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CANCELLED Spring Garden Afternoon Tea
Apr. 9, 2020 - Apr. 9, 2020 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Why not treat yourself to a relaxing Spring themed Afternoon Tea experience? Located in the Lock 16's Vintage Room you will spend time relaxing with friends, or meet new friends. The afternoon tea menu features a variety of tasty teas, delectable savory tea sandwiches, scones served with Devonshire Cream & Jam, sweet m...More Info
Cost: $24.95 per person (Reservation Required) Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1851
CANCELLED Comedian Carl Giannetto
Apr. 17, 2020 - Apr. 17, 2020 , 8:00PM & 9:30PM
Carl Giannetto started performing stand-up comedy at the age of 14. In highschool he was featured on the nationallly syndicated Bob and Tom radio show. He has worked with many top comics including Bob Zany and Greg Hahn. Carl is sarcastic, he swears alot and is known for sharing alittle more than you really wanted to ...More Info
Cost: No Cover Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
CANCELLED Dave's Traveling Reptile Show
Apr. 19, 2020 - Apr. 19, 2020 , 1:30PM
Limited seating, first come, first served. Doors will close when auditorium is full. Live reptile and amphibian educational show for all ages. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
CANCELLED Spring Tea
Apr. 23, 2020 - Apr. 23, 2020 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Spend the Afternoon with friends in our charming Vintage Room for a Spring Afternoon Tea. This tea features all of the tea classics, homemade scones, Devonshire cream & jam, a full array of tea sandwiches, a variety of sweets, and a selection of tea. Make your reservations now by calling (815)220-1848 ext 1848 Reser...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First St
LaSalle, Il 61301
(815) 220-1848 ext 1848
CANCELLED Independent Bookstore Day
Apr. 25, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! Award-winning authors Denise Swanson, Kristen Lepionka and Cheryl Honigford, live music, Dig Doug's BBQ Truck, raffles, sales, local authors and more!...More Info
Event Type: Story Telling
Prairie Fox Books
719 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
CANCELLED July 4th Holiday Hike
Apr. 25, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , 9:30AM
Starved Rock State Park/Visitor Center. Guided holiday hike at 9:30 a.m. to Starved Rock. The hike will cover 6/10 of a mile, two staircases, and take 45 minutes of time. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
CANCELLED Starved Rock Wildflower Pilgrimage Hikes
Apr. 25, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , 1:30PM
Pre-Registration Event. Please register at www.Eventbrite.com. Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. Guided hikes to various portions of the park to identify and discover spring ephemerals/wildflowers found in spring at the park. There will be a 30 minute indoor photo presentation on spring wildflo...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
CANCELLED Take a Hike and Lunch
Now - Apr. 26, 2020 , 11:00AM Saturday & Sunday
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. April-N...More Info
Cost: $18.00 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
CANCELLED Historic Trolley Tours
Apr. 5, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , 12:00PM & 1:30PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. March & April: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm May: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
CANCELLED I&M Canal Clean Up
Apr. 19, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020
The Canal Corridor Association is coordinating a canal-wide cleanup on Monday, April 22nd to Sunday April 28th. All interested volunteers should contact the Canal Corridor Association at 815-220-1848 or by email at imcnha@iandmcanal.org. The Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail is 62 miles from Joliet to LaSalle and...More Info
Event Type: Nature
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1848
CANCELLED Smooth Hound Smith
Apr. 29, 2020 - Apr. 29, 2020 , 7:30PM
The saga of Smooth Hound Smith begins in Southern California. It winds from there throughcountless club gigs to East Nashville, big-time arena shows opening for The Dixie Chicks andfinally to a third album, on which the seeds planted by experience blossom into a sound unlikethat of any other artist. Dog In A Manger is...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 1st St
LaSalle, Il 61301
CANCELLED Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Now - Apr. 30, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Sherri Rinker Author Signing
May. 9, 2020 - May. 9, 2020 , 11:00AM
Sherri Rinker, author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, and many other NYT Best Selling Books! Reading, Q & A, book signing....More Info
Cost: FREE EVENTT Event Type: Story Telling
Prairie Fox Books
719 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
Marseilles Home Brew Fest
May. 16, 2020 - May. 16, 2020 , 11:00AM-3:00PM
Several area Home Brew groups, including MASH (Marseilles Area Society of Homebrewers). Will be joining us for a Home Brew Event. Tickets 3 for $5.00,for samples, includes admission. Food truck Smokin BB Que, and Marseilles Nursing Service (cooking) Music and Crafters. Apx 30 brews. Sponsored by Marseilles...More Info
Cost: free admit Event Type: Other
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
135 Washington Street
Marseilles, Il 61341
815-795-2414
Live Hawk Show
May. 16, 2020 - May. 17, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Marseilles Spring Rummage Sales
May. 16, 2020 - May. 17, 2020 , 8:00AM-3:00PM
Marseilles Spring Rummage Sales, Saturday, May 17 & Sunday May 17. Various sales through out town. 60 plus Sales. Maps of Sales, will be available, Wednesday of week of Sales. Maps available at Twin Oaks Bank, Circle K, Casey's & D & S Grocery. ...More Info
Cost: free admit Event Type: Shopping
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
135 Washington Street
Marseilles, Il 61341
815-795-2414
Memorial Day Holiday Hike
May. 25, 2020 - May. 25, 2020 , 9:30AM
Hike will leave the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. The Memorial Day Hike will cover 6/10 of a mile roundtrip, two flights of stairs, and will take 45 minutes of time. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
May. 7, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Historic Trolley Tours
May. 2, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. March & April: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm May: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Take a Hike and Lunch
May. 2, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , 11:00AM Saturday & Sunday
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. April-N...More Info
Cost: $18.00 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Four Score and 18 Holes
Jun. 6, 2020 - Jun. 6, 2020
4-Person Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament at Pines Hills Golf Club. Enjoy 18 holes of golf on this classic canyon-style course that is almost 100 years old! Price includes pizza buffet and cash prizes! ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Sports/Recreation
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Leslie Goddard as Eleanor Roosevelt
Jun. 6, 2020 - Jun. 6, 2020 , TBD
Historical portrayor Leslie Goddard will be joining us at Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a FREE event, but seating will be limited. So please call and reserve your spot. Time is TBD....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type:
Prairie Fox Books
719 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
"Bids for Kids" Trivia Night
Jun. 12, 2020 - Jun. 12, 2020 , 5:30PM-10:00PM
A Trivia Night fundraiser for the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley. Food available for purchase, raffles, silent auctions and more! First, second, and third place prizes awarded. ...More Info
Cost: $100 per table up to 10 members Event Type: Other
Festivities Unlimited, Ottawa, IL
424 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-431-3008
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 13, 2020 - Jun. 14, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Starved Rock June Sunset Solstice Hike
Jun. 21, 2020 - Jun. 21, 2020 , 8:30PM
Park Interpreter led hike at sunset to St. Louis Canyon from the St. Louis Canyon parking lot. 2 mile roundtrip with several staircases. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park St. Louis Canyon Parking Lot
Route 178
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Jun. 4, 2020 - Jun. 25, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Take a Hike and Lunch
Jun. 6, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , 11:00AM Saturday & Sunday
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. April-N...More Info
Cost: $18.00 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 27, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Historic Trolley Tours
Jun. 1, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
July 4th Holiday Hike
Jul. 4, 2020 - Jul. 4, 2020 , 9:30AM
Starved Rock State Park/Visitor Center. Guided holiday hike at 9:30 a.m. to Starved Rock. The hike will cover 6/10 of a mile, two staircases, and take 45 minutes of time. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Live Hawk Show
Jul. 18, 2020 - Jul. 19, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Take a Hike and Lunch
Jul. 4, 2020 - Jul. 26, 2020 , 11:00AM Saturday & Sunday
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. April-N...More Info
Cost: $18.00 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Live Hawk Show
Jul. 25, 2020 - Jul. 26, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Jul. 2, 2020 - Jul. 30, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Historic Trolley Tours
Jul. 1, 2020 - Jul. 31, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Harry Potter Birthday Bash!
Aug. 1, 2020 - Aug. 1, 2020
Join us for the 2nd Annual Harry Potter Birthday Bash! Games, raffles, food, a birthday cake and tons of activities! Wear your Potter-themed costumes for the costume contest and don't forget to get a handmade wand (which will, of course, pick you!). More details to come, so make sure to check out their website fo...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type:
Prairie Fox Books
719 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Aug. 6, 2020 - Aug. 27, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Ottawa Music in the Park
Jun. 27, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, continues in summer 2020, kicking off in late June and continuing on Saturday nights through the end of August. Everybody's welcome! Nine musical acts transform a tranquil Washington Park into a melody-filled amphitheater. The summer's schedule includes some retro roc...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Park
301 W. Madison
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-0161
Live Hawk Show
Aug. 29, 2020 - Aug. 30, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Historic Trolley Tours
Aug. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Labor Day Holiday Hike
Sep. 7, 2020 - Sep. 7, 2020 , 9:30AM
Starved Rock State Park/Visitor Center. Guided holiday hike at 9:30 a.m. to Starved Rock. The hike will cover 6/10 of a mile, two staircases, and take 45 minutes of time. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Marseills Renaissance Faire
Sep. 12, 2020 - Sep. 12, 2020 , 10:00AM-6:00PM
Marseilles Renaissance Faire 655 Commercial St, Marseilles, IL Food, Fun & Frolic Come dressed in King & Queen Era of the 1400's. We have Capt Rapier Wit & Pirate Fire, Charlene, Mother of all Dragons & Dragon Training, Crooked Canons/ duo, The Late Mountebank & Wonder Elixir of Life Company, Gryphon Poursuivant,...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
135 Washington Street
Marseilles, Il 61341
815-795-2414
Live Hawk Show
Sep. 12, 2020 - Sep. 13, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Marseilles Fall Rummage Sales
Sep. 19, 2020 - Sep. 19, 2020 , 8:00AM-3:00PM
Marseilles Fall Rummage Sales 60 plus Sales, through out town. Maps available, Wednesday of Sales. Maps available at Casey's, Circle K, D & S Grocery. Twin Oaks Bank Rain or Shine Call 815-795-2414 for more info. Sponsored by Marseilles Tourism and Park Committee ** all of the events I submitted I forgo...More Info
Cost: Free Admit Event Type: Shopping
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
135 Washington Street
Marseilles, Il 61341
815-795-2414
Interesting Insects (live animals)
Sep. 20, 2020 - Sep. 20, 2020 , 1:30PM
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center. 1:30 p.m Entymologist Kenneth Johnson from the University of Illinois will give an educational and informative presentation on insects. He will have live insects on hand for display and education. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Starved Rock September Sunset Equinox Hike
Sep. 20, 2020 - Sep. 20, 2020 , 6:50PM
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Park Interpreter led guided hike to Matthiessen's Lake Falls from the Dell's parking lot. Pre-Registration only. 2 mile roundtrip hike with several large staircases....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Matthiessen Lake Falls
2500 Illinois 178
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Sep. 3, 2020 - Sep. 24, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Reptiles and Amphibians of Illinois (live animals)
Sep. 27, 2020 - Sep. 27, 2020 , 1:30PM
Starved Rock State Park, Visitor Center. 1:30 p.m. Limited seating, first come, first served. Doors will close when auditorium is full. Illinois Natural History Survey will be on hand with live, native reptiles and amphibians from Illinois. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Historic Trolley Tours
Sep. 2, 2020 - Sep. 30, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Ghosts of Ottawa Past
Oct. 9, 2020 - Oct. 10, 2020 , 7:00PM & 9:00PM both nights
Starting at the Reddick Mansion, take a short walking tour of downtown Ottawa and learn about famous and infamous ghosts from Ottawa's past. ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Education/History
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Fall Colors Hike
Oct. 17, 2020 - Oct. 17, 2020 , 9:30AM
Pre-Registration Only Event. Register at www.Eventbrite.com Starved Rock State Park. 9:30 a.m. guided hikes to view the colorful foliage, park sites, discover the history of the park, and magic of why leaves turn color in the fall. 30 minute indoor presentation on fall foliage and sites at the park will be ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Local Author Festival
Oct. 17, 2020 - Oct. 17, 2020 , 10:30AM-2:30PM
If you are a local author and would like to join us for a day of networking, book signings and socializing, please email prairiefoxdylan@gmail.com. More details to come, so make sure to check out their website for more details....More Info
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Prairie Fox Books
719 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-7323
Live Hawk Show
Oct. 17, 2020 - Oct. 18, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Live Hawk Show by Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center by falconer Rich Escutia. May 16-17 June 13-14 & 27-28 July 18-19 & 25-26 August 29-30 September 12-13 October 17-18...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center (outside)
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Ghosts of Starved Rock's Past
Oct. 24, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , 5:45PM | 6:00PM | 6:15PM | 6:30PM
Pre-Registration Only! Starved Rock is rich in history from French Explorers who came across the Illinois Indians at the Rock to the infamous Starved Rock murders in 1960 at St. Louis Canyon. Experience the trail through living interpretation as the "ghosts of Starved Rock's past" guide you to the Rock along a lu...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Incredible Bats (live animals)
Oct. 24, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , 1:00pm-2:00PM | 2:30PM-3:30PM
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center. First program at 1 p.m. Second show at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating, first come, first served. Doors will close when auditorium is full. Sharon and Dan Peterson will introduce the audience to their egyptian fruit bats and give an educational and informative program on ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Marseilles Haunted Poolhouse
Oct. 23, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020 , Friday & Saturday 6:30PM | Sunday 6:00PM
Marseilles Haunted Poolhouse. 555 Commerial St. Enter if you Dare ! Will you survive the screaming clowns? Will the Zombies eat you, alive? Will the Pirates have you walk the plank? Sometimes it moves, sometimes it doesn't. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 for Adults K -12 grade, $4.00. Pre K & under, Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
135 Washington Street
Marseilles, Il 61341
815-795-2414
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Oct. 1, 2020 - Oct. 29, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Historic Trolley Tours
Oct. 2, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Big Run Wolf Ranch (live animals)
Nov. 1, 2020 - Nov. 1, 2020 , 1:30PM
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m. Limited seating, first come, first served. Doors will close when auditorium is full. Big Run Wolf Ranch will present and educational and informative program. A live grey wolf, lynx, porcupine, and opposum will be on site. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Seasonal Guided Hikes
Jun. 20, 2020 - Nov. 14, 2020 , 9:30AM
Hikes are on Saturdays only at 9:30 a.m. Hike to Starved Rock and Wildcat Canyon-2 mile roundtrip loop. Seasonal Hikes will resume third Saturday of June 2021....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2688 E 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Nov. 5, 2020 - Nov. 19, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Historic Trolley Tours
Nov. 1, 2020 - Nov. 29, 2020 , Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM & 1:30PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 10 & under...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Christmas Tea at the Reddick Mansion
Dec. 1, 2020 - Dec. 1, 2020 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Bring your friends and get into the holiday spirit at a lovely tea at the Mansion! Enjoy a selection of sweets, savories and teas before the holiday program specially created for the Mansion!...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Holiday Candlelight Tours
Dec. 4, 2020 - Dec. 4, 2020 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
View the holiday decorations as costumed docents tell the stories of the Mansion while it is lit by candles and Christmas tree lights. After your tour, enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats. ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Light up Knudson Park & Holiday Magic Lighted Santa Parade
Dec. 4, 2020 - Dec. 5, 2020 , Light up Knudson Park 12/4 5:30PM. Holiday Magic Lighted Santa Parade, 12/5 5:30PM
Friday, December 4th, Light up Knudson Park, Lincoln St. Lights on 5:30. Activities, caroling, hot cocoa, Polar Express Train rides. More tba. Saturday, December 5th, Holiday Magic Lighted Santa Parade. Parade line up starts at 4:30, 200 Riverfront Drive, Marseilles. Parade starts at 5:30pm. North on Main St, to Was...More Info
Cost: Free Admit Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
135 Washington Street
Marseilles, Il 61341
815-795-2414
Coyotes and the Urban Landscape
Dec. 6, 2020 - Dec. 6, 2020 , 1:30PM
Discover the world of the adaptable coyote. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Native American Tool Making
Dec. 6, 2020 - Dec. 6, 2020 , 1:30PM
Program on Native American tool making. How tribes made tools, what they used different tools for, and a reenactment of tool use by presenter Alan Harrison. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 E 873rd Rd
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Holiday Candlelight Tours
Dec. 11, 2020 - Dec. 11, 2020 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
View the holiday decorations as costumed docents tell the stories of the Mansion while it is lit by candles and Christmas tree lights. After your tour, enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats! ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Starved Rock Photography Show & Contest
Dec. 5, 2020 - Dec. 13, 2020
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center. Entry form and photographic entries due to the Visitor Center between December 1st - 6th. Photo Show open to public for viewing and voting (Public Choice Award) from December 11th - 27th. Those wishing to place an entry in the contest must visit the Starved Rock page ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2688 E 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Sunset Winter Solstice Hike
Dec. 21, 2020 - Dec. 21, 2020 , 4:30PM
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Pre-registration only. Park Interpreter led night hike along the red river trail to Eagle Cliff, Lovers Leap, and Wildcat Canyon. This will be a 2 mile hike with several staircases. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2688 E 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726
Historic Trolley Tours
Dec. 5, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM & 1:30PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 10 & under...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Dec. 3, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386