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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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Animal Quest
Now - Apr. 22, 2017 , 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Children of all ages with adult, no registration required Love animals? So do Jessica and Steve Reedy of Animal Quest! We'll meet and learn about ten amazing animals, which could include a coatimundi, a micro-pig, a Flemish giant rabbit, and a hedgehog....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Public Library- Black Road Branch
3395 Black Rd
Joliet, IL 60432
Earth Day Appreciation
Now - Apr. 22, 2017 , 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Plan an outing to the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Plum Creek Nature Center in honor of Earth Day. Pack a lunch, then take a hike or fly a kite atop the site's big hill. Visit the nature center and pick up a complimentary packet of milkweed seeds to plant at home; milkweed is important to the survival of m...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
River Shoreline Clean-up
Now - Apr. 22, 2017 , 9 a.m.-noon
Spend Earth Day at a clean-up event along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Channahon. Dress for the weather and for getting dirty. Waterproof footwear is highly recommended. Knee-high rubber boots or waders are ideal. The clean-up is for ages 14 and older. Registration is required by April 19. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
Channahon, IL 60410
Test & Tune presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #2
Now - Apr. 22, 2017 , 4:00pm
Race Your Ride is your chance to take on the same track that the pros do. Ever want to see what it's like to take a trip down the same quarter mile legends like John Force have conquered? Now's your chance. Race your ride is still a Test & Tune, your opportunity to safely see how fast you can race down the dragstrip...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission $15 Participant Run Card $25 Kids 12 & Younger FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
Window Farming with Nick Conrad
Now - Apr. 22, 2017 , 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Window farming is an inexpensive and easy way to grow your own food right in your window! Constructed from recycled materials, window farms are perfect for small apartments with limited space. You will make a small hydroponic planter to take home with you. Please bring a plastic bottle (12-32 oz is best)....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Now - Apr. 23, 2017 , Friday & Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2:30pm
The PLT brings to the stage one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, and the fairies that inhabit a moonlit forest. A Midsummer Night's Dream was wri...More Info
Cost: Adults $10; Seniors/Students $9; Lewis Students $2 Event Type: Performing Arts
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
Weekend Market
Now - Apr. 23, 2017 , Friday - Sunday Mall Hours
Visit Louis Joliet Mall every Friday, Saturday & Sunday as we feature local crafters and small businesses in the Joliet Area! Head over to the Sears Wing to see different craftings and services featured each weekend! __________________________________ Plus! Looking to sell or promote your special craft or product ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Louis Joliet Mall
3340 Mall Loop Drive
Joliet, IL 60431
Rialto Square Theatre Prospective Volunteer Fair
Now - Apr. 26, 2017 , 7:00pm-9:00pm
Make a Difference! Learn how you can become part of an elite group of volunteers! ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Canal Clean Up
Now - Apr. 29, 2017 , All Day
The Canal Corridor Association is coordinating a canal-wide cleanup on Saturday, April 22nd to Saturday April 29th. All interested volunteers should contact Mara Moore, Program Coordinator at the Canal Corridor Association at 815-220-1848. The Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail is 62 miles from Joliet to LaSall...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
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
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


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