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.

2024 Events

2024 Solar Eclipse

Experience a Total Solar Eclipse at the Cross

Monday, April 8, 2024

Get your tickets early! There has been a great amount of interest shown in our “spot on” location for the best viewing of this rare eclipse. We’re working with the Solar Eclipse Committee and other area businesses on planning this incredible event, but suffice it to say that Bald Knob Cross will be a very popular spot for viewing this phenomenon.

Gates will open at 8 am. Plan on arriving by 10 am. Partial Eclipse should begin around 11:30 am with Totality at 1 pm. (All times are CST, Central Time Zone)

More Upcoming Events:

Easter sunrise

Easter Sunrise

Sunday, March 31st
6:15 am – 8:30 am

Blessing of the Squads

Sunday, April 28th
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blessing of the Bikes

Blessing of the Bikes

Sunday, May 19th
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Blessing of the Jeeps

Blessing of the Jeeps

Saturday, June 1st
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fall Colors at the Cross

Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Christmas at the Cross

Sunday, December 8th
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm