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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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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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Music in the Park
Aug. 23, 2019 - Aug. 24, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Artisan's on the Water
Aug. 24, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
Join us every last Saturday of the month for craft vendors. Enjoy live music, food and shopping along the water. Located at Heritage Harbor, Ottawa IL. For more information, contact us at 815.433.5000 ext 230...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
1970 N. 2753rd Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-5000 ext. 230
Berwyn Rt. 66 Car Show
Aug. 24, 2019 , 7:00AM-4:00PM
THRILLS & FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY We'll see you on Sat, Aug 24, 2019 for a stroll down the Mother Road among hundreds of vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. The event also features live entertainment and a variety of hometown eats....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Berwyn's Historic Route 66 Between Oak Park & Ridgeland on Ogden Avenue
708-788-8100
Brewery Tour
Aug. 24, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Civil War History: The Truth, the whole truth and nothing but??
Aug. 24, 2019
How much do we know about the Civil War?...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Dog Days of Summer
Aug. 24, 2019 , 10:00AM-2:00PM
The Crest Hill Branch is going to the dogs! We will use our extensive outdoor yard to feature a variety of rescue organizations, veterinary services, and small business retailers, as well as Library-related activities like a bandanna station, cooling stations, peanut butter licking competition, costume & trick contests...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
White Oak Library District: Crest Hill Branch
20670 Kubinski Dr
Crest Hill, Il 60403
(815) 552-4278
IHA 2019 HerbFest
Aug. 24, 2019 , 8:30AM-3:00PM
Please mark your calendars for the 2019 HerbFest to be held at the beautiful historic Reddick Mansion in downtown Ottawa, IL. The day will include dynamic speakers, demonstrations, a make & take, lunch, herbal inspired refreshments, vendors, & a tour of the Reddick Mansion IHA Certified Herb Garden. Please Contact C...More Info
Cost: $35 IHA Member / $45 non-member Event Type: Nature
The Reddick Mansion
8255 Pioneer Road
Morris, Il 60450
815-325-1770
Midewin For Kids-Can You Dig It?
Aug. 24, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:30PM
People have lived on this land for thousands of years. How did the people of "prairie past" use the land to live and what can we learn from them? Join "Archaeologist Joe" to make maps, learn about the tools an archaeologist uses, and get out in the field to investigate a site from the 1800's. Do you like to dig in the ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Aug. 24, 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
Summer Craft & Vendor Show
Aug. 24, 2019
Come out and join for our Summer Craft & Vendor show! There will be a variety of Crafters, Vendors, Artisans, and food available! ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-8350
TADA Annuial Picnic
Aug. 24, 2019 , 12:00PM-4:00PM
Tri County Area Disability Activists invite the disability community...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
The Great Prison Break-In
Aug. 24, 2019
We are making history in Joliet. After fifteen years of neglect, the iconic 1858 "Old Joliet Prison," made famous in The Blues Brothers and Prison Break, is coming back to life. To mark this momentous occasion, we are working with our community partners to "go big" with a celebration which will be talked about for y...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Utica Craft Beer Street Fest
Aug. 24, 2019 , 2 - 6PM
This is the 4th Annual Utica Craft Beer Street Fest. This year the event will feature Breweries, Cideries and Meaderies from though-out the state of Illinois. Check back often for additions to the line-up. The Utica Business Association proudly announces an initial line up of over 30 participating breweries. We are shu...More Info
Cost: $37.50 - $47.50 Event Type: Festivals Ale Trail
Downtown Utica
Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4111
Bureau County Fair
Aug. 21, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2019
Make some memories with your family and visit the second oldest county fair in Illinois...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
811 W Peru St
Princeton, Il
815-875-2905
Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor
Aug. 21, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2019 , Various
The Bureau County Fair Board and the Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor are proud to announce the addition of 3 new classes added to the Textiles Department for the 164th annual Bureau County Fair which will be held in Princeton from August 21 to 25th, 2019. The classes give new options for people to participate in ent...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Bureau County Fair Grounds
811 W. Peru St.
Princeton, Il
815-866-3534
Live Hawk Show
Aug. 24, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Have an up close and personal visit with 3 very special hawks and their handler Rich Escutia. Rich will cover the biology and hunting instincts of each of his two Harris Hawks and his Red Tailed Hawk at his live hawk show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By falconer Rich Escutia....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
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
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tours
Now - Aug. 30, 2019 , 6:00PM
Haunted Prison Tours every Friday in August at 6:00PM! Visit https://www.jolietmuseum.org for more information and to sign up!...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
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
Historic Trolley August Tours
Now - Aug. 31, 2019 , Times Vary
June-October Tours: 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 th...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
Old Joliet Prison August Tours
Now - Aug. 31, 2019 , Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! August Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM (except August 24th) Sunday 1:00PM (except August 25th) Haunted Tours every Friday @ 6:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "camp...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
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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