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 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.
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 https://www.thefloodmuseum.com/
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 www.beautifulnauvoo.com
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 Family History Center
Weld House and Rheinberger Museums - closed for the 2020 season
The Nauvoo Pageant will not be held in 2020. It will be held July 6th thru July 31st, 2021, and will continue in future years.
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 6th thru July 31st, 2021 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!