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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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Live Music at the Tasting Room
Now - Jan. 27, 2018 , See below
Matt Pittman - January 6, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Aaron Kelly - January 13, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Ben Beford - January 26, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Ben Bedford - January 27, 4:30 pm-7:30pm ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
+18156675211
Table Tennis Tournament
Jan. 27, 2018 , 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Entrance to River Woods School is from the back of the school through the gym doors. Pull out your paddle and show off your skills at the annual City Table Tennis Championships, co-hosted by the Naperville Table Tennis Club and the Naperville Park District. The Table Tennis Tournament is a single elimination tourn...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
River Woods School Gym
2607 River Woods Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
Winter Nature Photography Hike with Don Sala
Jan. 27, 2018
Get inspired by award-winning photographer Don Sala as he presents his art exhibit temporarily displayed at Plum Creek Nature Center. With almost 50 years of experience as a professional photographer, he is sure to give you new ideas for your next photo shoot. Then enjoy a hike with a naturalist in Goodenow Grove Natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd.
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
January Ultimate Tasting
Now - Jan. 28, 2018 , See below
Discover the joys of wine through an incredible tasting experience for your senses; see, smell and taste how a glass affects wine and uncover the secrets of food & wine pairings. Call us at 815-667-5211 to reserve your spot. January 5 - 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm January 7 - 12 noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:30...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
+18156675211
Eagle Watch Weekend
Jan. 27, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018 , 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Bird of Prey shows and family activities at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, Starved Rock Lodge, and Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock for live eagle viewing or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour. Call for more information. 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. ea...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Eagle Watch Weekend
Jan. 27, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018
Come to Utica to see the bald eagles! In past years, as many as 300 eagles have been spotted in the area, nesting and fishing along the Illinois River. Stop by the Tasting Room after your visit to warm up your toes and enjoy a glass of August Hill Spice or your favorite wine. We'd love to see you! ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
+18156675211
Eagle Watch Weekend
Jan. 27, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018
Bird of Prey shows and family activities at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, Starved Rock Lodge and Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock for live eagle viewing or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour. Call for more information, 9:00am-4:00pm each day. Fo...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Sled Dog Demos 2018
Now - Feb. 18, 2018 , See below
Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 14 and February 18, 2018. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm. This is a free event!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Winter Drama Classes
Now - Feb. 24, 2018 , See below
WINTER 2018 January 20-February 24 Open to all levels of interest! Grades 1-12 meet for 6 weeks on the indoor stage. Learn creative dramatics with a fun skit at the end. Grades 1-5: 9:00 am - 10:15 am $60 Grades 6-12: 10:30 am - 12:00 noon $65 Pre-register (helpful, but not required): Contact the Park w...More Info
Cost: See Below Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157243760
Bald Eagle Trolley Tours
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sunday
Monday & Wednesday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am?Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch?2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 28th & 29th)?Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 1030am?(Please note: There are NO Tours on January 29th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful b...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Don Sala Art Exhibition
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , See below
Don Sala has been a professional photographer for almost 50 years. View an exhibit of his photography on display at the Plum Creek Nature Center Tuesday, January 2-Wednesday, February 28. This award-winning photographer's work captures images of nature and local barns in eastern Will County. Photographs will be avai...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Ongoing
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(815) 727-8700
Don Sala Art Exhibition
Now - Feb. 28, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Don Sala has been a professional photographer for almost 50 years. View an exhibit of his photography on display for a limited time at Plum Creek Nature Center. This award-winning photographer's work captures images of nature and local barns in eastern Will County. Photographs will be available for sale. Sala's inspira...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Flight Night Progressive Dinner
Now - Mar. 14, 2018 , 5:00pm-10:30pm
August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create an unforgettable event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Check in for the dinner at 4:45pm in the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge and depart on the trolley at 5pm and go to August Hill Winery for wine tastings and appetizers....More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
Guided Winter Hike
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Every Thursday (year round)
Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, I & M Canal and the occasional walk into a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes va...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
C3 Martial Arts Classes
Now - Jan. 5, 2019 , Saturdays 10 am, 11 am, & 12 pm Thursdays 6pm
C3 is a martial arts self-defense program. We offer Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, and Tai Chi classes. Not only do we teach self-defense, we believe in teaching inner strength, self-discipline, kindness, respect, and responsibility. Sam Murphy is the founder and instructor. He has over 15 years of experience with two s...More Info
Cost: $20.00 per month Event Type: Ongoing
2800 Black Rd. Joliet, IL 60435
2800 Black Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435
8153423538

 


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