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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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Broadway Bound
Feb. 21, 2019 , 8:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $10 Adults | $9 Seniors/Students | $2 Lewis Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5250
Btany & Art in Conservation
Feb. 21, 2019 , 6-7:30 p.m.
Botanical illustrations are still relevant even in today's digital age. In this program, participants will learn a brief history of botanical art and compare and contrast photographs, pressed specimens, and illustrations. Discover why illustrations are best for representing specific details and how they help students o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Mosaic Stepping Stones
Feb. 21, 2019 , 4:00pm - 8:00pm
In this class you will create one 12 inch mosaic stepping stone. Create a beautiful and special gift for someone or a new ornament for your spring garden. No experience necessary, all materials includes....More Info
Cost: $85 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Reels at the Rialto - "Sleepless in Seattle"
Feb. 21, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The new movie series, Reels at the Rialto, is a nod to our Vaudeville movie palace past, and will feature past and recently past movies for the entire family, shown on the retro movie screen by the new projector, generously donated by the Rialto Square Volunteers, inside the beautiful Rialto Square Theatre. Doors will...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Angela Rose Wilson Art Exhibition
Now - Feb. 22, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College - Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 280-2223
Beignet Breakfast
Now - Feb. 23, 2019 , 7:00AM-11:30AM
Join us for our monthly Beignet Breakfast. We serve our Beignets with two different sauces for dipping. 5 Beignets to an order. Live music on most dates! Reservations are highly suggested for this event. 331-431-4000 $4.99 for Beignets w/ no sauces $5.99 for Beignets w/ sauces...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Chuck's Cafe
8025 S Cass Ave
Darien, Il
331-431-4000
Jesus Christ Superstar
Feb. 21, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2019 , 7:30 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8152802223
Eagle Trolley Tour
Now - Feb. 24, 2019 , 10:30AM
Discover the Eagles Trolley Tours January-February Monday & Wednesday at 11am Saturday at 9am & 11am Sunday at 10:30am Ticket price: Mon, Wed & Sat: $25/adults, $20/children Sun: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under 9am Tours: Begin with trolley and followed by lunch at 11:30am 10:30am Tours: Begin with Sunday b...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
8152207386
"Born Yesterday"
Now - Feb. 24, 2019 , Friday/Saturday 7:30PM, Sunday 2:00PM
This play is being directed by Suzanne Kaspar. Performance dates and times are February 15th through 24th, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 PM, inside the Bicentennial Park Theatre. About the play* - World War II has just ended, and crude, shady scrap metal king Harry Brock heads to Washing...More Info
Cost: $12-$15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" Bursts Onto Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre
Now - Feb. 24, 2019 , show times range from 8pm, 4pm, 2:30 pm on sundays
ROMEOVILLE—Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) continues "chasing the dream" with the 3rd installment to Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound. Simon has won three Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and has been nominated for four Aca...More Info
Cost: Adult: 10.25; Senior/Student: 9.25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 836-5500
Lincoln & the Canal Exhibit
Feb. 17, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019 , 7:00am - 5:00pm
Come see the Abraham Lincoln & the I&M Canal Exhibit at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Abraham Lincoln believed that the Illinois & Michigan Canal promoted the settlement and growth of northern Illinois. Ultimately the canal made a once small settlement, Chicago, thrive and become a major transportation an...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Eagle Trolley Tour
Now - Feb. 25, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Discover the Eagles Trolley Tours January-February Monday & Wednesday at 11am Saturday at 9am & 11am Sunday at 10:30am Ticket price: Mon, Wed & Sat: $25/adults, $20/children Sun: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under 9am Tours: Begin with trolley and followed by lunch at 11:30am 10:30am Tours: Begin with Sunday b...More Info
Cost: $25 adults | $20 children Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
8152207386
Eagle Trolley Tour
Now - Feb. 27, 2019 , Wednesdays 11:00AM
Discover the Eagles Trolley Tours January-February Monday & Wednesday at 11am Saturday at 9am & 11am Sunday at 10:30am Ticket price: Mon, Wed & Sat: $25/adults, $20/children Sun: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under 9am Tours: Begin with trolley and followed by lunch at 11:30am 10:30am Tours: Begin with Sunday b...More Info
Cost: $25 adults | $20 children Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
8152207386
Saturday Drama Classes
Now - Mar. 2, 2019 , 6 weeks, grades 1-5 (9-10:15, $65), grades 6-12 (10:30 am-12 pm, $75)
Students meet on the indoor theatre stage to learn creative dramatic stage terminology and group dynamics while working on a fun skit for the finale. The course provides a wonderful introduction to theatre, as well as an expansion of theatre knowledge. To Pre-Register (helpful, but not required): 1. Contact the park ...More Info
Cost: Grades 1-5 : $65; Grades 6-12 : $75 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Frida Kahlo's Garden
Now - Mar. 16, 2019 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is considered one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Her body of work, consisting of some 250 paintings and drawings, is at once intensely personal and universal in scope, and relies heavily on the natural world. The exhibition "Frida Kahlo's Garden" transports visitors to...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Eduation Center
25055 W Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Frida Kahlo's Garden Exhibition
Now - Mar. 16, 2019 , T, W, F, Sat 10:00AM-4:00PM, Th 10:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-4:00PM
Learn how nature and Mexican culture nurtured one of the most significant artists of the 20th century when "Frida Kahlo's Garden" opens Tuesday, January 29, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon. The free, all-ages exhibition will run through Saturday, March 16. Exhibit hours will be Tuesdays, Wed...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Access: .10 mile east of Route 53 (Scott Street) on Columbia Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-727-8700
Bee a Bee Keeper! Introduction to Successful Beekeeping
Feb. 19, 2019 - Mar. 26, 2019 , Tuesdays 6:00PM-8:00PM
If you've always wanted to learn more about beekeeping, but didn't know where to turn, check out the Forest Preserve District of Will's six-week "Bee a Beekeeper!: Introduction to Successful Beekeeping" program at Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township, which runs Tuesdays from Feb.19-March 26. Participants will le...More Info
Cost: $50 Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Crete, IL
(708)946-2216
Bee a Beekeeper!: Introduction to Successful Beekeeping
Feb. 19, 2019 - Mar. 26, 2019 , 6-8 p.m.
This six-week beekeeping course will teach you all you need to know to become a successful beekeeper! Mike Rusnak, a member of the Will County Beekeepers Association, will use his more than 15 years of experience to lead you through the beekeeping process. The workshop fee includes the book "The Backyard Beekeeper" by ...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Education/History
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Mar. 28, 2019 , 9:00AM Thursdays
Would you like someone to hike with you? Don't know where to hike? Come one, come all! Meet us on Thursdays at 9am in the Lodge lobby for pre-planned group hikes. These hikes take a few hours and usually end around noon. The best part is the hiking schedule changes each week and repeats itself each quarter so you get t...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
8152207386
Awesome Ottawa Tours
Now - Mar. 31, 2019 , 1:00 PM
Drive & Hike Longest Hike 1/3 Mile 3 Hours Moderate Exercise Indian Burials, Pioneer Graveyards & Caves 10 Years & Older View Vast Woodland and Sandstone Scenery ...More Info
Cost: $40 (12 & under free w/adult) Event Type: Nature
Dayton Bluffs Preserve
2997 IL-71
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Sunday Brunch
Now - Mar. 31, 2019 , 9:00AM-2:30PM
2019 has us bringing in the highly anticipated Sunday Brunch to the Brewery! We are excited to share with you our unique brunch menu full of sweets, savories and everything in between! On the savory side, try the Morning Glory Burger with bacon-tomato jam, sunny-egg, arugula, and cheddar or our homemade Chilaquiles Ver...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
MyGrain Brewing
50 E. Jefferson Street Suite 106
Joliet, Il 60432
815-345-3339
Music in the Back Door Lounge
Now - Apr. 26, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
8152207386
Brunch in Joliet
Now - May. 26, 2019 , 9:00AM-2:30PM
2019 has us bringing in the highly anticipated Sunday Brunch to the Brewery! We are excited to share with you our unique brunch menu full of sweets, savories and everything in between! On the savory side, try the Morning Glory Burger with bacon-tomato jam, sunny-egg, arugula, and cheddar or our homemade Chilaquiles Ver...More Info
Event Type: Dining Ale Trail
MyGrain Brewing
50 E. Jefferson Street Suite 106
Joliet, Il 60432
815-345-3339
Bubbly Friday!
Now - Oct. 25, 2019 , 8:00AM-5:00PM
Kick off your weekend the right way be joing us every Friday for a "Bubbly Day Friday!" $5 OFF ALL FLIGHTS Three pours of wine: choose from August Hill Winery and/or Illinois Sparkling Co. wines. You select your flight! GLASS OF BUBBLY FOR ONLY $6 Chill out with a glass of your favorite bubbly: ISC sparklers and AH...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.
106 Mill Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-5211

 


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