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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
Now - 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
Now - 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
CANCELED: Historic Trolley Tours
Now - Jul. 31, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Please check website for up to date scheduling. 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 & ...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
Summer Concert Series
Now - Aug. 28, 2020 , Grounds open at 6:00PM | Bands play from 6:30PM-8:00PM
ON THE LAWN OF OUR NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK GOOD TIME, GOOD MUSIC, GREAT SETTING! Our 2020 Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Concerts will begin on June 19th with Steve n" Steve. We have safety protocol rules for the concerts and have spray painted 8' circles over the concert yard with 6' between circles. CON...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion Lawn
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-933-4478
CANCELED: Ottawa Music in the Park
Now - 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
Now - 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