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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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Freedom: A History of US
Now - Mar. 12, 2017
This traveling exhibition from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from founding until 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a printed draft and the official...More Info
Cost: Included with daily admission Event Type: Education/History
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630-420-6010
History Speaks Lecture Series: Helen Keller – A Life Nearly Lost
Now - Mar. 12, 2017 , 4pm - 5pm
Advance tickets save $2 each Helen Keller overcame adversity through the help of Anne Sullivan, a determined young teacher would find the key to unlock Helen's prison. Through Anne's diligence and perseverance, Helen would become a world renowned speaker and advocate for the disabled. This program, originally commi...More Info
Cost: Day of Event: $10/adult, $9/youth (4–12), student and Settlement-6 members and above Event Type: Education/History
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630-420-6010
Leprechaun Zero K "Run"
Now - Mar. 12, 2017 , 12:00pm Registration Opens, 1:00pm
Walking is encouraged. Some running... tolerated. Walking is good for you... so you don't spill your drink! *Travel ALL the way from Jefferson Street to Western Avenue (alright...it's a wee shy of 2 blocks) *Are you registered? FREE lucky t-shirt & PRIZES for best wearin'o the green. Dress to impress *Plenty'o ...More Info
Cost: $25.00 before March 8, $30.00 after March 8 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other Wine Tasting
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Leprechaun Zero K "Run"
Now - Mar. 12, 2017 , 12:00pm Registration Opens, 1:00pm
Walking is encouraged. Some running... tolerated. Walking is good for you... so you don't spill your drink! *Travel ALL the way from Jefferson Street to Western Avenue (alright...it's a wee shy of 2 blocks) *Are you registered? FREE lucky t-shirt & PRIZES for best wearin'o the green. Dress to impress *Plenty'o ...More Info
Cost: $25.00 before March 8, $30.00 after March 8 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other Wine Tasting
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Living History Demonstration
Now - Mar. 12, 2017 , Noon-3 p.m.
Enjoy history up close and personal during the Forest Preserve District of Will County's "Living History Demonstration." Volunteer Isle a la Cache Brigade re-enactors portray cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers and craftsmen from the 18th century fur trade era. Registration is not required for this all-ages progra...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Maple Sugaring Spring Fever
Now - Mar. 12, 2017 , 1pm - 4pm
$12/adult, $10/senior (62+), $8/youth (4–12), Naperville residents* and members are free $13/Scout, $11/adult with Scout group Welcome warmer weather and shake off cabin fever during Naper Settlement's annual tribute to the changing of the seasons. Learn the time-honored method of collecting sap the old-fashi...More Info
Cost: Day of Event: $10/adult, $9/youth (4–12), student and Settlement-6 members and above Event Type: Education/History
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630-420-6010
Guided Winter Hikes
Now - Mar. 26, 2017 , 11:00am-2:00pm Saturday & Sunday December-March
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles from the lodge to LaSalle Canyon. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. After leaving LaSalle Canyon the hike continues to Eagles Cliff and Lover's Leap for the best view of the ma...More Info
Cost: $12.00 per person Event Type: Ongoing
Starved Rock Lodge
Routes 178 & 71
Utica, IL 61373
(815)220-7386
Bee a Beekeeper!:Introduction to Successful Beekeeping
Now - Mar. 28, 2017 , 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays
This Forest Preserve District of Will County offering will meet from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday during the six-week course. Learn how to become a successful beekeeper from advanced beekeeper Mike Rusnak. For a preview of the workshop, read "The Backyard Beekeeper" by Kim Flottum. Books may be purchased at the nature center...More Info
Cost: $40 per person Event Type: Education/History Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216
All U Can Eat Fish Fry
Now - Apr. 14, 2017
Big Fish Grille will be offering our annual All u can eat Fish Fry every Friday during lent. Friday March 3rd- April 14th. ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Big Fish Grille
27425 S. Will Road
Wilmington, IL 60481
(815) 476-9331
Complimentary Tasting
Now - May. 26, 2017 , Thursdays and Saturdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Stop by on Thursdays and Saturdays (through May 26 and beginning again Sept 6) or Tuesdays and Saturdays (May 31-August 30) for complimentary tastings from 6 pm – 9 pm every week! We offer a different theme for each tasting. Wine, beer, wine & cheese, wine & desserts are a few of the tastings we've hosted. Vi...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
Wine & Cheese by TCC
24104 W. Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-436-3499
Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market
Now - Sep. 3, 2017 , 8:00am - 12:30pm ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
Jackson St
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-0084

 





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