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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.


Historic Nauvoo Summer Shows - Cancelled for 2020

Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center
May 23 2020 10:30 am - Aug 07 2020 8:00 pm

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.


Coronavirus Update

Jun 26 2020 - Aug 31 2020

Following the Restore Illinois order several of the businesses in Nauvoo are now open.  Check out the Do, Shop, Eat and Lodging options on this website.  Many businesses also have a website presence and can ship to you.

A tent for dining or socializing is located on Page Street behind the Tourism Office for your convenience.  Please observe face mask and social distancing guidelines.

Our restaurants are offering indoor dining and take out items.

Check with the individual lodging facilities for their status.

The Flood Museum is open for scheduled tours.  check out their web site

State Bank of Nauvoo - Drive up services only.

Nauvoo City Hall - Water bill payments can be placed in the drop box at City Hall or paid online at

The following activities are currently closed:

Nauvoo Public Library - call to order books from the library.

Nauvoo Tourism Office

Historic Nauvoo Historic Sites - closed no date set for opening.

Joseph Smith Historic Sites - closed until September 1.  Video tours of the sites are available on Facebook at Joseph Smith Historic Site

Nauvoo Fire Station

Nauvoo Temple

Nauvoo Family History Center

Weld House and Rheinberger Museums - closed for the 2020 season




83rd Annual Nauvoo Grape Festival

Nauvoo State Park
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!



44th Festival on Wheels Car Show

Nauvoo State Park
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!



4th Annual Scarecrow Festival

1290 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo, IL
Sep 26 2020 - Oct 24 2020

Nauvoo is hosting the fourth annual Scarecrow Festival.  Over twenty-five scarecrows will be on display along the Mulholland Street business district from September 26th through the annual “Boo-ti-ful” Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk, which will be held on October 24th.  Awards will be given to the top 3 entries during the Scarecrow Stroll held on October 3rd.  

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

The fourth 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.




4th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

Hotel Nauvoo Restaurant
Oct 03 2020 2:00 pm

On Saturday, October 3rd, Nauvoo will host the fourth 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 24th.

The fourth 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.


Bootiful Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk

Historic Downtown Nauvoo, IL
Oct 24 2020

The city of Nauvoo is again coming alive in the Halloween Spirit as it hosts its annual Pumpkin Walk on Saturday, October 24, 2020. 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!




Nauvoo Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Fire Protection District
Nov 26 2020 5:00 pm

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


Nauvoo Community Center

City Hall
Jul 01 2022 6:30 pm

The Nauvoo Community Center will be a beautiful addition to Nauvoo.  The Nauvoo Community Center Capital Campaign Committee is currently raising funds to construct the building. For more information visit