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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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Welcome to Illinois' historic I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Situated between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, the region is an outdoor recreational dream, beginning with miles of trails and waterways stretching from suburban Chicago all the way to Starved Rock State Park. Stay at four star hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, explore Route 66, shop big-names and boutiques, dine on hearty home cooking or haute cuisine, and play at the area's exciting attractions and gaming venues.

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A Beacon in the City of Light: The Art of Notre Dame in Paris
Aug. 11, 2020 , 7 PM - 8 PM
Join art historian and popular speaker Jeff Mishur for this in depth look at Notre Dame in Paris! Take a visual journey through the history of the cathedral's art and architecture, including its Gothic innovations and interior features, such as its stained glass windows. The current status of the church restoration wil...More Info
Event Type: Other
Joliet Public Library (ONLINE)
(815) 740-2660
Breakfast With the Hummingbirds Live!
Aug. 11, 2020 , 7 AM - 7:45 AM
***Please note this is an online-only event.*** Hummingbird migration is near peak at this time of year. This is a great way to experience hummingbirds right from your own home. Join us on Facebook to view the birds as they stop at our feeders at Plum Creek Nature Center. Learn interesting facts about the birds and t...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Forest Preserve District of Will County (Facebook Page)
(815) 727-8700
Forest Fitness: Biking at Hickory Creek (Zoom webinar)
Aug. 11, 2020 , 10 AM - 11 AM
***Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines limiting public gatherings, this program will be held virtually via Zoom. Registered participants will be sent the information to access the Zoom session via email. Please note that using this Facebook Event page to indicate you are going does not mean you are regi...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Forest Preserve District of Will County (Facebook Page)
IL,
15) 727-8700
Taco & Trivia Tuesdays
Aug. 11, 2020 , 7 PM - 9 PM
Play FREE trivia and win gift cards! Enjoy Chef's feature taco of the week Margaritas $6 | Buckets of Corona & Modelo $22-24 Limited Seating Capacity | Face mask required for entry Reservations required...call 630-783-6603...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge
335 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook , IL 60440
(630) 739-2377
Tuesday Lunch
Aug. 11, 2020 , 11 Am - 2 PM
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, now offered every Tuesday, from 11 am – 2 pm, and Friday, noon-2 pm. For only $20/person, you can enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Rina from John and Rina's. RESERVE YOUR SPOT Reservations are required. Please call the Tasting Ro...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
August Hill Winery
106 Mill St
Utica , IL 61373
(815) 667-5211
46th Annual Concerts on the Hill
Now - Aug. 27, 2020 , 6:30PM
HOPING FOR JULY/AUGUST CONCERTS. Please check website for up to date information. Every Thursday June through August, enjoy new acts and many returning favorites. Bring blankets and chairs for hill seating. Concessions are available – grab yourself a Billie hot dog, a cold beer and stake out your favorite ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Bicentennial Park Bandshell
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Starved Rock Walkers Club Thursdays
Now - Aug. 27, 2020 , 9:00AM
Join us on Thursdays for a weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or along the I&M Canal. Hikes last between two and three hours depending on the destination. The Walkers Club does not hike on Thanksgiving Day....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Summer Concert Series
Now - Aug. 28, 2020 , Grounds open at 6:00PM | Bands play from 6:30PM-8:00PM
ON THE LAWN OF OUR NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK GOOD TIME, GOOD MUSIC, GREAT SETTING! Our 2020 Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Concerts will begin on June 19th with Steve n" Steve. We have safety protocol rules for the concerts and have spray painted 8' circles over the concert yard with 6' between circles. CON...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion Lawn
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-933-4478
CANCELED: Ottawa Music in the Park
Now - Aug. 29, 2020 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, continues in summer 2020, kicking off in late June and continuing on Saturday nights through the end of August. Everybody's welcome! Nine musical acts transform a tranquil Washington Park into a melody-filled amphitheater. The summer's schedule includes some retro roc...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Park
301 W. Madison
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-0161
Monee Reservoir Big Fish Contest
Now - Aug. 30, 2020 , 6 am - 7 pm (Tuesdays - Sundays), closed Mondays
***Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the dates and availability of this program are subject to change based on the progress of the state's reopening plan.*** Calling all anglers! Fish Monee Reservoir for a chance to win a prize for the biggest bass, catfish and panfish by length. Bring your catch to the visitor ...More Info
Event Type: Adventure Outside Chicago
Monee Reservoir
27341 S Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60499re
Monee Reservoir Big Fish Contest
Now - Aug. 30, 2020 , 6 am - 7 pm (Tuesdays - Sundays), closed Mondays
***Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the dates and availability of this program are subject to change based on the progress of the state's reopening plan.*** Calling all anglers! Fish Monee Reservoir for a chance to win a prize for the biggest bass, catfish and panfish by length. Bring your catch to the visitor ...More Info
Event Type: Adventure Outside Chicago
Monee Reservoir
27341 S Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60499re
Monee Reservoir Big Fish Contest
Now - Aug. 30, 2020 , 6 am - 7 pm (Tuesdays - Sundays), closed Mondays
***Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the dates and availability of this program are subject to change based on the progress of the state's reopening plan.*** Calling all anglers! Fish Monee Reservoir for a chance to win a prize for the biggest bass, catfish and panfish by length. Bring your catch to the visitor ...More Info
Event Type: Adventure Outside Chicago
Monee Reservoir
27341 S Ridgeland Ave
Monee, IL 60499re
Old Joliet Prison - Self-guided Prison Tours
Now - Aug. 31, 2020 , Reservation Times from 9 am - 5 pm
Recommended for ages 10 and up Over the course of 1.5 hours, you will be able to freely walk the site on a designated path. While you will not have access to buildings, we have signs along the way for you to learn more about how life would have been. General Public: $20 Museum Members/Residents of Joliet: $15 (...More Info
Cost: See description Event Type: Other
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, IL
Historic Trolley Tours
Now - Aug. 31, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM | Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM
Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. June-Oct: M, W, F at 3pm, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm Nov & Dec: Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm $12/adu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
PureFest 2020 Submissions NOW OPEN!
Now - Sep. 6, 2020 , All Day
Seeking Christian improvisers, improv troupes, sketch teams, and drama ministries to submit to perform at PureFest 2020. If you have a Christian group that performs, we'd love to see you! If you don't have a team that can come to PureFest, we've got slots for individuals, too! Email info@PureFest.org for de...More Info
Cost: $30/teams, $10/individuals Event Type: Festivals
Cross Point Church
17530 W. Fox Hollow Dr.
Lockport, Il 60441
(304) 952-3475
Weekly Canal Market
Now - Sep. 27, 2020 , Every Sunday 10-4pm
Join the LaSalle County Historical Society each and every Sunday for our Canal Market (open air market)located on the south banks of the I&M Canal. This market features many vendors selling their handmade, homemade, vintage, homegrown wares every Sunday from June til September 10am-4pm. Vendors change from week to we...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Seasonal Guided Hikes
Now - Nov. 14, 2020 , 9:30AM
Hikes are on Saturdays only at 9:30 a.m. Hike to Starved Rock and Wildcat Canyon-2 mile roundtrip loop. Seasonal Hikes will resume third Saturday of June 2021....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2688 E 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4726

 


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