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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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Boating Safety Week
Now - May. 25, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Here at the Forest Preserve, boating safety is a top priority. Take part in our interactive exhibit where you will have the opportunity to become a more responsible and safer boater, and have a chance to win some really great prizes too! ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(815) 534-8499
Griffin House
May. 25, 2018 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Shopping
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Canal Market
May. 26, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Griffin House
May. 26, 2018 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
May. 26, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery
23202 W Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Pond Safari
May. 26, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Grab a net and magnifying glass; there are animals to discover under water! Many types of animals actually begin their lives in rivers, lakes and ponds. Join us to see what lives in and around the pond that is attached to the Des Plaines River at Isle a la Cache preserve. We will use nets to scoop for aquatic critters ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Starved Rock Brew Fest
May. 26, 2018 , 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The second annual Starved Rock Country Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, May 26th, 2018. The fest will feature over 60 unique American craft beers, live music and local food. Join us in downtown Ottawa for the most anticipated new craft beer events of the year. Starved Rock Country Brew Festival is a Lou Dog ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, IL
Starved Rock Country Craft Beer Festival
May. 26, 2018 , 12pm - 5pm
The second annual Starved Rock Country Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, May 26th, 2018. The fest will feature over 60 unique American craft beers, live music and local food. Join us in downtown Ottawa for the most anticipated new craft beer events of the year....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, IL 61350
8154342737
Canal Market
May. 27, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
"The Little Mermaid" Auditions
May. 29, 2018 , 7:30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jo Slowik, Theatre Manager Phone (815) 836-5409 Fax (815) 836-5375 Email slowikjo@lewisu.edu Website www.lewisu.edu/plt April 20, 2018 Auditions: "THE LITTLE MERMAID" Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) will hold auditions for The Little Mermaid, on Tuesday May 29 a...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Romeoville
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
8158365500
A Salamander Tale
Now - May. 31, 2018 , See below
An interactive exhibition, "A Salamander Tale" provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats. The exhibition includes salamander-shaped furniture displaying text and graphics, a video game guiding a virtual salamander through a river environment, and lifelike dioramas of diffe...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Nature Ongoing
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
+18157278700
A Salamander Tale
Now - May. 31, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
An interactive exhibition, "A Salamander Tale" provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats. The exhibition includes salamander-shaped furniture displaying text and graphics, a video game guiding a virtual salamander through a river environment, and lifelike dioramas of diffe...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27060 S. Dutton Rd.
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
A Salamander Tale
Now - May. 31, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
An interactive exhibition, "A Salamander Tale" provides a fun approach to learning about salamanders and ways to protect their habitats. The exhibition includes salamander-shaped furniture displaying text and graphics, a video game guiding a virtual salamander through a river environment, and lifelike dioramas of diffe...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
History Trolley Tours
Now - May. 31, 2018 , Saturdays @ 3pm. Sundays @ 12-1:30, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area 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....More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Waterfall & Canyon Tour
Now - May. 31, 2018 , Mondays @ 11am .Saturdays @ 9am & 11am
Experience the fun of outdoors adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will plan to visit French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. The tour will also include hot lunch in Elements Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. The 11:00 tour begins with lunch in our di...More Info
Cost: Adults: $32, Children 10 and under $27 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
History Trolley Tours
Now - May. 31, 2018 , Saturdays @ 3:00 pm Sundays @ 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm and 3-4:30 pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area 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. ...More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - May. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - May. 31, 2018 , April-November Saturday & Sundays 11am-230pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
Now - May. 31, 2018
Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and getting to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more.  Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock.  Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers.  The Amazing Race is f...More Info
Cost: $50.00 per couple Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Waterfall & Canyon Tour
Now - May. 31, 2018 , April & May Mondays @ 11am ?Saturdays @ 9am & 11am
Experience the fun of outdoors adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will plan to visit French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. The tour will also include hot lunch in Elements Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. The 11:00 tour begins with lunch in our di...More Info
Cost: Adults: $32, Children 10 and under $27 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Canal Market
Jun. 1, 2018 , 5:00p-9:00p
Come enjoy our Friday night Market! We will feature vendors selling handmade, homemade, antiques, and artisan items. Live music will be played throughout the night, and food and beverage will be available for purchase....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Canal Market
Jun. 1, 2018 , 5:00p-9:00pm
Join us for our Furst Friday Night Market of the season! Come shop Vendors while you listen to music and enjoy food and beverages! ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Food Truck Fridays
Jun. 1, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. The program kicks off in June and continues through August. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's hard...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Hammel Woods - Crumby Recreation Area
23601 Black Rd.
Shorewood, IL 60404
(815) 727-8700
33rd Annual Cabin Festival
Jun. 2, 2018 , 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
See authentic pioneer crafts done by the Prairie Partners and Friends as they re-enact in authentic dress. Visit the Cragg Cabin history exhibit and prairie life presentations....More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Festivals
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-2899
Adult Fishing Derby
Jun. 2, 2018 , 7 - 1 p.m.
The Forest Preserve is hosting its annual Adult Fishing Derby at Monee Reservoir. Sponsored by Cabela's, this program invites you to find the best spot along the shore and try your luck at catching fish. Prizes valued at hundreds of dollars will be awarded for the most panfish, biggest bass and the biggest catfish. Pac...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 S. Ridgeland Av.
Monee, IL 60449
(815) 534-8499
Friends of the Chicago Portage Walking Tour
Jun. 2, 2018 , 10:00am
The "Friends of the Chicago Portage" would like to announce their 2nd, 2018 walking tour at the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Saturday June 2nd, 2018 10:00 A.M. Please join "Friends" tour guide Jeff Carter who will explore the "Birth Story of Chicago" from the geological beginnings of the Portage to how it i...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Nature Other
Chicago Portage National Historic Site
4800 S. Harlem
Forest View, IL 60402
312-771-6855
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jun. 2, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick
23202 W. Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
National Trails Day
Jun. 2, 2018 , 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking with the park naturalist! Hike to the top of Starved Rock and into the bottom of French Canyon. Learn about the history and geology of the park. Meet at the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. Hike lasts approximately 1.5 hours....More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Star Wars Day
Jun. 2, 2018 , 11:00am - 4:00pm
All ages, no registration required Join us for the World's Largest Public Library Star Wars event! Enjoy costumed characters, games, prize giveaways, live music vendors, exhibitors, guest authors and much more! ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Festivals Other
Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Zero Prostate Cancer Run
Jun. 2, 2018 , 8am-11am
5K/10K and 1 mile walk to help raise money and awareness for prostate cancer patients and their families. 1 in 9 men with be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. ...More Info
Cost: $25.00 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Advanced Urology Associates
1541 Riverboat Center Dr
Joliet, IL 60431
815-409-4957
Don Garlitz at the Route 66 Nationals
May. 31, 2018 - Jun. 3, 2018
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits will attend the NHRA Route 66 Nationals May 31-June 3 to partake in Route 66 Raceway's 20th anniversary celebration. More information on his appearances will be released at a later date, so stay tuned and be the first to get all the info....More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60433
888.629.7223
NHRA Route 66 Nationals
May. 31, 2018 - Jun. 3, 2018 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
815-722-5500
NHRA Route 66 Nationals
May. 31, 2018 - Jun. 3, 2018 , Times Vary ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Festival
Jun. 1, 2018 - Jun. 3, 2018 , See below
Friday 5 pm -10 pm. Saturday Noon – 10 pm, Sunday Noon – 5pm WINE! FOOD! LOBSTER and the sweet sounds of JAZZ...all at the Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest. Join us for great food, fun and remember, the music is always FREE! Visit our website for up-to-date announcements, music lineup and food list. From imported...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jordon Block
111 Lincoln Place
Ottawa, IL 61350
8154342737
Canal Market
Jun. 3, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Meet a Beekeeper
Jun. 3, 2018 , 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping. Feel free to ask questions and chat with Rusnak and other beekeeping enthusiasts. Rusnak has more than 12 years of beekeeping experience to share. Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply learn more about the world of beekeeping. This program will tak...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
A Touch of Kenny and a Few Friends
Jun. 4, 2018 - Jun. 6, 2018 , 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
June 4, 5 & 6 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, this sh...More Info
Cost: $34 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
A Touch of Kenny and a few friends
Jun. 4, 2018 - Jun. 6, 2018
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 this show is for you. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Little Exporers
Jun. 6, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play. A new nature theme is chosen every program with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more. The theme planned for June is Art in Nature. A variety of group and free play activities a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Nature Play Days
Jun. 6, 2018 , 10-11:30 a.m.
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
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Vacation Bible School
Jun. 4, 2018 - Jun. 8, 2018 , 6pm - 8 pm
Vacation Bible School is FREE for all kids age 3 year - 6th grade from June 4 - June 8 at 6pm-8pm each evening. This year's theme is "Game On!" Register online at our website, give us a call, or email us by June 2nd to participate in this year's awesome adventure. Gear up! Get Ready! Game on!...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Minooka
4295 Van Dyke Rd
Minooka, IL 60447
8154757101
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 8, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. The program kicks off in June, and continues through August. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's har...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve
20733 S. Schoolhouse Rd.
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 727-8700
Spot's Clubhouse Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 8, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sniff, see, hear, feel, discover! Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills. Visit Plum Creek Nature Center this summer and explore the forest on a self-guided adventure with a fun scavenger hunt card as your guide. We will run each scavenger hunt all week long, with a new hunt each Friday. A selected ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Canal Market
Jun. 9, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Island Rendezvous
Jun. 9, 2018 , 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rendezvous was a time when fur traders met to celebrate a successful season. Join us as we refresh the 18th century rendezvous and update it for today's families. Celebrate as we connect the past and present with crafts, games and activities. Feel what it's like to pull back a bow and shoot an arrow. Try your han...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815)774-6066
Island Rendezvous
Jun. 9, 2018 , 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rendezvous was a time when fur traders met to celebrate a successful season. Join us as we update the 18th-century rendezvous for today's families. Experience the connection between the past and present with activities, games and crafts. Feel what it's like to pull back a bow and shoot an arrow. Try to start a fire wit...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
June's Got the Cash
Jun. 9, 2018
Not just a tribute band, June's Got the Cash features Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash impersonators performing their most popular music as well as telling the stories of their lives. Tickets are $22 in advance and go on sale 3/19. A cash bar will be available and seating is general admission....More Info
Cost: $22 in advance Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center
319 N Plum
Pontiac, IL 61764
8158441187
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jun. 9, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick
23202 W. Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Paws on 66 - Pet Rescue Day 2018
Jun. 9, 2018 , 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us in Downtown Joliet for the second annual Paws on 66 - Pet Rescue Day, presented in partnership with Safe Pets for Joliet and Paws Crossed Rescue Resource. This event is free for all attendees. PERSONAL PETS ARE WELCOME! We ask that you be in control of your leashed pet at all times....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Downtown Joliet
116 N. Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60432
(815)774-6066
Woodland and River Bird Hike
Jun. 9, 2018 , 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 Des Plaines River. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Meet at Frederick's Grove Sh...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
McKinley Woods Preserve - Frederick's Grove
27110 S. McKinley Woods Road
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Fishing for Trash
Jun. 5, 2018 - Jun. 10, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash. Fishing line, as well as other debris, poses serious threats to wildlife when they become entangled in it, or swallow hooks or bits of plastic. Help us keep the preserves clean. To participate, stop by the concessions window, pick up a trash bag and gloves...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Festival
Jun. 9, 2018 - Jun. 10, 2018 , 9:00am - 6:00pm ...More Info
Cost: Individual: $20 - Day or $30 - weekend Family: $35 - Day or $50 - weekend Seniors (60 & older): $15 Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals Other Shopping
Goold Park
Northern Avenue
Morris, IL 60450

Jun. 10, 2018
parkrun (spelled with a small p) is the world's largest organized running activity, in which more than 1 million people participated last month alone. The weekly, free 5K run/jog/walk comes to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th. In the U.S., parkrun is spreading to the midwest, with arriving in Ottawa after openi...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Heritage Harbor of Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815)434-2737
Canal Market
Jun. 10, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
The Moving Wall
Jun. 7, 2018 - Jun. 11, 2018 , See below
The LaSalle County Veterans Tribute Group presents "The Moving Wall" "The Moving Wall" is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of "The Wall." ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
On the grounds of the UAW Region 4 Pat Greathouse Center
1000 E. Center St
Ottawa, IL 61350
8154342737
"At Last" - Mary Pfeifer
Jun. 11, 2018 - Jun. 12, 2018
Sing along to top female pop, rock and soul hits of the 50's, 60's & 70's and more. From Etta James to Whitney Houston, Mary Pfeifer takes you through the decades with interesting trivia and tunes you'll remember. Mary has often been asked if she sings more than Patsy Cline so, if you loved her as Patsy, it's your ch...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
At Last - Mary Pfeifer
Jun. 11, 2018 - Jun. 12, 2018 , 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
June 11 & 12 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Sing along to top female pop, rock and soul hits of the 50's, 60's, 70's and more! From Etta James to Whitney Houston, Mary Pfeifer takes you through the decades with interesting trivia and tunes you'll remember. Mary has often been asked if she sings more than Pat...More Info
Cost: $34 Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Discovery Isle
Jun. 13, 2018 , 1 - 3 p.m.
Starting June 13, join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history. We'll do some nature myth busting, use natural items for 3-D art and create a nature activity book. The possibilities and fun are as great as your ability to discover. Depending o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival
Jun. 14, 2018 , 5:30pm-10pm
Please join the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce on June 14th for our 1st Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. Ticket price includes: Live music, 1 BBQ Food Ticket and 3 Drink Coupons, one at each location. Live Music performed by Chicago Blues Angels, The Whiskeys and Michael Metoyer. Participating Companies...More Info
Cost: Starting at $10 Event Type: Festivals
14903 S Center St, Unit 109, Plainfield, IL
14903 S Center St, Unit 109, Plainfield, IL
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-436-4431
Cruise In
Jun. 14, 2018 , 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Join us for a car show and music! All customs, classics, rods and bikes are welcome. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Ongoing
Nelly's Restaurant on Route 66
140 Bridge St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-9590
First Time Fishing
Jun. 14, 2018 , 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Learn the basic skills every angler should know, including how to put together a pole, tie a knot, bait a hook and cast. Safety and ethics will also be covered. Program participants will gain hands-on experience while fishing along the shorewall during the second hour. Everything needed for the program, including bait,...More Info
Cost: $3/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Burndown at Sundown
Jun. 13, 2018 - Jun. 15, 2018 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 15, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. The program kicks off in June, and continues through August. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's har...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Whalon Lake
1490 Royce Rd.
Naperville, IL 60565
(815) 727-8700
LEGO Gone Wild
Jun. 15, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Let your kid's imagination run wild! The Forest Preserve is pairing your child's favorite pastime activity, LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites, explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it's time to get building. We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars...More Info
Cost: $3/person Event Type: Nature
Hikcory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction
11916 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 946-2216
Spot's Clubhouse Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 15, 2018 , 10 - 4 p.m.
Sniff, see, hear, feel, discover! Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills. Visit Plum Creek Nature Center this summer and explore the forest on a self-guided adventure with a fun scavenger hunt card as your guide. We will run each scavenger hunt all week long, with a new hunt each Friday. A selected ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Take Me Fishing Promotion
Jun. 15, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Has it been a while since you've pulled out the old rod 'n' reel? Well, then this is the perfect opportunity to grab the family for some quality time out on the water at Monee Reservoir. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring free fishing days to help you do just that. One weekend in June has been s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
The Temptations and The Four Tops
Jun. 15, 2018 , 8p
Motown will once again make Rialto Square Theatre its unofficial home on June 15, as two of the all-time greats will be coming to Joliet. R&B legends of nearly 60 years, The Temptations were lauded by Billboard in 2017 as the Number One R&B Artist of All-Time! Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Temptations, will be p...More Info
Cost: $48.50-$78.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Arts & Nature on the River
Jun. 16, 2018 , 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for our third "Arts & Nature on the River"! This event combines the beauty of nature with a sampling of the creative arts it inspires. Stroll the paved trails around Four Rivers Environmental Education Center while exploring several informal venues and galleries located throughout the preserve. Visitors w...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 727-8700
Arts & Nature on the River
Jun. 16, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Join us for "Arts & Nature on the River." This event combines the beauty of nature with a sampling of the creative arts it inspires. Stroll the paved trails around Four Rivers Environmental Education Center while exploring several informal venues and galleries located throughout the preserve. Visitors will discover num...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Beginning Birding
Jun. 16, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Have you always wanted to know about birds and birdwatching but didn't know where to start? Join a naturalist for this program to find out the basics of birdwatching. Learn some basic techniques to help you find birds and identify what you find using field guides, binoculars and a spotting scope. The varied habitat an...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Jun. 16, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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. In April, paint a bird silhouette with watercolors. In May, make pipe cleaner flower art and, in June, create a turtle craft. This program is offered indo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815)886-1467
Morning Bird Hike
Jun. 16, 2018 , 8-10 a.m.
Whether you are just beginning or are an experienced birder, you will want to join along in this hike as we search the preserves for spring migrants. We start with a quick presentation on what species we can expect to find in our area at this time of year, and then head out on the trail to find them with a naturalist a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
10501 W LaPorte Road
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 946-2216
RR Crossing & Country Fair Day
Jun. 16, 2018 , 10:00 - 4:00
A fun, family event with displays of Mendota history, Rail history and agricultural history. Breaking Prairie Museum and Union Depot Museum open for tours. Refurbished vintage rail cars open for tours. Children's activities....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Mendota Museum & Historical Society
901 Washington Street, PO Box 433
Mendota, IL 61342
815-539-3373
Take Me Fishing Promotion
Jun. 16, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Has it been a while since you've pulled out the old rod 'n' reel? Well, then this is the perfect opportunity to grab the family for some quality time out on the water at Monee Reservoir. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring free fishing days to help you do just that. One weekend in June has been s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Old Canal Days
Jun. 14, 2018 - Jun. 17, 2018 , Varies through the weekend
This family-friendly event starts Thursday when the carnival comes to town! Friday evening officially kicks off the event with the parade following. The main stage will be located at Central Square with a beer and wine tent and exceptional entertainment lined up throughout the entire weekend; and the craft show will ru...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Lockport, IL 60441
Canal Market
Jun. 17, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Father's Appreciation Day
Jun. 17, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Dad, for all your hard work this year, this day is for you! Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day at Monee Reservoir or Plum Creek Nature Center. Should you come ready to fish at Monee Reservoir, mention you are a father and receive one container of bait on the house. Shoreline fishing and sidewalks are...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Father's Appreciation Day
Jun. 17, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Dad, for all your hard work this year, this day is for you! Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day at Monee Reservoir or Plum Creek Nature Center. Plan on visiting Plum Creek Nature Center, you can walk the trails, camp overnight or explore the nature center. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Morning Bird Hike
Jun. 17, 2018 , 8-10 a.m.
Whether you are just beginning or are an experienced birder, you will want to join along in this hike as we search the preserves for spring migrants. We start with a quick presentation on what species we can expect to find in our area at this time of year, and then head out on the trail to find them with a naturalist a...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Messenger Marsh Preserve
16321 S. Bell Rd.
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 946-2216
Pop-Up Naturalist
Jun. 17, 2018 , Noon - 2 p.m.
Heads up – there's a naturalist in your neighborhood! Forest Preserve staff will be at a different preserve to offer hands-on activities designed for families to be engaged, inspired and delighted by nature. Pop in to enjoy some free nature programming close to home. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction
11916 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 946-2216
Take Me Fishing Promotion
Jun. 17, 2018 , 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Has it been a while since you've pulled out the old rod 'n' reel? Well, then this is the perfect opportunity to grab the family for some quality time out on the water at Monee Reservoir. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring free fishing days to help you do just that. One weekend in June has been s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Zombie Apocalypse Survival for Teens
Jun. 19, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Join an experienced naturalist who will teach you what you need to know to prepare yourself for any disaster, whether it's a natural catastrophe or a zombie apocalypse. With our hands-on program, teens will learn and practice skills like primitive fire-starting, safe water collection, shelter building, emergency signal...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Discovery Isle
Jun. 20, 2018 , 1 - 3 p.m.
Starting June 13, join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history. We'll do some nature myth busting, use natural items for 3-D art and create a nature activity book. The possibilities and fun are as great as your ability to discover. Depending o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 22, 2018 , 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Food trucks are back for a second season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we've expanded our locations to cater to a hungry public. The program kicks off in June and continues through August. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and activities, plus it's hard...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Prairie Bluff Preserve
20205 W. Renwick Rd.
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 727-8700
Spot's Clubhouse Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 22, 2018 , 10- a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sniff, see, hear, feel, discover! Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills. Visit Plum Creek Nature Center this summer and explore the forest on a self-guided adventure with a fun scavenger hunt card as your guide. We will run each scavenger hunt all week long, with a new hunt each Friday. A selected ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Bike & Brake for History
Jun. 23, 2018 , 9 - 11:30 a.m.
The Illinois & Michigan Canal is our backdrop for this fun and fascinating ride. We'll share the origins of the waterway and its impact to Will County, and visit a former hot spot of industry. Our starting point is the plaza outside Lockport's Gaylord Building. The ride is approximately 4 miles one way along crushed li...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Gaylord Building, Lockport
200 W 8th Stree
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 886-1467
Free Safe Boating Classes
Jun. 23, 2018 , 9:00 am-5:00 pm
This summer, don't miss your chance to take a free Illinois Safe Boating class at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock & Dam. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers will be holding free safe boating classes throughout the summer. Classes will be offered on April 28, May 19, June 23, July 14, and August 18...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam
950 N. 27th Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 667-4054
Historical Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 23, 2018 , 7:00pm
Learn about history as you wander through downtown Ottawa matching photos to local landmarks. It's a fun way to spend a lovely summer evening!...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Education/History
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Kayak Kollege (Beginner)
Jun. 23, 2018 , 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m.
This instructional workshop, led by the United States Canoe Association (USCA) certified instructors, introduces beginners to the sport of kayaking. Basic paddling instruction and safety is covered on shore, and then participants head to the water and try out new skills. Topics covered include safety equipment, weather...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jun. 23, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery
23202 W. Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Canal Market
Jun. 24, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Independence Day
Jun. 26, 2018 , 7pm
In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourt...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Independence Day (Movie)
Jun. 26, 2018 , 7:00 PM
A part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series $5 at the door | All seats are General Admission Rated PG-13 | 2 hours and 33 minutes In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary eve...More Info
Cost: $5.00 at the door. General admission. Event Type: Other
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Discovery Isle
Jun. 27, 2018 , 1 - 3 p.m.
Starting June 13, join us every Wednesday of the month for different activities or demonstrations that focus on natural or cultural history. We'll do some nature myth busting, use natural items for 3-D art and create a nature activity book. The possibilities and fun are as great as your ability to discover. Depending o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Race Fan Rally
Jun. 27, 2018 , 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Race Fan Rally 2016 will be held on June 27th from 5 to 10pm in Historic Downtown Joliet! Each year, members of the Will County Center for Economic Development and the Joliet City Center Partnership host a 1 day fest on the streets of downtown Joliet to kick off the NASCAR race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Located along Chicago Street between Cass and Jefferson Streets
N Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157746066
ARCA Racing Series Chicagoland 150
Jun. 28, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
LEGO Gone Wild
Jun. 29, 2018 , 1-3 p.m.
Let your kid's imagination run wild! The Forest Preserve is pairing your child's favorite pastime activity, LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites, explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it's time to get building. We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars...More Info
Cost: $3/person Event Type: Nature
Hadley Valley Preserve
18304 S. Gougar Rd.
Joliet, IL 60432
(708)946-2216
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chicagoland 225
Jun. 29, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Paddle the Preserves (Intermediate)
Jun. 29, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m.
Get out for a relaxing paddle and discover local bodies of water. We provide all of the necessary equipment required for you to explore our natural areas and practice your kayaking skills. Previous kayaking experience is required to attend this program. The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail fro...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 722-9470
Rock the Woods
Jun. 29, 2018 , 6-9 p.m.
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 popular local country band Billy Croft & The 5-Alarm, and some of the most popular food trucks in the Chicagoland area. So grab your favorite lawn chair, claim a s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
27060 S. Dutton Rd.
Beecher , IL 60401
(815) 727-8700
Spot's Clubhouse Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 29, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sniff, see, hear, feel, discover! Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills. Visit Plum Creek Nature Center this summer and explore the forest on a self-guided adventure with a fun scavenger hunt card as your guide. We will run each scavenger hunt all week long, with a new hunt each Friday. A selected ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Dinner & Evening Cruise
Jun. 1, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018 , June-September Mondays & Thursdays 5:00-8:00 pm
Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the Belle of the Rock for a leisurely, scenic cruise on the picturesque Illinois River. After the cruise, the trolley returns you to the Lodge where you will enjoy dinner from our special dinner menu served with dessert. For more information or to call, please call 815-220-738...More Info
Cost: $40.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Jun. 1, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018 , Mondays: 1:30pm & 3:00pm Tuesday thru Saturday 3:00 pm?Sunday: 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm and 3-4:30pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area 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. ...More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Land & Water Cruise
Jun. 1, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018 , June-September Wednesdays & Fridays @ 11am
Tour includes a historic trolley ride, hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge and a leisurely 1-hour river cruise on the Belle of the Rock an authentic paddle wheel boat. For more information or to book, please call 815-220-7386 ...More Info
Cost: $41 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Jun. 1, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Jun. 1, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018 , 11:00am-2:30pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
Jun. 1, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018
Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and getting to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more.  Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock.  Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers.  The Amazing Race is f...More Info
Cost: $50.00 per couple Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Canal Market
Jun. 30, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Fun Family Paddle
Jun. 30, 2018 , 4-6 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled day out on the water with your family. Play games and tour the reservoir. Certified naturalists will provide all necessary equipment including life jackets and paddles. Both canoes and kayaks will be available. Upon registering, please let us know your preference. Participants must be age 12 or older...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Kayak Kollege (Beginner)
Jun. 30, 2018 , 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m.
This instructional workshop, led by the United States Canoe Association (USCA) certified instructors, introduces beginners to the sport of kayaking. Basic paddling instruction and safety is covered on shore, and then participants head to the water and try out new skills. Topics covered include safety equipment, weather...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447
815.722.9470
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jun. 30, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery
23202 W Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Midnight Madness
Jun. 30, 2018 , 7 p.m.- midnight
No anglers, you're not dreaming. We are keeping the gates open until midnight for a nighttime fishing opportunity. Fish activity is often greater at night when our finned friends become more active in cooler waters. Let the kids stay up late and bring the family out to enjoy fishing under the stars. The parking lot is ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708)534-8499
Moonlight Paddle
Jun. 30, 2018 , 7-10 p.m.
Tour the reservoir with a certified naturalist in a canoe or kayak, and watch the sun fade. Once back on shore, enjoy a s'more around the fire. All necessary equipment is provided including life jacket and paddle. Upon registering, please let us know your watercraft preference. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that ca...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
NASCAR XFINITY Series Chicagoland 300
Jun. 30, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Murals & Mulestones
Jun. 27, 2018 - Jul. 1, 2018 , Time varies
This 4 day mural painting festival will kick off on June 27, 2018. The festival will feature the Walldogs and local artists painting 16 historical murals throughout our downtown. The Walldogs" is an internationally renowned organization of sign and mural artists. Every year, the Walldogs organize a festival where hundr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Festivals Other
Downtown Streator, varies
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Canal Market
Jul. 1, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Living History Demonstration
Jul. 1, 2018 , Noon - 3 p.m.
Experience history up close and personal. On these Sundays you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group of re-enactors presenting a sample of the 18th-century fur trading life. In July, there is a special theme focusing on bir...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chicagoland 400
Jul. 1, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Inspired by the National Parks Quilt Exhibition
Jun. 17, 2018 - Jul. 3, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m. closed Monday & Saturday
The Forest Preserve is excited to host "Inspired by the National Parks," a quilt exhibition. In celebration of the National Park Service's centennial anniversary, quilters from across the country rallied a national effort to demonstrate their love of nature and the national parks. These are not your grandmother's quilt...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815)722-9470
Inspired by the National Parks Quilt Exhibition
Jun. 17, 2018 - Jul. 3, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m. closed Monday
The Forest Preserve is excited to host "Inspired by the National Parks," a quilt exhibition. In celebration of the National Park Service's centennial anniversary, quilters from across the country rallied a national effort to demonstrate their love of nature and the national parks. These are not your grandmother's quilt...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Inspired by the National Parks Quilt Exhibition
Jun. 17, 2018 - Jul. 3, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m. closed Monday
The Forest Preserve is excited to host "Inspired by the National Parks," a quilt exhibition. In celebration of the National Park Service's centennial anniversary, quilters from across the country rallied a national effort to demonstrate their love of nature and the national parks. These are not your grandmother's quilt...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Inspired by the National Parks Quilt Exhibition
Jun. 17, 2018 - Jul. 3, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
The Forest Preserve is excited to host "Inspired by the National Parks," a quilt exhibition. In celebration of the National Park Service's centennial anniversary, quilters from across the country rallied a national effort to demonstrate their love of nature and the national parks. These are not your grandmother's quilt...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Sugar Creek Administration Center
17540 W. LarawayRoad
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-8700
National Park Service Quilt Exhibition
Jun. 17, 2018 - Jul. 3, 2018 , TBD
Plum Creek Nature Center -27064 S Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401 Four Rivers Environmental Education Center -25055 W Walnut Ln Channahon, Illinois Isle a la Cache Museum -501 E. Romeo Road Romeoville, IL 60446 Sugar Creek Administration Center -17540 W Laraway Rd Joliet, Illinois In celebration of the Na...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Nature Ongoing
Will County Forest Preserve Sites
See Below
Channahon, IL 60410
+18157278700
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
Jul. 1, 2018 - Jul. 30, 2018
Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and getting to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more.  Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock.  Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers.  The Amazing Race is f...More Info
Cost: $50.00 per couple Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
The First Course Tour
Jul. 1, 2018 - Jul. 30, 2018 , Wednesdays at 6:00p.m.
Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name, or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check in and your own appetizer sampler plate with a beverage of your choice (specia...More Info
Cost: $30 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Route 66 Street Markets
Jun. 1, 2018 - Aug. 15, 2018 , 4:00-9:00 p.m.
The 2018 Route 66 Street Market in Downtown Joliet is open every Wednesday from 4-9PM between June & August. The 2018 Route 66 Street Market in Downtown Joliet is back and better than ever! Once again our annual market will feature vendors, downtown businesses, community partnerships, live entertainment and featu...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Ongoing
Located along Chicago Street between Van Buren and W. Jefferson Streets
Chicago Street Between Van Buren and West Jefferson St and the Van Buren Plaza
Joliet, IL 60432
(815)774-6066
Tuesday Cruise Nights in Downtown Plainfield
Jun. 12, 2018 - Aug. 21, 2018 , 5pm-9pm
Every Tuesday from June 5 to August 21, 2018 (except July 3) there will be Cruise Nights in Downtown Plainfield from 5pm-9pm....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce
24109 W. Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-436-4431
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jun. 6, 2018 - Aug. 22, 2018 , Wednesday Nights 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont now featuring the Artisan Market (6/13 - 8/22 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm)in Legion's Park. The Car Show and Market will feature new car schedule, pet night, kids night, local bands, local organization appreciation, Farmer and local vendors as well as Chamber Business B...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Lemont Area Chamber
418 Main St.
Lemont, IL 60439-3675
630-257-5997
I Spy Wildlife
Jun. 14, 2018 - Aug. 30, 2018 , 1-2 p.m.
School is out for the summer! Now is a perfect time to get outside and explore at Monee Reservoir. Join us each week during the summer as we head out on the trail with a naturalist in search of wildlife. Each week will be a new search to see what we can spy. Are the turtles sunning, are the frogs croaking, is the heron...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee Reservoir, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Dinner & Evening Cruise
Jun. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , June-September Mondays & Thursdays 5:00-8:00 pm
Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the Belle of the Rock for a leisurely, scenic cruise on the picturesque Illinois River. After the cruise, the trolley returns you to the Lodge where you will enjoy dinner from our special dinner menu served with dessert. For more information or to call, please call 815-220-738...More Info
Cost: $40.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Land & Water Cruise
Jun. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , June-September Wednesdays & Fridays @ 11am
Tour includes a historic trolley ride, hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge and a leisurely 1-hour river cruise on the Belle of the Rock an authentic paddle wheel boat. For more information or to book, please call 815-220-7386 ...More Info
Cost: $41 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Visit a Canyon Tour
Jun. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , June- September Mondays & Sundays @ 10am Saturdays @ 10am & 12:30pm
Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park's Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Tour includes: a "Starved ...More Info
Cost: $25 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Visit a Canyon Tour
Jun. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , June- September Mondays & Sundays @ 10am Saturdays @ 10am & 12:30pm
Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park's Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Tour includes: a "Starved ...More Info
Cost: $25 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Jul. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , Mondays: 1:30pm & 3:00pm Tuesday thru Saturday 3:00 pm?Sunday: 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm and 3-4:30pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area 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. ...More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Jul. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 , April-November Saturday & Sundays 11am-230pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Jul. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211

 


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