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Events in Nauvoo

In addition to our year-round activities, Nauvoo is the location for many wonderful events and festivals your whole family will enjoy. Many of these events have become regional traditions and attract people from around the world.

Nov
28

Nauvoo Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Location:
Fire Protection District
Date
Nov 28 2019 5:00 pm

Come and join with others in sharing a Thanksgiving dinner at 5:00 p.m. at the Nauvoo Fire Station.

Nov
30

Christmas Walk in Old Nauvoo

Location:
Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center
Date
Nov 30 2019 5:45 pm

The Nauvoo Christmas Walk will be held Saturday, November 30th and Saturday, December 7th with festivities beginning in the Historic Nauvoo Visitors' Center at 5:45 p.m.and running through 9:00 p.m.  The festivities start with a Tree Lighting Ceremony and program at 5:45 followed by a Live Nativity program which will be performed twice in the West Theater.  There will be wagon rides thru Historic Nauvoo and to the various sites where popular Christmas stories will be told.  Each site will have a different story.  Refreshments will be served in the Family Living Center.  The public is invited and all activities, treats, etc. are free.

 

Nov
30

The Prophecy Group

Location:
Legacy Theater
Date
Nov 30 2019 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
www.thelegacytheater.com

Performing in the style of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Prophecy Group creates an electrifying evening of holiday rock music. They will be performing at the Legacy Theater in Carthage on Saturday, November 30th at 7:00 pm.  

Dec
05

The Minnesota Ballet performing The Nutcracker

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Dec 05 2019 7:00 pm - Dec 07 2019 2:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
www.thelegacytheater.com

The Minnesota Ballet, a professional dance company, will be LIVE on stage performing The Nutcracker Ballet a show that appeals to all ages.  They will be performing at the Legacy Theater in Carthage on Thursday and Friday, December 5th and 6th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 pm.  

Dec
07

Christmas Walk in Old Nauvoo

Location:
Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center
Date
Dec 07 2019 5:45 pm

The Nauvoo Christmas Walk will be held Saturday, November 30th and Saturday, December 7th with festivities beginning in the Historic Nauvoo Visitors' Center at 5:45 p.m.and running through 9:00 p.m.  The festivities start with a Tree Lighting Ceremony and program at 5:45 followed by a Live Nativity program which will be performed twice in the West Theater.  There will be wagon rides thru Historic Nauvoo and to the various sites where popular Christmas stories will be told.  Each site will have a different story.  Refreshments will be served in the Family Living Center.  The public is invited and all activities, treats, etc. are free.

 

 

Dec
14

A Movie, Soup Supper and Handel's Messiah

Location:
Historic Downtown Nauvoo, IL
Date
Dec 14 2019

On Saturday, December 14th, the Nauvoo Public Library will be showing a movie at 2:30 in the old elementary school gym.  The Nauvoo Fire Protection District will host its annual soup supper at the Fire Station from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by the Nauvoo Community Choir and Orchestra's performance of "The Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel.

Jan
31

Untold Nauvoo Stories

Location:
Joseph Smith Historic Site
Date
Jan 31 2020 1:00 pm - Feb 01 2020 8:00 pm
Website:
http://untoldnauvoostories.com

The City of Nauvoo, Nauvoo Tourism Office, Joseph Smith Historic Site and Historic Nauvoo sponsor an annual gathering to celebrate the full gamut of Nauvoo’s legacy - its Native American peoples, its origins as a river town, its role in the Latter-day Saints’ history, its place in the utopian Icarian movement, its appeal to German immigrants, its contribution to the Sisters of St. Benedict ministry, its significance in Midwest viticulture, its reflection of trends in American agriculture, and its rebirth as a point of heritage tourism. This gathering is a venue for sharing stories that have not yet entered into the standard narrative of the histories of Hancock and Lee counties. The 10th Annual Untold Nauvoo Stories symposium will be held January 31 - February 1 at various locations throughout Nauvoo.

Click here for more information.

Feb
01

Nauvoo Exodus Commemoration

Location:
Family Living Center
Date
Feb 01 2020 10:00 am
Website:
http://www.historicnauvoo.net

Join with others to honor the Pioneers who left Nauvoo in the winter of 1846.  There will be a free continental breakfast at the Family Living Center (located on White Street, between Main and Granger) at 10:00 a.m. and then a walk down Parley Street with members of the Nauvoo Legion.  There will be a brief program at the end of Parley Street.  Click here for more information

May
23

Historic Nauvoo Summer Shows

Location:
Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center
Date
May 23 2020 10:30 am - Aug 07 2020 8:00 pm
Website:
Historicnauvoo.net

Historic Nauvoo presents a variety of shows during the summer from May 23 through August 7 watch "Sunset by the Mississippi", "Just Plain Anna Amanda", "The Promise" and many others.  Click here for more information.

Jul
07

The Nauvoo and British Pageants

Location:
Nauvoo Pageant
Date
Jul 07 2020 8:30 pm - Aug 01 2020 10:00 pm

The Nauvoo Pageant fills the summer evenings of Nauvoo with authentic hymns and folksongs, lively dances and tender moments that share the joy and tell the stories the early days of Nauvoo. Inspired by journals, sermons and historic records of the period, the pageant is a fun and enjoyable performance with a great story to tell. The pageant is held July 7h thru August 1st, with performances Tuesday through Saturday night.

Come early and enjoy the Country Fair starting at 7:00 p.m.  Join in a variety of pioneer games and activities.  Enjoy some toe tapping music while learning pioneer dances.

Learn more about the Nauvoo and British Pageant and other activities. 

 

Sep
04

83rd Annual Nauvoo Grape Festival

Location:
Nauvoo State Park
Date
Sep 04 2020 - Sep 06 2020

The Nauvoo Grape Festival is an annual celebration held the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in the Nauvoo State Park and surrounding areas of Nauvoo. This long-running festival is packed with activities including competitive events, parades, live entertainment and more! The weekend also features the Festival on Wheels Car Show, one of the region's largest open air car shows.

Learn More! See the Festival Calendar!

 

Sep
05

44th Festival on Wheels Car Show

Location:
Nauvoo State Park
Date
Sep 05 2020 - Sep 06 2020

Nauvoo is host to one of the largest and most impressive car shows in the region. The Festival on Wheels Car Show is an open-air showcase of classic cars from all stages of automobile history. Come see this amazing collection of cars and stay for great food & live music.
Learn More! See the Festival on Wheels Calendar!