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Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres


  • Fort de Chartres State Historic Site 1350 Illinois 155 Prairie du Rocher, IL, 62277 United States (map)

Each June, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site hosts the largest rendezvous in the Midwest with over a thousand participants, hundreds of encampments, and thousands of visitors joining in on the festivities. Based on the traditional French fur trapper's rendezvous where trappers and traders would meet at a predetermined location to trade furs for necessities, the rendezvous was the highlight of the fur trapper's year and is the highlight of Fort de Chartres's extensive calendar of historical events and activities.

There is a small parking fee.

Earlier Event: May 28
Sprit of Vincennes Rendezvous
Later Event: June 18
Three Forts Day