Pekin Marigold Festival

Held in the Marigold Capital of the World, don't miss this annual festival to honor Pekin’s favorite son, Senator Everett Dirksen. Enjoy the yearly parade, crowning of Miss Marigold, carnival and more! Purchase a floating lantern to honor your heroes at Lagoon Glow, held at the Mineral Spring Park Lagoon.

Insider tip: Get a map and wear your walking shoes, there’s way more to see and do than you would expect!

The 2020 Pekin Marigold Festival - 'A Taste of Marigold'

While this year's event will look a little different than normal years, but the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Marigold Festival Committee is excited to offer 'A Taste of Marigold'. Select events will be held during the previously scheduled Marigold Festival weekend - always the weekend after Labor Day - on September 11-13, 2020. Head over to the Pekin Chamber of Commerce's website for more Marigold info! 

The health and safety of the community, volunteers and guests is the first priority. Masks will be required for volunteers and vendors and recommended for guests. Handwashing stations and hand sanitizer will be made readily available. 

'A Taste of Marigold' Schedule

Monday, August 24
Release of the 'A Taste of Marigold' Booklets
Monday, August 31
12:00 pm - Pepsi Marigold Medallion Clue #1 Released – additional clues to be released each day until the Medallion if found.  No clue will be released on Sunday, September 6.
Thursday, September 3
12:30 pm - Marigold Golf Outing, Sunset Hills Golf Course 
Saturday, September 5

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Kids Experience Packet Pickup - Vonderheide Floor Coverings 105 N. 14th Street, Pekin

2:00-4:00 pm - Kids Experience Packet Pickup - Vonderheide Building 290 Derby Street, Pekin

Thursday, September 10
5:00 – 8:00 pm - Business After Hours Wine Tasting - Pekin Country Club
Friday, September 11
7:30 pm - Dan Pfeifer State Farm Drive In Movie - Mineral Springs Park              
Saturday, September 12

9:00 - 11:00 am - Busey Bank Drive Thru Parade - Mineral Springs Park

11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Pekin Insurance Festive Foods - First United Methodist Church Parking Lot

7:30 pm - Dan Pfeifer State Farm Drive In Movie - Mineral Springs Park

Sunday, September 13

12:00 - 4:00 pm – Pekin Insurance Festive Foods - First United Methodist Church Parking Lot

12:00 - 4:00 pm – NRG Powerton Generating Station Chalk Walk

A Taste of Marigold


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