Annual Events

Elizabeth Farmer's Market

Elizabeth Farmer's Market
May-October
3:00 - 6:00 pm | Fridays
St Paul's Lutheran Church Parking Lot

Ride the Ups and Downs Bike Race
May 07, 2022
7:30 am - 3:00 pm | $30
Tour of beautiful Jo Daviess County that features hilly terrain, spectacular ridge top panoramas and valley views.  |  More Info

Elizabeth Farmer's Market

Annual Spring Fling
June 04, 2022
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 24, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Sun
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 03, 2022
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 22-Jul 24, 2022
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 20-21, 2022
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm | Free
A celebration of garlic, food, family and music!  |  More Info

Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest
July 01, 2022
4-10 pm | Terrapin Park
Parachute Show by the Army Golden Knights at 7 pm. Music, bounce houses, food booths and much more.

Autumn Craft Fair

Autumn Craft Fair/Scarecrow Fest
Oct 8-9, 2022
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 26, 2022
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 03, 2022
9:00 am - 9:00 pm | Sat
Annual Christmas in Elizabeth. Various events  throughout the day.  | More info

Christmas at the Fort

Christmas at the Fort
Dec 03, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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