These stirring presentations share the stories of those who built Nauvoo or emigrated from the British Isles in the 1840s.  With words taken from journals, sermons, and historic records of the period, the pageants weave personal experiences with song and dance to invite all to feel the powerful testimonies of those faithful Christians.  The performances are on an outdoor stage two blocks south of the Historic Nauvoo Visitors' Center.

County Fair Activity opens at 7:00 pm

Pageant Performance at 8:30 pm

Pageant last approximately 90 minutes. 


Tickets Not Required.

You may come to the Pageant seating area at 2:00 pm on the day

of the performance and rope off a section of seats for your group. 

The Pageant staff will provide rope for that purpose.

"Just Plain Anna Amanda"

Young Performing Missionaries perform this short giggle-fest puppet show and musical with a positive message for children and adults alike.


Performance lasts approximately 30 minutes.


Free Tickets Required:

Show tickets are on a first come, first served basis and may be picked up at the Nauvoo Visitors' Center beginning at

9:00 am on the day of the performance.

"Sunset By the Mississippi"

Join us for some old-fashioned, toe-tapping fun in this one-hour variety show performed as the sun sets over the Mississippi River. 


Outdoor Theater east of Visitors' Center

Monday-Saturday, Pre-show 6:30 pm

Performance  at 7:00 pm

Show lasts approximately 50 minutes 

Tickets not required.

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"The Promise"

 Young Performing Missionaries use humor, dance, and song to describe life and its challenges in a growing Nauvoo.   

Performance last approximately 70 minutes.


Free Tickets Required:

Show tickets are on a first come, first served basis and may be picked up at the Nauvoo Visitors' Center beginning at 9:00 am on the day of the performance.


"The Love of the Savior"

Sunday Concerts

Sacred Music and the Spoken Word honoring the Savior Jesus Christ,

presented by the Young Performing Missionary Singers & Orchestra.


Tickets Not Required.

"Trail of Hope"



Seventies Hall located on Parley Street

Every ten minutes, a new group will start, and guests are served on a first come, first served basis.

Walk down Parley Street and hear inspiring stories and journal entries from the early pioneers as they departed Nauvoo and started their journey west. Performed by the Young Performing Missionaries and/or  the Pageant Core \Cast.

"Youth of Zion" 

Vignettes performed on Main Street by the Young Performing Missionaries about courageous Nauvoo Youth, along with fun and inspirational music. Children and adults really enjoy this.

Performance lasts 20 minutes

Tickets Not Required

Join the Pageant Core Cast members and
Young Performing Missionaries as they present vignettes relating to Historic Nauvoo.

Performances last approximately 20 minutes.

Tickets Not Required

Nauvoo Brass Band


The Nauvoo Brass Band has a variety of performances and concerts.  Come enjoy some wonderful melodies including old fashioned band numbers, hymns and familiar songs.

They play a variety of music on Main Street, ranging from patriotic to big band.  They also perform a concert in the Nauvoo Visitors' Center

of sacred hymns and personal testimony.  

Performances last approximately 30 minutes

Tickets Not Required


Enjoy the thrilling sounds of the highlands as Nauvoo’s pipers parade up and down Mulholland Street for the enjoyment of visitors. They also play just prior to the

Nauvoo Pageant and the British Pageant.


Tickets Not Required

Cancelled for 2020

All Sites, Tours, Shows, and Rides in Historic Nauvoo are Free!




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Special Thanks: BG Art - Eric Dowdle (city website)

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