Planning Your Event at the Cross

Whether attending a special event, or just making the journey up without a special occasion, you are in for a treat. Bald Knob Mountain is the second-highest point in Southern Illinois and offers wonderful views, particularly in the fall.

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Upcoming Events 2021

Easter Sunrise Service
April 4, 2021 at 6:30 am

Blessing of the Jeeps
May 15, 2021

Blessing of the Bikes
May 23, 2021

Fall Colors at the Cross
October 16, 2021

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service

April 4, 2021
6:30 AM

This Easter marks the 85th consecutive year people will gather for a sunrise service atop Bald Knob Mountain in Alto Pass, IL. The 111′ tall Cross is celebrating its 58th birthday, having been completed in 1963. The sunrise service will begin at 6:30 AM.

2nd Annual Blessing of the Jeeps

May 15, 2021
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Second Annual Blessing of the Jeeps, hosted by Jeep’n Shawnee, with the help of regional jeep groups, will be offering multiple Jeep blessings as well as 2wd friendly rides through the Shawnee Forest. Each ride, led by Jeep’n Shawnee members after each blessing, will offer a scenic ride through the Forest.

Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day. Shirts and decals will be for sale at the event and in advance with all proceeds going to Bald Knob Cross of Peace. Follow the event on our Facebook page.

Blessing of the Bikes 2021

Annual Blessing of the Bikes

May 23, 2021
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Brief Service at 12 Noon

The annual Blessing of the Bikes event, sponsored by the Christian Motorcycle Association, will be held at Bald Knob Cross on Sunday, May 23, 2021. This event brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to fellowship with other riders and receives a blessing on the riding season.