The Annual Nauvoo Pageant is a beautiful outdoor theatrical performance put on annually in beautiful Nauvoo, Illinois.

The Pageants for 2021 have been cancelled.

Due to COVID-19, the Pageant will return in July 2022


Learn more about the rich history of Nauvoo through fun family plays, musicals, and various other performances throughout the summer. The dates and times vary, obtain more information at the visitors center upon arrival.

"Just Plain Anna Amanda":   Monday-Saturday (times may vary)

"Sunset on the Mississippi":   Monday-Saturday (times may vary)

"The Promise":   Monday-Saturday (times may vary)

"The Love of the Savior" Sunday Concerts:   Sundays (times may vary)

"Trail of Hope":   Monday, Wednesday & Friday (times may vary)

"Youth of Zion":   Monday-Saturday (times may vary)

"Go Ye Into All the World":   Tuesday-Saturday (times may vary)

"Nauvoo Brass Band Concerts":   Monday-Saturday (times may vary)

"Bagpipers":   Tuesday-Saturday (times may vary)


The remarkable legacy of early the Latter-day Saints who settled Nauvoo, Illinois is recounted through music, acting and a stage full of dancing. The Nauvoo Pageant season brings historical vignettes in Old Nauvoo and the 1840s Frontier Country Fair as a fun and exciting part of the pageant's pre-show activities.

Nauvoo Pageant Dates 2022:  July 5  thru July 30 (excluding Sundays and Mondays)

The Nauvoo Pageant season will feature two amazing musical productions:

The 2022 Nauvoo Pageant:  is presented on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays - telling the story of early Latter-day Saint Church members who first settled the City of Nauvoo in 1839. It's full of music, singing, funny moments and a few tear jerkers.  You'll love the entire performance of this amazing pageant of history.

The 2022 British Pageant, “Truth Will Prevail,” will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays, and tells the history of early Saints in the British Isles. With delightful music and acting that will touch your heart and put a smile on your face, you'll learn the true stories of some very amazing families that made the hard sacrifice to come to America and follow their faith.

Both the Nauvoo Pageant & the British pageants are based on actual journals and historic records from the 1800s.  You experience both traditional period music and dancing as well as amazing original music. Thousands visit Nauvoo each year to enjoy both performances.  While in Nauvoo your family can also take free wagon rides around the old Nauvoo historic town - experience period blacksmith and tin shops - visit the old Times & Seasons newspaper press or take you whole family to the Family living center for pioneer games and crafts: ALL FREE.