Pekin marigold festival


Lots of great events at the 2016 festival! Can't wait until 2017!!!

Marigold Festival Wine Tasting

Presented by Pekin Country Club

Pekin Country Club will be hosting the 2017 Marigold Festival Wine Tasting on Thursday, September 7th from 5pm until 8pm.

Dogs on a Cat Walk

Sponsored by the Tazewell County Humane Society

Dogs on a Cat Walk was held at the Dog Park at Mineral Springs Park, Thursday, September 8th at 6:00pm.

"Grand Slam" Parking Lot Party

Presented by First United Methodist Church

This free community event had live music, free food, games & drawings.
The "Grand Slam" was held at 1315 Court St. on Friday, September 9th, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.


Run With The Saints 5K Run

Benefiting the St. Joseph School Athletic Fund

5K Run and Fun Run for all ages. The race began at 7:30am on Saturday, September 10th.

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Presented by Parkside Athletics

The tournament was held at the Sand Volleyball Court in Mineral Springs Park on Saturday, September 10th.

Ritchart's Mobile Zoo

Presented by Richhart

The Mobile Petting Zoo was open, Saturday, September 10th, from 9:00am - 6:00pm, and Sunday, September 11th, from 9:00am - 5:00pm.


Rock Climbing Wall

Presented by Upper Limits

The Rock Climbing Wall was available, Saturday, September 10th from 9:00am - 6pm or Sunday, September 11th from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Upper Limits Rock Climbing Wall was located by the Kids' Experience sponsored by Allegra.


Bubble Ball & Fitness

Presented by X'treme Bubble Ball & Fitness

The X'treme Bubble Ball & Fitness was open, Saturday, September 10th, from 9:00am - 6:00pm, and Sunday, September 11th, from 9:00am - 5:00pm. X'treme Bubble Ball & Fitness was located on Diamond One.

Lagoon Golf

Presented by Pekin Kiwanis Club

Lagoon Golf was located at the Lagoon on Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th, from 11:00 am - 4:30pm.

Dunk Tank

Presented by Schaeferville Fire Protection Department

The Dunk Tank was open, Saturday, September 10th, from 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sunday, September 11th, from 11:00am - 4:00pm. The Dunk Tank was located at the Southeast End of Festive Foods.

LaCrosse Demonstration

Presented by Pekin Park District

Saturday, September 10th, from 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Diamond #2 there was a LaCrosse Demonstration.


Marigold Breakfast

Presented by Don Bohlander Parkinson's FundRACERS

Breakfast was held on Sunday, September 11th, from 8:00am - 11:00am at the Pekin Moose.


Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

Under the direction of Jackie Montgomery

2017 Little Mr. & Miss Marigold Pageant Applications are now available here!

You can also see the latest news on the Pekin Marigold Festival blog at

General Information

We're here to help you enjoy your Marigold Experience!

Hold n' Load

For a donation, they hold your packages while you continue to shop. Great for those large items or when your hands get full! Look for Hold n' Load in the Handicap Parking Lot (see festival map). This will take place Saturday & Sunday during Art in the Park. Thank you to Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association for adding this service to the Marigold Festival attendees.

First Aid Station

Thank you to Pekin Hospital for sponsoring the First Aid Station

Nursing Mothers/Changing Station Tent

The Pekin Hospital is sponsored a nursing mothers/changing station tent on September 12th & 13th. The tent will afforded privacy to nurse or to change our littlest festival attendees.

Thanks To Our Additional Festival Supporters

Excalibur Seasoning
East Court Village
Homefield Energy
Illinois American Water
Liberty Village of Pekin
Preston Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory
Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care

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