where to shop
Elizabeth’s Main Street has plenty of options for shopping and is located on Ulysses S. Grant U.S. Highway 20. Click below to view a listing of retail shops.
where to eat
You will be delighted with the quality and hospitality our establishments serve up. Click below to view a listing of dining locations around Elizabeth.
where to stay
You will find a variety of places to stay in the Elizabeth area from hotels, quaint B&B’s and vacation rentals. Click below to view a listing of lodging options.
what to do
Dec 1-2, 2023
Christmas in the Village
Fri | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Annual Christmas in Elizabeth. Various events throughout the day. | More Info
Dec 2, 2023
Santa Dash Run
11:30 Registration | Sat
Race starts at Noon. Begins at the corner of St. Mary's Church. | More Info
Christmas at the Fort
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas—the 1830's way! Visit the Apple River Fort and take part in historical Christmas celebrations.
featured business | chamber news
The Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to provide you with a new E-Gift Card. The Energize Elizabeth Chamber Bucks e-gift card makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Energize Elizabeth Chamber Bucks give you access to participating restaurants, shops, services and entertainment in one place. With this card, you can write a personal message and send it to family, friends and colleagues via email, text, or physical copy. Recipients can choose to spend it at one of the participating Elizabeth area merchants-or mix it up and spend flexibly at multiple locations. All-digital and always available on your phone, Energize Elizabeth Chamber Bucks are great for the holidays, birthdays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts, or just to show your appreciation to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you celebrate events like Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation—just to name a few!
Why supporting local businesses is so important.
Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique. The purchase of Energize Elizabeth Chamber Bucks provides support that the business community can rely on and keeps more money circulating through our local economy. Studies have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chains' revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains. If you’re looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send an Energize Elizabeth Chamber Bucks e-Gift Card today!
Get Your ‘Energize Elizabeth Chamber Bucks’ E-gift Card Today!
How It Works:
1. Select the value of your Elizabeth Chamber Bucks.
2. Choose your recipient and send via email, text message or print.
3. The recipient can use that value to make purchases at participating card merchants.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
9:00am - 3:00pm
(Event Setup 8/18 3pm-8pm or
Terrapin Park on Hwy. 20 in Elizabeth
Various activities will be conducted throughout the day!
Farmer’s Market ~ Food ~ Drink ~ Artisans/Crafters ~ Music ~ Yoga ~ Bike Tour ~ Workshops ~ Classes ~ Presentations
Elizabeth’s Harvest Festival is a celebration of the local farmers, producers, businesses, families and organizations who provide us with fresh food, crafted products, entertainment, and education. Local patrons and visitors are invited to experience “harvest in the heart of Jo Daviess County" and connect with the agriculture, arts, culture and character of the Elizabeth area.
SUBMIT PAYMENT TO:
Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce
℅ Cheryl Rife, President
122 East Poplar Drive
Elizabeth, IL 61028