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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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Spring Yard Stake Pre-Sale!
Now - Mar. 4, 2017
Come to Lock 16 March 2nd - 4th for our Spring Yard Stake Pre-Sale! Get 5% off when you purchase 2 Yard Stakes Get 10% off when you purchase 3 Yard Stakes Get 15% off when you purchase 4 Yard Stakes Get 20% off when you purchase 5 Yard Stakes...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Lock 16 Gift Shop and Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-223-1851
Boating Safety Q&A
Now - Mar. 4, 2017 , Noon-2 p.m.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County has partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to present a program on boating safety. Pick up some tips on how to stay safe and find out about the auxiliary's upcoming certification class. Registration is not required. Drop in anytime between noon and 2 p.m. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Chicago Society of Artists Presents "A Spring Exhibit" at Joliet's Gallery Seven
Now - Mar. 4, 2017 , 6-8 p.m.
The Chicago Society of Artists membership cordially invites you to visit Gallery Seven, 116 N. Chicago St., Joliet to view the contemporary legacy of the Chicago Artists Association at a spring exhibition of two-dimensional and three- dimensional art works. A complimentary opening reception for the public is scheduled...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Gallery Seven
116 N. Chicago
Joliet, IL 60432
98150 483-4310
Maple Syrup Magic
Now - Mar. 4, 2017 , 1-3 p.m.
This all-ages Forest Preserve District of Will County program explores the history and techniques involved with syrup making. Learn how it's made, then find sugar maple trees on site and try some real maple syrup. Registration is required by March 2. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216
Wonders of Water Photo Contest
Now - Mar. 11, 2017
Wonders of Water, a Forest Preserve District of Will County photo contest highlighting the beauty and importance of Will County's waterways, will run through Saturday, March 11. Participants should photograph their favorite creeks, lakes, ponds and rivers and submit the pictures to the Forest Preserve District. Con...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Nature
Forest Preserves of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
815-727-8700
Water|Ways
Now - Mar. 11, 2017 , Varies
"Water|Ways" is a traveling exhibit that examines the significance of water in the human experience from a wide variety of perspectives: historic, environmental, economic, political, artistic and more. For six weeks, the exhibit will be on display at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Four Rivers Environment...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature Ongoing
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
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
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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