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.
The Nauvoo Christmas Walk will be held December 1st and 2nd with a tree lighting and concert by the Warsaw High School Jazz Band followed by an open house with wagon rides, caroling, and refreshments on Friday, December 1. On Saturday, December 2, the Nauvoo Fire Protection District will host its annual soup supper followed by the Nauvoo Orchestra's sing-along performance of "The Messiah" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
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 8th Annual Untold Nauvoo Stories symposium will be held Febuary 2-3 at various locations throughout Nauvoo. A full schedule of events will be posted online at www.UntoldNauvooStories.com.