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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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St. Viator Haunted House - Stairway to Insanity
Now - Oct. 27, 2018 , 7-10pm
St. Viator Haunted House - Stairway to Insanity Join us for some frightful fun on the 2nd floor. Warning: This haunted house is SCARY & intended for mature audience! Friday, October 12th 7-10pm Saturday, October 13th 7-10pm Friday, October 19th 7-10pm Saturday, October 20nd 7-10pm Friday, October 26t...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
St. Viator School
3644 N. Kedvale
Chicago, IL 60641
773-545-2173
Mule-Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 28, 2018 , 10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
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 & Larry, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Ch...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Mules, Mansion, Mimosa Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 28, 2018 , 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tours are Friday - 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...More Info
Cost: $45.00 Event Type: Education/History
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Bingo! The Winning Musical
Oct. 19, 2018 - Oct. 28, 2018 , Friday and Saturday Evenings, Sunday Matinees
Best friends and Bingo pals Vern, Honey and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the birth of Bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. As the storm knocks out power at the Bingo Hall, Patsy and Honey remind each other of the ominous night fifteen years ago that began in the ...More Info
Cost: $20-$40 Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center
319 N Plum
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Marseilles Haunted Pool House
Now - Oct. 30, 2018 , see below in the description
Marseilles Haunted Pool House 555 Commercial Street in Marseilles Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27 from 7pm-10pm Sunday & Monday, October 28 & 29 from 6pm-8pm Admission: Adults = $5 Grades K-12 = $4 Pre K and Under = Free Bring in 2 items for the Marseilles Food Pantry and get $1 off. There will ...More Info
Cost: Adult $5, K-12 $4 and Pre K and under Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
555 Commercial Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
815-795-2414
History Trolley Tours
Now - Oct. 30, 2018 , Monday thru Saturday: 3:00 pm?Sunday: 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm and 3-4:30pm
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386....More Info
Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Oktoberfest Celebration
Now - Oct. 30, 2018 , Begins at 11:30a.m. with seating Food & beer at 12:00p.m. and music from 12:30-2:30p.m.
A Celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, and Music. Join the fun! Sample German Food and Beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to German band. Cost: $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/10 tastings/stein. Reservations are required for this event. Please call 815-220-7386....More Info
Cost: $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/10 tastings/stein. Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Last Call for Alcohol:The History of Joliet's Breweries
Now - Oct. 31, 2018
Visit the museum to learn more about the rise, fall, and rebirth of Joliet's breweries: from Prohibition to World War 2 and today's renaissance of craft beer. Check website for museum general admission prices and hours....More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2018 , October Only!!! Mondays @ 11am?Saturdays@ 930am & 11am
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, hot lunch in our rustic Main Dining Room and guided scenic walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take 45 minutes. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited ...More Info
Cost: $30.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Oktoberfest
Now - Oct. 31, 2018
Uptown's Oktoberfest is here. This has been our tradition since we opened the doors in 1985. We offer traditional German and Swiss Oktoberfest menu items, but only while supplies last! The owners are 100% Swiss - so be sure to stop in this week or next and celebrate Oktoberfest!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Trick or Treat for the Lemont Food Pantries
Now - Oct. 31, 2018 , All Day
Fill the paper bags / Fill the pantry shelves! Fill the bag with goodies (much needed items listed below) that will fill the shelves of our Lemont Food Pantries! Drop off donations to the Lemont Township Office (1115 Warner Avenue). Paper Products Canned/Microwave-Ready to eat food Canned Meat (chicken, salmon, ha...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 257-2522, x 13
R.I.P. UNLIMITED Package at Haunted Trails Joliet
Now - Oct. 31, 2018 , Available Mon-Fri after 4pm, Sat. & Sun.
Enjoy 3 hours of UNLIMITED Rides & Attractions PLUS $10 in Game Play for only $23.95/guest (Mon - Thurs. after 4pm) or $28.95 (Fri after 4 pm, Sat.& Sun.). Available Friday, October 5 thru Halloween! See website for details....More Info
Cost: R.I.P. Package: $23.95 (M-Th after 4pm), $28.95 (Fri after 4pm, Sat. & Sun.) Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
In Remembrance of World War I
Now - Nov. 11, 2018
Honoring the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI and the establishment of Veterans Day, we pay tribute to those Jolietans who served during the first great war. ...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , April-November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , April-November Saturday & Sundays 11am-230pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Woods Walk
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , 8-4 p.m.
Get out and get moving! It's the return of "Woods Walk"! Experience 10 of Will County's top-rated trails during their fall splendor. Trail lengths range from 1.5 to 4 miles, and each trail offers its own unique experience. Bring your binoculars, field guides and a camera. Select trails offer photo staging areas, adding...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Sugar Creek Administration Center
17540 W Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-8700
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Nov. 30, 2018 , 11am-230pm
Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales ...More Info
Cost: $18 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
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
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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
The First Course Tour
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , Wednesdays at 6:00p.m.
Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name, or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check in and your own appetizer sampler plate with a beverage of your choice (specia...More Info
Cost: $20 per person? Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
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 and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211

 


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