fForest Fest - Morris NEW Music Festival and Vendor Market!

05/18/2022 by  
  Make your way down to Morris for their NEW music festival, vendor market and food truck rally on Saturday, June 4, 2022. This new summer fest will provide everything you need all in one area. Explore the one-of-a-kind shopping experience with 200 vendors, enjoy del...READ MORE

Play Ball! The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp Season is Here

05/10/2022 by  
Baseball mixed with food, drinks and friends equals a great time! The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp Baseball league has their full game line up ready for you this year and you do not want to miss out. Make sure you get your tickets!  Check out their 2022 su...READ MORE


National Barbecue Day - May 16

05/10/2022 by  
Whether it’s made on you grill out back or devoured at your favorite restaurant, you can’t have a full Summer without having delicious barbecue to enjoy. Next Monday is National Barbeque Day and around the Corridor we have a few undeniably tasty restaurants for y...READ MORE

Heritage Corridor is the Future of Travel

05/03/2022 by  
This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength and promising future of the U.S. travel and tourism industry.   The 39th annual NTTW, taking place May 1-7, recognizes the Future of Travel and the cr...READ MORE


Wine On The Hill at August Hill Winery

05/02/2022 by  
The Wine on the Hill Series at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co is back and starts next Friday, May 13th and will continue each weekend until October. Kick back and relax at the August Hill & ISC winery and vineyard as you enjoy the beautiful outdo...READ MORE

3rd Annual Wild Bill Days

05/02/2022 by  
Join the LaSalle County Historical Society for their 3rd Annual Wild Bill Days this Memorial Day weekend. On May 28-29th you can celebrate LaSalle County Native James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok for a two-day event. There will be a live re-enactment of his life, a ...READ MORE


Girls Night Out in Downtown Morris

04/27/2022 by  
Stroll the streets of downtown Morris for their Girls Night Out event May 6, 2022. Grab all the ladies and come enjoy shopping, deals, delicious food and stuck around for the after party. Start the day explore all the unique shops in the area from 4 PM – 8 PM, then...READ MORE

Summer Fun at The Forge: Lemont Quarries

04/25/2022 by  
Get ready for a summer filled with excitement and adventure at The Forge: Lemont Quarries where they are back with a jammed packed and inciting summer events line up for 2022. Starting June 11, The Forge will be hosting many events which include live concerts, premiere ou...READ MORE


Vote The Forge: Lemont Quarries as Number One for the USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice

04/19/2022 by  
Help get The Forge: Lemont Quarries as the number one aerial adventure park in America for the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice! If you’ve ever been to The Forge, then you know about the endless views and adventures. For the thrill-seekers you can zipli...READ MORE

Star Union Spirits takes home gold and silver medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

04/19/2022 by  
Star Union Spirits in Peru, IL was awarded a Gold Medal for their new 75-25 Light Whiskey and a Silver Medal for their American Corn Series Apply Brandy Barrel Light Whiskey at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The 2022 San Francisco World ...READ MORE


New Exhibit Unveiling at the Joliet Area Historical Museum

04/19/2022 by  
The Joliet Area Historical Museum (JAHM) invites all of their museum members for a new exhibit unveiling next Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 6:30pm – 9:30PM. They are encouraging you to bring a friend to sign up and be a part of the JAHM family! The event will inclu...READ MORE

Explore Downtown Pontiac in Celebration of the Arts

04/12/2022 by  
  Stroll the streets of downtown Pontiac and be a part of a collaborative celebration of the arts for their Swinging Bridges Arts Festival, May 7-8, 2022. There will be many activities planned for the full weekend such as music, food, interactive arts-related display...READ MORE


Seeds of Friendship Shop-Hop

04/07/2022 by  
  Support Lockport’s very own Thimbles Quilts during the Seeds of Friendship Shop Hop on April 14, 2022. This is a virtual event and begins this Friday, April 8, 2022, and includes 7 quilt shops from around the US. Each quilt shop will go live on Facebook at 7P...READ MORE

Explore 40 Unique Vendors at Market on Canal in Lemont

04/07/2022 by  
Mabel’s Market is kicking off their 10th Market on Canal on May 1st and you do not want to miss out! Cruise the charming downtown of Lemont while exploring 40 different vendors, selling beautifully handcrafted and vintage items. Stick around and enjoy live music, beer ...READ MORE


Spring at The Forge: Lemont Quarries

04/06/2022 by  
Here is what’s to come at The Forge: Lemont for the Spring time that you do not want to miss out on: Easter Saturday Brunch with Live Music Saturday, April 16 Enjoy a delicious Forgefire Easter Brunch where you can kick bac and relax while the air fills wit...READ MORE

Fulfill Your Sweet Tooth at Utica's Sweet Stroll

03/29/2022 by  
If you have a sweet tooth, then all your dreams are about to come true! Casually stroll the streets of Utica as you try some of the tastiest treats in town on April 30, 2022. From cupcakes, ice cream, popcorn, candy to wine, boozy shots and more! Support the local busine...READ MORE


Outdoor Patios in the Heritage Corridor

03/23/2022 by  
As the weather begins to warm up, it is time to take advantage of the outdoors again. Enjoy every moment by dinning outside on the patio at your favorite restaurants, breweries, or wineries. Summer patios are starting to open back up for the season. Here is a list of restaur...READ MORE

Easter Around the Corridor

03/22/2022 by  
  Easter is right around corner and if you’re looking for plans to do with your family, we have some ideas that’ll be perfect for you. And don’t worry about cooking a full Easter dinner, cater your spread at one of our local restaurants, so you can ...READ MORE


Hop On The Road This Spring Break

03/14/2022 by  
  Make your spring break count this year by taking the fun on the road! There’s so much adventure right here in the Heritage Corridor region for you to enjoy.  Avoid all the crowds by packing up your car, grabbing some friends or family a...READ MORE

National Cocktail Day!

03/11/2022 by  
What do you call an alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or several spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit, lemonade, or cream? If you guessed, A Cocktail, then you’re right! National Cocktail Day is next Thursday, March 24, and we would love to shar...READ MORE


Free Upcoming Programs at Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center

03/09/2022 by  
Looking for outdoor adventure to get your body moving, while enjoying the beauty of nature at the same time? Well, check out all the FREE programs Starved Rock State Park has coming up that you can enjoy alone, with a group of friends, or your family. April & Ma...READ MORE

Look and Feel Good with Rachel Rene Bath & Body

03/08/2022 by  
Treat yourself to handmade, all natural body products that will leave your skin feeling soft and glowy. At Rachel Rene Bath & Body in Princeton, IL you can try an array of products from body and hand soaps, shaving bars, face scrubs, moisturizers, and natural deodorant. ...READ MORE


Submit Your Winter Photos!

02/28/2022 by  
Spring is right around the corner which means winter is almost over. Now that the seasons are changing, we would love for you to share all of your winter photos taken from around the Corridor, so that we can share them with everyone else! Let us see all the exciting adventur...READ MORE

Lockport Restaurant Week

02/22/2022 by  
Explore all the many flavors from Lockport’s Restaurant Week beginning February 28th – March 13, 2022. Experience something new and expand your taste palette with 20 restaurants in the Lockport. Coom’s Corner Sports Grill Ember’s Tap House ...READ MORE


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Forge!

02/22/2022 by  
  Dress up in green and head on over to The Forge:Lemont Quarries for their special St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. They have planned a full weekend of family fun just for you! From Saturday until Sunday, make sure you buy your tickets to come hang inside The Fo...READ MORE

Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: February 20 - February 26, 2022

02/19/2022 by  
This Week's New Beer Releases! Don't forget to get your 2022 Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Passport New Releases - Hot Spot Drops Want to get these updates in your email?  Sign up here. Sunday, February 20 ...READ MORE


Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: February 13 - February 19, 2022

02/18/2022 by  
  Welcome Back to New Beer Releases! Don't forget to get your 2022 Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Passport New Releases - Hot Spot Drops Want to get these updates in your email?  Sign up here. Thursday, February 17 ...READ MORE

Get Your 2022 Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Passport

02/16/2022 by  
The 2022 Ale Trail Passport is live! Download the Heritage Corridor app on your phone or tablet to get started.         Once you've downloaded the app, select Passports, and on the next screen, tap the Heritage Corridor Ale Trail passport. Yo...READ MORE


Ale Trail Night with the Heritage Corridor

02/14/2022 by  
The Heritage Corridor Ale Trail is back and in full effect! It’s time to take an adventure through the Corridor and explore our wonderful breweries with some of the best tasting beer! We are excited to get you set up for the 2022 passport so that you can win exclu...READ MORE

Black Owned Shops Around the Corridor

02/09/2022 by  
It is Black History Month and around the Corridor, we would like to highlight our black owned businesses in the area that you must visit. From one of the very few black owned breweries in Illinois to tasty handmade treats and fashionable styles at a local...READ MORE


Galentine’s Day Ideas

01/31/2022 by  
Rally up the girls and spend the day just celebrating each other this Galantine’s Day. If you’re needing any ideas, here are some great one that you can do with your friends and have memories to cherish.    Wine Tasting  Girlfriends and wi...READ MORE

Valentine's Day Around the Corridor

01/25/2022 by  
  Starved Rock Area – Relaxing Get warm and cozy with a weekend getaway this Valentine’s Day. Pack your car and road trip down to the Starved Rock Area for something special and unforgettable. We made an itinerary for a relaxed getaway for two so you ...READ MORE


National Plan for Vacation Day – January 25, 2022

01/19/2022 by  
Don’t let the cold weather and snow stop you from exploring the Heritage Corridor! We make it easy for you to plan a road trip with you and your family to discover new adventures. Experience the many quaint downtowns, hiking along the trails and of course all of the ta...READ MORE

Lemont’s First Downtown Ice Fest

01/19/2022 by  
Take a stroll downtown Lemont to explore 14 custom Lemont ice sculptures. While you’re there, don’t forget to shop all the amazing local businesses for something delicious to eat, or something unique to take home. There will be a live ice craving demonstratio...READ MORE


Must Read Books of 2022

01/19/2022 by  
Now that 2022 is here, it’s time to refresh your bookshelves with new and exciting reads for the year. Around the Corridor, we have a couple of bookstores that gave us an insight on popular must-read books for 2022, and we have the list to share with you. There...READ MORE

Welcome Center & Illinois Made Gift Shoppe

01/18/2022 by  
      Starved Rock Country Welcome Center & Illinois Made Gift Shoppe Featuring gifts from Illinois artisans, makers and attractions.   248 W. Canal Street North Utica, IL   Open seven days a week 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m....READ MORE


Plan Your Visit with the Heritage Corridor Widget

01/10/2022 by  
Planning the perfect day in the Heritage Corridor just got much easier!     We're excited to unveil the Heritage Corridor Widget on our site with integrated mobile apps, an interactive way to map out everything you don't want to miss in the Her...READ MORE

Learn More About Wine with Wine & Cheese Company

01/04/2022 by  
This winter, challenge yourself and begin learning more about the different styles and flavors of wine. At Wine & Cheese Company, you can take their winter term course every Wednesday from 7PM to 8PM, starting January 19th, 2022. Here is how you can purchase these co...READ MORE


Free Winter Programs at Starved Rock State Park – Jan-March 2022

01/04/2022 by  
Get active and get out to explore the beauty of nature even during the wintertime at Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. In 2022 both parks will be offering FREE programs for you to sign up for. Gather your family and friends and begin your next adventure. ...READ MORE

Finding Relaxation After The Holidays

12/16/2021 by  
How To Relax After the Holidays As the Holiday season begin to come to an end, we want to help you relax stress-free after all the hustle and bustle. If you’re looking to incorporate more self-care into your routine, here are a few ideas around the Corridor that you ca...READ MORE


Last Minute Gift Ideas

12/16/2021 by  
We know how busy things can get around the holidays and with Christmas coming up this weekend, we wanted to share with you last minute gift ideas for you to pick up today, wrap it up with a bow and place under your Christmas tree just in time for Christmas morning. These...READ MORE

Winterfest Weekend

12/13/2021 by  
  Christmas is right around the corner, so it's time to get into a jolly mood! If you’re looking for something fun to do with the entire family, then The Forge: Lemont Quarries has the perfect weekend planned out just for you. Beginning on Friday, Decemb...READ MORE


Holiday Activities Around Morris, IL

11/29/2021 by  
  Looking for family fun or are you wanting to get your friends together before the holiday, well explore downtown Morris where they have plenty of holiday fun for you to enjoy: Midnight in Morris December 3-4, 2021 Shop downtown Morris with many sales, dr...READ MORE

Small Business Saturday

11/16/2021 by  
Celebrate all the local boutiques, antiques, breweries, wineries, coffee shops and more in your area for Small Business Saturday on November 27, 2021. This holiday season, find something unique and special to gift your loved ones. Around the corridor, we have so many ama...READ MORE


Find Something Special at the Chris Kringle Market in Ottawa, IL

11/15/2021 by  
The Holiday season is here and it’s time to shop for your family and friends for Christmas. In downtown Ottawa, the Chris Kringle Market is back beginning November 26 featuring small makers, bakers, and creators from around the globe. Kicking off the first weekend,...READ MORE

Holiday Festivities Around the Corridor

11/09/2021 by  
  The holiday season is near, so it’s time to get into the jolly spirit! Around the Corridor, several of our cities have something fun for you to experience this season. From parades to tree lighting ceremonies and even a special visit from Santa himself! H...READ MORE


Home For The Holidays – Rialto Square Theatre

11/01/2021 by  
Now that we have wrapped up spooky season, it is time to start planning for a jolly holiday season at the Rialto Square Theatre. Beginning November 20th through December 22nd gather your family and get ready for all the exciting Christmas entertainment. The lineup this s...READ MORE

Forge Fear!

10/19/2021 by  
Spooky season is in full effect and at The Forge, there is plenty for you to do this weekend and next weekend. Here is the breakdown of what you can expect: Movie in the Park: The Nightmare before Christmas This event is free admission with an activity pass from the s...READ MORE


Insanity Haunted House – Peru, IL

10/12/2021 by  
Voted Illinois’ best haunted house in the last 6 years, come experience Insanity Haunted House in Peru if you dare! With over 10,000 square feet of pure terror inside, face your fears as you make your way through rooms full of torture, torment, and terrifying screa...READ MORE

Spooky Season in Lockport

10/12/2021 by  
It’s time to buckle up and get ready for the ride! Scary season is back and several towns around the Heritage Corridor has something spooky to get the hairs on the back of your neck standing up. In Lockport, gather your family and experience two of the most haunted...READ MORE


Nightmare Haunted Attraction – Princeton, IL

10/12/2021 by  
Come experience the Nightmare Haunted Attraction in Princeton, IL if you dare! This year the event will feature haunted barns, a bonfire, and souvenirs to remind you of the evening. If you still think you can handle it, the old and creepy barn at the Bureau County Fairground...READ MORE

National Dessert Day!

10/05/2021 by  
There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into something sweet and delicious right after having a hardy meal. National Dessert Day is October 14 and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t visit all these locations below to fulfill your sweet tooth! Check o...READ MORE


Take A Trolley Ride Through The Starved Rock Area

10/04/2021 by  
Around this time of year, there is plenty to do in the Starved Rock Area that are unique and full of fun. If you haven’t already experienced a Trolley Tour at the Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center, then this is the perfect time to do so as the weather and leaves...READ MORE

Scary Story Boat Tour

09/27/2021 by  
  Spooky season is slowly approaching and around the Heritage Corridor, we are ready to give you a good scare this season. To start the season, you can take a journey back to a scarier time aboard on “The Volunteer,” down the Illinois and Michigan Canal. ...READ MORE


Fall Flavors!

09/24/2021 by  
Fall is here, which means the leaves are changing, the weather is getting coolers and fall activities are in full effect! Around the Heritage Corridor there’s always plenty to do and places to go, especially our restaurants where you can get a taste of all your favorit...READ MORE

National Taco Day

09/23/2021 by  
National Taco Day is October 4th and we have some of the tastiest restaurants for you to try around the Heritage Corridor with delicious tacos on the menu! From the classic taco to an early morning breakfast taco, you can’t go wrong with any of these choices. ...READ MORE


Metra's Special Saturday Schedule

09/20/2021 by  
This fall the residents in the Chicago area can explore the towns along the Illinois and Michigan Canal with a new opportunity offered by Metra train. The Metra has created a special Saturday scheduled on its Heritage Corridor Line so that residents can explore the communiti...READ MORE

Illinois Largest Fall Festival with over 350 Vendors – The 51st Annual LaSalle County Burgoo Festival

09/17/2021 by  
Celebrate one of Illinois largest and longest running festivals on October 9-10 in the village of North Utica. This is a great event to bring your entire family to enjoy the start of fall with something to do for everybody. Established in 1969, the Burgoo Festival is an ...READ MORE


Fall Things To Do Around The Corridor

09/17/2021 by  
  Fall is almost here, and we want to make sure you are ready for all the fun festivities to come! If you’re wondering what there is to do around the Heritage Corridor in the fall, well here’s a list of things you can do as a family, solo, or with friends...READ MORE

Learn The Basics of Quilting and Win Up To $500 In Gift Cards

09/08/2021 by  
Join Thimbles Quilts virtually next Thursday, September 16 for a special class on paper piecing and enter to win a $50 gift card drawing! Thimbles has partnered with School of Sewing this month where you can tune in with 10 unique shops to learn the very basics of quilting. ...READ MORE


Fall on Canal

09/08/2021 by  
Fall is near so it’s time to switch things up and get festive! Shop small downtown Lemont with unique and fun décor to cover your home from head to toe. Join Mabel's Market for a special vintage and handcrafted street market featuring over 40 hand selec...READ MORE

Grundy County 72nd Corn Festival Celebrations

09/07/2021 by  
Come celebrate 72 years of the Grundy County Corn Festival September 22 – 26, 2021. This festival is the cornerstone event in Grundy County and a country wide celebration. It celebrates the rich agricultural history of Grundy County and offer so many fun activities suc...READ MORE


Lockport’s Military History Weekend

09/07/2021 by  
Come learn, play, and explore at Lockport’s Military History Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 11 – 12. Experience re-enactments of WWII, Civil War, and Vietnam War encampments and battles, uniforms, vehicles, and equipment of the period. You can event fl...READ MORE

Unique Shops and Dining of Wilmington, IL

09/01/2021 by  
Wilmington, IL is a beautiful town located on the historic Route 66 and nestled along the shore of the Kankakee River. This quaint town may be smaller than others but has a lot to offer. In their downtown you can find specialty and antique shops and excellent cuisine. Th...READ MORE


A Field of Sunflowers at Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm

08/30/2021 by  
Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm is open for their 3rd Annual Sunflowers Harvest. Explore over 9 acres of sunflowers, zinnias, and other flowers while you take the perfect picture and cut down your own flower to take home. Be sure to stick around for all their other activitie...READ MORE

National Read A Book Day

08/30/2021 by  
National Read A Book Day is September 6, 2021 and Prairie Fox Books in Ottawa, IL has several enticing books coming out this fall that you can preorder now. From lyrical picture books to children beginner books and even to presidential biographies, there’s something fo...READ MORE


National Red Wine Day

08/18/2021 by  
  It’s time to pull out your wine glass and pour it to celebrate National Red Wine Day August 28. Down the Heritage Corridor we have some of the best wineries and wine shops that will expand your taste palate. Wine Retailers:  August Hill Winery &nd...READ MORE

LaSalle's Music Festival Weekend

08/18/2021 by  
Let’s end the summer with a bang at LaSalle’s largest music festival happening on September 10-11. This is a 2-night event that is free for everyone to come and dance the night away. There will be live music, a rib cook-off, wine tasting, delicious food vendors, ...READ MORE


Having Lunch at H&H Family Restaurant

08/17/2021 by  
The towns along the I&M Canal have many things to offer from thrilling adventures to unique shops, and of course all the food! In downtown Lemont there’s a true treasure known as H&H Family Restaurant. This family-owned restaurant serves their community and man...READ MORE

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Tangled Roots

08/16/2021 by  
Come party with the Tangled Roots family for their annual Oktoberfest. Kicking off the festivities at The Lone Buffalo in Ottawa, save the dates for September 17-19 so you can party all weekend long. Then, do it all over again at Lock & Mule in Lockport September 24-26. ...READ MORE


Blues at the Park

08/10/2021 by  
Come dance the night away at the 4th Annual Joliet Blues Festival, held at the pavilion in Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park this Saturday, August 14, 2021. Enjoy live music while taking in all the beautiful scenery of the Des Plaines River, downtown Joliet. There will be...READ MORE

Meet the Owners of Syl's Chophouse

08/10/2021 by  
  The Heritage Corridor has some of the best places to explore, shop, and of course dine. In Rockdale, IL we have an award-winning restaurant, Syl’s Chophouse, located right off I-80 - and it’s worth every bite! Syl’s Chophouse is a family resta...READ MORE


Expereince Art At The Largest Adventure Park in the Country

08/03/2021 by  
Join The Forge: Lemont Quarries for their first Art Walk on August 22, 2021. This event is free and great for the entire family to come out and enjoy. Experience the arts like never before at the world’s largest adventure park. Take a look at the festivities: Liv...READ MORE

Upcoming Event at Bronkberry Farms

07/26/2021 by  
Bronkberry Farms, located in Plainfield, is known by the community as the farming “destination” and the best place to go for locally-grown fruits & vegetables, as well as flowers, plants and garden decorations. In addition to all of the seasonal offerings, Br...READ MORE


Enjoy Family Fun at KidzFest Downtown Joliet

07/26/2021 by  
Enjoy a day of fun and great for the entire family downtown Joliet next Saturday, August 7. There is so much to do at Joliet’s Kidzfest and it is free for everyone to come and explore! This annual event will include several interactive, educational, and fun activiti...READ MORE

90 Day Countdown for I&M Canal Passport Contest

07/26/2021 by  
It’s time to get out, explore and create new experiences down the I&M Canal National Heritage Area. Brush the dust off your passport and begin the adventures! August 3rd will mark 90 days left until the end of the 35th Anniversary Passport contest, s...READ MORE


The Bash at the Big House

07/16/2021 by  
Ever wondered what it’s like to party inside of the Old Joliet Prison? Well, here’s your chance to enjoy a unique experience inside of these mysterious walls with live performances from local talents. The Bash at the Big House is August 7 and there will be many l...READ MORE

Gerry Grossman Live at Hegeler Carus Mansion

07/16/2021 by  
Come see Gerry Grossman live at the Hegeler Carus Mansion on August 4th, for a fun and interactive show. Known as the “Human Jukebox – Reloaded” his act is a one-man comedy, rock and roll show that features audience involvement and a repertoire of thousands...READ MORE


What Summer Looks Like Around the Heritage Corridor

07/16/2021 by  
Summertime around the Heritage Corridor is so much fun because of the many experiences you can engage in whether you are exploring solo, or with a group of people. From peaceful hikes to cold tasty treats and even thrilling adventures, there is something for everyone! Tak...READ MORE

Come Aboard On The I&M Canal Boat

07/09/2021 by  
Take a journey back in time down the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area. The I&M Canal Boat reopens for the 2021season, so come aboard on the “Volunteer,” a mule-pulled 1840’s replica canal boat, while it coasts calmly up and down the ...READ MORE


Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

07/09/2021 by  
  Celebrate Happy Potter’s birthday for the 3rd year in a row at Prairie Fox Books on July 31, 2021. Come by the bookstore and get some free candy from Honeydukes, watch potion demons, play wizard games for prizes, make some great crafts and even take home some...READ MORE

National Ice Cream Day!

07/08/2021 by  
  This Sunday, July 18 is National Ice Cream Day! There is nothing like a cold treat on a hot summer day. Down the Heritage Corridor we have a few tasty places in mind for you to try when you have a sweet tooth. Rich & Creamy – Joliet  When you s...READ MORE


The Forge Ziplining

Events Happening at The Forge

07/08/2021 by  
The Forge, located in Lemont, offers adventure for every age and every ability, including the country's largest ropes challenge courses, outdoor dining, laser tag, six lakes for fishing and kayaking, miles of flat hiking, running, biking trails, races, and special e...READ MORE

Live Music During the Month Of July

07/07/2021 by  
Tis the season of live music and outdoor concerts. Around the Heritage Corridor, we have so many amazing musical performances that take place in our many bars, breweries, wine shops, and restaurants. For the rest of the month, you can enjoy live performances from local artis...READ MORE


Cruisin Through the Heritage Corridor

07/06/2021 by  
Cruise through the many downtowns around the Heritage Corridor this summer while exploring exotic, classic, one-of-kind cars you don’t normally see. It’s Cruise Night season and several of our towns are hosting fun-filled nights with more than just cars - th...READ MORE

Looking For Lincoln Scavenger Hunt 2021

07/02/2021 by  
Explore the towns where Lincoln once traveled on an adventurous and interactive scavenger hunt through LaSalle County and Pontiac, Illinois. Learn about Honest Abe’s formative years where the young lawyer argued many landmark cases and participated in le...READ MORE


Water Activities Around the Corridor

07/02/2021 by  
Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Explore one or more of our many water activities around the Heritage Corridor. Glide down a water slide at Raging Waves or sit comfortably on the I & M Canal Boat while you cruise down the river. No matter what you decid...READ MORE

Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: June 6 - June 12, 2021

06/30/2021 by  
Two Anniversary Celebrations This Week Both Miskatonic Brewing Company and Rt66 Old School Brewing are celebrating their anniveraries this weekend.   Miskatonic's 6th Anniversary Bash There will music all day long, featuring acoustic sets starting ...READ MORE


Learn About the Rich History of the Jugtown Pottery and Tile Factories

06/25/2021 by  
Next Saturday, July 12, come out and learn more about the history of Jugtown Pottery and Tile Factories of the Felix (now referred to Goose Lake) Township, 5010 N Jugtown Rd, Morris, IL 60450, from the 19th century area. Michele Micetich and Tom Turner will offer a presentat...READ MORE

Celebrating 100 Years at the Marshall-Putnam Fair

06/25/2021 by  
The Marshall-Putman Fair is celebrating their 100th Anniversary on July 14 – 18, 2021. The weekend is jammed packed with so many fun and exciting things to do from live music to demolition derby! The weekend kicks off on Wednesday, July 14 with dinner, harness racin...READ MORE


35th Annual Streator’s Fourth Of July Celebration

06/25/2021 by  
Making plans to celebrate Independence Day? Experience family fun and activities at  Streator’s 4th of July Celebration, now in its 35th year! This 5-day festival includes fireworks, a parade, a carnival, national music acts, food and beer garden, Run for Glory 5k...READ MORE

Summer 2021 Outdoor Activities

06/22/2021 by  
Now is the time to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors! The Heritage Corridor Region has plenty of wonderful outdoor activities for everyone in the family, check out some of our ideas below.     Skydive Chicago Ottawa Extreme adventur...READ MORE


Ottawa's Music In The Park Series Begins

06/18/2021 by  
Embrace Ottawa’s small-town charm, while enjoying live performances and the fresh outdoors for their new music series at the historic Washington Square Park. This summer you can pull up a chair, hangout with some friends and listen to an array of musical acts The se...READ MORE

Jump Into The Fourth of July With Skydive Chicago

06/18/2021 by  
  Jump into the holiday weekend with Skydive Chicago for their Annual 4th of July Boogie event next Thursday, July 1-4, 2021. Bring your family and friends out for a thrilling experience you can’t find elsewhere. There will be many organizers in multiple dis...READ MORE


Reunion Activities

06/16/2021 by  
  The season of family/friend reunions are right around the corner and gives us another reason to gather as a group and bond over food and fun activities! One of the best parts is exploring and trying new things with your favorite people. Check out the...READ MORE

Live Music Around the Heritage Corridor

06/11/2021 by  
Tis the season of live music and outdoor concerts. Around the Heritage Corridor, we have so many amazing musical performances that take place in our many bars, breweries, wine shops, and restaurants. For the rest of the month, you can enjoy live performances from local ...READ MORE


Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: June 6 - June 12, 2021

06/11/2021 by  
Two Anniversary Celebrations This Week Both Miskatonic Brewing Company and Rt66 Old School Brewing are celebrating their anniveraries this weekend.   Miskatonic's 6th Anniversary Bash There will music all day long, featuring acoustic sets starting ...READ MORE

Celebrate Father's Day Around the Heritage Corridor

06/08/2021 by  
  Father’s Day is this Sunday! Celebrate the men in your life with some fun activities, meals and maybe some shopping along the Heritage Corridor.   If you're looking for something to do the day before, celebrate Father’s Day Weekend wi...READ MORE


A Girls Trip Down Route 66

06/04/2021 by  
As the weather continues to get warmer, it is the perfect time to get in your car and hit the open road. A trip along The First Hundred Miles of Route 66 is always a must and an easy road trip to plan. Last week, our office traveled down to Pontiac and Dwight, IL to enjoy th...READ MORE

Family Fun at the 35th Annual Cabin Festival

06/03/2021 by  
This Saturday, June 5, 2021, take part in the 35th Annual Cabin Festival at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. This day was created to honor the pioneers who moved into the area in the 1830s. From 10 AM to 3 PM, gather your family and enjoy a full day of fun for free!...READ MORE


Miskatonic Brewing Turns 6!

06/03/2021 by  
Party with Miskatonic Brewing Company this Friday and Saturday, June 11-12, 2021, while they celebrate their 6 year anniversary! Begin the festivities on Friday where you can enjoy all the pop punk and beer you can handle. Take in live music from live performances by Accepto...READ MORE

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

05/28/2021 by  
Have you missed watching a ball game, eating your favorite ball park snacks, and ending the night with a firework spectacular? The iconic minor league baseball team, the Joliet Slammers, have an upcoming home game on Friday, June 4th that you don’t want to miss! ...READ MORE


Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: May 23- May 29, 2021

05/28/2021 by  
  Metal Monkey's Artisan Market on June 12 Mark your calendars for Metal Monkey's Artisan Market for June 12.  This event is a curated mix of over 30 artists, makers, crafts and creatives.Food from Savory Crust, Music from JD Kostyke, and of cours...READ MORE

Explore Lemont's Vintage and Handmade Businesses at Market On Canal

05/28/2021 by  
This Sunday, June 6, 2021 kick off your summer by making your way to downtown Lemont to explore their Market on Canal event. Shop over 35 vintage and handcrafted vendors while enjoying the beautiful weather. Not only can you find some amazing unique items to take home, bu...READ MORE


Can't Miss Summer Festivals in the Heritage Corridor Region

05/26/2021 by  
  Summer is here, and that means festival season! The Heritage Corridor Region has festivals throughout the season to entertain everyone in the family. Below, we have provided information on just a few of the exciting upcoming events.   Ot...READ MORE

Scenes from the Corridor