Events

Welcome to Illinois' historic I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Situated between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, the region is an outdoor recreational dream, beginning with miles of trails and waterways stretching from suburban Chicago all the way to Starved Rock State Park. Stay at four star hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, explore Route 66, shop big-names and boutiques, dine on hearty home cooking or haute cuisine, and play at the area's exciting attractions and gaming venues.

The I&M Canal Heritage Corridor has everything you are looking for in a weekend getaway or your next tour or meeting.

Spring Ninety-Fiver Challenge

Now - Jun. 30, 2022
The Spring Ninety-Fiver Challenge runs from Tuesday, March 1, through Thursday, June 30, at all the Forest Preserve District's visitor centers and preserves. The Forest Preserve District of Will County ...

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Now - Oct. 16, 2022
GUIDED KAYAK TOURS AT KAYAK STARVED ROCK CAMPGROUND are at a more leisurely pace and include a short break halfway thru. This tour is better for those that have less kayaking experience or want a more ...

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Midwest Rendezous Reenactment

Now - Jul. 2, 2022
The event, Midwest Rendezvous inc, is a pre 1840 living history event. Reenacting of the fur trade in North America during the time period of 1680-1840. The event features lots of fun, competitions, and ...

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The Music Man Kids- Little Mountain Community Theatre

Now - Jul. 8, 2022
Children entering grades 2-8 in the fall are invited to join us Mondays through Fridays, June 27 to July 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a two-week theatrical immersion while rehearsing for a production ...

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Diversity of Life Interpretive Trail Exhibit

Jun. 30, 2022
The Diversity of Life outdoor interpretive trail exhibit engages visitors with bilingual (English and Spanish) signs that invite children to actively use their observation skills as they learn about biodiversity. ...

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Seinfeld Trivia Night

Jun. 30, 2022
"Yada yada yada...." Come show off your knowledge of the 'show about nothing' at our Seinfeld trivia night at Miskatonic Brewing Co! Heather with Baig of Tricks Entertainment will be quizzing you through ...

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Concerts On The Hill

Jun. 30, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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HG Nature Rangers Pond Discovery for Kids

Jun. 30, 2022
Ponds are more than just water, they are an entire aquatic ecosystem! Staff member Carol will point out all of the fascinating water plants and insects that are found in a healthy pond. Participants are ...

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Family Fun Festivals

Jun. 30, 2022
Live Entertainment is awaiting you at the Family Fun Festivals. Downtown Joliet, City Center. July 30, 2022. Tickets on sale!!! $5 Admission ($10 @door). Children 12 and under free. Go to Website: ...

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Family Fun Festivals

Jun. 30, 2022
Live Entertainment is awaiting you at the Family Fun Festivals. Downtown Joliet, City Center. July 30, 2022. Tickets on sale!!! $5 Admission ($10 @door). Children 12 and under free. Go to Website: ...

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Steve Sharp Band

Jul. 1, 2022
Classic Rock/New country/Originals

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Pontiac Municipal Band

Jul. 1, 2022
The Pontiac Municipal Band is proud to be one of the oldest continually-formed municipal bands in the nation! Comprised of community members, the traditional concert band plays a series of eight free ...

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Zack Edwards

Jul. 1, 2022
Zack Edwards will be playing from 7pm to 10pm at the Tiki Bar

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The Boat Captain's Special

Jul. 1, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Little League Night! Pistol Shrimp VS Burlington Bees

Jul. 1, 2022
Little League Teams Honored On Field Pre-Game! register: info@PistolShrimpBaseball.com Free General Admission! Pre-game festivities including honorary first pitch will begin 6:30 pm.

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American English

Jul. 1, 2022

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American English

Jul. 1, 2022
Beatles Tribute Band

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EdRolls Filipino Fusion

Jul. 1, 2022
EdRolls Filipino Fusion Food truck event at River Hawk Brewing Come out Friday July 1st to grab dinner and a couple beers or wine to kick off the weekend! Menu TBA

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Live Music with Mark Taylor

Jul. 1, 2022
Join us for a night of Americana Music with Mark Taylor!

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Lemont Food Truck Festival

Jul. 2, 2022
Hey Foodies! We're heading to The Forge Adventure Park in Lemont, IL to bring you the Inaugural Lemont Food Truck Festival. Featuring 10+ of the regions best food trucks, live music (band TBA soon) Entertainment, ...

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Kayak Kollege

Jul. 2, 2022
This beginner’s workshop, led by certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction and safety are covered on shore, and then participants will head to the water ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Jul. 2, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Band of Lincoln at Knots Landing

Jul. 2, 2022
Band of Lincoln will be playing from 7pm to 10pm at Knots Landing.

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Jul. 2, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2022 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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SOCU Night

Jul. 2, 2022
Pistol Shrimp VS Normal Cornbelters Free General Admission! Pre-game festivities including honorary first pitch will begin 6:45 pm.

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Jason Paul Jeka (Solo Acoustic)

Jul. 2, 2022
Bringing the tunes to Nik & Ivy! Come join me for some tasty brews and 3 hours of music!

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Jul. 2, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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UTICA FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

Jul. 2, 2022
Join us for our annual fireworks celebration!! Fireworks start at dusk!! Bring the family out earlier for tons of fun including: Food and Drink (while supplies last) Face Painting Bounce Slides, Obstacle ...

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Live Music: Chris Valera The Angry Piano

Jul. 2, 2022
Come join us for live music from Chris Valera

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Live Music: Chris Valera The Angry Piano

Jul. 2, 2022
Come join us for live music from Chris Valera

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Wine on the Hill w/ Brian Neumann

Jul. 2, 2022
Enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery, live music, and your favorite August Hill & ISC wines while hanging out on our spacious hillside. Wine flights, wine by the bottle, August Hill Chill by the glass, ...

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Independence Day Celebration

Jul. 2, 2022
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun culminating in our annual Independence Day fireworks display! Games and activities on the lawn for the young and young-at-heart. Food and drink available ...

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Aimee Gwen Trio @ Wine & Cheese Co

Jul. 2, 2022
Enjoy this beautiful night in our Wine Garden! Led by guitarist Aimee Gwen, the group performs regularly throughout the Chicagoland Area. For this Summer Concert series we will be performing live jazz ...

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Streator's 4th of July Celebration

Jul. 2, 2022 - Jul. 10, 2022
The 2022 Streator's 4th of July Celebration will, again, be held at Northpoint Plaza and downtown Streator. The series will span 9 days. We feature fireworks, a parade, carnival, national music acts, ...

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Planting Natives 101 (Zoom webinar)

Jul. 3, 2022
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** Want to dip your toe into the world of native plants, but don’t know where to begin? What are the benefits of going native? Need ...

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Liberty 5K Run/Walk

Jul. 3, 2022
Grundy Area PADS is proud to host this year's Liberty 5K Run/Walk to recognize our local veterans and service members. The race route takes runners through the nostalgic Downtown Morris, parks, and ...

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JULY 3RD - WINE & CHEESE CO. - PLAINFIELD, IL

Jul. 3, 2022
JULY 3RD 11-4PM �TAKE-N-BAKES/�OYSTERS /�ROLLS WINE & CHEESE CO. 24104 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544 �***RESERVE your table with Wine & Cheese Co. first by calling ...

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Wine on the Hill w/ Steve Sharp Band

Jul. 3, 2022
Enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery, live music, and your favorite August Hill & ISC wines while hanging out on our spacious hillside. Wine flights, wine by the bottle, August Hill Chill by the glass, ...

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Independence Celebration

Jul. 3, 2022
PARKING Streets surrounding the park. The main park will be blocked off to traffic. SEATING Bring blankets & chairs for seating. MUSIC LINEUP MAIN PARK PAVILION NORTH OF JEFFFERSON ST: 6:30 ...

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Ottawa's 4th of July Fireworks

Jul. 4, 2022
One of central Illinois LARGEST and most SPECTACULAR light shows! Our unique venue offers viewing from the high school bleachers all the way to the bluffs along the Illinois & Fox Rivers either on shore ...

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4th of July Celebration

Jul. 4, 2022
he Village of Bolingbrook will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th with the annual celebration and fireworks show at the Bolingbrook Golf Club! Access to the Bolingbrook Golf Club grounds and ...

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022 City of Joliet Fourth of July Fireworks

Jul. 4, 2022
The City of Joliet and Joliet Junior College (JJC) are partnering once again to bring the residents of Joliet another thrilling Fourth of July fireworks display. The 2022 display will be held at the ...

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Unwind at Westclox Book Club & Class with Sally Aderton & Abby Zukowski

Jul. 5, 2022
The intention of this weekly gathering is to share tools and experiences to identify your intuitive gifts, understand your symbolic language, tap into past-life stories, and trust your dialogue with the ...

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Discovery Isle: Birds!

Jul. 6, 2022
Join us Wednesdays this summer for fun, family-friendly activities. There are 50 billion birds on Earth, so stop by to learn more about our feathered friends! This is a drop-in program; come any time ...

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Trivia Night

Jul. 6, 2022
It's time to put those endless afternoons of answering along with Jeopardy contestants to use -- come out and prove you've got the deepest well of useless information at our General Knowledge Trivia Night! Gather ...

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Summer Concert: Cuz'n

Jul. 6, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy Cuz'n. This band features R&B classics and current. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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WonderKids: Plants

Jul. 7, 2022
Calling all families with preschoolers! Join us for a hands-on program designed for your little one. In this month’s program, we will explore plants. We will learn all about plants and what they need ...

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Snakes of Will County (Zoom webinar)

Jul. 7, 2022
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** Celebrate World Snake Day! Did you know that snakes smell the air to hunt? That they unhinge their jaw to eat? Join us to learn basic ...

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Birding the Preserves (Zoom webinar)

Jul. 7, 2022
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** Learn about birds and get birding tips from home on this virtual hike through one of the forest preserves. Each month a different ...

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Midewin NTP for Kids: Just Batty

Jul. 7, 2022
Learn about the flying mammal that eats mosquitoes! Become an expert and learn how to tell between myth and fact. These wonderfully shy creatures of the night help people in many ways. Be a little batty ...

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Concerts On The Hill

Jul. 7, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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Wrecking Dixie

Jul. 8, 2022
New Country/Classic Country/Rock

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LASALLE COUNTY 4-H SHOW & JUNIOR FAIR

Jul. 8, 2022 - Jul. 9, 2022

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Pontiac Municipal Band

Jul. 8, 2022
The Pontiac Municipal Band is proud to be one of the oldest continually-formed municipal bands in the nation! Comprised of community members, the traditional concert band plays a series of eight free ...

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Will B

Jul. 8, 2022
Will B will be playing at the Tiki Bar from 7pm to 10pm.

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The Boat Captain's Special

Jul. 8, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Casey McGrath and Fiddlerock!

Jul. 8, 2022
Fiddlerock! returns to CatsEye Wine Bar with a setlist of your favorite rock and pop songs, all on violin!

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Deb and Gerry Band (duo)

Jul. 8, 2022
Join us for an evening of eclectic hits, feature guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Artists covered include Linda Ronstadt, Heart, Grace Potter, Queen, Melissa Etheridge , Grace Slick , Janis Joplin , ...

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Mean Girls Trivia At The Winery

Jul. 8, 2022
Trivia night at 7pm. You must reserve a table on our website. $5 minimum purchase per person. Glasses of wine, wine Slushies and Werk Force Beer available. minimum of 2 people per table.

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Cody Calkins entertaining @ The Hegeler Carus Mansion!

Jul. 8, 2022
Voted the winner of The Best of North Central Illinois 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 - Cody Calkins performs all of your favorite country hits from Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs and Jason Aldean, to Johnny Cash, ...

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Abbynormal at Marseilles Fun Days!

Jul. 8, 2022
We are back at Fun Days first time since 2017! Should be a great family friendly event! More info at www.cityofmarseilles.com/marseilles-fun-days-50th/

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Sunset Yoga at The Forge Lemont Quarries

Jul. 9, 2022
Join us for Sunset Yoga: 90 minutes of outright electric Power Yoga at The Forge! Accompanied by the joyous vibrations of live music, this all-levels class provides the energy of a live concert with the ...

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Morris Cruise Night

Jul. 9, 2022
We would like to welcome all Cruise Night Enthusiasts to join us for our Cruise Nights in downtown Morris, Illinois. Years ago, there was a tradition in Morris called, "Buzzing the Gut", which was a simple ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Jul. 9, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Miguel Garza live at the Tiki Bar

Jul. 9, 2022
Miguel Garza will be playing from 7pm to 10pm at the Tiki Bar

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Jul. 9, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2022 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Chris Farrell

Jul. 9, 2022
Live music on the patio

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3 French Hens French Country Market

Jul. 9, 2022
Antiques, Artisans, Hand Crafted Items, Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Flowers

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Jul. 9, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Unplug Illinois: Dip Netting

Jul. 9, 2022
Unplug Illinois is an initiative of the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association to “unplug” from our electronic devices and get outdoors! In the spirit of unplugging, stop by Isle a la Cache’s lagoon ...

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Unplug With Monarchs

Jul. 9, 2022 - Jul. 10, 2022
Celebrate the Unplug Illinois initiative with monarchs all weekend long. Ditch the screens and head out to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to get creative with crafts and active with migration. Discover why ...

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Four Rivers for All Abilities

Jul. 9, 2022
Join us to celebrate the inclusivity initiatives for visitors with sensory or physical challenges at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Explore the new 0.1-mile All-Persons Trail and its five ...

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Wine on the Hill w/ Jack Whittle Trio

Jul. 9, 2022
Enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery, live music, and your favorite August Hill & ISC wines while hanging out on our spacious hillside. Wine flights, wine by the bottle, August Hill Chill by the glass, ...

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Live music with Lorenzo D

Jul. 9, 2022

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Solange Posey Brazilian Jazz trio

Jul. 9, 2022
Join us on a musical journey to Brazil. I will be performing some of my favorites Brazilian, Latin and Jazz songs. Voice - Solange Posey Guitar - Adam Haus Drums - Leo Peña About the venue Intimate ...

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Crusin' To The Slammers 2022

Jul. 11, 2022
Come on out for an evening of prison tours, cars, food, music, and fun! The car shows run from 4pm-8pm on Monday May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th & September 12th.

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Unwind at Westclox Book Club & Class with Sally Aderton & Abby Zukowski

Jul. 12, 2022
The intention of this weekly gathering is to share tools and experiences to identify your intuitive gifts, understand your symbolic language, tap into past-life stories, and trust your dialogue with the ...

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Explore the Outdoors: Pond Adventure

Jul. 12, 2022
Calling all families, kids and kids at heart! Explore the wonderful world beneath the water’s surface! Join a naturalist as we explore this incredible habitat. Who knows what we will find! Maybe we’ll ...

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Midewin NTP for Kids: Prairie Detectives

Jul. 13, 2022
Be a prairie detective with us. Use your senses and the clues critters leave behind to solve the mystery of what animals live at Midewin. Uncover the mystery of the plants and animals that live on a prairie. ...

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Trivia Night

Jul. 13, 2022
It's time to put those endless afternoons of answering along with Jeopardy contestants to use -- come out and prove you've got the deepest well of useless information at our General Knowledge Trivia Night! Gather ...

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Discovery Isle: Wild Edibles!

Jul. 13, 2022
Join us Wednesdays this summer for fun, family-friendly activities. This week, you can eat a bug, munch on some greenery and investigate nature’s bounty. This is a drop-in program; come any time between ...

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BYOB Bingo

Jul. 13, 2022
Summer weather has set in, so let’s socialize while playing bingo outdoors in the beautiful setting of Prairie Bluff Preserve! Bring your own beer or wine for a little extra fun as you compete for prizes. ...

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Moon Stories and Campfire

Jul. 13, 2022
Enjoy July’s full moon fireside at Isle a la Cache’s amphitheater. Listen to legends and folktales all about the moon and get a chance to take a closer look at the lunar surface with a telescope. We ...

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Summer Concert: The Mackenzie O'Brien Band

Jul. 13, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy the The Mackenzie O'Brien Band. This is a Country style band. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Reels at the Rialto - The Sandlot

Jul. 14, 2022
When Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. ...

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WINE 101

Jul. 14, 2022
Wine 101 - Learn How to Swirl, Sniff and Taste Like a Pro With Sommelier Linda Kloss. Class consists of 9 - 1oz. tastes and personal charcuterie board. $45 pp which includes tasting and charcuterie. ...

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Concerts On The Hill

Jul. 14, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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Wine bingo

Jul. 14, 2022

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Rockin' At The River Presents: The Long & Winding Road Tour

Jul. 14, 2022
Join us for The Long and Winding Road: The Music Of John, Paul, George and Ringo, from the rooftop into history! On January 30, 1969, The Beatles performed an unannounced concert from the rooftop of ...

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Three Day Weekend

Jul. 15, 2022
classic rock, touching lightly on country

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Pontiac Municipal Band

Jul. 15, 2022
The Pontiac Municipal Band is proud to be one of the oldest continually-formed municipal bands in the nation! Comprised of community members, the traditional concert band plays a series of eight free ...

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The Boat Captain's Special

Jul. 15, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Kevin Purcell and The Nightburners

Jul. 15, 2022
Swamp Boogie Blues Band

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Steve N Steve entertaining @ The Hegeler Carus Mansion!

Jul. 15, 2022
Classic Rock Grounds open at 6:00pm. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. $5.00 per person, pay at gate. Food and drink allowed, as well as a chair/blanket. Food vendors will be available most nights.

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Thyme Craft Kitchen Food Truck

Jul. 15, 2022
Thyme Craft Kitchen's Food Truck Makes their debut at the Wine Bar!!! start and end time to be determined.

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Live Music with Jeanie Delascasas

Jul. 15, 2022
Join us for Americana Music with Jeanie Delascasas on Friday, July 15th from 6PM - 9PM!

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Ottawa's Third Friday Artisan Market

Jul. 15, 2022
Arts, culture, and entertainment come alive every Third Friday in downtown Ottawa, Illinois, from June - August. Art vendors, music, food, and live events hosted by Open Space Gallery. Enjoy later shopping ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Jul. 16, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Third Saturday Vintage Market

Jul. 16, 2022
The Third Saturday Vintage Market features antiques, crafts, and other one-of-a-kind items you won't find anywhere else.

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Jul. 16, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2022 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Jim Noethe Music

Jul. 16, 2022
Live music on the patio

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Jul. 16, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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World Snake Day Hike

Jul. 16, 2022
Celebrate World Snake Day! Did you know that snakes smell the air to hunt? And they unhinge their jaw to eat? Join us on this hike to learn basic facts about these incredible reptiles and find out which ...

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Yoga at the Castle~ Wine & Yoga at Bishops Hill Winery

Jul. 16, 2022
Please pre-register to join Megan for a fun flow followed by wine and good company at Bishops Hill Winery! $20 for class + 1 drink of your choice from selections 1-8 (Clear Lake Cabernet not included). ...

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Live music @ Sable Creek Winery

Jul. 16, 2022
Join us for Live Music every Saturday night featuring various local artists! Wine, Slushies, Sangria, Beer, paninis, flatbreads and more available! Come enjoy a nice evening inside or on the patio.

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Wine on the Hill w/ Amber Berg

Jul. 16, 2022

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Wine on the Hill w/ Amber Berg

Jul. 16, 2022
Enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery, live music, and your favorite August Hill & ISC wines while hanging out on our spacious hillside. Wine flights, wine by the bottle, August Hill Chill by the glass, ...

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P.S. Acoustic Live

Jul. 17, 2022
Join Joe & Jen for Prairie Station Acoustic Sunday Funday at Miskatonic Brewing in Darien. Enjoy their delicious selection of craft beers accompanied by acoustic renditions of your favorite tunes P.S. ...

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Craft Fair

Jul. 17, 2022
CRAFT FAIR WITH OVER 50 VENDORS & FOOD

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Unwind at Westclox Book Club & Class with Sally Aderton & Abby Zukowski

Jul. 19, 2022
The intention of this weekly gathering is to share tools and experiences to identify your intuitive gifts, understand your symbolic language, tap into past-life stories, and trust your dialogue with the ...

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Music Bingo

Jul. 20, 2022
Join us on for a fun evening of Music Bingo at Pollyanna Brewing Company in downtown Lemont! Your host will be guiding you through multiple rounds of interactive Music Bingo - with rounds full of your ...

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Discovery Isle: Flowers!

Jul. 20, 2022
Join us Wednesdays this summer for fun, family-friendly activities. This week, stop and smell the flowers! Discover how they support diversity of life all around us. This is a drop-in program; come ...

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Summer Concert: Gooroos

Jul. 20, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy Gooroos. This band is a party rock band. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Midewin NTP for Kids: Life of a Butterfly

Jul. 21, 2022
Observe the life cycle of butterflies with us. Learn what attracts these colorful winged beauties! What is a baby butterfly called? Do all butterflies migrate? These are some of the questions you may ...

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Concerts On The Hill

Jul. 21, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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HG Nature Rangers Prairie Discovery for Kids

Jul. 21, 2022
Join us for a morning adventure in our prairie. We will have bug nets and magnifying glasses for kids to do their very own prairie sweep. Once they catch some insects, our staff member, Carol, will help ...

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MC2

Jul. 22, 2022
Rock/Pop/R&B/Jazzy Jams

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Pontiac Municipal Band

Jul. 22, 2022
The Pontiac Municipal Band is proud to be one of the oldest continually-formed municipal bands in the nation! Comprised of community members, the traditional concert band plays a series of eight free ...

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Eddie Bartley live at the Tiki Bar

Jul. 22, 2022
Eddie Bartley will be playing live from 7pm to 10pm at the Tiki Bar.

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The Boat Captain's Special

Jul. 22, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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The Music Man- Little Mountain Community Theatre Main Stage Musical

Jul. 22, 2022 - Jul. 24, 2022
LMCT is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Lemont High School Band this summer to bring Meredith Willson's The Music Man to life on the LHS Performing Arts Center stage. Matt Doherty, band director ...

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Evening Paddle: Bring Your Own Boat

Jul. 22, 2022
Bring your own kayak and personal flotation device for an evening tour exploring the animals of Rock Run Rookery Preserve. Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget your ...

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stranger things trivia At The Winery

Jul. 22, 2022
Trivia night at 7pm. You must reserve a table on our website. $5 minimum purchase per person. Glasses of wine, wine Slushies and Werk Force Beer available. minimum of 2 people per table.

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Crossroads entertaining @ The Hegeler Carus Mansion!

Jul. 22, 2022
Steve Cerqua and his band Crossroads have been keeping the blues tradition alive in the Illinois Valley for the past 20 years. Covering music by such artists as Robert Johnson, Muddy Water, Bonamassa ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Jul. 23, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Alex Hoffer live at the Tiki Bar

Jul. 23, 2022
Alex Hoffer will be playing live from 7pm to 10pm at the Tiki Bar.

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Jul. 23, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2021 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Jib Brothers Music

Jul. 23, 2022
Jib Brothers Live!

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Jul. 23, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Museum Campus Exploration Day

Jul. 23, 2022
Make sure to mark your calendar to visit Isle a la Cache Museum on the fourth Saturday of the month! Have you ever wondered what’s going on in our 18th-century Traders Cabin or wanted to peek inside the ...

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Live music @ Sable Creek Winery

Jul. 23, 2022
Join us for Live Music every Saturday night featuring various local artists! Wine, Slushies, Sangria, Beer, paninis, flatbreads and more available! Come enjoy a nice evening inside or on the patio.

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Summer Bird Expedition

Jul. 24, 2022
Enjoy woodland birds in the shade of the forest and discover birds that won’t be found in your backyard, exploring what makes this special habitat their preferred spot. Find birds that live near the riverbanks, ...

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Unwind at Westclox Book Club & Class with Sally Aderton & Abby Zukowski

Jul. 26, 2022
The intention of this weekly gathering is to share tools and experiences to identify your intuitive gifts, understand your symbolic language, tap into past-life stories, and trust your dialogue with the ...

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Fossil Week at Isle a la Cache

Jul. 26, 2022 - Jul. 30, 2022
This ongoing program runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, to Saturday, July 30. Each day this week is dedicated to digging into one aspect of our geological past. Attend one program, stop ...

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Midewin NTP for Kids: Bird is the Word

Jul. 27, 2022
What makes a bird a bird? How do you identify a bird? Where do they live? Can you point them out to others in a tree? Find out the answers to this question and more in Bird is the Word. Register: SM.FS.Midewin_RSVP@usda.gov ...

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Discovery Isle: Bugs!

Jul. 27, 2022
Join us Wednesdays this summer for fun, family-friendly activities. This week, explore why bugs are important and how cool some bugs can be! Use one of our bug nets to see what insects we have in our ...

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BYOB Bingo

Jul. 27, 2022
Summer weather has set in, so let’s socialize while playing bingo outdoors in the beautiful setting of Prairie Bluff Preserve! Bring your own beer or wine for a little extra fun as you compete for prizes. ...

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Summer Concert: Cadillac Groove

Jul. 27, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy the Cadillac Groove. This band is a classic roc band with horns. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Honey and Wax: The Sweet History of Beekeeping

Jul. 28, 2022
Remember movies with flickering beeswax candles? It turns out beeswax was much too precious for people to waste on candles. So what was it used for? The ingenuity was incredible! Learn all about the ...

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Concerts On The Hill

Jul. 28, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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Wine bingo

Jul. 28, 2022
Join us for some Wine & Bingo. Have fun playing Bingo while, Sable Creek Winery serves up delicious wines and slushies by the glass. Cheese Plates, Charcuterie Trays, Smores Charcuterie Trays, and Pretzel ...

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Crooked Lines

Jul. 29, 2022
Classic Rock

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The Forge Sings Disney

Jul. 29, 2022 - Jul. 31, 2022
Back by popular demand! Join The Forge Sings crew for an unforgettable evening of your favorite Disney songs.

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Float-In Movie Night: Jaws

Jul. 29, 2022
Our Float-In Movie Night is back! Movie Feature - Jaws When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast ...

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Joe Majors live at the Tiki Bar

Jul. 29, 2022
Joe Majors will be playing live from 7pm to 10pm at the Tiki Bar.

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The Boat Captain's Special

Jul. 29, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Explore the Outdoors: Evening Sights and Sounds!

Jul. 29, 2022
Explore the outdoors with a naturalist as we look and listen for evening sights and sounds. Who knows what we will hear or see! Maybe we’ll see bats or hear insects. Registration required by Thursday, ...

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Night Hike: Moths

Jul. 29, 2022
Celebrate National Moth Week by exploring the night in search of moths. Moths make up 90% of the butterfly family, yet most of us can only identify one or two of them. Join a naturalist to discover ...

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Long Ladder Home entertaining @ The Hegeler Carus Mansion!

Jul. 29, 2022
Upbeat easy rock duo from central Illinois. Grounds open at 6:00pm. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. $5.00 per person, pay at gate. Food and drink allowed, as well as a chair/blanket. Food vendors will be ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Jul. 30, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Jul. 30, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2022 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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The Unemployed Architects

Jul. 30, 2022
The Unemployed Architects will be playing live at the Tiki Bar from 7pm to 10pm

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Matthew Pittman @ CatsEye

Jul. 30, 2022
Live music from singer/guitarist Matthew Pittman

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Steve Sharp

Jul. 30, 2022
Live music on the patio

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Jul. 30, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Jesse Perez live music

Jul. 30, 2022

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Jesse Perez live music

Jul. 30, 2022

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FREE Donuts & Drafts

Jul. 31, 2022
Join us at 11 AM the last Sunday of every month for a pairing of delicious Orland Park Bakery Donuts and refreshing Will County Brewing Craft Beer. The Donuts are ALWAYS FREE with any craft beer purchase ...

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Trivia Night

Aug. 3, 2022
It's time to put those endless afternoons of answering along with Jeopardy contestants to use -- come out and prove you've got the deepest well of useless information at our General Knowledge Trivia Night! Gather ...

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Summer Concert: Wayne Messmer

Aug. 3, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy the Wayne Messmer This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Midewin NTP for Kids: Dragonflies AKA Mosquito Hawks

Aug. 4, 2022
This fierce insect hunter is out friend because they love to eat mosquitoes! Discover all the colors they come in, how fast they fly, all the ways they can move in the air, and why they hang out around ...

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Concerts On The Hill

Aug. 4, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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Snapshot

Aug. 5, 2022
70's-90's Classic Rock

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Robb

Aug. 5, 2022
Robbie Gold will be playing at the Tiki Bar from 7pm to 10pm

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The Boat Captain's Special

Aug. 5, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Silverstrings entertaining @ The Hegeler Carus Mansion!

Aug. 5, 2022
Bluegrass, Country - "We love playing here. Outdoors, lots of shade and the Mansion is an Historic Landmark! Come on out!" Grounds open at 6:00pm. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. $5.00 per person, pay at ...

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Sunrise Yoga at The Forge Lemont Quarries

Aug. 6, 2022
Sunrise Yoga combines the healing modalities of breath, movement, nature, sound, and community for a truly transformative experience on your mat. Returning yoga instructor, Danielle Wilson, guides a mindfully ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Aug. 6, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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38TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW

Aug. 6, 2022
Come check out this spectacular car show! Open to all cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Vehicle registration takes place from 2 pm. Music provided. Hosted by LaSalle County Cruisers.

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Aug. 6, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2021 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Jonny Lyons and the Pride

Aug. 6, 2022
Jonny Lyons and the Pride will be playing at Knots Landing from 7[m to 10pm.

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Christina Eltrevoog @ CatsEye

Aug. 6, 2022

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Aug. 6, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Crusin' To The Slammers 2022

Aug. 8, 2022
Come on out for an evening of prison tours, cars, food, music, and fun! The car shows run from 4pm-8pm on Monday May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th & September 12th.

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Touch a Truck

Aug. 9, 2022
The Illinois Valley Building Trades, the Illinois Valley Contractors' Association and the Illinois Valley Labor Management Fund are providing a family friendly, completely FREE event for kids of all ages ...

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Trivia Night

Aug. 10, 2022
It's time to put those endless afternoons of answering along with Jeopardy contestants to use -- come out and prove you've got the deepest well of useless information at our General Knowledge Trivia Night! Gather ...

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Midewin NTP for Kids: Coyote Call

Aug. 10, 2022
They live around us and we seldom see this illusive canine. Learn how to find signs they leave behind, what they life to eat, how they communicate, and what time of day they come out to call each other. Register: ...

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Summer Concert: Motor City Review

Aug. 10, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy Motor City Review. This band features Motown. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Concerts On The Hill

Aug. 11, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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Steam Shovel

Aug. 12, 2022
Original soul blues

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The Boat Captain's Special

Aug. 12, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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The Pork Tornadoes

Aug. 12, 2022
Midwest's Premiere Party Band

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Ray's Rockets entertaining @ The Hegeler Carus Mansion!

Aug. 12, 2022
Rock & Roll 50s-80s Grounds open at 6:00pm. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. $5.00 per person, pay at gate. Food and drink allowed, as well as a chair/blanket. Food vendors will be available most nights. ...

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Morris Cruise Night

Aug. 13, 2022
We would like to welcome all Cruise Night Enthusiasts to join us for our Cruise Nights in downtown Morris, Illinois. Years ago, there was a tradition in Morris called, "Buzzing the Gut", which was a simple ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Aug. 13, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Aug. 13, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2021 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Matthew Keen @ CatsEye

Aug. 13, 2022
Matt Keen is a multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, IL. 'Restless Days' available everywhere.

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3 French Hens French Country Market

Aug. 13, 2022
Antiques, Artisans, Hand Crafted Items, Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Flowers

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Aug. 13, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Trivia Night

Aug. 17, 2022
It's time to put those endless afternoons of answering along with Jeopardy contestants to use -- come out and prove you've got the deepest well of useless information at our General Knowledge Trivia Night! Gather ...

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Summer Concert: Sealed with a Kiss

Aug. 17, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy Sealed with a Kiss. This band is a female pop rock band. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Reels at the Rialto - Bridesmaids

Aug. 18, 2022
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. ...

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Concerts On The Hill

Aug. 18, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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Rodeo Drive

Aug. 19, 2022
Classic rock/Country/Blues

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The Boat Captain's Special

Aug. 19, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Scott is Back

Aug. 19, 2022
Scott delivers some hot acoustic tunes at one of the best breweries in the land!

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Written Warning entertaining @ The Hegeler Carus Mansion!

Aug. 19, 2022
Written Warning plays all your favorite Classic Rock n Roll songs. They are a High Energy, Fun Dancing, Toe Tapping, sing along good time band. The Haunting Saxophone and vocal harmonies will sweep you ...

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Ottawa's Third Friday Artisan Market

Aug. 19, 2022
Arts, culture, and entertainment come alive every Third Friday in downtown Ottawa, Illinois, from June - August. Art vendors, music, food, and live events hosted by Open Space Gallery. Enjoy later shopping ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Aug. 20, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Third Saturday Vintage Market

Aug. 20, 2022
The Third Saturday Vintage Market features antiques, crafts, and other one-of-a-kind items you won't find anywhere else.

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Aug. 20, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2021 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Boat Safety Class

Aug. 20, 2022
This class is recommended for people who are new to boating, scouts, families that enjoy weekend boating adventures, boaters who want to brush up on their safe boating knowledge. The class is open to ...

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Aug. 20, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Utica Craft Beer Street Fest

Aug. 20, 2022
This is the 6th Annual Utica Craft Beer Street Fest. This year the event will feature Breweries, Cideries and Meaderies from though-out the state of Illinois. Check back often for new additions to the ...

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Craft Fair

Aug. 21, 2022
CRAFT FAIR WITH OVER 50 VENDORS & FOOD

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Craft Fair

Aug. 21, 2022
CRAFT FAIR WITH OVER 50 VENDORS & FOOD

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Architectural and Historical Scavenger Hunt

Aug. 21, 2022
Compete as a an individual or as a team! Join the fun in learning something new and exciting about the rich history and architecture of Ottawa, Illinois. Prizes will be awarded.

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2022 Bureau County Fair Grandstand Events

Aug. 24, 2022 - Aug. 28, 2022
The historic Bureau County Fair returns in August 2022 for the 167th Year. August 24-28th. Watch here for a schedule of events!

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Music Bingo

Aug. 24, 2022
Join us on for a fun evening of Music Bingo at Pollyanna Brewing Company in downtown Lemont! Your host will be guiding you through multiple rounds of interactive Music Bingo - with rounds full of your ...

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Summer Concert: Beyond the Blonde

Aug. 24, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy Beyond the Blonde. This is a tribute to women of rock. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Concerts On The Hill

Aug. 25, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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167th Annual Bureau County Fair

Aug. 25, 2022 - Aug. 28, 2022
The annual Bureau County Fair is five days during late August. The fairgrounds doesn't sit idle the rest of the year. You can find all types of events there from gun shows, motorcycle swap meets, flea ...

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Brushville

Aug. 26, 2022
Country

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The Boat Captain's Special

Aug. 26, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Big Uproar entertaining @ The Hegeler Carus Mansion!

Aug. 26, 2022
Big Uproar is a band from Mendota, IL, specializing in Americana, Modern and Classic Rock. Grounds open at 6:00pm. Concerts begin at 6:30pm. $5.00 per person, pay at gate. Food and drink allowed, as ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Aug. 27, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Ottawa's Music In the Park

Aug. 27, 2022
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2021 season in late June with nine musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Terry Byrne @ CatsEye

Aug. 27, 2022

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Will County Brew Run 5k

Aug. 27, 2022
Save the date! Join us for the 3rd Annual Will County Brew Run 5k!

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Aug. 27, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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FREE Donuts & Drafts

Aug. 28, 2022
Join us at 11 AM the last Sunday of every month for a pairing of delicious Orland Park Bakery Donuts and refreshing Will County Brewing Craft Beer. The Donuts are ALWAYS FREE with any craft beer purchase ...

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Summer Concert: Strungout

Aug. 31, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy Strungout. This band is a 70's rock classics band. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Concerts On The Hill

Sep. 1, 2022
The 48th "Concerts On The Hill" will begin June 2 and end September 1, 2022. Admission is FREE!! Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm for great entertainment in the great outdoors. Bring blankets ...

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StrangerZ

Sep. 2, 2022
80's classic rock and roll

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The Boat Captain's Special

Sep. 2, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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The Chicago Philharmonic - Chamber Ensembles - A Night of Tango

Sep. 3, 2022
The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles Present a Night of Tango at North America's Largest Outdoor Adventure Park

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Sep. 3, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Sep. 3, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Thresherman's Parade

Sep. 4, 2022
The Annual Thresherman's Parade delights thousands of people every year! Antique tractors and steam engines, marching bands, and more make this a don't miss parade in Pontiac, IL.

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Trivia Night

Sep. 7, 2022
It's time to put those endless afternoons of answering along with Jeopardy contestants to use -- come out and prove you've got the deepest well of useless information at our General Knowledge Trivia Night! Gather ...

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Summer Concert: Arra

Sep. 7, 2022
Grab a blanket, food and come out to enjoy Arra. This band features a classic rock band. This event is FREE and you do not need to register in advance.

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Dancing Queen

Sep. 8, 2022
51st Annual Bureau County Homestead Festival

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Reels at the Rialto - Grease

Sep. 8, 2022
Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A ...

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The Boat Captain's Special

Sep. 9, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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BBQ & Blues

Sep. 9, 2022
The rib cook-off kicks off at 7:00 am that day and contestants have until 6:00pm to turn-in their masterpieces. Judging will begin promptly at 6:00 pm and award-winning ribs announced at 8:00pm. Continue ...

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Morris Cruise Night

Sep. 10, 2022
We would like to welcome all Cruise Night Enthusiasts to join us for our Cruise Nights in downtown Morris, Illinois. Years ago, there was a tradition in Morris called, "Buzzing the Gut", which was a simple ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Sep. 10, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Illinois Valley

Sep. 10, 2022
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations ...

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DOG DAYS

Sep. 10, 2022
BRING YOUR DOG TO THE FARM ON A LEASH PLEASE, ROAM AROUND THE FARM, THEN SHOP OUR DOG RELATED VENDORS

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3 French Hens French Country Market

Sep. 10, 2022
Antiques, Artisans, Hand Crafted Items, Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Flowers

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Sep. 10, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's Illinois Valley

Sep. 10, 2022
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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Jazz'N the Street

Sep. 10, 2022
Head down to First Street and join us for the 16th annual St. Jazz’N the Street, held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Featured are a variety of Jazz musicians as well as a wine ...

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Crusin' To The Slammers 2022

Sep. 12, 2022
Come on out for an evening of prison tours, cars, food, music, and fun! The car shows run from 4pm-8pm on Monday May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th & September 12th.

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Trivia Night

Sep. 14, 2022
It's time to put those endless afternoons of answering along with Jeopardy contestants to use -- come out and prove you've got the deepest well of useless information at our General Knowledge Trivia Night! Gather ...

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The Boat Captain's Special

Sep. 16, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Sep. 17, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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Third Saturday Vintage Market

Sep. 17, 2022
The Third Saturday Vintage Market features antiques, crafts, and other one-of-a-kind items you won't find anywhere else.

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Sep. 17, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Vintage Illinois at the Canal Market

Sep. 17, 2022
The state's largest Illinois wine festival returns to North Utica this year. The festival began in 2003, and each year our following has gotten bigger and bigger. You'll enjoy some amazing music on ...

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GTOAA Cruise and Show

Sep. 17, 2022 - Sep. 18, 2022
The Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum is excited to host the 11th Annual GTOAA Cruise and Show September 17-18, 2022. September 17 the cars will be out and about, cruising to private collections in the ...

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Craft Fair

Sep. 18, 2022
CRAFT FAIR WITH OVER 50 VENDORS & FOOD

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Vintage Illinois at the Canal Market

Sep. 18, 2022
The state's largest Illinois wine festival returns to North Utica this year. The festival began in 2003, and each year our following has gotten bigger and bigger. You'll enjoy some amazing music on ...

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Music Bingo

Sep. 21, 2022
Join us on for a fun evening of Music Bingo at Pollyanna Brewing Company in downtown Lemont! Your host will be guiding you through multiple rounds of interactive Music Bingo - with rounds full of your ...

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The Boat Captain's Special

Sep. 23, 2022
Enjoy a mule-puled boat tour of the I&M Canal and lunch at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center! Step back into 1848 with our period-clothed boat crew as they guide you along the historic Illinois & ...

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Pontiac Farmers Market

Sep. 24, 2022
The Pontiac Farmers Market offers the freshest selection of locally grown and raised produce, honey, eggs, and more as well as locally-crafted items. It is a rain or shine outdoor market.

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The Class Act @ CatsEye

Sep. 24, 2022

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STARVED ROCK GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

Sep. 24, 2022
COME KAYAK AT THE #1 STATE PARK IN THE MIDWEST REGION WITH 18 CANYONS AND TOWERING ST PETERS SANDSTONE BLUFFS Starved Rock State Park COME WITH US & SEE WHAT HIKERS CAN’T SEE! This kayak tour is ...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's Illinois Valley

Sep. 24, 2022
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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