The International Carillon Festival, first held in 1962, is lauded as one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events. The Festival has earned an unsurpassed tradition of presenting the world’s finest carillonneurs. During the past five decades, the Festival has featured carillonneurs from: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.
Presented by the Springfield Park District with the support of The Rees Carillon Society and The Carillon Bells, concerts are held each evening. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner as well as lawn chairs and blankets. There is large video screen are the base of the Carillon which allows the audience to view the playing keyboard and carillonneur during the performance.
54rd International Carillon Festival June 3–7, 2015
Free concerts nightly at 7:00 PM and 7:45 PM.