Lexington Illinois is filled with wonderful activities year round! Festivities begin in April with Lexington's Bridal & Wedding Expo and continue with the Spring Community Wide Garage sales the last weekend in April.  Celebrate with us the first weekend in May with our annual Red Carpet Corridor Event.  During the summer enjoy the revived Annual Homecoming Carnival on Main St. Fall brings the Community Wide Garage sales and the annual Halloween Party. The festival year ends with Lexington's Christmas on the Prairie.  

Follow all of the wonderful events that Lexington has to offer at Lexington IL Events' FB page.

City Tree Program

The City of Lexington’s 50/50 Tree Planting Program is being re-established. This program is to assist in the replacement of trees. It allows the home owner to select the species of tree to be planted, helping to diversify and restore the urban forest with all of its ecological and beautification benefits. Homeowners may purchase a shade tree from the list of tree varieties offered at $75 per tree, with the city paying the remaining cost. Trees will be 2” in caliper.

Applications and payments may be made until noon on April 16, 2021 at the Lexington City Hall. [Payment must be in the form of a check.]

The City will deliver the trees the week of April 19th and will dig the holes; planting will be finished by designated youth organizations. The home owner will assume all subsequent care of the tree.

2021 Spring Tree Application

2021 Spring Trees

2021 Spring Tree Pictures


EAT - Drink - Shop Lexington

Incentive Program T-shirt Request form

Community Wide Garage Sales

Last weekend in April and 3rd weekend in September

Spring Garage Sale Form
Fall Garage Sale Form

Lexington's Rt 66 Red Carpet Corridor

May 1st

The Red Carpet Corridor celebrates and promotes the small towns located along Historic Rt 66 from Joliet to Towanda. 90 miles of festival activities! Lexington's activities will be located on Main Street in downtown Lexington. One day filled with family fun activities, unique vendors, business open house events and delicious food. Come see how our town stands apart.

Red Carpet Corridor FB Event Page
Download a Vendor Registration Form

Homecoming Carnival

2021 - Cancelled

Lexington's Homecoming Carnival is back! Enjoy the return of Lexington's Homecoming Carnival on Main Street, in beautiful downtown Lexington. Rides, Games, Food and Live Music!

Thursday, June 11th 5pm - 9pm
Friday, June 12th 5pm - 10pm
Saturday, June 13th 1pm - 4pm & 6 - 10pm

Homecoming Carnival FB event page

Lexington Farmers' Market

July 6th - August 31st (Every Tuesday)

Discover a bounty of fresh, locally grown produce, fresh flowers, eggs, goat milk soaps and local honey at the Lexington Farmers' Market on Tuesdays beginning July 7th from 4pm - 6pm.  Located at the corner of Main St. & Cedar St.  Interested vendors can contact City Hall to particpate, (309) 365-3331

Vendor Registration Form
Lexington Farmers' Market FB event page

Lexington's Halloween Party

October 31st, 4pm

The City is working with Uncle Vait's to provide a special treat for the Lexington children.  Stop by the City Hall beginning at 4:00pm for a yummy sacked meal to enjoy before trick or treat begins.  Limited supply.

Trick or Treat citywide following from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Halloween FB event page

Lexington's Christmas on the Prairie

December 4th, 9am - 8pm and December 5th 11am-3pm

Experience Christmas on the Prairie in Lexington. Visit our area vendors located in beautiful downtown Lexington from 9-5 on Saturday and also 11-3 on Sunday!  You'll also find a weekend full of activities on historic Main Street.

Christmas on the Prairie FB event page
Download a Vendor Registration Form