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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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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
Bureau County Fairgrounds Fundraiser - Brian Shartzer as Garth
Feb. 24, 2018 , 6pm
Bureau County Fairgrounds fundraiser Feb. 24th – Brian Shartzer as Garth Ever wanted to see Garth Brooks but you didn't have the opportunity? Bureau County Fair is going to give you a chance to see the next best thing to going to a Garth show. Brian Shartzer and the Ropin' the Wind Band will perform at the Bu...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 W Peru Street
Princeton, IL 61356
815-303-8247
FREE Nature Discovery Days - Winter Birds
Feb. 24, 2018 , 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Offered Saturdays or Sundays and some holidays through March 2018. Designed for children and adults to explore nature topics together. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, nature books and more....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Knoch Knolls Nature Center River Room
320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
+16308485000
Ike Reilly
Feb. 24, 2018 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Performing Arts
Uptown Grill
601 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-4545
Morning Bird Hikes
Feb. 24, 2018 , 8-10 a.m.
Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds. These preserve locations provide a variety of habitats for birds. Plum Creek Nature Center hikes will highlight birds that live in woodlands. This is a great way to learn what to look for when birding in the preserves. Bring your binoculars and favorite bir...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946.2216
Winter Games and Stories
Feb. 24, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Winter weather and cabin fever will be distant memories after you join us for this program! We'll be sharing traditional French and woodland Indian games outdoors (and indoors to warm up). Then our group will participate in some storytelling, as well as creating our own legends (if you aren't a legend already). Indoor ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Story Telling
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Clybourne Park by Lat 41
Now - Feb. 25, 2018 , See below
Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family (borrowing a plotline from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun). Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as now the predomi...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
+18157243760
Frankenstein at the Philip Lynch Theatre
Now - Feb. 25, 2018 , 8:00, 4:00pm, and 2:30pm
LEWIS UNIVERSITY NEWS RELEASE ________________________________________ Contact Jo Slowik at (815) 836-5409 or slowikjo@lewisu.edu for additional information. February 2, 2018 Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is Alive at Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre ROMEOVILLE— This year marks the 200th anniversar...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
8158365500
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
Bald Eagle Trolley Tours
Now - Feb. 28, 2018
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
Guided Winter Hike
Now - Feb. 28, 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
La Grange Gives
Now - Feb. 28, 2018
Take a bite out of La Grange in February, and you'll be giving back when you dine out. When you dine at many of your favorite La Grange restaurants from Feb 15-28 and show the flyer for La Grange Gives, 15% of your food purchase will be donated to the local non-profit organizations that are helping your neighbors. It's...More Info
Event Type: Other Dining
LaGrange Business Association
La Grange, IL 60525
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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