Pekin marigold festival


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, the cost is $10 for entry. Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 402 Court St.

Top Dog

Sponsored by the Tazewell Animal Improvement of Life Society

Top Dog will be held at the Dog Park at Mineral Springs Park, Thursday, September 7th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Bring your pup and register at the event. More information is available here!

Run with the Saints 5K Run/Walk

Sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic School

5K Run and Fun Run for all ages. The race begins at 7:30am on Saturday, September 9th, at Coal Miner's Park. Applications are available at the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce office at 402 Court St., Pekin or you can download it here!

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Presented by Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association

The tournament will be held at the Sand Volleyball Court in Mineral Springs Park on Saturday, September 9th, 8:30am - Dusk/Finish. There is a rain date schedule for Sunday. Download your application here!

Ritchart's Mobile Zoo

Presented by Ritchart

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


Rock Climbing Wall

Presented by Upper Limits

The Rock Climbing Wall will be available, Saturday, September 9th from 9:00am - 6pm and Sunday, September 10th from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Upper Limits Rock Climbing Wall will be located by the Kids' Experience sponsored by Big R of Pekin.

Lagoon Golf

Presented by Pekin Kiwanis Club

Lagoon Golf will be located at the Lagoon on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Dunk Tank

Presented by Schaeferville Fire Protection Department

The Dunk Tank will be open, Saturday, September 9th, from 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sunday, September 10th, from 11:00am - 4:00pm. The Dunk Tank will be located on Royal Avenue.


Marigold Breakfast

Presented by Don Bohlander Parkinson's FundRACERS

Breakfast will be held on Sunday, September 10th, from 8:00am - 11:00am at the Pekin Moose Lodge #916.


Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

Under the direction of Jackie Montgomery

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Little Mr. & Miss Marigold.

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 hours. Thank you to Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association for adding this service to the Marigold Festival attendees.

First Aid Station

Thank you to UnityPoint Health - Pekin for sponsoring the First Aid Station.

Nursing Mothers/Changing Station Tent

UnityPoint Health - Pekin is sponsoring a nursing mothers/changing station tent on September 9th & 10th. The tent will afford privacy to nurse or to change our littlest festival attendees.

Free Parking

First United Methodist Church will be opening their parking lot at 1315 Court St. for Marigold Festival patrons. They will also have free bottled water and a hospitality tent.

Free Shuttle

North Parkway Assembly of God will be offering a free shuttle service every 1/2 hour from Northside Community Center at 715 N. 11th, and it will run to the Royal Ave. Shelter.

Thanks To Our Additional Festival Supporters

Excalibur Seasoning
East Court Village
Homefield Energy
i3 Broadband
Illinois American Water
Liberty Village of Pekin
Preston Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

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