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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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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
Annual Star Wars Scavenger Hunt Game Day
Apr. 29, 2017 - Apr. 29, 2017 , 10:00am-5:00pm
Free Admission to the Museum - Find Miniature Paintings by local artist Bill Madia hidden though out the museums displays - Special Guest Appearances And Much More. All who enter will be given a game card with the missing paintings on it. Each painting is hand painted and only 2 inches by 4 inches in size but the detai...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Festivals Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Jammin' Family Kite Fly Festival
Apr. 29, 2017 - Apr. 29, 2017 , 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Enjoy synchronized kite dancing, 90-foot flying kites and candy falling from the sky during this Forest Preserve District of Will County spring festival. All of the kite demonstrations will be set to music. Members of the Illinois Kite Enthusiasts will host many of the activities. Pack a cooler, fly kites, enjoy nature...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Festivals Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
Test & Tune presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #3
Apr. 29, 2017 - Apr. 29, 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
Town & Country Youth Show
Apr. 29, 2017 - Apr. 29, 2017 , 9 to 4
This is a judged show of artwork entered by students of the Fox and Illinois Valley area from middle school to senior in high school. Awards are given to the top 11 artists totaling $450. This show gives young artists an opportunity to prepare and sow their work in a public venue. Winners can compete in the state sh...More Info
Cost: None Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Ottawa Art League
807 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
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
"Bell, Book & Candle" by Joliet Drama Guild
Apr. 28, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Weekend Market
Apr. 28, 2017 - Apr. 30, 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 to the community? We are seeking lo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Louis Joliet Mall
3340 Mall Loop Drive
Joliet, IL 60431
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
2017 Boat Season
Apr. 29, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017 , 10:00am-4:00pm
In 1848, Illinois was a very different place! Prairies covered much of the state, settlers used wagons and stagecoaches for transportation and to ship goods, and LaSalle, IL was bigger than Chicago! Come journey back in time aboard the "Volunteer," a 70-passenger, mule-pulled 1840's replica canal boat as it coasts g...More Info
Cost: Youth (ages 4-16) $8, Seniors (65+) $13, Adults (ages 17-64) $15, Children age 3 and under are FREE Event Type: Nature
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
La Salle, IL 61301


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