Monday is opening day for Red, White and Blue Days in Charleston’s Morton Park. Vendors will open at 3:00 p.m., following by joyful bubbles from 4-7. EIU alum Jake Mauer will perform at 6:30, followed by the Coles County Farmer of the Year award, and headliner Chris Lane will be on stage at 8:00. As always, entertainment is free, but you’ll need to bring lawn chairs or blankets. There’s a full day of activities on the 4th and you can find details here.