Play, Stay & Engage In Pekin.

“Beautiful” is one word to describe our city of 31,427. Known as the Marigold Capital of the World, Pekin has one of the largest park districts in Illinois. From family-friendly attractions to our outstanding sports venues, Pekin is a great home base for playing in and exploring the heart of Illinois. Come explore our trails full of incredible sights. Sit riverside or walk out on the pier for breathtaking views of the Illinois River. Launch a boat off our easy-access ramp and docks. Eat your way through yummy local favorites. And be prepared to make memories that will last beyond the moment.

Exciting Events

Christmas on Court

A quintessential Christmas experience in Downtown Pekin! Christmas on Court will be held Friday, December 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the 300-600 blocks of Court Street. Santa will also be available for photos at the Santa house in front of the Courthouse. Along with Santa, the event will have live entertainment! Businesses in the downtown area will […]

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