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

     
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Falconry with Rich Escutia
Now - 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
Now - 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
Bingo! The Winning Musical
Now - Oct. 21, 2018
A musical comedy about a die-hard group of bingo players that won't let anything stand in the way of their weekly game. A terrible storm knocks out the power and they flash back to a similar night 15 years before. In between the number calling, strange rituals, and fierce competition, love blossoms and long lost friend...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center
319 N Plum
Pontiac, IL 61764
8158441187
Fall Colors Weekend
Now - 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
Now - 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
7th International Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Conference
Oct. 22, 2018 - Oct. 23, 2018 , 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Title: 7th International Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Conference Date: October 22-23, 2018 Venue: Rome, Italy Theme: Delving into the advances in COPD research CME Accredited COPD Conference 2018 invites all the participants through the globe to join CME Accredited 7th International Chronic Obstructive P...More Info
Cost: $499 Event Type: Education/History
Rome
47 Churchfield Road, London, W3 6AY United Kingdom, London
London, PA W3 6AY
8000148923
Local WWII Soldiers' Letters to the Editor
Oct. 23, 2018 , 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
The Grundy County Historical Society is delighted to have, Gardner residents Ida Schopp, Linda Tyler and Pat Malinowski, presenting "Local WWII Soldiers' Letters to the Editor." The letters were written to Bert Parkinson at the Gardner Chronicle, by young servicemen 18-20 years old, and are an amazing read. Ida Schopp...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Coal City Library
85 N. Garfield St.
Coal City, IL 60450
815-942-4880
"Trail of Scarecrows" Competition
Now - Oct. 24, 2018
Theme: Heroes and Villains VOTE For Your Favorite Scarecrow from October 1 to 24. Register at www.lemontjuniorwomensclub.org/scarecrow-trail-2018 from August 1 to September 12. Drop off participating scarecrows to the Township September 29 between 10am and Noon. Everyone is invited to participate in voting from Oct...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lemont Township
418 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
Halloween Party at Haunted Trails Joliet
Oct. 26, 2018 , Party starts at 7pm
Join us for a "spirited" good time! Haunted Trails' Spooky Costume Parade includes "Trick or Treat" stations, Raffle, Balloon Drop, Pizza & Pop, Karaoke Stage Games, $10 in Game Play & UNLIMITED Bone Shaker, Monster Hop & Tornado rides for only $11.95/person. Seating is limited. Call 815-722-7800 to reserve....More Info
Cost: $11.95/guest (plus tax) for Halloween Party admission Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
Hocus Pocus at the Lemont Historical Society Museum
Oct. 26, 2018 , 7:00pm
Come see the Old Stone Church magically transform into Salem and watch the Halloween cult classic "Hocus Pocus". The 1993 Disney hit is fun for all ages! Enjoy Hocus Pocus themed treats and even an appearance by everyone's favorite worst witch- Winifred Sanderson! Admittance is $5 for adults and $2 for children. "Let U...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Lemont Historical Society Museum
306 Lemont Street
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
Lemont Park District Movie in the Park - Monsters University
Oct. 26, 2018 , 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a frightful evening outside watching "Monsters University" on the big screen! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and friends for this ghoulishly fun evening! For more information call (630) 257-6787 or visit www.lemontparkdistrict.org....More Info
Event Type: Other
Centennial Park
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
The Brother Brothers
Oct. 26, 2018 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
St. Viator Haunted House - Stairway to Insanity
Now - Oct. 27, 2018 , 7-10pm
St. Viator Haunted House - Stairway to Insanity Join us for some frightful fun on the 2nd floor. Warning: This haunted house is SCARY & intended for mature audience! Friday, October 12th 7-10pm Saturday, October 13th 7-10pm Friday, October 19th 7-10pm Saturday, October 20nd 7-10pm Friday, October 26t...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
St. Viator School
3644 N. Kedvale
Chicago, IL 60641
773-545-2173
Creatures of the Night
Oct. 27, 2018 , 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
SOAR will be on hand with several species of owls native to Illinois. See these birds up-close and personal. Learn about these impressive creatures' adaptations and behaviors. Programs will start at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. and last one hour. Live birds!...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Halloween Hoedown
Oct. 27, 2018 , 1:00 PM?-?4:00 PM
FREE Event. Line-Up at Legion Park for our annual Costume Contest & Parade followed by Trick or Treating at participating downtown stores and all the miniature houses at Safety Village! Halloween jumpie at Budnik Plaza! Haywagon Rides! Take some Frightening Photos with our fun backdrop! Fun Children's Activities! ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Fall/Winter
Historic Downtown Lemont
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
Halloween Hustle 5K Walk/Run
Oct. 27, 2018 , 9:00am
Sponsored by Ladd Community Education & Enrichment Foundation. Race start @ Ladd Grade School. Packet pickup & registration 8:00-8:45am. Trophy to top male & female runner, top male & female in their age group. Must pre-register to receive a t-shirt. All participants 13 & under will receive a completion award. Ra...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Ladd Grade School
232 E Cleveland St.
Ladd, IL 61329
Haunted Halloween Night Hikes and Storytelling
Oct. 27, 2018 , 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the park naturalist as we hike the luminary lit trail to the top of Starved Rock. Hear "haunted" tales of the park and meet "The Pink Lady". Haunted hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Kids crafts 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Storytelling with Bill Myers begins at 7:00 p.m. a...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Once Upon a Crime Multi-Author Event
Oct. 27, 2018 , 11:00am-4:00pm
Join Prairie Fox Books for a Mystery/Thriller Multi-Author event at our new location! We will be hosting 7 best-selling authors, including Denise Swanson, Kristen Lepionka, and Susanna Calkins. Authors will be interacting with readers all day, including author talks, Q&A sessions, and one-on-one conversations as you mi...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Prairie Fox Books
722 La Salle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
Prairie Farmstead Tour- "Preferable by Far to the Timberlands"
Oct. 27, 2018 , 9:30AM
Although we often focus on the transformation of the old Arsenal to restoreded tallgrass prairie, it was actually during the Agricultural Era of Midewin, from 1830 to 1940, when most of the prairie disappeared under the sizzle of the self-scouring steel plow. Accompany us on a short and easy 90 minute walk from the Iro...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Prairie Fox Books Murder Mystery Event
Oct. 27, 2018 , 6:00pm
Prairie Fox Books presents--Crime and Pun-ishment: A 1920's Murder Mystery Dinner. Join us for dinner, dessert, and an interactive murder mystery show. Audience participants will become detectives (and some of them suspects) in this classic Whodunit. Dress up in Roaring 20's/Mob attire if you want to add to the fun! ...More Info
Cost: $50.00 Event Type: Dining
Prairie Fox Books
719 La Salle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
Mule-Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 28, 2018 , 10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Climb aboard a replica 19th century mule-pulled canal boat and ride the route Lincoln traveled! Your guides, dressed as Canal era crew, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois Prairie. Meet our mules, Moe & Larry, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Ch...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Mules, Mansion, Mimosa Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 28, 2018 , 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tours are Friday - Sunday ONLY. Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion. Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear...More Info
Cost: $45.00 Event Type: Education/History
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Bingo! The Winning Musical
Now - Oct. 28, 2018 , Friday and Saturday Evenings, Sunday Matinees
Best friends and Bingo pals Vern, Honey and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the birth of Bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. As the storm knocks out power at the Bingo Hall, Patsy and Honey remind each other of the ominous night fifteen years ago that began in the ...More Info
Cost: $20-$40 Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center
319 N Plum
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Halloween Weekend Spooktacular
Oct. 26, 2018 - Oct. 28, 2018 , Fri. 3- 9 pm, Sat. Noon - 9 pm, Sun. Noon - 7 pm
Spooktacular Specials for 1 or a group. $25 -Rent one lane for 2 hours $10 - 2 games, shoes, nachos & a medium soda ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
Halloween Weekend Spooktacular at Riverfront Lanes
Oct. 26, 2018 - Oct. 28, 2018 , Fri. 3- 9 pm, Sat. Noon - 9 pm, Sun. Noon - 7 pm
Have a frighteningly good time boowling at Riverfront Lanes! Specials: $25 for 1 lane for 2 hours $10 for 2 games of bowling , shoes, nachos & a medium soda. ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Holiday - Fall/Winter
Riverfront Lanes
402 Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2600
Sauk Trail Gun Collectors Gun Show
Oct. 27, 2018 - Oct. 28, 2018 , 8:30am
Sauk Trail Gun Collectors Gun Show at Bureau County Fairgrounds, W Peru St, Princeton. Doors open at 8:30 am. Buy, sell or trade guns and related items. Call 309-689-1934 for info. ...More Info
Event Type: Other
Bureau County Fairgrounds
W Peru Street
Princeton, IL
309-689-1934
Halloween Dance Party
Oct. 28, 2018 , 2:00-3:30 pm
Halloween Dance Party with DJ DreLaurin Children of all ages with adult, no registration Mwahahaha! Wear your costume and bring your friends for a monstrously fun afternoon of music, games, and dancing!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150 N Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
8158463124
Haunted Museum Family Free Day
Oct. 28, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Just the right amount of spooky-not too scary-for your little ones! Get your costumes on and bring the whole family for a special day of activities, giveaways, and Halloween fun! Free to the public....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Lemont Township's Hooowl-A-Ween Event
Oct. 29, 2018 , 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
FREE Event. Costume contest at 2:00 p.m. Trick Contest at 2:30 p.m., rescue groups with pets to adopt, pet product and service vendors, a 50/50 raffle to benefit Lemont Township assisted pet owners with veterinary emergencies and unpayable pet related costs, and a great socializing opportunity for fur covered and non-...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Central Bark Dog Park
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
Michael Gourley, Psychic Medium
Oct. 29, 2018
Enjoy a delicious luncheon on our historic estate and participate in a Group Reading by Psychic Medium Michael Gourley, one of the "Top 10 Chicago Psychics". Michael will explain how he uses his gifts to deliver messages from loved one's in spirit, and will deliver any messages that come through for our guests-there ma...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Marseilles Haunted Pool House
Now - Oct. 30, 2018 , see below in the description
Marseilles Haunted Pool House 555 Commercial Street in Marseilles Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27 from 7pm-10pm Sunday & Monday, October 28 & 29 from 6pm-8pm Admission: Adults = $5 Grades K-12 = $4 Pre K and Under = Free Bring in 2 items for the Marseilles Food Pantry and get $1 off. There will ...More Info
Cost: Adult $5, K-12 $4 and Pre K and under Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
555 Commercial Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
815-795-2414
History Trolley Tours
Now - 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
Now - 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
Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 30, 2018 , 6:30-8:00 pm
Children of all ages with adult, no registration Bring the whole family for a Halloween extravaganza! Come in costume for exciting stories, games, crafts, and snacks that will be taking place throughout the library. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
3395 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8158463124
Young Frankenstein
Oct. 30, 2018 , 7pm
Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fear...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Last Call for Alcohol:The History of Joliet's Breweries
Now - Oct. 31, 2018
Visit the museum to learn more about the rise, fall, and rebirth of Joliet's breweries: from Prohibition to World War 2 and today's renaissance of craft beer. Check website for museum general admission prices and hours....More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Now - 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
Oktoberfest
Now - Oct. 31, 2018
Uptown's Oktoberfest is here. This has been our tradition since we opened the doors in 1985. We offer traditional German and Swiss Oktoberfest menu items, but only while supplies last! The owners are 100% Swiss - so be sure to stop in this week or next and celebrate Oktoberfest!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Trick or Treat for the Lemont Food Pantries
Now - Oct. 31, 2018 , All Day
Fill the paper bags / Fill the pantry shelves! Fill the bag with goodies (much needed items listed below) that will fill the shelves of our Lemont Food Pantries! Drop off donations to the Lemont Township Office (1115 Warner Avenue). Paper Products Canned/Microwave-Ready to eat food Canned Meat (chicken, salmon, ha...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 257-2522, x 13
R.I.P. UNLIMITED Package at Haunted Trails Joliet
Now - Oct. 31, 2018 , Available Mon-Fri after 4pm, Sat. & Sun.
Enjoy 3 hours of UNLIMITED Rides & Attractions PLUS $10 in Game Play for only $23.95/guest (Mon - Thurs. after 4pm) or $28.95 (Fri after 4 pm, Sat.& Sun.). Available Friday, October 5 thru Halloween! See website for details....More Info
Cost: R.I.P. Package: $23.95 (M-Th after 4pm), $28.95 (Fri after 4pm, Sat. & Sun.) Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
Halloween
Oct. 31, 2018
Join us for our Annual Kids Eat Free on Halloween Things to Know: Dine in Only Kids 12 and under Limit 2 kids meals per purchase of an Adult Entrée Must order off Kids Menu Valid for Lunch & Dinner only Not valid with any other offers...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Trick-of-Treat at the Library
Oct. 31, 2018 , 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
It wouldn't be Halloween without a stop at the Library! Popular book characters such as Harry Potter, Mother Goose, Little Red Riding Hood & more will be giving away treats!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lemont Public Library
50 E Wend St.
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
Holiday Open House
Nov. 2, 2018 , 10am-6pm
Kick off your holiday shopping at True North! More than 70 vendors fill their booths with kitschy holiday fun. Shop True North for vintage decorations, handmade gifts, home décor and anything you need to make your holidays memorable. Open 7 days a week!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, IL 60450
815-705-0161
Kimberbell Pumpkin Spice Machine Embroidery Event
Nov. 1, 2018 - Nov. 3, 2018 , One Day Only 9-4
You'll fall head over heels for these 3 darling machine embroidery projects featuring rich autumn flannels and fun products for our Kimberbellishments line. Recreate antique stitches on a crazy patch block on our stay cozy mug, Try beautiful cutwork on our acorn basket liner, and embroider with glitter applique and Myl...More Info
Cost: $99 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Thimbles
940 S. State St.
Lockport, IL 60441
1-815-836-8735
Majestic Kids Turkey Trot
Nov. 3, 2018 , 9:00 AM
Check in starts at 9 AM at the Shrimp Barn. Race begins at 10 AM. Register before October 6th to reserve your shirt and medal. Registration ends on Friday, November 2nd. Majestic Kids is a non-for-profit organization acting as a balloon over a local Royal Family Kids Camp, year long Mentoring Club Program, Teen R...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other
The Shrimp Barn
125 Mondamin
Minooka, IL 60447
815-828-5526
National Bison Day
Nov. 3, 2018 , 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate America's National Mammal - the bison - with us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3- National Bison Day! Meet at the Iron Bridge Trailhead. The Trailhead is located 1.5 miles of the Gemini Giant in Wilmington- on the east side of Hwy 53--- old historic Route 66! A herd of bison was introduced at Midewi...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
National Bison Day 2018
Nov. 3, 2018
Celebrate American's National Mammal with us on National Bison Day! At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie we are working with over 275 different species of native Illinois prairie plants. A herd of conservation bison was introduced as a 20-year experiment in 2015. Volunteers, partners & staff are surveying to see wheth...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Underground History, Architecture & General Sites Tour
Nov. 3, 2018 , 9am-4pm
Join a group of like-minded tourists – and backyard tourists – for a narrated tour like no other! We're departing from the west end of Peru and cruising the scenic back roads over to see the sights and delights in Princeton, IL: -Underground Railroad Stations and related -Grand old 19th & 20th century ho...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Education/History
Peru, IL
PO Box 282
Seneca, IL 61360
8158830232
Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy
Nov. 4, 2018 , 2-3 pm
Children of all ages with adult, registration opens Oct 22 Join us for a ballet-themed storytime including a demonstration and mini-ballet class taught by a professional ballerina: the Sugar Plum Fairy from Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker! Photo opportunity to follow. No ballet e...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150 N Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
8158463124
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
In Remembrance of World War I
Now - Nov. 11, 2018
Honoring the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI and the establishment of Veterans Day, we pay tribute to those Jolietans who served during the first great war. ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
WWII Radio Show - Evening
Nov. 11, 2018 , 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
November 11 Evening Show 5:30pm Check-in Begins 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 ...More Info
Cost: $39 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
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
WWII Radio Show - Matinee
Nov. 12, 2018 - Nov. 14, 2018 , 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
November 12, 13 & 14 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins 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 ...More Info
Cost: $34 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Dinner & A Little History: World War II on the Great Lakes
Nov. 15, 2018 , 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join the Canal Corridor Association for the dinner lecture "World War II on the Great Lakes" at the Gaylord Building on November 15th 2018. Speaker Theodore J. Karamanski, Ph.D, is a professor of history at Loyola University Chicago, where he founded and directs the Public History Program. He is the author of seven...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Dining
Gaylord Building
200 West 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815)220-1848
Fall Craft & Import Beer Tasting
Nov. 15, 2018 , 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A classic event returns: Sample over 40 Craft Beers & Ciders from 12 Brewers from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Learn about Joliet's storied brewery history with a special lecture and exhibit by renowned Joliet Brewery Historian and Collector John E. Bitterman. $20 for Members & $23 for Non-Members. ...More Info
Event Type: Other Ale Trail
Joliet Area Historical Museum : Lower level auditorium
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201x7213
Sparkling Night at the Mansion
Nov. 16, 2018
Enjoy the Mansion is all her holiday splendor! Wander through this 19th century mansion and learn about its history from costumed docents. Enjoy chocolate and refreshments! ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Princeton's Annual Christmas Walk
Nov. 16, 2018 - Nov. 18, 2018
Each year the weekend before Thanksgiving, Princeton's beautiful Main Street is transformed into a magical holiday treasure. All weekend long enjoy Holiday Music, hot chocolate, visit Santa, Horse-drawn carriage rides, old-time trolley rides between the north and south shopping district AND so much shopping!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
Main Street
Princeton, IL
Black Wednesday
Nov. 21, 2018 , 8:30 pm - ???
Join us for an evening of FREE fun with the DJ and Karaoke! ...More Info
Cost: None Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
Nov. 21, 2018 , 7:30pm
Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic '60s soul. Claiming influences as diverse as Otis Redding's classic soul and Jellyfish's cult power pop recordings, Nielsen has thus far released...More Info
Cost: 25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
Nov. 21, 2018 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Thanksgiving
Nov. 22, 2018
Our annual Thanksgiving Buffet ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Thanksgiving Brunch
Nov. 22, 2018 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866
Turkey Day!
Nov. 22, 2018 , 4 pm - 10 pm
Tired of sitting on the couch watching football? Challenge the family to a game of bowling. Winner gets the last piece of pie! Package includes 2 hours of bowling, and up to 5 shoe rentals....More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-2026
Light Up the Holidays
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join the museum and the rest of the downtown area as we celebrate the start of the holiday season! Free admission into the museum along with crafts, entertainment and a special guest appearance by "The Man in the Red"....More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Light up the Holidays Festival & Parade
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving each year. Activities begin downtown as early as 9:30 a.m., and include the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum's auditorium, as well as activities in the Joliet Public Library, Gji's Sweet Shoppe, Jitters Coffeeh...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157746066
Light Up the Holidays Festival and Parade
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10am to 7pm
Presented by the University of St. Francis Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving each year. Activities begin downtown as early as 10:00 a.m., and include the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum's auditorium, as well as activities in the Joliet Publ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet, along Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-6067
Shop Small Saturday
Nov. 24, 2018 , 10am-6pm
Shop small, shop local, shop True North. In a time where online shopping and big box stores dominate, remember to support your local stores and shop small business. Feel good knowing you support 70 local vendors with every purchase made at True North! Thank you for shopping small!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, IL 60450
815-705-0161
Small Business Saturday at Lock 16
Nov. 24, 2018 , 7:00am - 5:00pm
Shop historic downtown LaSalle, including Lock 16 Gift Shop on Small Business Saturday to find all of your holiday needs. Drawings & specials galore. #Shoplocal #SmallbusinessSaturday...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Christmas at the Canal Market
Nov. 24, 2018 - Nov. 25, 2018 , 10-4
In conjunction with the Village of North Utica, we will celebrate Christmas in the Village by having Vendors set up at our indoor/outdoor Canal Market both Saturday and Sunday. Come on down and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping with unique, handmade, homemade, vintage and repurposed wares for sale....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Deals & Delights
Nov. 25, 2018 , 12pm - 5pm
Get your one of a kind Joliet Items just in time for the holidays! Stop by the museum to get special discounts in the museum gift shop. Museum members will receive 20% and non-members will get 10%. New merchandise will be added and gift wrapping will be available!...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
December Deals & Delights
Nov. 25, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Sales! All members get 20% off -general public gets 10%- off everything in the shop! Get your one of a kind Joliet items just in time for the holidays....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
"Remembering Marshall Fields' at Christmas"
Nov. 19, 2018 - Nov. 26, 2018
November 13th, November 19th, November 26th. For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores. This illustrated talk traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - 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
Now - 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
Woods Walk
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , 8-4 p.m.
Get out and get moving! It's the return of "Woods Walk"! Experience 10 of Will County's top-rated trails during their fall splendor. Trail lengths range from 1.5 to 4 miles, and each trail offers its own unique experience. Bring your binoculars, field guides and a camera. Select trails offer photo staging areas, adding...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Sugar Creek Administration Center
17540 W Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-8700
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - 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
WATERPARK RE-OPENING
Nov. 1, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2018
Waterpark Re-Opening in November!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866
Bill Kirchen's Honky Tonk Christmas
Nov. 30, 2018 , 7:30 ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Bill Kirchen's Honky Tonk Christmas
Nov. 30, 2018 , 7:30pm
Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step on any stage, play those trademark licks which drove the seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten nationwide, and elicit instant recognition. Named a "Titan of the Telecaster" by Guitar Player ...More Info
Cost: 30 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 1, 2018 , 8am - 9:00am & 10am-11:00am
Breakfast with Santa is back at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center in Downtown LaSalle! Bring the children for a fun filled Holiday event at Lock 16, they will enjoy breakfast & picking out gifts while meeting Mr. & Mrs. Claus! Reservations required. Call (815)220-1848 or visit www.iandmcanal.org ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Lemont's Annual Hometown Event
Dec. 1, 2018 , 3:00 PM?-?7:00 PM
Kick off the holiday season . . . Shopping, Children's Activities, Tree Lighting, Visits With Santa and More!...More Info
Event Type: Other
Historic Downtown Lemont
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-1550
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
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
Holiday Tree Traditions
Nov. 13, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019 , 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Help the museum "deck the halls" and receive bragging rights and visibility for your business or organization: Our third annual "Holiday Tree Traditions" tree trimming contest returns, and like last year, is free to participate. All museum visitors will be given a ticket to vote for their favorite tree. The winning tre...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201

 


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