Annual Festivals & Events
There's so much to see and do in Darlington. Here is just a glimpse at some of our annual events.
City Wide Garage Sale April 28th and 29th
Fiesta Latina ~ Cinco De Mayo May 6th, 2023
Saturday Morning Farmers Market 8 am-Noon @ the Festival Grounds next to Casey's May-Oct.
Memorial Day Parade (May)
Darlington Canoe Festival June 9th-11th, 2023
Murph Classic (June)
Cruisin for a Cause Car Show June 17th, 2023
Relay for Life (June)
Lafayette County Fair July 12-16, 2023
Tunes at Twilight Sundays (June - July)
Pecatonica Valley Antique Days 2nd weekend in September
Darlington Chamber Main Street Annual Golf Outing Sept 8th
Fall in Love with Darlington & Fall Night Market September 20th
Witches, Warlocks & Wine Walk (October)
Holiday Festivities and Santa 1st Saturday in December
The festival kicks off at 11 am at the festival grounds on Main Street. We start off the day with children games, soccer and basketball tournaments. Food vendors offer authentic Latin and American Cuisine. Music and demonstrations of salsa making and salsa dancing are featured. A Mariachi Band will perform in the afternoon and the evening is reserved for dancing accompanied by an authentic Hispanic Orchestra. Fun for the whole family!
Memorial Day Parade
Hosted Annually on Memorial Day
Main Street, Darlington, 9:00 AM
This meaningful tribute to our Nation's Veterans includes a short parade, memorial service, releasing of white doves, music, and more. Hosted by the Bates-O'Brien-Howe-Wiegel-Roelli American Legion Post.
Knights of Columbus' Murph Classic
Tunes at Twilight
Darlington Chamber Main Street Golf Outing
September 8, 2023
Second annual golf outing hosted at the Darlington Country Club
Save the date for fun, golfing, and friendship.
Pecatonica Valley Antique Days
Hosted the first weekend annually after Labor Day
Two days of flea markets, antique tractors, and machinery displays.
Lafayette County Fairgrounds; Louisa Street; Darlington
Night & Day at the Museum
September 15-17, 2023
Hosted at the Lafayette County Historical Society
Fall in Love with Darlington &
Fall Night Market
September 20, 2023
Food, vendors, entertainment, and more from 4:30 pm-8:30 pm
Downtown on West Ann Street.
Christmas Weekend and Lighted Laps/Living Windows
Hosted the first Saturday annually in December
Kick off Saturday night with Living Windows at participating merchants. Then enjoy our Lighted Laps & Parade on Main Street. End your evening with a drive through Riverside Reflections' outdoor lighted display, and a visit from Santa!! Christmas carols, hot chocolate, bonfires. Fun for the whole family!