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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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Ag in the Park
Jul. 27, 2019 , 9:00AM-3:00PM
Celebrate agriculture in Streator's history at Ag in the Park! Farm displays, products and antique equipment on hand. Includes farmer's market, flea market, log carvers, children rides, barnyard animals, blacksmith, music and refreshments....More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Streator City Park
Civil War Weapons and Equipment
Jul. 27, 2019 , 1:30PM
THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LASALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Examine the Civil War Soldier's basic equipment and the arms and Ammunition used by the infantry. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Comicopolis
Jul. 27, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Lockport's 5th annual Comic and Fandom Con just keeps getting bigger and better! 60+ artists, writers, and specialty vendors selling one of a kind merchandise at affordable prices. Special guests Dan Brereton, Marc Andreyko, Gene Ha, Lorrisa Julianus, and Jordan Vintryst. Cosplay costume contest with five cash prizes....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
White Oak Library District
121 E. 8th Street
Lockport, Il 60441
8155524185
Harry Potter's Birthday Party at Prairie Fox Books
Jul. 27, 2019 , 11:00-3:00
Come and celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with Prairie Fox Books! Join us for an all ages event with food, games, activities, giveaways, and plenty more. Bring a piece of clothing to help free a House Elf and receive 15% off any bookstore purchase that day (all clothing donations will benefit PADS in Ottawa). Free and...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Prairie Fox Books
719 La Salle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-7323
Music in the Park
Jul. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM
The City of Ottawa proudly presents their "Music in the Park" Series every Saturday evening at the historic Washington Square Park! This family friendly event offers a variety of live music for all ages! Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs! Rain Location: 807 LaSalle Street...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E Lafayette St
Ottawa, Il 61350
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jul. 27, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Pop-Up In The Park
Jul. 27, 2019 , 9:00am - 1:00pm
Avoid the construction and visit your favorite local retailers all in one place at Pop-Up in the Park! ...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Coal City Lions Park Skate Park
480 S. Illinois St.
Coal City, IL 60416
(815) 942-0113
Prairie Ramble at Kankakee Sands
Jul. 27, 2019 , 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Kankakee Sands is one of Will County's newest improved sites. Come enjoy a morning stroll through the beautiful savannah. Learn about the importance of the ecosystem and discover some of the plants, birds and bugs that make the sands their home. Please wear appropriate walking shoes, dress for the weather and bring bug...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Kankakee Sands
North of Route 113 and West of West River Road in Custer Township
Wilmington, Il 60481
(815) 722-9470
Scout Flea Market
Jul. 27, 2019 , 9:00AM-2:00PM
Scout Flea Market is a sweet, charming, family friendly, and free market which takes place at True North, one of the BEST vintage stores around. Stroll through 25 vendors set up outside, in the parking lot. They travel from all over just to bring you the 'good' things... vintage, antiques, salvage and furniture. Then s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, Il 60450
815-705-0161
Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sales
Jul. 27, 2019
For more information visit http://shopmorrisil.com/...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Old Joliet Prison July Tours
Now - Jul. 28, 2019 , Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! July Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM Sunday 1:00PM Haunted Tours every Friday @ 6:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October...More Info
Cost: $15-$20 Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
Jul. 25, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019 , All day
Both the NMRA and the NMCA roll into Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, over the weekend of July 25 – 28, 2019. This is the ONLY event where the NMRA and NMCA compete against each other for the ultimate bragging rights! The 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is one of th...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60432
815-722-5500
Catfish Days
Jul. 25, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019
Come and visit Downtown Wilmington for Catfish Days! This years theme is Catfish Days Goes to Woodstock! More details on their website....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Wilmington, Il
"Footloose" by Joliet Drama Club
Jul. 26, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019
"Footloose" is presented by the Joliet Drama Guild. Visit www.jolietdramaguild.org or call 877-534-1933 for more information....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Drive a Supercar in Chicago
Jul. 26, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019 , 9:00AM-5:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Autobahn Country Club
3795 CenterPoint Way
Joliet, Il 60436
815-722-2223
Brewery Tour
Jul. 27, 2019 - Jul. 29, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Historic Trolley July Tours
Now - Jul. 31, 2019 , Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM, Saturday-Sunday: 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM & 3:00PM-4:30PM
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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 or cl...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
Summer Fun UNLIMITED Attractions at Haunted Trails Joliet
Now - Aug. 16, 2019 , Open at 10:00AM
School is out! Have FUN with our UNLIMITED RIDES & ATTRACTIONS Pass*, which offers up to 3 hours of UNLIMITED Trails Raceway & Eagle Speedway Go-Karts, Jr. Speedway Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Miniature Golf & all Amusement Rides! Available Monday thru Friday starting June 3rd thru August 16th for only $22 per person, per day...More Info
Cost: Free to enter; $22/person, daily for Summer Fun UNLIMITED Attractions Pass Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, Il 60435
815-722-7800
Plainfield Cruise Night
Now - Aug. 20, 2019 , 5:00PM-9:00PM
Join us every Tuesday evening in downtown Plainfield. Local enthusiasts gather to showcase their classic and unique vehicles....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Plainfield
Plainfield, Il
Cruisin' Into Lockport
Now - Aug. 26, 2019 , 6:30PM-8:30PM
Come out to Central Square and First Midwest Bank parking lots, located at 9th and Hamilton in downtown Lockport to see the classic car show and listen to great live entertainment. Shop the farmer's market and enjoy delicious food and drinks as well. Kids will love our inflatable obstacle course, face painting and much...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Central Square
S Hamilton St, Lockport, IL 60441
Lockport, Il 60441
(815)838-1183
Ottawa Music in the Park
Now - Aug. 31, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
A tuneful tradition more than 15 years in the making continues in 2019 with the Music in the Park concert series, which enlivens July and August Saturday nights and transforms the tranquil Washington Park into a melody-filled amphitheater. The concerts run from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free. Bring your own lawn chair, ...More Info
Cost: Free -- bring your own lawn chair Event Type: Performing Arts
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Take the Stage: Open Mic Night
Now - Sep. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM-11:00PM
Tangled Roots Brewing Company wants you to "TAKE THE STAGE" Register now: http://thelonebuffalo.com/take-the-stage Hosted by Sean Walsh! Musician? Poet? Comedian? Got a talent? We want to hear it! Every last Thursday of the month!...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
808 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-324-9549
Farmers Market
Now - Sep. 26, 2019 , 3:00 PM
Thursdays July 11-September 26. Check out our Oglesby, IL Facebook page for more details....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Oglesby
Land & Water Cruise
Now - Sep. 27, 2019 , 11:00AM
Offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays June-September! Tour begins with lunch in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, "The Eagle I" where you will see the east end of the Starved Rock State ...More Info
Cost: $41 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
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
Ottawa's Farmer Market (Every Saturday)
Now - Oct. 26, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL it FRESH, your sure to find something FANTASTIC!!! Open Saturd...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
Jackson Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0084
Mules, Mansion, & Mimosa Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 27, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM
Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Café, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion. Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled I&M Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the cana...More Info
Cost: $45.00 Event Type: Ongoing
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Museum's Summer Schedule Begins
Now - Oct. 31, 2019 , Monday - Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM | Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM
For more information, please visit http://jolietmuseum.org...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Mule-Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2019 , 10:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM
Climb aboard a replica 19th century mule-pulled canal boat and ride the route Lincoln traveled! Your guides, dressed as Canal era crew, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois Prairie. Meet our mules, Moe & Joe, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Chic...More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type: Ongoing
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Farmers Markets
Now - Oct. 31, 2019
Fresh, local Produce, Honey & Jam, Baked Goods, Crafts and more....More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping Dining
Corner of East Dakota & Cornelia Streets (US Route 6)
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-664-4221
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
Awesome Ottawa Tours
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 , TBD
Cocktail/Walking May-November 1.5 Miles/3 Hours, starting at Ottawa Visitors Center. Easy Exercise. Visit 3-4 Saloons Local History & Libations (21+). Cocktails the Locals Love; History w/ a Twist of Lime. ...More Info
Cost: $30 (plus drinks & tip) Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
parkrun
Now - Dec. 31, 2019 , 9:00AM
parkrun (spelled with a small p) is the world's largest organized running activity, in which more than 1 million people participated last month alone. The weekly, free 5K run/jog/walk comes to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th. In the U.S., parkrun is spreading to the midwest, with arriving in Ottawa after openi...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-5000

 


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