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As you travel through the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear. From fishing clinics to safety courses to unique outdoor events, there is always something special going on here. Check out our calendar of outdoor events and start planning your visit to the great outdoors!

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Rock Star 2017
Now - Feb. 22, 2018
Who will be Starved Rock's ROCK STAR in 2017? Join us on February 16, February 23, March 2 and March 9 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2017 Rock Star. Show starts on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lod...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Winter Wonder Hike
Feb. 22, 2018 , 5-6 p.m.
Experience the calm surroundings of Four Rivers during this naturalist-led hike. Practice using your senses and explore the habitat of many nocturnal creatures. Indoor facilities are accessible. The hike will take place on paved and natural surface trails across uneven terrain. Be prepared to walk up to 1.5 miles, and ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Winter Bird Walk
Feb. 23, 2018 , 10-11 a.m.
This program starts inside with a quick introduction to winter birds. Then, we head outside to explore the winter birds of Isle a la Cache preserve and the Des Plaines River. Binoculars are recommended. No previous birding experience is necessary. Please dress for the weather. Indoor facilities are accessible and outdo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
FREE Nature Discovery Days - Winter Birds
Feb. 24, 2018 , 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Morning Bird Hikes
Feb. 24, 2018 , 8-10 a.m.
Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds. These preserve locations provide a variety of habitats for birds. Plum Creek Nature Center hikes will highlight birds that live in woodlands. This is a great way to learn what to look for when birding in the preserves. Bring your binoculars and favorite bir...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946.2216
Bald Eagle Trolley Tours
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sunday
Monday & Wednesday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am?Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch?2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 28th & 29th)?Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 1030am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 29th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful b...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Don Sala Art Exhibition
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , See below
Don Sala has been a professional photographer for almost 50 years. View an exhibit of his photography on display at the Plum Creek Nature Center Tuesday, January 2-Wednesday, February 28. This award-winning photographer's work captures images of nature and local barns in eastern Will County. Photographs will be avai...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Ongoing
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(815) 727-8700
Bald Eagle Trolley Tours
Now - Feb. 28, 2018
Monday & Wednesday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am?Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch?2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 28th & 29th)?Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 1030am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 29th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful b...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Guided Winter Hike
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Sewing Rocks! Overnight Sewing Retreat
Feb. 26, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2018
Bring your own sewing projects and supplies for this 3 day retreat. You can check in to start your projects at 9:00a.m, with overnight room check in at 3:00p.m. Dinner (included) will be at 5:00p.m, followed by an informal instructional (Optional TBD) Stay up all night sewing, relax in the Great Hall, or turn in ear...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Whiskey Revolution Dinner
Mar. 2, 2018 , 6:00pm-8:00pm
Begin this unique event with a Signature Drink in a specialty glass that is yours to keep. Once you are seated, Carl Ciaccio of Brown Foreman and Jackie Croxdale (Jack Daniels / Woodford Reserve Specialists) and our Executive Chef will give us some insight on why they chose the pairings and how the evening meal was pr...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Maple Syrup Magic
Mar. 3, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
From the earliest times, Native Americans and pioneers of the Midwest made maple syrup from the sweet sap of the sugar maple tree. Learn how it's made, find sugar maple trees on site and try some real maple syrup. History has never been sweeter! While the majority of the program will take place inside, we will be outsi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Super Seeds
Mar. 3, 2018 , 2-3:30 p.m.
Have you ever noticed some seeds fly like helicopters or stick like Velcro? In this program, learn all about seeds, where they come from and how they move. Make a seed bomb to take home and plant. This program will take place indoors in an accessible facility. For ages 5 or older. Registration required by Thursday, Ma...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St.
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886.1467
Owl Prowl Weekend
Mar. 2, 2018 - Mar. 4, 2018
ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6:00 pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8:00 pm. Price is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10&under. Everyone should plan on bringing a flashlight. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
FREE Nature - Maple Sugaring
Mar. 4, 2018 , 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Meet a Beekeeper
Mar. 4, 2018 , 12:30-4 p.m.
No registration required. Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping. Feel free to ask questions and chat with Rusnak and other beekeeping enthusiasts. Rusnak has more than 12 years of beekeeping experience to share. Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply learn more about the world of beekeep...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Dean Martin
Mar. 5, 2018 - Mar. 6, 2018
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime... and you'll love this Tribute to the Stars performance at Starved Rock Lodge. Capturing the spirit of Dean Martin, Peter Oprisko brings the King of Cool back to life, with his renditions of Dino's signature songs, style and sense of humor. Sway to Blue Moon, Baby It's Cold Outside ...More Info
Cost: $34.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Rock Star 2017
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 8, 2018
Who will be Starved Rock's ROCK STAR in 2017? Join us on February 16, February 23, March 2 and March 9 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2017 Rock Star. Show starts on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lod...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Migration Mania!
Mar. 10, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m.
You might choose to take a vacation, but certain animals can't help traveling! Monarch butterflies, sandhill cranes and Canada geese are just a few of these frequent fliers. Discover who else uses Illinois as a summer home, how animals travel thousands of miles without a map, and why they do what they do. There will ev...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Nature Journaling
Mar. 10, 2018 , 1-3:30 p.m.
Bullet journaling is all the rage. This program will introduce you to what bullet journaling is and how it can help you study nature and gain a deeper understanding of phenology, the study of nature with the changes of the seasons. Explore the outdoors and apply bullet journal techniques to our observations. Bring your...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815)722-9470
Woodland and River Bird Hike
Mar. 10, 2018 , 8-10 a.m.
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from a naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through oak hickory forest near the Des Plaines River. The hike begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Meet at the Frederick's Grove Shelter, and be...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
McKinley Woods-Frederick's Grove
27110 S Mckinley Woods Rd
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Chief Walk with the Wind - A Tribute
Mar. 11, 2018 , 4:00 pm
Join us as we honor Chief Walks with the Wind and the Native American history from Starved Rock Lodge's days gone by. Enjoy stories, songs and ceremonies shared by Jerry Savage (the grandson of Sam Sine, who was known by many as "Chief Walks with the Wind"). In last year's tribute, Jerry Savage was named Chief White Wi...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge, Great Hall
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
FREE Nature - Maple Sugaring
Mar. 11, 2018 , 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Simply Patsy Cline
Mar. 12, 2018 - Mar. 13, 2018
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: $34.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Flight Night Progressive Dinner
Now - Mar. 14, 2018 , 5:00pm-10:30pm
August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create an unforgettable event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Check in for the dinner at 4:45pm in the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge and depart on the trolley at 5pm and go to August Hill Winery for wine tastings and appetizers....More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Flight Night Progressive Dinner
Mar. 14, 2018
August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create an unforgettable event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Check in for the dinner at 4:45pm in the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge and depart on the trolley at 5pm and go to August Hill Winery for wine tastings and appetizers....More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Little Explorers
Mar. 14, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Children and their parents or guardians are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program date with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! March's theme is Signs of Spring. A variety of group and free play activities will ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Nature Play Day
Mar. 14, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Children and their parents or guardians 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 activities and more! A variety of group and free play activities will be available. We encourage experiencing a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
St.Patrick's Day Celebration
Mar. 14, 2018 , 10:30am-2:30pm
We welcome you to begin your day with a self-guided tour. The Jacob Henry Mansion is a Historical City, State and National Landmark, boasting over 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present. This Award Winning Mansion, built in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. We bring a bit o...More Info
Cost: $48 Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Morning Bird Hike
Mar. 17, 2018 , 8-10 a.m.
Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds. These preserve locations provide a variety of habitats for birds. The hike will focus on birds that live near lakes and marsh habitat. This is a great way to learn what to look for when birding in the preserves. Bring your binoculars and favorite bird field...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
FREE Nature - Maple Sugaring
Mar. 18, 2018 , 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
The Tenors 3, An Italian Celebration
Mar. 19, 2018 - Mar. 20, 2018
The synergy of Richard Gersten, Oscar Menoyo and Luis Galvez will amaze you as this trio of professionally- trained tenors presents diverse music encompassing Opera, Broadway and the standard Italian favorites infused with a touch of comedy. The Tenors 3 are great performers; they bring class, humor and music to our Lo...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Woodcock Walks
Mar. 24, 2018 , 6:30-8 p.m.
As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field and prepares for his extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety and cover of the forest to attract a mate. Spend the first part...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Woodcock Walks
Mar. 24, 2018 , 6:30-8 p.m.
As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field and prepares for his extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety and cover of the forest to attract a mate. Spend the first part...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve -LaPorte Road Access
10501 W LaPorte Rd
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 946-2216
FREE Nature - Maple Sugaring
Mar. 25, 2018 , 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Euchre Tournament
Mar. 15, 2018 - Mar. 29, 2018 , 6:00pm-10:00pm
Register at 6:00 and play begins at 6:30pm Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place - $200, 2nd place - $100, 3rd - $50. Grand Prize overall winner wins a travel voucher – amount det...More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Nature Camps: Critter Clues Club
Mar. 26, 2018 - Mar. 29, 2018 , 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Become a nature detective as you look for animal clues and signs of spring at Knoch Knolls Park. Use magnifying glasses, play wildlife games and create fun nature crafts. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and water bottle each day....More Info
Cost: $110 for Naperville Residents/$140 for Nonresidents Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Nature Camps: Nature Investigations Team (NIT)
Mar. 26, 2018 - Mar. 29, 2018 , 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Use your investigative skills and scientific equipment to dissect an owl pellet, decipher animal scat and tracks, and delve into the microscopic world of soil. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and water bottle each day....More Info
Cost: $110 for Naperville Residents/$140 for Nonresidents Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Spring Fever Scavenger Hunt
Mar. 27, 2018 - Mar. 29, 2018 , 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Looking for something cool to do outdoors during spring break? Stop in at Four Rivers, pick up your "Spring Fever Scavenger Hunt" page and hit the trails for some fun! To enhance the experience, adults can exchange a valid ID to check out an exploration backpack for use in the preserve. Be sure to dress for the weather...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Enviromental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Chief Walk with the Wind- A Tribute
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018
Join us as we honor Chief Walks with the Wind and the Native American history from Starved Rock Lodge's days gone by. Enjoy stories, songs and ceremonies shared by Jerry Savage (the grandson of Sam Sine, who was known by many as "Chief Walks with the Wind"). This is a free event, open to the public. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Guided Winter Hike
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
History Trolley Tours
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018 , March-Saturday and Sunday
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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Mar. 1, 2018 - Mar. 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
Spring Tea
Apr. 5, 2018
Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and tea has been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend a relaxing afternoon with friends, or make new friends, in the Lock 16 Vintage Room, sipping a variety of tasty teas and sampling delectable tea sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, all made in...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First St.
LaSalle, IL 61301
8152201848
Migratory Bird Hikes
Apr. 7, 2018 , 8 - 10 a.m.
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815)886-1467
Meet a Beekeeper
Apr. 8, 2018 , 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping. Feel free to ask questions and chat with Rusnak and other beekeeping enthusiasts. Rusnak has more than 12 years of beekeeping experience to share. Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply learn more about the world of beekeeping. This program will tak...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Morning Bird Hike
Apr. 8, 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 spring migrants. 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 naturalist...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve
5851 W Pauling Rd
Monee, IL 60449
(708)946-2216
Branson Country Legends-Gordy and Debbie
Apr. 9, 2018 - Apr. 11, 2018
Gordy and Debbie will take you on a musical journey with some of your favorite songs from the past and present, enhanced by a "state of the art" visual experience that you won't forget! You'll enjoy the comedy and humor of Branson's husband and wife duo that will have everybody laughing! $37 Matinee ...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Little Explorers
Apr. 11, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
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. Themes planned for this season are: April: Bird Eggs; and June, Art in Nature. A variety o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815)722-9470
Nature Play Day
Apr. 11, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
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 activities and more. A variety of group and free play activities will be available. We encourage experiencing all...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Morning Bird Hike
Apr. 14, 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 spring migrants. 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 naturalist...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 946-2216
Nature Sensory Hike
Apr. 14, 2018 , 1-2 p.m.
Come get a feel for nature. We will explore the Isle a la Cache preserve through touch, smell, sight and sound. Join us on a hands-on adventure to discover what animals, colors and textures are hiding in the preserve. This program will include sensory activities and a 0.3-mile hike over uneven terrain. Please dress for...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Road Rally 2018
Apr. 14, 2018 , 4:00-8:00 p.m.
32nd Annual Road Rally Looking for adventure? Grab your neighbors and friends to create a team of four to six adults per vehicle. You will get a map and bag of clues; you'll need teamwork, logic and luck to stay on track. Some clues are helpful while others are designed to throw you off course. This exciting and somewh...More Info
Cost: $109 for Naperville Residents/$129 for nonresidents Event Type: Nature
Woodridge Community Center
2600 Center Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
+16308485000
Salamander Safari
Apr. 14, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
The United States has more species of salamanders than any other place in the world. Salamanders are amphibians with smooth moist skin that look similar to lizards. Join us as we compare amphibians with reptiles by meeting a few of our live animal friends. Get down and dirty with these critters by joining naturalists f...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Sands Bird Hike
Apr. 14, 2018 , 8 - 10 a.m.
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them. Learn from an interpretive naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through Kankakee Sands Preserve. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Meet at the Kankakee Sands Shelter, and be sure to...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Kankakee Sands Preserve
Kankakee Sands Preserve is located north of Route 113 and west of West River Road in Custer Township
(815) 722-9470
Worm Bin Workshop
Apr. 15, 2018 , 1-3:30 p.m.
Food scraps and old stuff around the house can make rich compost indoors. Attend a fun, interactive workshop to assemble a worm bin composter. We will supply the starter worms, bedding and building tools. A plastic, 10-gallon rectangular storage container will also be provided. Visit and learn about the new compost tra...More Info
Cost: $3/person Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60410
(708) 946-2216
Dueling Pianos
Apr. 16, 2018 - Apr. 17, 2018
An Experience like no other! Don't miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Our interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing and laughing so hard you'll be doubled over. Matinee $40....More Info
Cost: $40.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Birding at Whalon Lake
Apr. 21, 2018 , 8 - 10 a.m.
Many birds use Whalon Lake to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl and beautiful songbirds. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Participants will hike up to 2 miles on paved paths as well as natural surfaces across uneven terrain. The group will meet ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Whalon Lake
1490 Royce Rd.
Naperville, IL 60565
(815) 886-1467
Migratory Bird Hike
Apr. 21, 2018 , 8 - 10 a.m.
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Fishing for Trash
Apr. 17, 2018 - Apr. 22, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash. Fishing line, as well as other debris, poses serious threats to wildlife when they become entangled in it, or swallow hooks or bits of plastic. Help us keep the preserves clean. To participate, stop by the concessions window, pick up a trash bag and gloves...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Earth Day: Restoration Celebration
Apr. 22, 2018 , 10 a.m. - noon & 1 - 3 p.m.
Bring some friends and do something great for Earth Day! Join the Forest Preserve District in a natural restoration workday at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. Natural areas require a lot of work. Put some gloves on, grab some clippers and let's make room for native plants. All of the necessary safety equipment will be ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beechr, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Motown Review
Apr. 23, 2018 - Apr. 25, 2018
Gregory James, a Milwaukee native, has a soulful and distinct R&B singing style which will mesmerize you as you tap your feet to all the familiar sounds. Gregory performs old school songs like no one other in the tri-state area. He performs songs by Al Green, Wilson Pickette, The Four tops, The Temptations, The Manhat...More Info
Cost: $34.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Apr. 1, 2018 - Apr. 29, 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
Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage
Apr. 28, 2018 - Apr. 29, 2018 , 9:00 am & 1:00 pm
Join the Starved Rock guides as we hike to overlooks and canyons throughout the park enjoying the variety of spring wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls at Starved Rock State Park. Learn about the history and geology of the park. Guided hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. each da...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Mega Hike
Apr. 28, 2018 - Apr. 29, 2018 , 8:30am, 9am, & 9:30am
Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9:00 & 9:30a.m. both days. Expected time for lunch is 1:00, 1:30 & 2:00p.m. Finish times are approximately 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30p.m. You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage
Apr. 1, 2018 - Apr. 30, 2018 , 9:00am & 1:00pm
Join the Starved Rock guides as we hike to overlooks and canyons throughout the park enjoying the variety of spring wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls at Starved Rock State Park. Learn about the history and geology of the park. Guided hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00a.m. & 1:00p.m. each day....More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Spring Migratory Bird Hike
May. 5, 2018 , 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Join the park naturalist as we hike to seek out resident birds and greet our spring migrators. Bring your binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Hike lasts approximately 2 hours. Meet at the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m. Hike lasts 2 hours....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
"Cash, Conway and Brooks-Legends"-Jeff Gordon
May. 7, 2018 - May. 8, 2018
The best of Classic Country with hits from decades long gone. Songs and artists that made you fall in love with country music. This show will highlight hits from Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Garth Brooks as well as other country artists. $37 Matinee ...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
"Rock and Roll Review" Jeff Gordon
May. 9, 2018 - May. 10, 2018
Think back to the golden days of Rock and Roll...poodle skirts, going to the drive in, bopping at the sock hop. It'll be a blast from the past as Jeff performs Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Elvis and many more all time favorites. $37 Matinee...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Bird Buddies for Toddlers
May. 12, 2018 , 10:30 - noon
Join us as we go on fun adventures to learn about birds. This program will involve building a large bird nest inside the museum, reading a story and taking a short hike. Please dress for the weather. This program begins in an accessible building and continues outside along a 0.3-mile mulch trail over uneven terrain. Fo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 226-1467
Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
May. 19, 2018 , 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Nature Foundation of Will County will host its sixth-annual native plant sale. Explore the benefits of planting native species in your lawn or garden with more than 100 species of native perennials, shrubs and trees available for purchase. These beneficial plants will not only beautify your yard, but will help prot...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Sugar Creek Administration Center
17540 W Laraway Rd
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-8700
Fishing for Trash
May. 15, 2018 - May. 20, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash. Fishing line, as well as other debris, poses serious threats to wildlife when they become entangled in it, or swallow hooks or bits of plastic. Help us keep the preserves clean. To participate, stop by the concessions window, pick up a trash bag and gloves...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Frank Sinatra
May. 21, 2018 - May. 22, 2018
Peter Oprisko will delight you with this tribute to the Chairman of the Board! A fresh and unique, ultra-modern salute to Ol'Blue Eyes! This exciting and memorable celebration showcases Sinatra like never before. Enjoy such hits as: New York New York, The Way You Look Tonight, My Way, and many more. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
A Salamander Tale
Mar. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , See below
An interactive exhibition, "A Salamander Tale" provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats. The exhibition includes salamander-shaped furniture displaying text and graphics, a video game guiding a virtual salamander through a river environment, and lifelike dioramas of diffe...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Nature Ongoing
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
+18157278700
A Salamander Tale
Mar. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
An interactive exhibition, "A Salamander Tale" provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats. The exhibition includes salamander-shaped furniture displaying text and graphics, a video game guiding a virtual salamander through a river environment, and lifelike dioramas of diffe...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27060 S. Dutton Rd.
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
A Salamander Tale
Mar. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
An interactive exhibition, "A Salamander Tale" provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats. The exhibition includes salamander-shaped furniture displaying text and graphics, a video game guiding a virtual salamander through a river environment, and lifelike dioramas of diffe...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
History Trolley Tours
Apr. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , Saturdays @ 3pm. Sundays @ 12-1:30, 1:30-3pm & 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
Waterfall & Canyon Tour
Apr. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , Mondays @ 11am .Saturdays @ 9am & 11am
Experience the fun of outdoors adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will plan to visit French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. The tour will also include hot lunch in Elements Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. The 11:00 tour begins with lunch in our di...More Info
Cost: Adults: $32, Children 10 and under $27 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
History Trolley Tours
May. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , Saturdays @ 3:00 pm Sundays @ 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm and 3-4:30 pm
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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
May. 1, 2018 - May. 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
Take a Hike & a Lunch
May. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 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
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
May. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 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
Waterfall & Canyon Tour
May. 1, 2018 - May. 31, 2018 , April & May Mondays @ 11am ?Saturdays @ 9am & 11am
Experience the fun of outdoors adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will plan to visit French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. The tour will also include hot lunch in Elements Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. The 11:00 tour begins with lunch in our di...More Info
Cost: Adults: $32, Children 10 and under $27 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
A Touch of Kenny and a few friends
Jun. 4, 2018 - Jun. 6, 2018
Dave Karl has been entertaining audiences for years! He looks like Kenny, sounds like Kenny, and his natural speaking voice is Kenny! He even appeared as Kenny Rogers in the Motion Picture "Queens of Country" released in 2011. If you are a Kenny Rogers fan this show is for you. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Island Rendezvous
Jun. 9, 2018 , 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rendezvous was a time when fur traders met to celebrate a successful season. Join us as we refresh the 18th century rendezvous and update it for today's families. Celebrate as we connect the past and present with crafts, games and activities. Feel what it's like to pull back a bow and shoot an arrow. Try your han...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815)774-6066
Fishing for Trash
Jun. 5, 2018 - Jun. 10, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash. Fishing line, as well as other debris, poses serious threats to wildlife when they become entangled in it, or swallow hooks or bits of plastic. Help us keep the preserves clean. To participate, stop by the concessions window, pick up a trash bag and gloves...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
"At Last" - Mary Pfeifer
Jun. 11, 2018 - Jun. 12, 2018
Sing along to top female pop, rock and soul hits of the 50's, 60's & 70's and more. From Etta James to Whitney Houston, Mary Pfeifer takes you through the decades with interesting trivia and tunes you'll remember. Mary has often been asked if she sings more than Patsy Cline so, if you loved her as Patsy, it's your ch...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Arts & Nature on the River
Jun. 16, 2018 , 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for our third "Arts & Nature on the River"! This event combines the beauty of nature with a sampling of the creative arts it inspires. Stroll the paved trails around Four Rivers Environmental Education Center while exploring several informal venues and galleries located throughout the preserve. Visitors w...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 727-8700
Father's Appreciation Day
Jun. 17, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Dad, for all your hard work this year, this day is for you! Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day at Monee Reservoir or Plum Creek Nature Center. Should you come ready to fish at Monee Reservoir, mention you are a father and receive one container of bait on the house. Shoreline fishing and sidewalks are...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Father's Appreciation Day
Jun. 17, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Dad, for all your hard work this year, this day is for you! Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day at Monee Reservoir or Plum Creek Nature Center. Plan on visiting Plum Creek Nature Center, you can walk the trails, camp overnight or explore the nature center. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Dinner & Evening Cruise
Jun. 1, 2018 - 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
Jun. 1, 2018 - 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
Jun. 1, 2018 - 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
Jun. 1, 2018 - 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
Jun. 1, 2018 - 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
Jun. 1, 2018 - 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
National Park Service Quilt Exhibition
Jun. 17, 2018 - 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
The Beatles
Jul. 9, 2018 - Jul. 11, 2018 , July 9th, 10th & 11th Matinees
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"), Meet the Beetles recreates the look, sound, and inc...More Info
Cost: $40.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
"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
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
Jul. 1, 2018 - Jul. 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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
The First Course Tour
Jul. 1, 2018 - Jul. 30, 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
"Strolling Down Broadway" with Phil & Amy and Lucie
Aug. 6, 2018 - Aug. 8, 2018 , August 6th, 7th & 8th Matinees?
Phil and Amy a Husband and wife team that are known most notably as featured vocalists with the Franz Benteler Royal Strings Orchestra. The Chicagoland duet duo along with their daughter Lucie, will bring their "Strolling Down Broadway". Songs to be highlighted will be "Phantom of the Opera's" Music of the Night", an...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
Route 66 Street Markets
Jun. 1, 2018 - Aug. 15, 2018 , 4:00-9:00 p.m.
The 2018 Route 66 Street Market in Downtown Joliet is open every Wednesday from 4-9PM between June & August. The 2018 Route 66 Street Market in Downtown Joliet is back and better than ever! Once again our annual market will feature vendors, downtown businesses, community partnerships, live entertainment and featu...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Ongoing
Located along Chicago Street between Van Buren and W. Jefferson Streets
Chicago Street Between Van Buren and West Jefferson St and the Van Buren Plaza
Joliet, IL 60432
(815)774-6066
Nashville Connection-Dave and Daphne
Aug. 13, 2018 - Aug. 15, 2018 , August 13th, 14th & 15th Matinees
Country music at its finest!  Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo perform a high-energy show with Classic Country music roots!!  Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell's lead guitarist.    Daphne was Southern Gospel Music's Female Vocalist of the Year, havin...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Big Day - Bird Hike Challenge
Apr. 3, 2018 - Aug. 17, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Join us for "Arts & Nature on the River." This event combines the beauty of nature with a sampling of the creative arts it inspires. Stroll the paved trails around Four Rivers Environmental Education Center while exploring several informal venues and galleries located throughout the preserve. Visitors will discover num...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Elvis
Aug. 20, 2018 - Aug. 21, 2018 , August 20th & 21st Matinees?
Micheal St. Angel will be at Starved Rock Lodge as "The King of Rock and Roll" takes the stage. You can rock to the hits that made Elvis famous such as Jailhouse Rock, Hounddog, Love Me Tender and many more. Keep the spirit of Rockin and Rollin alive! $34 per person...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
Simply Patsy Cline
Sep. 12, 2018 , Sept 12th 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
Autumn Migratory Bird Hike
Sep. 15, 2018 , 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Join the park naturalist as we hike to seek out resident birds and greet our fall migrators. Bring your binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Hike will leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. Hike lasts 2 hours....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
The Krammers
Sep. 17, 2018 - Sep. 18, 2018
The Kramers are a national and international gospel music family group from the Peoria IL Area. D. Scott Kramer, Rachel West Kramer and Maria Kramer Wolfe are recording artists with Electric Station Records. There will be vocals, guitar, keyboards, ukulele and a mandolin. Classic Gospel and Timeless Hymms. $34 per pe...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
Dinner & Evening Cruise
Jun. 1, 2018 - Sep. 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
Land & Water Cruise
Jun. 1, 2018 - Sep. 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
Visit a Canyon Tour
Jun. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , June- September Mondays & Sundays @ 10am Saturdays @ 10am & 12:30pm
Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park's Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Tour includes: a "Starved ...More Info
Cost: $25 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Visit a Canyon Tour
Jun. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , June- September Mondays & Sundays @ 10am Saturdays @ 10am & 12:30pm
Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park's Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Tour includes: a "Starved ...More Info
Cost: $25 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
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
Dinner & Evening Cruise
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 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
Dinner & Evening Cruise
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 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
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , June-September?Mondays: 1:30pm & 3:00pm Tuesday thru Saturday 3:00 pm?Sunday: 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm a
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
History Trolley Tours
Sep. 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
Land & Water Cruise
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 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
Land & Water Cruise
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 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
Oktoberfest Celebration
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , Food & beer at 12:00p.m. and music from 12:30-2:30p.m
A Celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, and Music. Join the fun! Sample German Food and Beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to German band. Cost: $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/10 tastings/stein. Reservations are required for this event. Please call 815-220-7386. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
The First Course Tour
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 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
Visit a Canyon Tour
Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , June- September Mondays & Sundays @ 10am Saturdays @ 10am & 12:30pm
Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park's Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Tour includes: a "Starved ...More Info
Cost: $25 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Mega Hike
Sep. 29, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , 8:30 am, 9 am & 9:30 am
Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9:00 & 9:30a.m. both days. Expected time for lunch is 1:00, 1:30 & 2:00p.m.. Finish times are approximately 4:30, 5:00 & 5:30p.m. You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken t...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Valley Carvers Woodcarving Expo
Sep. 30, 2018 , 9am-5pm
See over 100 exhibits of woodcarving artists. Outside the Lodge, see chainsaw woodcarving in action. Raffles of woodcarvings and other items, too. Open to the public. Free admission. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust. For more information, contact Bob Wills at (815) 634-4086. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Elvis at the Starved Rock Lodge
Oct. 1, 2018 - Oct. 2, 2018 , October 1st & 2nd Matinees
Micheal St. Angel will be at Starved Rock Lodge as "The King of Rock and Roll" takes the stage. You can rock to the hits that made Elvis famous such as Jailhouse Rock, Hounddog, Love Me Tender and many more. Keep the spirit of Rockin and Rollin alive! ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Burgoo Festival
Oct. 7, 2018 , 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
LaSalle County Historical Society's 45th Annual Burgoo Festival takes place in downtown Utica. Stroll the main streets of Utica for a day of crafts, shopping food and fun. While you are there be sure to try the pioneer stew (Burgoo). ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Hike for a Cure
Oct. 14, 2018 , 9, 9:30, 10, or 10:30 AM
Depart from the Back Door Lounge at Starved Rock Lodge for 4 guided hikes (9, 9:30, 10, or 10:30 AM), or take your own personal hike to the top of Starved Rock in support of a cure for breast cancer. $20 donation includes T-shirt, light breakfast, and HOPE stone to carry on the hike....More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Falconry with Rich Escutia
May. 12, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018 , 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join local falconer Rich Escutia with his pair of Harris Hawks and female Red Tailed Hawk for an up close and personal educational visit with birds of prey - located by the cabin behind the Starved Rock Visitor Center. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Visitors Center
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Oktoberfest Evening Dinners
Oct. 6, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018 , October 6 & 7, 20 & 21 Begins at 5:00 with seating. Food, beer, wine and music from 5:00-7:00p.m.
A Celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German Wine and Beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to German music. Cost: $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. Reservations are required for this event. Please call 815-220-7386. ...More Info
Cost: $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Fall Colors Weekend
Oct. 20, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018 , 10:00 am
Join the Starved Rock guides as we hike to overlooks and canyons to view the spectacular colors of fall. Learn about the history and geology of Starved Rock. Hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Fall Colors Weekend
Oct. 20, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018 , 9:00am & 1:00pm
Join the Starved Rock guides as we hike to overlooks and canyons to view the spectacular colors of fall. Learn about the history and geology of Starved Rock. Hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00am & 1:00 pm....More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Oct. 1, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018 , Monday 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
Oktoberfest Celebration
Oct. 1, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018 , Begins at 11:30a.m. with seating Food & beer at 12:00p.m. and music from 12:30-2:30p.m.
A Celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, and Music. Join the fun! Sample German Food and Beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to German band. Cost: $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/10 tastings/stein. Reservations are required for this event. Please call 815-220-7386....More Info
Cost: $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/10 tastings/stein. Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Oct. 1, 2018 - Oct. 31, 2018 , October Only!!! Mondays @ 11am?Saturdays@ 930am & 11am
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, hot lunch in our rustic Main Dining Room and guided scenic walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take 45 minutes. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited ...More Info
Cost: $30.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Leinenkugel Dinner
Nov. 9, 2018 , 6:00p.m.
This fun evening includes a dinner with all dishes made with Leinenkugel beer. You will also be able to taste the Leinenkugel beer variety. There will also be chances to win great prizes, plus one lucky guest will win a grand prize. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!! Cost: $60.00 per person....More Info
Cost: Cost: $60.00 per person. Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
WWII Radio Show
Nov. 11, 2018 - Nov. 14, 2018 , November 11th Evening, November 12th, 13th & 14th
Featuring favorites such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "In the Mood", and Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree", our costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenact a 1940's radio hour that is perfect for all ages! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during wartime, the group will entertain the "studio...More Info
Cost: Matinees $34, Evening $39 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Apr. 1, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2018 , April-November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-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
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Sep. 1, 2018 - Nov. 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
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Sep. 1, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2018 , 11am-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
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Oct. 1, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2018 , 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
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Nov. 1, 2018 - Nov. 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
Victorian Holiday Luncheon in "The Gathering Room"
Nov. 29, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018 , Nov 29, Nov 30, Dec 5: 11:00am-2:00pm
We welcome you to begin your day with a self-guided tour. The Jacob Henry Mansion is a Historical City, State and National Landmark. This Award Winning Mansion, built in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. You will feel right at home in The Jacob Henry Mansion, which will be dressed and beau...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Broadway and Christmas
Dec. 3, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018 , December 3rd, 4th & 5th?
Celebrate the joy of Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge while listening to the sounds of Broadway and Christmas with Phil and Amy. A husband and wife team that are known most notably as featured vocalists with Franz Benteler Royal Strings Orchestra. This Chicagoland duo will get you into the Christmas spirit wit...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Kenny and Dolly Christmas
Dec. 10, 2018 - Dec. 12, 2018 , December 10th, 11th & 12th
For this first time show we have paired Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs , mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets. There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprin...More Info
Cost: $40 Matinee Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 15, 2018 , 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m.
Join the jolliest man, himself, as well as the Mrs. for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you'll be treated to "Magic by Cory". Also attending will be "Grace" a white tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa's lap to tell him their Christmas...More Info
Cost: Adults $15.50 Children 10 & under $11.95 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Guided Winter Hike
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - 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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - 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
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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Sep. 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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Oct. 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
History Trolley Tours
Nov. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , November & December?Saturday & Sundays: 12pm & 1:30pm
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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Nov. 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
Christmas Trolley Lights Tours
Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , 6:00pm-8:00pm
Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket...More Info
Cost: Adults: $15 Children 10 & under: $10 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Guided Winter Hike
Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00 pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , November & December?Saturday & Sunday: 12pm & 130pm
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
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Dec. 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 v...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
C3 Martial Arts Classes
Now - Jan. 5, 2019 , Saturdays 10 am, 11 am, & 12 pm Thursdays 6pm
C3 is a martial arts self-defense program. We offer Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, and Tai Chi classes. Not only do we teach self-defense, we believe in teaching inner strength, self-discipline, kindness, respect, and responsibility. Sam Murphy is the founder and instructor. He has over 15 years of experience with two s...More Info
Cost: $20.00 per month Event Type: Ongoing
2800 Black Rd. Joliet, IL 60435
2800 Black Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435
8153423538

 


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