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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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Co-Op Park Party Celebration
Jul. 23, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Come enjoy a fun night out in the park with family and friends. There will be music, inflatables, face painting and more for all to enjoy....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Sunset Park, 729 Murphy Dr., Romeoville
1811 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-838-1183
Lemont Farmers Market
Jul. 23, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Midewin For Kids - The Life of a Butterfly
Jul. 23, 2019 , 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Come discover the life cycle of butterflies. Learn about habitats, butterfly nectar plants and host plants. Be ready to learn and explore the life of butterflies. Recommended for families. If you'd like to register for this program, please call 815 423-6370....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Taco Tuesdays
Jul. 23, 2019 , 2 - 2:30 p.m.
What is yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? Taco the turtle, of course! Join us as we celebrate Taco Tuesdays in July. Our version of Taco Tuesdays will be an up-close chance to meet Taco, our ambassador Blanding's turtle. A naturalist will have Taco out of the exhibit tank for closer viewing. Learn the story ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Trivia Night
Jul. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Caterpillar Hike
Jul. 24, 2019 , 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Are you mesmerized by cute caterpillars and beautiful butterflies? Do the life cycles of these incredible insects fascinate you? During this family-friendly program, we will take a close-up look at caterpillars and their behaviors and then venture out in search of local caterpillars. The hike will be approximately 1 mi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Discovery Isle
Jul. 24, 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
Discovery Isle: Arrows!
Jul. 24, 2019 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday this summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This week investigate the museum's native arrow collection. Then, try your hand at pressure flaking while making your own arrow out of soap. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program may includ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
FREE-n-FUN B-I-N-G-O
Jul. 24, 2019 , 6:00PM
Only Winners come to FREE N Fun bar BINGO!!!!! Family Friendly great experience every Wednesday at 6pm at the cost of your time. The more people you bring the more chance to win a prize so bring your friends, take the group out and have fun while you play Bingo with 10 Prizes every week you really don't want to be a lo...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jul. 24, 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
Midewin For Kids - Batty Evening
Jul. 24, 2019 , 7:30PM-9:30PM
Everyone welcome, not just for kids! Learn about the flying mammal that eats mosquitoes! Decorate a bat house to take home (one per family). Take a short hike looking for these tiny, wonderful creatures of the night. Wear long sleeved shirts, pants, close-toed shoes and socks. Bring bug-repellent. Recommended for famil...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
Concerts on the Hill - Folk & Rock Night
Jul. 25, 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. Folk & Rock Night featuring Colleen Wild Band, "Footloose" JDG Musical Preview, and Root Duo: Joe Filisko & Eric Noden...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
Happy Mornings Yoga & Hike
Jul. 25, 2019 , 9-10:30 a.m.
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
Midewin For Kids - Dragonflie aka Mosquito Hawks
Jul. 25, 2019 , 12:30PM-2:30PM
Spy these mosquito hunters near the Midewin pond! Learn how to work with a net to catch & release. Recommended for ages 6-12, but all ages welcome. If you'd like to register for this program, please call 815-423-6370....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival
Jul. 25, 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
Sunset Soiree
Jul. 25, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Jul. 25, 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
Spring Valley Municipal Friday Night Band Concerts
Now - Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:30 - 8:30pm
Limited seating available. Bring your own lawn chair. Visit www.spring-valley.il.us to find exact dates....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Downtown Spring Valley Mini Park
100 Block of East St. Paul Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
8156644221
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tours
Now - Jul. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM
Haunted Tours every Friday night in July at 6:00PM! Visit https://www.jolietmuseum.org for more information....More Info
Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Bring Your Own Boat: Touring Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Jul. 26, 2019 , 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Bring your own kayak or canoe and a personal flotation device (PFD) for a fun evening tour of Rock Run Rookery Preserve. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. Previous kayaking experience is required. All participants must wear a PFD. The natu...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
Lemont Legends Cruise Night
Jul. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Music in the Park
Jul. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Night Golf
Jul. 26, 2019 , 8:00pm
Join us for Night Golf at Bolingbrook's home of fun, food, and golf! 9 hole scramble begins at 8:00pm. Beverage cart will be available on the course. Be sure to join us for dinner at Ashbury's before golf. ...More Info
Cost: $30 per player in advance | $35 at the door Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Boughton Ridge Golf Course
335 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 783-6604
River Ramble
Jul. 26, 2019 , 9-10 a.m.
Explore the wonders of Isle a la Cache preserve on this guided nature hike. Learn which plants and animals call this island home. Explore the shores of the Des Plaines River while learning the history of the island from the 1750s to today. This program includes hiking less than 1 mile on preserve trails over uneven ter...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Summer Concert Series - Cody Calkins
Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM(Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Cody Calkins. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. The remaining dates are July 5, 12, 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
Ag in the Park
Jul. 27, 2019 , 9:00AM-3:00PM
Celebrate agriculture in Streator's history at Ag in the Park! Farm displays, products and antique equipment on hand. Includes farmer's market, flea market, log carvers, children rides, barnyard animals, blacksmith, music and refreshments....More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Streator City Park
Civil War Weapons and Equipment
Jul. 27, 2019 , 1:30PM
THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LASALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Examine the Civil War Soldier's basic equipment and the arms and Ammunition used by the infantry. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Comicopolis
Jul. 27, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Lockport's 5th annual Comic and Fandom Con just keeps getting bigger and better! 60+ artists, writers, and specialty vendors selling one of a kind merchandise at affordable prices. Special guests Dan Brereton, Marc Andreyko, Gene Ha, Lorrisa Julianus, and Jordan Vintryst. Cosplay costume contest with five cash prizes....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
White Oak Library District
121 E. 8th Street
Lockport, Il 60441
8155524185
Harry Potter's Birthday Party at Prairie Fox Books
Jul. 27, 2019 , 11:00-3:00
Come and celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with Prairie Fox Books! Join us for an all ages event with food, games, activities, giveaways, and plenty more. Bring a piece of clothing to help free a House Elf and receive 15% off any bookstore purchase that day (all clothing donations will benefit PADS in Ottawa). Free and...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Prairie Fox Books
719 La Salle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-7323
Music in the Park
Jul. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM
The City of Ottawa proudly presents their "Music in the Park" Series every Saturday evening at the historic Washington Square Park! This family friendly event offers a variety of live music for all ages! Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs! Rain Location: 807 LaSalle Street...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E Lafayette St
Ottawa, Il 61350
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jul. 27, 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
Pop-Up In The Park
Jul. 27, 2019 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
Avoid the construction and visit your favorite local retailers all in one place at Pop-Up in the Park! ...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Coal City Lions Park Skate Park
480 S. Illinois St.
Coal City, IL 60416
(815) 942-0113
Prairie Ramble at Kankakee Sands
Jul. 27, 2019 , 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Kankakee Sands is one of Will County's newest improved sites. Come enjoy a morning stroll through the beautiful savannah. Learn about the importance of the ecosystem and discover some of the plants, birds and bugs that make the sands their home. Please wear appropriate walking shoes, dress for the weather and bring bug...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Kankakee Sands
North of Route 113 and West of West River Road in Custer Township
Wilmington, Il 60481
(815) 722-9470
Scout Flea Market
Jul. 27, 2019 , 9:00AM-2:00PM
Scout Flea Market is a sweet, charming, family friendly, and free market which takes place at True North, one of the BEST vintage stores around. Stroll through 25 vendors set up outside, in the parking lot. They travel from all over just to bring you the 'good' things... vintage, antiques, salvage and furniture. Then s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, Il 60450
815-705-0161
Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sales
Jul. 27, 2019
For more information visit http://shopmorrisil.com/...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Old Joliet Prison July Tours
Now - Jul. 28, 2019 , Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! July Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM Sunday 1:00PM Haunted Tours every Friday @ 6:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October...More Info
Cost: $15-$20 Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
Jul. 25, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019 , All day
Both the NMRA and the NMCA roll into Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, over the weekend of July 25 – 28, 2019. This is the ONLY event where the NMRA and NMCA compete against each other for the ultimate bragging rights! The 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is one of th...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60432
815-722-5500
Catfish Days
Jul. 25, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019
Come and visit Downtown Wilmington for Catfish Days! This years theme is Catfish Days Goes to Woodstock! More details on their website....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Wilmington, Il
"Footloose" by Joliet Drama Club
Jul. 26, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019
"Footloose" is presented by the Joliet Drama Guild. Visit www.jolietdramaguild.org or call 877-534-1933 for more information....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Drive a Supercar in Chicago
Jul. 26, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019 , 9:00AM-5:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Autobahn Country Club
3795 CenterPoint Way
Joliet, Il 60436
815-722-2223
Christina the Fabulous
Jul. 28, 2019 , 5pm-8pm
Christina Marie Eltrevoog is the "Christina the Fabulous"! Listen to this musician from Ottawa and you'll be glad you got out. Smokehouse Specials all Day. Enjoy some dinner and lovely music!...More Info
Cost: No Cover Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
Brewery Tour
Jul. 27, 2019 - Jul. 29, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Lemont Farmers Market
Jul. 30, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Midewin For Kids - Birds The Word
Jul. 30, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Learn about birds of Midewin & their habitats! Learn how to use binoculars! Take a short birding hike! Recommended for ages 6-10. If you'd like to register for this program, please call 815-423-6370....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Taco Tuesdays
Jul. 30, 2019 , 2 - 2:30 p.m.
What is yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? Taco the turtle, of course! Join us as we celebrate Taco Tuesdays in July. Our version of Taco Tuesdays will be an up-close chance to meet Taco, our ambassador Blanding's turtle. A naturalist will have Taco out of the exhibit tank for closer viewing. Learn the story ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Historic Trolley July Tours
Now - Jul. 31, 2019 , Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM, Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM & 3:00PM-4:30PM
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call (815) 220-7386 or cl...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Discovery Isle: Birds!
Jul. 31, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday this summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This week explore the world of birds. Learn about birds of Illinois, try your hand at building a giant bird's nest and make a bird craft to take home. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
FREE-n-FUN B-I-N-G-O
Jul. 31, 2019 , 6:00PM
Only Winners come to FREE N Fun bar BINGO!!!!! Family Friendly great experience every Wednesday at 6pm at the cost of your time. The more people you bring the more chance to win a prize so bring your friends, take the group out and have fun while you play Bingo with 10 Prizes every week you really don't want to be a lo...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jul. 31, 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
Midewin For Kids - Pond Life
Jul. 31, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Uncover an amazing underwater world. Learn about the insects, amphibians, and mammals that call the pond their home. Dress for getting a bit dirty. Recommend for ages 6-12. If you'd like to register for this program, please call 815-423-6370....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Reptiles of the Dunes
Jul. 31, 2019 , 6 - 7 p.m.
Lizards? ... in Illinois? No way! ... Yes way! Explore the home of the six-lined racerunner, learn about some cool reptiles, and understand why they have chosen this nature preserve as their home. This family-friendly hike will be approximately 0.5 mile over uneven natural terrain. Please wear long pants and bug repell...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve
24229 W Rt. 113
Braidwood, Il 60408
(815) 722-9470
Welcomeburger
Jul. 31, 2019 , 5:00 PM
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their 54th Annual Welcomeburger in Washington Square Park! This is the kick-off for the Riverfest! Everyone is welcome! Enjoy food, drink, and LIVE music! The fee includes a picnic buffet, with drinks and admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ottawa Chamber ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Washington Square Park
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-0084
City of Morris' Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Aug. 1, 2019 , 6:30PM
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and relax in the cool breezes of a summer night and enjoy a great concert....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E. Washington St.
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Concerts on the Hill - Dog Night
Aug. 1, 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. Dog Night featuring Wild Upside and Selectones. Bring Fido for Dog Night! All dogs must have current rabies tag and be o...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Follow a Bee
Aug. 1, 2019 , 9:30 - 11 a.m.
In this fun, family program, discover some of the amazing pollinators that help our prairies. Participate in amusing activities, including learning the waggle dance. Become citizen scientists and track the busy bees' activity. Please dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring bug repellent and a water bott...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Midewin For Kids - Prairie Detectives
Aug. 1, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Walk on a real prairie and use your detective skills to find out what animals live there. Learn about the plants and animals that make their home on a prairie. Wear pants, closed-toed shoes and socks. Recommended for ages 4-8. To register for this program, please call 815-423-6370....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
RomeoFest
Aug. 1, 2019
RomeoFest is a 4-day long celebration of the Romeoville community with music, food, family entertainment, carnival, car show, bingo, and much more! Thursday, August 1 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 The Village of Romeoville fills every day with non-stop free entertainment for all ages to enjoy. The event is located at Deer C...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Deer Crossing Park and Village Park
1050 W. Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, Il
Sunset Soiree
Aug. 1, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Food Truck Friday
Aug. 2, 2019 , 5-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community.In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site with preserve information and items for checkout – bags, binoculars and field guides – to get...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access
554 Brookforest Rd
Shorewood, Il 60404
(815) 727-8700
Kayak Kollege: Lake Chaminwood (Beginner)
Aug. 2, 2019 , 5-7:30 p.m.
This beginner's workshop, led by certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction and safety are covered on shore and then participants will head to the water to try out new skills. All equipment is provided, including life jackets. No previous experience is required. The natu...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd
Minooka, Il 60447
(815) 722-9470
Nature Meditation
Aug. 2, 2019 , 6:30 - 8 a.m.
Ages 18 or older. Registration required by Wednesday, July 31: 815.722.9470. Start your day off with nature meditation. The benefits of being immersed in nature are numerous. This mindfulness program is designed to provide a unique experience in nature. Participate in a Solo Sit which will enable you to focus on t...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Paddle Lake Chaminwood (Intermediate)
Aug. 2, 2019 , 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Get out for a relaxing paddle on beautiful Lake Chaminwood. We provide all necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. P...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd
Minooka, Il 60447
(815) 722-9470
Summer Concert Series - Crossroads
Aug. 2, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Anybody 5K
Aug. 3, 2019 , 9:00 AM
The AnyBODY 5K is for anyone to participate in. It could be your first 5K or one of many you've completed. Come walk, run, stroll with us! 5K starts at 9:00 AM followed by Kids Fun Run at 10:00 AM...More Info
Cost: 5K - $25 | Kids Fun Run - $15 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Grundy County Administration Building
1320 Union Street
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Butterfly Garden for Adults
Aug. 3, 2019 , 6 - 7 p.m.
Plant a garden that butterflies will love! Discover the basics of attracting monarchs, swallowtails and more to your yard while walking through Isle a la Cache's pollinator garden. Get a jump on next year's garden and tweak your backyard to create greater biodiversity. Bring an adult beverage to enjoy! Indoor facilitie...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Darryl Worley & Andrew Salgado - Benefit for Trinity Services
Aug. 3, 2019 , 7:00PM
Country music legend Darryl Worley, whose # 1 hits include songs including "I Miss My Friend", "Have You Forgotten?", and "Awful, Beautiful Life" will be performing at the Rialto Square Theatre on August 3, 2019. Joining him will be recording artist Andrew Salgado. ...More Info
Cost: $25+ Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Jolly Corks Wine Festival
Aug. 3, 2019
This annual event of fun and entertainment is also a fundraiser to support Illinois Elks Children Care and Elks National Foundation. More information will be available soon....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Pontiac, IL
Kidzfest
Aug. 3, 2019 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
There's SO MUCH to see and do and it's all FREE and all for KIDS! Come check it out! Kidzfest is held on the first Saturday of August each year. The event includes many types of interactive, educational and fun activities sponsored by a variety of vendors, Joliet Park District, Rialto Square Theatre, the Library, th...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
815-774-6066
Market Fresh on Broadway
Aug. 3, 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
Midewin by Auto
Aug. 3, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:30PM
Explore Midewin by car caravan to view restored wetlands and prairie and observe wildlife. Find out why ecological restoration is so 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...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Monster Truck Mayhem
Aug. 3, 2019 , 4:00PM-10:00PM
Monster Truck Mayhem will be at the Dirt Oval on August 3rd! We have 8 MONSTER TRUCKS for our show! ?? Bounce House ?? Touch-a-Truck 4-6pm ?? Take a picture with your favorite Monster Truck ?? We've got: AVENGER, BRUTUS, JESTER, KRAKEN, BUCKSHOT, BAD COMPANY, DRAGON SLAYER and WICKED! ?? Bring your camera ?? ?? F...More Info
Cost: $16-$27 Event Type: Festivals
Dirt Oval
500 Speedway Blvd
Joliet, Il 60433
8153022765
Ottawa Art League's Art in the Park
Aug. 3, 2019 , 9:00AM-4:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Ottawa Art League/Washington Park
101 E Lafayette St
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-223-0714
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Aug. 3, 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
Venetian Night
Aug. 3, 2019 , Sunset ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
1970 N. 2753rd Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-5000
Riverfest
Aug. 1, 2019 - Aug. 4, 2019
Ottawa's annual, and LaSalle County's largest festival, Riverfest, celebrates summer with a bang! Events include carnival rides, art shows, craft and flea market, kids activities, music demonstrations, parade, and the Taste of Ottawa! At Riverfest, you're sure to find something for everyone!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Ottawa Visitors Center
Along the Illinois River
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Riverfest
Aug. 2, 2019 - Aug. 4, 2019
Ottawa's annual, and LaSalle County's largest festival, Riverfest, celebrates summer with a bang! Events include carnival rides, art shows, craft and flea markets!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Along the Illinois River
Ottawa, Il
Brewery Tour
Aug. 4, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Living History Demonstrations
Aug. 4, 2019 , Noon - 3 p.m.
Experience local history up close and personal. Find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. August has a special focus on hunting, trapping and food gathering in the 1700s. Learn the methods of how people then found food to survive. Depending on the weather, this program is offered...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Ottawa Art League's Art in the Park
Aug. 4, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Ottawa Art League/Washington Park
101 E Lafayette St
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-223-0714
2019 Man of 100 Voices Tribute
Aug. 5, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:45PM
August 5 & 6 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins The guys who gave us rock! The funny, guitar-rocking man of 100 voices takes you on a ride with Frankie Valle, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and more. Laugh, learn & rock with this multi-talented powerhouse, through the fun, ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Lemont Farmers Market
Aug. 6, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Midewin For Kids - The Skinny on Mammals
Aug. 6, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Illinois is home to more than 20 different mammals. Learn about the characteristics of mammals and how they differ from other animal groups. Study mammal tracks and other signs left behind in the wild. Mammal pelts, skulls and tracks will be available for hands-on exploration. Recommended for ages 6-12. If you'd lik...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Trivia Night
Aug. 6, 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: Frogs!
Aug. 7, 2019 , 1-3 p.m.
This is the day you can leap into frog-ness! Test your jumping legs, warm up your singing voice, and check your vision too! We'll sneak a peek at the riveting things frogs do and what they eat. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program may include hiking less than 0.5 mile on prese...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Aug. 7, 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
Midewin For Kids - Prairie Stories Chalk Art
Aug. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Listen to fun tales about animals that live on the prairie and show off your artistic abilities! Share your own animal story and create chalk art that will adorn the sidewalks outside of the Welcome Center for all to see. in case of inclement weather, art will be made indoors and displayed inside the Welcome Center. ...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
Bats! Bats!! Bats!!!
Aug. 8, 2019 , 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Be brave and bask in the brilliance of bats! This fun, family program is going to be a bat-tastic time. Bust bat-myths, participate in bat-related activities, and watch for bats flying at dusk. Bring a blanket or chairs. The evening ends with a batty presentation and a celebration of the emerging bats. Long pants and b...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access
554 Brookforest Rd
Shorewood, Il 60404
(815) 727-8700
Concerts on the Hill - Gospel Night
Aug. 8, 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. Gospel Night featuring St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Larry Crawford, and Mt. Zion Baptist Church Music & Arts Mi...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Market Fresh on Broadway
Aug. 8, 2019 , 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Farmer's Market and Craft Fair...More Info
Event Type: Dining Ongoing
Campbell Park
580 S. Broadway St.
Coal City, IL 60416
Trivia Night
Aug. 8, 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
Bill Uhler
Aug. 9, 2019 , 4:30PM-7:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.
106 Mill Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-5211
Music in the Park
Aug. 9, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Summer Concert Series - Three Day Weekend
Aug. 9, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Toronzo Cannon Concert
Aug. 9, 2019 , 7:30pm
Toronzo Cannon brings his world-famous masterful & charismatic Blues Show to the Rooftop! 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
3 French Hens French Country Market
Aug. 10, 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
A Walk in the Woods Bird Hike
Aug. 10, 2019 , 8 - 10 a.m.
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from an interpretive naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through oak-hickory forest near the DuPage River. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Hikes are 1-2 miles over uneven, ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access
554 Brookforest Rd
Shorewood, Il 60404
(815) 722-9470
Boating Safety & Inspection
Aug. 10, 2019 , 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ages 18 or older. Registration required by Thursday, August 8: 815.722.9470. The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from an interpretive naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through oak-hickory forest near the DuPage River. The program begins with a short presen...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Whalon Lake
1480 Royce Rd
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 727-8700
Joliet Blues Fest
Aug. 10, 2019
Live blues music on the pavilion, stay tuned for details!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Lulupin Fest, plus special beer Release
Aug. 10, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Morris Cruise Night
Aug. 10, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
For more information, visit http://morriscruisenight.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Music in the Park
Aug. 10, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Aug. 10, 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
Paddle Whalon Lake (Intermediate)
Aug. 10, 2019 , 1:30PM-3:00PM
Explore Whalon Lake by kayak! This preserve boasts a variety of habitats and wildlife to see from the water. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Whalon Lake
1480 Royce Rd
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 886-1467
13th Annual Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit
Aug. 4, 2019 - Aug. 11, 2019 , Various
The Nature Photo Contest offers budding photographers a chance to display the best photographs from their many trips to state parks in Illinois this past year. While we would hope that everyone visits the GLPSNA for their entries, photographs are to be taken in Illinois State Parks, Lands, or Areas and any National Par...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-2899
Three Rivers Fest Bowling
Aug. 8, 2019 - Aug. 11, 2019 , Open to close all four days
Add to Channahon's Three Rivers Festival fun by bowling one game free when purchasing one game at regular price....More Info
Cost: Buy one game of bowling, get one free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-2026
Vermillion Players - The Vermillion Epic
Aug. 8, 2019 - Aug. 11, 2019
The Vermillion Players, Pontiac's local community theatre, is once again offering three theatrical performances in the historic Chautauqua Park Pavilion. This year's offerings are; Guys and Dolls (June 13-16), Willy Wonka, Jr. (July 10-14) and The Vermillion Epic (August 8-11). More information will be available at htt...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Chatauqua Park Pavilion
Live Hawk Show
Aug. 10, 2019 - Aug. 11, 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
Joliet Blues Festival
Aug. 11, 2019 , 4:00PM-11:00PM
5 great blues bands, food & brews too!...More Info
Cost: $10 early | $15 gate Event Type: Festivals
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
2019 Rock & Roll Jukebox Tribute Show
Aug. 12, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:45PM
August 12 & 13 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Join Sting Ray Anthony with his unparalleled Tribute to Ritchie Valens and other Rock n Rollers of the 50's. He will create a high-energy show taking the 50's music to another level. Sting Ray has delighted audiences up on their feet dancing and singing to t...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Altered Connections
Aug. 12, 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
Aug. 13, 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
Aug. 13, 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: Monarchs!
Aug. 14, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday this summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This week learn about the flight of monarch butterflies, who take a 3,000 mile journey during migration. Discover all about monarchs and how they fly. Make a paper monarch and see how far it glides. This is a drop-in program; come...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Aug. 14, 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
Little Explorers
Aug. 14, 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
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Little Explorers
Aug. 14, 2019 , 1:00PM-2:30PM
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
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Back to School Bash
Aug. 15, 2019 , 5:30PM
Come and celebrate Back to School with an old fashioned ice cream social featuring entertainment and yard games for the kids. Downtown Oglesby. Check out our Oglesby, IL Facebook page for more details....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Oglesby, IL
City of Morris' Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Aug. 15, 2019 , 6:30PM
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and relax in the cool breezes of a summer night and enjoy a great concert....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E. Washington St.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Aug. 15, 2019 , 6:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Grundy County Courthouse
Morris, Il
Concerts on the Hill
Aug. 15, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Band Shell....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Concerts on the Hill - Polka Night
Aug. 15, 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. Polka Night featuring Eddie Korosa Jr., & Frank Rossi and the Sounds of Sinatra....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Evening Prairie Ramble for Adults
Aug. 15, 2019 , 6:30PM-8:00PM
Come take a walk in the prairie. 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 Tuesday, August 13: 815.722.947...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 - "The Sting"
Aug. 15, 2019 , 7:00 PM
Tickets available day-of or in advance at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office. No online ticket sales. August 15th - "The Sting" Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss res...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
The String
Aug. 15, 2019 , 7:00PM
Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan wo...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Wine Tasting
Aug. 15, 2019 , 6:00pm
Join us for a Wine Tasting at Bolingbrook's home of fun, food, and golf! 5 courses paired with Chef's small plates. ...More Info
Cost: $30 per guest Event Type: Wine Tasting
Boughton Ridge Golf Course
335 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 783-6604
Summer Fun UNLIMITED Attractions at Haunted Trails Joliet
Now - Aug. 16, 2019 , Open at 10:00AM
School is out! Have FUN with our UNLIMITED RIDES & ATTRACTIONS Pass*, which offers up to 3 hours of UNLIMITED Trails Raceway & Eagle Speedway Go-Karts, Jr. Speedway Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Miniature Golf & all Amusement Rides! Available Monday thru Friday starting June 3rd thru August 16th for only $22 per person, per day...More Info
Cost: Free to enter; $22/person, daily for Summer Fun UNLIMITED Attractions Pass Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, Il 60435
815-722-7800
"Down on Main" Street Concert - Phannie Rae and the Soul Shakers
Aug. 16, 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
Bird Buddies
Aug. 16, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:00AM
Bring your little one to go on a fun adventure to learn about birds. This program will involve building giant playtime bird nests, storytime, and a short hike to look for birds. This program takes place indoors and outside over uneven terrain. Ages 3-5 (accompanied by an adult). Registration required by Wednesday, Au...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 722-9470
Boots, Brews & BBQ
Aug. 16, 2019 , 6:00PM-11:00PM
Enjoy boot-stomping country music, the best BBQ in the Illinois Valley, and ice cold beverages. Downtown Oglesby. Check out our Oglesby, IL Facebook page for more details. ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Oglesby
Food Truck Friday
Aug. 16, 2019 , 5-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community.In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site with preserve information and items for checkout – bags, binoculars and field guides – to get...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Whalon Lake
1480 Royce Rd
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 727-8700
Music in the Park
Aug. 16, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Paddle Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Aug. 16, 2019 , 3:00PM-4:30PM
Ages 12 or older. Participants younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration required Wednesday, August 14: 815.722.9470. Paddle around the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this nat...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
Paddle Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Aug. 16, 2019 , 3:00PM-4:30PM
Paddle around the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bott...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
Rooftop Concert
Aug. 16, 2019 , 7:00PM
This summer, a different live performance is featured each month on the Joliet Area Historical Museum's Outdoor Rooftop Terrace! Doors open at 6:45 pm, and performers take the stage at 7:30 pm. Only $8.00 for Museum Members and Students with valid I.D. or $10.00 for General Public! All Museum Galleries & Exhibits rema...More Info
Cost: $8.00-$10.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Summer Concert Series - Written Warning
Aug. 16, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Third Friday
Aug. 16, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses in downtown Ottawa on the third Friday of every month. Over 20 arts and craft vendors will be set up. Watercolors, pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures and more! Support your local artists and businesses by stopping out and ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Third Thursday
Aug. 16, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W Madison St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 293-7099
2019 Utica Pork Fest
Aug. 17, 2019 , 2 - 11PM
Join us for the 2019 PORK FEST! FOOD LIVE MUSIC BEER GARDEN KID'S ZONE DRAW DOWN-SAT. 6PM RAFFLES Saturday Entertainment by "She's a Maybe" and "Snapshot"...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Dining
Carey Memorial Park
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4111
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Aug. 17, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for "Busy Beavers Craft Club." Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home. Drop by whenever you like between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to construct your own crafty creations! In August, you can create a super slithery paper snake! The m...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Illinois Beer Festival
Aug. 17, 2019 , 3:00PM-8:00PM
Illinois Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, August 19th at the Grundy County Fairgrounds in Morris, IL. The event fairgrounds are conveniently located one mile north of I-80 on Rt 47, approximately 12 miles west of the 1-80 / I-55 interchange. This year is the 4th annual Illinois Beer Festival. The festi...More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Festivals Ale Trail
Grundy County Fairgrounds
8890 North Illinois Route 47
Morris, Il 60450
Kayak Kollege: Lake Chaminwood (Beginner)
Aug. 17, 2019 , 1 - 3:30 p.m.
This beginner's workshop, led by certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction and safety are covered on shore and then participants will head to the water to try out new skills. All equipment is provided, including life jackets. No previous experience is required. The natu...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
Minooka, Il 60447
(815) 722-9470
Market Fresh on Broadway
Aug. 17, 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
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Aug. 17, 2019 , 1:00PM-7:00PM
Join us on Saturday August 17th OR Sunday August 18th 2019 for our annual Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Morris, IL! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds....More Info
Cost: $150 Per Person (Reservation Required) Event Type: Education/History Nature
Morris, IL 60450
815-220-1848
Music in the Park
Aug. 17, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Night Market
Aug. 17, 2019 , 5:00PM-10:00PM
Come and enjoy the Night Market in conjunction with Utica's Pork Fest!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Aug. 17, 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
Route 66 Classic
Aug. 17, 2019 , All day
Route 66 Raceway welcomes the return of the D'Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic on August 17, 2019. While in its eighth year, the event has recently been reimagined and loaded with an unprecedented level of content that will not only pay homage to early drag racing and hot rod culture but will present a quarter-mile blas...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60432
815-722-5500
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Aug. 17, 2019 - Aug. 18, 2019 , 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us on Saturday August 17th OR Sunday August 18th 2019 for our annual Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Morris, IL! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds....More Info
Cost: $150.00 Event Type: Nature
Morris, IL
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1848
2019 Utica Pork Fest
Aug. 18, 2019 , 12 - 6PM
Join us for the 2019 PORK FEST! FOOD LIVE MUSIC BEER GARDEN KID'S ZONE RAFFLES Sunday Entertainment by "P&J Entertainment" and "Free Range Chickens"...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Dining
Carey Memorial Park
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4111
Jolly Corks Wine Festival
Aug. 18, 2019
The Jolly Corks Wine Festival a project of the Pontiac Elks Lodge #1019 created to be a vehicle of support to our major lodge causes, Illinois Elks Children's Care and Elks National Foundation....More Info
Event Type: Festivals Wine Tasting
Elks Lodge #1019
Pontiac, Il
815-844-7168
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Aug. 18, 2019 , 1:00PM-7:00PM
Join us on Saturday August 17th OR Sunday August 18th 2019 for our annual Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Morris, IL! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds....More Info
Cost: $150 Per Person (Reservation Required) Event Type: Education/History Nature
Morris, IL 60450
815-220-1848
Monarch Way Stations
Aug. 18, 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
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Plainfield Cruise Night
Now - Aug. 20, 2019 , 5:00PM-9:00PM
Join us every Tuesday evening in downtown Plainfield. Local enthusiasts gather to showcase their classic and unique vehicles....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Plainfield
Plainfield, Il
Bring Your Own Boat: Touring the Confluence (Intermediate)
Aug. 20, 2019 , 5:30PM-7:00PM
Bring your own kayak or canoe and personal flotation device (PFD) for a fun evening tour of the confluence of the Des Plaines and DuPage rivers with an interpretive naturalist. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. Previous kayaking experience...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Lemont Farmers Market
Aug. 20, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Aug. 20, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
2019 Best of Broadway & Memory Lane Tribute Show
Aug. 19, 2019 - Aug. 21, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:45PM
Phil & Amy, husband and wife accomplished vocalists, musicians, recording artists and Chicagoland favorites return to Starved Rock singing Broadway Hit Greats including music from the "Music Man", "Showboat", My Fair Lady and Phantom of the Opera and many more favorites of Broadway and Memory Lane. The duet team is joi...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Discovery Isle
Aug. 21, 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. 21, 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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
Aug. 21, 2019 - 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
Aug. 21, 2019 - 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
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
Aug. 2, 2019 - 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
Aug. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2019 , Times Vary
June-October Tours: Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM, 3:00PM-4:30PM Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and th...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Old Joliet Prison August Tours
Aug. 1, 2019 - 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
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
Woods Walk
Sep. 1, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019
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
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