Les Amis du Fort de Chartres will be recognizing the 300th anniversary of historic Fort de Chartres and 50 years of the Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres this year during the fort’s 51st Annual Rendezvous, originally scheduled for June 5 – 6, now rescheduled to be held Sept. 11 – 12.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Les Amis du Fort de Chartres announced the postponement of the much-anticipated Fort de Chartres Annual Rendezvous to the September dates. Although the postponement may be a disappointment, an event of this size and importance requires months of planning and volunteer effort. It has been decided by the Fort de Chartres Rendezvous Committee and Les Amis du Fort de Chartres to postpone this event to fit the potential easing of the site’s current COVID restrictions.
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site’s Annual Rendezvous is the largest gathering of its kind anywhere in the Midwest. The event attracts many thousands to the site during this two-day special event. This annual event is presented by Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres and sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres. The Annual Fort de Chartres Rendezvous is made possible through the dedication of the fort’s many volunteers and support organizations and through donations by businesses and individuals in our surrounding communities. All Fort de Chartres event funds raised thus far will be used to plan and present fort site events in 2021, once the state of Illinois enters Phase 5 status.
For more information, please see this week’s print edition.