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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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"My Fair Lady" by Joliet Catholic Academy Drama Dept.
Now - Mar. 23, 2019 , Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 7 PM; Saturday Matinee: 1 PM ...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 741-0500 x417
Stuart Smith @ August Hill
Mar. 22, 2019 - Mar. 23, 2019 , 4:30PM-7:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.
106 Mill Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-5211
24 Hour Theatre Festival
Mar. 23, 2019 , 7:30PM
1 Day-1,440 Minutes-86,400 Seconds-Total Play Creation...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Studio Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5500
33rd Annual Lori's Walleye Run 5K
Mar. 23, 2019 , 9:00AM
Course starts and finishes in the parking lot of Hall High School. Certified distance, splits every mile, electronically timed, computerized race results posted on the Starved Rock Runners website, water stops on the course, traffic control, refreshments, long sleeve t-shirt guaranteed only to pre-registered runners. T...More Info
Cost: $25 registration if postmarked by March 14th, $30 through race day Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Hall High School
800 W. Erie St.
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-303-4327
Cabela's MWC Fishing Tournament
Mar. 23, 2019 , 8:00AM-4:00PM
Under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit is North America's longest-running and undisputed leader in team walleye tournaments and as an inductee into the freshwater fishing hall of fame, has set the standard for competitive walleye fishing for 35 years ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Spring Valley Boat Club
13862 Illinois 89
Granville, IL 61326
(580) 765-9031
Migration Mania!
Mar. 23, 2019 , 1:00PM-2:30PM
Certain animals love to travel, and need to travel! Monarch butterflies, sandhill cranes and Canada geese are just a few of these frequent fliers. Test your navigation IQ and discover who uses Illinois as a summer home and how animals travel thousands of miles without a map. And then take a fun mini-migration, to boot!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Spring Afternoon Tea
Mar. 23, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Join the Canal Corridor Association for a Spring themed Afternoon Tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock 16 C...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
The Steepwater Band with guests, River Road Trio
Mar. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM
NTL Productions Presents.... THE STEEPWATER BAND wsg. River Road Trio Saturday, March 23rd. River Road Trio 7pm-10pm (Taproom) Steepwater Band 10pm-1am (Brewery) FREE EVENT!...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
808 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-324-9549
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
Historic Trolley March Tours
Now - Mar. 31, 2019 , 12:00PM-1:30PM & 1:30PM-3:00PM
Historic Trolley Tour Schedule » March: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm April-May: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Friday: 3-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakening Juried Art Competition
Now - Mar. 31, 2019 , Tues-Saturdays 10:00AM-4:00PM, Sundays 12:00PM-4:00PM
Plum Creek Nature Center in partnership with the Nature Foundation of Will County will host a juried art competition featuring local artists. Enjoy this one of a kind art exhibition and also participate in a public vote for the winners. Artists will submit artwork inspired by the theme "Spring Awakens." All approved 2...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road,
Crete, IL
815-722-9470
Jen Evans Art Exhibition
Now - Apr. 12, 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
Collecting 101
Mar. 23, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019 , 2:00PM
Guest Curator, Lauren Ball is in conversation with artist Kelly Kaczynski. They will be discussing her rigorous studio practice in both printmaking and sculpture. Our lender to the exhibition, Browne Goodwin will also be onsite as we honor his dedication to emerging artists. On view until April 14....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Illinois State Museum - Norton Building
201 W. 10th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-7400
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
Pre-Race Concert with Country Music Star Lee Brice to perform at the Camping World 400
Now - Jun. 30, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet
500 Speedway Blvd,
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Pre-Race Concert with Country Music Star Lee Brice to perform at the Camping World 400
Now - Jun. 30, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet
500 Speedway Blvd,
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Awesome Ottawa Bike Tours
Now - Sep. 30, 2019 , TBD
Biking March-September 7 Mile Bike/2 Hours Easy Trail/Road Biking Broad History of Ottawa Lincoln/Radium Girls 13 & Over (use your discretion) Our Bikes or Yours ...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Awesome Ottawa Walking Tours
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 , TBD
Walking March-November 1.5 Miles/1.5 Hours, starting at Ottawa Visitors Center. Easy Exercise, Canal/Downtown History, Underground Railroad, All Ages. Great Way to Plan Shopping/Restaurants. $30 (12 & under free w/adult)...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737

 


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