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

     
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Concerts on the Hill - School Daze & Beatles
Aug. 22, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. School Daze & Beatles featuring Joliet Township HS Symphonic Band and Beatles Sing-A-Long. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Dan Watkins OPEN MIC
Aug. 22, 2019 , 9:30PM
Daniel Watkins hosting this weeks Open Mic at the pub! A Great musician and teacher. Come on down and play...More Info
Cost: No Cover Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
Gary Allen
Aug. 22, 2019 , 7:30PM
With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. Allan re-signed w...More Info
Cost: $25+ Event Type: Performing Arts
Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 W Peru St
Princeton, Il 61356
815-875-2905
Happy Mornings Yoga & Hike
Aug. 22, 2019 , 9:00AM-10:30AM
Start the day off right with some self care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. This program will take place entirely outside. A 30-40 minute, all-levels yoga session will be included as well as a 30-40 minute hike along scenic trails. The program will end with time to journal about your experience. Please bring a ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Joliet Iron Works Tour
Aug. 22, 2019 , 6:00PM -7:30PM
Which city carries the nickname "City of Stone and Steel"? Joliet's once-thriving industrial plant rivaled Pittsburgh's steel power, and its stone foundations are more than 100 years old. At the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, a naturalist will share the stories of the men and machines that worked at this site, along ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
75 Columbia
Joliet, Il 60432
(815) 886-1467
Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival
Aug. 22, 2019 , 6:00PM-10:00PM
Doors open at 6pm. Food and drink available for purchase. Bar will be open for adult beverages. Movies begin at 6:30PM...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Story Telling
Roxy Theater
1017 S State St
Lockport, Il 60441
Planting for Pollinators
Aug. 22, 2019 , 6:30PM-8:00PM
By now, you may have seen your neighbor's pollinator garden and are totally jealous. Now is the time to plant the seed of knowledge so you are ready for next year! Planting for pollinators is a great action to take to help our environment and it can be a fun family activity. In this program, you will learn about the di...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday
Aug. 23, 2019 , 11:30AM-1:30PM
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday at the Courthouse - Band Day...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E. Washington St.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Hikin' With Your Hound
Aug. 23, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:30PM
Enjoy an evening walk with an interpretive naturalist and your pup! Meet new friends and other dog owners as we explore the landscape. Spend the last half-hour letting your dogs play together in the dog park during a special, no-permit-required session! Be sure to dress for the weather, and please park in the dog park ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Forked Creek Preserve - Ballou Road Access
Ballou Road, east of Route 102 in Wilmington.
Wilmington, Il 60481
(815) 722-9470
Morning Prairie Ramble for Adults
Aug. 23, 2019 , 8:00AM-9:30AM
Learn about the flowers in bloom! Discover the ways all life of the prairie is connected. Meet at the building. Be prepared for on- and off-trail exploration. Hikes are 1-2 miles over uneven, natural terrain. Ages 18 or older. Registration required by Wednesday, August 21: 815.722.9470. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Music in the Park - 70's Rewind
Aug. 23, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Summer Craft & Vendor Show
Aug. 23, 2019
Come out and join for our Summer Craft & Vendor show! There will be a variety of Crafters, Vendors, Artisans, and food available! ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
The Morning Larks
Aug. 23, 2019 , 9:00PM
The Morning Larks Melodys you need to hear!! Christina Marie Eltrevoog, Sarah Arter & Emily Williams...More Info
Cost: No Cover Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
Trivia Night
Aug. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
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 , 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
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
1970 N. 2753rd Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-5000 ext. 230
Berwyn Rt. 66 Car Show
Aug. 24, 2019 , 7:00AM-4:00PM
THRILLS & FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY We'll see you on Sat, Aug 24, 2019 for a stroll down the Mother Road among hundreds of vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. The event also features live entertainment and a variety of hometown eats....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Berwyn's Historic Route 66 Between Oak Park & Ridgeland on Ogden Avenue
708-788-8100
Brewery Tour
Aug. 24, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Civil War History: The Truth, the whole truth and nothing but??
Aug. 24, 2019
How much do we know about the Civil War?...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Dog Days of Summer
Aug. 24, 2019 , 10:00AM-2:00PM
The Crest Hill Branch is going to the dogs! We will use our extensive outdoor yard to feature a variety of rescue organizations, veterinary services, and small business retailers, as well as Library-related activities like a bandanna station, cooling stations, peanut butter licking competition, costume & trick contests...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
White Oak Library District: Crest Hill Branch
20670 Kubinski Dr
Crest Hill, Il 60403
(815) 552-4278
Five AM FRAT Party at Pub
Aug. 24, 2019 , 9:00PM
We're throwing a rager at the pub. Come get rowdy. Live performances by: Five AM Dead Rest The Keystones Versio Curs...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
IHA 2019 HerbFest
Aug. 24, 2019 , 8:30AM-3:00PM
Please mark your calendars for the 2019 HerbFest to be held at the beautiful historic Reddick Mansion in downtown Ottawa, IL. The day will include dynamic speakers, demonstrations, a make & take, lunch, herbal inspired refreshments, vendors, & a tour of the Reddick Mansion IHA Certified Herb Garden. Please Contact C...More Info
Cost: $35 IHA Member / $45 non-member Event Type: Nature
The Reddick Mansion
8255 Pioneer Road
Morris, Il 60450
815-325-1770
Midewin For Kids-Can You Dig It?
Aug. 24, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:30PM
People have lived on this land for thousands of years. How did the people of "prairie past" use the land to live and what can we learn from them? Join "Archaeologist Joe" to make maps, learn about the tools an archaeologist uses, and get out in the field to investigate a site from the 1800's. Do you like to dig in the ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Aug. 24, 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. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Summer Craft & Vendor Show
Aug. 24, 2019
Come out and join for our Summer Craft & Vendor show! There will be a variety of Crafters, Vendors, Artisans, and food available! ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
TADA Annuial Picnic
Aug. 24, 2019 , 12:00PM-4:00PM
Tri County Area Disability Activists invite the disability community...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
The Great Prison Break-In
Aug. 24, 2019
We are making history in Joliet. After fifteen years of neglect, the iconic 1858 "Old Joliet Prison," made famous in The Blues Brothers and Prison Break, is coming back to life. To mark this momentous occasion, we are working with our community partners to "go big" with a celebration which will be talked about for y...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Utica Craft Beer Street Fest
Aug. 24, 2019 , 2 - 6PM
This is the 4th Annual Utica Craft Beer Street Fest. This year the event will feature Breweries, Cideries and Meaderies from though-out the state of Illinois. Check back often for additions to the line-up. The Utica Business Association proudly announces an initial line up of over 30 participating breweries. We are shu...More Info
Cost: $37.50 - $47.50 Event Type: Festivals Ale Trail
Downtown Utica
Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4111
Bureau County Fair
Now - Aug. 25, 2019
Make some memories with your family and visit the second oldest county fair in Illinois...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
811 W Peru St
Princeton, Il
815-875-2905
Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor
Now - Aug. 25, 2019 , Various
The Bureau County Fair Board and the Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor are proud to announce the addition of 3 new classes added to the Textiles Department for the 164th annual Bureau County Fair which will be held in Princeton from August 21 to 25th, 2019. The classes give new options for people to participate in ent...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Bureau County Fair Grounds
811 W. Peru St.
Princeton, Il
815-866-3534
Live Hawk Show
Aug. 24, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Have an up close and personal visit with 3 very special hawks and their handler Rich Escutia. Rich will cover the biology and hunting instincts of each of his two Harris Hawks and his Red Tailed Hawk at his live hawk show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By falconer Rich Escutia....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
I&M Canal National Heritage Area Anniversary Boat Ride
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
Monarch Way Stations
Aug. 25, 2019 , Noon - 2 p.m.
Monarch way stations are identified milkweed hot spots that provide valuable habitat and nectar sources for monarchs. Staff will be at each location to share information and activities on monarchs, milkweed and pollinators. Search for monarch eggs and caterpillars in action. Take home handouts about how you can help mo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60410
(815) 886-1467
Summer Craft & Vendor Show
Aug. 25, 2019
Come out and join for our Summer Craft & Vendor show! There will be a variety of Crafters, Vendors, Artisans, and food available! ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
Cruisin' Into Lockport
Now - Aug. 26, 2019 , 6:30PM-8:30PM
Come out to Central Square and First Midwest Bank parking lots, located at 9th and Hamilton in downtown Lockport to see the classic car show and listen to great live entertainment. Shop the farmer's market and enjoy delicious food and drinks as well. Kids will love our inflatable obstacle course, face painting and much...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Central Square
S Hamilton St, Lockport, IL 60441
Lockport, Il 60441
(815)838-1183
Lemont Farmers Market
Aug. 27, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Saving Your Prized Possessions
Aug. 27, 2019 , 7:00PM-8:30PM
Do you have family heirlooms, collectables and other prized possessions? Discover the factors that make stuff fall apart. Learn easy and effective methods to save and store from a museum expert. Best yet, learn how to do it without spending a small fortune! This program provides practical advice for anyone concerned wi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Trivia Night
Aug. 27, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Discovery Isle
Aug. 28, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Aug. 28, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
Concerts on the Hill - Season Grand Finale
Aug. 29, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Grand Finale featuring Joliet Township HS Orchestra and Joliet American Legion Band. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Nocturnal Chorus for Adults
Aug. 29, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:30PM
Study insects inside Four Rivers Environmental Education Center and then head out to hike, seek and discover marvelously loud little critters. This opportunity to travel the preserve after dark could reveal some fantastic finds. Please dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Indoor facilities are accessible. Outdoor a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tours
Now - Aug. 30, 2019 , 6:00PM
Haunted Prison Tours every Friday in August at 6:00PM! Visit https://www.jolietmuseum.org for more information and to sign up!...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Music in the Park
Aug. 30, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Rock the Woods
Aug. 30, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Nothing says summer more than the pairing of food and live music. Enjoy a night out with family and friends as the Forest Preserve hosts a concert featuring the popular local band Infinity, along with some of the most sought-after food trucks in the Chicagoland area. So grab your favorite lawn chair, claim a spot on th...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
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
Now - 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
Old Joliet Prison August Tours
Now - Aug. 31, 2019 , Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! August Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM (except August 24th) Sunday 1:00PM (except August 25th) Haunted Tours every Friday @ 6:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "camp...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Dream Machines Car Show & Cruise Night
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 , 5:00PM-10:00PM
Events include cars, cruisers, food, music and family fun....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals Dining
Streator City Park
N. Park St.
Streator, Il 61364
8156722055
Mission: Monarchs
Aug. 31, 2019 , 8:00AM-9:30AM
Monarchs are amazing, traveling 3,000 miles in their annual migration. Be a part of their journey. The Monarch Watch Tagging Program is a large-scale citizen scientist program that has helped us understand the spectacular dynamics through tag and release. Learn techniques to safely net and tag the monarchs at Isle a la...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Music in the Park
Aug. 31, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
8154342737
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Aug. 31, 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. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
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
Event Type: Festivals Ongoing Holiday - Spring/Summer
Streator City Park
N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Streator's Labor Day Celebration
Aug. 30, 2019 - Sep. 1, 2019
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Streator at the Streator City Park and numerous Downtown Locations. Events include, Cruise Night and Car Show, one of the state's largest car events featuring over 500 cars. Includes annual cruise night car show, carnival, music, food, parade and family fun....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Streator City Park and Downtown Locations
Labor Day Parade
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
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Spring/Summer
Streator City Park
E. Main St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Living History Demonstrations
Sep. 1, 2019 , 12:00PM-3:00PM
Experience history up close and personal. On these Sundays you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. Depending on the weather, this program is offered indoors or outside. Indoor facilities are accessible; outdoor activities may take place on uneven terrain. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Streator Labor Day Parade
Sep. 1, 2019 , 12:00PM
Celebrate Labor Day in Streator with the Labor Day Parade! Starts at noon on September 1st at East Main Street in the City Park. Sponsored by the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Labor recognition event featuring floats, music, state and local businesses and organizations....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Streator City Park
Thresherman's Reunion
Aug. 29, 2019 - Sep. 2, 2019
The second oldest steam show in the US! 2019's event will feature Oliver, Massey-Harris, and pre-1935 tractors. The corresponding parade will go through downtown Pontiac September 1....More Info
Event Type: Other
Downtown Pontiac
Labor Day BBQ
Aug. 31, 2019 - Sep. 2, 2019 , 2:00PM-9:00PM
Grizzly Jack's brings all of the backyard favorites at our Labor Day BBQ! Taking place at Bear Island Outdoor Bar & Grill, surround yourself in our gorgeous scenery and enjoy the holiday!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, Il 61373
(866) 399-3866
Labor Day Guided Hike
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
Lemont Farmers Market
Sep. 3, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Sep. 3, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
"Down on Main" Street Concert - American English
Sep. 5, 2019 , 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us on South Main Street. Admission is FREE. Your favorite local vendors will have food and beverages for sale. Live entertainment starts at 6pm. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Prouty Community Building
435 S Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356
BBQ-n-Blues & Rib Cook-off
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
Nature Meditation
Sep. 6, 2019 , 6:30AM-8:00AM
Start your day off with nature meditation. The benefits of being immersed in nature are numerous. This mindfulness program is designed to give a unique experience in nature. Participate in a Solo Sit which will enable you to focus on the present moment. Experience this special opportunity as you spend time with nature...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Race Your Ride
Sep. 6, 2019 , 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Race Your Ride is your chance to take on the same track that the pros do. Ever want to see what it's like to take a trip down the same quarter mile legends like John Force have conquered? Now's your chance. Race your ride is still a Test & Tune, your opportunity to safely see how fast you can race down the dragstrip...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Jalopy Fest
Sep. 6, 2019 - Sep. 7, 2019 , 9:00AM-12:00PM
The 10th Annual Jalopy Fest is a traditional type hot rod and custom car show. Featuring a swap meet, pin-up contest, music and of course tons of traditional hot rods and custom cars! Fun for the whole family! ...More Info
Cost: $10 Friday & $15 Saturday Event Type: Festivals
Grundy County Speedway
8890 N. Route 47
Morris, Il 60450
A River Thru History - The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous
Sep. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Columbia Woods (Forest Preserve District of Cook County)
Intersection of Archer Avenue & Willow Springs Road
Willow Springs, Il 60480
Alzheimer Walk
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
Artisan Market at Hornbaker Gardens
Sep. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Our seventh annual Artisan Market! Join us in our beautiful country setting for a day filled with 30+ fine artists, August Hill wine, delicious home-baked items, Tangled Roots craft beer, live music, local lunch fare, ice cream, fresh-picked local produce, henna tattoo artist, rock balancing artist, take a turn on the...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Bird Hike
Sep. 7, 2019 , 9:00AM-10:00AM
September is one of the best months of the year to see migrating songbirds! See what birds are coming and going throughout Isle a la Cache preserve. Join this guided bird hike as a naturalist helps you check the tree tops, skies and river for our feathered friends. No previous birding experience is required. Bring bino...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Jazz'N the Street
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
Market Fresh on Broadway
Sep. 7, 2019 , 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Farmer's Market and Craft Fair...More Info
Event Type: Dining Ongoing
Campbell Park
580 S. Broadway St.
Coal City, IL 60416
Men Who Cook
Sep. 7, 2019 , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
MEN WHO COOK is a favorite of all ages and provides critical financial support for the Will County Children's Advocacy Center -- providing hope, healing, and justice for abused children. With over 1,100 attendees last year, MEN WHO COOK is widely recognized as the largest and most popular, single-day, fundraiser to sup...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Blvd
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-5500
Midewin by Auto
Sep. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:30PM
Important and experience some of Midewin's best examples of restored prairie. Learn how Midewin will change and what that will mean for wildlife and recreation. Visit one of the remaining ammunition bunkers for a glimpse into the past. A few stops at points of interest are made; you can stay in your vehicle if you choo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Sep. 7, 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. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Prairie Farmstead Tour
Sep. 7, 2019 , 9:30Am-11:00AM
"Preferable by far to the timberlands." - Quote from Henry J. Able, 1838. Although we often focus on the transformation of the old Arsenal to restored tallgrass prairie, it was actually during the Agricultural Era of Midewin, from 1830 to 1940, when most of the prairie disappeared under the sizzle of the self-scouring ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Water Lantern Festival Joliet
Sep. 7, 2019 , 4:00PM-9:00PM
Joliet Water Lantern Festival is coming up on September 7, 2019! Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY! Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of l...More Info
Cost: 1-40 Event Type: Festivals
New Lennox Village Commons
1 Veterans Pkwy
New Lenox, Il 60451
Joliet Greek Fest
Sep. 6, 2019 - Sep. 8, 2019 , Friday & Saturday 4:00PM-11:00PM | Sunday 12:00PM-8:00PM
Enjoy the Joliet Greek Fest at St. George Serbian Hall & Grounds. Greek Music, Greek Food and a Great Time! Friday night band is Maggie Speaks OPA!...More Info
Cost: $5 cover Friday | $2 cover Saturday & Sundy Event Type: Festivals
St. George Serbian Hall & Grounds
300 Stryker Ave
Joliet, Il
A River Thru History - The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous
Sep. 8, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Columbia Woods (Forest Preserve District of Cook County)
Intersection of Archer Avenue & Willow Springs Road
Willow Springs, Il 60480
Brewery Tour
Sep. 8, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Dare to Be 2019 Tour for Women
Sep. 8, 2019 , 6:00PM
Dare To Be is an annual one-night event designed for women of ALL ages. The brand-new theme for 2019 is "Speak To The Storm" and Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill prayerfully sculpt the night around worship, music, and two full Bible teaching sessions....More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Mary Uthoff Memorial Walkway Mosaic Art Dedication
Sep. 8, 2019 , 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Fun for all ages from 12-3PM with a photo opportunity, hands-on art, face painting, and a living statue. A brief program at 1PM will include remarks from mosaic artist, Susan Burton. The Arts Commission is grateful for the community's support. We hope you can join us to celebrate public art in Princeton! ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
523 S. Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356
815-875-2631
Monarch Mania Program
Sep. 8, 2019 , 1:30PM
Every fall thousands of Monarch butterflies migrate south to Central Mexico! Come out and learn all about these fascinating creatures and get the chance to see the process of tagging and releasing Monarchs for research. By Doug Taron of the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network and Illinois Nature Museum in Chicago....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
1-815-667-5351
Ottawa Rescue Case
Sep. 8, 2019 , 1:30PM
Hear the Heinz Suppan tell the tale of Jim Gray and our local abolitionist hero John Hossack, who went to jail under the Fugitive Slave Act for helping save a man from slave catchers. ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Vintage Faire
Sep. 8, 2019 , 11:00am - 5:00pm
The Vintage Faire is back! Come visit your favorite retail stores with the charming, amazing and always unique Vintage Faire finds. Shabby chic, farmhouse fresh, rockin retro, awesome antiques, sassy salvage, new, used, junk, handmade, recreated, refabuloused, barnwood, garden decor, gifts, soaps, lotions, farm to tab...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts/Crafts
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
Altered Connections
Sep. 9, 2019 , 5:30PM-7:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Lemont Farmers Market
Sep. 10, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM
Lemont Farmers Market - - - "Tuesdays on Talcott" will run every Tuesday, starting the second Tuesday in June - June 11 through October 29, 2019, 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Talcott municipal lot, corner of Stephen Street & Talcott Street. ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Talcott municipal lot, corner of Stephen Street & Talcott Street
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Sep. 10, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
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
Little Explorers
Sep. 11, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! A variety of group and free play activities will be available. We encourage experiencing all...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Romeoville, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Sound Meditation in the Salt Cave
Sep. 11, 2019 , 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Join us for a relaxing meditative journey as you experience the sounds and vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Wind Chimes, Tuning Forks, & Drum. This event is limited to the first 10 people who register by following the payment link here, or calling us! Cost: $35 Facilitator: Pam Booras, Certified Traditional Natur...More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
SaltTreeYoga and Wellness Center
310 1/2 W. Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival
Sep. 12, 2019 , 6:00PM-10:00PM
Doors open at 6pm. Food and drink available for purchase. Bar will be open for adult beverages. Movies begin at 6:30PM...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Story Telling
Roxy Theater
1017 S State St
Lockport, Il 60441
Spider Hike
Sep. 12, 2019 , 7:00PM- 8:30PM
These eight-legged crawling critters scare many, but in reality we should all be thankful they are a part of our ecosystem! In this fun, family program, you will learn about many of our local species, their benefit to the environment, and some of their amazing adaptations. We will also go outside and search for these m...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Trivia Night
Sep. 12, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
Wild Edibles
Sep. 12, 2019 , 6:30PM-7:30PM
You're stranded in the wilderness. You've consumed the last bits of your granola bar and you're famished. What do you eat? Discover the bounty the land has to offer on a walk along Isle a la Cache's trails. Try tasty flower petals, snack on crushed crawlies, and more! Indoor facilities are accessible; outdoor activitie...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Birdies, Bogeys, & Brews Golf Outing
Sep. 13, 2019
Lunch and prizes at River Hawk Brewing following the golf outing! ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Heritage Bluffs Golf Course
24355 West Bluff Road
Channahon, IL
(815) 942-0113
Chicago Blues Angels Concert
Sep. 13, 2019 , 7:30pm
Chicago Blues Angels bring awesome Blues, Rock 'N' Roll, & Soul Music to the Rooftop Sept. 13th! Doors open at 6:45pm. Show begins at 7:30pm with a Beverage Bar and Access to Museum Galleries. ...More Info
Cost: $10 General Public | $8 Museum Members & Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 Ottawa St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Lockport Women's Club Spooky Night Out
Sep. 13, 2019 , 6:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
HellsGate Haunted House
3101 Canal St.
Lockport, Il 60441
605-301-4283
3 French Hens French Country Market
Sep. 14, 2019 , 8:00AM-2:00PM
Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more!...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Canal Port
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Bring Your Own Boat: Kayak Skills and Safety (Advanced)
Sep. 14, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
This workshop, led by U.S. Canoe Association/American Canoe Association certified instructors, covers basic kayak safety on slow moving water. Safety topics and equipment will be covered on shore and then participants will head out on the water to practice some new safety skills. Topics will include rope basics, wet ex...More Info
Cost: $40/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rivals Lookout Park
35149 S. Rivals Road
Wilmington, Il 60481
(815) 722-9470
Bring Your Own Boat: Kayak Skills and Safety (Advanced)
Sep. 14, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
This workshop, led by U.S. Canoe Association/American Canoe Association certified instructors, covers basic kayak safety on slow moving water. Safety topics and equipment will be covered on shore and then participants will head out on the water to practice some new safety skills. Topics will include rope basics, wet ex...More Info
Cost: $40/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rivals Lookout Park
35149 S. Rivals Road
Wilmington, Il 60481
(815) 722-9470
Marseilles Renaissance Faire
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
Morris Cruise Night
Sep. 14, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
For more information, visit http://morriscruisenight.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Oktober Fest
Sep. 14, 2019 , 2:00PM
Celebrate Oktober Fest with outdoor activies for families, fall brews and seasonal foods!...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Sep. 14, 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. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Sports Bash: A Celebration of Champions
Sep. 14, 2019
For more information, please visit http://jolietmuseum.org...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Super Chevy Show
Sep. 14, 2019 - Sep. 15, 2019 , 9:00AM-6:00PM
ollowing an outpour of enthusiasm displayed by Chevrolet fans in the Chicagoland area, the major automotive publisher The Super Chevy Show will bring the event to a new level at as it crosses the street from Chicagoland Speedway's Champion's Park to Route 66 Raceway's drag strip on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15....More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60433
815-722-RACE (7223)
Musica Viva: International Faculty Artist Concert featuring pianist Yukiko Fujimura
Sep. 15, 2019 , 3:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
2019 Tribute to Frank Sinatra Tribute Show
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
Opening Day
Sep. 16, 2019 , 10:00AM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Dollinger Family Farm
7502 E. Hansel Road
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-6766
2019 Tribute to Frank Sinatra Tribute Show
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
Lemont Farmers Market
Sep. 17, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Sep. 17, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
We Will Rock You
Sep. 17, 2019 , 7:30PM
WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen's live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and "a band without parallel in the theatre" behind the cast, the audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock a...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Autumnal Equinox Campfire
Sep. 18, 2019 , 7:30PM-9:00PM
Celebrate the coming of fall with other adults in a beautiful forest preserve. Activities may include a campfire, songs, stories, poetry and a night hike. Enjoy the magic of nighttime at this after-hours, adults- only experience. This event will take place rain or shine. The hike will be 1-2 miles on paved trails. Mee...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Reels at the Rialto - "Walk the Line"
Sep. 19, 2019 , 7:00 PM
Tickets available day-of or in advance at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office. No online ticket sales. September 19th - "Walk the Line" The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Rober...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Dwight Harvest Days
Sep. 19, 2019 - Sep. 20, 2019
Dwight's premiere annual event is a great time for the whole family. Enjoy crafts, flea markets, pie baking and pie eating contests, escape rooms, hypnosis/magician, Karaoke contest, photo booth, Live Country Music, Live Dixieland Band, All Star Jam Band, Hairbanger's Ball, car show, tractor show and hours of fun at A...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals Dining
Downtown Dwight
Dwight, IL 60420
Race Your Ride
Sep. 20, 2019 , 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Race Your Ride is your chance to take on the same track that the pros do. Ever want to see what it's like to take a trip down the same quarter mile legends like John Force have conquered? Now's your chance. Race your ride is still a Test & Tune, your opportunity to safely see how fast you can race down the dragstrip...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Ottawa Restaurant Week
Sep. 15, 2019 - Sep. 21, 2019 , Varies
Indulge as we celebrate local, September 15 - 21st, with Farmers and Restauranteurs alike! Each location is offering special dishes made with local produce, meat, dairy, and honey. Try a dish or two at multiple locations throughout Ottawa, and expand your flavor profile. ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Varies
22nd Annual Prairie Day
Sep. 21, 2019 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
The Annual Prairie Day celebrates the prairie environment at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. Offerings usually include animal presentation, plant celebration with wagon rides on the prairie, and children activities. All other park amenities ae open: Butterfly barn, picnic areas, play yards, Trails and the Cr...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-2899
Bike-a-Rita
Sep. 21, 2019 , 10:30AM ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-5000
Dwight Harvest Days
Sep. 21, 2019
Dwight's premiere annual event is a great time for the whole family. Enjoy crafts, flea markets, pie baking and pie eating contests, escape rooms, hypnosis/magician, Karaoke contest, photo booth, Live Country Music, Live Dixieland Band, All Star Jam Band, Hairbanger's Ball, car show, tractor show and hours of fun at A...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals Dining
Downtown Dwight
Dwight, IL 60420
Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo
Sep. 21, 2019 , 9:00AM-5:00PM
Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo is a quality expo in the realm of todays comic book conventions. With comic book artists and others who work Disney, DC, Marvel, Darkhorse comics and more . Authors of sci-fi, fantasy, horror , drama along with other works. Dealers and vendors with vintage and current items in today...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Geology of Midewin
Sep. 21, 2019 , 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
15,000 years ago, a one-mile thick glacial ice sheet moved over Illinois leaving its mark on Midewin. Environments in prehistoric times included tropical swamplands and subtropical oceans. View the rocks, hills and plains of Midewin that still bear evidence of these vastly different environments. This car caravan tour ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
iFest 2019
Sep. 21, 2019 , 12:00pm
This event will be a multicultural event featuring various countries from around the world. iFest will be hosted at The Promenade Bolingbrook where visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular outdoor venue with FREE Parking & Admission. Culture, music, and dance from countries around the world are the focus of iFest w...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
Market Fresh on Broadway
Sep. 21, 2019 , 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Farmer's Market and Craft Fair...More Info
Event Type: Dining Ongoing
Campbell Park
580 S. Broadway St.
Coal City, IL 60416
Marseilles Fall Rummage Sales
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 , 12pm - 11pm
September 21st is the official start of Oktoberfest, come celebrate with Metal Monkey Brewing. We will have copious amount of our Oktoberfest beer flowing! Gnarly Knots food truck will be from 5-8pm. $10 pre-order will get you a Metal Monkey branded stein & your first fill for the day, limited to the first 100. Fun and...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Drive, Suite 900
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 524-3139
Oktoberfest
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
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Sep. 21, 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. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Team Demolition Derby Round 5 Racin For Boobs
Sep. 21, 2019 , 4:00PM-10:00PM
Team Demolition Derby, Racin for Boobs! Bald for Boobs $20 donation, Balloon Release, Ladies Demo, Circle Track Cars & Trucks! ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60433
815-722-RACE (7223)
Woodland and River Hike
Sep. 21, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from a naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through oak-hickory forest near the Des Plaines River. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Meet at Frederick's Grove Shelter, and ple...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove
27110 S McKinley Woods Road
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Live Hawk Show
Sep. 7, 2019 - Sep. 22, 2019
Have an up close and personal visit with 3 very special hawks and their handler Rich Escutia. Rich will cover the biology and hunting instincts of each of his two Harris Hawks and his Red Tailed Hawk at his live hawk show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By falconer Rich Escutia....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
GTOAA Regional All Pontiac Cruise and Show
Sep. 21, 2019 - Sep. 22, 2019
We're excited to welcome back the GTOAA for their annual car show! More information will be available at a later date for when exactly to see these gorgeous cars on display around the square....More Info
Event Type: Other
Downtown Pontiac
Midwest SOARRING Foundation 25th Annual Harvest Pow Wow
Sep. 21, 2019 - Sep. 22, 2019 , 11:00AM-5:00PM
Join us for the 25th Annual Midwest SOARRING Foundation Harvest Pow Wow. Bring your friends and family. All are welcome at our family fun event. Our traditional Powwow is a time to celebrate life, renew friendships, and share our Native American culture through dance, drumming, art, and story telling. ...More Info
Cost: Adults $12 | Seniors 62+ $9 | Children 3-12 $7 |Kids under 3 free. Event Type: Festivals
Naperville Settlement
Naperville, Il
708-257-4300
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
Event Type: Festivals Wine Tasting
Matthiessen State Park
2500 Illinois Route 178
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4111
Dwight Harvest Days
Sep. 22, 2019
Dwight's premiere annual event is a great time for the whole family. Enjoy crafts, flea markets, pie baking and pie eating contests, escape rooms, hypnosis/magician, Karaoke contest, photo booth, Live Country Music, Live Dixieland Band, All Star Jam Band, Hairbanger's Ball, car show, tractor show and hours of fun at A...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals Dining
Downtown Dwight
Dwight, IL 60420
iFest 2019
Sep. 22, 2019 , 12:00pm
This event will be a multicultural event featuring various countries from around the world. iFest will be hosted at The Promenade Bolingbrook where visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular outdoor venue with FREE Parking & Admission. Culture, music, and dance from countries around the world are the focus of iFest w...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Sep. 22, 2019 , 7:30PM
With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. ...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Lemont Farmers Market
Sep. 24, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Sep. 24, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Joliet Junior College Student Recital
Sep. 25, 2019 , 12:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
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
Farmers Market
Now - Sep. 26, 2019 , 3:00 PM
Thursdays July 11-September 26. Check out our Oglesby, IL Facebook page for more details....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Oglesby
8th Annual Autumn Craft Beer Tasting
Sep. 26, 2019 , 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Learn more about different seasonal beer styles from award winning home brewer Scott Pointon. Food is included. Proceeds to benefit the Lemont community. ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Ale Trail
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria & Pub
206 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439
815-370-4942
Trivia Night
Sep. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
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
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tours
Sep. 6, 2019 - Sep. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM
Haunted Prison Tours every Friday in September at 6:00PM! Also September 23-30 EVERYDAY @ 6:00PM September 27-28 @ 8:00PM Visit https://www.jolietmuseum.org for more information and to sign up!...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Fall Craft & Vendor Show
Sep. 27, 2019
Come out and join for our Fall Craft & Vendor show! There will be a variety of Crafters, Vendors, Artisans, and food available! ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday
Sep. 27, 2019 , 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday at the Courthouse - Corn Festival Friday!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E. Washington St.
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus Live!
Sep. 27, 2019 , 8:00PM
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray....More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
"Down on Main" Street Concert - Bourbon Aristocracy
Sep. 28, 2019 , 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us on South Main Street. Admission is FREE. Your favorite local vendors will have food and beverages for sale. Live entertainment starts at 6pm. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Prouty Community Building
435 S Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356
32nd Annual Scarecrow Festival
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
Alter Fest
Sep. 28, 2019 , 5:00PM-10:00PM
Alter Fest is returning on Saturday, September 28th! This annual festival is a celebration of all of our fans and another great year in the books! We're on our way to 4 years old and couldn't have done it without all of the amazing people that have supported our craft. Here are all of the juicy details: VIP Tick...More Info
Cost: $25 Early Bird, $40 VIP Event Type: Festivals
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Brewery Tour
Sep. 28, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Dayton Bluffs Preserve Trail 5k/10k Run Walk
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
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Dayton Bluffs Preserve
2997 IL-71
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Fall Color Paddle (Intermediate)
Sep. 28, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Paddle the DuPage and Des Plaines river confluence to enjoy a fall color display and a chance to see a few migratory birds. This program is led by certified kayak instructors and interpretive naturalists. Basic kayaking experience is required. All equipment is included in this program. The natural surface launch area i...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Fall Color Paddle (Intermediate)
Sep. 28, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Paddle the DuPage and Des Plaines river confluence to enjoy a fall color display and a chance to see a few migratory birds. This program is led by certified kayak instructors and interpretive naturalists. Basic kayaking experience is required. All equipment is included in this program. The natural surface launch area i...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Fall Craft & Vendor Show
Sep. 28, 2019
Come out and join for our Fall Craft & Vendor show! There will be a variety of Crafters, Vendors, Artisans, and food available! ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Sep. 28, 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. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
71st Annual Grundy County Corn Festival
Sep. 25, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019
For more information visit www.cornfestival.org ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Ongoing
Downtown Morris
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
The Wolves
Sep. 27, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019 , Various Times
An indoor high school girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A Portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls; facing the world with the utmost fortitude, they set an example of sisterhood. Amid the r...More Info
Cost: Various Event Type: Performing Arts
Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5500
20th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Craft Show
Sep. 28, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019 , Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM | Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Every year at Boggio's Orchard & Produce, we host a craft show for local crafters to show off their new crafts. This event is always held on the last weekend of September, and goes on from 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm. With over 200 crafters, the craft show is a great place to find those fall de...More Info
Cost: $5.00 admission | 2 and under free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Boggio's Orchard and Produce
12087 IL Highway 71
Granville, Il 61326
815-339-2245
Adult Painting Party with Lori McCarter
Sep. 29, 2019
Enjoy an afternoon of fun, creativity, and art. Your completed art work will go home with you that afternoon! ...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Arts/Crafts
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Fall Craft & Vendor Show
Sep. 29, 2019
Come out and join for our Fall Craft & Vendor show! There will be a variety of Crafters, Vendors, Artisans, and food available! ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
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
OId Joliet Prison September Tours
Sep. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019 , Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! September Dates: Thursday, Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM Sunday 1:00PM Haunted Tours every Friday @ 6:00PM September 23-30 Haunted Tours everyday @ 6:00PM September 27th & 28th @ 8:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for...More Info
Cost: $15-$20 Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
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
Woods Walk
Sep. 1, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019 , 8:00AM-8:00PM
Get out and get moving! It's the return of "Woods Walk"! Experience 10 of Will County's top-rated trails during their fall splendor. Trail lengths range from 1.5 to 4 miles, and each trail offers its own unique experience. Bring your binoculars, field guides and a camera. Trails provide great photo opportunities. You c...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Various Parks
(815) 727-8700

 


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