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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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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
Invitation to Murder
Sep. 29, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017 , Friday & Saturday 8:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm
By: Whitney Ryan Garrity Performed By: Latitude 41 Lord and Lady Lexington have picked a rather beastly night to throw a haunted house party in their newly acquired home, Foxworth Manor. Oddly, the guest list appears to be made up of disparate and desperate strangers. Foxworth Manor has a tragic history, and this e...More Info
Cost: $13 online in advance/ $15 at the door Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
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)
First Responders Weekend
Sep. 30, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017 , 10:00am - 6:00pm
An additional time of giving back and paying tribute is 1st Responders Appreciation Weekend Sept 30-Oct 1. First Responders along with their spouses and children will receive free admission. The Siegel's feel it is everyone's responsibility to respect and thank those who are fighting or have fought for our freedom an...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Other Halloween/Fall
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
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
St. Francis Pet Blessing of Animals
Oct. 4, 2017 , 4:00pm - 6:00pm
All pets, and their pet parents, are welcome to come out for a special blessing; a prayer for our loyal pets that give us love, peace, compassion, and joy....More Info
Event Type: Other Halloween/Fall
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
Dinner & A Little History
Oct. 5, 2017 , 6:00pm-8:00pm
Located in northeastern Illinois, Mazon Creek, is an incredible fossil array of associated Upper Carboniferous plants and animals. Considered to be among the world's great Lagerstatten, or Mother Lodes, this site's numerous and delicately preserved soft bodied animals are rarely seen in the fossil record, and many spec...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LasSalle, IL 61301
(815) 220-1848
Dinner & a Little History: Coal, Shale, and Ironstone: The Geology & Paleontology of Mazon Creek
Oct. 5, 2017 , 5:30-8:00pm
Located in northeastern Illinois, Mazon Creek, is an incredible fossil array of associated Upper Carboniferous plants and animals. Considered to be among the world's great Lagerstätten, or Mother Lodes, this site's numerous and delicately preserved soft-bodied animals are rarely seen in the fossil record, and many...More Info
Cost: $24 for CCA Members & $29 for Non-Members $7 for lecture only - Reservations required. Event Type: Education/History
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
La Grange Farmers Market
Oct. 5, 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
2nd Annual Witches Walk
Oct. 7, 2017 , 5:30PM- Midnight
Get dressed up and join us for a bewitching Ladies Night Out on our second annual witches Walk! FEES/ADMISSION: Witches Walk: $55.00 Per Person includes souvenir glass, 4 drink tickets (one per bar), pizza buffet and band at Gelsosomo's. Reservations are required as space is limited. Walk participants che...More Info
Cost: $55.00 Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Lemont Area Chamber
418 Main St.
Lemont, IL 60439-3675
630-257-5997
An Evening On Water St.
Oct. 7, 2017 , 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Extending the family friendly Bewitched on Rt. 66 event into the evening, An Evening on Water St. provides shoppers with the opportunity to visit the stores of downtown Wilmington during the evening hours. Shops provide goodies for shoppers to enjoy while they browse....More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Water St., Wilmington, IL
202 N. Water St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
8159262741
Bewitched on Route 66
Oct. 7, 2017 , 9:00 am - 4:00pm
Join the witches of Water Street for Halloween themed fun for the whole family! Bewitched on Route 66 features a Flea Market and has included live bands, kids games, witch contest, and basket raffles....More Info
Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Water St., Wilmington, IL
202 N. Water St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
8159262741
Bike and Brake for History
Oct. 7, 2017 , 9-11 a.m.
Two for the price of one! Witness fall colors at one of our lushest preserves and share the colorful history of one of our oldest preserves – McKinley Woods! We'll bike a 7-mile stretch (round trip) of the I&M Canal Trail, revealing how the past connects the Civilian Conservation Corps and a prisoner of war camp ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
McKinley Woods - Fredericks Grove
27110 S Mckinley Woods Rd
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 886-1467
Natural History Hike
Oct. 7, 2017 , 1-3 p.m.
Our land where we live! Plum Creek Nature Center and the surrounding towns are situated on a landscape that holds a compelling story of how we came to be. Glaciers, amazing natural events and human settlement of this area will be revealed by Ray Wiggers, geologist, author, naturalist and educator, through a lecture and...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Plum Creek Nature Center
27060 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Rocky Horror Show outdoor movie
Oct. 7, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Other
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Streator Farmers Market
Oct. 7, 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
Wine on Water St.
Oct. 7, 2017 , TBA
In 2004, Doc Hendley, a small town bartender held several wine tastings to raise funds for clean-water projects around the world. 1 billion people lack water. Wine to Water has worked in 11 countries around the world in its fight against the global water crisis. Wilmington Rotary Club is presenting Wine on Water St. Pr...More Info
Cost: TBA Event Type: Wine Tasting
Water St., Wilmington, IL
315 N. Water St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
8159262741
48th Annual Burgoo Festival
Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 8, 2017 , Saturday 11-6 Sunday 9-5
Join us for one of Illinois largest and longest running festivals in beautiful downtown Utica, Il in the heart of Starved Rock Country. Come explore over 350 vendors that line the streets of quaint downtown Utica. While you are here enjoy a cup of our famous Burgoo Stew, that is cooked for several hours over an open...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Lincoln Day on the I&M Canal
Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 8, 2017 , 9:00am-2:00pm
Join Mary Todd Lincoln as she hosts this very special canal boat tour! Climb aboard a replica 19th Century canal boat and step back in time to 1848. Mary Todd Lincoln will guide you on a tour of the western end of the I&M Canal, where she and Mr. Lincoln walked in 1848 between the canal boats and the river boats. M...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Lock 16 Visitor Center
754 1st Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
8152201848
Lincoln Days on the I&M Canal
Oct. 17, 2017 - Oct. 8, 2017
Join Mary Todd Lincoln as she hosts this very special canal boat tour! Mrs.Lincoln will retrace an hour of the family's road trip from Washington, DC, home to Springfield. Mary Todd Lincoln will guide you on a tour of the western end of the I&M Canal, where she and Mr.Lincoln walked in 1848 between the canal boats and ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First St.
LaSalle, IL 61301
(815) 220-1848
Nature Play Days
Oct. 11, 2017 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program with hands-on activities that may include a hike, story, games, dancing, art, outdoor activities and more! There will be a variety of group and free play activities. We encourage experiencing all types of ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27060 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Autumn tea
Oct. 12, 2017 , 2:00pm-4:00pm
Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and tea has been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend a relaxing afternoon with friends, or meet new friends, in the Lock 16 Vintage Room, sipping a variety of tasty teas and sampling delectable tea , sandwiches, scones, sweet treats all made i...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First St.
LaSalle, IL 61301
8152231851
La Grange Farmers Market
Oct. 12, 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
Musical Tribute to the King: Nick Miller & The Legacy Band
Oct. 12, 2017 , 12:00 (noon)
Joliet Rocks: Musical Tribute to the King: Nick Miller & The Legacy Band Luncheon and concert with a self-guided tour of The Jacob Henry Mansion start at 12:00pm (noon). There will be a brief meet & greet with Nick following the show. Nick will be selling samples of his CD's. Free Self-guided tours can be don...More Info
Cost: $55.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
The Jacob Henry Mansion
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
844-944-2282
October Tea
Oct. 12, 2017 , 2-4pm
Lock 16 Cafe hosts a series of Tea Parties each Spring and Fall in the Lock 16 Vintage Room. These Tea parties provide each guest with a tea tasting, meal, and an afternoon of great conversation with friends. ...More Info
Cost: $24.95 - Reservations required. Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe
754 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
815-223-1851
Highlights of the Night
Oct. 18, 2017 - Oct. 12, 2017 , 7-8:30 p.m.
Seeing some unexplained lights on earth this time of year? Well, we're looking out of this world to find some! With our friends from Naperville Astronomical Association, we'll take the mystery out of the questions: What is a star?, Who is Orion?, and Where is my favorite Constellation? This program takes advantage of...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Prairie Bluff Preserve
20205 W Renwick Rd
Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 886-1467
Fun Frights by Firelight
Oct. 13, 2017 , 6:30-8 p.m.
Whether it's scary fun or tasty goodness this time of year, the more the merrier! Join us for stories, games and treats at a place "with a past"! Dress appropriately (with your favorite holiday costume and mask, if you like). We'll meet outside at the picnic shelter. Then, it's a short walk along a paved path and dirt...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Riverview Farmstead Preserve
5220 Book Road
Naperville, IL 60564
(815) 886-1467
Smooth Hound Smith
Oct. 13, 2017 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Dining
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
"Class Act" Fall Drama Classes
Now - Oct. 14, 2017 , Grades 1-5 9:00am-10:15am; Grades 6-12 10:30am - 12:00pm
6 Saturdays All Levels of Interest Welcome! Students meet on the indoor theatre stage to learn creative dramatics, stage terminology and group dynamics while working on a fun skit for the finale. The course provides a wonderful introduction to theatre, as well as an expansion of theatre knowledge....More Info
Cost: Grades 1-5 $60.00; Grades 6-12 $65.00 Event Type: Education/History Performing Arts Other
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Ghosts of Ottawa Past
Oct. 13, 2017 - Oct. 14, 2017
The guided tour includes approximate one-half mile outside walk, stopping at some of the most notorious haunted spots in downtown Ottawa. Stories from Ottawa's past will be told and famous and infamous ghostly characters will also appear. Reservations required....More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Cruise Night
Oct. 14, 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
Oct. 14, 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
Mother & Son Superhero Ball
Oct. 14, 2017 , 6pm - 8:30pm
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... Our 2nd Mother & Son Superhero Ball! Super-sons will escort their Supermoms (or Super-grandmas, Super-aunts, etc.) dressed as superheroes or they may choose to stay in disguise in their casual wear. The night will include dinner, DJ, photo-booth and Superhero Training performance. Al...More Info
Cost: $32 Resident, $34 Non-Resident Event Type: Festivals
Prairie Bluff
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Streator Farmers Market
Oct. 14, 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
Trick-orTreat in the Woods
Oct. 14, 2017 , 6-9 p.m.
Experience the woods like you never have before! Come dressed in costume and hike at night along a glowing trail. Keep an eye out for hidden treats, but beware of those tricks! Listen to a spooky story atop the star-strewn hill, and then end the night amidst a crackling fire to roast hot dogs and s'mores. The hike will...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Plum Creek Nature Center
27060 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
"The Spirit of All Hallow's Eve" show
Oct. 14, 2017 - Oct. 15, 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
3rd Annual Rootbeer Fest
Oct. 15, 2017 , 2-4pm
All ages, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver, no registration required Celebrate our version of Oktoberfest at our 3rd annual Rootbeer Festival! Sing and dance along with German band, The Happy Wanderers while you enjoy a Rootbeer float made with Joliet's own Hey Hotdog homemade Rootbeer! Bla...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Public Library
3395 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-740-2660
Mushroom Photography Hike: Instaram 101
Oct. 15, 2017 , 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Learn from a fellow photographer how to share your photos and connect with other photographers using Instagram! Start at Monee Reservoir to learn the ins and outs of Instagram, a very popular social media platform. Then mingle with mushrooms before moving over to Raccoon Grove Nature preserve to enjoy a hike with a nat...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Av
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Not So Scary Hayride
Oct. 15, 2017 , 12pm-3pm
The perfect Halloween attraction for families with young children. Our monsters are friendly during the day and will interact with the children during the hayride. After the ride, enjoy roasting smores, playing fun monster games and dancing to the DJ. Be sure to wear your costume you will want to take photos with our f...More Info
Cost: $8 per person or $13 per person speed pass Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Dellwood Park
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
The SIMON & GARFUNKEL Story
Oct. 15, 2017 , 7:30pm
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet on October 15th on its tour of more than 45 U.S. and Canadian cities from coast to coast. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon a...More Info
Cost: $48.50; $38.50 and 28.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Oct. 15, 2017 , 7:30 pm
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet on October 15th on its tour of more than 45 U.S. and Canadian cities from coast to coast. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon a...More Info
Cost: $48.50; $38.50 and $28.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Annual Samuel Adams Beer Drinkers Dinner
Oct. 17, 2017 , 6:00pm
Join us to learn the history of this award-winning brewery. Enjoy a phenomenal dinner where each course is highlighted by a Samuel Adams Beer. Meet the Brewer Reception at 6pm. Dinner @ 7pm. $50 per person tax & gratuity not included. To register or for more information contact us at 815.434.3985 or visit our websi...More Info
Cost: $50.00 Event Type: Dining
Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band
Oct. 19, 2017 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Dining
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
La Grange Farmers Market
Oct. 19, 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
Martin Barre Band
Oct. 19, 2017 , 7:30pm ...More Info
Cost: $25.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
The Road Crew- America's Route 66 Band
Oct. 20, 2017 , 8:00pm
"We are dedicated to the preservation of the most famous highway in the world...Route 66!" Experience The Road Crew's passion for The Mother Road. Feel their rockabilly beat as they perform songs from America's rock n' roll era. Hear the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, Rick Nelson, Chuck Berry, The Big Bopper, B...More Info
Cost: $20.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Engle Lane presents "Sister Act"
Oct. 15, 2017 - Oct. 21, 2017 , Times Vary
Book by Bill & Cheri Steinkellner Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater Directed by Nik Frig Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Performing Arts
Engle Lane Theatre
1012 Columbus Rd
Streator, IL 61364
(815) 672-3584
Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference
Oct. 20, 2017 - Oct. 21, 2017 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Education/History Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Hikin' With Your Hound
Oct. 21, 2017 , 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a colorful walk in the woods with your pup! Meet new friends and other dog owners as we explore the landscape. Meet at the Frederick's Grove Shelter. Dress for the weather. The hike will be 1-2 miles over uneven, natural terrain. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet. All owners are responsible for p...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
McKinley Woods Preserve- Fredericks Grove
27110 S Mckinley Woods Rd
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Migratory Bird Hike
Oct. 21, 2017 , 8-10 a.m.
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during their migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, eagles and songbirds. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will walk up to 1.5 miles on natural surface across u...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick
23202 W. Renwick Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Morning Bird Hike
Oct. 21, 2017 , 8-10 a.m.
Join other birders as we learn, explore and search for birds. These two locations provide a great place for birds in a variety of habitats. The Plum Creek Nature Center hike will highlight birds that live in woodlands, and the hike at Monee Reservoir will focus on lake and marsh habitat. Bring your binoculars and favor...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27060 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
R.A.C.E. Trunk-or-Treat
Oct. 21, 2017
Families with children are encouraged to attend with costumed kids and candy in tow. Cars will set up along the quarter-mile for a trick-or-treating excursion that won't be forgotten. The inaugural Route 66 Raceway Trunk-Or-Treat is a fundraiser for its nonprofit foundation Racing Advocates for Community Enrichmen...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Streator Farmers Market
Oct. 21, 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 Bird Hike
Oct. 21, 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 oak hickory forest near the Des Plaines River. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Meet at Frederick's Grove Sh...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
McKinley Woods Preserve - Fredericks Grove
27110 S Mckinley Woods Rd
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Art Night Out
Oct. 25, 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
AstronoMonee
Oct. 25, 2017 , 7:30-9 p.m.
The night sky is filled with interesting objects to view throughout the fall and, with the earlier sunsets and cold, clear skies, it's a great time to view them. This program will start indoors at the visitor center. Participants will learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects visible with the naked eye,...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Av
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 946-2216
La Grange Farmers Market
Oct. 26, 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
Pumpkin Dunkin
Oct. 27, 2017 , :00pm-8:00pm
Enjoy treats, games and special prizes. Swim and hunt in a pool of blood for a perfect pumpkin. Dive for apples in the bubbling cauldren. Don't miss this bewitching event! Add $5 after registration date....More Info
Cost: $10 Resident, $13 Non-Resident Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Lockport Township Park District
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Mules, Mansion, Mimosas Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 28, 2017 , 11:00am - 3:00pm
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY! 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 t...More Info
Cost: $32 Event Type: Ongoing
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Help Wanted Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 28, 2017 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
During this interactive living history tour, YOU will enter the world of a Packet Boat CAPTAIN, a DECKHAND, or a MULE-TENDER and explore the nooks and crannies of the 76' x 15' replica of a canal-era boat, The Volunteer. Stand on the stern with the Captain as you learn the ropes and pilot the boat. You'll also learn ab...More Info
Cost: $79.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Hayride of Horror
Oct. 6, 2017 - Oct. 28, 2017 , 7-10pm
Dellwood has always been a family destination for recreation and entertainment. Fridays and Saturdays in October, we invite you to ride our Hayride of Horror through the heart of this great park while the spirits of the long forgotten welcome you home. Dark and mysterious forces will play with your imagination as our c...More Info
Cost: $13/per person; $18/per person for speed pass Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Dellwood Park
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Haunted Boat Tour
Oct. 27, 2017 - Oct. 28, 2017 , 5:45-6:45pm
The LaSalle Canal Boat Haunted Boat Tours! Take a haunted boat tour down the canal and hear spooky stories on board. Fun for all ages and kids activities on board....More Info
Cost: $10 Adults/$8 Kids Event Type: Halloween/Fall
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Halloween Walk
Oct. 28, 2017
Enjoy the Halloween Walk on Saturday, Oct. 28 complete with Pumpkin Bowling from the front lawn of Village Hall and a Scavenger Hunt. Check back in October to download a map to all the fun....More Info
Event Type: Halloween/Fall
La Grange Business Association
53 S. LaGrange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
Migratory Bird Hike
Oct. 28, 2017 , 8-10 a.m.
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during their migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, eagles and songbirds. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will walk up to 1.5 miles on natural surface across u...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick
23202 W. Renwick Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Monster Mash
Oct. 28, 2017 , 2:00-3:30 pm
Children of all ages with adult, no registration required Ghouls and boys of all ages: you are invited to a costume party! Dance to morbid music, play gruesome games, and take home terrifying treats! ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Joliet Public Library-OSB
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Streator Farmers Market
Oct. 28, 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
Trunk or Treat Fun Fair
Oct. 28, 2017 , 2 pm - 6 pm
FBC is hosting a free trunk or treat fun fair. There will be plenty of candy, games, and even a bounce house! All are welcome, we will have allergy conscious candy and foods. This event is special needs friendly....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Halloween/Fall
92 Barney Dr. Joliet, IL 60435
(815)909-8515
Yanni
Oct. 28, 2017 , 8:00pm
This fall legendary performer, composer, YANNI will provide fans with a closer look into his world by giving them PURE YANNI. On October 28, the maestro will share "An Intimate Evening With Yanni – Up Close and Personal" at the Rialto Square Theatre. A night of piano and conversation, Yanni will forgo the big pro...More Info
Cost: $225.00, $99.00, $69.00, $49.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
2017 Boat Season
Now - Oct. 29, 2017 , 10:00am-4:00pm
In 1848, Illinois was a very different place! Prairies covered much of the state, settlers used wagons and stagecoaches for transportation and to ship goods, and LaSalle, IL was bigger than Chicago! Come journey back in time aboard the "Volunteer," a 70-passenger, mule-pulled 1840's replica canal boat as it coasts g...More Info
Cost: Youth (ages 4-16) $8, Seniors (65+) $13, Adults (ages 17-64) $15, Children age 3 and under are FREE Event Type: Nature
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
I&M Canal Boat's Haunted Boat Tour
Oct. 20, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017 , Friday thru Sunday ONLY
A Halloween adventure filled with legend, mystery and horror! As dusk falls on the I&M Canal, climb aboard the canal boat, The Volunteer, where you'll hear the legend of canal mule-tender and western hero Wild Bill Hickok & Irish legends from around the area. Drinks and snacks will be for sale. Advanced reservation...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First St.
LaSalle, IL 61301
8152201848
Teachers' Appreciation Weekend
Oct. 28, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017
In honor of all educators, Siegel's Cottonwood Farm hosts a Teachers Appreciation Weekend October 28 & 29, 2017. All teachers and educators, their spouse and children receive free admission to the Farm and opportunity to watch as we smash thousands of pounds of pumpkins! • Siegel's partners again with Life Sou...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Other Halloween/Fall
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
Mule Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 30, 2017 , Check Online Calendar
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
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 30, 2017 , 6:00-8:00 pm
Bring the whole family for a Halloween extravaganza! Come in costume for exciting stories, games, crafts, and snacks that will be taking place throughout the library. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Joliet Public Library-Black Road Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Help Wanted Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , Thursdays thru Sunday
Be a CAPTAIN, a DECKHAND, or a MULE TENDER for the day! During this interactive living history tour, you will get to roll up your sleeves for a first-hand look at life on the canal in the year 1848, the year that the I&M Canal began to carry cargo and passengers along the 96-mile, hand dug canal. Lunch is included, r...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Mues, Mansion, & Mimosa Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Cafe, 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 Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848,...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Grandparent's Free Admission
Now - Oct. 31, 2017
Grandparents are FREE* Monday-Friday with a paid grandchild entry. *Excludes Columbus Day...More Info
Cost: Free for Grandparents with a paid grandchild entry Event Type: Festivals Other Halloween/Fall
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
R.I.P. UNLIMITED Attractions Wristband
Oct. 6, 2017 - Oct. 31, 2017 , See website for specific dates & times.
This October have MONSTROUS FUN with our R.I.P. UNLIMITED Wristband! Columbus Day Weekend through Halloween guests can enjoy up to 4 hours of UNLIMITED Go-Karts, Jr. Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, Monster Hop, Bone Shaker & Hurricane Rides plus $7 in Game Play for only $26.95 per guest, daily! (Valid after 3 pm o...More Info
Cost: 26.95/Guest, Daily Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
Skeletober
Oct. 10, 2017 - Oct. 31, 2017
Make no bones about it - La Grange has plenty of spirit this month! Friendly, life-sized skeletons decked out with different themes are lounging all around the Village. Stop by, snap a pic and say hello to our local business owners who sponsor the display. Enjoy the Halloween Walk on Saturday, Oct. 28 , 10 am – 1...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Located in La Grange Main Business District
La Grange, IL 60525
Dr. Kaboom - Live Wire! The Electricity Tour; Grades 2-5
Nov. 1, 2017 , 10:00am - 11:30am
Grades 2-5 At the dawn of the 19th century, mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity's adventures into it's potential. Topics covered include: safety; Tesla; Edis...More Info
Cost: $6.00 Event Type: Education/History Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Dr. Kaboom - Live Wire! The Electricity Tour; Grades 6-8
Nov. 1, 2017 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Grades 6-8 At the dawn of the 19th century, mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity's adventures into it's potential. Topics covered include: safety; Tesla; Edis...More Info
Cost: $6.00 Event Type: Education/History Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
It's A Wonderful Life
Nov. 1, 2017 - Dec. 24, 2017
Holiday Retail Open Houses  For more information visit http://www.shopmorrisil.com/...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245

 


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