Festival season is well underway and one of the horizons is Petunia Festival in Dixon, Illinois from June 30 to July 4, 2023.

Now, let's talk location. While you'll find bits and pieces of the festival scattered around the wonderful community of Dixon, the heart of the action takes place on the Riverfront downtown.


The epitome of fun and excitement, the carnival, is set up right across the bridge on Lincoln Statue Drive, right by Dixon High School.

We all know the typical carnival experience can be overwhelming for individuals who prefer a more serene environment. Because of this, organizers have planned something special planned for families wanting to enjoy the carnival but without flickering lights and loud music.

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Dixon Petunia Festival, Inc. via Facebook
Dixon Petunia Festival, Inc. via Facebook


Picture this: strolling through the carnival grounds with your loved ones, taking in the sights and sounds at a more relaxed pace. The flashing lights and booming noises will be toned down, creating a more comfortable environment for everyone.

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This year, Dixon Petunia Festival is hosting "Carnival Quiet Hours" for those children and adults who would benefit from a quieter carnival atmosphere, with minimal lights and sounds for families to enjoy the thrill of the carnival without the sensory overload.

Carnival Quiet Hours will happen on Friday, June 30, from 3-5 pm.

Dixon's Petunia Festival is a four-day festival with food and gifts vendors, a carnival, and more. The event's musical lineup includes Too Much Molly, Trippin Billies, Michael Ray, and Everclear.

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