Beautiful Nauvoo Calendar

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.

Sep
21

Larry Sparks and The Lonesome Ramblers

Location:
Legacy Theater
Date
Sep 21 2019 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
http://www.thelegacytheater.com

Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers are coming to Carthage.  Larry Sparks is the King of Bluegrass Soul.  His gospel songs and singing have touched the hearts of audiences all over the country for many years,  They will perform at the Legacy Theater in Carthage on Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 pm.  

Sep
28

3rd Annual Scarecrow Festival

Location:
1290 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo, IL
Date
Sep 28 2019 - Oct 26 2019

On Saturday, October 5th, Nauvoo will host the third annual Scarecrow Festival.  Over twenty-five scarecrows will be on display along the Mulholland Street business district. Awards will be given to the top 3 entries during the Scarecrow Stroll held on October 5th.  Following the stroll event, the scarecrows will remain on display through the annual “Boo-ti-ful” Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk, which will be held on October 26, 2019.

Take advantage of the "Photo Frame" opportunity to have memories captured using your cell phone or camera.

The third annual Scarecrow Festival is sponsored by the Nauvoo Betterment Association, a group dedicated to promoting and encouraging improvements to the quality of life in Nauvoo.

 

 

Oct
05

3rd Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Location:
1290 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo, IL
Date
Oct 05 2019

On Saturday, October 5th, Nauvoo will host the third annual Scarecrow Stroll. At 2 p.m. a ribbon cutting ceremony and award ceremony will take place on the lawn of Hotel Nauvoo, 1290 Mulholland Street. The Scarecrow Stroll event will take place from 2 pm. to 4 p.m. along the Mulholland Street business district. Over twenty-five scarecrows will be on display and will be joined by Minions and “Strolling Scarecrows.” 

Following the stroll event, the scarecrows will remain on display through the annual “Boo-ti-ful” Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk, which will be held on Saturday, October 26th.

The third annual Scarecrow Stroll is sponsored by the Nauvoo Betterment Association, a group dedicated to promoting and encouraging improvements to the quality of life in Nauvoo.

Oct
10

Dennis Watkins, Magician and Mentalist

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Oct 10 2019 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
www.thelegacytheater.com

Dennis Watkins, Magician and Mentalis is coming to Carthage!  Dennis is a world class magician who has performed throughout the United States.  His amazing magic and mind reading talents appeal to all ages.  He will be performing at the Legacy Theater in Carthage on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 pm.  

Oct
12

Nauvoo Community Center Auction

Location:
Former Grade School Gym
Date
Oct 12 2019

The Nauvoo Community Center Capital Campaign Committee is sponsoring an auction on Saturday, October 12 at the former grade school gym.  Sullivan Auctioneers will be in charge.  Now is the time to start thinking about what you'd like to donate.  Be watching for more information.

Oct
26

Bootiful Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk

Location:
Historic Downtown Nauvoo, IL
Date
Oct 26 2019

The city of Nauvoo is again coming alive in the Halloween Spirit as it hosts its annual Pumpkin Walk on Saturday, October 26, 2019. This year’s event will again feature hundreds of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns that will be lit and displayed along Mulholland Street. Many of the Nauvoo merchants will operate on extended hours with specials, treats and entertainment throughout the day. The pumpkin chucker will return as a favorite activity!

 

 

Nov
28

Nauvoo Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Location:
Fire Protection District
Date
Nov 28 2019

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

Dec
07

A Movie, Soup Supper and Handel's Messiah

Location:
Historic Downtown Nauvoo, IL
Date
Dec 07 2019

On Saturday, December 7th, 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 Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 

 

Dec
07

Christmas Walk in Old Nauvoo

Location:
Historic Nauvoo Visitor Center
Date
Dec 07 2019

The Nauvoo Christmas Walk will be held Saturday, November 30th and Saturday, December 14th 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 the history of popular Christmas Carols will be told.  Each site will have the story of a different carol.  Refreshments will be served in the Family Living Center.  The public is invited and all activities, treats, etc. are free.

 

Dec
14

Christmas Walk in Old Nauvoo

Location:
Historic Nauvoo Visitor Center
Date
Dec 14 2019

The Nauvoo Christmas Walk will be held Saturday, November 30th and Saturday, December 14th 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 the history of popular Christmas Carols will be told.  Each site will have the story of a different carol.  Refreshments will be served in the Family Living Center.  The public is invited and all activities, treats, etc. are free.

 

Jan
31

Untold Nauvoo Stories

Location:
Joseph Smith Historic Site
Date
Jan 31 2020 - Feb 01 2020
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 History 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.