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Music in the Park
Jul. 26, 2019 - Jul. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Summer Concert Series - Cody Calkins
Jul. 26, 2019 - Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jul. 26, 2019 - Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM(Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Cody Calkins. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Harry Potter's Birthday Party at Prairie Fox Books
Jul. 27, 2019 - Jul. 27, 2019 , 11:00-3:00
Come and celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with Prairie Fox Books! Join us for an all ages event with food, games, activities, giveaways, and plenty more. Bring a piece of clothing to help free a House Elf and receive 15% off any bookstore purchase that day (all clothing donations will benefit PADS in Ottawa). Free and...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Prairie Fox Books
719 La Salle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-7323
Music in the Park
Jul. 27, 2019 - Jul. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM
The City of Ottawa proudly presents their "Music in the Park" Series every Saturday evening at the historic Washington Square Park! This family friendly event offers a variety of live music for all ages! Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs! Rain Location: 807 LaSalle Street...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E Lafayette St
Ottawa, Il 61350
Christina the Fabulous
Jul. 28, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019 , 5pm-8pm
Christina Marie Eltrevoog is the "Christina the Fabulous"! Listen to this musician from Ottawa and you'll be glad you got out. Smokehouse Specials all Day. Enjoy some dinner and lovely music!...More Info
Cost: No Cover Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
Historic Trolley July Tours
Now - Jul. 31, 2019 , Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM, Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM & 3:00PM-4:30PM
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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 or cl...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Welcomeburger
Jul. 31, 2019 - Jul. 31, 2019 , 5:00 PM
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their 54th Annual Welcomeburger in Washington Square Park! This is the kick-off for the Riverfest! Everyone is welcome! Enjoy food, drink, and LIVE music! The fee includes a picnic buffet, with drinks and admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ottawa Chamber ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Washington Square Park
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-0084
Summer Concert Series - Crossroads
Aug. 2, 2019 - Aug. 2, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Ottawa Art League's Art in the Park
Aug. 3, 2019 - Aug. 3, 2019 , 9:00AM-4:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Ottawa Art League/Washington Park
101 E Lafayette St
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-223-0714
Venetian Night
Aug. 3, 2019 - Aug. 3, 2019 , Sunset ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
1970 N. 2753rd Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-5000
Riverfest
Aug. 1, 2019 - Aug. 4, 2019
Ottawa's annual, and LaSalle County's largest festival, Riverfest, celebrates summer with a bang! Events include carnival rides, art shows, craft and flea market, kids activities, music demonstrations, parade, and the Taste of Ottawa! At Riverfest, you're sure to find something for everyone!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Ottawa Visitors Center
Along the Illinois River
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Riverfest
Aug. 2, 2019 - Aug. 4, 2019
Ottawa's annual, and LaSalle County's largest festival, Riverfest, celebrates summer with a bang! Events include carnival rides, art shows, craft and flea markets!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Along the Illinois River
Ottawa, Il
Ottawa Art League's Art in the Park
Aug. 4, 2019 - Aug. 4, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Ottawa Art League/Washington Park
101 E Lafayette St
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-223-0714
2019 Man of 100 Voices Tribute
Aug. 5, 2019 - Aug. 5, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:45PM
August 5 & 6 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins The guys who gave us rock! The funny, guitar-rocking man of 100 voices takes you on a ride with Frankie Valle, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and more. Laugh, learn & rock with this multi-talented powerhouse, through the fun, ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Music in the Park
Aug. 9, 2019 - Aug. 9, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Summer Concert Series - Three Day Weekend
Aug. 9, 2019 - Aug. 9, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Music in the Park
Aug. 10, 2019 - Aug. 10, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
2019 Rock & Roll Jukebox Tribute Show
Aug. 12, 2019 - Aug. 12, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:45PM
August 12 & 13 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Join Sting Ray Anthony with his unparalleled Tribute to Ritchie Valens and other Rock n Rollers of the 50's. He will create a high-energy show taking the 50's music to another level. Sting Ray has delighted audiences up on their feet dancing and singing to t...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Back to School Bash
Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 15, 2019 , 5:30PM
Come and celebrate Back to School with an old fashioned ice cream social featuring entertainment and yard games for the kids. Downtown Oglesby. Check out our Oglesby, IL Facebook page for more details....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Oglesby, IL
Music in the Park
Aug. 16, 2019 - Aug. 16, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Summer Concert Series - Written Warning
Aug. 16, 2019 - Aug. 16, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Third Friday
Aug. 16, 2019 - Aug. 16, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses in downtown Ottawa on the third Friday of every month. Over 20 arts and craft vendors will be set up. Watercolors, pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures and more! Support your local artists and businesses by stopping out and ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type:
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Third Thursday
Aug. 16, 2019 - Aug. 16, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W Madison St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 293-7099
Music in the Park
Aug. 17, 2019 - Aug. 17, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Aug. 17, 2019 - Aug. 18, 2019 , 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us on Saturday August 17th OR Sunday August 18th 2019 for our annual Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Morris, IL! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds....More Info
Cost: $150.00 Event Type: Nature
Morris, IL
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1848
2019 Best of Broadway & Memory Lane Tribute Show
Aug. 19, 2019 - Aug. 21, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:45PM
Phil & Amy, husband and wife accomplished vocalists, musicians, recording artists and Chicagoland favorites return to Starved Rock singing Broadway Hit Greats including music from the "Music Man", "Showboat", My Fair Lady and Phantom of the Opera and many more favorites of Broadway and Memory Lane. The duet team is joi...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Music in the Park - 70's Rewind
Aug. 23, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Music in the Park
Aug. 23, 2019 - Aug. 24, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Artisan's on the Water
Aug. 24, 2019 - Aug. 24, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
Join us every last Saturday of the month for craft vendors. Enjoy live music, food and shopping along the water. Located at Heritage Harbor, Ottawa IL. For more information, contact us at 815.433.5000 ext 230...More Info
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Heritage Harbor Ottawa
1970 N. 2753rd Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-5000 ext. 230
I&M Canal National Heritage Area Anniversary Boat Ride
Aug. 25, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2019 , 11:00am & 2:00pm
Join is as the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area, America's FIRST National Heritage Area, celebrates it's 35th Anniversary! In August 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area, America's first National Heritage Area. This "new kind of na...More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type: Education/History
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1848
Music in the Park
Aug. 30, 2019 - Aug. 30, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Ottawa Music in the Park
Now - Aug. 31, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
A tuneful tradition more than 15 years in the making continues in 2019 with the Music in the Park concert series, which enlivens July and August Saturday nights and transforms the tranquil Washington Park into a melody-filled amphitheater. The concerts run from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free. Bring your own lawn chair, ...More Info
Cost: Free -- bring your own lawn chair Event Type: Performing Arts
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Historic Trolley August Tours
Aug. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2019 , Times Vary
June-October Tours: Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM, 3:00PM-4:30PM Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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 th...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Dream Machines Car Show & Cruise Night
Aug. 31, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2019 , 12:00PM-3:00PM (car show) | 5:00PM-10:00PM (cruise night)
Event includes cars, cruisers and family fun....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
Streator , IL
Dream Machines Cruise Night
Aug. 31, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2019 , 5:00PM-10:00PM
Events include cars, cruisers, food, music and family fun....More Info
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Streator City Park
N. Park St.
Streator, Il 61364
8156722055
Music in the Park
Aug. 31, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
8154342737
Labor Day Celebration
Aug. 30, 2019 - Sep. 1, 2019
Friday Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 1, City Park and downtown locations. Cruise Night and Car Show, one of the state's largest car events featuring over 500 cars. Includes annual cruise night and car show, carnival, music, food, parade and family fun....More Info
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Streator City Park
N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Labor Day Parade
Sep. 1, 2019 - Sep. 1, 2019 , 12:00PM
Sponsored by the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Labor recognition event featuring floats, music, state and local businesses and organizations....More Info
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Streator City Park
E. Main St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Labor Day Guided Hike
Sep. 2, 2019 - Sep. 2, 2019 , 9:30AM-11:00AM
Hikes will take visitors to Starved Rock and French Canyon (3/4 mile round trip) by Park Interpreters...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2668 East 873 Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4726
BBQ-n-Blues & Rib Cook-off
Sep. 6, 2019 - Sep. 6, 2019 , 4:00PM-10:30PM
Free admission and free parking! The rib cook-off kicks off at 7:00 am that day and contestants have until 6:00pm to turn-in their masterpieces. Winners will be announced at 8:00 pm. This year's rib cook-off will feature 2 sets of 8 judges. 4:30pm Written Warning 6:30pm Dave Fields 8:30pm Jimmy Nick & Don't T...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
LaSalle Business Association
600 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-228-9368
Alzheimer Walk
Sep. 7, 2019 - Sep. 7, 2019 , 8:00AM - 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N)
111 Lincoln Place
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Jazz'N the Street
Sep. 7, 2019 - Sep. 7, 2019 , 4:00PM-10:30PM
Free admission and free parking! Head down to First Street for the 2nd night of this great event! Wine tasting, craft beer, and cocktails in the beer garden, delicious food vendors as well. Fireworks close out this 2-night event at 10:00PM thanks to City of LaSalle, Illinois. Both events are family friendly but pleas...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
LaSalle Business Association
600 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-223-2288
2019 Totally Kenny & Friends Tribute Show
Sep. 9, 2019 - Sep. 11, 2019 , 11:30PM-2:45PM
September 9, 10 & 11 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins 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, th...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Marseilles Renaissance Faire
Sep. 14, 2019 - Sep. 14, 2019 , 10:00AM-6:00PM
Take a step back in time, with entertainments, singers, falcons and Vikings. Cap. Rapier Wit, or Cherlene, Mother of all Dragons & training and others....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Guthrie Park Ball Fields
Commerical Street
Marseilles, IL
2019 Tribute to Frank Sinatra Tribute Show
Sep. 16, 2019 - Sep. 16, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:45PM
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. Matinee Performanc...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
2019 Tribute to Frank Sinatra Tribute Show
Sep. 17, 2019 - Sep. 17, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:45PM
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. Matinee Performanc...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Bike-a-Rita
Sep. 21, 2019 - Sep. 21, 2019 , 10:30AM ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-5000
Marseilles Fall Rummage Sales
Sep. 21, 2019 - Sep. 21, 2019 , 8:00AM-3:00PM
Fall rummage sales, thought town. $5.00 to get on the map, before sales. Maps available day of sales...More Info
Cost: free, except for your purchase Event Type: Shopping
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
135 Washington Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
815-795-2414
Oktoberfest
Sep. 21, 2019 - Sep. 21, 2019 , 1:00PM-10:00PM
Oktoberfest will be held in downtown Ottawa, IL on Saturday, September 21st for participants 21 and over. There will be live German music, German food, German beer and wine. The location for this event will be on Jackson St. This is a rain or shine event....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Washington Square Park
Jackson Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Vintage Illinois Wine Fest
Sep. 21, 2019 - Sep. 22, 2019 , Saturday 11:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM
The state's largest Illinois wine festival is held at the picturesque Matthiessen State Park. The festival began in 2003, and each year more than 25 Illinois wineries pour the fruits of their labors at Vintage Illinois....More Info
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Matthiessen State Park
2500 Illinois Route 178
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4111
Take the Stage: Open Mic Night
Now - Sep. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM-11:00PM
Tangled Roots Brewing Company wants you to "TAKE THE STAGE" Register now: http://thelonebuffalo.com/take-the-stage Hosted by Sean Walsh! Musician? Poet? Comedian? Got a talent? We want to hear it! Every last Thursday of the month!...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
808 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-324-9549
Land & Water Cruise
Now - Sep. 27, 2019 , 11:00AM
Offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays June-September! Tour begins with lunch in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, "The Eagle I" where you will see the east end of the Starved Rock State ...More Info
Cost: $41 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
32nd Annual Scarecrow Festival
Sep. 28, 2019 - Sep. 28, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Recognized as Illinois biggest "Toddler Friendly" festival, the Ottawa Annual Scarecrow Fest has something to offer every member of the family! From face painting to GIANT BOUNCY HOUSES, this day long fest is designed to go easy on the family wallet too. Enjoy Ottawa's largest vendor fair with booths lining the stree...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Ottawa
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Dayton Bluffs Preserve Trail 5k/10k Run Walk
Sep. 28, 2019 - Sep. 28, 2019 , 9:00AM
Come run or walk at the 2nd Annual Dayton Bluffs Preserve Trail 5k/10k Run /Walk. This beautiful property is one to be enjoyed by all. This will be a timed Race! The 253-acre property is owned by The Conservation Foundation and has been designated as a Land & Water Reserve with the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission...More Info
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Dayton Bluffs Preserve
2997 IL-71
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Awesome Ottawa Bike Tours
Now - Sep. 30, 2019 , TBD
Biking March-September 7 Mile Bike/2 Hours Easy Trail/Road Biking Broad History of Ottawa Lincoln/Radium Girls 13 & Over (use your discretion) Our Bikes or Yours ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Historic Trolley September Tours
Sep. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019 , Times Vary
June-October Tours: Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM, 3:00PM-4:30PM Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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 th...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Lincoln Days on the I&M Canal
Oct. 5, 2019 - Oct. 6, 2019 , 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Celebrate the day that Abraham Lincoln & his family were on LaSalle-Peru with Mary Todd Lincoln as she hosts this very special canal boat tour! Climb aboard a replica 19th Century canal boat and step back in time to 1848. Mary Todd Lincoln will guide you on a tour of the western end of the I&M Canal, where she and Mr...More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type: Education/History
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
30th Pumpkin Pie Bicycle Ride
Oct. 6, 2019 - Oct. 6, 2019 , 7:00AM
The 30th Pumpkin Pie Bicycle Ride, is organized by the Starved Rock Cycling Association. The ride takes place in scenic North Central Illinois.2019 NEW AND REVISED ROUTES INCLUDE road rides of approximately 27, 42, 63, or 103 miles, light traffic and rolling hills. New for 2019: optional gravel loop, distance to be de...More Info
Cost: $23-$30 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Marquette High School
1000 Paul Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
Harvest Afternoon Tea
Oct. 10, 2019 - Oct. 10, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Why not treat yourself to a relaxing Fall 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 min...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Ghosts of Ottawa Past
Oct. 11, 2019 - Oct. 12, 2019
The guided tour starts in the candle-lit Reddick Mansion and will include an approximate quarter-mile outside walk. Meet some famous and infamous ghostly characters while hearing stories about Ottawa's unique and colorful past. ...More Info
Event Type: Story Telling
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Awesome Ottawa Tours
Oct. 12, 2019 - Oct. 12, 2019
Haunted Ottawa Tour 1.5 Miles/2 Hours Easy Exercise Ottawa's History of Suicide, Murder & Mayhem 21+ (13+ w/ Parent) $30...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type:
Canal Toll House
1221 Columbus Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Out of the Darkness Walk
Oct. 12, 2019 - Oct. 12, 2019
Suicide prevention awareness...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N)
111 Lincoln Place
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Witches Night Out
Oct. 12, 2019 - Oct. 12, 2019 , 5:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type:
Pitsticks Pavillion
3401 IL -23
Ottawa, Il 61348
(815) 325-4320
Halloween Parade
Oct. 19, 2019 - Oct. 19, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Washington Park
1301 West Street
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Oktoberfest: A Celebration of Germany!
Oct. 19, 2019 - Oct. 20, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:00PM
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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. Buffet Only: $28 Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43 Childre...More Info
Cost: $12-$28 Event Type:
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Oktoberfest: A Celebration of Germany!
Oct. 23, 2019 - Oct. 24, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:30PM
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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. Buffet Only: $28 Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43 Childre...More Info
Cost: $12-$28 Event Type: Festivals
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Ottawa's Farmer Market (Every Saturday)
Now - Oct. 26, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL it FRESH, your sure to find something FANTASTIC!!! Open Saturd...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
Jackson Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0084
Mules, Mansion, & Mimosa Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 27, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM
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 their stories of life along the cana...More Info
Cost: $45.00 Event Type: Ongoing
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Ghost Tour on the I&M Canal Boat
Oct. 25, 2019 - Oct. 27, 2019 , 5:00PM-6:00PM
A Halloween adventure filled with legend, mystery and horror! Join us for a night of storytelling on the I&M Canal! Let our talented tour guides divulge the many secrets, spirits, scandals that took place throughout the I&M Canal National Heritage Area, through spine tingling tales of mysterious supernatural occurrence...More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Haunted Pool House
Oct. 25, 2019 - Oct. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Friday & Saturday 6:00PM-9:00PM Sunday 5:30pm (for Faint of Heart/Lights on) ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
555 Commerical Street
Marseilles, IL
815-795-2414
2019 Rosie & The Rivets Tribute Show
Oct. 28, 2019 - Oct. 29, 2019 , 11:30PM-2:45PM
Join us for a high energy show that's fun for all ages. Rosie & the Rivets feature powerhouse lead vocals, skillful musicianship, tight harmonies and great stage presence. They have period-correct clothes and hair along with vintage guitars, drums, and even microphones. The Rivets perform danceable music from the 1950'...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Mule-Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2019 , 10:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM
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 & Joe, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Chic...More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type: Ongoing
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Historic Trolley October Tours
Oct. 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019 , Times Vary
June-October Tours: Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM, 3:00PM-4:30PM Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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 th...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Downtown Trick or Treat
Oct. 31, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019 , 3:00 - 5:00 PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Participating Downtown Businesses
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Art and Wine Walk
Nov. 2, 2019 - Nov. 2, 2019 , 2:00 - 8:00PM
Guests will enjoy samples of wine, appetizers and art at each participating business along the Wine and Art Walk! This event will give visitors an opportunity to enjoy a night out in Ottawa, sample wine and view great art while also doing some holiday shopping! Guests will be given a Wine and Art Walk Passport to fi...More Info
Cost: $25 in advance | $30 at the door Event Type:
Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
2019 WWII Radio Show Tribute Show
Nov. 11, 2019 - Nov. 13, 2019 , 11:30PM-2:45PM
November 11, 12 & 13 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 lo...More Info
Cost: $36+ Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
National Take a Hike Day
Nov. 17, 2019 - Nov. 17, 2019
There are over 60,000 miles of trails in the United States, and Ottawa has some of the best to offer! Come out and celebrate National Take A Hike Day on Sunday November 17th with three free guided hikes around Ottawa, Illinois! Each hike focuses on a theme that makes Ottawa's parks unique: learn about ecology and pre...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
National Take a Hike Day
Nov. 17, 2019 - Nov. 17, 2019
There are over 60,000 miles of trails in the United States, and Ottawa has some of the best to offer! Come out and celebrate National Take A Hike Day on Sunday November 17th with three free guided hikes around Ottawa, Illinois! Each hike focuses on a theme that makes Ottawa's parks unique: learn about ecology and pre...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Sparkling Night at the Reddick Mansion
Nov. 22, 2019 - Nov. 22, 2019
More details to come on their website....More Info
Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
Festival of Lights Parade
Nov. 29, 2019 - Nov. 29, 2019 , 6:00 PM
Celebrate the holiday season with the lighting up of historic Washington Square Park! A visit from Santa, a Holiday Parade, festive decorations make this Ottawa tradition a memory to cherish! Parade begins at 6:00 pm. All events are weather permitting....More Info
Event Type:
Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Awesome Ottawa Walking Tours
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 , TBD
Walking March-November 1.5 Miles/1.5 Hours, starting at Ottawa Visitors Center. Easy Exercise, Canal/Downtown History, Underground Railroad, All Ages. Great Way to Plan Shopping/Restaurants. $30 (12 & under free w/adult)...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Awesome Ottawa Tours
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 , TBD
Cocktail/Walking May-November 1.5 Miles/3 Hours, starting at Ottawa Visitors Center. Easy Exercise. Visit 3-4 Saloons Local History & Libations (21+). Cocktails the Locals Love; History w/ a Twist of Lime. ...More Info
Cost: $30 (plus drinks & tip) Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Historic Trolley November Tours
Nov. 2, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019 , Saturday & Sunday, 12:00PM-1:30PM & 1:30PM-3:00PM
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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 or cl...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Keeping Christmas Close to Home
Nov. 30, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019
Light Up Streator and 7th Annual Lighted Parade...More Info
Event Type:
Streator City Park
E. Main St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Christmas Tea at the Mansion
Dec. 3, 2019 - Dec. 3, 2019
Enjoy a lovely afternoon with friends in the beautifully decorated Mansion, complete with a delicious offering of sweets, savories and teas. ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Christmas Tea at the Reddick Mansion
Dec. 3, 2019 - Dec. 3, 2019
More details to come on their website....More Info
Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
2019 Broadway & Christmas Tribute Show
Dec. 2, 2019 - Dec. 4, 2019 , 11:30PM-2:45PM
December 2, 3 & 4 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Celebrate the joy of Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge while listening to the songs of Broadway and Christmas from Phil & Amy. Phil and Amy are a husband and wife team that are known most notably as featured vocalists with Franz Benteler Royal Strings Orch...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 6, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Christmas Parade
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 7, 2019 , 1:30PM
Events to follow at City Hall...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Downtown Peru
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Marseilles Holiday Magic LIghted Santa Parade
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 7, 2019 , 5:30PM
12/7/19 4:30PM line up at 200 Riverfront Drive. Parade starts at 5:30PM, North on Main Street After parade visit with Santa at #393 Labor Local Hall. Crafters, make and take crafts for visitors. Soup and hot cocoa for sale....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
555 Commerical Street
Marseilles, IL
815-795-2414
Santa Fly-In
Dec. 8, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , 1:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Illinois Valley Regional Airport
4251 E. Ed Urban Dr.
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
2019 Kenny & Dolly Christmas Tribute Show
Dec. 9, 2019 - Dec. 11, 2019 , 11:30PM-2:45PM
December 9, 10 & 11 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Back for a repeat performance is 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. Ther...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Holiday Candlelight Tours
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019
More details to come on their website....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Reddick Mansion
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Dec. 11, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Why not treat yourself to a relaxing Christmas 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, swee...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Per Person (Reservation Required) Event Type:
Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
8152201848
Chris Kringle Market
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019 , Fridays 4 pm – 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays 11 am – 4 pm ...More Info
Event Type:
Washington Square Park
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Patsy Cline Christmas
Dec. 16, 2019 - Dec. 16, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:00PM
Join in on the fun of Christmas songs as Mary Pfeifer brings them to life as Patsy Cline. She will also be bringing you back through time with some of Patsy Cline's first recordings. This is a show you do not want to miss and will have you leaving with the Christmas spirit! When booking your overnight package, you must...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Historic Trolley December Tours
Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 , Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm
Historic Trolley Tour Schedule » November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park an...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
11th Annual Marseilles Holiday Tournament
Dec. 26, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Marseilles Elementary School
201 Chicago Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
815-795-2414
parkrun
Now - Dec. 31, 2019 , 9:00AM
parkrun (spelled with a small p) is the world's largest organized running activity, in which more than 1 million people participated last month alone. The weekly, free 5K run/jog/walk comes to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th. In the U.S., parkrun is spreading to the midwest, with arriving in Ottawa after openi...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-5000
X's & O's Afternoon Tea
Feb. 13, 2020 - Feb. 13, 2020 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Why not treat yourself to a relaxing Valentine's 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, sw...More Info
Cost: $24.95 per person (Reservation Required) Event Type:
Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1851
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
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