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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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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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