Upcoming Events & Festivals

Pontiac is host to many fun events throughout the year. From car shows to concerts we have something for everyone. Check this page OR our calendar for details on these events!


Join us as we celebrate 80 miles of Route 66 through Illinois on Saturday, May 7, 2022 for the 15th Annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival! Each community will have their own events; here's what's happening in Pontiac:

Swinging Bridges Art Festival: Saturday, May 7

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fine Arts Vendor Show & Interactive Art Tables by GLCAC

10:00-10:45 AM Dave Herzog's Marionettes

11:00-11:30 AM Vermillion Valley Show Chorus

1:00-1:30 PM Vermillion Valley Show Chorus

1:00-2:00 PM GLCAC Young Artist Show and Competition Awards

2:00-4:00 PM She Said So

5:00-7:00 PM The Riker Maneuver

Sunday, May 8 

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fine Arts Vender Show & Interactive Art Tables by GLCAC

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Kid Tent! Plant a succulent with Master Gardeners

12:00-2:00 PM John Kattke

Our giveaway item will be located at the Art Center (209 W. Madison St.)

Museums Open: All four of our museums will be open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Touch a Truck: Get an up close and personal look at a variety of large equipment. Time TBA.