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Welcome to Illinois' historic I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Situated between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, the region is an outdoor recreational dream, beginning with miles of trails and waterways stretching from suburban Chicago all the way to Starved Rock State Park. Stay at four star hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, explore Route 66, shop big-names and boutiques, dine on hearty home cooking or haute cuisine, and play at the area's exciting attractions and gaming venues.

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Birds of Midewin: WEBINAR
Jun. 6, 2020 , 8:30AM
What is it? Birds of Midewin When is it? Saturday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. (central) Where is it? https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/r9-midewin-1000/ Who do I contact for more information? call 815-423-6370 or email us. What's it all about? Midewin bird excursion leader Greg DuBois will tell us about the birds that he has se...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
ONLINE
https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/r9-midewin-1000/
815-423-6370
Bring your Own Boat Summer Kickoff Paddle
Jun. 6, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Kick off a lovely summer with an afternoon paddle on the confluence of the DuPage and Des Plaines rivers. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. Previous kayaking experience is required. All participants must wear a personal flotation device and bring a b...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
CANCELED: Four Score and 18 Holes
Jun. 6, 2020
4-Person Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament at Pines Hills Golf Club. Enjoy 18 holes of golf on this classic canyon-style course that is almost 100 years old! Price includes pizza buffet and cash prizes! ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Sports/Recreation
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
CANCELED: FREE Joliet Area Historical Museum Days
Jun. 6, 2020
The Joliet Area Historical Museum hosts key days throughout the year where children and adults are admitted for free. These FREE days are held on days when most schools are closed, weekends and to recognize special holidays. The Museum FREE Days Program offers free admission; self guided tours of the Main & Special Exh...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Ongoing
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
CANCELED: Riverview Farmstead Tour
Jun. 6, 2020 , 5:30PM-7:00PM
Two hundred years ago, prairie grasses dominated northern Will County. Discover three generations of the Clow family and their successful efforts to grow "Riverview" from its first house into a 200-acre commercial farm. A naturalist will share stories of life back then and welcome you inside of the 19th century buildin...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Riverview Farmstead Preserve
5220 Book Road
Naperville, Il 60564
(815) 886-1467
Leslie Goddard as Eleanor Roosevelt
Jun. 6, 2020 , TBD
Historical portrayor Leslie Goddard will be joining us at Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a FREE event, but seating will be limited. So please call and reserve your spot. Time is TBD....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Story Telling
Prairie Fox Books
719 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
Pedal the Prairie: Sugar Creek Preserve
Jun. 6, 2020 , 8:00AM-12:00PM
Join the Forest Preserve staff as we pedal through the beautiful trails of Will County. The "Pedal the Prairie" bike series is designed to build in distance and difficulty. This final ride in our three-ride series is over 28 miles in length to and through Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, beginning and ending at Suga...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Sugar Creek Administration Center
27540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, Il 60433
815-727-8700
Wine on the Hill
Jun. 6, 2020 , 1:00PM-5:00PM
Join us for "Wine on the Hill" on Saturday, June 6, from 1-5 pm, located at our August Hill & ISC winery and vineyard in Peru, Illinois. We can't think of a better way to kick off June as we celebrate our 15-year Anniversary! Tickets Tickets are for reserved parking because we have limited parking at the winery. ...More Info
Cost: $20 per car Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery
Peru, IL
CANCELED: Cavalcade of Planes
Jun. 6, 2020 - Jun. 7, 2020 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Entire airport on display with warbirds on display and flying, Museum displays, new planes, Ford tri-motor rides, JW aviation flight school & rides, helicopter rides food, beer canteen and much more both days. Please get up close to all these planes, but please do not touch. our 20th year in 2020...More Info
Cost: $5 adults/$6 day of; $3 under 13, $0 under 5 Event Type: Education/History
Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport
130 S. Clow International Parkway
Bolingbrook, Il 60490
630-378-0479
Living History Encounter
Jun. 7, 2020 , 12:00PM-3:00PM
Experience local history up close and personal. On these Sundays, you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. This is a drop-in program; come anytime between noon and 3 p.m. Depending on the weather, this program is offered indoors or outside. Isle a la Cache Museum is an a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Little Explorers: Forest Floor
Jun. 10, 2020 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! There will be a variety of group and free play. While activities are designed for ages 3-5...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Bison Project Update
Jun. 11, 2020 , 9:00 AM
Why are there bison at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie? We will hear the latest updates on the “bison experiment.” Host: Kelly Gutknecht, Midewin Range Management Specialist ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/r9-midewin-1000/
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
"Bids for Kids" Trivia Night
Jun. 12, 2020 , 5:30PM-10:00PM
A Trivia Night fundraiser for the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley. Food available for purchase, raffles, silent auctions and more! First, second, and third place prizes awarded. ...More Info
Cost: $100 per table up to 10 members Event Type: Other
Festivities Unlimited, Ottawa, IL
424 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-431-3008
Eyeshine Hike
Jun. 12, 2020 , 8:30PM-9:30PM
What is glowing in the dark? Come out to Isle a la Cache Museum to find out! Discover the basics behind eyeshine – the phenomenon of eyes reflecting light in the night – and whose eyes glow. Then grab a flashlight to hunt for eyeshine. You never know who is looking back at us in the night. Please bring your...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
New Orleans North
Jun. 12, 2020
New Orleans North is an early summer outdoor Mardi Gras-style event. It features bands, beer tents, and Cajun Food. The New Orleans atmosphere is enhanced with Hurricane drinks, a stilt walker, jugglers and other street performers. More details to come!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Joliet, Il 60434
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 13, 2020 - Jun. 14, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Discovery Isle: Soil Study
Jun. 17, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer, starting June 17, for different natural or cultural history activities. This Wednesday, drop in to explore the amazing world under your feet! Dig into the soil to check out all of the earthworms, insects and more. This is a drop-in program; come anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Frogs of Midewin
Jun. 18, 2020 , 9:00 AM
This leap year, learn all you can about frogs! What is the most common frog in the Chicago area? How many frog species live at Midewin? Find out: This webinar program will provide an overview of the frogs of Midewin and how they are involved in restoration (yes, even the frogs!).! Host: Veronica Hinke, Midewin Public A...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/r9-midewin-1000/
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Happy Mornings
Jun. 18, 2020 , 9:00AM-10:30AM
Start the day off right with some self-care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. This program will take place entirely outdoors. There will be a 30-40 minute all-levels yoga session, as well a 30-40 minute hike along our scenic trails. The program will end with time to journal about your experience. Please bring a y...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Morning Bird Hike
Jun. 18, 2020 , 7:00AM-8:30AM
Whether you are just beginning or are an experienced birder, you won't want to miss this early morning bird hike. Join an experienced naturalist in search of summer birds. The varied habitat at Isle a la Cache preserve makes it a great place for bird-watching. The hike will follow the shores of the Des Plaines River. I...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
CANCELED: Food Truck Friday
Jun. 19, 2020 , 5:00PM-7:30PM
"Food Truck Fridays" are back and better than ever for 2020. Have a bite to eat in the most beautiful surroundings Will County has to offer. Enjoy games, music and great views while you devour delicious food from a rotating selection of some of the best food trucks in the Chicagoland area. Forest Preserve staff will be...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Whalon Lake
1480 Royce Road
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 727-8700
Arts & Nature on the River
Jun. 20, 2020 , 11:00AM-3:00PM
Painter Pierre Bonnard once said, "Art will never be able to exist without nature." Nature has been inspiring artists for centuries. Find your inspiration by viewing artists' creations and demonstrations of all sorts. Listen to live music and maybe discover some art forms you've never seen before. Try out your artistic...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Birds of Midewin: WEBINAR
Jun. 20, 2020 , 8:30AM
What is it? Birds of Midewin When is it? Saturday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. (central) Where is it? https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/r9-midewin-1000/ Who do I contact for more information? call 815-423-6370 or email us. What's it all about? Midewin bird excursion leader Greg DuBois will tell us about the birds that he has se...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
ONLINE
https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/r9-midewin-1000/
815-423-6370
Joliet Pride Fest
Jun. 20, 2020 , 12:00PM-5:00PM
Family Friendly, music, food, brew and more!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL
Pollinator Week Kickoff in the Garden
Jun. 20, 2020 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Stop by Isle a la Cache's pollinator garden to gear up for National Pollinator Week – June 22-28! Pollinator Week is a celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. Participate in a pollination challenge, learn fun facts about pollinators and their roles in...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
"Something Rotten!" Musical by the Park
Jun. 19, 2020 - Jun. 21, 2020 , Friday, Saturday 7:00PM | Sunday 2:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $10-$15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
331-725-2841
A Hike for Dad
Jun. 21, 2020 , 9:30AM-11:00AM
Instead of giving dad another tie, gift him your time out on the trails! Witness some of nature's most interesting fathers along the river banks and beyond. We'll hike rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Participants will hike up to 2 miles on paved and uneven natural surface trails. Registration required ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Starved Rock June Sunset Solstice Hike
Jun. 21, 2020 , 8:30PM
Park Interpreter led hike at sunset to St. Louis Canyon from the St. Louis Canyon parking lot. 2 mile roundtrip with several staircases. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park St. Louis Canyon Parking Lot
Route 178
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Discovery Isle: Pond Explorers
Jun. 24, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All of the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at the end of the program. W...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Leafing Through Time Book Club
Jun. 24, 2020 , 6:30PM-8:00PM
Ages 21 or older. Registration required by Tuesday, June 23: 815.886.1467. Join us the fourth Wednesday of the month to discuss an important work of fiction or non-fiction that helps connect us to our natural and cultural history. "Leafing Through Time Book Club" is BYOB (beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages only,...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
CANCELED: 46th Annual Concerts on the Hill
Now - Jun. 25, 2020 , 6:30PM
JUNE CONCERTS ARE CANCELED. HOPING FOR JULY/AUGUST CONCERTS. Please check website for up to date information. Every Thursday June through August, enjoy new acts and many returning favorites. Bring blankets and chairs for hill seating. Concessions are available – grab yourself a Billie hot dog, a cold beer ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Bicentennial Park Bandshell
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Jun. 11, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Pollinators of Midewin
Jun. 25, 2020 , 9:00 AM
This will be an overview of some of the pollinators at Midewin, and their important role in restoration. Host: Veronica Hinke, Midewin Public Affairs Officer & Public Services Team Leader...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/r9-midewin-1000/
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Reels at the Rialto: "Uncle Buck"
Jun. 25, 2020 , 7:00PM
Our June "Reels at the Rialto" movie, "Uncle Buck"! As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his youn...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL
815-726-7171
CANCELED: Food Truck Friday
Jun. 26, 2020 , 5:00PM-7:30PM
"Food Truck Fridays" are back and better than ever for 2020. Join the Forest Preserve District and come have a bite to eat in the most beautiful surroundings Will County has to offer. Enjoy games, music and great views while you devour delicious food from a rotating selection of some of the best food trucks in the Chic...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Messenger Marsh Preserve
16321 S. Bell Rd
Homer Glen, Il 60491
(815) 727-8700
Paddle Whalon Lake (Intermediate)
Jun. 26, 2020 , 12:30PM-2:00PM
Whalon Lake boasts a variety of habitats and wildlife to see from a kayak. 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...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Whalon Lake
1480 Royce Road
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 886.1467
Bilingual Hike
Jun. 27, 2020 , 9:00AM-10:30AM
Experience a bilingual guided hike in the woods. Spanish/English field guides and materials will be available to help identify plants and animals along the way. We'll practice both languages along the hike. This hike is intended for both English and Spanish speakers; a Spanish-speaking interpreter will accompany the na...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hammel Woods Preserve - Route 59 Access
554 Brookforest Ave
Shorewood, Il 60404
(815) 722-9470
Paddle Whalon Lake (Intermediate)
Jun. 27, 2020 , 10:00AM-11:30AM or 12:30PM-2:00PM
Whalon Lake boasts a variety of habitats and wildlife to see from a kayak. 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...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Whalon Lake
1480 Royce Road
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 886-1467
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE: Take a Hike and Lunch
Jun. 6, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , 11:00AM Saturday & Sunday
CHECK WEBSITE FOR AVAILABILITY INFORMATION: Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veg...More Info
Cost: $18.00 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
"Something Rotten!" Musical by the Park
Jun. 26, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Friday, Saturday 7:00PM | Sunday 2:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $10-$15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
331-725-2841
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 27, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
CANCELLED Plant by Numbers: Simple Plans, Beautiful Spaces for Pollinators
Now - Jun. 30, 2020 , 10:00AM-4:00PM closed Mondays
If you've ever wanted to put an attractive, pollinator-friendly garden or landscape in your yard, this is the year, and now is the time to get planting! "Plant by Numbers" is an initiative inspired by those fun (and easy) paint-by-numbers activities we enjoyed as kids. Pick up some ideas on how to create a beautiful ga...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
CANCELED: Historic Trolley Tours
Now - Jun. 30, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Please check website for up to date scheduling: Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Independence Celebration & Fireworks Show
Jul. 3, 2020 , 6:00PM-10:00PM
Food and brews, live music and FIREWORKS at 9:30PM...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Spring/Summer
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL
July 4th Holiday Hike
Jul. 4, 2020 , 9:30AM
Starved Rock State Park/Visitor Center. Guided holiday hike at 9:30 a.m. to Starved Rock. The hike will cover 6/10 of a mile, two staircases, and take 45 minutes of time. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Reels at the Rialto: "The Sandlot"
Jul. 16, 2020 , 7:00PM
Our July "Reels at the Rialto" movie, "The Sandlot"! Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing - soon he becomes part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involvin...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL
815-726-7171
FREE Joliet Area Historical Museum Days
Jul. 17, 2020 - Jul. 19, 2020
The Joliet Area Historical Museum hosts key days throughout the year where children and adults are admitted for free. These FREE days are held on days when most schools are closed, weekends and to recognize special holidays. The Museum FREE Days Program offers free admission; self guided tours of the Main & Special Exh...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Ongoing
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Live Hawk Show
Jul. 18, 2020 - Jul. 19, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Take a Hike and Lunch
Jul. 4, 2020 - Jul. 26, 2020 , 11:00AM Saturday & Sunday
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. April-N...More Info
Cost: $18.00 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Live Hawk Show
Jul. 25, 2020 - Jul. 26, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Jul. 2, 2020 - Jul. 30, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
"Concerts on the Hill" Polka Party
Jul. 30, 2020 , 6:30PM
Eddie Korosa Jr., Frank Rossi and the Sounds of Sinatra...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Spring/Summer
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL
CANCELED: Historic Trolley Tours
Jul. 1, 2020 - Jul. 31, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Please check website for up to date scheduling. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Sidewalk Sales at True North
Jul. 31, 2020 , 10:00AM-6:00PM
True North vendors will be set up outside, selling their overstock items at sidewalk sale prices! Plus 70+ vendor spaces inside will be restocked with fresh merchandise. Free family fun!...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, Il 60450
815-705-0161
Harry Potter Birthday Bash!
Aug. 1, 2020
Join us for the 2nd Annual Harry Potter Birthday Bash! Games, raffles, food, a birthday cake and tons of activities! Wear your Potter-themed costumes for the costume contest and don't forget to get a handmade wand (which will, of course, pick you!). More details to come, so make sure to check out their website fo...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Story Telling
Prairie Fox Books
719 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
Sizzling Sidewalk Sales
Aug. 1, 2020 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Join us for a fun filled day of savings as participating Morris Retailers mark down their summer inventory and spill out onto the city sidewalks. Discounts and Deals can also be found inside the stores too....More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Shopping
Morris Retail Association
PO Box 212
Morris, Il 60450
815-325-5593
"Shrek" by JDG
Jul. 31, 2020 - Aug. 2, 2020 , Friday & Saturday 7:30PM | Sunday 2:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $10-$18 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
779-227-5172
46th Annual Concerts on the Hill
Jul. 2, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , 6:30PM
HOPING FOR JULY/AUGUST CONCERTS. Please check website for up to date information. Every Thursday June through August, enjoy new acts and many returning favorites. Bring blankets and chairs for hill seating. Concessions are available – grab yourself a Billie hot dog, a cold beer and stake out your favorite ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Bicentennial Park Bandshell
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
CANCELED: Ottawa Music in the Park
Jun. 27, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, continues in summer 2020, kicking off in late June and continuing on Saturday nights through the end of August. Everybody's welcome! Nine musical acts transform a tranquil Washington Park into a melody-filled amphitheater. The summer's schedule includes some retro roc...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Park
301 W. Madison
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-0161
Historic Trolley Tours
Aug. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Weekly Canal Market
Jun. 7, 2020 - Sep. 27, 2020 , Every Sunday 10-4pm
Join the LaSalle County Historical Society each and every Sunday for our Canal Market (open air market)located on the south banks of the I&M Canal. This market features many vendors selling their handmade, homemade, vintage, homegrown wares every Sunday from June til September 10am-4pm. Vendors change from week to we...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Seasonal Guided Hikes
Jun. 20, 2020 - Nov. 14, 2020 , 9:30AM
Hikes are on Saturdays only at 9:30 a.m. Hike to Starved Rock and Wildcat Canyon-2 mile roundtrip loop. Seasonal Hikes will resume third Saturday of June 2021....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2688 E 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726

 


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