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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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Art Night Out
Aug. 23, 2017
Join Pine Hills Golf Club Bar & Restaurant for Art Night Out! This event consists of art, food and fun. The projects are light hearted yet educational and organized. Challenge your artistic abilities. To register or for more information contact us at 815.434.3985 or visit our website: www.ottawapinehillsgolfclub.co...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Dining
Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
41st "Concerts on the Hill" Thursday
Aug. 24, 2017
Every Thursday June 1-August 31...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
I&M Canal National Heritage Area's Anniversary
Aug. 24, 2017
Come celebrate the I&M Canal National Heritage Area, America's FIRST National Heritage Area, 33rd birthday! On August 24th 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the first National Heritage Area in the nation. This "new kind of national park" was the first explicit marriage of preservation, conserv...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
I&M Canal Boat
754 1st Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
8152201848
Junior Ranger Day on the I&M Canal
Aug. 24, 2017 , 10:00am-2:00pm
Join us on Thursday August 24th for Junior Ranger day in the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area! The National Park Service Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in almost all National Parks & National Heritage Areas. This program offers young visitors the opportunity to join the ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Canal Corridor Association
754 1st Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
8152201848
La Grange Farmers Market
Aug. 24, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
Food Truck Fridays
Now - Aug. 25, 2017 , 4:30-7 p.m.
Kick off the weekend right with this Forest Preserve District of Will County Program. Visit Lake Renwick Preserve - Turtle Lake Access every Friday in August for yummy and convenient food while enjoying the trail and other preserve amenities. Forest Preserve District staff will be on site with information and activitie...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature Dining
Lake Renwick Preserve - Turtle Lake Access
Lockport Street, east of Division Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-727-8700
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday
Aug. 25, 2017
Saratoga & MCHS Band Day...More Info
Event Type: Other
Grundy Bank
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Home Game
Aug. 25, 2017 , 7:05pm ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Jammin' at the Clock
Aug. 25, 2017 , 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Jammin' at the Clock will be held at Heritage Park every Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Heritage Park
Main & Monroe Streets
Streator, IL 61364
8156722055
Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #9
Aug. 25, 2017 , 4:00pm
Race Your Ride is your chance to take on the same track that the pros do. Ever want to see what it's like to take a trip down the same quarter mile legends like John Force have conquered? Now's your chance. Race your ride is still a Test & Tune, your opportunity to safely see how fast you can race down the dragstrip...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission $15 Participant Run Card $25 Kids 12 & Younger FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
The ROOFTOP Summer Music Series M&R Rush
Aug. 25, 2017 , 7:30pm ...More Info
Cost: $8 Museum Members/Students & $10 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Music in the Park
Now - Aug. 26, 2017 , 6 pm - 8 pm
The City of Ottawa proudly presents their "Music in the Park" Series every Saturday evening at the historic Washington Square Park! This family friendly event offers a variety of live music for all ages! Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs! Rain Location: 807 LaSalle Street...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Washinton Square Park
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0161 Ext 224
Music in the Park series 2017
Now - Aug. 26, 2017 , 6-8 p.m. Saturdays
Music in the Park Sponsored by Ottawa Special Events Committee 6-8 p.m. Saturday nights in July and August Free concerts in downtown's Washington Square Rain or shine (rain location TBA) Washington Square is a natural shady amphitheater air conditioned by nature's breezes and surrounded by monumental sentinels. On...More Info
Cost: Free. Everyone welcome. Event Type: Performing Arts
City of Ottawa
301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0161
Home Game
Aug. 26, 2017 , 6:05pm ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Streator Farmers Market
Aug. 26, 2017 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
Farmer's Market will be held at the Streator City Park every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Farmer's Market Week will be celebrated August 12 with a Petting Zoo, Educational Classes, and Special Vendors. Contact streatormarketmanager@gmail.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
208 N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
B17 Bomber Tour
Aug. 24, 2017 - Aug. 27, 2017 , (8/24) - 2pm-5pm, (remaining days) - 9am-5pm
The B-17G has a remarkable story. One filled with daring missions and personal sacrifice. You're now invited to relive that story on a historic flight aboard the EAA's beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast. More than just an airplane, the B-17 is living history that holds a remarkable connec...More Info
Cost: B17 Air Tour: $409-$475, B17 Ground Tour: $10 individual, $20 family rate Event Type: Education/History Other
Lewis University Airport - 1 George J Michas Dr, Romeoville, IL 60446
3000 Poberezny Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54902
920-426-4800
LaSalle County Civil War: 6th Annual WHL Wallace Memorial Event
Aug. 26, 2017 - Aug. 27, 2017 , 10am-0pm Saturday; 10am-3pm Sunday
Civil War Living history event held at Seneca FFA Land Lab (2667 East 28th Road, Marseilles, Il 61341). Incudes Civil War encampment, battle re-enactments. medical demonstrations, 19th century music by 1st Brigade Band. ...More Info
Cost: $7.00/person; $20/family Event Type: Education/History
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Aug. 26, 2017 - Aug. 27, 2017 , 1-7pm
Join us, August 26 or 27th, for an adventure of a lifetime and bring home real-life fossils and priceless memories as your souvenirs. Explore the Mazon Creek and discover fossils from the Carbonferous Period of the Paleozoic era! Learn about the environment, ecosystems, and the climate of Northern Illinois as it was ...More Info
Cost: $150/person/day. Event Type: Nature
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Home Game
Aug. 27, 2017 , 1:05pm ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Cruisin' Into Lockport: The Second Hand Soul Band
Aug. 28, 2017 , 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
It's orphan night at the classic car show, featuring live entertainment by The Second Hand Soul Band playing Motown & Soul, kid's activities & more! Farmer's Market open 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Sponsored by Prairie Bluff Golf Course....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Central Square
9th & Hamilton
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Senior Tuesdays at the Museum
Aug. 29, 2017 , 10:30am - 12:30pm
* 1/3 Price Senior Admission of just $3.00! * Coffee & Cookies * Free Parking at Museum Lot * Museum Tours Availiable * Wheelchair Accessible * More!...More Info
Cost: $3.00 Event Type: Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
SIR NOFACE LIVES TOUR
Aug. 29, 2017 , 7:30pm
Award-Winning Documentarian and Renowned Paranormal Investigator Chad Calek's "SIR NOFACE LIVES" U.S. TOUR offers the chance for attendees to be amongst the first to see Calek's new "SIR NOFACE" documentary, which chronicles the Australian Government sanctioned paranormal investigation that led to the filming of a f...More Info
Cost: VIP – $199.50, Gold – $99.50, Adult – $24.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
'Backyard Birds' Art Exhibit
Now - Aug. 31, 2017 , 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays
Chicago artist Catherine Game's "Backyard Birds" collection will be on display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Plum Creek Nature Center in Beecher. Using India ink and homemade paints from sustainably sourced materials such as vegetables, s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216
41st "Concerts on the Hill" Thursday
Aug. 31, 2017
Every Thursday June 1-August 31...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
La Grange Farmers Market
Aug. 31, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
Home Game
Sep. 1, 2017 , 7:05pm ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Home Game
Sep. 2, 2017 , 6:05pm ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Lemont Heritage Fest 2017
Sep. 2, 2017 , 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Now in its 27th year, Heritage Fest continues to provide an enjoyable celebration for residents, local businesses, and visitors alike with great music, wonderful food, amazing family fun, and best of all, most activities are FREE! This event will coordinate with the Lemont Fireman's Association 67th Annual Keepataw...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals Dining
Downtown Historic Lemont
Main St.
Lemont, IL 60439-3675
630-257-5997
Roamer Cruise Night & Car Show
Sep. 2, 2017 , 9:00am - 10:00pm
The largest cruise night in downstate Illinois, featuring over 500 cars and 18,000 spectators in the downtown business district. On display is a 1917 Roamer, originally built in Streator. Cars will cruise from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday evening. Food, music, prizes, family fun. The car show will be held Saturday in City Par...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
City Park
208 N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
8156722055
Streator Farmers Market
Sep. 2, 2017 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
Farmer's Market will be held at the Streator City Park every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Farmer's Market Week will be celebrated August 12 with a Petting Zoo, Educational Classes, and Special Vendors. Contact streatormarketmanager@gmail.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
208 N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
Water St. Market
Sep. 2, 2017 , 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Water St. Flea Market is a monthly Pop-Up Market held the First Saturday of every month (April through October) from 9am-3pm along Historic N Water St. in Wilmington IL featuring hand crafted, vintage, and antique goods. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
Wilmington Downtown Merchants Association
202 N. Water St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
8159262741
Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market
Now - Sep. 3, 2017 , 8:00am - 12:30pm ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
Jackson St
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0084
Championship Labor Day BBQ
Sep. 1, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017
Our very own Pit Master joins us for an outdoor barbeque serving up his signature recipes including smoked brisket, pulled pork and savory ribs. Napkins are optional at this barbeque because we can guarantee you will want to lick your hands clean! Close out Summer by giving your taste buds a vacation at Grizzly Jack's ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
866-667-FUNN (3866)
Home Game
Sep. 3, 2017 , 5:05pm ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Living History Demonstration
Sep. 3, 2017 , Noon - 3 p.m.
A "Living History Demonstration" is history up close and personal! On the first Sunday each month, you may find soldiers, cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs or craftsmen sharing their talents. This program is led by the Isle a la Cache Brigade, a volunteer group that consists of re-enactors representing the fur trading co...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Summer Art
Now - Sep. 4, 2017
Celebrating the vibrant art community in La Grange! We're known for the unique and whimsical pieces that adorn the sidewalks in front of local businesses in this public exhibit. Throughout La Grange Business Districts. Memorial Day through Labor Day...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Other Ongoing
Throughout La Grange Business Districts
La Grange, IL 60525
Centennial Trail Twilight Hike
Sep. 7, 2017 , 6:30 - 8 p.m.
As the sun sets and the light fades from the sky, a new group of animals awaken. We will explore the world of the crepuscular (active at dusk and dawn) and nocturnal (active at night) animals. Heighten your senses as we search and listen for things that move around at twilight. We will explore Centennial Trail on this ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Centennial Trail - Schneider's Passage
E Romeo Rd and Centennial Tr
Romeoville, IL 60446
815.886.1467
La Grange Farmers Market
Sep. 7, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
Andy Frasco and the United Nations
Sep. 8, 2017 , 7:30pm ...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, Il 60301
815-224-4545
BBQ-n-Blues
Sep. 8, 2017 , 4PM-10:30PM
Live Blues music (Written Warning, Pistol Pete, Morry Sochett), beer garden, rib cook-off, BBQ themed food vendors...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
La Salle Business Association
600 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
Loretta Lynn
Sep. 8, 2017 , 7:30pm
TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 3 AT 10AM Loretta Lynn's instantly recognizable delivery is one of the greatest voices in music history. She has been inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist, including The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was the first woman to b...More Info
Cost: $79, $59, $49 (additional fees may apply) Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #10
Sep. 8, 2017 , 4:00pm
Race Your Ride is your chance to take on the same track that the pros do. Ever want to see what it's like to take a trip down the same quarter mile legends like John Force have conquered? Now's your chance. Race your ride is still a Test & Tune, your opportunity to safely see how fast you can race down the dragstrip...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission $15 Participant Run Card $25 Kids 12 & Younger FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
CAPA Valley Wine Walk
Sep. 9, 2017 , 4 to 7 pm
Taste twelve wines from around the world served at four homes in this historic neighborhood. Food pairings will be done by Chef Tim Bucci and the award-winning Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts Department. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Call Denise Powers at 815-723-7603 to reserve your tickets....More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Wine Tasting
Joliet's historic cathedral neighborhood
612 Western Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435
8153412134
Cruise Night
Sep. 9, 2017 , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
For more information, visit http://morriscruisenight.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
French Hens French Country Market
Sep. 9, 2017 , 8:00am - 2:00pm
Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more! Canal Port ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping
123 West Illinois Ave along the I&M Canal
123 West Illinois Ave along the I&M Canal
Morris, IL 60450
815-513-5600
JazzN' the Street
Sep. 9, 2017 , 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Live Jazz music from Sam Fazio Music, the IVCC Jazz Band, and Tim Morin Orchestra. Upscale beer garden with local wine, cocktails and beer tastings. Food vendors. Fireworks at 10:00pm, family friendly. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
La Salle Business Association
600 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
Kayak the Canal
Sep. 9, 2017 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on a paddling adventure as we investigate this once crucial waterway. U.S. Canoe Association certified instructors will lead you on a day trip that is sure to fulfill the explorer in you. The day will include a 2.5-mile paddling trip to McKinley Woods where lunch will be provided. Then, we will launch back onto...More Info
Cost: $40/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
McKinley Woods-Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
LockRocks Summer Concert Series
Sep. 9, 2017 , 8:00-9:30 p.m.
LockRocks Summer Concert Series returns to Dellwood Park for the last show of 2017! Tonight's headliner, Chicago Experience, invites you to re-live the memories of the music that captured everyone's heart! From the early hits of Chicago Transit Authority such as "Beginnings" and Does Anybody Really Know What Time...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Dellwood Park
Route 171 & Woods Drive
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Marseilles Rennaisance Faire
Sep. 9, 2017
We will have crafts for the Children ,and Story Reading. Black Smith demonstrations, Wood Carving, and more. Home made crafts. Some of our crafters will be in Costume also. Food will be available for purchase, from various food carts. King Godwin, from the Court of Albion, Peoria, Illinois Capt. Rapier Wit ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
555 Commercial St
Marseilles, IL 61341
815-795-2414
Riverview Farmstead Tour
Sep. 9, 2017 , 9-11 a.m.
Riverview Farmstead Preserve is a historical island in modern suburbia. Examine the inside of the 19th-century buildings and explore the grounds of the preserve. Discover three generations of the Clow family, prominent settlers in Wheatland Township. A naturalist will share stories of life in the 1800s, as well as disc...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Riverview Farmstead Preserve
5220 Book Road
Naperville, IL 60564
(815) 886-1467
Sports Bash: A Celebration of Champions
Sep. 9, 2017 , 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Annual Fall Fundraiser 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Great Food from Area Restaurants Raffles, Photo Ops, Cash Bar Meet Area Hall of Famers & Famous Sports Celebrities ...More Info
Cost: $40 a person Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other Dining
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Sports Bash: A Celebration of Champions
Sep. 9, 2017 , 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Annual Fall Fundraiser 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Great Food from Area Restaurants Raffles, Photo Ops, Cash Bar Meet Area Hall of Famers & Famous Sports Celebrities ...More Info
Cost: $40 a person Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other Dining
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Streator Farmers Market
Sep. 9, 2017 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
Farmer's Market will be held at the Streator City Park every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Farmer's Market Week will be celebrated August 12 with a Petting Zoo, Educational Classes, and Special Vendors. Contact streatormarketmanager@gmail.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
208 N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
A River Thru History
Sep. 9, 2017 - Sep. 10, 2017 , 10:00am - 5:00pm
A River Thru History is an early American party with all the trimmings! Join this festive gathering of fur trappers, settlers, craftsmen, and entertainers along the banks of the Des Plaines River....More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Festivals Nature Halloween/Fall
Columbia Woods Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Intersection of Archer Avenue & Willow Springs Road
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Royal Princess Party
Sep. 9, 2017 - Sep. 10, 2017 , 1pm-3pm
An afternoon full of pink sparkles, delicious treats, beautiful dresses and lots of fun!...More Info
Cost: yes Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
West End Arts Festival
Sep. 9, 2017 - Sep. 10, 2017
This juried fine arts festival is a popular end-of-the-summer event for the community as well as for high-caliber artists from across the country. It's held in the shadow of the landmark Stone Avenue Metra train station in the charming and historic West End of La Grange surrounded by old trees and small, local business...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Festivals Other Dining
Located at Stone Ave. Station, Burlington Ave at Brainard
La Grange, IL 60525
World War II Days
Sep. 9, 2017 - Sep. 10, 2017 , Friday: 9:30am-10:30pm; Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
The Lockport Township Park District is hosting the area's largest World War II event on Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 in Dellwood Park, located at Rt. 171 & Woods Drive. Events will begin at 9:30 a.m. on both days, and entry is free but donations are accepted. This annual event features World War II era re-ena...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Dellwood Park
IL-171 & Woods Dr
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-3621
Race Fan Rally
Sep. 13, 2017 , 4:00pm - 10:00pm
One of the biggest single-day NASCAR fan fests in the Midwest!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Chicago St. between Jefferson & Cass St.
Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-6066
Race Fan Rally
Sep. 13, 2017 , 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Race Fan Rally is an annual single-day NASCAR fan fest held on the Wednesday before the Monster Energy Cup races at Chicagoland Speedway. Race Fan Rally includes live music entertainment, vendors, beer tents, driver appearances, a Racecar Simulator, show cars, ARCA haulers and drivers, on stage interviews, and autograp...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
116 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-6066
ARCA RACING SERIES SCOTT® 150
Sep. 14, 2017
The ARCA Racing Series returns to Chicagoland Speedway to kick off four days and nights of racing action on Thursday, Sept. 14! The up-and-comers and wily veterans never disappoint, with a night full of unpredictable action in the SCOTT® 150! LENGTH: 100 laps/150 miles...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Craft Beer and Wine Festival
Sep. 14, 2017 , 5:00pm ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Dinner & A Little History
Sep. 14, 2017 , 6:00pm-8:30pm
The National Park Service, sometimes described as "America's Best Idea," just celebrated it's 100th anniversary. NPS set aside sites that are particularly beautiful or scientifically or historically significant and made them available to the public on a scale unprecedented in world history. Although spectacular places ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Public Landing Restaurant
200 West 8th St.
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 220-1848
Dinner & A Little History: National Park Service Age 100
Sep. 14, 2017 , 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30 Lecture
The National Park Service, sometimes described as "America's Best Idea," is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. The NPS set aside sites that are particularly beautiful or scientifically or historically significant and made them available to the public on a scale unprecedented in world history. Although spectacul...More Info
Cost: $33 for non-members, $28 for members, $8 for lecture only Event Type: Education/History
Canal Corridor Association
200 W. 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
8152201848
La Grange Farmers Market
Sep. 14, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES CHICAGOLAND 225
Sep. 15, 2017
Chicagoland is the Last Chance Race for the ever-unpredictable Camping World Truck Series as NASCAR's newest stars battle for a final spot in the series' championship playoffs. The trucks return under the lights as part of the Four-Race Weekend on Friday, September 15, 2017. NASCAR's newest stars will try their luck at...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES CHICAGOLAND 225
Sep. 15, 2017 , 7:30pm
Chicagoland is the Last Chance Race for the ever-unpredictable Camping World Truck Series as NASCAR's newest stars battle for a final spot in the series' championship playoffs. The trucks return under the lights as part of the Four-Race Weekend on Friday, September 15, 2017. NASCAR's newest stars will try their luck at...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Caterpillar Hike
Sep. 15, 2017 , 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Are you mesmerized by cute caterpillars and beautiful butterflies? Do the life cycles of these incredible insects fascinate you? During this program, we will take a close-up look at caterpillars and their behaviors, and then venture out in search of local caterpillars. The hike will be approximately 1 mile over uneven ...More Info
Cost: Free! Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815.722.9470
Tanya Tucker and Sammy Kershaw
Sep. 15, 2017 , 8:00pm
WCCQ Welcomes Tanya Tucker & Sammy Kershaw to the Rialto Square Theatre. Two country legends will come together for a night of classic country. A defining voice of country music and a modern day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic songs to the unf...More Info
Cost: Tickets: $63.50, $48.50 and $33.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Engle Lane presents "I Hate Hamlet"
Sep. 10, 2017 - Sep. 16, 2017 , Times Vary
By Paul Rudnick Directed by Larry Kelsey Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple o...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Performing Arts
Engle Lane Theatre
1012 Columbus Rd
Streator, IL 61364
(815) 672-3584
Fishing by Kayak
Sep. 16, 2017 , 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Take the sport of fishing to a new level and learn to fish by kayak! Virtually any kayak could potentially be a fishing kayak, but a true fishing kayak has features that make fishing much easier – rod holders, storage areas and open seating. Become familiar with the items needed to be successful when fishing from...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Kayak Kollege
Sep. 16, 2017 , 1-3 p.m.
This workshop, led by U.S. Canoe Association/American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Specific instruction and safety topics are covered on shore. Paddle strokes will be demonstrated, and the variety of kayak types will be discussed. Wet exits are demonstrated ...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Av
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Oktoberfest
Sep. 16, 2017 , 3pm-11pm
Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Pollyanna Brewing Company. Beer, brats and bands! Food provided by Weber Grill. Get your lederhosen and drndls on!...More Info
Cost: $10.00 Event Type: Festivals
Pollyanna Brewing Company
431 Talcott Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
630-914-5834
Streator Farmers Market
Sep. 16, 2017 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
Farmer's Market will be held at the Streator City Park every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Farmer's Market Week will be celebrated August 12 with a Petting Zoo, Educational Classes, and Special Vendors. Contact streatormarketmanager@gmail.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
208 N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
XFINITY Series Chicagoland 300
Sep. 16, 2017
Chicagoland is the Last Chance Race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series stars to punch their ticket to the series' playoffs, which will determine a champion! The drivers of the XFINITY Series will race against some of NASCAR's biggest stars on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This is where history begins as the drivers look to ...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
XFINITY SERIES CHICAGOLAND 300
Sep. 16, 2017 , 2:30pm
Chicagoland is the Last Chance Race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series stars to punch their ticket to the series' playoffs, which will determine a champion! The drivers of the XFINITY Series will race against some of NASCAR's biggest stars on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This is where history begins as the drivers look to ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chicagoland 400
Sep. 17, 2017 , 2:00pm
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Start Here! New series sponsor, new format, same stars, same great racing. A 40-car field filled with the greatest stock car drivers in the world take on our 1.5-mile oval as 16 of those racers begin their championship journey. Chicagoland sets the tone for championship. LE...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES TALES OF THE TURTLES 400
Sep. 17, 2017
The Heroes In A Half Shell are back for Turtle Power: Round 2! The Tales of the Turtles 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race features a 40-car field filled with the greatest stock car drivers in the world. They'll take on our 1.5-mile oval as 16 of those racers begin their championship journey... with a little hel...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
PLEIN AIR 17 Event and Exhibition
Now - Sep. 19, 2017
We are partial to the I&M Canal. Join us this summer as we respond to the nature, architecture and history of the region. Engage with us creatively to build our community, share our knowledge, and make some art! Starting June 24, 2017 you are invited to make art with us along the I&M Canal here in Lockport. All medi...More Info
Cost: $50.00 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Illinois State Museum, Lockport
201 W 10th St # 1W
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-7400
Blood Sweat and Tears - Featuring Bo Bice
Sep. 20, 2017 , 7:30pm
It's been more than four decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band's second album, Blood Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and beat out the B...More Info
Cost: $63.50, $53.50, $43.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
La Grange Farmers Market
Sep. 21, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
Friday Night Fishing
Sep. 22, 2017 , 5:30-7:30
Prior to fishing, grab a bite to eat at the patio party! Choice of hamburger, hot dog or BBQ chicken served with chips and a soft drink. Enjoy the nice weather and fuel up before fishing. *Friday Night Fishing event not included in cost....More Info
Cost: $4 Pre-registration, $5 day of event Event Type: Sports/Recreation
P.B. Mulligans Patio
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Friday Night Fishing
Sep. 22, 2017 , 7:30pm-9:30pm
Reel in your family and friends for two hours of fishing fun! Prizes will be presented for: longest fish, shortest fish, heaviest fish and most caught fish. This event is catch and release, so come rain or shine and bring your bait 'n' line! Pre-registration is required and all those attending must register. *Must r...More Info
Cost: $6 Pre-registration, $8 At the door Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #11
Sep. 22, 2017 , 4:00pm
Race Your Ride is your chance to take on the same track that the pros do. Ever want to see what it's like to take a trip down the same quarter mile legends like John Force have conquered? Now's your chance. Race your ride is still a Test & Tune, your opportunity to safely see how fast you can race down the dragstrip...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission $15 Participant Run Card $25 Kids 12 & Younger FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Fall Color Paddle
Sep. 23, 2017 , 1 - 3 p.m.
Paddle the river waters in a kayak and enjoy a fall color display. Discover wildlife from a new perspective and take the opportunity to see a few migratory birds. Led by U.S. Canoe Association certified instructors, the program requires participants to have basic kayaking experience. All equipment is provided. The natu...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove
25055 W Walnut Ln
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Fall Fest...An Explosion of Color
Sep. 23, 2017 , 3:00-7:30 pm
Free family fun with live music, games, food and fireworks! Activities include: archery range, bingo, adult tricycle races, human bubble ball races, Ninja dash obstacle course, food, and more! Wild Daisy will perform 4:00-5:30 pm and Hifi Superstar will perform 6:00-7:30 pm. Fireworks begin at dusk!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Bolingbrook Park District
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630-739-0272
Foundation for Excellence 5K Run
Sep. 23, 2017
This event kicks of Wilmington's Homecoming week and is a fundraiser for the Wilmington Foundation for Excellence. The event is a 5K run and one mile fun walk. Participants must be registered....More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Wilmington IL High School
209 Wildcat Court
Wilmington, IL 60481
8159262741
Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo
Sep. 23, 2017 , 9:00am - 5:00pm
Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo will immerse you in the world of comic books and fantasy art; bringing together fans, collectors, and even future writers and artists of tomorrow. Perfect for those who collect comics as well as those who like to casually read them. Perfect for those who enjoy the look of fantasy ...More Info
Cost: $10 per adult, under 12 years old Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Festivals Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Galaxy Comic Book & Fantasy Art Expo
Sep. 23, 2017 , 9:00am - 5:00pm
Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo will immerse you in the world of comic books and fantasy art; bringing together fans, collectors, and even future writers and artists of tomorrow. Perfect for those who collect comics as well as those who like to casually read them. Perfect for those who enjoy the look of fantasy ...More Info
Cost: $10 per adult, under 12 years old Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Festivals Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Great Midwestern Ballyhoo Steampunk Fest
Sep. 23, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
City of Lockport
222 East Ninth Street
Lockport, IL 60441-3497
815-838-0549
Lockport's Great Midwestern Ballyhoo
Sep. 23, 2017 , 11am-11pm
Lockport's Great Midwestern Ballyhoo includes a High Tea event, Music Fest & Gala on September 23rd (ticketed event). Come out and take a stroll through the Eclectic Market filled with vendors creating, recycling and restoring pieces of history. Share your personal style in the costume contest and enjoy festival bites...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Performing Arts
City of Lockport
222 East Ninth Street
Lockport, IL 60441-3497
815-838-0549
Streator Farmers Market
Sep. 23, 2017 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
Farmer's Market will be held at the Streator City Park every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Farmer's Market Week will be celebrated August 12 with a Petting Zoo, Educational Classes, and Special Vendors. Contact streatormarketmanager@gmail.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
208 N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
Antiques and Artisans Market
Now - Sep. 24, 2017 , 10-4pm
Handmade, Homegrown, Artisans items, and Antiques in the Heart of Beautiful Utica Illinois. Our Antiques and Artisans Markets are held every Sunday, May-September, 10-4pm. We feature many local vendors, fresh produce, and much much more!! Come visit us and check it out for yourself, you might just find a treasure!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Latitude 41 Show
Sep. 22, 2017 - Sep. 24, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Fall Craft Show
Sep. 23, 2017 - Sep. 24, 2017 , 9am till 6pm Saturday and Sunday from 9am till 5pm
BOGGIO'S Pumpkin Harvest Craft Show Every year at Boggio's Orchard & Produce, we host a craft show for local crafters to show off their new crafts. This event is always held on the last weekend of September, and goes on from 9am till 6pm Saturday and Sunday from 9am till 5pm. With over 50 crafters, the craft show is...More Info
Cost: $5.00 admittance to the show. – 2 yrs. and under free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Halloween/Fall
Boggio's Orchard and Produce
12087 IL Highway 71
Granville, IL 61326
815-339-2245
Fall Fun Fest
Sep. 24, 2017 , 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join us for our Annual Fall Fun Fest. This outdoor event includes entertainment and activities for the whole family!...More Info
Cost: Admission to Outdoor Section is Free Event Type: Festivals
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn
5100 Museum Drive
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
708-423-6709
Family Field Trip-Rialto Square Theatre
Sep. 26, 2017 , 4:30-5:30pm
Children of all ages with adult, registration opens Sept 11 Tour "the Jewel of Joliet" and get a behind the scenes look at one of the most beautiful theaters in the nation. Rialto Square Theatre 102 N Chicago St, Joliet ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Public Library
150 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815846-3124
Kelly Miller Circus
Sep. 26, 2017 , 4:30pm; 7:30pm
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...step right up! Your family is invited to come and experience the magic of "Circus Day." Come to watch Prairie Bluff transform from a golf course to a circus city beginning at 7:30am, and the big top tent being raised at 9:00am. The circus day will conclude with two exhilarating pe...More Info
Cost: 2-11 yrs: $12 ($6 pre-registration); 12 & older: $16 ($8 pre-registration) Event Type: Performing Arts
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Kelly Miller Circus
Sep. 26, 2017 , 4:30pm & 7:30pm ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals Other
PRAIRIE BLUFF GOLF COURSE
19433 Renwick Rd
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Wellness Walking Series
Now - Sep. 27, 2017 , 5-6 p.m.
Join fellow walkers every Wednesday in the preserve to burn off body fat and reduce stress. Forest Preserve District of Will County staff will be on site to kick off the walking series as well as select Wednesdays throughout the season. Distance walked will be 1-3 miles. (This program also will take place at Hickory Cr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
Black Road, west of Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-727-8700
Wellness Walking Series
Now - Sep. 27, 2017 , 5-6 p.m.
Join fellow walkers every Wednesday in the preserve to burn off body fat and reduce stress. Forest Preserve District of Will County staff will be on site to kick off the walking series as well as select Wednesdays throughout the season. Distance walked will be 1-3 miles. (This program also will take place at Rock Run P...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
LaPorte Road, east of Wolf Road
Mokena, IL 60448
815-727-8700
Wellness Walking Series
Now - Sep. 27, 2017 , 5-6 p.m.
Join fellow walkers every Wednesday in the preserve to burn off body fat and reduce stress. Forest Preserve District of Will County staff will be on site to kick off the walking series as well as select Wednesdays throughout the season. Distance walked will be 1-3 miles. (This program also will take place at Hickory Cr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Whalon Lake
Royce Road, west of Route 53/Bolingbrook Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
815-727-8700
Chicken Dance
Sep. 27, 2017 , 10:00am - 11:30am
Grades: K-3 Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard's chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower's musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! Bu...More Info
Cost: $6.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
La Grange Farmers Market
Sep. 28, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday
Sep. 29, 2017
Corn Festival Friday...More Info
Event Type: Other
Grundy Bank
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #12
Sep. 29, 2017 , 4:00pm
Race Your Ride is your chance to take on the same track that the pros do. Ever want to see what it's like to take a trip down the same quarter mile legends like John Force have conquered? Now's your chance. Race your ride is still a Test & Tune, your opportunity to safely see how fast you can race down the dragstrip...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission $15 Participant Run Card $25 Kids 12 & Younger FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Wine & Soul
Sep. 29, 2017 , 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wine Tasting & Musical Performance on the Rooftop with NOVA SOUL...More Info
Cost: $20 Museum Members, $25 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts Other Wine Tasting
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
30th Annual Scarecrow Festival
Sep. 30, 2017
Recognized as Illinois biggest "Toddler Friendly" festival, the Ottawa Annual Scarecrow Fest has something to offer every member of the family! From face painting to GIANT BOUNCY HOUSES, this day long fest is designed to go easy on the family wallet too. Enjoy Ottawa's largest vendor fair with booths lining the stree...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, IL 61350
Streator Farmers Market
Sep. 30, 2017 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
Farmer's Market will be held at the Streator City Park every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Farmer's Market Week will be celebrated August 12 with a Petting Zoo, Educational Classes, and Special Vendors. Contact streatormarketmanager@gmail.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
208 N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
Woodland and River Brid Hike
Sep. 30, 2017 , 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 an oak hickory forest near the Des Plaines River. Meet at the Frederick's Grove Shelter. Dress for the weather. Hikes are 1-2 miles over natural uneven terrain. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove
27110 S McKinley Woods Rd.
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
69th Annual Grundy County Corn Festival
Sep. 27, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017
For more information visit www.cornfestival.org ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Morris
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Latitude 41 Show
Sep. 29, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Oktoberfest
Sep. 29, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017
All of the flavors of Fall come together at this festival with authentic food and brews. Surround yourself with the changing Fall colors of the trees at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort with the whole family. So, get out your lederhosen and starch your dirndl!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
866-667-FUNN (3866)
28th Pumpkin Pie Bicycle Ride
Oct. 1, 2017 , 7:00am
• The 28th Pumpkin Pie Bicycle Ride, is organized by the Starved Rock Cycling Association (501c(3) The Ride takes place in scenic North Central Illinois. • Pre-Registration: $23.00 by September 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm • OPTIONAL: Additional $16.00 - Short Sleeved T-Shirts guaranteed when ordered pri...More Info
Cost: See event Description Event Type: Sports/Recreation
City of Ottawa
301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0161
Living History Demonstration
Oct. 1, 2017 , Noon-3 p.m.
A "Living History Demonstration" is history up close and personal! On the first Sunday of each month, you may find soldiers, cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs or craftsmen sharing their talents. This program is led by the Isle a la Cache Brigade, a volunteer group that consists of re-enactors representing the fur trading ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 W 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1476
Meet a Beekeeper
Oct. 1, 2017 , 12:30-3 p.m.
Visit us any time between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month to meet beekeepers and view a real beehive inside Plum Creek Nature Center! Our resident beekeeper will be stationed at the live bee exhibit to tell the story of our most familiar social insect, the honeybee. Feel free to ask ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27060 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Route 66 Raceway Swap Meet
Oct. 1, 2017 , 8:00am
Calling all Racers, Rodders, Restorers and Collectors, you're invited to the 2017 Route 66 Raceway Swap Meet. On hand will be parts, apparel, merchandise, catalogs, manuals, new and used tools and more. Buy, sell and swap. Show off your car at our Show 'n' Shine. All automotive enthusiasts are welcome! Stay tuned...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500

 


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