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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
Royal Princess Party
Sep. 21, 2019 - Sep. 22, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Come in your princess finery for an afternoon of games, treats, goodie bags and fun! Girls 5-9 years old. Preregistration required....More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Other
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
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
Sunset Drum Circle
Sep. 22, 2019 - Sep. 22, 2019 , 6:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Fox Ridge (in front of Starved Rock)
2688 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
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
Tuesday & Thursday on the River
Now - Sep. 26, 2019 , 3:00PM-4:30PM
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge at 3pm. The Trolley takes you to Lone Point Shelter to enjoy an hour long boat ride on The Eagle I. Arrive back at the Lodge at 4:30pm. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386....More Info
Cost: $20.00 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2688 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Walkers Club
Now - Sep. 26, 2019 , 9:00AM
Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 9:00AM for our FREE weekly hike. Thursdays in September...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2688 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Wood Burning and Paint Pour Class
Sep. 26, 2019 - Sep. 26, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
This mixed media class focuses on the fun and exciting "Paint Pouring" paired with the unique art of "Woodburning!" In this class you will learn how to burn a silhouette onto a wooden canvas. Then, paint pour your wooden background and transform it into another dimension of colors and patterns using the "dirty pour" te...More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
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
BYOB Metal Tooling Workshop
Sep. 27, 2019 - Sep. 27, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
This workshop will start with raising a letter or design on 36-gauge aluminum. Once the technique is mastered, we will move onto 4-inch squares of 36-gauge copper. You will have your choice of designs to work with or you can bring some of your own. Includes all materials and tools with enough to take home to work on...More Info
Cost: $39 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
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
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Now - Sep. 29, 2019 , 11:00AM & 12:30PM
Enjoy a trolley ride for a scenic, guided walk to one of our majestic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. The trolley will then take you to the Eagle I for a 1.5 hour boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Canyon...More Info
Cost: $33.00 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2688 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Fall MegaHike
Sep. 28, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019 , 8:30AM & 9:00AM
Our Fall Mega Hike is a hike you won't want to miss! The hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30 & 9am both days. Lunch will be eaten halfway through the trek, around 1 & 1:30pm. We expect to return and conclude the hike at 4:30 & 5pm. You'll begin the day by boarding a Starved Rock trolley which will take you to the east end of...More Info
Cost: $37.00 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2688 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Adult Painting Party with Lori McCarter
Sep. 29, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019 , 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Enjoy an afternoon of fun, creativity, and art. The Reddick Mansion is hosting a painting party on Sunday afternoon, September 29th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Lori McCarter, local artist and experienced party host, will instruct attendees as they complete one of two options ("Harvest Pumpkin" or "Fraidy Cat")—both wit...More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Keg Tapping
Sep. 29, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019 , 2:00PM
First 25 people get a souvenir stein glass. ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2688 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Sand Casting Workshop
Sep. 29, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019 , 3:00PM-7:00PM
*This is an off-site event.* Join Susan Burton at her Art Farm to create custom, one-of-a-kind garden art! Make your own Hypertufa Garden Art! THREE projects in one day! Mushrooms Leaves Moon or Star Garden Spirit Mask You decide on 3! You will experience molding techniques, mixing ingredients, and step b...More Info
Cost: $75 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Valley Carvers Woodcarving Expo
Sep. 29, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019 , 9:00AM-4:00PM
See over 100 exhibits of woodcarving artists. Outside the Lodge, see chainsaw woodcarving in action. Raffles of woodcarvings and other items, too. Open to the public. Free admission. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust. For more information, contact Abby McCangue at 815-433-5933. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Road.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-433-5933
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
Now - 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
Feed Your Soul - A Nurturing Girls' Day Retreat
Oct. 5, 2019 - Oct. 5, 2019 , 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Join us for a Girls' Day Out Wellness Retreat! Learn ways to live your life more fully, AND grow with a group of amazing women just like you, taking time for a FULL DAY EVENT to nurture yourself! This is limited to 16 participants, so register through the link on this event soon. Everyone will experience the follow...More Info
Cost: $189 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
SaltTreeYoga and Wellness Center
310 1/2 W. Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
The Pumpkin Shoot "Salute to Service"
Oct. 5, 2019 - Oct. 5, 2019 , 9:00AM-5:00PM
Buffalo Ranges annual pumpkin shoot. We will have tons of vendors, food, games, music, displays. For the kids there will be bounce houses, face painting and a children's Tac-Ops course!! Plenty of pumpkins for targets!...More Info
Cost: $30 for adults - $15 for ages 17 and under Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Buffalo Range Shooting Park
1252 N 2803rd Rd
Ottawa, Il 61350
6308168847
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
Children's Painting Party with Lori McCarter
Oct. 20, 2019 - Oct. 20, 2019
Enjoy an afternoon of creativity, painting, and fun. Completed project will include 3 small seasonal paintings. ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Arts/Crafts
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
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
Basic Crystal Healing Class
Oct. 26, 2019 - Oct. 26, 2019 , 10:30AM - 6:30PM
In this 8-hour class taught by Crystal Master Allie Phillips, you will receive 16 crystals, a 45+ page workbook, and learn: -History, science and art of how crystals really work -How to care for and properly use crystals -How crystals balance chakras -How to make crystal elixirs and how they work -How sacred ge...More Info
Cost: $210 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
SaltTreeYoga and Wellness Center
310 1/2 W. Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-488-1582
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
Take a Hike & Lunch
Now - Oct. 27, 2019 , 11:00AM
Saturdays & Sundays 11am-1:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The ...More Info
Cost: $18.00 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2688 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
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
Advanced Crystal Healing Class
Oct. 27, 2019 - Oct. 28, 2019 , 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Class is Taught by Advanced Crystal Master, Allie Phillips In this 16-hour training you will receive 2 advanced personal crystals to work with during class, a 100+ page workbook, a jeweler's loupe, and learn: -The 12 master crystals -Crystal systems and formations -Crystal nature of Earth and body -Sacred space ...More Info
Cost: $440 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
SaltTreeYoga and Wellness Center
310 1/2 W. Main St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
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
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 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
Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec. 13, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
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