Events in Litchfield, IL

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2017 Litchfield Pickers Market
Every second Sunday of the month from April – October (2017 Market Dates: April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8)
9 AM – 3 PM
Downtown Litchfield beginning on the corner of Union Ave. (Route 16) and State St.
This open air market, specializing in items prior to 1980 and refurbished vintage and antique items, brings hundreds of vendors to the streets of downtown Litchfield.
Hosted by: Litchfield Tourism
For more information Click Here.

Blue Carpet Corridor Route 66 Celebration
Saturday, June 10, 2017
8 AM – 5 PM
Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center (334 Old Route 66 North)
Celebrate Route 66 with this multi-town scavenger hunt.
For more information click here or Litchfield Tourism Office-866-733-5833 or tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com

Fit for Life: Heart Healthy 5 K
Saturday, June 24, 2017
8 AM
Picnic Area 3 at Lake Lou Yaeger (3 Primitive Lane)
5K run through the grounds surrounding Lake Lou Yaeger
Hosted by: M & M Multisport Club
For more information: race@mmmultisport.com
Website:  www.mmmultisport.com 

5K Freedom Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, July 1, 2017
7:30 AM
Lake Lou Yaeger, Picnic Area 3 (for GPS use-3 Primitive Lane)
Celebrate Independence Day with this patriotic 5K. This race winds through the grounds of picturesque Lake Lou Yaeger.
Hosted by the: Litchfield Tourism Office
For more information click here or call 866-533-5833 or e-mail: tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com

Independence Day Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
9:30 PM
Lake Lou Yaeger, Marina 1 (4313 Beach House Trail)
Celebrate Independence Day as you watch fireworks launch over Lake Lou Yaeger.
Sponsored by the Litchfield Tourism Office.
For more information contact 866-533-5833 or tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com

Transportation Show
10 AM – 3 PM
Niehaus Cycle Sale: 718 North Old Route 66
For more information please call John Street at 217-556-8409

Big Dawg Dare
Saturday, July 15, 2017
First Wave at 8 AM, Waves of 100 every 30 minutes until Noon.  Beginners wave at Noon.
Wolff Farms: 3153 North 15th Avenue
5k mud run/obstacle course, 2k for beginners
For more information contact: Brian Hollo at  bigdawgdare@hotmail.com or 217-246-2895. E-mails preferred.
Website: bigdawgdare.com

Party in the Park
Friday & Saturday, July 21-22
Friday – 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am -11:00 pm
Downtown Litchfield beginning on the corner of Union Ave. (Route 16) and State Street
Carnival, Live Band, Food & Vendor Booths, Pageants and more!
Hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
For more information call 217-324-2533 or e-mail info@litchfieldchamber.com.
Website: www.litchfieldchamber.com

Fit for Life: Quadruple ByPass Hill Challenge 4K
Saturday, August 5
8 AM
Lake Lou Yaeger Beach House at Marina 1 (4313 Beach House Trail)
4K Hill Climb Run
Hosted by M&M Multisport Club
For more information contact race@mmmultisport.com
Website: www.mmmultisport.com

Event: Fit for Life: Life Changing 10 K
Saturday, August 26
8 AM
Litchfield High School (1705 North State Street)
10K run
Hosted by M & M Multisport Club
For more information contact: race@mmmultisport.com
Website:  www.mmmultisport.com  

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
Friday, September 1 at Noon
Litchfield Country Club (102 Old Quarry Trail)
Hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce
For more information contact Dawn Pezold at 217-324-2533, 217-313-1078, or email info@litchfieldchamber.com

Lake Lou Yaeger Campground Event: Labor Day DJ
Saturday, September 2 at 7 PM
Bi-centennial Campground
Camping Reservation Required: 217-324-4771

RC Jet Rally
Friday-Sunday, September 8-10
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM Sunday: 9AM to Noon
Litchfield Municipal Airport
Remote Control Jet Rally
For more information contact Jim Wright at 217-899-4679 or airport@litchfieldil.com
Website: www.litchfieldil.com/airport

Litchfield TriathLou: Sprint, Olympic, and Half Distances
Sunday, September 10
8:00 AM
Lake Lou Yaeger Beach House 4313 Beach House Trail, Litchfield Illinois, 62056
The 8th Annual Litchfield Triathlou is back and ready to help you smash your best performance during the peak season for racing! First you better believe you will be getting the 2017 Official Litchfield Triathlou Hoodie! By now there are many of you collecting these hoodies as they provide comfort, warmth, and style all in one. Aside from the hoodie we will hook you up with a finisher medal, free photos, and a race experience you’ll never forget! Swimming in Lake Lou Yaeger is the best OWS you will have in the midwest. There really is no comparison to this large beach with pristine flat racing water. The bike course is flat and fast with some great curves to keep you entertained the whole ride. Both the 5k and 10k runs see very honest mile paces with plenty of flats, and a couple hills throughout. You want freebies, speed, and camaraderie then you better get to the Litchfield Triathlou Sprint, Olympic, and Half Triathlons!
For more information contact RaceMaker Productions LLC at 317-625-2223 or events@racemaker.org
Website: racemaker.org/event/litchfield-triathlou-triathlon

Golden Eagle Intertribal Powwow
Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2017
Friday-Noon-8 PM, Saturday-10 AM-8 PM, Sunday-10AM-8PM. Dancing starts at 1 PM Daily.
Lake Lou Yaeger Picnic Area 4 (4 Marina Lane)
This is a gathering of many Nations to honor and show our respects to all veterans. Everyone is encouraged to come and learn about Native American cultures. There will be storytelling for young and old, children’s dances, treats and gifts, handcrafted vendors, food, auctions, raffles, and much more. Many representatives from different Tribal Nations include: Powhatan, Cherokee, Blackfoot, Cree, Choctaw, Sac/Fox, Pottawatomi, Oneida, Navaho/Dine, Lakota, Cheyenne, Kickapoo, Mohawk, and more.
For more information contact Tina Simpson at 217-851-2206 or tinamsimpson.simpsonair@gmail.com
Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goldeneagleintertribalpowwow/

West Fork Encampment
Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8, 2017
Saturday, October 6: 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday October 7: 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Lake Lou Yaeger, Picnic Area 4 (4 Marina Lane)
Step back in time with this historic reenactment of military and colonial life between 1750 and 1820. Campers, demonstrators, and the public is welcome.
For more information click here or contact the Litchfield Tourism Office 866-733-5833 or tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com

Deep Rock Car Cruise
Saturday, October 7, 2017 rain date Saturday, October 14, 2017
2 PM
Litchfield Route 66 Museum, 334 Historic Old Rt 66 North
Cruise on old Rt. 66 with cars from 1930-1977
For more information contact Paul Stewart at 217-532-5253 or deeprockcruise@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/stewartsdeeprock/

Lake Lou Yaeger Campground Event: End of the Season Dinner & Trick or Treating
Saturday, October 21
Dinner: 6 PM, Door Prizes: 7:30 PM, Trick or Treating: 8 PM
Costume Contest: Adult & Child
Bi-centennial Campground
Camping Reservations Required: 217-324-4771

Route 66 Half Marathon
Tentatively Sunday, October 22, 2017
8:00 AM
Litchfield Skyview Drive In Theatre
RaceMaker Productions is excited to announce the fifth annual Litchfield Half Marathon, 5k, and Mile Dash! If you are looking to race your best half marathon ever, with perfect late fall running conditions, on the fastest course in the midwest-then this is YOUR Race! Our course is closed to all thru traffic, and brings out great volunteers for athlete & course support, we also have tons of fun signage to keep you both informed and entertained throughout your run. Add our awesome SWAG shirts and CUSTOM Die Cast Finisher medals and you have a perfect late season race! Join us this year for a Race Down Memory Lane in Litchfield, Illinois on beautiful Route 66!
For more information contact RaceMaker Productions LLC at 317-625-2223 or events@racemaker.org .
Website: racemaker.org/event/litchfield-route-66-half-marathon/

Harvest Hootenanny
Saturday, October 28
9 AM
Lake Lou Yaeger’s Picnic Area 3 (3 Primitive Lane)
5K run
Hosted by the M & M Multisport Club.
For more information contact race@mmmultisport.com
Website: www.mmmultisport.com

Christmas Parade
Friday, December 1, 2017
6:00 PM
Downtown Litchfield
A lighted parade!
Hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
For more information: 217-324-2533 or info@litchfieldchamber.com
Website: www.litchfieldchamber.com

Photos with Santa
Friday, December 1, 2017
Approximately 7:00 PM, after Christmas Parade
Downtown Litchfield
A visit with Santa, free photo, treat bag and candy for each child!
Hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
For more information: 217-324-2533 or info@litchfieldchamber.com
Website: www.litchfieldchamber.com

Holiday Walk
Friday, December 1, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Downtown Litchfield & throughout the entire Community.
Hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
For more information: 217-324-2533 or info@litchfieldchamber.com
Website: www.litchfieldchamber.com

Train Show
Friday, December 1, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ameriprise Financial Building in Downtown Litchfield
Model Railroad Open House
Hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
For more information: 217-324-2533 or info@litchfieldchamber.com or lonnie.l.bathurst@ampf.com
Website: www.litchfieldchamber.com

Jingle Bell Jog
Saturday, December 2, 2017
8:30 AM start time,  7:30 AM registration
Moose Lodge (221 North Madison)
5K Run/Walk, Registration fee includes hooded sweatshirt!
Hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
For more information: 217-324-2533 or info@litchfieldchamber.com
Website: www.litchfieldchamber.com

Free Christmas Movie
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Noon
Westside Cinema (1305 West Hudson Drive)
Free Christmas Movie!
Hosted by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.
For more information: 217-324-2533 or info@litchfieldchamber.com
Website: www.litchfieldchamber.com  

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