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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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Dinner & Evening Cruise
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , June-September Mondays & Thursdays 5:00-8:00 pm
Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the Belle of the Rock for a leisurely, scenic cruise on the picturesque Illinois River. After the cruise, the trolley returns you to the Lodge where you will enjoy dinner from our special dinner menu served with dessert. For more information or to call, please call 815-220-738...More Info
Cost: $40.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
History Trolley Tours
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , Mondays: 1:30pm & 3:00pm Tuesday thru Saturday 3:00 pm?Sunday: 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3pm and 3-4:30pm
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
Land & Water Cruise
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , June-September Wednesdays & Fridays @ 11am
Tour includes a historic trolley ride, hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge and a leisurely 1-hour river cruise on the Belle of the Rock an authentic paddle wheel boat. For more information or to book, please call 815-220-7386 ...More Info
Cost: $41 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 - Jun. 30, 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
Take a Hike & a Lunch
Now - Jun. 30, 2018 , 11:00am-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
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
The Amazing Race Starved Rock Style
Now - Jun. 30, 2018
Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and getting to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more.  Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock.  Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers.  The Amazing Race is f...More Info
Cost: $50.00 per couple Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
815-220-7386
Canal Market
Jun. 30, 2018 , 10:00-4:00
Join us for our weekly Antique and Artisan Canal Market. Vendors display their handmade, homemade, refurbished and antique items. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Fun Family Paddle
Jun. 30, 2018 , 4-6 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled day out on the water with your family. Play games and tour the reservoir. Certified naturalists will provide all necessary equipment including life jackets and paddles. Both canoes and kayaks will be available. Upon registering, please let us know your preference. Participants must be age 12 or older...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Kayak Kollege (Beginner)
Jun. 30, 2018 , 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m.
This instructional workshop, led by the United States Canoe Association (USCA) certified instructors, introduces beginners to the sport of kayaking. Basic paddling instruction and safety is covered on shore, and then participants head to the water and try out new skills. Topics covered include safety equipment, weather...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
24251 W. Shepley Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447
815.722.9470
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Jun. 30, 2018 , 8 a.m. - noon
See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year is to attend a viewing pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery
23202 W Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 886-1467
Midnight Madness
Jun. 30, 2018 , 7 p.m.- midnight
No anglers, you're not dreaming. We are keeping the gates open until midnight for a nighttime fishing opportunity. Fish activity is often greater at night when our finned friends become more active in cooler waters. Let the kids stay up late and bring the family out to enjoy fishing under the stars. The parking lot is ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708)534-8499
Moonlight Paddle
Jun. 30, 2018 , 7-10 p.m.
Tour the reservoir with a certified naturalist in a canoe or kayak, and watch the sun fade. Once back on shore, enjoy a s'more around the fire. All necessary equipment is provided including life jacket and paddle. Upon registering, please let us know your watercraft preference. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that ca...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
NASCAR XFINITY Series Chicagoland 300
Jun. 30, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Murals & Mulestones
Jun. 27, 2018 - Jul. 1, 2018 , Time varies
This 4 day mural painting festival will kick off on June 27, 2018. The festival will feature the Walldogs and local artists painting 16 historical murals throughout our downtown. The Walldogs" is an internationally renowned organization of sign and mural artists. Every year, the Walldogs organize a festival where hundr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Festivals Other
Downtown Streator, varies
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
National Park Service Quilt Exhibition
Now - Jul. 3, 2018 , TBD
Plum Creek Nature Center -27064 S Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401 Four Rivers Environmental Education Center -25055 W Walnut Ln Channahon, Illinois Isle a la Cache Museum -501 E. Romeo Road Romeoville, IL 60446 Sugar Creek Administration Center -17540 W Laraway Rd Joliet, Illinois In celebration of the Na...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History Nature Ongoing
Will County Forest Preserve Sites
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Channahon, IL 60410
+18157278700
Route 66 Street Markets
Now - Aug. 15, 2018 , 4:00-9:00 p.m.
The 2018 Route 66 Street Market in Downtown Joliet is open every Wednesday from 4-9PM between June & August. The 2018 Route 66 Street Market in Downtown Joliet is back and better than ever! Once again our annual market will feature vendors, downtown businesses, community partnerships, live entertainment and featu...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Ongoing
Located along Chicago Street between Van Buren and W. Jefferson Streets
Chicago Street Between Van Buren and West Jefferson St and the Van Buren Plaza
Joliet, IL 60432
(815)774-6066
Big Day - Bird Hike Challenge
Now - Aug. 17, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Join us for "Arts & Nature on the River." This event combines the beauty of nature with a sampling of the creative arts it inspires. Stroll the paved trails around Four Rivers Environmental Education Center while exploring several informal venues and galleries located throughout the preserve. Visitors will discover num...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S Dutton Rd
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2216
Tuesday Cruise Nights in Downtown Plainfield
Now - Aug. 21, 2018 , 5pm-9pm
Every Tuesday from June 5 to August 21, 2018 (except July 3) there will be Cruise Nights in Downtown Plainfield from 5pm-9pm....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce
24109 W. Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-436-4431
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Now - Aug. 22, 2018 , Wednesday Nights 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont now featuring the Artisan Market (6/13 - 8/22 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm)in Legion's Park. The Car Show and Market will feature new car schedule, pet night, kids night, local bands, local organization appreciation, Farmer and local vendors as well as Chamber Business B...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Lemont Area Chamber
418 Main St.
Lemont, IL 60439-3675
630-257-5997
I Spy Wildlife
Now - Aug. 30, 2018 , 1-2 p.m.
School is out for the summer! Now is a perfect time to get outside and explore at Monee Reservoir. Join us each week during the summer as we head out on the trail with a naturalist in search of wildlife. Each week will be a new search to see what we can spy. Are the turtles sunning, are the frogs croaking, is the heron...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave
Monee Reservoir, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Dinner & Evening Cruise
Now - Sep. 30, 2018 , June-September Mondays & Thursdays 5:00-8:00 pm
Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the Belle of the Rock for a leisurely, scenic cruise on the picturesque Illinois River. After the cruise, the trolley returns you to the Lodge where you will enjoy dinner from our special dinner menu served with dessert. For more information or to call, please call 815-220-738...More Info
Cost: $40.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Land & Water Cruise
Now - Sep. 30, 2018 , June-September Wednesdays & Fridays @ 11am
Tour includes a historic trolley ride, hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge and a leisurely 1-hour river cruise on the Belle of the Rock an authentic paddle wheel boat. For more information or to book, please call 815-220-7386 ...More Info
Cost: $41 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Visit a Canyon Tour
Now - Sep. 30, 2018 , June- September Mondays & Sundays @ 10am Saturdays @ 10am & 12:30pm
Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park's Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Tour includes: a "Starved ...More Info
Cost: $25 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Visit a Canyon Tour
Now - Sep. 30, 2018 , June- September Mondays & Sundays @ 10am Saturdays @ 10am & 12:30pm
Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park's Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Tour includes: a "Starved ...More Info
Cost: $25 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Falconry with Rich Escutia
Now - Oct. 21, 2018 , 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join local falconer Rich Escutia with his pair of Harris Hawks and female Red Tailed Hawk for an up close and personal educational visit with birds of prey - located by the cabin behind the Starved Rock Visitor Center. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Visitors Center
2668 East 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
+18156674726
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
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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