Pekin marigold festival

Marigold Festival Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

The 2018 Marigold Festival has lots of great events to participate in!

Friday, July 27th

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

Sunday, July 29th           

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

Saturday, August 25th

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

Monday, August 27th  

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

Thursday, September 6th

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
Baseball fields west of the Arena

5:30 pm – 8:30pm                   Pekin’s Next Top Dog sponsored by
Grafelman Farms Rescue, NFP and TAiLS
Dog Park at Mineral Springs Park

Friday, September 7th

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
Baseball fields west of the Arena

5:00 – 11:00 pm                      Friday Night Family Fun Fest
Downtown Pekin

Saturday, September 8th


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

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

8:00 am – 5:00 pm                  Sand Volleyball Tournament by the
(Rain Date – Sunday)             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 Mother’s Tent
UnityPoint Health Civic Collage
Ritchhart's Mobile Zoo
Upper Limits Rock Climbing Wall

9:00 am – 6:00 pm                  Hold-n-Load Package Service by the
Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association (IRVSRA)
Handicap Permit Parking Lot                                    

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

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
Baseball fields west of the Arena

11:45 am – 12:15 pm              Pekin Community High School Noteables Show Choir
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

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

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm                Jimmy John’s Game Zone
Diamond One

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm                The Holdouts
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  Autographs with John Ratzenberger
Celebrity Tent sponsored by Kouri’s Pub

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  Captain Quirk
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm                  Lee Hall as “Elvis”
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm                  Loose Shoes
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

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

Sunday, September 9th

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

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

9:00 am – 5:00 pm                  Hold-n-Load Package Service by the
Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association (IRVSRA)
Handicap Permit Parking Lot

9:00 am – 5:00 pm                  Jimmy John’s Game Zone
Diamond One

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

10:30 am (registration)            Chalk Walk sponsored by NRG Powerton Generating Station
Art work from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Northeast side of Lagoon

11:00 am – 5:00 pm                Commerce Bank Carnival
Baseball fields west of the Arena

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

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm                Coma Toasted
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm                  Q & A Session with John Ratzenberger
Pekin Park Pavilion

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                  Trailer Parke               
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                  Autographs with John Ratzenberger
Celebrity Tent sponsored by Kouri’s Pub

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                  By the Book               
Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

4:00 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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