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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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About Boating Safely Certification Course
Now - Mar. 25, 2017 , 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer an "About Boating Safely" certification class. This eight-hour course is for anyone who boats on local area rivers and lakes. The class is for ages 12 and older. Registration is required by March 18. ...More Info
Cost: $40 per person Event Type: Education/History Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Guitar Biz 101 with David Tilghman & More
Now - Mar. 25, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Guitar Biz 101 with David Tilghman & More
Now - Mar. 25, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
POCO-A-POCO Auditions
Now - Mar. 25, 2017
Summer Music Camp Auditions, Park Presbyterian Church, led by Streator native Kate Tombaugh and her husband, Steve Weimer. ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Other
Park Presbyterian Church
201 N Vermillion St
Streator, IL 61364
8156722055
So You Think You Can Step - High School Step Competition
Now - Mar. 25, 2017 , 3:00 pm
The women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated - Eta Chi Zeta Chapter (Joliet, Illinois), will host its annual high school step competition, So You Think You Can Step on Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m., at Naperville North High School located at 899 Mill Street in Naperville, Ill....More Info
Cost: $10.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
899 Mill Street, Joliet IL
Wau-Bun: Stories of the Early Days with Juliette Kinzie
Now - Mar. 25, 2017 , 2-3:30 p.m.
In the early 1800s, a New England girl met and married the famous fur trader John H. Kinzie. Together they shared adventures in the "great wilderness" of Illinois. Chicago actress Betsey Means portrays Mrs. Kinzie in all her passion and curiosity. The program is for ages 12 and older. Registration is required by March ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Woodcock Walk
Now - Mar. 25, 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
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
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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