Annual Events


Chamber Annual Meeting
Feb 22, 2024
6:00 pm | Woodbine Bend
Dinner Buffet $25 per person. Presentation to follow dinner. RSVP mroe@jocarroll.com by Feb 19.

Ride the Ups and Downs 
May 04, 2024
7:30 am - 3:00 pm | $35
A self-paced, 1-day bike ride in Jo Daviess County, Illinois featuring hilly terrain, spectacular ridge-top panoramas and long-valley views.
More InfoFacebook  | Register Here

Elizabeth Farmer's Market

Annual Spring Fling
May 04, 2024
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
TBD
10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Sat-Sun
Interpreters will reminisce about the battle, cook a period meal and give musket firing demos.  |  More Info

Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest
July 01, 2024
4-10 pm | Terrapin Park
Parachute Show by the Army Golden Knights at 7 pm. Music, bounce houses, food booths and much more.

Fourth at the Fort

Fourth at the Fort
July 04, 2024
Noon - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Fourth at the Fort! Enjoy period games, dancing, listen to speeches and try Election Cake.  |  More Info

Elizabeth Community Fair

Elizabeth Community Fair
Jul 19-Jul 21, 2024
Fri-Sun | Parade Sat 11 am
One of the last two community fairs remaining in IL.  |  More Info  |  Facebook

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival
Aug 17, 2024
Sat 9am - 3pm | Terrapin Park on Hwy. 20
Celebrate local farmers, producers, businesses, and organizations who provide us with fresh food, crafted products, and entertainment. Visitors are invited to experience “harvest in the heart of Jo Daviess County".

Autumn Craft Fair

Autumn Craft Fair/Scarecrow Fest
Oct 12-13, 2024
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Sun until 4 pm
Craft fair with over 90 artisans. Lots of variety and great food. Elizabeth businesses and residents create fun and original scarecrows for prizes. |  More Info

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday
Nov 30, 2024
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 06-07, 2024
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

Christmas at the Fort

Christmas at the Fort
Dec 07, 2024
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Christmas—the 1830's way! Visit the Apple River Fort and take part in historical Christmas celebrations.