Right now only one judge for the upcoming season is confirmed...Mariah Carey.
No More "Jersey Shore"
Looks like the upcoming sixth season of "Jersey Shore" will be the last. I think I'll be able to get over it eventually.
Adele Says She's Not Married
Rumors have been swirling that Adele is married, but she took to Twitter on Thursday to deny it. The rumors started when she was seen out and about in London wearing a gold wedding band on her ring finger.
Tori Spelling Pops Out Another Kid
She is a baby machine these days! Baby number four has arrived for Tory Spelling and husband Dean McDermott. Thursday their little boy, Finn Davey McDermott, entered the world at 5:39pm weighing in at 6 pounds, 6 ounces. He joins older siblings Liam, Stella, and Hattie.
"The Avengers" Returns to Theaters for Labor Day
It was a such a huge success earlier in the year, I guess they thought they'd bring it back again. Marvel Studios announced Thursday the popular film will be in theaters for the Labor Day weekend. If you haven't seen it yet, here's a tip....stay through the credits. The Blu-ray and DVD will be out September 25th.