In a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration dating back to 1722, the La Guiannee singers will visit houses and Fort de Chartres in the early French town of Prairie du Rocher and sing for the residents. As part of the tradition, the residents provide refreshments for the singers at each stop.
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
presents a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food when the annual Winter Rendezvous returns Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Les Amis du Fort de Chartres is hosting the fundraising event “Friends of the Fort Summer Ball”. Eighteenth century music and dance calling will be provided by a live band. Period dress encouraged but not required. Food is allowed to be brought in but alcohol must be purchased at the bar. This event is open to all. Let’s gather together for some midsummer fun, have a great time while supporting Fort de Chartres.
The boom of cannons, the smell of campfires and a parade of colorful uniforms will transport visitors back to the 1700s on June 3 and 4 at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site’s annual Rendezvous, the largest gathering of its kind anywhere in the Midwest, attracting many thousands to the site during this 2 day special event.
Saturday, June 2, 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday, June 3, 10 AM-5 PM
Kids’ Day features 18th century games, contests and crafts for children. FREE to the general public.