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Upcoming Events and Festivals

For up-to-date information on a day-by-day basis, go to the Tourism Calendar


Vermillion Players Present:
"On the Road Again: Mother Road, That Is"

A musical revue featuring songs from the 60s and 70s. 
All Performances begin at 7:30 PM.  Admission FREE!

 Date Location Time
 Saturday, September 20, 2014 Chautauqua Park Pavilion 7:30 PM

[* = indicates a tentative performance - confirmation 30 days prior to event]

Vermillion Players Summer Season
Live Theatre in the Park

August 7-10 : A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody

Pontiac Cruise Nights
July 19 & August 16, 2014
Pontiac Cruise Nights are some of the best Cruise Nights in Central Illinois.  Visit the Pontiac Cruise Night webpage for additional information.

Pontiac Parks & Recreation's Park Palooza
July 26, 2014
Cardboard Boat Races on the Vermilion - Kid's Games - Entertainment

See Webpage for latest information and schedule.

Threshermen's Reunion
August 28 - September 1, 2014
Step back in time at the Central States Thresherman’s Reunion, held annually over Labor Day weekend. Come see and experience traditional events including rock crushing, threshing, sheep shearing, tractor pulls, and a variety of country music shows. Daily attractions include the General Store, 1900 Country School House, Singer Saw Mill, 1910 Era Blacksmith Shop, 1920 Conoco Gas Station, Craft Show, and Flea Market.
For more information, visit their
website or download the brochure.

GTOAA Regional All Pontiac Cruise and Show
September 20 & 21, 2014

Hosted by the Heart of Illinois GTO Club, the Gateway GTO Club,
and the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and Resource Center. 
Saturday Events:  Private Collections Tour, Museum Tours, Ice Cream Social,
and Live Musical Revue Performance
Sunday Event: All Pontiac Car Show with Expanded Classes

For More Information, visit the Tourism Calendar

20th Annual Threshermen's Bluegrass Festival
September 25, 26, & 27, 2014
A weekend full of great music and good people. 
Come join us!  Held at Threshermen's Park, north of Pontiac on Illinois Route 23. 
View or print the Festival Flyer

Christmas Light Up Parade
November 28, 2014 @ 6 PM

Join us as we welcome Santa and the Holiday Season with a parade
filled with decorated and lighted floats.

The City of Pontiac is host to car clubs and group tours nearly every weekend of the Spring, Summer, and Fall. The Pontiac Tourism office would be happy to help you organize a visit for your group. We can assist you with parking, guided tours, trolley rides, restaurant reservations, and hotel or B & B accommodations for overnight stays. For groups with over 30 people and who are staying overnight in Pontiac, the tourism office will arrange free, live entertainment in the evening. Contact us for more information.

Pontiac Tourism

115 West Howard Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

Telephone: (815) 844-5847

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