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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..  The theme for 2024 Illinois State Fair is not available at this time.

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

Become a Part of the Parade

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 deadline to enter the 2024 parade is July 8th.