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

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As you travel through the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere! Consider this is your personal invitation to hometown celebrations, wine and corn festivals, one-of-a-kind music and theater festivals, historic reenactments, world-class sporting events, concerts and outdoor exploration weekends. Don't miss signature events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Festival, Starved Rock's Flock to the Rock and NASCAR. Whether you are searching for low-key entertainment or high octane adventure, search the Calendar of Events to find exactly your speed.

 

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24 Hour Theatre Festival Black Box Blowout
Now - Mar. 18, 2017 , 7:30pm
Your mission, should you choose to accept: Report to the Studio Theatre at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 18 to be educated, entertained and enlightened by plays created in 24-hours. One day, one theme, one bag of supplies and one chance at glory....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
815-836-5250
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Now - Mar. 18, 2017 , 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This Forest Preserve District of Will County program features nature-themed crafts for participants to make and take home. The March 18 session involves making a clay fossil. The program is for ages 15 and younger. Registration is not required. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Woodcock Walk
Now - Mar. 18, 2017 , 6:30-8 p.m.
This Forest Preserve District of Will County program features the male woodcock and its extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety of the forest to attract a mate. The evening will begin with a woodc...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access, Hickory Hollow Shelter
LaPorte Road, east of Wolf Road
Mokena, IL 60448
708-946-2216
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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