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.

May
25

Historic Nauvoo Summer Shows

Location:
Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center
Date
May 25 2019 10:30 am - Aug 10 2019 8:00 pm
Website:
Historicnauvoo.net

Historic Nauvoo presents a variety of shows during the summer from May 25 through August 10 watch "Sunset by the Mississippi", "Just Plain Anna Amanda", "The Promise" and many others.  Click here for more information.

Jul
09

The Nauvoo and British Pageants

Location:
Pageant Stage, Nauvoo, IL 8:30 p.m.
Date
Jul 09 2019 8:30 pm - Aug 03 2019 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 9th thru August 3rd, 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. 

 

Jul
22

Nauvoo Community Center Informational Meeting

Location:
City Hall
Date
Jul 22 2019 6:30 pm

At 6:30pm on Monday, July 22nd, members of the Nauvoo Community Center Capital Campaign Committee (NC5) will present information on the history, site, and floor plan of the proposed Nauvoo Community Center as well as the various ways of financially supporting the construction without the use of city funds or raising taxes.  This meeting will be held at the Nauvoo City Hall. 

Members of the Nauvoo Community Center Capital Campaign Committee are looking forward to answering questions and urge all Nauvoo area residents and interested parties to come learn about the project. Information can also be found online at nauvoocc.org.
 

Jul
22

Nauvoo Community Band Concert

Location:
Historic Nauvoo Outdoor Stage
Date
Jul 22 2019 8:30 pm

The last Nauvoo Community Band Concert of the summer is Monday, July 22nd at 8:30 pm on the Outdoor Stage East of the Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center.  Come and enjoy a  variety of marches, overtures, Broadway and other genres of music.

Aug
30

82nd Annual Nauvoo Grape Festival

Location:
Nauvoo State Park
Date
Aug 30 2019 - Sep 01 2019

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!

 

Aug
31

43rd Festival on Wheels Car Show

Location:
Nauvoo State Park
Date
Aug 31 2019 - Sep 01 2019

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!

 

Sep
12

Prince Ivan - Hancock County Music Festival

Location:
Legacy Theater
Date
Sep 12 2019 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
www.thelegacytheater.com

Prince Ivan comes to Carthage to do an incredible live concert and provide workshops, performance and educational opportunities to students and youth from the Hancock County area.  Prince Ivan combines new, progressive sound with oldies for a fantastic musical experience. They will be performing at the Legacy Theater in Carthage on Thursday, September 12th 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
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