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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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Dinner & A Little History: Illinois Memoirs: Our Story, Your Opportunity
Apr. 27, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2017 , 5:30pm Cocktails, 6:00pm Dinner
Illinois's monumental literary heritage is particularly rich in autobiographies and memoirs, including the first noted autobiography from the Midwest, Chief Black Hawk's, the most famous memoir associated with the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant's, and one of the most celebrated autobiographies by an American woman, Jane A...More Info
Cost: $24 (CCA members) or $29 (non-members) or just the lecture for is free. Event Type: Education/History Dining
Lock 16 Cafe
754 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301
Introduction to Photoshop 1 & 2
Apr. 27, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2017 , 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Adults, registration required, patron should be familiar with basic computer use Discover the power of Photoshop in this two part, hands-on class! Learn the fundamentals of this exciting program so you can start creating a wide variety of projects! Class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of the same week....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Safe Browsing Workshop
Apr. 27, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2017 , 11:00am-2:00pm
Discover the benefits of safe browsing on the Internet. We will talk about what is available in regards to FREE software that protects you from viruses, malware, spyware, adware and more. You will become familiar with terms and steps to protect yourself and your computer. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
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
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Apr. 27, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 , Thursday & Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 4:00pm & 8:00pm; 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
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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