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
20

Nauvoo Community Center Groundbreaking

Location:
Nauvoo Elementary School
Date
May 20 2022 6:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE - The long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony of the new Nauvoo Community Center is scheduled for Friday, May 20 at 6 PM on the grounds of the former elementary school along Mulholland Street.

 

May
21

Ultimate Elvis: Justin Shandor

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
May 21 2022 2:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
https://www.thelegacytheater.com

Since the passing of the King more than 36 years ago, there has never been a tribute artist that has so captivated the look, moves, and especially the sound of the King more than Justin Shandor. He's back on our stage by popular demand!  He will be performing at the Legacy Theater in Carthage on Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 pm.  

May
27

Faith and Science Conference

Location:
The Flood Museum
Date
May 27 2022 2:00 pm - May 28 2022 7:00 pm
Website:
https://thefloodmuseum.com

This free conference is sponsored by The Flood Museum and the Learning Institute Foundation.  The conference is part of the Museum's effort to strengthen families and increase individual faith.

May
30

Nauvoo Memorial Day Community Picnic

Location:
City Hall
Date
May 30 2022 11:00 am

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 30, 2022, 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. 

Jun
17

City-Wide Garage Sale

Location:
Date
Jun 17 2022 - Jun 18 2022
Phone:
217-453-2587

Nauvoo's Annual City-Wide Garage Sale is currently planned for June 17 and 18th. Contact Lisa Parker 309 337-5338 if you would like to be on the Garage Sale map.

Jun
25

Marshall Charloff & Purple Xperience: Ultimate Prince Tribute

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Jun 25 2022 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
https://www.thelegacytheater.com

The Purple Xperience is a five-piece group hailing from Prince’s birthplace, Minneapolis, MN.  Including front-man Marshall Charloff , this tribute brings the greatest and most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution in the world to audiences of all generations.  They will be performing Saturday, June 25th at 7:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

Jul
01

French Heritage Days

Location:
Various locations around Nauvoo
Date
Jul 01 2022 - Jul 03 2022
Website:
https://www.nauvooheritagefestivals.com/french-heritage-festival

Join us to honor the French history and culture of Nauvoo, Illinois. The Festival will be the first Saturday in July. The month of July connects with France because of Tour de France Bicycle Race (the race usually starts the last week of June and ends the middle of July) and Bastille Day (July 14).  Click here for more information.

 

 

Jul
01

Nauvoo Gem and Rock Show

Location:
The Flood Museum
Date
Jul 01 2022 1:00 pm - Jul 02 2022 5:00 pm
Website:
https://thefloodmuseum.com

Enjoy a day of Rocks, Gems, Fossils, Jewelry and Kids Activities.  Free admission and lots of vendors and activities.  From Friday, July 1 at 1 p.m. to Saturday, July 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Jul
02

10th Annual Cruisin' for the Kids Cruise Night

Location:
Outlaw Tees
Date
Jul 02 2022 5:00 pm

Nauvoo will host the 10th Annual Cruisin’ for the Kids Cruise Night in Nauvoo on Saturday, July 2nd at the former school location 1400 Mulholland Street, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  This event is free and open to all ages with a special area for those under 21 years of age and includes an optional cruise through town, specialty awards, and prize giveaways. The cruise night is open to all makes, models, and all age groups.

This event is to help promote the sport of hot rodding and the Festival on Wheels / Tom Ciolek Memorial Scholarships that are available to three area seniors heading into an accredited automotive program after high school.

 

 

Jul
05

The Nauvoo and British Pageants

Location:
Nauvoo Pageant
Date
Jul 05 2022 8:30 pm - Jul 30 2022 10:00 pm
Website:
https://www.nauvoohistoricsites.org/performances/pageants/

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. 

 

Jul
09

Pendulum: Tribute to C.C.R.

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Jul 09 2022 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
https://www.thelegacytheater.com

Pendulum, a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, performs the music of one of rock and rolls most iconic bands. Get ready to rock to the timeless music of C.C.R. when Pendulum swings at the Legacy Theater!  They will be perfoming Saturday, July 9th at 7:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

Aug
27

A Neil Diamond Tribute & The Double Diamond Show Band

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Aug 27 2022 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
https://www.thelegacytheater.com

Keith Allynn was selected to be one of only a handful of Neil Diamond Tribute artists in the world to be featured in a documentary entitled “Diamond Mountain”, actually being voted # 1 by his peers! He's the sound and look alike Neil Diamond back by popular demand...this time he's bringing a band! They will be perfoming Saturday, August 27th at 7:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

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.

 

Sep
17

The Gambler Returns: The Ultimate Kenny Rogers Tribute

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Sep 17 2022 2:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
https://www.thelegacytheater.com

Experience the music of GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Kenny Rogers. A musical experience that spans over six decades of hit after hit song! He will be perfoming Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

Oct
01

6th Annual Scarecrow Festival

Location:
Historic Downtown Nauvoo
Date
Oct 01 2022 - Oct 31 2022

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.

 

 

Oct
28

Octoberfest - German Heritage Day

Location:
Nauvoo Elementary School
Date
Oct 28 2022 6:00 pm
Website:
https://www.nauvooheritagefestivals.com/oktoberfest

Come celebrate Octoberfest in Nauvoo.  The German polka band Heidelberg will be performing and German food will be available from a variety of vendors.  Click here for more information.

 

 

Oct
29

Bootiful Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk

Location:
Historic Downtown Nauvoo, IL
Date
Oct 29 2022

The City of Nauvoo is again coming alive in the Halloween Spirit as it hosts its annual Pumpkin Walk Saturday, October 29th.  This year's event will feature hundreds of hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns that will be lit and displayed along Mulholland Street.  Watch for the pumpkin chunker cannon and the see the many costumes in the annual parade.  Many of the Nauvoo merchants will operate on extended hours with specials, treats and entertainment throughout the day.

Nov
05

The Highwaymen LIVE: A Musical Tribute Show

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Nov 05 2022 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
https://www.thelegacytheater.com

Perhaps the greatest country music supergroup in history, the Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Your audience will watch in amazement as each song, one hit after another is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. They will be perfoming Saturday, November 5th at 7:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

Nov
19

My Gal Patsy: A Patsy Cline Tribute, Starring Josie Waverly

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Nov 19 2022 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
https://www.thelegacytheater.com

This show will take you on a country music journey into what a night at a Patsy Cline concert would have been like and you won’t want to miss one second of this trip! Josie’s scripted performance and vocal capturing of Patsy Cline signature hit songs are sure to leave you feeling like you just witnessed a true Patsy Cline concert.  She will be perfoming Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

Dec
09

The Prophecy Show: Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Location:
The Legacy Theater
Date
Dec 09 2022 7:00 pm
Phone:
217 357-9479
Website:
https://www.thelegacytheater.com

Launching its 13th touring season of an extravagant Christmas musical production, this powerhouse group of classically trained musicians come together to create nothing short of an electrifying evening of holiday rock music.  They will be perfoming Friday, December 9th at 7:00 pm. at The Legacy Theater in Carthage.

Feb
03

Untold Nauvoo Stories

Location:
Date
Feb 03 2023 12:30 pm - Feb 04 2023 7:45 pm
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 13th Annual Untold Nauvoo Stories symposium will be held February 3rd and 4th 2023 at various locations throughout Nauvoo.