Twilight Parade

Each year, the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade marches proudly through Springfield, announcing the ten day annual showcase of Illinois Agriculture and unique entertainment. This year, the gates open at 7:00 a.m. with the parade beginning on August 8th at 5:30 p.m.

Admission to the fairgrounds is $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 Seniors and Children ages 12 and under are free on Preview Night. All carnival rides, including those in Adventure Village, will be open by 5:00 p.m. and offered at a discounted price.

Become a Part of the Parade

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There is something for both young and old in the parade – from marchers to riders on horseback and you too can be a part of the fun. The Illinois State Fair is looking for groups who are interested in participating in the parade. The 2019 year's theme is "Building our Future." Participation details and forms are available below. To view these you will need acrobat reader installed on your machine. Right click on the appropriate link to save the document to your computer. ​

2019 Parade Rules

2019 Parade Application