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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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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
Now - 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
St. Viator Haunted House - Stairway to Insanity
Now - Oct. 28, 2017 , 7-10pm
Join us for some frightful fun on the 2nd floor. Warning: This haunted house is SCARY & intended for mature audience! Friday, October 13th 7-10pm Saturday, October 14th 7-10pm Friday, October 20st 7-10pm Saturday, October 21nd 7-10pm Friday, October 27th 7-10pm Saturday, October 28th 7-10pm ...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Halloween/Fall
St. Viator School
3644 N. Kedvale Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
773-430-6914
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
"Save the Cans" Drive Benefits Pink Heals Joliet
Oct. 28, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017 , 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHAT: Siegel's Cottonwood Farm and Chicago's All American Recycling come together to "Save the Cans", an aluminum can recycling campaign to raise money for Pink Heals Joliet (http://pinkhealsjoliet.org/). Bring your bag of 10 aluminum cans to the Farm and receive $5 OFF Admission to Pumpkin Fest, and enjoy "Afforda...More Info
Cost: $5 Off Admission with Donation Event Type: Festivals
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
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
The Wildwoods at Art Deco Saloon
Oct. 28, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017 , Saturday from 9pm-12am; Sunday from 3-6pm
The Wildwoods bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Recently nominated by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards as one of the best Americana/Folk bands in the area. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are rich in love and happiness, wrapped in a style of music that is like no other with influences from ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Art Deco Saloon
1820 4th St.
Peru, IL 61354
402-730-2024
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
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
Now - 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
Now - 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
UNLIMITED RIP - October Special
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , After 3PM on weekdays; All day on Saturdays and Sundays thru Oct. 31, 2017
UNLIMITED R.I.P.Package is an October special and Halloween "treat" which includes 3 Hrs. of UNLIMITED Attractions plus $7 in Game Play! UNLIMITED Fun includes the new Eagle Speedway Go Karts. Trailsway Over /Under track, Jr. Raceway Karts, two award-winning miniature golf courses, Laser Tag and Amusement Rides. Only...More Info
Cost: None; Pay as you play! Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
Tuesday Tours at The Rialto Square Theatre
Now - Dec. 19, 2017 , 1:30pm
Go behind the scenes of the Rialto Square Theatre! Walk through the Esplanade and Rotunda then go on stage and through the green room! Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at time of tour. August 15th & 22nd September 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th October 3rd & 17th November 14th, 21st & 28th December 5...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Education/History
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171

 


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