Elkhart's April "Celebrate Spring!" Weekends

Rich in history and natural beauty, Elkhart is famous for its unusual landscape - a tree covered hill that rises 777 feet above sea level, surrounded by a horizon of flat Illinois prairie land. Settled in 1855, Lincoln and Lincoln-era political figures populate Elkhart’s history. The picturesque early 1900’s style downtown, two historic cemeteries, and one of only two privately owned arched bridges in the state of Illinois make Elkhart one of a kind.

Experience the quaint Village of Elkhart and historic Elkhart Hill

Elkhart is the perfect destination for a truly magical experience! Just 17 miles from the I-55 Clear Lake Avenue exit in Springfield and 11 miles from the I-55 Woodlawn Road exit in Lincoln, Elkhart is located one mile from I-55 and right off old Route 66, providing convenient access for visitors. Step back, relax and enjoy your time in Elkhart!

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April "Celebrate Spring!" Events

Experience spring in Elkhart, IL during our "Celebrate Spring" events every weekend in April. Join us for a walk on beautiful Elkhart Hill to enjoy the spectacular wildflowers and birds! Step back, relax and have a great weekend of shopping, dining, history, art and exploring in this quaint village!

Some events require reservations. For a complete list of events and informational links, please view/download/print our April Elkhart Event Schedule.

Join us and enjoy events like these:
  • Coffee, homemade rolls and a baked goods sale at the Elkhart Welcome Center
  • Wildflower Nature Walks & Lectures on Elkhart Hill
  • The Elkhart Vintage Market
  • Book signing and lecture: "Cemeterying with Hope" with Holly Labisky
  • Book displays & book sales at the Elkhart Public Library
  • Art gallery open house & art classes
  • Artisan Craft Fair
  • Self-guided tours at St. John the Baptist Chapel
  • Captain Bogardus lectures with Bob McCue
  • Bird Watcher Walks and Lectures
  • Geocaching
  • Dining specials at local restaurants
  • Music Recitals

For a map of Elkhart, please click on this link: http://mapq.st/uYbLT8.

Lodging is available at the local B&B http://oldgillettfarm.org/ or in Lincoln (just 15 miles north of Elkhart). Ask for the Elkhart 20% Discount at Best Western Hotel in Lincoln (click here for website). Also available is a special rate of $74 + tax per night at the Hampton Inn – Lincoln (click here for website).

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