Annual Events

Elizabeth Farmer's Market

Elizabeth Farmer's Market
Dates TBD
3:00 - 6:00 pm | Fridays
Terrapin Park on Highway 20 West

Ride the Ups and Downs Bike Race
May 02, 2020 - CANCELLED
7:30 am - 3:00 pm | $30
One-day tour of beautiful Jo Daviess County, Illinois that features hilly terrain, spectacular ridge top panoramas and long valley views.  |  More Info

Elizabeth Farmer's Market

Annual Spring Fling
June 06, 2020
9:00 am - 8:00 pm | Free
Bounce house, petting zoo, store sales, flea market, town-wide garage sales and much more.

Anniversary Battle of the Apple River Fort

Battle of the Apple River Fort
June 20-21, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Sun
Come to mark this important 187th anniversary. Interpreters will reminisce about the battle, cook a period meal and give musket firing demos.  |  More Info

Fourth at the Fort

Fourth at the Fort
July 04, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Thu
Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Apple River Fort! Enjoy period games and dancing, listen to speeches, try Election Cake and more!  |  More Info

Elizabeth Community Fair

Elizabeth Community Fair
Jul 17-Jul 19, 2020
Fri-Sun | Parade Sat 11 am
One of the last two community fairs remaining in IL.  |  More Info  |  Facebook

Midwest Garlic Fest

Midwest Garlic Fest
Aug 8-Aug 9, 2020
Sat-Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm | Free
A celebration of garlic, food, family and music!  |  More Info

Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest
Aug 20, 2020
4-10 pm | Terrapin Park
Parachute Show by the Army Golden Knights at 7 pm. Music, bounce houses, food booths, military attractions and much more throughout the evening.

Autumn Craft Fair

Autumn Craft Fair
Oct 2020
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Sun until 4 pm
Craft fair with over 90 artisans. Lots of variety and great food.  |  More Info

Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrow Festival
Oct 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm | Free
Pumpkin weighing, apple pie baking contest, scarecrow contest and more!

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday
Nov 28, 2020
9:00 am - 9:00 pm | Sat
Forget about black friday...Save all your money for Shop Small Saturday!

Christmas in Elizabeth

Christmas in Elizabeth
Dec 2020
9:00 am - 9:00 pm | Sat
Annual Christmas in Elizabeth. Various events going on throughout the day.  |  More Info