2018 Litchfield Event Calendar


The Litchfield Tourism Office has worked alongside local organizations to bring to you the most up to date calendar of 2018 Litchfield Events.  Events will be added to the online calendar found at as well as the “Visit Litchfield Illinois” Facebook page throughout the year; for the most up to date information log on to, sign up on Tourism’s event e-blast list, or like ‘Visit Litchfield Illinois’ on Facebook.

If you would like to submit an event to the calendar, please contact and include ALL of the following information. (Events must occur in Litchfield and cannot be political in nature.)

Name of Event: Day: Time: Where (include physical address for GPS): Brief Description: Fee: Who to contact for more information: Phone Number: E-mail: Website:

2018 Schedule of Events:


*** Indicates an event hosted by the Litchfield Tourism Office.


***Litchfield Pickers Market: Vintage & Antique Market

The second Sunday of the month, April—October: 9 AM—3 PM

(Apr. 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, and Oct. 14)

Downtown Litchfield: 400 North State Street.



Hwy 55 Cruise In: Just for Fun, 50’s Style Diner Cruise In

Saturday’s Apr. 7, May 12, June 9, July 7, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 11 AM—3 PM: 1403 West Ferdon Street, Suite 21



Frosty 5K, Mile, & Mini Dash January 27: 10 AM - Zion Lutheran School: 1301 North State Street For more information:


All Gardener's Day: Presenters offer information and tips for your landscape March 24: 8 AM- Noon - Holy Family Church Parish Center: 211 E. Columbia St. Litchfield 217-532-3941 - -


Litchfield Spring Duathlon: 2 Mile Run, 12 Mile Bike, 2 Mile Run March 31: 8 AM—Litchfield High School: 1705 North State St.



Paws Care 8th Annual Trivia Night April 21: 6 PM - Litchfield Community Center-1100 South State Street - Illinois Traction Society 32nd Annual Conference April 27-April 29: For schedule and registration contact



5th Annual Transportation Show: A show featuring all types of transportation April 28: 10 AM—3 PM—Niehaus Cycle Sales: 718 Old Route 66 North 217-556-8409—


Niehaus Cycle Sales 32nd Annual Customer Appreciation Days

May 18-20—See website for schedule

Niehaus Cycle Sales: 718 North Old Route 66



***Blue Carpet Corridor: Route 66 Scavenger Hunt Litchfield Passport location- Ariston Café: 413 Historic Old Route 66 North Litchfield stamping times: June 9: 4 PM-9 PM & June 10: 11 AM to 8 PM 866-733-5833——


Fourth of July Events

***5K Freedom Fun Run/Walk: A patriotic 5K run/walk June 30: 7:30AM—Lake Lou Yaeger, Picnic Area 3: 3 Primitive Lane 866-533-5833——


Boat Regatta: Dress up your boat or watch the  boat parade July 4: 2 PM—Line up in front of Milnot Beach. Parade circles Lake Lou Yaeger. Organized by Friends of Lake Lou Yaeger:


***Music by the Lake: Band TBD

July 4: 6:30 PM—Lake Lou Yaeger, Marina 1: 4932 Beach House Trail 866-533-5833——


***Firework Display: Firework launch from Marina 1 July 4: 9:30 PM—Lake Lou Yaeger, Marina 1: 4932 Beach House Trail 866-533-5833——


Big Dawg Dare: 5K Mud Run with Obstacles

July 21: 8 AM—Wolff Farms: 3153 North 15th Avenue



Gold Wing Road Riders Association Summer Rally August 2-4: See website for schedule—Niehaus Cycle Sales: 718 N Old Route 66—815-535-8349 or 618-889-4036


Litchfield City Wide Yard Sale: Participate as a seller or shopper August 3-4: Times vary by household—217-710-9102 or 217-652-6621


Fit For Life-Quadruple 4K: Hill Challenge August 4: 8 AM—Lake Lou Yaeger, Beach House: 4932 Beach House Trail 217-851-9056——


Fit for Life-Life Changing 10 K August 25: 7 AM—Litchfield High School: 1705 North State Street 217-851-9056——


RC Jet Rally: Remote Control Jet Rally Sept. 7-8: 9AM-5 PM & Sept. 9: 9AM-Noon

Litchfield Municipal Airport: 1201 U.S. Route 66 South 217-556-4299——


***Litchfield TriathLou: Sprint, Olympic, and Half Distance Triathlon

September 9: 7:30 AM—Lake Lou Yaeger, Beach House: 4932 Beach House Trail,



Party in the Park: Carnival, music, vendors, games, and more

September 21-22: Noon-11:00 PM—Downtown Litchfield: 400 N. State St. 217-324-2533——


Stewart's Deep Rock Annual Car Cruise: Fun cruise on Historic Route 66 October 6 (rain date Oct. 13): 2 PM

Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center: 334 Historic Old Route 66 North deeprockcruise@gmail—


Harvest Hootenanny 5K October 27: 9 AM—Lake Lou Yaeger, Picnic Area 3: 3 Primitive Drive 217-851-9056——


Christmas Events

Christmas events begin the first weekend of December and continue throughout the month.  For a full list of Christmas events please log on to:, call 866-733-5833, or like “Visit Litchfield Illinois” on Facebook.


Lighted Christmas Parade November 30: 6PM - Downtown Litchfield 217-324-2533 - -


Holiday Walk November 30: 4 PM - 7 PM - Downtown Litchfield (use 400 North State Street for GPS) 217-324-2533 - -


Photos With Santa: One Free Photograph with Santa November 30: 6:30 PM - Downtown Litchfield location TBD 217-324-2533 - -


Jingle Bell Jog 5K Fun Run/Walk December 1, 2018: 7:30 AM- Litchfield Moose Lodge: 221 North Madison St. 217-324-2533 - -


Christmas Movie: Free Christmas Movie December 1: Noon - Westside Cinema: 1305 West Hudson Drive 217-324-2533 - -

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