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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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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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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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