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 carillonists/carillonneurs. During the past five decades, the Festival has featured carillonists from: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United State
The Festival is presented by the Springfield Park District with the support of The Rees Carillon Society and The Carillon Bells, concerts are held each evening except for Wednesday. 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 carillonist during the performance.
55th International Carillon Festival June 5–10, 2016
Wednesday, no concerts. All concerts start at 6:30 PM.
Fireworks on Friday June 10 at dusk (~9:15 PM.) Fireworks Rain date, Saturday June 11, at dusk.
We anticipate having the players for the festival lined up by December 1, 2015. More information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.