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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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Lemont Farmers Market
Jun. 18, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Jun. 18, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
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
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jun. 19, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
City of Morris' Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Jun. 20, 2019 , 6:30 PM
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and relax in the cool breezes of a summer night and enjoy a great concert....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Grundy County Courthouse
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
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
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Jun. 20, 2019 , 7:00PM
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffre...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Gilmore Girls Trivia
Jun. 20, 2019 , 8:00PM
Where did Rory go to college? Who was Rory's best friend that played the drums? What is the name of Sookie's husband? Live more. Laugh more. Eat more. Talk more. Gilmore....More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Embers Tap House
933 S. State St.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-552-3031
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
Reels at the Rialto - "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Jun. 20, 2019 , 7:00 PM
Tickets available day-of or in advance at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office. No online ticket sales. June 20th - Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in s...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
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
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 21, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:30PM
Food trucks are back for their third season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we have changed the time to accommodate more people and to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. F...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Whalon Lake
1490 Royce Rd.
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 727-8700
Foreigner: The Hits on Tour
Jun. 21, 2019 , 9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
Joliet, Il 60435
Music in the Park
Jun. 21, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios Third Friday Event!
Jun. 21, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses in downtown Ottawa on the third Friday of every month. Over 20 arts and craft vendors will be set up. Watercolors, pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures and more! Support your local artists and businesses by stopping out and ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-293-7099
Summer Concert Series - Al and Jeannie Brown
Jun. 21, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
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
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jun. 21, 2019 , 7:00PM (Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Al and Jeannie Brown. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jun. 21, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. This years dates are June 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
Third Friday
Jun. 21, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses in downtown Ottawa on the third Friday of every month. Over 20 arts and craft vendors will be set up. Watercolors, pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures and more! Support your local artists and businesses by stopping out and ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Artisan's on the Water
Jun. 22, 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
Brewery Tour
Jun. 22, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Cole Swindell
Jun. 22, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
Joliet, Il 60435
Discovery of Chicago Bus Tour
Jun. 22, 2019 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
Enhance your knowledge of Chicago, and the I&M Canal's, origins on the "Discovery of Chicago" bus tour. Join us for a historic tour of early Chicago presented by Friends of the Chicago Portage and The Canal Corridor Association. Veteran Portage tour guides Gary Mechanic and Jeff Carter will take you on a 4-hour tour th...More Info
Cost: $45.00 Event Type: Education/History
Portage Woods Forest Preserve
4800 S. Harlem Ave.
Lyons, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Historical Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 22, 2019
Enjoy an evening exploring downtown Ottawa following clues on a photo scavenger hunt!...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Live Music - We Killed the Lion with Black Road
Jun. 22, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jun. 22, 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
Seneca Venetian Night
Jun. 22, 2019
Pre-celebration for Shipyard Days. Venetian night and fireworks....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Seneca
Seneca, Il
Summer Musical by the Park
Jun. 21, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 7:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM
Summer musical by the Park, stay tuned for more details. Or visit their website. June 14-16 & June 21-23...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Taste of Joliet
Jun. 21, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019
Be a part of the fun in 2019! With 25 food vendors, carnival, kids zone, and headline entertainment, the Taste of Joliet is the highlight of the summer. We set a new attendance record in 2018 and we're working hard to make 2019 even bigger!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St
Joliet, Il 60435
(815) 741-7275
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
Arts and Crafts Show
Jun. 23, 2019 , 8:00am - 3:00pm
Come out to the Arts & Crafts Show at Montana Charlie's Little America Flea Market in Bolingbrook! New vendors are always welcome. ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Montana Charlies Flea Market
255 S. Joliet Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 523-2375
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
Radium Girls of Ottawa
Jun. 23, 2019 , 1:30PM
THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LASALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Discussion of the History and impact of the women that worked at the Luminous Dial Company in Ottawa. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Lemont Farmers Market
Jun. 25, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Jun. 25, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Nashville Connections Tribute
Jun. 24, 2019 - Jun. 26, 2019 , 11:30AM
Country music at its finest! Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo, perform a high-energy show with classic country music roots! Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell's lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music's Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
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
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jun. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
Race Fan Rally
Jun. 26, 2019 , 5:00PM-10:00PM
Race Fan Rally is a FREE, annual, single-day NASCAR & ARCA fan fest held on the Wednesday before the Monster Energy Cup races at Chicagoland Speedway. Race Fan Rally is held in Downtown Joliet, in the event space across from the Rialto Square Theatre. Race Fan Rally features live music SEMPLE and Strung Out, driver ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
Joliet, Il
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
Friends Trivia Night
Jun. 27, 2019 , 8:00PM
How you doin? We were on a break! Oh. My. God. Grab your friends and join us for a night of trivia about the TV show Friends! Bonus points for best team names!...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Embers Tap House
933 S. State St.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-552-3031
Sunset Soiree
Jun. 27, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Jun. 27, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
JJC Student Art Show
Now - Jun. 28, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College - Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Students Create
Now - Jun. 28, 2019 , 8:00AM-8:00PM
The galleries are open to the public to see the Joliet Junior College Juried Student Exhibition. The J1004 Gallery Hours are: April 29-May 12, Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM May 15-June 28, Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-8:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Laura A. Sprague Art Galley
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tours
Now - Jun. 28, 2019 , 6:00PM
Haunted Prison Tour every Friday in June. Visit https://www.jolietprison.org for more information....More Info
Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
David Feherty Live Off Tour!
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:30PM
In 2014, David decided to take his act on the road and travel across North America for his new live show Feherty – Live Off Tour. His cutting edge style is full of great stories from behind the scenes, a show you don't want to miss....More Info
Cost: $52.50 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Story Telling
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 28, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:30PM
Food trucks are back for their third season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we have changed the time to accommodate more people and to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. F...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Messenger Marsh
16321 S. Bell Road
Homer Glen, Il 60491
(815) 727-8700
Music in the Park
Jun. 28, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Summer Concert Series - Henry Torpedo Boys
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:00PM (Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Henry Torpedo Boys. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summerfest & Fireworks
Jun. 28, 2019 , 5:00PM-11:00PM
Summer fest featuring carnival, music, kids water fights (Sat. only, bags tournament, basketball tournament, food and beer garden. Fireworks at Dusk at Hall H.S. Football Stadium on Saturday, the 29th. 50/50 Raffle to benefit the Spring Valley Park Board and Fire Department. Details on Facebook, City of Spring Valley, ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Kirby Park
215 N. Greenwood Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-303-4327
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. This years dates are June 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
The Pontiac Municpal Band
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:00PM-8:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, Il
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
Seneca Shipyard Days
Jun. 26, 2019 - Jun. 29, 2019
Celebrating Seneca's Rich History and Role in WWII as Home to the "Prairie Shipyard". Opening Night Welcomeburger. Carnival Midway. Historical Displays and Tours. Beer garden. The best food and vendor court in the area. Free Live Entertainment. Free Kids' Activities and more!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Seneca
Seneca, Il
Artisans on the Water
Jun. 29, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-5000
Joliet PrideFest
Jun. 29, 2019 , Noon-4:00PM
CONTACT INFORMATION: Will County NOW LEF Laura Welch (630) 624-4402 Lwelch1524@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL GROUPS TO BRING PRIDE TO DOWNTOWN JOLIET The Will County National Organization for Women Legal and Education Fund (LEF), Community Alliance and Action Network Midwest (CAAN ) and Maneuv...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
1524 Black Walnut Court
Naperville, Il 60565
(630) 624-4402
M&R Rush Concert
Jun. 29, 2019 , 7:00PM
For more information, please visit www. jolietmuseum.org ...More Info
Cost: $10 Museum Members | $12 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Music in the Park - She's a Maybe
Jun. 29, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jun. 29, 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
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jun. 29, 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
Summerfest & Fireworks
Jun. 29, 2019 , 11:00AM-11:00PM
Summer fest featuring carnival, music, kids water fights (Sat. only, bags tournament, basketball tournament, food and beer garden. Fireworks at Dusk at Hall H.S. Football Stadium on Saturday, the 29th. 50/50 Raffle to benefit the Spring Valley Park Board and Fire Department. Details on Facebook, City of Spring Valley, ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Kirby Park
215 N. Greenwood Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-303-4327
Pre-Race Concert with Country Music Star Lee Brice to perform at the Camping World 400
Now - Jun. 30, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet
500 Speedway Blvd,
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Pre-Race Concert with Country Music Star Lee Brice to perform at the Camping World 400
Now - Jun. 30, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet
500 Speedway Blvd,
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Historic Trolley June Tours
Now - 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
Knights of Columbus Monthly Community Exhibit
Now - Jun. 30, 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://www.jolietmuseum.org...More Info
Event Type: Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
(815)723-5201
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Now - 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
Old Joliet Prison June Tours
Now - Jun. 30, 2019 , Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! June Dates are Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Haunted Tour 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 &...More Info
Cost: $15-$20 Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Ultimate Summer NASCAR Festival Weekend
Jun. 27, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , All day
The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series slide into Chicagoland Speedway for the Camping World 400 on June 30, 2019. Last year's race culminated with one of the greatest finishes in NASCAR history. The world's greatest stock car drivers. The world's greatest fans. ...More Info
Cost: Tickets start as low as $135 for all 4 days! Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
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
Lemont Farmers Market
Jul. 2, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Taco Tuesdays
Jul. 2, 2019 , 2 - 2:30 p.m.
What is yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? Taco the turtle, of course! Join us as we celebrate Taco Tuesdays in July. Our version of Taco Tuesdays will be an up-close chance to meet Taco, our ambassador Blanding's turtle. A naturalist will have Taco out of the exhibit tank for closer viewing. Learn the story ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Trivia Night
Jul. 2, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
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
4th of July Fireworks Display
Jul. 3, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Water St.
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
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
Discovery Isle: Scales!
Jul. 3, 2019 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday this summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This week check out all of the animal scales in Will County, from butterflies to reptiles to fish! This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program may include hiking less than 0.5 mile on preserve ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Independence Celebration & Fireworks Show
Jul. 3, 2019 , 6:00PM-10:00PM
Celebrate the 4th of July with food & brews, live music and FIREWORKS at 9:30PM....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jul. 3, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
Liberty 5K Run/Walk
Jul. 3, 2019 , 7:30 PM
For more information visit www.liberty5k.com ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
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
Streator 4th of July Celebration
Jun. 29, 2019 - Jul. 4, 2019 , 5:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Streator
Streator, Il
4th of July Bowling
Jul. 4, 2019 , 12:00PM-7:00PM
Star Spangled Specials! Bowl 4 games for $4 on the 4th or bring a foursome to mini golf and the 4th golfer is free....More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-2026
4th of July Fireworks
Jul. 4, 2019
One of central Illinois LARGEST and most SPECTACULAR light shows! Our unique venue offers viewing from the high school bleachers all the way to the bluffs along the Illinois & Fox Rivers either on shore or in your boat....More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Ottawa Township High School
211 East Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
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
Food Truck Friday
Jul. 5, 2019 , 5-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site with preserve information and items for checkout – bags, binoculars and field guides – to ge...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature Dining
Hammel Woods - Route 59 Access
554 Brookforest Rd
Shorewood, Il 60404
(815) 727-8700
Fourth of July Outdoor BBQ
Jul. 5, 2019 , 2:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate America's Independence by savoring in all of your BBQ selections! Relax at our Bear Island Outdoor Bar surrounded by the serene outdoor views & our patriotic cocktail selections!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, Il 61373
(866) 399-3866
Lemont Legends Cruise Night
Jul. 5, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Music in the Park
Jul. 5, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Night Market
Jul. 5, 2019 , 5:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jul. 5, 2019 , 7:00PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. The remaining dates are July 5, 12, 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
Utica Fireworks Celebration
Jul. 5, 2019 , 5:00PM-Dusk
Join us for our fireworks celebration!! Fireworks start at dusk!! Bring the family out earlier for tons of fun including: Food and Drink (while supplies last) Face Painting Bounce Slides and Obstacle Courses And MORE!!...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4111
Fourth of July Outdoor BBQ
Jul. 6, 2019 , 2:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate America's Independence by savoring in all of your BBQ selections! Relax at our Bear Island Outdoor Bar surrounded by the serene outdoor views & our patriotic cocktail selections!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, Il 61373
(866) 399-3866
Music in the Park
Jul. 6, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jul. 6, 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
Pluto Fest
Jul. 6, 2019 , 10AM-4PM
Fifth annual festival feature homebrew tastings hosted by ALES Club, crafters, vendors, children's activities, food vendors, music and entertainment begins at noon. For more information, visit streator.org....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
N. Park St.
Streator, Il 61364
8156722055
A Fox River Testimony
Now - Jul. 7, 2019
The Conservation Foundation Fox River Initiative, is pleased to exhibit the paintings of plein air and studio artist Joel Sheesley. The exhibit features 73 landscapes painted over a two year period in all seasons. The work depicts the Fox River from West Dundee to Ottawa, where the Fox River joins the Illinois River. ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Jeremiah Joe Coffee Building
807 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Brewery Tour
Jul. 7, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Living History Demonstrations
Jul. 7, 2019 , Noon - 3 p.m.
Experience local history up close and personal. You may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. July's program has a special focus on birch bark canoes. See a real birch bark canoe up close. Learn how they were made and used during the 18th century. Depending on the weather, th...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Woodsmoke Ranch Car Show
Jul. 7, 2019 , 9:00AM-3:00PM
car show...More Info
Cost: $10.00 entry fee Event Type: Other
Woodsmoke Ranch
2795 E 28th Rd.
Seneca, IL 61360
815-357-6420
Fun Days
Jul. 8, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Marseilles, Il
2019 At Last - Mary Pfeifer
Jul. 8, 2019 - Jul. 9, 2019 , 8:00PM - 11:00PM
July 8 & 9 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Sing along to top female pop, rock and soul hits of the 50's, 60's, 70's and more! From Etta James to Whitney Houston, Mary Pfeifer takes you through the decades with interesting trivia and tunes you'll remember. Mary has often been asked if she sings more than Patsy C...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
Lemont Farmers Market
Jul. 9, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM
Lemont Farmers Market - - - "Tuesdays on Talcott" will run every Tuesday, starting the second Tuesday in June - June 11 through October 29, 2019, 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Talcott municipal lot, corner of Stephen Street & Talcott Street. ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Talcott municipal lot, corner of Stephen Street & Talcott Street
Lemont, Il
Taco Tuesdays
Jul. 9, 2019 , 2 - 2:30 p.m.
What is yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? Taco the turtle, of course! Join us as we celebrate Taco Tuesdays in July. Our version of Taco Tuesdays will be an up-close chance to meet Taco, our ambassador Blanding's turtle. A naturalist will have Taco out of the exhibit tank for closer viewing. Learn the story ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Trivia Night
Jul. 9, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
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
Discovery Isle: Dip Netting!
Jul. 10, 2019 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday this summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This week check out what's living in the lagoon. We will use dip nets and scopes to get an up-close look at the creatures that live in the water. Wear clothing and shoes that can get dirty. This is a drop-in program; come any time...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jul. 10, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, IL 60439-3675
630-257-5997
Little Explorers
Jul. 10, 2019 , 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! A variety of group and free play activities will be available. We encourage experiencing all...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Little Explorers
Jul. 10, 2019 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every month with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! A variety of group and free play activities will be available. We encourage experiencing all...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Wine & Knitting Class
Jul. 10, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Join us in the tasting room for wine and knitting! August Hill's Dave and Mike will lead the class; this is going to be fun! Enjoy a Glass of Wine Participants will receive a glass of wine to enjoy (your choice - August Hill or ISC wine) Reserve your Spot Now Cost is $20 per person. There are only 20 spots ava...More Info
Cost: $20 per person Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.
106 Mill Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-5211
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
Dylan Schneider and Austin Burke
Jul. 11, 2019 , 6:00PM-12:00AM
This concert will be performed in the Grandstand of the Fairgrounds. *VIP Tickets: $25 -Front of the Stage, VIP-Only Bathrooms, VIP-Only Bar *Box Seats: $20 -Please Call the Fair Office at (309) 364-2814 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Marshall Putnam Fair Grounds
915 University Avenue
Henry, Il
River Paddle (Advanced)
Jul. 11, 2019 , 9 a.m. - noon
This kayak program explores the Des Plaines River. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from water level. Join certified instructors as we kayak upriver for up to 3 miles, then turn around for an invigorating paddle back to Isle a la Cache. All equipment is provided including kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Please w...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Trivia Night
Jul. 11, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
An Evening with Kristina Kuzmic: The Hope and Humor Tour
Jul. 12, 2019 , 8:00PM
An Evening with Kristina Kuzmic will consist of everything you could possibly want to experience at a "night out" show: inspiration, interaction, and comedy. ...More Info
Cost: $33.25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Lemont Legends Cruise Night
Jul. 12, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Music in the Park
Jul. 12, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jul. 12, 2019 , 7:00PM (Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Steve N' Steve. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jul. 12, 2019 , 7:00PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. The remaining dates are July 12, 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
3 French Hens French Country Market
Jul. 13, 2019 , 8:00AM-2:00PM
Antiques, Artisans, Hand Crafted Items, Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Flowers...More Info
Event Type: Other
3 French Hens Country Market
123 W. Illinois Avenue
Morris, Il 60540
3 French Hens French Country Market
Jul. 13, 2019 , 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more!...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Canal Port
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Birding by Boat (Intermediate)
Jul. 13, 2019 , 8 - 10 a.m.
Enjoy flat water kayaking through the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery as we listen and look for birds. Travel with naturalists experienced with boating and birding. Glide through this natural wonder and take a quest to learn about our feathered friends. Previous kayaking experience is required. All equipment is ...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Nature
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
Black Velvet
Jul. 13, 2019 , 4:30PM-7:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.
106 Mill Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-5211
Boating Safety & Inspection
Jul. 13, 2019 , 8 a.m. - noon
Visit with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and get a free boat safety inspection that ensures you are compliant with Illinois Department of Natural Resources' safety regulations. After the inspection, you will receive a 2019 decal to put on your boat signifying that you have successfully passed inspection by the U.S. Co...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
Burndown at Sundown
Jul. 13, 2019 , All day
Gear up for Route 66 Raceway's Most Explosive Event! Over FIVE HUNDRED race cars, 250-mph dragsters and funny cars, jet cars and wheelstanders on the track. Off the track, we heat it all up, too! Outside the grandstands, the pits are open to the public, where you can see all the cars up-close and personal. In...More Info
Cost: Advance tickets are $18 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60432
815-722-5500
Great Moments in Vinyl Concert
Jul. 13, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Great Moments in Vinyl Concert
Jul. 13, 2019 , 7:00PM
For more information, please visit www.jolietmuseum.org...More Info
Cost: $10 Museum Members | $12 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
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
Morris Cruise Night
Jul. 13, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
For more information, visit http://morriscruisenight.com ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Music in the Park
Jul. 13, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jul. 13, 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
Paddle Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Jul. 13, 2019 , 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paddle around the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bott...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
The Boat Drunks
Jul. 13, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM
Outdoor Concert featuring "The Boat Drunks". Music, food & Beer Garden. July 13, 2019. Downtown Mini-Park, 100 Block of East St. Paul Street, Spring Valley, IL. Limited seating. Portable chairs recommended....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Mini Park
215 N. Greenwood Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-303-4327
UFPD Ice Cream Social
Jul. 13, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4111
Yoga on the Isle
Jul. 13, 2019 , 9-10 a.m.
Breathe in deeply and stretch your worries away with open air yoga at Isle a la Cache Museum. Summer mornings are pretty special at the Island. Share your practice with chirping birds, summer breezes and a view of the river. This program is open to all experience levels. Remember to bring your own mat or towel and a wa...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
98th Annual Marshall-Putnam Fair
Jul. 10, 2019 - Jul. 14, 2019
Marshall-Putnam Jurassic-A-Fair, July 10-14, 2019, 98 Years of Progress with a Tradition of Excellence. Looking forward to seeing everyone there....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Rt29
Henry, Il 61537
LaSalle County 4-H Show & Junior Fair
Jul. 10, 2019 - Jul. 14, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
LaSalle County 4-H Fair Grounds
1548 4H Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Vermillion Players - Willy Wonka, Jr.
Jul. 10, 2019 - Jul. 14, 2019
The Vermillion Players, Pontiac's local community theatre, is once again offering three theatrical performances in the historic Chautauqua Park Pavilion. This year's offerings are; Guys and Dolls (June 13-16), Willy Wonka, Jr. (July 10-14) and The Vermillion Epic (August 8-11). More information will be available at htt...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Chatauqua Park Pavilion
Marseilles Fun Days & Carnival
Jul. 11, 2019 - Jul. 14, 2019
Marseilles Fun Days & Carnival ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Marseilles, IL
815-795-2414
2nd Anniversary Weekend
Jul. 12, 2019 - Jul. 14, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
Market on Main Street
Jul. 12, 2019 - Jul. 14, 2019 , Friday, Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-2:00PM
Crafters displaying their crafts Saturday, biscuis & gravy for sale, 8am to gone. crafters, Junk in the Trunk Part of Marseilles Fun Days...More Info
Cost: free to attend, other than cost of purchase of items Event Type: Shopping
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce
135 Washington Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
815-795-2414
Mardi Gras in July
Jul. 13, 2019 - Jul. 14, 2019 , 11:00AM-9:00PM
Live music, fun and beads, beads, beads!!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Cajun Connection
897 E. US Highway 6
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-9855
Altered Connections
Jul. 15, 2019 , 5:30PM-7:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Bring Your Own Boat: Touring Lake Chaminwood (Intermediate)
Jul. 16, 2019 , 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Bring your own kayak or canoe and personal flotation device (PFD) for a fun evening tour of Lake Chaminwood Preserve with a Naturalist. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. Previous kayaking experience is required. All participants must wear ...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
Shepley Road west of I-55
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Lemont Farmers Market
Jul. 16, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Taco Tuesdays
Jul. 16, 2019 , 2 - 2:30 p.m.
What is yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? Taco the turtle, of course! Join us as we celebrate Taco Tuesdays in July. Our version of Taco Tuesdays will be an up-close chance to meet Taco, our ambassador Blanding's turtle. A naturalist will have Taco out of the exhibit tank for closer viewing. Learn the story ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Trivia Night
Jul. 16, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
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
Discovery Isle: Nature Journals!
Jul. 17, 2019 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday this summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This week make your own nature journal to take home! Put your art on the outside and your thoughts on the inside. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program may include hiking less than 0.5 mile...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jul. 17, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
City of Morris' Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Jul. 18, 2019 , 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and relax in the cool breezes of a summer night and enjoy a great concert....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E Washington St.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
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
Field of Dreams
Jul. 18, 2019 , 7:00PM
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come....More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Reels at the Rialto - "Field of Dreams"
Jul. 18, 2019 , 7:00 PM
Tickets available day-of or in advance at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office. No online ticket sales. July 18th - "Field of Dreams" An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come....More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Sunset Soiree
Jul. 18, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Food Truck Friday
Jul. 19, 2019 , 5-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site with preserve information and items for checkout – bags, binoculars and field guides – to ge...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Whalon Lake
1480 Royce Rd
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 727-8700
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday
Jul. 19, 2019 , 11:30PM-4:00PM
Stick around for the Ice Cream Social from 1:30 – 4:00!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E. Washington St.
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Kayak Kollege: Lake Chaminwood
Jul. 19, 2019 , 5-7:30 p.m.
This beginner's workshop, led by certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction and safety are covered on shore and then participants will head to the water to try out some new skills. All equipment is provided, including life jackets. No previous experience is required. T...More Info
Cost: $50/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
Shepley Road west of I-55
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Lemont Legends Cruise Night
Jul. 19, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Liberty Arts Festival
Jul. 19, 2019 , 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art, music, theater, dance and activities for children and adults alike! Friday Schedule: 11:00am – 3:00pm – "Creator's Village" – Courthouse Lawn – Pick up your Creators Village Passport in the "Greeting Booth" and let your adventure begin! Kids of all ages can express their creativity with a ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Festivals
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Music in the Park
Jul. 19, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Music in the Park - Steve Sharps Band
Jul. 19, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Nature Meditation
Jul. 19, 2019 , 6:30 - 8 a.m.
Start your day off with nature meditation. The benefits of being immersed in nature are numerous. This mindfulness program is designed to give a unique experience in nature. Participate in a Solo Sit which will enable you to focus on the present moment. Experience this special opportunity as you spend time with nature ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios Third Friday Event!
Jul. 19, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses in downtown Ottawa on the third Friday of every month. Over 20 arts and craft vendors will be set up. Watercolors, pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures and more! Support your local artists and businesses by stopping out and ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-293-7099
Paddle Lake Chaminwood (Intermediate)
Jul. 19, 2019 , 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Get out for a relaxing paddle on beautiful Lake Chaminwood. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bo...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Lake Chaminwood Preserve
Shepley Road west of I-55
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Summer Concert Series - Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers
Jul. 19, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jul. 19, 2019 , 7:00PM (Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jul. 19, 2019 , 7:00PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. The remaining dates are July 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
Third Friday
Jul. 19, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses in downtown Ottawa on the third Friday of every month. Over 20 arts and craft vendors will be set up. Watercolors, pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures and more! Support your local artists and businesses by stopping out and ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts/Crafts Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Third Friday Event
Jul. 19, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
We welcome artists, craftspeople, and makers to share and sell their work with the community!...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
15th Annual Marseilles Firefighter's Car Show on Main Street
Jul. 20, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
555 Commerical Street
Marseilles, IL
815-795-2414
Artisan's on the Water
Jul. 20, 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
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Jul. 20, 2019 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for "Busy Beavers Craft Club." Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home. Drop by whenever you like between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to construct your own crafty creations! In July, whip up some wonderful wildflowers out of cut geomet...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Liberty Arts Festival
Jul. 20, 2019 , 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Art, music, theater, dance and activities for children and adults alike! Saturday Schedule: 10:00am – 4:00pm – Art Walk – Washington Street one block east and west of Liberty, and Liberty north of Washington Street – Visit the Fine Art Walk and separate Maker's Market. The Fine Art Walk is juri...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Festivals
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Music in the Park
Jul. 20, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jul. 20, 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
Paddle Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Jul. 20, 2019 , 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Paddle around the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bott...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
Paddle Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Jul. 20, 2019 , 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Paddle around the islands and inlets of Rock Run Rookery. We provide all of the necessary equipment and materials required for you to independently explore this natural area and practice your paddling skills. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bott...More Info
Cost: $20/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
Riverview Farmstead Tour
Jul. 20, 2019 , 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 10 and older. Registration required by Thursday, July 18: 815.886.1467. Two hundred years ago, prairie grasses dominated northern Will County. Discover three generations of the Clow family and their successful efforts to grow "Riverview" from its first house into a 200-acre commercial farm. A naturalist will s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Riverview Farmstead Preserve
5220 Book Road
Naperville, Il 60564
(815) 886-1467
Shrine Music Fest
Jul. 20, 2019 , 4:00PM-8:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Morris
Morris, Il
Z Tour Bike Ride
Jul. 20, 2019 , 6:00AM-4:00PM
The Z Tour Bike Ride provides you a chance to enjoy some of the best bike roads that northwest Illinois has to offer. The routes will feature loops that incorporate hills, rolling terrain, beautiful views of Bureau Creek with minimal traffic, beginning and ending at Princeton's beautiful Zearing Park. Well-marked b...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Princeton, Illinois
633 Masonic Drive
Princeton, IL 61356
815-875-2335
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
Plainfield Fest
Jul. 19, 2019 - Jul. 21, 2019 , Friday 5:00PM-12:00AM | Saturday 11:00AM-12:00AM | Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM
Enjoy live entertainment, great food, & fun in downtown Plainfield, IL. Local vendors & crafters will be located downtown Plainfield and we have a new location for the carnival at Plainfield High School! Don't forget to stop by the beer tent, petting zoo & enjoy all our downtown shops and restaurants have to offer!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Plainfield
Plainfield, Il
In the Making - A Collaboration of Art & Music
Jul. 21, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Downtown Joliet
Joliet, Il
Co-Op Park Party Celebration
Jul. 23, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Come enjoy a fun night out in the park with family and friends. There will be music, inflatables, face painting and more for all to enjoy....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Sunset Park, 729 Murphy Dr., Romeoville
1811 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-838-1183
Lemont Farmers Market
Jul. 23, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Taco Tuesdays
Jul. 23, 2019 , 2 - 2:30 p.m.
What is yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? Taco the turtle, of course! Join us as we celebrate Taco Tuesdays in July. Our version of Taco Tuesdays will be an up-close chance to meet Taco, our ambassador Blanding's turtle. A naturalist will have Taco out of the exhibit tank for closer viewing. Learn the story ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Trivia Night
Jul. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Caterpillar Hike
Jul. 24, 2019 , 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Are you mesmerized by cute caterpillars and beautiful butterflies? Do the life cycles of these incredible insects fascinate you? During this family-friendly program, we will take a close-up look at caterpillars and their behaviors and then venture out in search of local caterpillars. The hike will be approximately 1 mi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
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
Discovery Isle: Arrows!
Jul. 24, 2019 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday this summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This week investigate the museum's native arrow collection. Then, try your hand at pressure flaking while making your own arrow out of soap. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program may includ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jul. 24, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
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
Happy Mornings Yoga & Hike
Jul. 25, 2019 , 9-10:30 a.m.
Start the day off right with some self care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. This program will take place entirely outside. A 30-40 minute, all-levels yoga session will be included as well as a 30-40 minute hike along scenic trails. The program will end with time to journal about your experience. Please bring a ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival
Jul. 25, 2019 , 6:00PM-10:00PM
Doors open at 6pm. Food and drink available for purchase. Bar will be open for adult beverages. Movies begin at 6:30PM...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Story Telling
Roxy Theater
1017 S State St
Lockport, Il 60441
Sunset Soiree
Jul. 25, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Jul. 25, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
Spring Valley Municipal Friday Night Band Concerts
Now - 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
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tours
Jul. 5, 2019 - Jul. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM
Haunted Tours every Friday night in July at 6:00PM! Visit https://www.jolietmuseum.org for more information....More Info
Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Bring Your Own Boat: Touring Rock Run Rookery (Intermediate)
Jul. 26, 2019 , 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Bring your own kayak or canoe and a personal flotation device (PFD) for a fun evening tour of Rock Run Rookery Preserve. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. Previous kayaking experience is required. All participants must wear a PFD. The natu...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Rock Run Rookery Preserve
23065 S Youngs Road
Joliet, Il 60436
(815) 722-9470
Lemont Legends Cruise Night
Jul. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Music in the Park
Jul. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
River Ramble
Jul. 26, 2019 , 9-10 a.m.
Explore the wonders of Isle a la Cache preserve on this guided nature hike. Learn which plants and animals call this island home. Explore the shores of the Des Plaines River while learning the history of the island from the 1750s to today. This program includes hiking less than 1 mile on preserve trails over uneven ter...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Summer Concert Series - Cody Calkins
Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM(Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Cody Calkins. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. The remaining dates are July 5, 12, 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
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
Music in the Park
Jul. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
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
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
Jul. 2, 2019 - 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
Lemont Farmers Market
Jul. 30, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Taco Tuesdays
Jul. 30, 2019 , 2 - 2:30 p.m.
What is yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? Taco the turtle, of course! Join us as we celebrate Taco Tuesdays in July. Our version of Taco Tuesdays will be an up-close chance to meet Taco, our ambassador Blanding's turtle. A naturalist will have Taco out of the exhibit tank for closer viewing. Learn the story ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
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: Birds!
Jul. 31, 2019 , 1-3 p.m.
Join us every Wednesday this summer for different natural or cultural history activities. This week explore the world of birds. Learn about birds of Illinois, try your hand at building a giant bird's nest and make a bird craft to take home. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jul. 31, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
Reptiles of the Dunes
Jul. 31, 2019 , 6 - 7 p.m.
Lizards? ... in Illinois? No way! ... Yes way! Explore the home of the six-lined racerunner, learn about some cool reptiles, and understand why they have chosen this nature preserve as their home. This family-friendly hike will be approximately 0.5 mile over uneven natural terrain. Please wear long pants and bug repell...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve
24229 W Rt. 113
Braidwood, Il 60408
(815) 722-9470
Welcomeburger
Jul. 31, 2019 , 5:00 PM
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their 54th Annual Welcomeburger in Washington Square Park! This is the kick-off for the Riverfest! Everyone is welcome! Enjoy food, drink, and LIVE music! The fee includes a picnic buffet, with drinks and admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ottawa Chamber ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Washington Square Park
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-0084
City of Morris' Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Aug. 1, 2019 , 6:30PM
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and relax in the cool breezes of a summer night and enjoy a great concert....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E. Washington St.
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Concerts on the Hill - Dog Night
Aug. 1, 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. Dog Night featuring Wild Upside and Selectones. Bring Fido for Dog Night! All dogs must have current rabies tag and be o...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Follow a Bee
Aug. 1, 2019 , 9:30 - 11 a.m.
In this fun, family program, discover some of the amazing pollinators that help our prairies. Participate in amusing activities, including learning the waggle dance. Become citizen scientists and track the busy bees' activity. Please dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring bug repellent and a water bott...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
RomeoFest
Aug. 1, 2019
RomeoFest is a 4-day long celebration of the Romeoville community with music, food, family entertainment, carnival, car show, bingo, and much more! Thursday, August 1 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 The Village of Romeoville fills every day with non-stop free entertainment for all ages to enjoy. The event is located at Deer C...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Deer Crossing Park and Village Park
1050 W. Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, Il
Sunset Soiree
Aug. 1, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Riverfest
Aug. 1, 2019 - Aug. 4, 2019
Ottawa's annual, and LaSalle County's largest festival, Riverfest, celebrates summer with a bang! Events include carnival rides, art shows, craft and flea market, kids activities, music demonstrations, parade, and the Taste of Ottawa! At Riverfest, you're sure to find something for everyone!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Ottawa Visitors Center
Along the Illinois River
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Ottawa Music in the Park
Jul. 6, 2019 - 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
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
Old Joliet Prison August Tours
Aug. 1, 2019 - 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
Jun. 27, 2019 - 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
Jul. 11, 2019 - 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

 


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