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60th Dixon Petunia Festival

July 6 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dixon, IL
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60th Dixon Petunia Festival

July 6 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

In its 60th year

The Dixon Petunia Festival is back, and it’s set to be more vibrant than ever. Bring family and friends to Dixon, IL, from July 3–7 for a delightful mix of community fun, family-friendly activities, and festivities that celebrate the spirit of Dixon.

This annual festival features a wide array of events, including a lively parade, carnival rides, and an impressive lineup of live music performances. Stroll through the charming downtown area, where you’ll find a variety of food vendors offering tasty treats, from classic fair foods to unique local specialties.

The final act: Fireworks!

Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display lighting up the sky on the riverfront, a highlight of the festival that brings the community together in awe and celebration.

With activities for all ages, the Dixon Petunia Festival is the perfect place to create lasting memories with family and friends.

2024 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 3:

  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Crafts with Royalty (Dixon Public Library)
  • 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM: Dixon Dish (Downtown Entertainment/Food Venue)
  • 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Carnival (Lincoln Statue Drive)
  • 5:00 PM: The Skoundrels (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)
  • 6:00 PM: Class Field Trip (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • 8:00 PM: BAJA (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)
  • 9:00 PM: Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • Afterparty: Kirkland (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)

Thursday, July 4:

  • 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Pancakes and Petunias (DHS Cafeteria)
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Brush & Bloom (Old Lee County Courthouse)
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Bingo (Dixon Elks Lodge)
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Reagan Boyhood Home Tours (810 S. Hennepin Ave)
  • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Old Settlers Log Cabin Open (Lincoln Statue Drive)
  • 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Carnival (Lincoln Statue Drive)
  • 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM: Dixon Dish (Downtown Entertainment/Food Venue)
  • 5:00 PM: Half Catholic (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)
  • 6:00 PM: Timothy Morris Band (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • 8:00 PM: Mirabilia (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)
  • 9:00 PM: Funky Monks (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • Afterparty: Trippin Molly (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)

Friday, July 5:

  • 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Pancakes and Petunias (DHS Cafeteria)
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Bingo (Dixon Elks Lodge)
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Reagan Boyhood Home Tours (810 S. Hennepin Ave)
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Cruise-in Style Car Show (John Dixon Park)
  • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Old Settlers Log Cabin Open (Lincoln Statue Drive)
  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Think Pink Craft Show (Loveland Community House)
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Carnival Special Needs Quiet Hours (Lincoln Statue Drive)
  • 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM: Dixon Dish (Downtown Entertainment/Food Venue)
  • 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Carnival (Lincoln Statue Drive)
  • 5:00 PM: Zero to Sex (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)
  • 6:00 PM: Tristan Bushman Band (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • 6:30 PM: Reading of the Declaration of Independence (Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn)
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Dixon Municipal Band Concert (Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn)
  • 8:00 PM: Sheezit (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)
  • 9:00 PM: Ashley Cooke (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • Afterparty: Joe Stamm Band (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)

Saturday, July 6:

  • 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Pancakes and Petunias (DHS Cafeteria)
  • 8:00 AM: Reagan Run (Reagan Home)
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Fishing Derby (North side riverfront)
  • 8:00 AM: Petunia Fest Trilogy Challenge V (Page Park)
  • 8:30 AM: Volleyball Tournament (Plum Hollow Courts)
  • 9:00 AM: Al Morrison All-Star (Page Park Ball Diamonds)
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Nuts About Art (John Dixon Park)
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Bingo (Dixon Elks Lodge)
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Reagan Boyhood Home Tours (810 S. Hennepin Ave)
  • 11:00 AM: Bags Tournament (BeanBlossom Parking Lot)
  • 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Dixon Dish (Downtown Entertainment/Food Venue, Entry Ticket Not Required)
  • 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Carnival (Lincoln Statue Drive)
  • 5:00 PM: Jay Vonn (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)
  • 6:00 PM: Gina Venier (G&M Kone Main Stage)
  • 8:00 PM: Slick Trigger (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)
  • 9:00 PM: Mark Chestnutt (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • Afterparty: CalDean (G&M Stella Reagan Stage)

Sunday, July 7:

  • 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Pancakes and Petunias (DHS Cafeteria)
  • 9:00 AM: Community Worship (Reagan Stage)
  • 1:00 PM: Parade (Peoria Avenue from St. Mary’s Catholic School to Dixon High School)
  • 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Carnival (Lincoln Statue Drive)
  • 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM: Loves Park Ski Broncs Show (Rock River)
  • 6:30 PM: Penny Lane (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • 9:00 PM: 50/50 Drawing (G&M Kona Main Stage)
  • 9:30 PM: Fireworks (Riverfront)

Details

Date:
July 6
Time:
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Series:
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://petuniafestival.org/

Organizer

Petunia Festival
Phone
815-288-PINK (7465)
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Other

County:
Lee County

Venue

Downtown Dixon
E 1st St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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