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.

Dec
10

Christmas Walk in Historic Nauvoo

Location:
Historic Nauvoo Visitors' Center
Date
Dec 10 2021 5:45 pm

The Historic Nauvoo Christmas Walk will be held Frirday, December 10th with festivities starting at 6:00 pm at the Historic Nauvoo Visitors' Center and along Main Street.  The festivities in the Visitors' Center start with the Warsaw Jazz Band playing at 6:00 pm, followed by a Live Nativity program at 6:30 and 7:30 which will be performed in the West Theater, and the Warsaw Choral Group at 7:00.  A Christmas Movie will be playing in the East Theater.  Also starting at 6:00 pm on Main Street will be Christmas storytelling at the Printing Office, Post Office and Tinsmith Shop - Each site will have a different story.which will be repeated every 10 minutes, There will be wagons with caroling transporting people from the Family Living Center Depot to the storytelling locations.  There will be music in the Cultural Hall from 6:00 to 9:00.  Refreshments will be served in the Family Living Center.  The public is invited and all activities, treats, etc. are free.

 

 

Dec
11

Handel's Messiah

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Dec 11 2021

On Saturday, December 11th, the Nauvoo Community Choir and Orchestra's performance of "The Messiah" will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Legacy Theater, 1160 Buchanan Street, Carthage, IL.

Dec
18

1st Annual Dickens Christmas Ball

Location:
Smokin' Gun Event Center, 995 E. Co. Rd. 1550, Hamilton, IL
Date
Dec 18 2021 6:30 pm
Website:
HistoricalMerriments.com

Experience a holiday tradition at the 1st Annual Dickens' Christmas Ball and celebrate the holiday season Victorian style just as they knew in the time of Charles Dickens complete with delicacies, parlor games, singing Christmas Carols around the piano, & historical dancing of old fashioned charm.  December 18 at 6:30 pm at the Smokin' Gun Event Center, 995 E. Co. Road 1550, Hamilton, IL.  Click here for more information.

 

 

Dec
19

The Texas Tenors Christmas Show

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Dec 19 2021 4:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
www.thelegacytheater.com

The Texas Tenors treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm . Their Christmas show  "Deep in the Heart of Christmas" is Sunday, December 19th at 4:00 and 8:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

Dec
19

The Texas Tenors Christmas Show

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Dec 19 2021 8:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
www.thelegacytheater.com

The Texas Tenors treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm . Their Christmas show  "Deep in the Heart of Christmas" is Sunday, December 19th at 4:00 and 8:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

Feb
04

Untold Nauvoo Stories

Location:
Date
Feb 04 2022 12:30 pm - Feb 05 2022 7:45 pm
Website:
http://untoldnauvoostories.com

The 12th annual Untold Nauvoo Stories Symposium will move online for 2022.   Due to the current covid situation the plans have not been finalized.  

Click here for more information.

Mar
12

The Nauvoo Orchestra Spring Symphonic Concert

Location:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Date
Mar 12 2022 7:00 pm

The Nauvoo Orchestra presents "Music for the Soul" on March 12th at 7:00 p.m at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 380 North Durphy Street.  Come enjoy a delightful evening of music that lifts our hearts.  There is no cost to attend the event but free will donations will benefit the orchestra.

Jul
05

The Nauvoo and British Pageants

Location:
Nauvoo Pageant
Date
Jul 05 2022 8:30 pm - Jul 30 2022 10:00 pm
Website:
http://nauvoopageant.org

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 has been calcelled for 2021 but will held July 5th thru July 30th, 2022 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. 

 

Sep
02

84th Annual Nauvoo Grape Festival

Location:
Nauvoo State Park
Date
Sep 02 2022 - Sep 04 2022
Website:
http://nauvoograpefestival.com

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!

 

Sep
03

45th Festival on Wheels Car Show

Location:
Nauvoo State Park
Date
Sep 03 2022 - Sep 04 2022
Website:
http://festivalonwheels.net

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.
Click here for more information.

 

Oct
01

6th Annual Scarecrow Festival

Location:
Historic Downtown Nauvoo
Date
Oct 01 2022 - Oct 27 2021

Nauvoo is hosting the sixth annual Scarecrow Festival.  Over thirty-five scarecrows will be on display along the Mulholland Street business district from October 1st through the month of October.  Awards will be given to the top 3 entries.  The crows are not scared by Covid 19.  They will be socially distanced and are looking forward to both old and new "crows" to join them.  They are welcoming back the popular minions.  

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

The sixth 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.

 

 

Jul
01

Nauvoo Community Center

Location:
City Hall
Date
Jul 01 2023 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 nauvoocc.org.