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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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Light Up the Holidays
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join the museum and the rest of the downtown area as we celebrate the start of the holiday season! Free admission into the museum along with crafts, entertainment and a special guest appearance by "The Man in the Red"....More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Light up the Holidays Festival & Parade
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving each year. Activities begin downtown as early as 9:30 a.m., and include the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum's auditorium, as well as activities in the Joliet Public Library, Gji's Sweet Shoppe, Jitters Coffeeh...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157746066
Light Up the Holidays Festival and Parade
Nov. 23, 2018 , 10am to 7pm
Presented by the University of St. Francis Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving each year. Activities begin downtown as early as 10:00 a.m., and include the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum's auditorium, as well as activities in the Joliet Publ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet, along Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-6067
Teddy Bear Tea
Nov. 23, 2018 , 9:30 AM & 12:30 PM
The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy this special brunch featuring delicious food and family fun complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake teddy bear. A ticket is required for all in attendance and space will fill up quickly!...More Info
Cost: $25 adults | $22.50 children (12 & under) Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Festival of Trees
Nov. 23, 2018 - Nov. 25, 2018 , 10:00 a.m -7:00 p.m. & Sunday - 1-3 p.m.
Join us for some Holiday spirit by celebrating our 23rd annual Festival of Trees. The Grundy County Historical Society will be hosting this event at the Museum, 510 W. Illinois Avenue. Morris, IL. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, November 23rd and 24th and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday the 25th of Novembe...More Info
Cost: $1.00 Adults - Children 12 and under Free Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Grundy County Historical Society and Museum
510 W. Illinois Avenue
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-4880
"Remembering Marshall Fields' at Christmas"
Now - Nov. 26, 2018
November 13th, November 19th, November 26th. For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores. This illustrated talk traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
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
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
WATERPARK RE-OPENING
Now - Nov. 30, 2018
Waterpark Re-Opening in November!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866
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
History Trolley Tours
Now - Dec. 31, 2018 , November & December?Saturday & Sundays: 12pm & 1:30pm
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
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
Holiday Tree Traditions
Now - Jan. 1, 2019 , 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Help the museum "deck the halls" and receive bragging rights and visibility for your business or organization: Our third annual "Holiday Tree Traditions" tree trimming contest returns, and like last year, is free to participate. All museum visitors will be given a ticket to vote for their favorite tree. The winning tre...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201

 


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