What does Downtown Nokomis have to offer for entertainment?

Enjoy car shows?
Well, you're in luck!  Each year Nokomis plays host to a very unique car show on the last
Saturday in September.  On that day, the Fred B. Johnson Park is the official home of
the International Ford Model A Day.  Ford Model A’s will begin gathering in Downtown
Nokomis about 9:45 am for a local cruise at 10.  At 1 pm, the park will be lined with 1928-
31 Ford Model A’s for visitors near and far to get together, talk about their vehicles, their
hobby and reminisce about these amazing pieces of automotive history and the impact
that they had on the industry.  The Land of Lincoln A's, a Model A car club from Sullivan,
IL will meet for a their monthly meeting hosted by members, Nathan & Dorothy Ruppert
and Jack Michaels. There will be fun games, including Model A “Driver Skills Games”.  
Then, starting at 2:30 pm, the
Gary Moore Trio will perform live 1920 – 30’s era music to
close out the afternoon. Come step back into history and join the fun. Be sure to bring a

How about a Summer Concert Series?
Come join us every other Sunday afternoon in July and August for our annual Downtown
Nokomis Summer Concert Series, held in the beautiful historic Fred B. Johnson/Nokomis
City Park in Downtown Nokomis.  Events feature live entertainment, food, games, crafts
and much more.  Let your eyes take in the beautifully restored historical park with the
stage - the two-story pagoda - as the centerpiece.  Let your ears take in the wonderful
sounds of live music.  This is an event for the entire family, so come on out, unwind and
enjoy Downtown Nokomis!

How about a night out on the town?
You work hard.  You deserve a night out on the town every once in a while.  If you agree
with that statement, then we have several different choices for you.

Bernardini Hotel
116 West Front Street
(217) 563-7500
Pool table, foosball, arcade games, darts, beautifully restored solid oak bar, DJ’s and
live bands performing on certain nights, upper class hang-out

Nokomis Bowl
100 West Front Street
(217) 563-7775
Pool table, modern computer scoring bowling alley, arcade games, full bar and
restaurant, moonlight bowling on Saturday nights

Just One More
124 West Front Street
(217) 563-2900
Pool table, arcade games, darts, large bar, in-house DJ with karaoke, sports bar

Corner Cave
101 West State Street
(217) 563-7444
Pool table, arcade games, darts, jukebox, local gossipers favorite

Emil's Steakhouse & Lounge
100 South Pine Street
(217) 563-7111
Luxurious steakhouse and full bar located inside of a historic downtown building with
original tin ceilings, pool table, arcade games, darts, jukebox

The Depot Pub
590 North 5th Street
(217) 563-2332
Arcade games, several drink specials, large dining area with a delicious menu
Note: grill closed on Sundays

Do you enjoy carnivals?

Come check out our annual celebration in Nokomis Community Memorial Park.  Held
every year on the second weekend in July, you are sure to have a great time at the
Nokomis Homecoming Celebration.  From carnival rides to food to music, there is truly
something for everyone.