FORT DE CHARTRES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2015
LES COURIERS DE BOIS DE FORT DE CHARTRES MONTHLY MEETING AND SHOOT- 2nd SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Flintlock only muzzle loading shoot by participants in historic clothes.
COLONIAL TRADE FAIRE AND MUSKET AND RIFLE FROLIC – APRIL 10, 11 & 12
This is a JURIED living history event depicting the Illinois Country ca. 1750-1790.
SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER – St. Gen(Holy Family)– APRIL 25&26
KID’S DAY – MAY 2 Sat. Only
Kid’s Day features 18th century games, contests and crafts for children. FREE!
FORT DE CHARTRES 45TH ANNUAL JUNE RENDEZVOUS – JUNE 6 & 7
The two-day Rendezvous, held the first weekend in June, features shooting competitions, military drills, dancing, music, food, and traders of eighteenth-century-style goods. EARLY SET-UP MAY 30.
JULY-OCTOBER 1ST SAT. OF EACH MONTH 10 AM – 4 PM
French Artillery fire the Fort’s cannon and answer questions about 18th century artillery.
FORT DE CHARTRES CANNON SCHOOL – SEPT. 5 & 6
Artillery Re-enactors participate in yearly safety training and demonstrate live cannon firing. Training runs 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and live firing demonstrations are on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
A WORLD WAR II SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS AT FORT DE CHARTRES STATE HISTORIC SITE – OCT. 2, 3 & 4
This will be a large scale event featuring World War 2 era static displays, demonstrations and re-enactments. The event is open to the public all three days, with the main activities being held on Saturday the 3rd.
FORT DE CHARTRES FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ENCAMPMENT- 250th ANNIVERSARY OF FRENCH SURRENDER TO BRITISH 1765– OCT. 10 & 11
1750s historically dressed Native American, soldier, militia, and camp follower re-enactors participate in everyday camp activities. This event runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
FORT DECHARTRES FALL RENDEZVOUS & WOODSWALK – NOV.7&8