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.
Following the Governor's stay-at-home order most of the businesses in Nauvoo will close at the end of the day on Saturday, March 21. Many businesses have a website presence and can ship to you.
Our restaurants are offering take out items and home delivery.
Check with the individual lodging facilities for their status.
The following activities are currently closed:
Nauvoo City Hall - Effective Monday, March 23 City Hall Offices will be closed to the public. Water bill payments can be placed in the drop box or paid online at www.beautifulnauvoo.com
Nauvoo Public Library
Nauvoo Tourism Office
Historic Nauvoo Historic Sites
Joseph Smith Historic Sites - video tours of the sites are available on Facebook at Joseph Smith Historic Site
Nauvoo Fire Station
Nauvoo Family History Center
State Bank of Nauvoo - Drive up services only.
"The Games the Thing", "Mulholland Music Fest Taco/Enchilada Supper" and "Evening in the Round" events have been postponed.
Nauvoo's Annual City-Wide Cleanup is currently planned for April 29th. Curbside pickup will be most smaller items that are of manageable sizes. Large appliances may be taken to the uptown city parking lot behind Annie's and the public restrooms. Some items will NOT be accepted at any locations. Electronics will not be accepted this year. Watch for posters with specifics on restrictions.
The Nauvoo Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a "Welcome to Nauvoo and Meet the Chamber" night on Thursday, May 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Nauvoo Pageant Headquarters Building. All new residents, visitors, missionaries, museum docents, tourism volunteers and any other interested individuals are invited. This is an opportunity to learn more about the many businesses in Nauvoo.
Participate in a real archeological dig in Nauvoo this summer. This will be the eighth year of digging in Nauvoo. We will be digging from May 19 to June 26. Visit idignauvoo for more information.
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.
Come to beautiful Nauvoo on Memorial Day weekend for a special community picnic with great food for a free-will offering, music performances and a patriotic flag ceremony honoring our heroic service men & women. The special celebration will be held on May 25, 2019, at the Nauvoo City Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and has become a great tradition for those who both visit and live in Nauvoo. Sponsored by the Nauvoo Betterment Association, a group dedicated to promoting and encouraging improvements to the quality of life in Nauvoo.
Nauvoo will be hosting a band concert and fireworks display on Friday, July 3rd. The band concert will be at 8:30 pm on the plaza west of the Nauvoo Temple, a great location to view the fireworks. The fireworks will start at dusk, approximately 9:30 p.m.
You'll love the 4th of July in the Nauvoo region. There are many firework displays that can be seen up and down the Mighty Mississippi and Hancock County's celebration is in Carthage, Illinois - just 25 minutes from Nauvoo!
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.
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!