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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
815-220-1848
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
815-740-2660
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
815-740-2660
Engle Lane presents "Birthday Party"
Apr. 28, 2017 - Apr. 28, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Knights of Columbus
806 Oakley Ave
Streator, IL 61364
8156722055
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
815-220-1848
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
815-723-5201
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
708-946-2216
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
815-722-5500
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
815-223-0714
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
815-836-5250
"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
815-724-3760
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
815-439-1000
41st Annual Indoor Corvette Show & G.M. Parts
Apr. 30, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 , 8am-2pm
41st Annual Indoor Corvette Show & G.M. Parts Swap Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8am-2pm at Hawk Chevrolet, 2001 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL. Admission $5.00 and will be donated to Easter Seals Joliet Region ...More Info
Cost: $5 donation Event Type: Festivals
Hawk Chevrolet
2001 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60435
815-715-3644
Dirty Mudd'r Bike Race
Apr. 30, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 , Registration opens at 7am, Roll out at 10am
Grab your mountain, cyclocross or even road bike and head out to Marilla Park to try our 62 mile ride full of rolling hills of gravel, dirt and grass and less than 7 miles of blacktop. For those not looking to tackle all 62 miles we have added a shorter 35 mile ride full of rolling hills of gravel and minimal blacktop....More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Marilla Park
1669 Marilla Park Rd
Streator, IL 61364
8156722055
Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #2
Apr. 30, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 , 9:00am
Route 66 Raceway is a member of NHRA Division 3 – the North Central Division – and hosts the Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series, where local racers from all different backgrounds, and with varying types of vehicles, can compete for wins and championships. Bracket racing allows drivers in many t...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission: $15 ** Kids 12 and under get in for free. Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Decorate Your Own Skeleton and Skull Sugar Cookies
May. 1, 2017 - May. 1, 2017 , 6:30pm - 8:00pm
All ages with adult, registration required and opens Dec 26 We'll provide the cookies, you decorate!  Show us your creativity with icing, sprinkles, and other cool edible toppings!  ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts Other
Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
2017 "Keep Calm and Read On" Book Buzz Tour
May. 4, 2017 - May. 4, 2017 , 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages 14 and up, registration required Book lovers, be the first to know about hot new titles from Penguin/ Random House! Attendees will get free Advanced Reader's Copies of select forthcoming books and a tote bag after the presentation, along with tips on great books to look out for!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Festivals Other
Joliet Public Library- Black Road Branch
3395 Black Rd
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
La Grange Farmers Market
May. 4, 2017 - May. 4, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
LaGrange, IL 60525
Make Your Own Lightsaber
May. 4, 2017 - May. 4, 2017 , 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Grades 6-12, registration required Celebrate May the Fourth Be With You by making your own lightsaber at the library! ...More Info
Cost: Free- Registration required Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Joliet Public Library- Black Road Branch
3395 Black Rd
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Girls Night Out
May. 5, 2017 - May. 5, 2017 , 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm
Friday May 5, 2017 will mark the thirteenth year that the Morris Retail Association has hosted its 'Girls' Night Out event. Toted as one of the largest shopping events in Morris, the fun just gets bigger and better each year. The event will be held on Friday this year with a new time from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and a...More Info
Cost: 0 Event Type: Shopping
Morris Retail Association
PO Box 212
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0752
Girls Night Out
May. 5, 2017 - May. 5, 2017 , 5:00pm - 9:00pm
For more information visit http://www.shopmorrisil.com/...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #1
May. 5, 2017 - May. 5, 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
815-722-5500
May Mansion Market
May. 6, 2017 - May. 6, 2017 , 8am-2pm
Shop our unique collection of upscale and gently used items including antiques, jewelry, glassware and porcelain, while enjoying the beautiful gardens of the Mansion....More Info
Cost: no Event Type: Shopping
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Midwest Morel Festival/MASH Up Homebrew Tasting
May. 6, 2017 - May. 6, 2017 , 7 am - 5 pm
LEARN, HUNT, BUY...MOREL MUSHROOMS during Ottawa's Annual Midwest Morel Fest. This unique festival offers 'everything mushrooms' from the morel enthusiast to the curious observer! All events take place at Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N). Enjoy a large variety of handcrafted Vendors, Home Brewers Tasting Tent an...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jordan Block
111 Lincoln Place
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Prairie Kicks on Route 66
May. 6, 2017 - May. 6, 2017 , 9:00am - 4:30pm
"Route 66: Off The Beaten Path" - Explore what was life was like along Route 66 in its heyday and celebrate the native Illinois spring prairie blooms! Volunteer-led nature and history tours will depart from the information trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead at 10, 11, 1 and 2. From 9 to 1: Learn how to make natural d...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
"Bell, Book & Candle" by Joliet Drama Guild
May. 5, 2017 - May. 7, 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
Weekend Market
May. 5, 2017 - May. 7, 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
815-439-1000
Joliet Area Historical Museum Free Days – Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival
May. 6, 2017 - May. 7, 2017 , 8:00am - 5:00pm (both days)
Are you celebrating Route 66 during the Red Carpet Corridor Festival on May 6&7? Make sure to visit the Joliet Area Historical Museum and enjoy FREE admission! Start off with entrance to the Route 66 Visitors Center, followed by the Route 66 Experience. You'll also learn about: the building of the I&M Canal and it...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Festivals Ongoing
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Red Carpet Corridor
May. 6, 2017 - May. 7, 2017 , Various times for different events in each city
It is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66. Sponsored by the thirteen communities which make up the 90-mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane. Each community will produce its own events. From full-...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Route 66 - 90-mile linear path from Joliet to Towanda
8159262741
Import Face-Off at Route 66 Raceway
May. 7, 2017 - May. 7, 2017 , 11:00am
Import Face-Off is known for being the most innovative Import series in the U.S. with event activities that follow current market trends. Much more than just a race and show, IFO fans spend the entire day enjoying the ultimate lifestyle event of the year. All together, series activities include: car/truck/bike show, 1/...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Living History Demonstration
May. 7, 2017 - May. 7, 2017 , Noon-3 p.m.
Immerse yourself in a "Living History Demonstration," and watch as reenactors portray life in "Illinois Country" during the 18th century French fur trade era. Ask questions and learn more about the people who called this region home. Registration is not required for this free, all-ages Forest Preserve District of Will ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th St. (Romeo Road)
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Get Graphic
May. 9, 2017 - May. 9, 2017 , 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Adults 21 and over only, no registration required   Whether you've been a comic enthusiast for years or just read your first graphic novel, this club is for you! We will meet at Larsen's Corner in Joliet so come share some appetizers and discuss "Fight Club 2" by Chuck Palahniuk. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Other Story Telling Dining
Larsen's Corner
1329 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60435
815-740-2660
Introduction to Photoshop 1&2
May. 9, 2017 - May. 9, 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- Black Road Branch
3395 Black Rd
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Origami
May. 9, 2017 - May. 9, 2017 , 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grades 5 and up, registration opens Apr 24 What can you create with a piece of paper? Come learn to fold and make a classic design using this Japanese paper craft method....More Info
Cost: Free- registration opens Apr 24 Event Type: Education/History Arts/Crafts
Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Streator Municipal Equipment Expo
May. 9, 2017 - May. 9, 2017 , 10:00am - 2:00pm
Streator Incubator from 10 a.m. to 2 pm, sponsored by the City of Streator and Streator Chamber of Commerce. Participating companies and expo products include: Cora's truck bodies, Flink Co. snow plows and salt spreaders, Steril-ALM heavy lift equipment and scissor lifts, Streator Dependable metal fabrication product...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Other
Streator Incubator
401 W Bridge St.
Streator, IL 61364
8156722055
Nature Play Days
May. 10, 2017 - May. 10, 2017 , 10-11:30 a.m.
Join this Forest Preserve District of Will County program for activities geared toward children ages 3-5. The program features a nature theme and hands-on activities including hiking, stories, games, dancing, art and more. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Registration is required two days before the program; ca...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-2216
La Grange Farmers Market
May. 11, 2017 - May. 11, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
LaGrange, IL 60525
La Grange Farmers Market
May. 11, 2017 - May. 11, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
LaGrange, IL 60525
Olivia Newton-John
May. 11, 2017 - May. 11, 2017 , 7:30pm
(Joliet, IL) – Just announced, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN will bring a performance you will not want to miss to the Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm. With a career spanning over five decades with more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia's successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Mus...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #2
May. 12, 2017 - May. 12, 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
815-722-5500
French Hens French Country Market
May. 13, 2017 - May. 13, 2017 , 8:00am - 2:00pm
Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more! Canal Port ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping
123 West Illinois Ave along the I&M Canal
123 West Illinois Ave along the I&M Canal
Morris, IL 60450
815-513-5600
Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #3
May. 13, 2017 - May. 13, 2017 , 9:00am
Route 66 Raceway is a member of NHRA Division 3 – the North Central Division – and hosts the Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series, where local racers from all different backgrounds, and with varying types of vehicles, can compete for wins and championships. Bracket racing allows drivers in many t...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission: $15 ** Kids 12 and under get in for free. Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Starved Rock Country Marathon
May. 13, 2017 - May. 13, 2017 , 7 am ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, IL 61350
Town & Country Amateur Adult Art Show
May. 13, 2017 - May. 13, 2017
This is a judged art show for amateur adult artists in the Fox and Illinois Valley area. All non-professional artists are welcome. Blue ribbon winners can compete in the State Town & Country Show in Champaign in the fall. Further information can be found at www.ottawaartleague.org....More Info
Cost: None Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Ottawa Art League
807 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-223-0714
Mother's Day Brunch
May. 14, 2017 - May. 14, 2017 , 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm
Call 815-836-Golf (4653) for reservations....More Info
Cost: $27 adults, $14 kids 3-10 yrs. Event Type: Dining
Lockport Township Park District
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Pizza & Beer Dinner
May. 15, 2017 - May. 15, 2017
Pine Hills Golf Club Bar & Restaurant and Lagunitas Brewing Company will team up to bring you a pizza and beer dinner. To register or for more information contact us at 815.434.3985 or visit our website: www.ottawapinehillsgolfclub.com...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant
1665 N. 2501 Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-3985
Safe Browsing Workshop
May. 15, 2017 - May. 15, 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 Black Road Branch
3395 Black Rd
Joliet, IL 60431
815-740-2660
Home Game
May. 16, 2017 - May. 16, 2017 , 7:05pm
Opening Night, $2 Tuesday...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Home Game
May. 17, 2017 - May. 17, 2017 , 10:05am
Education Day!...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Dinner & A Little History: Rising UP from Indian Country: The Battle of For Dearborn & The Birth of Chicago
May. 18, 2017 - May. 18, 2017 , 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30 Lecture
Speaker: Anne Durkin-Keating, Ph.D The illustrated talk will consider Chicago when it was part of a broad Indian Country in the western Great Lakes under the nominal colonial control of first the French, then the British, and finally the United States. It will examine figures such as Jean Baptiste Point de Sable, A...More Info
Cost: $33 for non-members, $28 for members, $8 for lecture only Event Type: Dining
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848 ext 1838
Dinner & A Little History: Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn & The Birth of Chicago
May. 18, 2017 - May. 18, 2017 , 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner
The illustrated talk will consider Chicago when it was part of a broad Indian Country in the western Great Lakes under the nominal colonial control of first the French, then the British, and finally the United States. It will examine figures such as Jean Baptiste Point de Sable, Archange Ouilmette, John Kinzie and th...More Info
Cost: $28 (CCA members) or $33 (non-members) or just the lecture for $8. Event Type: Education/History Dining
The Gaylord Building
200 W. 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-9400
Home Game
May. 18, 2017 - May. 18, 2017 , 10:05am
Education Day!...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
La Grange Farmers Market
May. 18, 2017 - May. 18, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
LaGrange, IL 60525
4th Annual Brews, Buds and Blooms Beer Tasting
May. 19, 2017 - May. 19, 2017 , 6 pm - 8 pm
Event will again be held behind Herman's in the "salt mines". Over 100 Beers and a few other special products will be available to sample. Special Guest Tangled Roots Brewing will also be on hand so that you may try their amazing brews....More Info
Event Type: Other
Herman's Package Store
504 W. Main Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-0075
Home Game
May. 19, 2017 - May. 19, 2017 , 7:05pm
Super Heroes & Fireworks! ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #3
May. 19, 2017 - May. 19, 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
815-722-5500
Streator Walldogs Fundraiser
May. 19, 2017 - May. 19, 2017 , 4:30-8:30
Come to the FFP Studio to paint your own Walldogs ornament! This is a fundraiser for the Streator downtown mural project that will occur in the Summer 2018. We will also be grilling out in the back of the studio so come have a hot dog and help raise funds for a great project. ...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Fine Field Pottery Company
215 E. Main St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-878-1284
Engle Lane Theater presents "Animal Crackers"
May. 14, 2017 - May. 20, 2017 , Times Vary
Book by George S. Kaufman Morrie Ryskind Music and Lyrics by Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby Directed by Dan McKenzie The well-known explorer and hunter Captain Spaulding has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse when a valua...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Performing Arts
Engle Lane Theatre
1012 Columbus Rd
Streator, IL 61364
(815) 672-3584
Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
May. 20, 2017 - May. 20, 2017 , 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Select from over 100 species of native perennials, shrubs and trees grown by Possibility Place Nursery in Monee. Visit with vendors and exhibitors and learn more about native plants and landscaping. This Friends of the Forest Preserve District of Will County event also features a raffle. Proceeds from the event are use...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature Shopping
Sugar Creek Administration Center
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
815-727-8700
Food Truck Festival
May. 20, 2017 - May. 20, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Dining
Downtown Streator
200 E Main St
Streator, IL 61364
8156722055
Holistic Pet Festival
May. 20, 2017 - May. 20, 2017 , 10:30am - 3:00pm
For more information, visit wwwblackbirdsbowl.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Canal Port Park
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Home Game
May. 20, 2017 - May. 20, 2017 , Times Vary Daily ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Joliet American Legion Band Spring Concert
May. 20, 2017 - May. 20, 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
Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #4
May. 20, 2017 - May. 20, 2017 , 9:00am
Route 66 Raceway is a member of NHRA Division 3 – the North Central Division – and hosts the Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series, where local racers from all different backgrounds, and with varying types of vehicles, can compete for wins and championships. Bracket racing allows drivers in many t...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission: $15 ** Kids 12 and under get in for free. Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Try It! Fishing Day
May. 20, 2017 - May. 20, 2017 , 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Try fishing for free! Dabble with different lures, practice casting and learn basic skills and techniques to see if fishing is right for you. Participants will be given everything needed to fish, including bait. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Ave.
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8499
Weekend Market
May. 19, 2017 - May. 21, 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 th...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Louis Joliet Mall
3340 Mall Loop Drive
Joliet, IL 60431
8154391000
Home Game
May. 21, 2017 - May. 21, 2017 , Times Vary Daily ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Home Game
May. 23, 2017 - May. 23, 2017 , Times Vary Daily ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Home Game
May. 24, 2017 - May. 24, 2017 , Times Vary Daily ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Home Game
May. 25, 2017 - May. 25, 2017 , Times Vary Daily ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
La Grange Farmers Market
May. 25, 2017 - May. 25, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
LaGrange, IL 60525
Redneck Ravinia
May. 25, 2017 - May. 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
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
Starved Rock Country Brew Festival
May. 27, 2017 - May. 27, 2017 , 1 pm - 5 pm
New addition to the Ottawa Festivals this year will be Starved Rock Country Brew Festival. City will be co-hosting this Festival with Lou Dog Events that specialize in Craft Brew Festivals. This years event will include 30 Breweries from all over Illinois. Tickets will be available shortly! The $30 cost will incl...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Ottawa
Downtown
Ottawa, IL 61350
Streator Park Fest
May. 26, 2017 - May. 28, 2017
Streator Park Fest held in the Streator City Park. Sponsored by the Streator Community Center, the outdoor festival includes a carnival, entertainment, food booths, and craft / vendor booths. an For more information, call 815-672-2685. ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
208 N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2685
Weekend Market
May. 26, 2017 - May. 28, 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
8154391000
Memorial Day Parade and Observance
May. 29, 2017 - May. 29, 2017 , 10:30am - 12:00pm
10:30 am – Parade begins at Chapin park and continues down Liberty Street to the courthouse. 11:00 am – Observance at the Grundy County Courthouse. Sponsored by Morris VFW. For additional information contact the Morris VFW at (815)-942-0605 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday Festivals
Chapin Park to Grundy County Courthouse
Morris, IL 60450
(815)-942-0605
Home Game
May. 30, 2017 - May. 30, 2017 , Times Vary Daily ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Home Game
May. 31, 2017 - May. 31, 2017 , Times Vary Daily ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
41st "Concerts on the Hill" Thursday
Jun. 1, 2017 - Jun. 1, 2017
Every Thursday June 1-August 31...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
City of Morris Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Jun. 1, 2017 - Jun. 1, 2017 , 6:30pm
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and relax in the cool breezes of a summer night and enjoy a great concert. ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Grundy County Courthouse
111 E Washington St
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Home Game
Jun. 1, 2017 - Jun. 1, 2017 , Times Vary Daily ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Joliet Slammers
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
La Grange Farmers Market
Jun. 1, 2017 - Jun. 1, 2017 , 7:00am - 1:00pm
Held weekly on Thursdays through October 26th. 7 am – 1 pm located at La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave, adjacent to Village Hall at 53. S. La Grange Rd. Local farmers and artisans provide a selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, confections, plants and specialty services like knife-sharpening. Get tips fo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Arts/Crafts Shopping Ongoing
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
La Grange Rd. and Harris Ave
LaGrange, IL 60525
Music in the Moonlight Concert Series
Jun. 1, 2017 - Jun. 1, 2017 , 6:30-9 p.m.
Enjoy some "Music in the Moonlight" at Hickory Creek Preserve on the first Thursday in June, July and August during this Forest Preserve District of Will County free summer concert series. Each concert will feature different musical styles and musicians. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket, s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
LaPorte Road, east of Wolf Road
Mokena, IL 60448
815-727-8700
Wilmington Rotary Club Car Show
Jul. 1, 2017 - Jun. 1, 2017 , 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bring the entire family for an evening full of fun. ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Wilmington Downtown Merchants Association
202 N. Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-926-2741
Summer Art
May. 29, 2017 - Sep. 4, 2017
Celebrating the vibrant art community in La Grange! We're known for the unique and whimsical pieces that adorn the sidewalks in front of local businesses in this public exhibit. Throughout La Grange Business Districts. Memorial Day through Labor Day...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Other Ongoing
Throughout La Grange Business Districts
LaGrange, IL 60525
Antiques and Artisans Market
May. 7, 2017 - Sep. 24, 2017 , 10-4pm
Handmade, Homegrown, Artisans items, and Antiques in the Heart of Beautiful Utica Illinois. Our Antiques and Artisans Markets are held every Sunday, May-September, 10-4pm. We feature many local vendors, fresh produce, and much much more!! Come visit us and check it out for yourself, you might just find a treasure!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Wellness Walking Series
May. 3, 2017 - Sep. 27, 2017 , 5-6 p.m.
Join fellow walkers every Wednesday in the preserve to burn off body fat and reduce stress. Forest Preserve District of Will County staff will be on site to kick off the walking series as well as select Wednesdays throughout the season. Distance walked will be 1-3 miles. (This program also will take place at Hickory Cr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
Black Road, west of Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-727-8700
Wellness Walking Series
May. 3, 2017 - Sep. 27, 2017 , 5-6 p.m.
Join fellow walkers every Wednesday in the preserve to burn off body fat and reduce stress. Forest Preserve District of Will County staff will be on site to kick off the walking series as well as select Wednesdays throughout the season. Distance walked will be 1-3 miles. (This program also will take place at Rock Run P...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
LaPorte Road, east of Wolf Road
Mokena, IL 60448
815-727-8700
Wellness Walking Series
May. 3, 2017 - Sep. 27, 2017 , 5-6 p.m.
Join fellow walkers every Wednesday in the preserve to burn off body fat and reduce stress. Forest Preserve District of Will County staff will be on site to kick off the walking series as well as select Wednesdays throughout the season. Distance walked will be 1-3 miles. (This program also will take place at Hickory Cr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Whalon Lake
Royce Road, west of Route 53/Bolingbrook Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
815-727-8700
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
815-220-1848

 





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