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As you travel through the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere! Consider this is your personal invitation to hometown celebrations, wine and corn festivals, one-of-a-kind music and theater festivals, historic reenactments, world-class sporting events, concerts and outdoor exploration weekends. Don't miss signature events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Festival, Starved Rock's Flock to the Rock and NASCAR. Whether you are searching for low-key entertainment or high octane adventure, search the Calendar of Events to find exactly your speed.

     
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Zombie Apocalypse Survival for Teens
Jun. 19, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Join an experienced naturalist who will teach you what you need to know to prepare yourself for any disaster, whether it's a natural catastrophe or a zombie apocalypse. With our hands-on program, teens will learn and practice skills like primitive fire-starting, safe water collection, shelter building, emergency signal...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Discovery Isle
Jun. 20, 2018 , 1 - 3 p.m.
Starting June 13, join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history. We'll do some nature myth busting, use natural items for 3-D art and create a nature activity book. The possibilities and fun are as great as your ability to discover. Depending o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 22, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. The program kicks off in June and continues through August. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's hard...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Prairie Bluff Preserve
20205 W. Renwick Rd.
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 727-8700
Spot's Clubhouse Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 22, 2018 , 10- a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sniff, see, hear, feel, discover! Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills. Visit Plum Creek Nature Center this summer and explore the forest on a self-guided adventure with a fun scavenger hunt card as your guide. We will run each scavenger hunt all week long, with a new hunt each Friday. A selected ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Bike & Brake for History
Jun. 23, 2018 , 9 - 11:30 a.m.
The Illinois & Michigan Canal is our backdrop for this fun and fascinating ride. We'll share the origins of the waterway and its impact to Will County, and visit a former hot spot of industry. Our starting point is the plaza outside Lockport's Gaylord Building. The ride is approximately 4 miles one way along crushed li...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Gaylord Building, Lockport
200 W 8th Stree
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 886-1467
Free Safe Boating Classes
Jun. 23, 2018 , 9:00 am-5:00 pm
This summer, don't miss your chance to take a free Illinois Safe Boating class at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock & Dam. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers will be holding free safe boating classes throughout the summer. Classes will be offered on April 28, May 19, June 23, July 14, and August 18...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam
950 N. 27th Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 667-4054
Historical Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 23, 2018 , 7:00pm
Learn about history as you wander through downtown Ottawa matching photos to local landmarks. It's a fun way to spend a lovely summer evening!...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Education/History
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Kayak Kollege (Beginner)
Jun. 23, 2018 , 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m.
This instructional workshop, led by the United States Canoe Association (USCA) certified instructors, introduces beginners to the sport of kayaking. Basic paddling instruction and safety is covered on shore, and then participants head to the water and try out new skills. Topics covered include safety equipment, weather...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jun. 23, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery
23202 W. Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Taste of Joliet
Jun. 22, 2018 - Jun. 24, 2018
Be a part of the fun in 2018! With 25 food vendors, carnival, kids zone, and headline entertainment, the Taste of Joliet is the highlight of the summer. We set a new attendance record in 2017 and we're working hard to make 2018 even bigger!...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals Dining
ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St,
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 741-7275
Canal Market
Jun. 24, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Independence Day
Jun. 26, 2018 , 7pm
In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourt...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Independence Day (Movie)
Jun. 26, 2018 , 7:00 PM
A part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series $5 at the door | All seats are General Admission Rated PG-13 | 2 hours and 33 minutes In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary eve...More Info
Cost: $5.00 at the door. General admission. Event Type: Other
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Discovery Isle
Jun. 27, 2018 , 1 - 3 p.m.
Starting June 13, join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history. We'll do some nature myth busting, use natural items for 3-D art and create a nature activity book. The possibilities and fun are as great as your ability to discover. Depending o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Race Fan Rally
Jun. 27, 2018 , 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Race Fan Rally 2016 will be held on June 27th from 5 to 10pm in Historic Downtown Joliet! Each year, members of the Will County Center for Economic Development and the Joliet City Center Partnership host a 1 day fest on the streets of downtown Joliet to kick off the NASCAR race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Located along Chicago Street between Cass and Jefferson Streets
N Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157746066
ARCA Racing Series Chicagoland 150
Jun. 28, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Summer Market
Jun. 28, 2018 , 11:30am - 5:30pm
Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel is hosting a Summer Vendor Market on June 28th from 11:30am - 5:30pm in our indoor Event Center. We have a variety of vendors that are ready to showcase their businesses! Food, Treats, Handmade Gifts, Jewelry, Children's books, Bows and more! The Event is free to attend! ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping
Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel
151 N. Joliet Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2301
LEGO Gone Wild
Jun. 29, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Let your kid's imagination run wild! The Forest Preserve is pairing your child's favorite pastime activity, LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites, explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it's time to get building. We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars...More Info
Cost: $3/person Event Type: Nature
Hadley Valley Preserve
18304 S. Gougar Rd.
Joliet, IL 60432
(708)946-2216
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chicagoland 225
Jun. 29, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Paddle the Preserves (Intermediate)
Jun. 29, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m.
Get out for a relaxing paddle and discover local bodies of water. We provide all of the necessary equipment required for you to explore our natural areas and practice your kayaking skills. Previous kayaking experience is required to attend this program. The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail fro...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 722-9470
Righteous Hillbillies Concert
Jun. 29, 2018 , 7:30 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Rock the Woods
Jun. 29, 2018 , 6-9 p.m.
Nothing says summer more than the pairing of food and live music; enjoy a night out with family and friends as the Forest Preserve hosts a concert featuring popular local country band Billy Croft & The 5-Alarm, and some of the most popular food trucks in the Chicagoland area. So grab your favorite lawn chair, claim a s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
27060 S. Dutton Rd.
Beecher , IL 60401
(815) 727-8700
Spot's Clubhouse Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 29, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sniff, see, hear, feel, discover! Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills. Visit Plum Creek Nature Center this summer and explore the forest on a self-guided adventure with a fun scavenger hunt card as your guide. We will run each scavenger hunt all week long, with a new hunt each Friday. A selected ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Dinner & Evening Cruise
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , June-September Mondays & Thursdays 5:00-8:00 pm
Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the Belle of the Rock for a leisurely, scenic cruise on the picturesque Illinois River. After the cruise, the trolley returns you to the Lodge where you will enjoy dinner from our special dinner menu served with dessert. For more information or to call, please call 815-220-738...More Info
Cost: $40.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , Mondays: 1:30pm & 3:00pm Tuesday thru Saturday 3:00 pm?Sunday: 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm and 3-4:30pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. ...More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Land & Water Cruise
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , June-September Wednesdays & Fridays @ 11am
Tour includes a historic trolley ride, hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge and a leisurely 1-hour river cruise on the Belle of the Rock an authentic paddle wheel boat. For more information or to book, please call 815-220-7386 ...More Info
Cost: $41 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , 11:00am-2:30pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
Now - Jun. 30, 2018
Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and getting to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more.  Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock.  Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers.  The Amazing Race is f...More Info
Cost: $50.00 per couple Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Canal Market
Jun. 30, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Fun Family Paddle
Jun. 30, 2018 , 4-6 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled day out on the water with your family. Play games and tour the reservoir. Certified naturalists will provide all necessary equipment including life jackets and paddles. Both canoes and kayaks will be available. Upon registering, please let us know your preference. Participants must be age 12 or older...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Kayak Kollege (Beginner)
Jun. 30, 2018 , 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m.
This instructional workshop, led by the United States Canoe Association (USCA) certified instructors, introduces beginners to the sport of kayaking. Basic paddling instruction and safety is covered on shore, and then participants head to the water and try out new skills. Topics covered include safety equipment, weather...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447
815.722.9470
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jun. 30, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery
23202 W Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Midnight Madness
Jun. 30, 2018 , 7 p.m.- midnight
No anglers, you're not dreaming. We are keeping the gates open until midnight for a nighttime fishing opportunity. Fish activity is often greater at night when our finned friends become more active in cooler waters. Let the kids stay up late and bring the family out to enjoy fishing under the stars. The parking lot is ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708)534-8499
Moonlight Paddle
Jun. 30, 2018 , 7-10 p.m.
Tour the reservoir with a certified naturalist in a canoe or kayak, and watch the sun fade. Once back on shore, enjoy a s'more around the fire. All necessary equipment is provided including life jacket and paddle. Upon registering, please let us know your watercraft preference. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that ca...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
NASCAR XFINITY Series Chicagoland 300
Jun. 30, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Murals & Mulestones
Jun. 27, 2018 - Jul. 1, 2018 , Time varies
This 4 day mural painting festival will kick off on June 27, 2018. The festival will feature the Walldogs and local artists painting 16 historical murals throughout our downtown. The Walldogs" is an internationally renowned organization of sign and mural artists. Every year, the Walldogs organize a festival where hundr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Festivals Other
Downtown Streator, varies
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Canal Market
Jul. 1, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Living History Demonstration
Jul. 1, 2018 , Noon - 3 p.m.
Experience history up close and personal. On these Sundays you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group of re-enactors presenting a sample of the 18th-century fur trading life. In July, there is a special theme focusing on bir...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chicagoland 400
Jul. 1, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
National Park Service Quilt Exhibition
Now - Jul. 3, 2018 , TBD
Plum Creek Nature Center -27064 S Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401 Four Rivers Environmental Education Center -25055 W Walnut Ln Channahon, Illinois Isle a la Cache Museum -501 E. Romeo Road Romeoville, IL 60446 Sugar Creek Administration Center -17540 W Laraway Rd Joliet, Illinois In celebration of the Na...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Nature Ongoing
Will County Forest Preserve Sites
See Below
Channahon, IL 60410
+18157278700
Canal Market
Jul. 6, 2018 , 5:00p-9:00p
Come enjoy our Friday night Market! We will feature vendors selling handmade, homemade, antiques, and artisan items. Live music will be played throughout the night, and food and beverage will be available for purchase....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Food Truck Friday
Jul. 6, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's hard to beat the view. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site wit...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Hammel Woods
23601 Black Rd.
Shorewood, IL 60404
(815) 727-8700
Boating Safety & Inspections
Jul. 7, 2018 , 9 a.m. - 1
Visit with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and get a free boat safety inspection that ensures you are compliant with IDNR safety regulations. After the inspection, you will receive a 2018 decal to put on your boat signifying that you have successfully passed inspection by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. You can also pick up ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Whalon Lake
1490 Royce Rd.
Naperville, IL 60565
(815) 727-8700
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jul. 7, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Paddle Whalon Lake (Intermediate)
Jul. 7, 2018 , Various Times
Explore Whalon Lake by kayak! This preserve boasts a variety of habitats and wildlife to see from the water. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Whalon Lake Preserve
1490 Royce Rd.
Naperville, IL 60565
(815) 886- 1467
Canal Market
Jul. 8, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Meet a Composter
Jul. 8, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
See composting in action at Plum Creek Nature Center! Stop by and dig in to the composting possibilities that can happen in your very own backyard. An experienced composter will be stationed at Plum Creek Nature Center's compost exhibit to demonstrate different composting techniques that include tumblers, bins, vermico...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Meet the Beetles
Jul. 9, 2018 - Jul. 11, 2018 , 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
July 9, 10 & 11 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Meet the Beetles is a loving tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo. Each band member is a skilled musician as well as a talented actor/impersonator, paying tribute to his character. Performing the early Beatle hits such as "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Help,...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Discovery Isle
Jul. 11, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities that focus on natural or cultural history. In July, we'll explore the wonderful world of water, a bounty of birds, and the high-energy sport of lacrosse. August sessions will focus on ladybugs, frogs and turtles, native American containers, a.k.a. makuks, an...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Little Explorers
Jul. 11, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Free! Ages 3-5 (accompanied by an adult). Registration required two days before each program: 815.722.9470. Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Nature Play Day
Jul. 11, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Join us monthly for nature-themed programs geared toward 3-5 year olds. Hands-on activities may include a hike, story, games, music, art and more. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. We encourage experiencing all types of weather, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Indoor facilities are accessible. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708)946-2216
The First Course Tour
Jul. 11, 2018 , Wednesdays at 6:00p.m.
Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name, or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check in and your own appetizer sampler plate with a beverage of your choice (specia...More Info
Cost: $30 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Beginner Tropical Bonsai Workshop
Jul. 12, 2018 , 6-8 p.m.
Bonsai are admired by many for their ability to represent larger trees in nature that one can hold in their hand. Tropical bonsai, also called indoor bonsai, are often chosen to allow the owner to enjoy their tree inside during the colder months. In this workshop participants will learn the basics of design, styling an...More Info
Cost: $75/person Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Cruise In
Jul. 12, 2018 , 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Join us for a car show and music! All customs, classics, rods and bikes are welcome. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Ongoing
Nelly's Restaurant on Route 66
140 Bridge St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-9590
Food Truck Friday
Jul. 13, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's hard to beat the view. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site wit...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve
20733 S. Schoolhouse Rd.
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 727-8700
Front Country
Jul. 13, 2018 , 7:30 ...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Great Moments In Vinyl Concert
Jul. 13, 2018 , 7:30 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
LEGO Gone Wild
Jul. 13, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Let your kid's imagination run wild! The Forest Preserve is pairing your child's favorite pastime activity, LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites, explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it's time to get building. We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars...More Info
Cost: $3/person Event Type: Nature
Messenger Woods Nature Preserve
13800 W. Bruce Rd.
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 946.2216
28th Annual Heritage Fest
Jul. 14, 2018 , 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Historic Downtown Lemont | Food, music & great family fun! ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Village of Lemont
418 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439
630-243-2700
Birding by Boat (Intermediate)
Jul. 14, 2018 , 9-10:30 a.m.
Enjoy flat water kayaking through the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery as we listen and look for birds. Travel with naturalists experienced with boating and birding. Glide through this natural wonder and take a quest to learn about our feathered friends. Previous kayaking experience is required. The launch area i...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S. Youngs Rd.
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 722-9470
Burndown at Sundown
Jul. 14, 2018
Gear up for Route 66 Raceway's Most Explosive Event! Over FIVE HUNDRED race cars, 250-mph dragsters and funny cars, jets cars and wheelstanders on the track. Off the track, we heat it all up, too! Outside the grandstands, the pits are open to the public, where you can see all the cars up-close and personal. I...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Free Safe Boating Classes
Jul. 14, 2018 , 9:00 am-5:00 pm
This summer, don't miss your chance to take a free Illinois Safe Boating class at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock & Dam. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers will be holding free safe boating classes throughout the summer. Classes will be offered on April 28, May 19, June 23, July 14, and August 18...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam
950 N. 27th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 667-4054
Kayak Kollege (Beginner)
Jul. 14, 2018 , Noon - 2:30 p.m.
This workshop, led by U.S. Canoe Association/American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking on flat water. Specific instruction and safety topics are covered on shore. Paddle strokes are demonstrated and the variety of kayak types is discussed. Wet exits are demonstra...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534.8499
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jul. 14, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Photo Paddle (Intermediate)
Jul. 14, 2018 , 8-11 a.m.
Grab your camera, hop into a canoe or kayak, and experience photography with a new perspective. View new landscapes, see birds stalking prey or flying by, paddle up close to the lotus flowers, and more! Naturalists will guide you along Monee Reservoir to find picture-perfect moments. All cameras are welcome. Re-sealabl...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
Jul. 14, 2018 , 9 a.m. - noon
Visit with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and get a free boat safety inspection that ensures you are compliant with IDNR safety regulations. After the inspection, you will receive a 2018 decal to put on your boat signifying that you have successfully passed inspection by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. You can also pick up ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S. Youngs Rd.
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 727-8700
Canal Market
Jul. 15, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Pop-Up Naturalist Series
Jul. 15, 2018 , Noon - 2 p.m.
Head's up ... there's a naturalist in the neighborhood. Each month a Forest Preserve naturalist will be at a local forest preserve to offer hands-on activities and programs. Programs are designed for families with young children to be engaged, inspired and delighted by nature. Pop-in to enjoy some free nature programmi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Preserve - Turtle Lake Access
23113 W. Lockport St.
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 727-8700
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
Jul. 15, 2018
Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and getting to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more.  Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock.  Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers.  The Amazing Race is f...More Info
Cost: $50.00 per couple Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Discovery Isle
Jul. 18, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities that focus on natural or cultural history. In July, we'll explore the wonderful world of water, a bounty of birds, and the high-energy sport of lacrosse. August sessions will focus on ladybugs, frogs and turtles, native American containers, a.k.a. makuks, an...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Seinfeld Live!
Jul. 18, 2018 , 7:00 PM
Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre and JS Touring announced that America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will return to the Rialto Square Theatre stage on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 8th at 10:00AM. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny abilit...More Info
Cost: $67.50 to $150.00 Event Type: Other
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Food Truck Friday
Jul. 20, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's hard to beat the view. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site wit...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Whalon Lake Preserve
1490 Royce Rd.
Naperville, IL 60565
(815) 727-8700
Nature Painting Outdoors for Adults
Jul. 20, 2018 , 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Make room on your wall for your very own masterpiece! Enjoy this adults-only program using nature as our muse. We will paint "en plein air," which is French for painting outdoors. First, we will begin by learning about Monee Reservoir's nature feature to gain an appreciation of our subject before painting. This progr...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 946-2216
Peek Into La Salle
Jul. 20, 2018 , 5pm-9pm
Sip on wine while visiting the downtown businesses. Special shopping hours and promos. Local artists will be showing and selling their work in participating businesses. Attendees carry passports and can win prizes for filling up their passport throughout the night. In partnership with NCI ArtWorks. ...More Info
Cost: $20 presale, $25 night of Event Type: Shopping Wine Tasting
654 First Street
PO Box 182
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-228-9368
Liberty Arts Festival
Jul. 19, 2018 - Jul. 21, 2018 , 9:00am - 8:30pm
Join us for the Art Walk and Handmade Market, Creator's Village Children's Activities, Sip N Shop Cocktail Tasting and much more!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
111 Washington Street
105 E Main Street, Suite 201
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Mardi Gras in July
Jul. 20, 2018 - Jul. 21, 2018 , 4-9 pm both days
live music by Cajun band- Creole Stomp,beer garden,beads for everyone & giveaways of all kinds...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Other
Cajun Connection
897 E. US Highway 6
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-9855
Busy Beaver Craft Club
Jul. 21, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for "Busy Beavers Craft Club." Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home. In July, create a foil fish craft. In August, design a snail craft. And in September, decorate a classic fall colors bookmark. This program is offered ind...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Dragonflies and Ice Cream
Jul. 21, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
A warm sunny day at Monee Reservoir can be a good time to find dragonflies. These aerial acrobats cruise around the ponds and marsh areas most of the summer. Take a guided hike to look for and learn about dragonflies common to our area. Find out why they get the nickname "Mosquito Hawk," learn other cool dragonfly fact...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Fight in America's 2018 Who's Who Boxing Event
Jul. 21, 2018 , 6-9PM
Joseph Awinongya & Sam Colonna Promotions Presents Fight in America's 2018 Who's Who Boxing Event Sponsored by Hawk Chevrolet of Joliet Performers include Jesse White Tumblers, Bredia Santoro, DJ SAAB & NHBW Boy Dance Crew. Don't miss out! See the list of honorary guests: Jesse White JB Pritzker Roger C C...More Info
Cost: $10-$20 Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
3000 Jefferson St
2701 Black Rd
joliet, IL 60435
8156610247
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jul. 21, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Morning Bird Hikes
Jul. 21, 2018 , 8 -10 a.m.
Whether you are just beginning or are an experienced birder, you will want to join along in these hikes as we search the preserves for summer residents. We start with a quick presentation on what species we can expect to find in our area at this time of year, and then head out on the trail to find them with a naturalis...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee , IL 60449
(815) 727-8700
Riverview Farmstead Open House
Jul. 21, 2018 , 9-10:30 a.m.
Riverview Farmstead is a historical island in modern suburbia. Join us to examine the inside of the 19th- century buildings and explore the grounds of the preserve. Discover three generations of the Clow family, who were prominent settlers in Wheatland Township. An interpreter will share stories of life at that time, a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Riverview Farmstead Preserve
5220 Book Rd.
Naperville, IL 60564
(815) 866-1467
Upcycled Mosaic Workshop
Jul. 21, 2018 , 9:30-11:30 a,n,
Have a stack of old CDs or DVDs lying around? Don't throw them out, bring them to this workshop and learn how to turn them into a beautiful mosaic. The shiny side of a CD or DVD reflects the light, creating a lovely shimmering rainbow effect! There will be several projects from which to choose, and no experience is nec...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Canal Market
Jul. 22, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Morning Bird Hike
Jul. 22, 2018 , 8-10 a.m.
Whether you are just beginning or are an experienced birder, you will want to join along in these hikes as we search the preserves for summer residents. We start with a quick presentation on what species we can expect to find in our area at this time of year, and then head out on the trail to find them with a naturalis...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Messenger Marsh
16321 S. Bell Rd.
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(815) 727-8700
"Simply Patsy Cline"
Jul. 23, 2018 , July 23rd Matinee
Since 2010, Mary Pfeifer has delivered the sounds of the late great Patsy Cline in her "Simply Patsy" tribute. Mary has performed throughout Illinois and neighboring states, and was recently an invited guest to perform Patsy songs onstage in Nashville, TN. From Patsy's first recordings in 1955 to her last in 1963, sh...More Info
Cost: $34 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Paddle & Campfire
Jul. 24, 2018 , 6-9 p.m.
Let certified instructors help you get out on the water this summer to enjoy the outdoors in a canoe or kayak! We may play some games or take a tour, whatever the group is up for! Afterwards we'll head back to shore and roast some hot dogs and s'mores by a fire. This is a recreational, non-instructional program. All eq...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(815) 534-8499
The Sandlot
Jul. 24, 2018 , 7pm
When Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence....More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Discovery Isle
Jul. 25, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities that focus on natural or cultural history. In July, we'll explore the wonderful world of water, a bounty of birds, and the high-energy sport of lacrosse. August sessions will focus on ladybugs, frogs and turtles, native American containers, a.k.a. makuks, an...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
The First Course Tour
Jul. 25, 2018 , Wednesdays at 6:00p.m.
Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name, or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check in and your own appetizer sampler plate with a beverage of your choice (specia...More Info
Cost: $30 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Food Truck Friday
Jul. 27, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's hard to beat the view. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site wit...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Prairie Bluff Preserve
20205 W. Renwick Rd.
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 727-8700
Kayak Kollege (Beginner)
Jul. 27, 2018 , 5-7:30 p.m.
This workshop, led by U.S. Canoe Association/American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking on flat water. Specific instruction and safety topics are covered on shore. Paddle strokes are demonstrated and the variety of kayak types is discussed. Wet exits are demonstra...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 722-9470
LEGO Gone Wild
Jul. 27, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Let your kid's imagination run wild! The Forest Preserve is pairing your child's favorite pastime activity, LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites, explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it's time to get building. We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars...More Info
Cost: $3/person Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 946-2216
LEGO Gone Wild
Jul. 27, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Let your kid's imagination run wild! The Forest Preserve is pairing your child's favorite pastime activity, LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites, explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it's time to get building. We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars...More Info
Cost: $3/person Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708)946-2216
Paddle Lake Chaminwood (Intermediate)
Jul. 27, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Get out for a relaxing paddle on beautiful Lake Chaminwood. We provide all necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. P...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 722-9470
Paddle Lake Chaminwood (Intermediate)
Jul. 27, 2018 , 3-4:30 p.m.
Get out for a relaxing paddle on beautiful Lake Chaminwood. We provide all necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. P...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 722-9470
Beginning Birding
Jul. 28, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Have you always wanted to know about birds and birdwatching but did not know where to start? Join a naturalist for this program to find out the basics of birdwatching. Learn some basic techniques to help you find birds and identify what you find using field guides, binoculars and a spotting scope. The varied habitat at...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville,, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Campfire Jam Night with Eric Lambert
Jul. 28, 2018 , 7-9 p.m.
Music listeners, pickers and just plain "singalongers"! Come and jam around a sparkling campfire in the woods with renowned guitarist, Eric Lambert. Bring your instrument or just come to listen, sing along and roast marshmallows. Rock, blues, country and bluegrass in three- or four-chord format will be played. Lambert ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Dueling Pianos
Jul. 28, 2018 , 6:30-9:30P
Dueling Pianos featuring Felix and Fingers at Campbell Park Gazebo, Free Admission, Concession and Beer available for a fee. Go to WWW. CoalCity-IL.gov/community-events/...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Village of Coal City
515 S. Broadway St.
Coal City, IL 60416
815-634-8608
Fun Family Paddle (Beginner)
Jul. 28, 2018 , 4-6 p.m.
Bring the whole family out this summer for some fun on the water in a canoe or kayak! Create memories, spending quality family time together in nature. Depending upon group comfort level, we can play paddling games or take a tour, whatever the group is up for! This is a recreational, non-instructional program. All equi...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Lake Renwick Nature Preserve
Jul. 28, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Midnight Madness
Jul. 28, 2018 , 7 p.m. - midnight
No anglers, you're not dreaming, we are keeping the gates open until midnight for a nighttime fishing opportunity. Fish activity is often greater at night when cooler waters invite our finned friends to be more active. So let the kids stay up late and bring the family out to enjoy fishing under the stars. The parking l...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Paddle Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Jul. 28, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Paddle around the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bott...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery
23065 S. Youngs Rd.
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 722-9470
Paddle Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Jul. 28, 2018 , Noon-1:30 p.m.
Paddle around the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bott...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preseve
23065 S. Youngs Rd.
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 722-9470
Paddle Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Jul. 28, 2018 , 2-3:30 p.m.
Paddle around the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bott...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S. Youngs Rd.
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 722-9470
Shooting Stars & Spirits Paddle
Jul. 28, 2018 , 7-10 p.m.
Pamper yourself with some well deserved adult time and wish upon a star. Join certified instructors as we paddle the calm reservoir and experience the sun set in the summer sky leading to the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. Bring your favorite adult beverage to enjoy around the fire once nighttime sets in. Canoes and kay...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
NMRA NMCA Superbowl
Jul. 26, 2018 - Jul. 29, 2018 , Times Vary ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Canal Market
Jul. 29, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Discovery Isle
Aug. 1, 2018 , 1-3
Join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities that focus on natural or cultural history. August sessions will focus on ladybugs, frogs and turtles, native American containers, a.k.a. makuks, and monarch butterflies. The possibilities and fun are as great as your ability to discover. Depending on topic a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Ottawa Music in the Park
Jul. 7, 2018 - Aug. 25, 2018 , 6 p.m. (Saturdays except Aug. 4)
Free concerts in downtown's Washington Square Rain or shine (rain location 807 Building) Washington Square is a natural shady amphitheater air conditioned by nature's breezes and surrounded by monumental sentinels. On summer Saturday nights, small-town charm is in tune as the air fills with the sounds of vintage rock...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
City of Ottawa
301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0161
History Trolley Tours
Jul. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , Mondays: 1:30pm & 3:00pm Tuesday thru Saturday 3:00 pm?Sunday: 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm and 3-4:30pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. ...More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Jul. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , April-November Saturday & Sundays 11am-230pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Jul. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
The First Course Tour
Aug. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , Wednesdays at 6:00p.m.
Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name, or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check in and your own appetizer sampler plate with a beverage of your choice (specia...More Info
Cost: $20 per person? Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211

 


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