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As you travel through the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear. From fishing clinics to safety courses to unique outdoor events, there is always something special going on here. Check out our calendar of outdoor events and start planning your visit to the great outdoors!

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Turtles Rock
May. 23, 2019 , 6:30PM-7:30PM
Celebrate World Turtle Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks. Along the way, discover why North America is called Turtle Island. Spend time with our live models, the Blanding's turtles that call Isle a la Cache home. When the program is done, hide your rock for someone else to find – and brighten their d...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Super Seeds
May. 25, 2019 , 11:00AM-12:30PM
Take a good look at that maple tree in your yard. Did you know it started as a seed no bigger than your thumb? In this program, learn all about seeds, where they come from, how they move, and the powerhouse stored inside. Make a traveling seed and a seed "bomb" to take home and plant. Isle a la Cache Museum is an acces...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 25, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Historic Trolley May Tours
Now - May. 26, 2019 , Saturdays & Sundays
April - May Tours: Saturday 3:00PM-4:30PM 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 Visi...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
Take a Hike & Lunch
May. 25, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in May Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describes ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
May. 26, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Memorial Day Guided Hike
May. 27, 2019 , 9:30AM-11:00AM
Hikes will take visitors to Starved Rock and French Canyon (3/4 mile round trip)...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Knights of Columbus Monthly Community Exhibit
Now - May. 31, 2019
Discover the history behind this Catholic fraternal service organization and learn about their charitable efforts throughout the World. 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
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 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 show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
National Trails Day Celebration
Jun. 1, 2019 , 9:30AM & 1:00PM
Sadie the Starved Rock Eagle and her friend Smokey the Bear will be on hand at the Starved Rock Visitor Center for meet and greets while celebrating National Trails Day. Enjoy a guided hike with the park's interpreter while learning all about our fabulous trails at the park that lead you through our 18 canyons and 7 o...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 2, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
Jun. 2, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 2, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 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 show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Little Explorers
Jun. 5, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! There will be a variety of group and free play activities. We encourage experiencing all t...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 772-1467
Concerts on the Hill Season Opening
Jun. 6, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Concert Season Opening featuring Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Joliet American Legion Band. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Bandshell
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Friday Night Sip and Stroll
Jun. 7, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:00PM
Friday Night Sip and Stroll: Pizza, beer & wine in the gardens! The garden center will be open until 7:00 p.m. Come check out the Open House specials and stroll the beautiful display gardens. The Backyard Party Guys will be serving up their wood-fired pizzas and we'll have a mini-bar selling wine and beer. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, Il 63156
815-659-3282
Jammin' at the Clock Kick-Off
Jun. 7, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Live music Fridays from June 1 to Aug. 31....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Heritage Park
Main & Monroe St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Walk the Run Bird Hike
Jun. 8, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from a naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through Rock Run Preserve, starting at Black Road Access. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Please meet at Black Road Access Shelte...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
3669 Black Road
Joliet, Il 60431
(815)722-9470
Open House & Hosta Walk
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019
This annual 3-day event offers many items with special pricing including a long list of hostas. There will also be refreshments, door prizes, and the gardens will be looking their best! We will have two free gardening workshops. We will have the Backyard Party Guys food truck here on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 2...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, Il 63156
815-659-3282
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 8, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
Jun. 9, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Concerts on the Hill - Swing Night
Jun. 13, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Swing Night featuring Just Jim - Vocalist J Chuporak, "Joseph" Musical Preview, and Del Bergeson Orchestra. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Early Bird Hike
Jun. 13, 2019 , 7:00AM-8:30AM
Whether you are just beginning or are an experienced birder, you won't want to miss this early morning bird hike. Join an experienced naturalist who will take you on a guided hike in search of summer birds. The varied habitat at Isle a la Cache preserve makes it a great place for bird-watching. The hike will follow the...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Mystery in the Mansion
Jun. 13, 2019
Begin your day of fun and adventure with lunch at The Jacob Henry Mansion, but don't plan on leaving until you have solved the Murder Mystery!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
POCO-A-POCO Summer Music Camp
Jun. 9, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019
Over 25 hours of instruction/choral technique, concerts and more. For more information, visit pocoapoco.org....More Info
Event Type: Education/History Performing Arts Ongoing
Park Presbyterian Church
Main & Monroe St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 15, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 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 show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
8156674726
Princeton Farmers Market
Jun. 15, 2019 , 8:30AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature Shopping
Downtown Princeton
Princeton, Il
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 15, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Father's Day on the I&M Canal Boat
Jun. 16, 2019
The I&M Canal Boat offers a unique experience. Travel back in time to 1848 on the replica-packet boat "The Volunteer" at Lock 14 in LaSalle. Treat Dad to a special day and enjoy your adventure on the historic I&M Canal. The period-clothed Captain and Crew tell the story of the Canal. All Fathers will receive a FREE L...More Info
Event Type: Nature Holiday - Spring/Summer
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
Jun. 16, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 16, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 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 show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Discovery Isle
Jun. 19, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Concerts on the Hill - School Sings & Swings
Jun. 20, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. School Sings & Swings featuring Joliet Township HS Alumni Choir and Joliet Junior College Jazz Band. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Happy Mornings Yoga & Hike
Jun. 20, 2019 , 9:00AM-10:30AM
Start the day off right with some self-care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. This program will take place entirely outside. There will be a 35-minute, all-levels yoga session as well a 35-minute hike along our scenic trails. The program will end with time to journal about your experience. Please bring a yoga mat...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Summer Solstice Campfire
Jun. 20, 2019 , 8:00PM-9:30PM
Celebrate the summer solstice with other adults in a beautiful preserve along the Des Plaines River. Activities may include a campfire, songs, stories, poetry and a night hike. Enjoy the magic of nighttime at this after-hours, adults-only experience. This event will take place rain or shine in an accessible picnic she...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Summer Solstice Sunrise Trek at Matthiessen Dells Area
Jun. 21, 2019 , 6:30AM-8:00AM
PRE-REGISTRATION BY JUNE 14TH. EMAIL DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov Park trails and parking lots don't open until 6:30AM unless you are hiking with the park interpreter to enjoy a peaceful summer solstice morning before the crowds set in for waterfall viewing and trail trekking. Meet at the Matthiessen Dells Area Fort...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Matthiessen State Park Dells -Fort Shelter
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 22, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
Jun. 23, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Discovery Isle
Jun. 26, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer for different natural or cultural history activities. On June 26, we will be learning all about Monarch butterflies. This is a drop-in program so stop by anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program may include hiking less than 0.5 mile on preserve trails over uneven terrain. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Concerts on the Hill - Stars & Stripes
Jun. 27, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Stars & Stripes featuring TM Martial Arts Demonstration and USAF Air National Guard Band of the Midwest. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Now - Jun. 29, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:00PM
Attend this program and view 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 ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-886-1467
Historic Trolley June Tours
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 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
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , 11:00AM & 12:30PM Saturdays and Sundays in June
Enjoy a trolley ride for a scenic, guided walk to one of our majestic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. The trolley will then take you to the Eagle I for a 1.5 hour boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Canyon...More Info
Cost: $33 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 29, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
4th of July Century Ride
Jul. 3, 2019 , 7:00AM-4:00PM
The 4th of July Century is the premier one day cycling event for Northern Illinois. We offer a variety of ride distances on some of the best roads in the area. The rest stops will be well staffed and all participants will have access to plenty of food and drink. We anticipate as many as 1,000 cyclists of all abilities...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Plainfield South High School (ride start location)
7800 W. Caton Farm Road
Plainfield, Il 60586
Discovery Isle
Jul. 3, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Streator's Fourth of July Celebration
Jun. 27, 2019 - Jul. 4, 2019
Streator's Fourth of July Celebration: Thursday, June 27 through Thursday, July 4, Northpoint Plaza and more. Features carnival, vendors, beer tent, live music, food vendors and more. For more information, visit streators4th.org. Carnival, food, vendors, music at Northpoint June 27 to June 30. Parade on June 30th. Fire...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Ongoing Holiday - Spring/Summer
Northpoint Plaza
Main & Monroe St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
July 4th Guided Hike
Jul. 4, 2019 , 9:30AM
Hike will take visitors to Starved Rock and French Canyon (3/4 mile round trip)....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Discovery Isle
Jul. 10, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Concerts on the Hill - Country Night
Jul. 11, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Country Night featuring Cloggin' Craze & Kidz Clog...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Merit Badge Workshop
Jul. 13, 2019
For more information, please visit http://jolietmuseum.org ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Discovery Isle
Jul. 17, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Concerts on the Hill - Veteran's Night
Jul. 18, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Veteran's Night featuring Dist. 86 Mentor Band, JTHS Alumni Band, and Joliet American Legion Band. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Live Hawk Show
Jul. 6, 2019 - Jul. 21, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
July 6, 7, 20 & 21 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 Ric...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Discovery Isle
Jul. 24, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Concerts on the Hill - Folk & Rock Night
Jul. 25, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Folk & Rock Night featuring Colleen Wild Band, "Footloose" JDG Musical Preview, and Root Duo: Joe Filisko & Eric Noden...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Spring Valley Municipal Friday Night Band Concerts
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:30 - 8:30pm
Limited seating available. Bring your own lawn chair. Visit www.spring-valley.il.us to find exact dates....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Downtown Spring Valley Mini Park
100 Block of East St. Paul Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
8156644221
Historic Trolley July Tours
Jul. 1, 2019 - 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
Discovery Isle
Jul. 31, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Discovery Isle
Aug. 7, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Live Hawk Show
Aug. 10, 2019 - Aug. 11, 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
Discovery Isle
Aug. 14, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Concerts on the Hill - Polka Night
Aug. 15, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Polka Night featuring Eddie Korosa Jr., & Frank Rossi and the Sounds of Sinatra....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Aug. 17, 2019 , 1:00PM-7:00PM
Join us on Saturday August 17th OR Sunday August 18th 2019 for our annual Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Morris, IL! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds....More Info
Cost: $150 Per Person (Reservation Required) Event Type: Education/History Nature
Morris, IL 60450
815-220-1848
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Aug. 17, 2019 - Aug. 18, 2019 , 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us on Saturday August 17th OR Sunday August 18th 2019 for our annual Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Morris, IL! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds....More Info
Cost: $150.00 Event Type: Nature
Morris, IL
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1848
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Aug. 18, 2019 , 1:00PM-7:00PM
Join us on Saturday August 17th OR Sunday August 18th 2019 for our annual Mazon Creek Fossil Tour in Morris, IL! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds....More Info
Cost: $150 Per Person (Reservation Required) Event Type: Education/History Nature
Morris, IL 60450
815-220-1848
Discovery Isle
Aug. 21, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Concerts on the Hill - School Daze & Beatles
Aug. 22, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. School Daze & Beatles featuring Joliet Township HS Symphonic Band and Beatles Sing-A-Long. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
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
Discovery Isle
Aug. 28, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Concerts on the Hill - Season Grand Finale
Aug. 29, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Grand Finale featuring Joliet Township HS Orchestra and Joliet American Legion Band. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Historic Trolley August Tours
Aug. 1, 2019 - 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
Labor Day Celebration
Aug. 30, 2019 - Sep. 1, 2019
Friday Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 1, City Park and downtown locations. Cruise Night and Car Show, one of the state's largest car events featuring over 500 cars. Includes annual cruise night and car show, carnival, music, food, parade and family fun....More Info
Event Type: Festivals Ongoing Holiday - Spring/Summer
Streator City Park
N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Labor Day Guided Hike
Sep. 2, 2019 , 9:30AM-11:00AM
Hikes will take visitors to Starved Rock and French Canyon (3/4 mile round trip) by Park Interpreters...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2668 East 873 Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4726
A River Thru History - The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous
Sep. 7, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Columbia Woods (Forest Preserve District of Cook County)
Intersection of Archer Avenue & Willow Springs Road
Willow Springs, Il 60480
A River Thru History - The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous
Sep. 8, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Columbia Woods (Forest Preserve District of Cook County)
Intersection of Archer Avenue & Willow Springs Road
Willow Springs, Il 60480
Monarch Mania Program
Sep. 8, 2019 , 1:30PM
Every fall thousands of Monarch butterflies migrate south to Central Mexico! Come out and learn all about these fascinating creatures and get the chance to see the process of tagging and releasing Monarchs for research. By Doug Taron of the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network and Illinois Nature Museum in Chicago....More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
1-815-667-5351
Opening Day
Sep. 16, 2019 , 10:00AM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Dollinger Family Farm
7502 E. Hansel Road
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-6766
Live Hawk Show
Sep. 7, 2019 - Sep. 22, 2019
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
Land & Water Cruise
Jun. 2, 2019 - 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
Dayton Bluffs Preserve Trail 5k/10k Run Walk
Sep. 28, 2019 , 9:00AM
Come run or walk at the 2nd Annual Dayton Bluffs Preserve Trail 5k/10k Run /Walk. This beautiful property is one to be enjoyed by all. This will be a timed Race! The 253-acre property is owned by The Conservation Foundation and has been designated as a Land & Water Reserve with the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Dayton Bluffs Preserve
2997 IL-71
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
71st Annual Grundy County Corn Festival
Sep. 25, 2019 - Sep. 29, 2019
For more information visit www.cornfestival.org ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Ongoing
Downtown Morris
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
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
Historic Trolley September Tours
Sep. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 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
Oktoberfest
Oct. 2, 2019
Welcome to "Henry Haus"! Enjoy an authentic German-style luncheon and show featuring "The Johnny Wagner Band", specializing in traditional Bavarian, Austrian, and Slovenian styles of Polka Music, including Yodeling, performances on the Swiss Alphorn (a 15 foot long horn from the mountains of Switzerland) and the Austri...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Festa Italiana
Oct. 8, 2019
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate presents "The Tenors3", a trio of classically trained tenor vocalists! Their diverse musical program, infused with a touch of comedy, encompasses Opera, Broadway, Operetta, Standards, Ethnic Favorites, Holiday Melodies, and much more!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Awesome Ottawa Tours
Oct. 12, 2019
Haunted Ottawa Tour 1.5 Miles/2 Hours Easy Exercise Ottawa's History of Suicide, Murder & Mayhem 21+ (13+ w/ Parent) $30...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Nature Holiday - Fall/Winter
Canal Toll House
1221 Columbus Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Live Hawk Show
Oct. 5, 2019 - Oct. 20, 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
Fall Colors Weekend
Oct. 19, 2019 - Oct. 20, 2019 , 9:30AM, 11:00AM & 1:00PM
Bursts of orange, yellow, rust, purple, and red will surround the Rock in autumn. Why not join a hike through the park to enjoy the fall colors through the experience and knowledge of a naturalist! Discover why leaves change their colors and more! Beautiful opportunity for photos, views from the overlooks, and the c...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Halloween Tales and Stories
Oct. 26, 2019 , 2:30PM-3:30PM
Halloween tales and stories from Central Illinois finest storyteller Bill Myers. Great program for all ages! By Storyteller Bill Myers ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Haunted Trails and Tales-Ghosts of Starved Rock's Past
Oct. 26, 2019 , 5:30PM, 5:45PM, 6:00PM, 6:15PM & 6:30PM
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY-Email DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov BY OCTOBER 19TH. Experience the trail through living interpretation as the "ghosts of Starved Rock's past" guide you to the Rock along a luminary lit trail. Tales will be told......what will you believe, see, or hear in the dark, dark, woods?! By Park Staff...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
IncredibleBats and More!
Oct. 26, 2019 , 2:30PM-3:30PM
Bats eat bugs, they don't eat people, bats eat bugs, they don't play in your hair...... Bats are our friends whether they eat insects or fruit. Find out just how important bats are to our Planet. Visit with some live and very friendly Egyptian Fruit Bats as well their non-stinky friend the skunk and friendly tarantu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
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
Mystery in the Mansion
Oct. 30, 2019
Begin your day of fun and adventure with lunch at The Jacob Henry Mansion, but don't plan on leaving until you have solved the Murder Mystery!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
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
Historic Trolley October Tours
Oct. 1, 2019 - Oct. 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
SOAR with Live Birds of Prey!
Nov. 10, 2019 , 1:30PM-2:30PM
Saving Our American Raptors also known as SOAR will lead a presentation with live birds of prey including owls, hawks, falcons, and an eagle. Discover the natural habitats, behavior, and adaptations of these fascinating animals. By Saving Our American Raptors ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Mystery in the Mansion
Nov. 13, 2019
Begin your day of fun and adventure with lunch at The Jacob Henry Mansion, but don't plan on leaving until you have solved the Murder Mystery!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Full Moon Night Hike
Nov. 15, 2019 , 5:30PM-7:00PM
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY E-MAIL DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov BY NOVEMBER 8TH. The trails at Starved Rock close at dark daily, unless you are attending a guided hike such as this one with the Park Interpreter! Enjoy the 1.5 mile trail to Lovers Leap and Eagle Cliff Overlooks along the boardwalk under the glow of the fu...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
National Take a Hike Day
Nov. 17, 2019
There are over 60,000 miles of trails in the United States, and Ottawa has some of the best to offer! Come out and celebrate National Take A Hike Day on Sunday November 17th with three free guided hikes around Ottawa, Illinois! Each hike focuses on a theme that makes Ottawa's parks unique: learn about ecology and pre...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
National Take a Hike Day
Nov. 17, 2019
There are over 60,000 miles of trails in the United States, and Ottawa has some of the best to offer! Come out and celebrate National Take A Hike Day on Sunday November 17th with three free guided hikes around Ottawa, Illinois! Each hike focuses on a theme that makes Ottawa's parks unique: learn about ecology and pre...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Winter Solstice Sunrise Hike
Nov. 21, 2019 , 7:00AM-8:30AM
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY EMAIL DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov BY DECEMBER 14th. Park trails and parking lots don't open until 6:30AM. Unless you are hiking with the park interpreter on the winter solstice. Meet at the parking lots to Kaskaskia and Ottawa Canyons along Route 71. Nothing compares to the solitude of a wint...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park-Meet at Kaskaskia/Ottawa Canyon Parking Lots off of Route 71
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
"A Victorian Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"
Nov. 13, 2019 - Nov. 26, 2019
November 13th, November 19th, November 26th. When most people think of a traditional Christmas, they usually mean a Victorian Christmas. Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America during this time and how some of the customs we observe today came to be, such as the Christmas ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
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
Historic Trolley November Tours
Nov. 2, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019 , Saturday & Sunday, 12:00PM-1:30PM & 1:30PM-3:00PM
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
"The Gathering Room" Victorian Holiday Luncheon
Dec. 4, 2019
Enjoy the ambiance & tradition of the Walnut Room in Joliet's own Gathering Room on The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate. Our 26 foot fully decorated Christmas tree, live music, and pipe organ concert in The Old Central Church after lunch is sure to set the perfect atmosphere for your new holiday tradition. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
White Christmas
Dec. 11, 2019
Join us for our annual holiday celebration inspired by the classic film White Christmas. This spectacular holiday concert will take you on a musical journey from a World War II performance for the troops, to the glamour of a Florida nightclub and finally the charm and simple beauty of a New England Town. ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Chris Kringle Market
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019 , Fridays 4 pm – 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays 11 am – 4 pm ...More Info
Event Type: Shopping Ongoing Holiday - Fall/Winter
Washington Square Park
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Historic Trolley December Tours
Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 , Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm
Historic Trolley Tour Schedule » November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park an...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
I&M Canal Clean Up
Apr. 19, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020
The Canal Corridor Association is coordinating a canal-wide cleanup on Monday, April 22nd to Sunday April 28th. All interested volunteers should contact the Canal Corridor Association at 815-220-1848 or by email at imcnha@iandmcanal.org. The Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail is 62 miles from Joliet to LaSalle and...More Info
Event Type: Nature
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1848

 


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