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!
July 2nd: Independence Day Celebration
The Blooze Brothers will be performing live at the Independence Day Celebration on July 2nd. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy this great evening with us at The Oaks at River’s Edge! There will be food from the Elks Lodge, balloon creations by The Unique Twist, bounce houses for the kids, Pontiac’s greatest fireworks show ever and so much more!
September 1-5: Threshermen's Reunion
Step back in time at the Central States Threshermen’s Reunion, held annually over Labor Day weekend at Pontiac, Illinois.
The first show was in 1949 making this the second oldest steam show in the USA.
Our next show will be
September 1-5, 2022
14975 E. 2200 North Road --Pontiac, IL 61764
2022 Features will be:
- International Harvester & Graham Bradley National Show
- Admission to grounds: $10.00/day
- Annual Membership Fee ~ (includes admission to all 5 days): $20.00
- 13 & under free
Make sure you enjoy all the attractions!
- General Store
- 1900 Country School House
- Singer Saw Mill
- 1910 Era Blacksmith Shop
- 1920 Conoco Gas Station
- Consignment Trading Post Sale
- Craft Show
- Flea Market
- Blacksmith Show
- Tractor Drive
September 4: Threshermen's Reunion
Pontiac's biggest parade, the Threshermen's Parade happens on the Sunday of the Threshermen's Reunion. This parade features Tractors of all ages and types, classic cars, local bands, and much more. Don't miss out on this one of a kind event that travels through the beautiful and historic downtown Pontiac.
September 17-18: GTOAA Pontiacs In Pontiac Show
The GTO Association of America hosts their annual GTOAA Show in our beautiful downtown square. This event stretches over two days, concluding on Sunday. The show festivities on Saturday also includes many exciting Pontiac events as well such as our wonderful Pontiac Farmer's Market, our incredible vintage market, the opening of our historic homes for tours, and the culmination of our exciting summer concert series Rockin' At The River. You won't want to miss out on this weekend. It is the perfect time to #PlayInPontiac!