Pekin marigold festival

Marigold Festival Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

The 2019 Marigold Festival had lots of great events to participate in! Check back next spring for more information for the 2020 Festival!!! The 2020 Marigold Festival will be held September 12 & 13!

You can view a map of the park for festivity locations here!

Friday, July 19th

Pekin Marigold Festival Garden Contest
Tazewell County Farm Bureau & Pekin Public Library
Photographs of winning gardens to be displayed at the festival.

Sunday, July 21st           

Noon – 5:00 pm   
Little Mr. & Miss Marigold Pageant
  Pekin Moose Lodge

Saturday, August 10th

7:00 pm                                  
Miss Marigold Pageant
PCHS F.M. Peterson Theatre

Monday, August 26th  

12:00 pm
1st Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt Clue Released

Thursday, September 5th

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm                 
Marigold Festival Wine Tasting Event @ Pekin Country Club, 310 Country Club Dr.

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm                 
Commerce Bank Carnival Bracelet Night @ Parking lot north of Magic Dragon Golf

Friday, September 6th

5:00 – 8:00 pm                       
Friday Night on the Lawn (Free Food & Games/Rain or Shine)
First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court St.

5:00 – 11:00 pm                     
Commerce Bank Carnival Parking lot north of Magic Dragon Golf

Saturday, September 7th

7:00 am – 6:00pm                  
First United Methodist Church
Free Parking, Free Bottled Water, Hospitality Tent
1315 Court St.

7:30 am                                  
Running With the Saints 5K Run/Walk Hosted by St. Joseph Catholic School
Coal Miner’s Park

8:00 am – 5:00 pm   (Rain Date – Sunday)          
Sand Volleyball Tournament Hosted by the Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association (IRVSRA)
Sand Volleyball Courts, Mineral Springs Park

9:00 am – 6:00 pm                 
Art in the Park sponsored by Vonderheide Floor Coverings
Pekin Insurance Festive Foods
CEFCU Soda Stations
UnityPoint Health Community Spotlight
Ritchhart's Mobile Zoo

9:00 am – 6:00 pm                 
Hold-n-Load Package Service
Handicap Permit Parking Lot                                    

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Party Paparazzi
In front of Pavilion on Pavilion Drive

10:00 am
Marigold Festival Parade sponsored by Busey Bank
Broadway St.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm               
Kids’ Experience sponsored by Big R of Pekin
Kiddie Korral Area

11:00 am – 11:00 pm             
Commerce Bank Carnival
Parking lot north of Magic Dragon Golf

11:45 pm – 12:15 pm             
Miss Marigold Pageant Contestants
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Game Zone
Diamond 1

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm             
Pekin Community High School Noteables Show Choir
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm               
By the Book
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

2:00 pm             
USA Patriots Amputee Softball Team sponsored by Kouri’s Pub
Playing representatives of Pekin Police and Fire Departments
Diamond 2

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm                 
The NikBeats
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

5:00 pm                 
USA Patriots Amputee Softball Team sponsored by Kouri's Pub
Playing a team of avid softball players from the community
Diamond 2

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm                 
Edgar Sandoval and Friends
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                 
Captain Quirk
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

6:00 pm                                  
Art in the Park Closes sponsored by Vonderheide Floor Coverings

7:00 pm                  
Lagoon Glow sponsored by East Court Village
North side of Mineral Springs Park Lagoon

Sunday, September 8th

7:00am – 5:00pm                   
Free Parking, Free Bottled Water, Hospitality Tent
First United Methodist Church
1315 Court St

9:00 am (registration)           
Chalk Walk sponsored by NRG Powerton Generating Station
Art work from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Northeast side of Lagoon

9:00 am – 5:00 pm                 
Art in the Park sponsored by Vonderheide Floor Coverings
Pekin Insurance Festive Foods
CEFCU Soda Stations
UnityPoint Health Community Spotlight
Ritchhart's Mobile Zoo
Upper Limits Rock Climbing Wall


9:00 am – 5:00 pm                 
182nd Airlift Wing Peoria Air National Guard
Equipment Display
Royal Ave.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm                 
Party Paparazzi
In front of Pavilion on Pavilion Drive

9:00 am – 5:00 pm                 
Hold-n-Load Package Service
Handicap Permit Parking Lot

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Game Zone
Diamond 1

10:30 am - 11:45 am              
Community Worship Service
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

11:00 am – 5:00 pm               
Commerce Bank Carnival
Parking lot north of Magic Dragon Golf

11:00 am – 5:00 pm               
Kids’ Experience sponsored by Big R of Pekin
Kiddie Korral Area

Noon
Second-Chance-Sunday Medallion Hunt
Rules and Clues via Pekin Marigold Facebook page and announcements in the park

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm               
Lee Hall as "Elvis"
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm                 
The Parke               
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm                 
The Corn Wolves                
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

5:00 pm                                   Festival Closes                                               

You can also see the latest news on the Pekin Marigold Festival blog at http://marigoldfestival.blogspot.com.

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