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As you travel through the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere! Consider this is your personal invitation to hometown celebrations, wine and corn festivals, one-of-a-kind music and theater festivals, historic reenactments, world-class sporting events, concerts and outdoor exploration weekends. Don't miss signature events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Festival, Starved Rock's Flock to the Rock and NASCAR. Whether you are searching for low-key entertainment or high octane adventure, search the Calendar of Events to find exactly your speed.

     
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Bringing a Land Ethic to Your Yard
Now - Mar. 20, 2019 , 7:00PM-8:00PM, doors open at 6:30PM
RSVPs are required. Jamie Viebach, Will County Director and Youth Programs Manager – Conservation Foundation Learn about the benefits of turning your yard into a natural area that supports birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. This includes using native plants, rain gardens, and pollinator gardens to create...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Euchre Tournament
Mar. 21, 2019 , 6:00PM
Euchre Tournament March 21, March 28, April 4 6:00PM – Registration begins 6:30PM – Play begins Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place – $200, 2nd place –...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Jen Evans Exhibit
Mar. 21, 2019 , 4:30PM-7:00PM
Exhibit open from March 11-April 12 On Thursday, March 21st, there will be an Artist Talk starting at 4:30PM before a reception from 5:00PM-7:00PM showcasing the works of Jen Evans....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Laura A. Sprague Gallery
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2423
Wine & Flower Arranging Class
Mar. 21, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:00PM
Sip on a glass of your favorite wine while learning how to create a floral arrangement. Create your own masterpiece in a vase that you get to take home. Class taught by The Flower Bar. ...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Wine Tasting
August Hill Winery & Tasting Room
106 Mill Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-5211
Music in the Back Door Lounge
Mar. 22, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal be...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
SOLD OUT! Full Moon Night Hike/LaSalle and Tonti Canyons
Mar. 22, 2019 , 5:30PM-7:00PM
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY -Email DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov by March 15th The trails at Matthiessen and Starved Rock close at dark daily, unless you are attending a guided hike such as this one with the Park Interpreter! Enjoy a 2 mile guided hike with the park interpreter under the glow of the full moon. Meet at the...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park-LaSalle Canyon parking lot
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Spring Afternoon Tea
Mar. 22, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Join the Canal Corridor Association for a Spring themed Afternoon Tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock 16 C...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
"My Fair Lady" by Joliet Catholic Academy Drama Dept.
Mar. 21, 2019 - Mar. 23, 2019 , Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 7 PM; Saturday Matinee: 1 PM ...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 741-0500 x417
Stuart Smith @ August Hill
Mar. 22, 2019 - Mar. 23, 2019 , 4:30PM-7:30PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.
106 Mill Street
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-5211
24 Hour Theatre Festival
Mar. 23, 2019 , 7:30PM
1 Day-1,440 Minutes-86,400 Seconds-Total Play Creation...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Studio Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5500
33rd Annual Lori's Walleye Run 5K
Mar. 23, 2019 , 9:00AM
Course starts and finishes in the parking lot of Hall High School. Certified distance, splits every mile, electronically timed, computerized race results posted on the Starved Rock Runners website, water stops on the course, traffic control, refreshments, long sleeve t-shirt guaranteed only to pre-registered runners. T...More Info
Cost: $25 registration if postmarked by March 14th, $30 through race day Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Hall High School
800 W. Erie St.
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-303-4327
Cabela's MWC Fishing Tournament
Mar. 23, 2019 , 8:00AM-4:00PM
Under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit is North America's longest-running and undisputed leader in team walleye tournaments and as an inductee into the freshwater fishing hall of fame, has set the standard for competitive walleye fishing for 35 years ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Spring Valley Boat Club
13862 Illinois 89
Granville, IL 61326
(580) 765-9031
Migration Mania!
Mar. 23, 2019 , 1:00PM-2:30PM
Certain animals love to travel, and need to travel! Monarch butterflies, sandhill cranes and Canada geese are just a few of these frequent fliers. Test your navigation IQ and discover who uses Illinois as a summer home and how animals travel thousands of miles without a map. And then take a fun mini-migration, to boot!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Spring Afternoon Tea
Mar. 23, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Join the Canal Corridor Association for a Spring themed Afternoon Tea in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Lock 16 C...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
The Steepwater Band with guests, River Road Trio
Mar. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM
NTL Productions Presents.... THE STEEPWATER BAND wsg. River Road Trio Saturday, March 23rd. River Road Trio 7pm-10pm (Taproom) Steepwater Band 10pm-1am (Brewery) FREE EVENT!...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
808 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-324-9549
33rd Annual Lori's Walleye Run 5K
Mar. 24, 2019 , 12:00PM
Course starts and finishes in the parking lot of Hall High School. Certified distance, splits every mile, electronically timed, computerized race results posted on the Starved Rock Runners website, water stops on the course, traffic control, refreshments, long sleeve t-shirt guaranteed only to pre-registered runners. T...More Info
Cost: $25 registration if postmarked by March 14th, $30 through race day Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
Hall High School
800 W. Erie St.
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-303-4327
Bunny Tails
Mar. 24, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
The Reddick Mansion is hosting a children's painting party on Sunday afternoon, March 24th, from 2-4pm. Lori McCarter, local artist and experienced party host, will instruct attendees as they complete their "Bunny Trails" painting. The painting feautres an Easter/spring theme of bright-colored polka dots and floppy-...More Info
Cost: $35.00 per painter Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-6100
Children's Painting Party with Lori McCarter
Mar. 24, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Children's Painting Party with Lori McCarter. Information on the website....More Info
Event Type: Other
Reddick Mansion
100 West Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Musica Viva: Guest Artist Concert featuring Jeffrey Ray, baritone
Mar. 24, 2019 , 3:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 General Public; $4 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $2 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
The Illinois Indians: History and Culture in Illinois
Mar. 24, 2019 , 1:30PM-2:30PM
A number of states are named after Native American Tribes, and one of them is the state of Illinois. Journey through the early history of the Illinois Indians with Dr. Dan Hechenberger in this fascinating program. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
UFPD St. Baldrick's
Mar. 24, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Other
Utica Business Association
P.O. Box 413
Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4111
Blacksmithing Tools and Techniques
Mar. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM-8:30PM
John V. Hanson will present "Blacksmithing Tools and Techniques," on March 26, at the Grundy County Historical Museum, 510 W. Illinois avenue, in Morris. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public. John V. Hanson is a local attorney who developed an interest is blacksmithing in the 1980's because h...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Grundy County Historical Society and Museum
510 W. Illinois Avenue
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-4880
Operation Habitat: The Illinois Department of Transportation and Habitat Conservation
Mar. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM-8:00PM, doors open at 6:30PM
RSVPs are required. Midewin_RSVP@fs.fed.us Stephanie Dobbs, Roadside Maintenance Manager – Illinois Department of Transportation Don't Mow It – GROW IT! Operation Habitat is IDOT's program to investigate opportunities to create, preserve or protect habitat areas on our rights-of-way, specifically to pro...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
James and the Giant Peach
Mar. 26, 2019 - Mar. 27, 2019 , 10:30AM ...More Info
Cost: $8.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Student Recital
Mar. 27, 2019 , 12:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Woodcock Walk for Adults
Mar. 27, 2019 , 6:30PM-8:00PM
Have you ever seen a timberdoodle do his acrobatic dance in the sky? Have you heard him twitter his wings with love? Don't miss out!! The program will begin with a quick inside introduction to the American Woodcock. Then, we will venture out to look and listen for this elusive bird. Meet inside Four Rivers Environmen...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Educattion Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 722-9470
Starved Rock Walkers Club
Now - Mar. 28, 2019 , 9:00AM Thursdays
Would you like someone to hike with you? Don't know where to hike? Come one, come all! Meet us on Thursdays at 9am in the Lodge lobby for pre-planned group hikes. These hikes take a few hours and usually end around noon. The best part is the hiking schedule changes each week and repeats itself each quarter so you get t...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
8152207386
Euchre Tournament
Mar. 28, 2019 , 6:00PM
Euchre Tournament March 21 March 28 April 4 6pm – Registration begins 6:30pm – Play begins Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place – $200, 2nd place – $100, 3rd...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Phantom's Fury Laser Tag for Spring Break!
Mar. 25, 2019 - Mar. 29, 2019
All new arena and game system software. Plus get your "game on" with a $30 FUN Card plus 1 indoor Attraction of your choice for only $21/person! Available Monday thru Friday March 25-29 and April 1-5 plus Easter Weekend – Sat. April 20 & Sun. April 21st. Park opens at 10AM during these weeks. *Valid day of purcha...More Info
Cost: $22 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, Il 60435
815-722-7800
Improv Uncorked - FREE
Mar. 29, 2019 , 7:00PM-9:00PM
Expect the unexpected! Join the "We've Said Worse" improv troupe at 7:00 pm. They'll ask the audience for a word, which inspires their characters and scenes (10-15 minutes) – all from the one word! Then the troupe is back to the audience for another one-word inspiration for the next round of who-knows-what-th...More Info
Cost: FREE! Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Music in the Back Door Lounge
Mar. 29, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal be...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
South Side Exiles Live at the Joliet Museum
Mar. 29, 2019 , 7:30PM
The SOUTH SIDE EXILES live in the Joliet Museum's Indoor Auditorium Theater on Friday, March 29th at 7:30pm! The Chicago rock crew known as the SOUTH SIDE EXILES play covers and original songs written & performed in the classic American style of the 1970s rock tradition. SSE cite main influences as the Beatles, Chuc...More Info
Cost: $8 Museum Members & Students - $10 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Four Rivers Scout Adventure
Mar. 30, 2019 , 10:00AM-12:00PM
Calling all scouts – girls and boys – join us for a "Scout Adventure!" Your group will test its skills while navigating through fun and educational activities that may correlate to badge/patch requirements. Stations include archery, Native American games, campfire, snacks and more. Stations will be both ind...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Envrionmental Education Center
15055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Light the Fire
Mar. 30, 2019 , 9:00AM-3:30PM
Women's empowerment conference focusing on becoming a stronger YOU: mentally, physically, financially and civically. You'll start with a continental breakfast, goody bag and warm welcome from our committee. Enjoy break-out sessions on all 4 topics, lunch and vendors. Break-out session will come together to hea...More Info
Cost: $15/$25 Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Spring Craft/Vendor Fair
Mar. 30, 2019 , 9:00AM-2:00PM
Over 35 crafters and vendors under one roof - One floor! Special Prize Drawing Table Lunch Café for purchases Church Fundraiser for Women's Ministry and Stephen Ministry! All are welcome! ...More Info
Cost: $1 donation at the door Event Type: Shopping
First Presbyterian Church - Joliet
805 Western Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
815-727-9245
Awesome Ottawa Tours
Now - Mar. 31, 2019 , 1:00 PM
Drive & Hike Longest Hike 1/3 Mile 3 Hours Moderate Exercise Indian Burials, Pioneer Graveyards & Caves 10 Years & Older View Vast Woodland and Sandstone Scenery ...More Info
Cost: $40 (12 & under free w/adult) Event Type: Nature
Dayton Bluffs Preserve
2997 IL-71
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Sunday Brunch
Now - Mar. 31, 2019 , 9:00AM-2:30PM
2019 has us bringing in the highly anticipated Sunday Brunch to the Brewery! We are excited to share with you our unique brunch menu full of sweets, savories and everything in between! On the savory side, try the Morning Glory Burger with bacon-tomato jam, sunny-egg, arugula, and cheddar or our homemade Chilaquiles Ver...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
MyGrain Brewing
50 E. Jefferson Street Suite 106
Joliet, Il 60432
815-345-3339
Historic Trolley March Tours
Now - Mar. 31, 2019 , 12:00PM-1:30PM & 1:30PM-3:00PM
Historic Trolley Tour Schedule » March: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm April-May: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Friday: 3-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakening Juried Art Competition
Now - Mar. 31, 2019 , Tues-Saturdays 10:00AM-4:00PM, Sundays 12:00PM-4:00PM
Plum Creek Nature Center in partnership with the Nature Foundation of Will County will host a juried art competition featuring local artists. Enjoy this one of a kind art exhibition and also participate in a public vote for the winners. Artists will submit artwork inspired by the theme "Spring Awakens." All approved 2...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 S. Dutton Road,
Crete, IL
815-722-9470
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 1, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Paddling in Will County
Apr. 3, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:00PM
Join certified canoe and kayak instructors for a presentation on safe paddling in Will County. This discussion will also provide information on local places to paddle. The program is offered indoors in an accessible facility. Ages 16 or older. Registration required by Monday, April 1: 815.722.9470. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Enviromental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Carol Burnett Skits - Dinner Theatre
Apr. 4, 2019 , 6:30PM - SHOW ONLY
The Carol Burnett Skits From 1967 through 1978, one of the great staples of American television was the Carol Burnett Show, a sketch comedy/variety show that every week gave its audience the gifts of laughter and beautiful music/dancing. The talented regular cast and the never-ending array of guest stars kept the sh...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Theater
319 N. Plum Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Euchre Tournament
Apr. 4, 2019 , 6:00PM
Euchre Tournament March 21 March 28 April 4 6pm – Registration begins 6:30pm – Play begins Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place – $200, 2nd place – $100, 3rd...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 4, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
TUSK: The World's Number 1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Apr. 4, 2019 , 7:30 PM
TUSK, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, is the #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come c...More Info
Cost: Tickets start at $26 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Phantom's Fury Laser Tag for Spring Break!
Apr. 1, 2019 - Apr. 5, 2019
All new arena and game system software. Plus get your "game on" with a $30 FUN Card plus 1 indoor Attraction of your choice for only $21/person! Available Monday thru Friday March 25-29 and April 1-5 plus Easter Weekend – Sat. April 20 & Sun. April 21st. Park opens at 10AM during these weeks. *Valid day of purcha...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, Il 60435
815-722-7800
Music in the Back Door Lounge
Apr. 5, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal be...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Composting 101
Apr. 6, 2019 , 2:00PM-3:00PM
A zero-waste life might not be a reality for you yet, but composting household scraps can certainly help! Learn the basics of how to set up a compost bin at home and the different options available. As an added bonus, dig into information about the hardest worker of the compost bin: the worm. Isle a la Cache Museum is ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Easter Egg Hunt
Apr. 6, 2019 , 1:00PM
Rain date: April 20th...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Spring/Summer
Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Migratory Bird Hike
Apr. 6, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natural surf...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-886-1467
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 6, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Planning a Group Campout for Youth Leaders
Apr. 6, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
This program is designed for beginning and experienced youth group leaders new to camping. Our experienced staff will provide you with the information and tools needed to help you plan a youth group camping trip. Come to this workshop and you will leave a confident camper. We will go over all of the basics, including c...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
815-722-9470
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 6, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Carol Burnett Skits - Dinner Theatre
Apr. 5, 2019 - Apr. 7, 2019 , Friday & Saturday 6:00PM | Sunday 12:30PM
The Carol Burnett Skits From 1967 through 1978, one of the great staples of American television was the Carol Burnett Show, a sketch comedy/variety show that every week gave its audience the gifts of laughter and beautiful music/dancing. The talented regular cast and the never-ending array of guest stars kept the sh...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Theater
319 N. Plum Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Doing Time in Joliet
Apr. 5, 2019 - Apr. 7, 2019 , Times Vary (See below)
An endurance roadracing series for cars that cost $500 or less. SPECTATOR TICKETS All-access spectator passes $30 at the gate. Kids under 16 free. Note: Autobahn charges $5 spectator fee for Friday. (This is on top of the $30 Sat/Sun fee above if spectating all three days.) SCHEDULE: South Track Friday, 5 April ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Autobahn Country Club
3795 Centerpoint Way
Joliet, IL 60436
(815)722-2223
Take a Hike & Lunch
Apr. 6, 2019 - Apr. 7, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in April Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Little Bighorn Battle
Apr. 7, 2019 , 1:00PM
Steve Dancey will share his stories and historical interpretations of the Battle of the Little Bighorn between the 7th US Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne Warriors. Steve recently spent more time as a National Park Ranger volunteer at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana....More Info
Cost: Free Will Donation Event Type: Education/History
St. John's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
607 10th Ave
Mendota, IL 61342
815-539-3373
Living History Demonstration
Apr. 7, 2019 , 12:00PM-3:00PM
Experience history up close and personal. Find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents at this program. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group of re-enactors, presenting a sample of the 18th-century fur trading life. April's demonstration has a special theme focusing on wea...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 7, 2019 , 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 8, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up, O Men
Apr. 9, 2019 , 2:00PM
This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. Rise Up, O Men features familiar faces: Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson who ...More Info
Cost: Starts at $20.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
15 E Van Buren St
Joliet, Il 60435
828-489-1874
Flight Night Progressive Dinner
Apr. 10, 2019 , 5:00PM
Join us for the third series of our Flight Night Progressive Dinner! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create an unforgettable event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Our Flight Night progressive dinner is available the second Wednesday of each month, from November th...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Dining
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Little Explorers: Eggs
Apr. 10, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program with hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more! April's theme will focus on bird eggs and their characteristics. There will be a variety o...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Carol Burnett Skits - Dinner Theatre
Apr. 11, 2019 , 6:30PM - SHOW ONLY
The Carol Burnett Skits From 1967 through 1978, one of the great staples of American television was the Carol Burnett Show, a sketch comedy/variety show that every week gave its audience the gifts of laughter and beautiful music/dancing. The talented regular cast and the never-ending array of guest stars kept the sh...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Theater
319 N. Plum Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Easter Afternoon Tea
Apr. 11, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Why not treat yourself to a relaxing Easter themed Afternoon Tea experience? Located in the Lock 16's Vintage Room you will spend time relaxing with friends, or meet new friends. The afternoon tea menu features a variety of tasty teas, delectable savory tea sandwiches, scones served with Devonshire Cream & Jam, sweet m...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Per Person (Reservation Required) Event Type: Dining Holiday - Spring/Summer
Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-223-1851
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 11, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Jen Evans Art Exhibition
Now - Apr. 12, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College - Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Afternoon Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln
Apr. 12, 2019 , 2:00PM-4:00PM
Join the Canal Corridor Association for an Afternoon Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Loc...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Music in the Back Door Lounge
Apr. 12, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal be...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Skip Garparis Time Travels to The Heroes of Rock
Apr. 12, 2019 , 7:00PM
Take an unbelievable trip through the 40's/50's/60's with the hits of Little Richard, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Muddy Waters, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Who & beyond! ...More Info
Cost: $10 Museum Members | $12 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
The Heroes Of Rock!
Apr. 12, 2019 , 7:30PM
Skip Griparis Time Travels To "The Guys Who Gave us Rock"! on Friday, April 12th at 7:30 pm at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. Laugh, Learn & ROCK with 100 voices of the powerhouse Singer, Guitarist, Comedian & Impressionist, Skip Griparis! Take an unbelievably fun trip through Rock's evolution of the 40's/50's/6...More Info
Cost: $10 Museum Members & Students - $12 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
All My Sons
Apr. 9, 2019 - Apr. 13, 2019 , 7:30 PM
Joe Keller and Herbert Deever turned out defective airplane parts, causing the death of 21 pilots in World War II. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and became richer, growing his business. Despite this, a love affair between Keller's son, Chris, and Deever's daughter, Ann develops. Paired with ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Afternoon Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln
Apr. 13, 2019 , 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the Canal Corridor Association for an Afternoon Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln in the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center Vintage Room. Afternoon teas have been enjoyed for centuries and have been touted as a miracle cure and most potent health drink ever. Spend the afternoon with friends in the Vintage Room at the Loc...More Info
Cost: $24.95 Event Type: Dining
Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 13, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Spring Eco-Baskets Workshop
Apr. 13, 2019 , 9:00AM-11:00AM
Spend a spring morning in the company of fellow crafters! Learn the craft of basket weaving with an environmental spin. Old newspapers and magazines will be rolled and woven into baskets that can be used for storage, gifts and decoration. All materials will be provided. No experience is necessary, but some finger dexte...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
815-722-9470
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 13, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Collecting 101
Mar. 23, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019 , 2:00PM
Guest Curator, Lauren Ball is in conversation with artist Kelly Kaczynski. They will be discussing her rigorous studio practice in both printmaking and sculpture. Our lender to the exhibition, Browne Goodwin will also be onsite as we honor his dedication to emerging artists. On view until April 14....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Illinois State Museum - Norton Building
201 W. 10th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-7400
"Freaky Friday" by Providence High School
Apr. 11, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019 , Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 7 PM; Sunday: 3 PM ...More Info
Cost: $9 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
201 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-485-2136 x3323
Carol Burnett Skits - Dinner Theatre
Apr. 12, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019 , Friday & Saturday 6:00PM | Sunday 12:30PM
The Carol Burnett Skits From 1967 through 1978, one of the great staples of American television was the Carol Burnett Show, a sketch comedy/variety show that every week gave its audience the gifts of laughter and beautiful music/dancing. The talented regular cast and the never-ending array of guest stars kept the sh...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Performing Arts
Eagle Theater
319 N. Plum Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Peter and the Star Catcher
Apr. 12, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019 , Friday 8:00PM | Saturday 4:00PM & 8:00PM | Sunday 2:30PM
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (aka Peter Pan). The show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair...and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian E...More Info
Cost: $11.25-$12.25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5250
All My Sons
Apr. 13, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Take a Hike & Lunch
Apr. 13, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in April Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Living with Wildlife: A Balance Helping Nature
Apr. 14, 2019 , 1:30PM-2:30PM
Have you ever wondered what to do with a baby animal, or an injured or orphaned animal? Join Nancy Johnson, of the 2nd Hand Ranch and Rescue from Princeton, Illinois as she talks about her life as a wildlife rescuer and helps us understand how to live with wildlife on and off of the trail. By Nancy Johnson, Second H...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2668 East 873 Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4726
Musica Viva: Chamber Music in the Gallery
Apr. 14, 2019 , 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 General Public; $4 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $2 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College - Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 14, 2019 , 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 15, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Johnny Cash Tribute
Apr. 15, 2019 - Apr. 17, 2019 , 11:30AM
"Walk the Line" with Bennie Wheels and his band. The Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash, June Carter and The Tennessee Three, is the Nation's #1 and most authentic representation of the Man in Black in his "Folsom Prison" era prime! Seeing is believing, and when you go "Walkin' the Line" with Bennie Wheels, there's no dou...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Dinner Lecture: Marshall Field's and Chicago
Apr. 18, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the beautiful, historic Public Landing Restaurant in Lockport, IL, with presenter Sarah Sullivan and her presentation Marshall Field's and Chicago. For over 150 years, Marshall Field and Company was Chicago's store, run by the most innovative retailer of the 19th century. Chicago na...More Info
Cost: $35.00 Event Type: Dining
Public Landing Restaurant
200 West 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815-200-1848
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 18, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Music in the Back Door Lounge
Apr. 19, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal be...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Busy Beaver Craft Club
Apr. 20, 2019 , 10:00AM-4:00PM
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for "Busy Beavers Craft Club." Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home. In April, create an exotic bird mask. Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility. Ages 12 or younger (accompanied by an adult). No registration re...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Incredible Eggs
Apr. 20, 2019 , 2:00PM-3:00PM
'Tis the season to be thinking about eggs and what these little beauties have to offer. Learn to identify different reptile and bird species by their eggs and nests. Try an egg-y experiment! Walk through Isle a la Cache preserve to find evidence of our egg-laying friends. This program begins inside the museum and will ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lake Renwick Migratory Bird Hike
Apr. 20, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-886-1467
New Plants for 2019
Apr. 20, 2019 , 1:00PM
Join us inside our event center, The Barn, to learn about some exciting new plant varieties including hostas, perennials, trees and shrubs. Molly will share photos, some growing tips, and specifics of where you can utilize these beauties in your own space. Free workshop....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 20, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Take a Hike & Lunch
Apr. 20, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in April Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 20, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Spring Break Special at Haunted Trails Joliet
Mar. 25, 2019 - Apr. 21, 2019 , (See description)
Check out the NEW "Phantom's Fury" Laser Tag this Spring Break! All new arena and game system software. Plus get your "game on" with a $30 FUN Card plus 1 indoor attraction of your choice for only $21/person! Available Monday-Friday March 25-29 and April 1-5 plus Easter Weekend Sat. April 20 & Sunday. April 21. (Vali...More Info
Cost: Free to enter; $21/person for Spring Break Special Event Type: Sports/Recreation Other
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, Il 60435
815-722-7800
Phantom's Fury Laser Tag
Apr. 20, 2019 - Apr. 21, 2019
All new arena and game system software. Plus get your "game on" with a $30 FUN Card plus 1 indoor Attraction of your choice for only $21/person! Available Monday thru Friday March 25-29 and April 1-5 plus Easter Weekend – Sat. April 20 & Sun. April 21st. Park opens at 10AM during these weeks. *Valid day of purcha...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, Il 60435
815-722-7800
Channahon Lanes Easter Sunday
Apr. 21, 2019 , 3:30PM-9:00PM
Hop on over for some eggstra special fun! Two games of bowling or 1 round of mini golf for $6....More Info
Cost: $6 per person for 2 games of bowling or 1 round of mini golf Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-2026
Easter Brunch Buffet at Grizzly Jack's
Apr. 21, 2019 , 11:00AM-3:00PM
Bring the entire family to this Easter Brunch Celebration complete with exquisite options the whole family will enjoy! Who knows, even the Easter Bunny could be stopping by!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, Il 61373
(866) 399-3866
Easter Buffet
Apr. 21, 2019 , 10:30AM-6:00PM
Join us on Easter Sunday for our Easter Buffet! Available 10:30am – 6pm. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call (815) 220-7386. Price per person includes buffet, a non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. Payment is required at time of reservation. ...More Info
Cost: $32.98 adults | $16.50 children (10 & under) Event Type: Dining
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 21, 2019 , 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 22, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Straight No Chaser: One Shot Tour
Apr. 24, 2019 , 7:30 PM
Straight No Chaser has had an amazing decade. Ten years after turning a collegiate hobby into a recording career that has taken them around the world on tour, the a cappella group tells its story through music on ONE SHOT. Their seventh LP features 16 genre-spanning songs, and 10 entertaining conversational interlud...More Info
Cost: Tickets start at $39.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
15 E Van Buren St
Joliet, Il 60435
828-489-1874
Student Recital
Apr. 24, 2019 , 12:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
8152802223
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 25, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Reels at the Rialto - "Rudy"
Apr. 25, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The new movie series, Reels at the Rialto, is a nod to our Vaudeville movie palace past, and will feature past and recently past movies for the entire family, shown on the retro movie screen by the new projector, generously donated by the Rialto Square Volunteers, inside the beautiful Rialto Square Theatre. Doors will...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Music in the Back Door Lounge
Apr. 26, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:00PM
There's no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal be...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Back Door Lounge & Dining Room
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Dividing Perennials
Apr. 27, 2019 , 1:00PM
As the growing season gets started, we'll demonstrate how to divide a variety of perennials, including hostas, daylilies and grasses. Most perennials are hardy and easily divided, and spring is generally the best time to divide. We'll also discuss some of the perennials that should be divided at other times of the year...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Ecology of Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers
Apr. 27, 2019 , 1:30PM-2:30PM
The onset of spring brings beautiful wildflowers to the woodlands of Illinois, and Starved Rock State Park is home to a rich variety of common and rare spring ephemeral wildflowers. These plants deploy an amazing array of strategies to deal with the challenges of living on the forest floor. This talk will cure your w...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Habit for Health 10K and 3Mile Run
Apr. 27, 2019 , 8:00AM
7th Annual St. Margaret's Habit for Health 10K and 3 Mile Run. Proceeds benefit the St. Margaret's Foundation. This event benefits the ongoing construction and renovations to the Hospital, including the Esophageal and Colon Cancer Prevention Center. Contact Gina Mudge for more information: 815.378.9726; gcmudge@gmail.c...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
St. Margaret's Family Health Center
415 E. 2nd St
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-378-9726
Migratory Bird Hike
Apr. 27, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan. Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 27, 2019 , 11:00AM & 2:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Riverview Farmstead Tour
Apr. 27, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
Riverview Farmstead is a historic farm tucked away in modern suburbia. Join us to view the interiors of the 19th-century buildings and explore the grounds. A naturalist will share information about the era as well as stories of the Clow family who owned the farm. This program takes place outdoors on crushed limestone t...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Riverview Farmstead
5220 Book Rd.
Naperville, IL 60564
815-886-1467
Scout Flea Market
Apr. 27, 2019 , 9:00AM-2:00PM
Scout Flea Market is a sweet, charming, family friendly, and free market which takes place at True North, one of the BEST vintage stores around. Stroll through 25 vendors set up outside, in the parking lot. They travel from all over just to bring you the 'good' things... vintage, antiques, salvage and furniture. Then s...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, Il 60450
815-705-0161
Stems and Stilettos Wine Tasting
Apr. 27, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Streator Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fundraising event. Wine, Craft beer, silent and live auctions....More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting
Knights of Columbus Hall
806 Oakley Ave.
Streator, IL 61364
Tie the Knot! - Bridal Open House at the Museum
Apr. 27, 2019 , 12:00PM-5:00PM
Recently Engaged? Check out what The Joliet Area Historical Museum has to offer to make your dream wedding a reality! Local professionals will be on site to help you with all your bridal needs. Free Admission, Man Cave with craft beer & artisanal jerky, Bridal Bingo, Door Prizes & Full Cash Bar will be available...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 27, 2019 , 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
I&M Canal Clean Up
Apr. 22, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019
The Canal Corridor Association is coordinating a canal-wide cleanup on Monday, April 22nd to Sunday April 28th. All interested volunteers should contact Mara Moore, the Programs Coordinator at the Canal Corridor Association at 815-220-1848 ext. 1838 or by email at programs@iandmcanal.org. The Illinois and Michigan Can...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Nature
I&M Canal State Trail
754 First Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-220-1848
Peter and the Star Catcher
Apr. 25, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019 , Thursday, Friday 8:00PM | Saturday 4:00PM & 8:00PM | Sunday 2:30PM
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (aka Peter Pan). The show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair...and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian E...More Info
Cost: $11.25-$12.25 Event Type: Performing Arts
Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Il 60446-2200
815-836-5250
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Latitude 41
Apr. 26, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 8:00PM | Sunday 2:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Spring MegaHike
Apr. 27, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019 , 8:30AM & 9:00AM
Join us for the 2019 Spring Mega Hike! Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30AM and 9:00AM both days. Expected time for lunch is 1pm and 1:30pm. We expect to return to the Lodge at approximately 4:30 and 5pm. Board the Starved Rock Trolley with a pair of guides where the trolley will take you to the east end of the park to ...More Info
Cost: $37 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Take a Hike & Lunch
Apr. 27, 2019 - Apr. 28, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in April Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter's Sandstone. If you're part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Baker Shootout 2019
Apr. 28, 2019 , 12:30PM - 5:30PM
Tournament Rules 1. Tournament entries will be accepted beginning January 1, 2019. 2. Check-in begins at 11:30 AM on day of event. Entry closes at 12:15 PM. 3. Tournament is open to adult bowlers only. It is not open to high school bowlers. 4. Each team will consist of five bowlers, any combination of male and fe...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W. Eames St.
Channahon, IL 60410
(815) 467-2026
Choral Masterworks Concert
Apr. 28, 2019 , 3:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $8 General Public; $5 Seniors, Faculty, and Staff; $3 Students Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Corvettes-Unlimited Indoor Corvette Show
Apr. 28, 2019 , 8:00AM-2:00PM
43rd "INDOOR' Corvette and GM Parts Show April 28 8AM-2PM Rain or Shine be On Time ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Hawk Auto
2001 W Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-6951
Old Joliet Prison Tours
Apr. 28, 2019 , 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! April Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – October. Tours last approximately 90 m...More Info
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for General Public Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Apr. 29, 2019 , 11:00AM
Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommend...More Info
Cost: $32 adult | $27 children (10 and under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Historic Trolley April Tours
Apr. 6, 2019 - Apr. 30, 2019 , Saturdays & Sundays
April - May Tours: Saturday 3:00PM-4:30PM Sunday 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-3:00PM, 3:00PM-4:30PM Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visit...More Info
Cost: $12 adults | $10 seniors (60 & older)) | $8 (10 & under) Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Hiking With Your Hound
Apr. 30, 2019 , 5:30PM-6:30PM
Enjoy a guided, colorful wildflower walk in the woods with your pup! Meet new friends and other dog owners as we explore the landscape. The program begins at Frederick's Grove Shelter. Dress for the weather. Hikes are 1-2 miles over uneven, natural terrain. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet. All owners...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Sports/Recreation Nature
McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove
27110 S. McKinley Woods Rd.
Channahon, IL 60410
815-722-9470
Owl Pellet Dissection
Apr. 30, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:00PM
Owl pellets are a visual representation of the food chain in action. Join a naturalist to investigate the connections between owls and their environment. This program involves a short presentation about owls and the chance to dissect a pellet yourself. Who knows what you will find? All tools and pellets will be provide...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Knights of Columbus Monthly Community Exhibit
May. 1, 2019 - May. 31, 2019
Discover the history behind this Catholic fraternal service organization and learn about their charitable efforts throughout the World. For more information, please visit http://jolietmuseum.org ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
JJC Student Art Show
Apr. 29, 2019 - Jun. 28, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College - Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2223
Museum's Summer Schedule Begins
Apr. 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019 , Monday - Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM | Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM
For more information, please visit http://jolietmuseum.org...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Mule-Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Apr. 28, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019 , 10:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM
Climb aboard a replica 19th century mule-pulled canal boat and ride the route Lincoln traveled! Your guides, dressed as Canal era crew, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois Prairie. Meet our mules, Moe & Joe, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Chic...More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type: Ongoing
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Awesome Ottawa Tours
May. 1, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019 , TBD
Cocktail/Walking May-November 1.5 Miles/3 Hours, starting at Ottawa Visitors Center. Easy Exercise. Visit 3-4 Saloons Local History & Libations (21+). Cocktails the Locals Love; History w/ a Twist of Lime. ...More Info
Cost: $30 (plus drinks & tip) Event Type: Nature
Ottawa Visitors Center
1028 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737

 


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