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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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Music in the Back Door Lounge
Apr. 19, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal be...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios Third Friday Event!
Apr. 19, 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: Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Over 21 Easter Egg Hunt
Apr. 19, 2019
Join us at the Tasting Room for an Easter Egg Hunt! Find an egg and take it to an AHW associate to claim a prize. Each egg will have something special! One egg/customer. Participants must be 21 or over. New this year: We have adult Easter baskets available for purchase April 1 - 20!...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-5211
Busy Beaver Craft Club
Apr. 20, 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. In April, create an exotic bird mask. Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility. Ages 12 or younger (accompanied by an adult). No registration re...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Incredible Eggs
Apr. 20, 2019 , 2:00PM-3:00PM
'Tis the season to be thinking about eggs and what these little beauties have to offer. Learn to identify different reptile and bird species by their eggs and nests. Try an egg-y experiment! Walk through Isle a la Cache preserve to find evidence of our egg-laying friends. This program begins inside the museum and will ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lake Renwick Migratory Bird Hike
Apr. 20, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-886-1467
New Plants for 2019
Apr. 20, 2019 , 1:00PM
Join us inside our event center, The Barn, to learn about some exciting new plant varieties including hostas, perennials, trees and shrubs. Molly will share photos, some growing tips, and specifics of where you can utilize these beauties in your own space. Free workshop....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 20, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM 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. Tours last approximately 90 m...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
Take a Hike & Lunch
Apr. 20, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in April Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 20, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Spring Break Special at Haunted Trails Joliet
Now - Apr. 21, 2019 , (See description)
Check out the NEW "Phantom's Fury" Laser Tag this Spring Break! All new arena and game system software. Plus get your "game on" with a $30 FUN Card plus 1 indoor attraction of your choice for only $21/person! Available Monday-Friday March 25-29 and April 1-5 plus Easter Weekend Sat. April 20 & Sunday. April 21. (Vali...More Info
Cost: Free to enter; $21/person for Spring Break Special Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, Il 60435
815-722-7800
Phantom's Fury Laser Tag
Apr. 20, 2019 - Apr. 21, 2019
All new arena and game system software. Plus get your "game on" with a $30 FUN Card plus 1 indoor Attraction of your choice for only $21/person! Available Monday thru Friday March 25-29 and April 1-5 plus Easter Weekend – Sat. April 20 & Sun. April 21st. Park opens at 10AM during these weeks. *Valid day of purcha...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, Il 60435
815-722-7800
Channahon Lanes Easter Sunday
Apr. 21, 2019 , 3:30PM-9:00PM
Hop on over for some eggstra special fun! Two games of bowling or 1 round of mini golf for $6....More Info
Cost: $6 per person for 2 games of bowling or 1 round of mini golf Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-2026
Easter Brunch Buffet at Grizzly Jack's
Apr. 21, 2019 , 11:00AM-3:00PM
Bring the entire family to this Easter Brunch Celebration complete with exquisite options the whole family will enjoy! Who knows, even the Easter Bunny could be stopping by!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, Il 61373
(866) 399-3866
Easter Buffet
Apr. 21, 2019 , 10:30AM-6:00PM
Join us on Easter Sunday for our Easter Buffet! Available 10:30am – 6pm. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call (815) 220-7386. Price per person includes buffet, a non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. Payment is required at time of reservation. ...More Info
Cost: $32.98 adults | $16.50 children (10 & under) Event Type: Dining
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Easter Buffet
Apr. 21, 2019 , 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chapin's East presents their annual Easter Brunch from 10am-3pm. Walk-in's are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Seating's will be available every hour, and later seating's are also available for larger parties. ...More Info
Cost: Adult - $26   Kids 10 & Under - $10  Bunnies 4 & Under - Free! Event Type: Dining Holiday - Spring/Summer
Chapin's East
502 Twin Rail Dr.
Minooka, IL 60447
8155214000
Easter Sunday Brunch at 9th St. Pub
Apr. 21, 2019 , 10:00AM-2:00PM
Come enjoy brunch with us to Celebrate Easter Sunday! We have our brunch, you can try our Spring Pesto Rice Bowl or our ham specials! ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-223-8960
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 21, 2019 , 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM 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. Tours last approximately 90 m...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
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 22, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
"A Century of Wedding Gowns"
Apr. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM-8:30PM
GRUNDY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: "A century of wedding gowns" Please join us for an evening of fashion as we display wedding gowns from the 1890's to 1990's See how fashion has evolved from gowns to accessories......even photography. Refreshments will be served ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Grundy County Historical Society and Museum
510 W. Illinois Avenue
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-4880
Straight No Chaser: One Shot Tour
Apr. 24, 2019 , 7:30 PM
Straight No Chaser has had an amazing decade. Ten years after turning a collegiate hobby into a recording career that has taken them around the world on tour, the a cappella group tells its story through music on ONE SHOT. Their seventh LP features 16 genre-spanning songs, and 10 entertaining conversational interlud...More Info
Cost: Tickets start at $39.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
15 E Van Buren St
Joliet, Il 60435
828-489-1874
Student Recital
Apr. 24, 2019 , 12:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8152802223
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 25, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM 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. Tours last approximately 90 m...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
Reels at the Rialto - "Rudy"
Apr. 25, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The new movie series, Reels at the Rialto, is a nod to our Vaudeville movie palace past, and will feature past and recently past movies for the entire family, shown on the retro movie screen by the new projector, generously donated by the Rialto Square Volunteers, inside the beautiful Rialto Square Theatre. Doors will...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Music in the Back Door Lounge
Apr. 26, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal be...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Paint & Sip Party
Apr. 26, 2019 , 6:30pm-9pm
o Gather your friends and spend the evening laughing and painting with Happy Daisy Art Studio! Bring wine or your drink of choice and learn to paint this awesome painting on a 16x20 Canvas. Artist/Owner Jillianne Renee will teach it step by step and paint along with you. Most people have never painted before and they d...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Higgins Hall - Happy Daisy Art Studio
307 N. Main Street
Seneca, IL 61360
630-448-2278
Sidewalk Prophets Concert
Apr. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM
With three major studio albums, five #1 hits, and eight top 5 songs under their belt Sidewalk Prophets has solidified their place among the elite artists in Christian music. Live concert on their Simple Truths Tour!...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Performing Arts
LaSalle-Peru Township High School (541 Chartres Street, LaSalle, IL)
71 N Main St
815-638-2348
20th Indiana: One Regiment's View of the Civil War
Apr. 27, 2019 , 1:30PM-3:30PM
Trace the often colorful history of the 20th Indiana, from organization in 1861 through 1865, with James Carroll....More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Dividing Perennials
Apr. 27, 2019 , 1:00PM
As the growing season gets started, we'll demonstrate how to divide a variety of perennials, including hostas, daylilies and grasses. Most perennials are hardy and easily divided, and spring is generally the best time to divide. We'll also discuss some of the perennials that should be divided at other times of the year...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Ecology of Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers
Apr. 27, 2019 , 1:30PM-2:30PM
The onset of spring brings beautiful wildflowers to the woodlands of Illinois, and Starved Rock State Park is home to a rich variety of common and rare spring ephemeral wildflowers. These plants deploy an amazing array of strategies to deal with the challenges of living on the forest floor. This talk will cure your w...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Film Showing: Our Spirits Don't Speak English
Apr. 27, 2019 , 1:30-3 PM
In April, viewers will learn about the Indian Boarding Schools of the 19th and 20th century in the monthly film screening of Our Spirits Don't Speak English. Each month, guests can enjoy a different 30-40 minute film with discussion about an aspect of Native American culture. These films are produced by Native American...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center
133 W. 13th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
773-585-8613
Habit for Health 10K and 3Mile Run
Apr. 27, 2019 , 8:00AM
7th Annual St. Margaret's Habit for Health 10K and 3 Mile Run. Proceeds benefit the St. Margaret's Foundation. This event benefits the ongoing construction and renovations to the Hospital, including the Esophageal and Colon Cancer Prevention Center. Contact Gina Mudge for more information: 815.378.9726; gcmudge@gmail.c...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
St. Margaret's Family Health Center
415 E. 2nd St
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-378-9726
Migratory Bird Hike
Apr. 27, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 27, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM 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. Tours last approximately 90 m...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
Riverview Farmstead Tour
Apr. 27, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
Riverview Farmstead is a historic farm tucked away in modern suburbia. Join us to view the interiors of the 19th-century buildings and explore the grounds. A naturalist will share information about the era as well as stories of the Clow family who owned the farm. This program takes place outdoors on crushed limestone t...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Riverview Farmstead
5220 Book Rd.
Naperville, IL 60564
815-886-1467
Scout Flea Market
Apr. 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
Stems and Stilettos Wine Tasting
Apr. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Streator Chamber of Commerce and Industry fundraising event. Wine, craft beer, silent and live auctions....More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
Knights of Columbus Hall
806 Oakley Ave.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Stems and Stilettos Wine Tasting
Apr. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Streator Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fundraising event. Wine, Craft beer, silent and live auctions....More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
Knights of Columbus Hall
806 Oakley Ave.
Streator, IL 61364
Tie the Knot! - Bridal Open House at the Museum
Apr. 27, 2019 , 12:00PM-5:00PM
Recently Engaged? Check out what The Joliet Area Historical Museum has to offer to make your dream wedding a reality! Local professionals will be on site to help you with all your bridal needs. Free Admission, Man Cave with craft beer & artisanal jerky, Bridal Bingo, Door Prizes & Full Cash Bar will be available...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 27, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
I&M Canal Clean Up
Apr. 22, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019
The Canal Corridor Association is coordinating a canal-wide cleanup on Monday, April 22nd to Sunday April 28th. All interested volunteers should contact Mara Moore, the Programs Coordinator at the Canal Corridor Association at 815-220-1848 ext. 1838 or by email at programs@iandmcanal.org. The Illinois and Michigan Can...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
I&M Canal State Trail
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1848
Peter and the Star Catcher
Apr. 25, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019 , Thursday, Friday 8:00PM | Saturday 4:00PM & 8:00PM | Sunday 2:30PM
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) will present Peter and the Starcatcher a play by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys and Addams Family) based on the 2004 novel by humorist Dave Barry and suspense writer Ridley Pearson. Elice's play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received nine 2012 Tony Award nominations (including two f...More Info
Cost: $11.25-$12.25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
815-836-5250
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Latitude 41
Apr. 26, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 8:00PM | Sunday 2:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Spring MegaHike
Apr. 27, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019 , 8:30AM & 9:00AM
Join us for the 2019 Spring Mega Hike! Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30AM and 9:00AM both days. Expected time for lunch is 1pm and 1:30pm. We expect to return to the Lodge at approximately 4:30 and 5pm. Board the Starved Rock Trolley with a pair of guides where the trolley will take you to the east end of the park to ...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Take a Hike & Lunch
Apr. 27, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in April Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Baker Shootout 2019
Apr. 28, 2019 , 12:30PM - 5:30PM
Tournament Rules 1. Tournament entries will be accepted beginning January 1, 2019. 2. Check-in begins at 11:30 AM on day of event. Entry closes at 12:15 PM. 3. Tournament is open to adult bowlers only. It is not open to high school bowlers. 4. Each team will consist of five bowlers, any combination of male and fe...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W. Eames St.
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 467-2026
Choral Masterworks Concert
Apr. 28, 2019 , 3:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Corvettes Unlimited 43rd Annual Show & Swap
Apr. 28, 2019 , 8:00AM-2:00PM
Corvette Car Show and Parts Swap Meet...More Info
Event Type: Other
Hawk Chevrolet, 2001 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60435
150 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3780
Corvettes-Unlimited Indoor Corvette Show
Apr. 28, 2019 , 8:00AM-2:00PM
43rd "INDOOR' Corvette and GM Parts Show April 28 8AM-2PM Rain or Shine be On Time ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Hawk Auto
2001 W Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-6951
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 28, 2019 , 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM 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. Tours last approximately 90 m...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
Ranger Hike
Apr. 28, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer-led hike to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Midewin Bison graze over 1,000 acres; might not be visible. Leave from the Ranger Tailer at 11:00AM every Sunday through Nov. 2, National Bison Day. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be prepared to walk at least 1 mile. Look & learn about native Illinois prai...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 29, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Historic Trolley April Tours
Now - Apr. 30, 2019 , Saturdays & Sundays
April - May Tours: Saturday 3:00PM-4:30PM 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 Visit...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
Hiking With Your Hound
Apr. 30, 2019 , 5:30PM-6:30PM
Enjoy a guided, colorful wildflower walk in the woods with your pup! Meet new friends and other dog owners as we explore the landscape. The program begins at Frederick's Grove Shelter. Dress for the weather. Hikes are 1-2 miles over uneven, natural terrain. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet. All owners...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove
27110 S. McKinley Woods Rd.
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Owl Pellet Dissection
Apr. 30, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:00PM
Owl pellets are a visual representation of the food chain in action. Join a naturalist to investigate the connections between owls and their environment. This program involves a short presentation about owls and the chance to dissect a pellet yourself. Who knows what you will find? All tools and pellets will be provide...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
7th Annual Canal Alliance Congress
May. 2, 2019 , 8:30AM-4:30PM
*Reservation Required* The annual Canal Alliance Congress is a gathering of local I&M Canal enthusiasts, city and state officials, and business and civic organizations who meet to network, discuss the goings-on in the I&M Canal National Heritage Area, and coordinate efforts to further promote the IMCNHA. This all-day...More Info
Event Type: Other
Four Rivers Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Ln.
Channahon, Il 60410
8152201848
'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' 80's Party
May. 3, 2019 , 5:00PM-9:00PM
Hey Girls, want to have fun? Bring your BFF's (and your guys) to True North for this totally 'RAD' shopping event! Party kicks off at 5pm - Take the Pepsi challenge! - Adult Cake Walk - First 100 customers receive glow necklaces - Make and share friendship pins - Shop the 80's candy bar - Answer 80's Trivi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, IL 60450
815-705-0161
Crawfish Boil-Friday's in May
May. 3, 2019 , 5:00PM
Join us for our Annual Crawfish Boil it' EVERY Friday in the month of May. ONLY VALID ON FRIDAY'S IN MAY AFTER 5:00PM....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Girls Night Out
May. 3, 2019
For more information visit http://www.shopmorrisil.com/...More Info
Event Type: Other
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tours
May. 3, 2019 , 6:00PM
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tour. 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
Hike to Look for Midewin Conservation Bison
May. 3, 2019 - May. 4, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Spring Festival of One Acts
May. 3, 2019 - May. 4, 2019 , 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
2019 Comcast Cares Volunteer Work Day
May. 4, 2019 , 8am - 2pm
Midwest SOARRING cordially invites all volunteers to join Comcast employees for a volunteer work spring cleanup day. We will work together and assist in land clean-up and preparation for spring, clearing out and preparing areas for sacred planting along with building cleaning and organization in Heritage Village in the...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Heritage Village
249 West 2nd Street
Lockport, IL 60441
224.229.5950
Creative Gardening with Mini Hostas
May. 4, 2019 , 1:00PM
Miniature plants are easily lost within a garden, even when they are placed front and center. Come explore creative and fun ways to incorporate these cuties into your landscape. David Hornbaker will be sharing some of his favorite minis along with examples of how they work well in containers and in the garden....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Historic Smokey Bear Portraits & Films at Midewin
May. 4, 2019 , 8:00AM-3:00PM
For one day only, historic Smokey Bear portraits by artist Rudolph Wendelin will be on display in the Welcome Center at the USDA Forest Service - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Original Smokey Bear 16 mm films from the 1960s & early 1970s will be shown. The event honoring Smokey Bear's 75th year in fire prevention...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Learn to Play Ukelele
May. 4, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Uke 66 is a premiere ukulele duo providing entertainment and education across the country. We are excited to welcome them to Pontiac on Saturday, May 4 to help celebrate the Red Carpet Corridor Festival. They will be teaching a workshop from 2:00-4:00 on the 4th; you can bring your own ukulele or try out one of theirs....More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Pontiac Eagle Theater
319 N. Plum St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Midwest More Festival/MASH UP Homebrew Tasting/Competition
May. 4, 2019 , 7:00AM-4:00PM
LEARN, HUNT, BUY...MOREL MUSHROOMS during Ottawa's Annual Midwest Morel Fest. This unique festival offers 'everything mushrooms' from the morel enthusiast to the curious observer! All events take place at Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N). This year enjoy a Morel Market, a large variety of handcrafted Vendors, Ho...More Info
Cost: Presale until April 1st: $30 adults | $15 children (12 & under) Event Type: Festivals
Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N)
111 Lincoln Place
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Planning Meals and Building Campfires for Youth Leaders
May. 4, 2019 , 9:30AM-11:30AM
This program is designed for beginning youth group leaders to learn about planning meals for preparation outdoors, as well as how to build a campfire. It will include meal ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner that require minimal assembly and no cooking, and those that are more involved and require cooking over an ope...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Red Carpet Corridor Festival
May. 4, 2019
Pontiac is excited to once again take part in the annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival! This year's festivities include a fine arts festival downtown and the grand opening of a new Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the historic Strevell House. Visit http://www.ilroute66redcarpetcorridor.com/home.html for more information....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Uke 66 Concert
May. 4, 2019 , 7:00PM
Uke 66 is a premiere ukulele duo providing entertainment and education across the country. We are excited to welcome them to Pontiac on Saturday, May 4 to help celebrate the Red Carpet Corridor Festival. The show starts at 7:00PM, doors at 6:30PM and tickets are $5 in advance per person and no more than $20 for a fam...More Info
Cost: $5-$8 Event Type: Performing Arts
Pontiac Eagle Theater
815-844-1187
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 4, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Latitude 41
May. 3, 2019 - May. 5, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage
May. 4, 2019 - May. 5, 2019 , 9:30AM, 11:00AM & 1:00PM both days
The onset of spring brings beautiful wildflowers to the woodlands of Illinois, and Starved Rock State Park is home to a rich variety of common and rare spring ephemeral wildflowers. These plants deploy an amazing array of strategies to deal with the challenges of living on the forest floor. This talk will cure your w...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Swinging Bridges Art Festival
May. 4, 2019 - May. 5, 2019 , Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM & Sunday 10:00AM-2:00PM
GLCAC presents the first annual Swinging Bridges Art Festival. Join us for great local art on your road trip during Red Carpet on Route 66! Visit pcartcenter.com for vendor information. ...More Info
Cost: Free! Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Greater Livingston County Arts Council / Pontiac Community Art Center
209 W. Madison Street
Pontiac, Il 61764
815-419-2472
Take a Hike & Lunch
May. 4, 2019 - May. 5, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in May Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describes ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Community Band Concert
May. 5, 2019 , 3:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 General Public; $4 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $2 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Import Face-Off
May. 5, 2019 , 8:30AM-6:00PM
Import Face-Off is known for being the most innovative import series in the U.S. with event activities that follow current market trends. Much more than just a race and show, IFO fans spend the entire day enjoying the ultimate lifestyle event of the year. All together, series activities include: car/truck/bike show, 1/...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60432
815-722-5500
Living History Demonstration
May. 5, 2019 , 12:00PM-3:00PM
Experience history up close and personal. Find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents at this program. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group of re-enactors presenting a sample of the 18th-century fur trading life. May's demonstration has a special theme focusing on histor...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Ottawa Moose's Catfish Tournament
May. 5, 2019 , 6:00AM ...More Info
Cost: TBD Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Allen Park Boat Launch
400 Courtney Street (South Side Of Riverfront)
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Rocked and Rolled Artist Reception
May. 5, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Paint or creatively alter your favorite rock, stone, or geological specimen and bring it to the museum. We are creating a progressive installation with your participation! It's free. Just do it! We are not only preserving history, but making some as well. This is YOUR museum! Thanks to our sponsors; City of Lockpor...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Story Telling
Illinois State Museum - Norton Building
201 W. 10th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-7400
Evenings on The Patio Series-Spring Container
May. 6, 2019 , 6:30PM
We are excited to introduce this season an evening on the patio at our event center, The Barn. Enjoy the fresh air and peaceful surroundings, and a complimentary beer or wine. Plan a date night, a girl's night out, or come on your own. Spring Container: May has arrived and it's time to pot up a beautiful container fo...More Info
Cost: $35.00 Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 6, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
George Strait Tribute
May. 6, 2019 - May. 8, 2019 , 11:30AM
Veteran Branson Entertainer's Gordy and Debbie pay tribute to living legend George Strait. Hear his greatest hits along with fun facts, trivia about George and a dash of comedy sprinkled in. This husband and wife duo is a must see for all George Strait fans. They currently perform at the Jackie B Goode's Café in B...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Crawfish Boil-Friday's in May
May. 10, 2019 , 5:00PM
Join us for our Annual Crawfish Boil it' EVERY Friday in the month of May. ONLY VALID ON FRIDAY'S IN MAY AFTER 5:00PM....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Improv Uncorked - FREE
May. 10, 2019 , 7:00PM-9:00PM
Expect the unexpected during Improv Uncorked! Join the "We've Said Worse" improv troupe at 7:00PM. They'll ask the audience for a word, which inspires their characters and scenes (10-15 minutes) – all from the one word! Then the troupe is back to the audience for another one-word inspiration for the next roun...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
Jazz Band Concert
May. 10, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 General Public; $4 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $2 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Mother's Day Tea
May. 10, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Join the Canal Corridor Association for our Mother's Day Afternoon Tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock 16 ...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tour
May. 10, 2019 , 6:00PM
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tour! 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
Tony Bennett: I Left My Heart Tour
May. 10, 2019 , 8:00PM
His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950's, including such chart-toppers as "Because of You," "Rags to Riches," and a remake of Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart." He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including: "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me...More Info
Cost: Tickets start at $55 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
15 E Van Buren St
Joliet, IL 60435
828-489-1874
3 French Hens French Country Market
May. 11, 2019 , 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more! For more information visit www.3FrenchHensMarket@blogspot.com ...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Four Rivers Bird Hike
May. 11, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from a naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through oak hickory forest or restored prairie near the Des Plaines River. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Meet at Kerry Sherida...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W. Walnut Ln.
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Kids' Containers for Mother's Day
May. 11, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Here's a chance for the kids to come get their hands dirty and create something pretty for Mom, for Mother's Day. We will have a good selection of inexpensive containers to choose from, or they can bring their own. We'll assist, as needed, with plant selection and potting, and they will go home with a gift Mom is sure ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Kids' Fishing Rodeo at Baker Lake
May. 11, 2019 , 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Baker Lake
2700 Airport Road
Peru, IL 61354
8152230061
Mother's Day Tea
May. 11, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Join the Canal Corridor Association for our Mother's Day Afternoon Tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock 16 ...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Nature Journaling
May. 11, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Take time to focus on nature journaling. This program will introduce you to different types of nature journaling and how it can help you study nature and phenology. Phenology is the study of nature as the seasons change. After a journaling introduction indoors, we will explore and observe nature outside and apply the n...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Rock Painting for all ages
May. 11, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
The rock painting/hiding craze is a simple act of kindness that's making a big impact in communities across the country, brightening the days of strangers one rock at a time.Join our own rock painting guru, Dawn, to paint a rock or two to keep or share. Stop out anytime between 10am and noon. All supplies will be provi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Spring Nature Photography Hike
May. 11, 2019 , 8:30-10:30PM
Meet at the back shelter of Messenger Woods Nature Preserve to briefly learn what makes this preserve so special in the springtime. Then, enjoy a hike with a naturalist and take photos along the way. This program is recommended for any camera, smartphones through digital SLRs. The program will focus on technique and co...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Messenger Woods Nature Preserve
13800 W. Bruce Rd.
Homer Glen, Il 60491
(815) 946-2216
STAR WARS Scevenger Hunt
May. 11, 2019 , 10:00AM-5:00PM
Hey STAR WARS fans, the Joliet Area Historical Museum hosts the STAR WARS SCAVENGER HUNT! FREE ADMISSION all day from 10am to 5pm as children and families are invited to find original 1977 Star Wars Trading Cards hidden throughout the Museum's galleries! All participants get a STAR WARS Game Card and children will rec...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Starved Rock Country Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K
May. 11, 2019 , 7:00AM
Back for a 6th year, the 2019 Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon (and 5K) has become the "must do" event of the running community in central Illinois. The Marathon course will again encompass the scenery of the Illinois River, the neighborhoods of Ottawa and the rolling landscapes in and around Starved Roc...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Starting points: Marathon & 5K - Washington Square Park; Half Marathon - Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 873 Road
Oglesby, IL 61373
815-667-5351
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 11, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Wonders of Wildflowers
May. 11, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Take time to stop and smell the wildflowers. For only a brief time, spring wildflowers fill the forest floor with a variety of color. Hike and explore with a naturalist through beautiful Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, which is famous for its flower diversity and abundance in the springtime. Get all of your senses rea...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Messenger Woods Nature Preserve
13800 W. Bruce Rd.
Homer Glen, Il 60491
(708) 946-2216
Take a Hike & Lunch
May. 11, 2019 - May. 12, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in May Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describes ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison!
May. 12, 2019 , 11:00AM
Celebrate Mother's Day with us!Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Mother's Day Bowling
May. 12, 2019 , 12:00PM-9:00PM
Treat Mom to 2 free games of bowling and shoe rental on her special day....More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-2026
Mother's Day Brunch Buffet
May. 12, 2019 , 11:00AM-3:00PM
Mom will LOVE this Brunch Buffet complete with mimosas and all her favorite foods! Celebrate the day by letting us make up your whole family's favorites! Special Kid's Buffet Available....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
866-399-3866
Mother's Day Buffet
May. 12, 2019 , 10:30AM-6:00PM
Mother's Day Buffet 10:30am – 6pm $32.98/adults $16.50/children under 10 Join us on Mother's Day for our Mother's Day Buffet at Starved Rock Lodge! Available 10:30am – 6pm. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call (815) 220-7386. Price per person includes buffet, a non-alcoholic bev...More Info
Cost: $32.98 adults | $16.50 children (10 & under) Event Type: Dining
Starved Rock Lodge
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Mother's Day Meal
May. 12, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Mother's Day on the I&M Canal Boat
May. 12, 2019
The I&M Canal Boat offers a unique experience. Travel back in time to 1848 on the replica-packet boat "The Volunteer" at Lock 14 in LaSalle. Treat Mom to a special day and enjoy your adventure on the historic I&M Canal. The period-clothed Captain and Crew tell the story of the Canal. All Mothers will receive a FREE Loc...More Info
Event Type: Nature Holiday - Spring/Summer
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Streator Grade School Band
May. 12, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Streator City Park on the Plumb Pavilion
N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
81-5672-2055
Honors Recital
May. 13, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 General Public; $4 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $2 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 13, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Guitar and Percussion Concert, directed by Adam Roth and Adam Cowger
May. 14, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 General Public; $4 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $2 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
2019 Health Fitness and Lifestyle Fair hosted by WCMY 1430
May. 16, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Knights of Columbus Hall
401 W. Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Crawfish Boil-Friday's in May
May. 17, 2019 , 5:00PM
Join us for our Annual Crawfish Boil it' EVERY Friday in the month of May. ONLY VALID ON FRIDAY'S IN MAY AFTER 5:00PM....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios Third Friday Event!
May. 17, 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: Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-293-7099
Third Friday
May. 17, 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: Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Artisan's on the Water
May. 18, 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
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
1970 N. 2753rd Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-5000 ext. 230
Busy Beavers Craft Club
May. 18, 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. In May, create a caterpillar to travel with you on your walks. Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility. Ages 12 or younger (accompanied by an ad...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Fishing Will County Preserves
May. 18, 2019 , 1:00PM-2:30PM
Have you ever wondered where the best preserves are to go fishing or what kind of fish you can catch in this area? Join a naturalist for this program to find fishing hot spots and learn about common sport fish of Will County. This program will highlight many of the lakes, streams and rivers of the Forest Preserve Dist...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Girls On The Run 5K
May. 18, 2019 , 6:30AM-11:00AM
This annual event takes place at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. The course is 3.1 miles and will run outside of the Chicagoland Speedway. At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-bas...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Healthy Homes, Healthy Families Fun Day
May. 18, 2019 , 10:00AM-2:00PM
Resource Fair & Family Fun Day...More Info
Event Type: Other
Will County Center for Community Concerns
2455 Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
815-724-3780
Reddick Mansion Golf Outing Fundraiser
May. 18, 2019 , 9:00AM Shotgun Start
Join us for the Reddick Mansion Golf Outing Fundraiser at the Pine Hills Golf Course. 18 Hole / 4 person scramble Price includes golf, cart, prizes & pizza buffet. More information on their website. ...More Info
Cost: $75 per golfer/$60 PHGC Member Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Pine Hills Golf Course
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
Sip n Snip
May. 18, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery Tasting Room
106 Mill St.
Utica, Il 61373
Sip n' Snip
May. 18, 2019 , 11:00AM-4:00PM
Bring your dog and enjoy games, raffles, live music, and fun throughout Utica. Winners of the pet photo contest are going to be announced at the event. No Animal Left Behind is the co-sponsor of the event. Proceeds benefit local spay/neuter programs. ...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-5211
Streator Food Truck Festival
May. 18, 2019 , 12:00PM-7:00PM
Live Music, craft beers and gourmet truck food. For more information visit streatorwalldogs.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
TBM Avengers Salute to Veterans
May. 18, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Festivals
Illinois Valley Regional Airport
4251 E. Ed Urban Dr.
Peru, IL 61354
8152230061
Terrarium "Make & Take" Workshop
May. 18, 2019 , 1:00PM
Terrariums are a popular way to add a little green to an indoor space. We will outline the basics of design, planting and care, and assist participants in building their own glass terrarium to take home or give as a gift. We have various sizes of vessels to choose from, and all materials and plants are included. Fee d...More Info
Cost: $25.00-$60.00 Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 18, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Live Hawk Show
May. 11, 2019 - May. 19, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
May 11, 12, 18 & 19 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 show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Es...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Marseilles Spring Rummage Sale
May. 18, 2019 - May. 19, 2019 , 8:00AM-3:00PM
** Marseilles Spring Rummage Sales** Saturday, May 18 & Sunday May 19th 8AM to 3PM Crafters and activities at Knudson Park, Lincoln St, also Sign up at City Hall to be on map, for $5.00. Maps available day of sales for locations Part of Illinois River Valley Sales Ride...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Knudson Park
815-795-2414
Take a Hike & Lunch
May. 18, 2019 - May. 19, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in May Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describes ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Amazing Animals of Illinois
May. 19, 2019 , 1:30PM-2:30PM
Fur, feathers, scales, and tails with the animals from Wildlife Prairie Park. Dive into the world of wild animals found in Illinois as Wildlife Prairie Park introduces the mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. LIVE ANIMALS By Wildlife Prairie Park ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
HIke to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
May. 19, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
J-Town Film Fest
May. 19, 2019 , 2:00PM
Original films by high school students to adults. Watch & vote!...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Morning Bird Hike at Messenger Marsh
May. 19, 2019 , 8:00Am-10:00AM
Spring migration is the best time to see the widest variety of birds at Messenger Marsh. Species like bluebirds and brown thrashers will be arriving to nest and many warbler species are passing through on migration. An added bonus is that spotting these birds is easier with the leaves still emerging on the trees. Wheth...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Messenger Marsh
16321 S. Bell Rd.
Homer Glen, IL 60491
708-946-2216
Evenings on The Patio Series-Arboretum Walk
May. 20, 2019 , 6:30PM
We are excited to introduce this season an evening on the patio at our event center, The Barn. Enjoy the fresh air and peaceful surroundings, and a complimentary beer or wine. Plan a date night, a girl's night out, or come on your own. Arboretum Walk: The Hornbakers have been planting trees and shrubs on their 40 acr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 20, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Rock Around the Clock Tribute
May. 20, 2019 - May. 22, 2019 , 11:30AM
Direct from her Smoky Mountain theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we present Patty Waszak. Patty's show combines a wide variety of music along with comedy and audience participation. She is a dynamic singer, hilarious comedienne and great musician. Enjoy all of those upbeat toe tappers people know and love to sing alo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
The Sound of Music: Live on Stage
May. 22, 2019 , 7:30 PM
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Rialto Square Theatre. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including "My Favori...More Info
Cost: Tickets start at $48.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
(815)726-7171
Cadillac Groove Concert
May. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM
Kicking off the series of great ROOFTOP CONCERTS at the Joliet Historical Museum. We can't wait! This is the coolest concert at the coolest venue. You gotta be there. Be sure to call early and get your tickets. This sells out FAST!!!...More Info
Cost: $10 members | $12 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Turtles Rock
May. 23, 2019 , 6:30PM-7:30PM
Celebrate World Turtle Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks. Along the way, discover why North America is called Turtle Island. Spend time with our live models, the Blanding's turtles that call Isle a la Cache home. When the program is done, hide your rock for someone else to find – and brighten their d...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Crawfish Boil-Friday's in May
May. 24, 2019 , 5:00PM
Join us for our Annual Crawfish Boil it' EVERY Friday in the month of May. ONLY VALID ON FRIDAY'S IN MAY AFTER 5:00PM....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Improv Uncorked featuring "We've Said Worse"
May. 24, 2019 , 7:00 PM
Theatre improv, snacks & cash bar...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
8157243761
Streator Park Fest
May. 24, 2019 , 5:00PM
Outdoor festival featuring carnival, entertainment, food, craft, vendor booths and live music. Sponsored by Streator Community Center....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Memorial Day BBQ
May. 24, 2019 - May. 25, 2019 , 2:00PM-9:00PM
Kick off you Summer with the family during our Memorial Day BBQ! We know you missed these Summer favorites complete with a cocktail list to match. Perfect occasion after you have been splashing in our indoor waterpark!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, Il 61373
(866) 399-3866
Miniature Garden "Make & Take" Workshop
May. 25, 2019 , 1:00PM
This is a hands-on workshop for all ages in which you will learn how to create and care for your very own miniature garden. Molly Hornbaker Blogg will provide information on how to get started and assist you along the way. You simply bring your creativity and ideas! Fee includes your container, soil, and plants. You pi...More Info
Cost: $40.00 Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Starved Rock Brew Fest
May. 25, 2019 , 12:00PM-5:00PM
The third annual Starved Rock Country Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, May 25th, 2019. 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. Tickets go on sale February 28th at 10:00 AM!...More Info
Cost: $35 general admission | $10 designated driver Event Type: Festivals
Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N)
111 Lincoln Place
Ottawa, IL 61350
(888) 695-0888
Super Seeds
May. 25, 2019 , 11:00AM-12:30PM
Take a good look at that maple tree in your yard. Did you know it started as a seed no bigger than your thumb? In this program, learn all about seeds, where they come from, how they move, and the powerhouse stored inside. Make a traveling seed and a seed "bomb" to take home and plant. Isle a la Cache Museum is an acces...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 25, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Wild Bill: An Evening with James Butler Hickok
May. 25, 2019 , 7:00PM
Wild Bill Hickok: An Evening with James Butler Hickok Doors open at 6:00PM, Showtime 7:00PM "All my Children's" Walt Willey is Wild Bill. Question and Answer and Meet & Greet immediately following show! Tickets are available by calling 815-667-4861 or emailing: office.lchs@gmail.org ...More Info
Cost: $25 | $20 for LCHS Members Event Type: Education/History Performing Arts
LaSalle County Historical Society
210 Clark Street
Utica, Il
815-667-4861
Brunch in Joliet
Now - May. 26, 2019 , 9:00AM-2:30PM
2019 has us bringing in the highly anticipated Sunday Brunch to the Brewery! We are excited to share with you our unique brunch menu full of sweets, savories and everything in between! On the savory side, try the Morning Glory Burger with bacon-tomato jam, sunny-egg, arugula, and cheddar or our homemade Chilaquiles Ver...More Info
Event Type: Dining Ale Trail
MyGrain Brewing
50 E. Jefferson Street Suite 106
Joliet, Il 60432
815-345-3339
Old Joliet Prison May Tours
May. 2, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! May Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM May 3rd & 10th-Haunted Tour @ 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 – O...More Info
Cost: $15-$20 Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Historic Trolley May Tours
May. 4, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , Saturdays & Sundays
April - May Tours: Saturday 3:00PM-4:30PM 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 Visi...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
Take a Hike & Lunch
May. 25, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in May Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describes ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Wild Bill Days and Vendor Show
May. 25, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , 12:00PM-10:00PM
LaSalle County Historical Society Presents Wild Bill Days! SATURDAY: Old West Regulators Re-enactments 1:00PM-4:00PM (Museum Parking Lot) Vendor Show 12:00PM-6:00pm (near re-enactment) Special exhibit on loan from Deadwood (Heritage Center) Walt Willies "Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok" SUNDAY:...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
LaSalle County Historical Society Museum
101 E Canal St.
North Utica, IL 61373
Wild Bill Hickok Days
May. 25, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , 12:00PM-10:00PM
LaSalle County Historical Society presents Wild Bill Hickok Days. Live re-enactments will take place along the historic I&M Canal from 1-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Event will also include vendors, a special Wild Bill exhibit that will include a brand new exhibit from Deadwood. At night we will have events and mu...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Festivals
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
May. 26, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Memorial Day Bowling Promo
May. 27, 2019 , 12:00PM-9:00PM
Thanks to our veterans and military personnel. Enjoy one game of bowling with shoes or one round of mini golf on us!...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-2026
Memorial Day Guided Hike
May. 27, 2019 , 9:30AM-11:00AM
Hikes will take visitors to Starved Rock and French Canyon (3/4 mile round trip)...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Memorial Day Parade and Observance
May. 27, 2019 , 10:30 AM
10:30am – Parade begins at Chapin Park and continues down Liberty Street to the courthouse. 11:00am – Observance at the Grundy County Courthouse. Sponsored by Morris VFW. For additional information, contact the Morris VFW at (815)-942-0605....More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Spring/Summer
Chapin Park
E Benton Street
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Reels at the Rialto - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
May. 30, 2019 , 7:00 PM
May 30th - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn (John Boyega) crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid c...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Knights of Columbus Monthly Community Exhibit
May. 1, 2019 - May. 31, 2019
Discover the history behind this Catholic fraternal service organization and learn about their charitable efforts throughout the World. For more information, please visit http://jolietmuseum.org ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Crawfish Boil-Friday's in May
May. 31, 2019 , 5:00PM
Join us for our Annual Crawfish Boil it' EVERY Friday in the month of May. ONLY VALID ON FRIDAY'S IN MAY AFTER 5:00PM....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
34th Annual Cabin Festival
Jun. 1, 2019 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
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 demonstrtion. Park your car in the visitor center parking area. Walk the trail to the Cabin Nort of the VC or ride the wagon. Some demonstrators and vendors w...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Festivals
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, Il 60450
(815)942-2899
34th Annual Cabin Festival
Jun. 1, 2019 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
See authentic pioneer crafts done by the Prairie Partners as they re-enact in authentic dress. Visit the Cragg Cabin history exhibit and prairielife presentations. Park your car in the visitor center parking area. Walk the trail to the Cabin or ride the wagon. Some demonstrators and vendors will have items for sale. Th...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, Il 60450
815-942-2899
Ask the Arborists
Jun. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM
When we have a tree question, we ask one of our local experts at Taylors Way, where they have 8 arborists on staff. Dennis Taylor, along with a couple other staff arborists, will be here to share some of the basics of tree care and answer any questions you might have on plant healthcare, selection, installation, disea...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Bike & Brake for History
Jun. 1, 2019 , 9:00AM-11:30AM
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 8 miles round trip along crushed...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Gaylord Building
200 W 8th Street
Lockport, Il 60441
(815) 886-1467
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 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 show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
National Trails Day Celebration
Jun. 1, 2019 , 9:30AM & 1:00PM
Sadie the Starved Rock Eagle and her friend Smokey the Bear will be on hand at the Starved Rock Visitor Center for meet and greets while celebrating National Trails Day. Enjoy a guided hike with the park's interpreter while learning all about our fabulous trails at the park that lead you through our 18 canyons and 7 o...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
STAR WARS Day!
Jun. 1, 2019 , 11:00AM-4:00PM
Star Wars Day will take place Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00AM-4:00PM in downtown Joliet at the Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet Area Historical Museum and on Clinton and Chicago Streets. It is an event that is out of this world! Join us for a parade of costumed characters, a...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Public Library
www.jolietlibrary.org
Joliet, Il 60432
(815)846-3124
The Bart Attacks! Live at Elder Brewing Co.
Jun. 1, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM
The Bart Attacks! are thrilled to make their debut at Elder Brewing Co....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Elder Brewing Company
218. E Cass Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-953-0127
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run 10K/5K
Jun. 1, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:00PM
Event Information: ZERO is proud to partner with Advanced Urology Associates to end prostate cancer. The 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Chicago features a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celeb...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Advanced Urology Associates
1541 Riverboat Center Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
815-724-3782
Route 66 NHRA Nationals
May. 30, 2019 - Jun. 2, 2019 , All day
The world's greatest drag racers light up The World's Premier Drag Racing Facility. See stars like John Force, Ron Capps, Antron Brown and Erica Enders-Stevens take to the track! Every ticket is a pit pass and your all-access pass into the epicenter of the drivers and teams as they prep these 10,000-horsepower machines...More Info
Cost: Tickets start as low as $135 for all 4 days! Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60432
815-722-5500
Morris Tractor Ride
May. 31, 2019 - Jun. 2, 2019
Whether you are a tractor driver, collector, or just an interested onlooker, the Morris Tractor Ride has something for you! Dust off your vintage tractor and prepare to have a great time. The Morris Tractor Ride will be led by the renowned agriculture broadcaster, Max Armstrong, who always has an interesting tale to ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 2, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
JJC Student Art Show
Apr. 29, 2019 - Jun. 28, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College - Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
May. 4, 2019 - Jun. 29, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:00PM
Attend this program and view 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 ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-886-1467
Historic Trolley June Tours
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 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
Knights of Columbus Monethly Community Exhibit
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019
Discover the history behind this Catholic fraternal service organization and learn about their charitable efforts throughout the World. For more information, please visit http://www.jolietmuseum.org...More Info
Event Type: Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
(815)723-5201
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , 11:00AM & 12:30PM Saturdays and Sundays in June
Enjoy a trolley ride for a scenic, guided walk to one of our majestic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. The trolley will then take you to the Eagle I for a 1.5 hour boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Canyon...More Info
Cost: $33 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Ottawa's Farmer Market (Every Saturday)
May. 4, 2019 - Oct. 26, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL it FRESH, your sure to find something FANTASTIC!!! Open Saturd...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
Jackson Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0084
Mules, Mansion, & Mimosa Boat Tour
May. 3, 2019 - Oct. 27, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM
Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion. Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the cana...More Info
Cost: $45.00 Event Type: Ongoing
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Mule-Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Apr. 28, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019 , 10:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM
Climb aboard a replica 19th century mule-pulled canal boat and ride the route Lincoln traveled! Your guides, dressed as Canal era crew, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois Prairie. Meet our mules, Moe & Joe, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Chic...More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type: Ongoing
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Awesome Ottawa Tours
May. 1, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019 , TBD
Cocktail/Walking May-November 1.5 Miles/3 Hours, starting at Ottawa Visitors Center. Easy Exercise. Visit 3-4 Saloons Local History & Libations (21+). Cocktails the Locals Love; History w/ a Twist of Lime. ...More Info
Cost: $30 (plus drinks & tip) Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737

 


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