Events in Litchfield, IL

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2018 Event Calendar:

2018 Litchfield Pickers Market
Every second Sunday of the month from April – October (2018 Market Dates: April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14)
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.

2018 Hwy 55 Cruise In
Saturday’s: April 7, May 12, June 9, July 7, August 11, September 8, and October 13
11 AM – 3 PM – 1403 West Ferdon Street, Suite 21
Just for fun cruise in at a 50s style diner/music.  Great food and get together with different events throughout the year.  There will be 50/50 drawings as well as giveaways.
No Registration Fee
For more information please contact 217-324-3455 or kdhwy55@outlook.com or check out the  Facebook page.

Frosty 5K, Mile, & Mini Dash
January 27, 2018
10 AM
Zion Lutheran School: 1301 North State Street
Click Here for more information.

KMOV News Channel 4 Storm Mode Tour
Date subject to change: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Live weather broadcasts at 4PM, 5PM, 6PM with a storm presentation from 6:30PM to 8 PM.
Litchfield High School (1705 North State Street)
The 4Warn Storm Mode Tour is free and open to the public. The show will be fun and educational focused on safety as we head into the spring severe weather season. Meet the 4Warn Storm Team, learn how storms are tracked, why there is severe weather, how to get warnings, and more. There will even be weather trivia with prizes and giveaways
Fee: Free
For more information contact 314-621-4444, comments@kmov.com or check out the website.

All Gardener’s Day
Saturday, March 24
8 AM- Noon
Holy Family Church Parish Center: 211 E. Columbia St. Litchfield
If you are a gardener, this day is for you! Presenters will offer useful and informative tips for your home landscape. This event is sponsored by University of IL Extension Horticulture Program
For more information contact: (217) 532-3941, aholsing@illinois.edu or visit the website.
Registration fee required.

Litchfield Spring Duathlon
March 31, 2018
8 AM
Litchfield High School: 1705 North State Street
2 Mile Run, 12 Mile Bike, 2 Mile Run
For more information check out the website, or contact M&M Multisport club at race@mmmultisport.com, or call 217-851-9056.

Paws Care 8th Annual Trivia Night
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Litchfield Community Center-1100 South State Street
Doors open at 6:00pm and play begins at 7:00pm
In addition to trivia, there will be a silent auction, 50/50, and mini-games between rounds. You may bring your own snacks. Beverages & food will be available for purchase.
$100/table entry fee • Only 32 tables will be sold! Register your team’s table (of up to 8 people) by Sunday, April 1. It’s going to be a fun night for a great cause! 100% of the proceeds will go to PAWS CARE of Montgomery County.
Get your table by clicking here: https://mcpawscaretrivianight.eventbrite.com
For more information please contact pawscare@hotmail.com

Illinois Traction Society 32nd Annual Conference
Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29
Friday, April 27 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, April 28 from 9:30 AM to 9 PM, and Sunday, April 29 optional 11 AM brunch.
Please see the Schedule and registration form for more information.
The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites: 4 Thunderbird Circle and the Litchfield Community Center: 1100 S. State Street
Please view the website for more information about the Illinois Traction Society.
For more information please contact 217-413-6605, dalejenkins@sbcglobal.net, or view the website.

5th Annual Transportation Show
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10 AM – 3 PM
Niehaus Cycle Sales (718 Old Route 66 North)
A show featuring all types of transportation.
For more information please call 217-556-8409 or e-mail streetjohn@yahoo.com or check out the event flyer.

Niehaus Cycle Sales Customer Appreciation Days
Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, 2018
Niehaus Cycle Sales: 718 North Old Route 66
Fun activities – great food and bands all three days. Sunday morning worship service and Blessing of the Bikes. Demo rides on all the New Honda and Yamaha Motorcycles – ATV’s and SXS’s plus you could WIN your choice of a 2018 Honda Gold Wing – 2018 Yamaha Venture or 2018 Pioneer 1000-5 and $2500 in Accessories.
For more information call 217-324-6565 or e-mail brad@niehauscycle.com or  check out the website.

Blue Carpet Corridor: Route 66 Scavenger Hunt
Saturday & Sunday, June 9-10, 2018
During this two day Route 66 scavenger hunt, visitors will stamp their passports in all cities from Auburn to Collinsville, IL. Come stamp your passport at the Ariston Cafe, the oldest continuously operated restaurant on Route 66, and then spend the night at one of our six hotels in Litchfield.
Your passport can be stamped at the Ariston Cafe from 4:00 PM-9:00 PM on Saturday, June 9 and from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 10.
The Ariston Cafe is located at 413 Historic Old Route 66 North.
If you cannot make it to the Ariston Cafe from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 9, you can stop by the Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center (334 Historic Old Route 66 North) for last year’s stamp. The Museum hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.
For more information please contact the Litchfield Tourism Office at 217-324-8147, tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com, or check out Litchfield’s website or the Blue Carpet Corridor Website.

Fit for Life-Heart Healthy 5K
June 23, 2018
8 AM
St. Francis Hospital: 1215 Franciscan Drive
For more information check out the website, or contact M & M Multisport Club at race@mmmultisport.com, or call 217-851-9056.

4th of July Events

5K Freedom Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, June 30, 2018
7:30AM
Lake Lou Yaeger, Picnic Area 3: 3 Primitive Lane
For more information call 866-533-5833, e-mail: tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com, or check out the website.

Fourth of July Boat Regatta
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
2 PM
At the lake in front of  Beach House.
Dress up you and your boat in patriotic attire as you join the Friends of Lake Lou Yaeger (F.O.L.L.Y) for their annual boat parade around the lake.
For more information contact andylfurman@yahoo.com

Independence Day Firework Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Music: TBD
Firework display 9:30 PM
Lake Lou Yaeger: Marina 1: 4313 Beach House Trail
For more information call 866-533-5833 or e-mail: tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com.

Big Dawg Dare: 5K Mud Run/Obstacle Course
Saturday, July 21, 2018
First heat starts at 8AM.
Wolff Farms: 3153 North 15th Avenue
This 5K fun run is filled with mud, mud, and more mud….all while going over obstacles.
For more information contact bigdawgdare@hotmail.com or check out the website.

 GWRRA (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) Summer Rally
Thursday, August 2 through Saturday, August 4th
Please visit www.gwrra-ildistrict.com for the schedule of events and specific times
Held at Niehaus Cycle Sales (718 N Old Route 66)
This is a gathering of Motorcycle riders from Illinois and the surrounding states. Here is a bit of what will be happening at the Rally: Thursday August 2nd – Ice Cream Social – Sunset Ride, Friday August 3rd – Seminars – Demo Rides – Vendors, Saturday August 4th – Demo Rides – Flag Parade and more TBA – Closing Ceremonies
Registration May be Required.
For more information please contact Mary Adams 815-535-8349 or Steve Gottschalk 618-889-4036 or check out the website.

Litchfield City Wide Yard Sale
Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 2018
Times vary by household.
Homeowners in Litchfield are invited to register for the city-wide yard sale.
City Wide yard sale is held at homes throughout Litchfield.  This is a rain or shine event! Individuals interested in participating donate $5 to be placed on the map. This map will be distributed at local businesses throughout Litchfield. The map will contain the location of each sale along with a brief description of the items to be sold and the hours of each individual sale. Deadline to register your sale July 27st, 2018. To register please e-mail litchfieldyardsale@outlook.com. Last year, a donation of almost $200 towards the LCUSD #12 lunch program was made with the registration fees!
Fee: $5 per participating household
For more information please contact: Misty Reed: 217-710-9102 or Tyffani Bradburn 217-652-6621 or e-mail litchfieldyardsale@outlook.com.
Please visit the Facebook page to keep up with the latest information: https://www.facebook.com/litchfieldcommunityyardsale/

Fit For Life-Quadruple 4K
August 4, 2018
8 AM
Lake Lou Yaeger Beach House: 4932 Beach House Trail
For more information check out the website, or contact M & M Multisport Club at race@mmmultisport.com, or call 217-851-9056.

Fit for Life-Life Changing 10 K
August 25, 2018
7 AM
Litchfield High School: 1705 North State Street
For more information check out the website, or contact M & M Multisport Club at race@mmmultisport.com, or call 217-851-9056.

RC Jet Rally
September 7-9, 2018
September 7 and 8 (Friday/Saturday) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday September 9 from 9:00 AM to Noon.
Litchfield Municipal Airport: 1201 U.S. Route 66 South
Remote Control Jet Rally. The Litchfield Airport Authority and Roger Shipley’s Route 66 Jets RC Club are again sponsoring a Remote Control (RC) Jet Rally from Friday September 7 through Sunday September 9. There will be approximately 40 contestants and 60 aircraft from all over the United States. There will be scale models of military jets and high performance sport jets.
Entrance fee is expected to be free to the public pending FAA approval.
For more information please contact: airport@litchfieldil.com, 217-556-4299 or visit the website at www.litchfieldil.com/airport/

Litchfield TriathLou: Triathlon (Half, Olympic, Sprint)
Sunday, September 9, 2018
7:30 AM
Lake Lou Yaeger Beach House: 4932 Beach House Trail
The 9th Annual Litchfield Triathlou is back and ready to help you smash your best performance during the peak season for racing! We are pumped to return the Litchfield Triathlou Half Distance Triathlon this year! In 2017, we added the Half and it was a hit! We are excited to return it for an even bigger and better second running! Now you had better believe you will be getting some EPIC 2018 Official Litchfield Triathlou SWAG! By now there are many of you collecting our famous hoodies as they provide comfort, warmth, and style all in one. All Triathlou athletes will get the Triathlou hoodie! Aside from the hoodie we will hook you up with a very memorable finisher medal, post race lunch, 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, 10k, and Half runs see very honest mile paces with plenty of flats, and a couple hills throughout. You want freebies, speed, and camaraderie-you better get to the 9th Annual Litchfield Triathlou Triathlons!
For more information contact loconnor@racemaker.org or call 317-625-2223 or check out the website.

Party in the Park
September 21-September 22, 2018
Noon-11:00 PM
Downtown Litchfield (use 400 North State Street for GPS)
Carnival, live music, food and exhibitor vendors, pageants, bingo, and more!
Fee varies depending on activity.
For more information please contact the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce at 217-324-2533 or e-mail info@litchfieldchamber.com or visit the website.

Stewart’s Deep Rock Annual Car Cruise
Saturday, October 6, 2018 with the rain date of Saturday, October 13, 2018
2 PM
Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center (334 Historic Old Route 66 North)
Just a fun cruise up Historical Rt. 66. No fee. Prizes for longest distance traveled and many great door prizes.
For more information contact deeprockcruise@gmail.com or use https://www.facebook.com/stewartsdeeprock/

Harvest Hootenanny 5K
October 27, 2018
9 AM
Lake Lou Yaeger: Picnic Area 3 (for GPS use 3 Primitive Drive)
For more information check out the website, or contact M & M Multisport Club at race@mmmultisport.com, or call 217-851-9056.

2018 Christmas Events
Christmas events begin the first weekend of December and continue throughout the month. Please check back soon for a full schedule.

Lighted Christmas Parade
Friday, November 30, 2018
6PM in Downtown Litchfield
Free
For more information contact:  Dawn M. Pezold, Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Director at 217-324-2533, email: info@litchfieldchamber.com or check out the website at www.litchfieldchamber.com.

Holiday Walk
Friday, November 30, 2018
4 PM – 7 PM
Downtown Litchfield (use 400 North State Street for GPS)
Free
For more information contact:  Dawn M. Pezold, Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Director at 217-324-2533, email: info@litchfieldchamber.com or check out the website at www.litchfieldchamber.com.

Photos With Santa
Friday, November 30
6:30 PM
Downtown Litchfield location TBD
1 Free Photograph
For more information contact:  Dawn M. Pezold, Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Director at 217-324-2533, email: info@litchfieldchamber.com or check out the website at www.litchfieldchamber.com.

Jingle Bell Jog 5K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, December 1, 2018
7:30 AM
Litchfield Moose Lodge 221 North Madison St.
Fee: $30
For more information contact:  Dawn M. Pezold, Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Director at 217-324-2533, email: info@litchfieldchamber.com or check out the website at www.litchfieldchamber.com.

Christmas Movie
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Noon
Westside Cinema (1305 West Hudson Drive)
Free
For more information contact:  Dawn M. Pezold, Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Director at 217-324-2533, email: info@litchfieldchamber.com or check out the website at www.litchfieldchamber.com.

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