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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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Evenings on The Patio Series-Arboretum Walk
May. 20, 2019 , 6:30PM
We are excited to introduce this season an evening on the patio at our event center, The Barn. Enjoy the fresh air and peaceful surroundings, and a complimentary beer or wine. Plan a date night, a girl's night out, or come on your own. Arboretum Walk: The Hornbakers have been planting trees and shrubs on their 40 acr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 20, 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
Trivia Night
May. 21, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Rock Around the Clock Tribute
May. 20, 2019 - May. 22, 2019 , 11:30AM
Direct from her Smoky Mountain theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we present Patty Waszak. Patty's show combines a wide variety of music along with comedy and audience participation. She is a dynamic singer, hilarious comedienne and great musician. Enjoy all of those upbeat toe tappers people know and love to sing alo...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Paint your Pup Night
May. 22, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Aided by our fun-loving instructors, create an original masterpiece of your pet, all while enjoying food and drinks! For this class, we are donating a portion of every ticket to Pug Hugs Pug Rescue. Whether you have a cat, dog, bird, or lizard- come join us as we paint masterpieces of our pets while supporting a great ...More Info
Cost: $45 per ticket Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
The Sound of Music: Live on Stage
May. 22, 2019 , 7:30 PM
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Rialto Square Theatre. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including "My Favori...More Info
Cost: Tickets start at $48.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
(815)726-7171
Touch-A-Truck
May. 22, 2019 , 10:00AM-1:00PM
All ages welcome at this FREE event sponsored by D'Arcy Buick GMC! Is your preschooler fascinated with trucks and large equipment? Then Touch-a-Truck is the perfect event! Your children can climb, sit, and play on a variety of trucks. There will be indoor and outdoor activities specially geared for preschoolers. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center (Parking Lot)
3000 W. Jefferson
Joliet, Il
815-741-7275
Cadillac Groove Concert
May. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM
Kicking off the series of great ROOFTOP CONCERTS at the Joliet Historical Museum. We can't wait! This is the coolest concert at the coolest venue. You gotta be there. Be sure to call early and get your tickets. This sells out FAST!!!...More Info
Cost: $10 members | $12 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Marvel Comics Trivia
May. 23, 2019 , 8:00PM
Bonus points for those dressed as Marvel Characters! Who will be the Superhero on your team?!? Eat, Drink, Think & Win! Prizes to the top 3 teams! ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Embers Tap House
933 S. State St.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-552-3031
Trivia Night
May. 23, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM
Bull and Balance Catering will be serving dinner from 5:30pm-8:30pm!...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
Turtles Rock
May. 23, 2019 , 6:30PM-7:30PM
Celebrate World Turtle Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks. Along the way, discover why North America is called Turtle Island. Spend time with our live models, the Blanding's turtles that call Isle a la Cache home. When the program is done, hide your rock for someone else to find – and brighten their d...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Crawfish Boil-Friday's in May
May. 24, 2019 , 5:00PM
Join us for our Annual Crawfish Boil it' EVERY Friday in the month of May. ONLY VALID ON FRIDAY'S IN MAY AFTER 5:00PM....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Improv Uncorked featuring "We've Said Worse"
May. 24, 2019 , 7:00 PM
Theatre improv, snacks & cash bar...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
8157243761
Live Music by Brent Brown
May. 24, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Embers Tap House
933 S. State St.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-552-3031
Streator Park Fest
May. 24, 2019 , 5:00PM
Outdoor festival featuring carnival, entertainment, food, craft, vendor booths and live music. Sponsored by Streator Community Center....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Streator City Park
N. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Tractor Show
May. 24, 2019 , 10am - 2pm
On Saturday May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. antique tractors and other farm equipment will be on display in the Princeton Public Library parking lot at 698 E Peru Street in Princeton. The Tractor Show is co-sponsored with the Indian Valley Antique Club. Club members will be happy to talk to you about their tractors and a...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Princeton Public Library
698 E Peru Street
Princeton, IL 61356
8158751331
Memorial Day BBQ
May. 24, 2019 - May. 25, 2019 , 2:00PM-9:00PM
Kick off you Summer with the family during our Memorial Day BBQ! We know you missed these Summer favorites complete with a cocktail list to match. Perfect occasion after you have been splashing in our indoor waterpark!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, Il 61373
(866) 399-3866
Food Truck Lunch in the Gardens
May. 25, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
FOOD TRUCKS AT THE GARDENS! Saturday, May 25 – Sam's Chicago Style Hotdogs Saturday, June 1 – Farmer Smoked BBQ Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8 – Backyard Party Guys...More Info
Event Type: Other
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, Il 63156
815-659-3282
Home Brew Day Bottle Share
May. 25, 2019 , 3:00PM-6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Miniature Garden "Make & Take" Workshop
May. 25, 2019 , 1:00PM
This is a hands-on workshop for all ages in which you will learn how to create and care for your very own miniature garden. Molly Hornbaker Blogg will provide information on how to get started and assist you along the way. You simply bring your creativity and ideas! Fee includes your container, soil, and plants. You pi...More Info
Cost: $40.00 Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
May. 25, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Starved Rock Brew Fest
May. 25, 2019 , 12:00PM-5:00PM
The third annual Starved Rock Country Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, May 25th, 2019. The fest will feature over 60 unique American craft beers, live music and local food. Join us in downtown Ottawa for the most anticipated new craft beer events of the year. Tickets go on sale February 28th at 10:00 AM!...More Info
Cost: $35 general admission | $10 designated driver Event Type: Festivals
Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N)
111 Lincoln Place
Ottawa, IL 61350
(888) 695-0888
Super Seeds
May. 25, 2019 , 11:00AM-12:30PM
Take a good look at that maple tree in your yard. Did you know it started as a seed no bigger than your thumb? In this program, learn all about seeds, where they come from, how they move, and the powerhouse stored inside. Make a traveling seed and a seed "bomb" to take home and plant. Isle a la Cache Museum is an acces...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-1467
Waterfall & Canyon Tours
May. 25, 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
Wild Bill: An Evening with James Butler Hickok
May. 25, 2019 , 7:00PM
Wild Bill Hickok: An Evening with James Butler Hickok Doors open at 6:00PM, Showtime 7:00PM "All my Children's" Walt Willey is Wild Bill. Question and Answer and Meet & Greet immediately following show! Tickets are available by calling 815-667-4861 or emailing: office.lchs@gmail.org ...More Info
Cost: $25 | $20 for LCHS Members Event Type: Education/History Performing Arts
LaSalle County Historical Society
210 Clark Street
Utica, Il
815-667-4861
Brunch in Joliet
Now - May. 26, 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: Dining Ale Trail
MyGrain Brewing
50 E. Jefferson Street Suite 106
Joliet, Il 60432
815-345-3339
Old Joliet Prison May Tours
Now - May. 26, 2019 , Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! May Dates are Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM May 3rd & 10th-Haunted Tour @ 6:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April – O...More Info
Cost: $15-$20 Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Historic Trolley May Tours
Now - May. 26, 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 Visi...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
Take a Hike & Lunch
May. 25, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in May 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 describes ...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Wild Bill Days and Vendor Show
May. 25, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , 12:00PM-10:00PM
LaSalle County Historical Society Presents Wild Bill Days! SATURDAY: Old West Regulators Re-enactments 1:00PM-4:00PM (Museum Parking Lot) Vendor Show 12:00PM-6:00pm (near re-enactment) Special exhibit on loan from Deadwood (Heritage Center) Walt Willies "Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok" SUNDAY:...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
LaSalle County Historical Society Museum
101 E Canal St.
North Utica, IL 61373
Wild Bill Hickok Days
May. 25, 2019 - May. 26, 2019 , 12:00PM-10:00PM
LaSalle County Historical Society presents Wild Bill Hickok Days. Live re-enactments will take place along the historic I&M Canal from 1-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Event will also include vendors, a special Wild Bill exhibit that will include a brand new exhibit from Deadwood. At night we will have events and mu...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History Festivals
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Brewery Tour
May. 26, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
May. 26, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
The Henry Torpedo Boys
May. 26, 2019 , 5:00PM
The Henry Torpedo Boys at it! A little Swingin' Jazzin' Band that you just don't want to miss!!!...More Info
Cost: No Cover Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-223-8960
Memorial Day Bowling Promo
May. 27, 2019 , 12:00PM-9:00PM
Thanks to our veterans and military personnel. Enjoy one game of bowling with shoes or one round of mini golf on us!...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-2026
Memorial Day Guided Hike
May. 27, 2019 , 9:30AM-11:00AM
Hikes will take visitors to Starved Rock and French Canyon (3/4 mile round trip)...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Memorial Day Parade and Observance
May. 27, 2019 , 10:30 AM
10:30am – Parade begins at Chapin Park and continues down Liberty Street to the courthouse. 11:00am – Observance at the Grundy County Courthouse. Sponsored by Morris VFW. For additional information, contact the Morris VFW at (815)-942-0605....More Info
Event Type: Festivals Holiday - Spring/Summer
Chapin Park
E Benton Street
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Trivia Night
May. 28, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Matt & Kat Blomquist
Jun. 28, 2019 - May. 28, 2019 , 9pm
Matt and I went to high school, together, and we are excited to be back in touch and play in a cover duo together. some we cover are STP, Crowded House, Gavin Degraw, Craig David, Usher, RHCP, Better Than Ezra, Melissa Etheridge, Radiohead, Keith Urban, l...More Info
Cost: No Cover Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-223-8960
Reels at the Rialto - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
May. 30, 2019 , 7:00 PM
May 30th - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn (John Boyega) crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid c...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Knights of Columbus Monthly Community Exhibit
Now - 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
Crawfish Boil-Friday's in May
May. 31, 2019 , 5:00PM
Join us for our Annual Crawfish Boil it' EVERY Friday in the month of May. ONLY VALID ON FRIDAY'S IN MAY AFTER 5:00PM....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
34th Annual Cabin Festival
Jun. 1, 2019 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
See authentic pioneer crafts done by the Prairie Partners as they re-enact in authentic dress. Visit the Cragg Cabin history exhibit and prairielife presentations. Park your car in the visitor center parking area. Walk the trail to the Cabin or ride the wagon. Some demonstrators and vendors will have items for sale. Th...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, Il 60450
815-942-2899
Ask the Arborists
Jun. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM
When we have a tree question, we ask one of our local experts at Taylors Way, where they have 8 arborists on staff. Dennis Taylor, along with a couple other staff arborists, will be here to share some of the basics of tree care and answer any questions you might have on plant healthcare, selection, installation, disea...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Bike & Brake for History
Jun. 1, 2019 , 9:00AM-11:30AM
The Illinois & Michigan Canal is our backdrop for this fun and fascinating ride. We'll share the origins of the waterway and its impact to Will County, and visit a former hot spot of industry. Our starting point is the plaza outside Lockport's Gaylord Building. The ride is approximately 8 miles round trip along crushed...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Gaylord Building
200 W 8th Street
Lockport, Il 60441
(815) 886-1467
Food Truck Lunch in the Gardens
Jun. 1, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
FOOD TRUCKS AT THE GARDENS! Saturday, June 1 – Farmer Smoked BBQ Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8 – Backyard Party Guys...More Info
Event Type: Other
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, Il 63156
815-659-3282
Free Admission to Joliet Area Historical Museum
Jun. 1, 2019
FREE admission to the Joliet Area Historical Museum are sponsored by Heritage Corridor Convention & Visitors Bureau the Heritage Corridor Convention & Visitors Bureau....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 Have an up close and personal visit with 3 very special hawks and their handler Rich Escutia. Rich will cover the biology and hunting instincts of each of his two Harris Hawks and his Red Tailed Hawk at his live show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
National Trails Day Celebration
Jun. 1, 2019 , 9:30AM & 1:00PM
Sadie the Starved Rock Eagle and her friend Smokey the Bear will be on hand at the Starved Rock Visitor Center for meet and greets while celebrating National Trails Day. Enjoy a guided hike with the park's interpreter while learning all about our fabulous trails at the park that lead you through our 18 canyons and 7 o...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
STAR WARS Day!
Jun. 1, 2019 , 11:00AM-4:00PM
Star Wars Day will take place Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00AM-4:00PM in downtown Joliet at the Joliet Public Library Ottawa Street Branch, Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet Area Historical Museum and on Clinton and Chicago Streets. It is an event that is out of this world! Join us for a parade of costumed characters, a...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Public Library
www.jolietlibrary.org
Joliet, Il 60432
(815)846-3124
The Bart Attacks! Live at Elder Brewing Co.
Jun. 1, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM
The Bart Attacks! are thrilled to make their debut at Elder Brewing Co....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Elder Brewing Company
218. E Cass Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-953-0127
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run 10K/5K
Jun. 1, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:00PM
Event Information: ZERO is proud to partner with Advanced Urology Associates to end prostate cancer. The 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Chicago features a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celeb...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Advanced Urology Associates
1541 Riverboat Center Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
815-724-3782
Route 66 NHRA Nationals
May. 30, 2019 - Jun. 2, 2019 , All day
The world's greatest drag racers light up The World's Premier Drag Racing Facility. See stars like John Force, Ron Capps, Antron Brown and Erica Enders-Stevens take to the track! Every ticket is a pit pass and your all-access pass into the epicenter of the drivers and teams as they prep these 10,000-horsepower machines...More Info
Cost: Tickets start as low as $135 for all 4 days! Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60432
815-722-5500
Morris Tractor Ride
May. 31, 2019 - Jun. 2, 2019
Whether you are a tractor driver, collector, or just an interested onlooker, the Morris Tractor Ride has something for you! Dust off your vintage tractor and prepare to have a great time. The Morris Tractor Ride will be led by the renowned agriculture broadcaster, Max Armstrong, who always has an interesting tale to ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 2, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. 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 describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Brewery Tour
Jun. 2, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Chris Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged
Jun. 2, 2019 , 7:00PM
Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before; bringing Angel's famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life - all performed in an intimate, raw setting. This extraordinary evening of magic unplugged features Criss and s...More Info
Cost: $43.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
Jun. 2, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 2, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 Have an up close and personal visit with 3 very special hawks and their handler Rich Escutia. Rich will cover the biology and hunting instincts of each of his two Harris Hawks and his Red Tailed Hawk at his live show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Princeton Community Band Concert
Jun. 2, 2019 , 6:00 PM
FREE admission! Lawn Chairs are suggested. Refreshments will be available. In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved to Pannebaker Gymnasium at Logan Jr. High School...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Soldiers & Sailors Park
S. Main Street
Princeton, IL 61356
Starved Rock Radio Club Hamfest 2019
Jun. 2, 2019 , 8:00am - 3:00pm
Come out to the Amateur Radio Hobbyist Collectors Show! Ham radio, RC Models, & Computer Flea Market, plus a vendor show. For more information, email k9ml55@gmail.com ...More Info
Cost: $7 Event Type: Festivals Shopping
Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 Peru St.
Princeton, IL 61356
Evenings on The Patio Series-Sensational Succulents
Jun. 3, 2019 , 6:30PM
We are excited to introduce this season an evening on the patio at our event center, The Barn. Enjoy the fresh air and peaceful surroundings, and a complimentary beer or wine. Plan a date night, a girl's night out, or come on your own. Sensational Succulents: In this hands-on workshop, you'll be creating your own min...More Info
Cost: $35.00 Event Type: Education/History
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Trivia Night
Jun. 4, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones Tribute
Jun. 3, 2019 - Jun. 5, 2019 , 11:30AM
An international touring band performing original rock as well as classic Retro Rock of the 1950's, 60's and 70's. A musical time machine that will take you back to the days when Rock and Roll was young and the radio waves were transmitting classic American Rock and Roll. Relive the sounds of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jun. 5, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 3rd) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
Little Explorers
Jun. 5, 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! There will be a variety of group and free play activities. We encourage experiencing all t...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 772-1467
City of Morris' Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Jun. 6, 2019 , 6:30PM
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and relax in the cool breezes of a summer night and enjoy a great concert....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Concerts on the Hill Season Opening
Jun. 6, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Concert Season Opening featuring Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Joliet American Legion Band. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Bandshell
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Riverdale Trivia
Jun. 6, 2019 , 8:00PM
A great place to get away with it all. Who is the leader of the River Vixens? What is Archie's last name? Join us for a night of trivia, all about the TV show Riverdale!...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Embers Tap House
933 S. State St.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-552-3031
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 7, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:30PM
Food trucks are back for their third season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we have changed the time to accommodate more people and to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. F...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Hammel Woods
554 Brookforest Av.
Shorewood, Il 60404
815-727-8700
Food Truck Lunch in the Gardens
Jun. 7, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
FOOD TRUCKS AT THE GARDENS! Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8 – Backyard Party Guys...More Info
Event Type: Other
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, Il 63156
815-659-3282
Friday Night Sip and Stroll
Jun. 7, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:00PM
Friday Night Sip and Stroll: Pizza, beer & wine in the gardens! The garden center will be open until 7:00 p.m. Come check out the Open House specials and stroll the beautiful display gardens. The Backyard Party Guys will be serving up their wood-fired pizzas and we'll have a mini-bar selling wine and beer. ...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, Il 63156
815-659-3282
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday
Jun. 7, 2019 , 11:30AM-1:30PM
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday at the Grundy County Courthouse Lawn. Featuring a Hot Dog Eating Contest!...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Jammin' at the Clock Kick-Off
Jun. 7, 2019 , 6:00PM-8:00PM
Live music Fridays from June 1 to Aug. 31....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Heritage Park
Main & Monroe St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
JD Kostyk
Jun. 7, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel
Jun. 7, 2019 , 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel is an Original, Powerful, Soulful group from Kokomo, Indiana, United States, formed in 1993. They Celebrate 25 TWENTY FIVE! Years of touring and recording in 2018! They were recently honored with an award for 25 years of keeping the blues alive by the Fishers Blues Festival and performed...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-667-4211
New Orleans North
Jun. 7, 2019 , 5:00PM-11:00PM
New Orleans North is an early summer outdoor Mardi Gras-style event. It features bands, beer tents, and Cajun Food. The New Orleans atmosphere is enhanced with Hurricane drinks, a stilt walker, jugglers and other street performers. Must be 21 or over Open to the public Stop into the Joliet Chamber office, 63 N. Ch...More Info
Cost: $7 in advance | $10 at the door Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
Summer Sunset Concert Series-Reverend Hellbilly
Jun. 7, 2019 , 7:00PM (Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Reverend Hellbilly. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jun. 7, 2019
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Park. This years dates are June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
Touch-A-Truck
Jun. 7, 2019 , 10:30AM-2:30PM
Join us for a family-friendly event where little drivers are given the green light to sit behind the wheel, and honk the horns to their little heart's desire in every type of vehicle imaginable! Enjoy a noise-free sensory-friendly hour from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Sponsored by CITGO....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Lockport Township Park District
1811 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-838-1183
3 French Hens French Country Market
Jun. 8, 2019 , 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more! For more information visit www.3FrenchHensMarket@blogspot.com ...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Canal Port
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Downtown Lemont Walking Tour
Jun. 8, 2019 , 10:00AM-11:30AM
1-1/4 hours, ¾ mile. Weather Permitting. RSVP to 630-257-2972 by June 7 would be appreciated....More Info
Cost: $8/adult, $3/child (under 18) Cash or check only Event Type: Education/History
Lemont Historical Society Museum
306 Lemont St.
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-2972
Food Truck Lunch in the Gardens
Jun. 8, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
FOOD TRUCKS AT THE GARDENS! Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8 – Backyard Party Guys...More Info
Event Type: Other
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, Il 63156
815-659-3282
Hypertufa "Make & Take" Workshop
Jun. 8, 2019 , 1:00PM
Peoria-area horticulturist, Ella Maxwell, will be here to help you create a rustic garden container for your patio, deck, or garden. We will have the materials on hand for you to make a small planter using a mixture of materials called hypertufa, which looks like stone after it cures. You can also incorporate your own...More Info
Cost: $20.00 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, IL 63156
815-659-3282
Island Rendezvous
Jun. 8, 2019 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Rendezvous was a time when fur traders met to celebrate a successful season. Join us as we update the 18th-century rendezvous for today's families. Experience the connection between the past and present with activities, games and crafts. Feel what it's like to pull back a bow and shoot an arrow. Try to start a fire wit...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Morris Cruise Night
Jun. 8, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
For more information, visit http://morriscruisenight.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jun. 8, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
The Chris Farrell Band @ ThePub
Jun. 8, 2019 , 9:00PM
Come for a awesome Rock Expeirance brought to you by Chris Farrell...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
9th Street Pub
253 Ninth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-223-8960
Walk the Run Bird Hike
Jun. 8, 2019 , 8:00AM-10:00AM
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from a naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through Rock Run Preserve, starting at Black Road Access. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Please meet at Black Road Access Shelte...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
3669 Black Road
Joliet, Il 60431
(815)722-9470
9th Annual Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019
Don't miss the 9th Annual Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest, June 7-9, in the heart of Starved Rock Country. Festival hours are Friday, 5-10pm, Saturday, noon – 10pm, and Sunday, noon – 5pm. We will let you know when tickets go on sale and when they do — Buy tickets online for the BEST deal. Prices go up a...More Info
Cost: $20 in advance | $25 at the door Event Type: Festivals Wine Tasting
Ottawa Visitors Center
101 W. Main Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Open House & Hosta Walk
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019
This annual 3-day event offers many items with special pricing including a long list of hostas. There will also be refreshments, door prizes, and the gardens will be looking their best! We will have two free gardening workshops. We will have the Backyard Party Guys food truck here on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 2...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Hornbaker Gardens, Inc.
22937 1140 N. Avenue
Princeton, Il 63156
815-659-3282
18th Annual Garden Walk, Faire & Plant Sale 2019
Jun. 8, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019 , 9:00AM-4:00PM
Rain or Shine Huge Plant Sale & Craft Faire From plants for cool, shady, woodland foliage to glorious flowering annuals, we sell them all! Annuals, perennials, herbs ane vegetables. Many of the plants are dug from our members' gardens so we know how they perform in our area. Garden Faire & Plant Sale is located at...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Utica
Corner of Mill & Clark Streets (Rt 178)
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4111
Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival
Jun. 8, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Festivals
Goold Park
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 8, 2019 - Jun. 9, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. 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 describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
Jun. 9, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Paws on 66 - Pet Rescue Day
Jun. 9, 2019 , 11:00AM-3:00PM
Located in Downtown Joliet along Chicago and Van Buren Streets, right near the Rialto Square Theatre. Parking is free the parking deck at 110 N. Ottawa Street which lets out right into the event area. This event is free for all attendees. PERSONAL PETS ARE WELCOME! We ask that you be in control of your leashed pet at ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet, along Chicago and Van Buren Streets, right near the Rialto Theatre
Altered Connections
Jun. 10, 2019 , 5:30PM-7:30PM
We're teaming up with Chamber630 to make Mondays fun again in 2019. Every month we'll be meeting for a casual community and networking event where we can get together, have a few beers, and get the week started off on the right foot. You never know who you might meet, or what idea you might come up with...especially wi...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Lemont Farmers Market
Jun. 11, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM
Lemont Farmers Market - - - "Tuesdays on Talcott" will run every Tuesday, starting the second Tuesday in June - June 11 through October 29, 2019, 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Talcott municipal lot, corner of Stephen Street & Talcott Street. ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Talcott municipal lot, corner of Stephen Street & Talcott Street
Lemont, Il
Simply Patsy Cline Evening Show
Jun. 11, 2019 , 5:30PM
Since 2010, Mary Pfeifer has delivered the sounds of the late great Patsy Cline in her "Simply Patsy" tribute. Mary has performed throughout Illinois and neighboring states, and was recently an invited guest to perform Patsy songs onstage in Nashville, TN. From Patsy's first recordings in 1955 to her last in 1963, sh...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, Il 61348
815-220-7386
Trivia Night
Jun. 11, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jun. 12, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 3rd) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
Concerts on the Hill - Swing Night
Jun. 13, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Swing Night featuring Just Jim - Vocalist J Chuporak, "Joseph" Musical Preview, and Del Bergeson Orchestra. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Early Bird Hike
Jun. 13, 2019 , 7:00AM-8:30AM
Whether you are just beginning or are an experienced birder, you won't want to miss this early morning bird hike. Join an experienced naturalist who will take you on a guided hike in search of summer birds. The varied habitat at Isle a la Cache preserve makes it a great place for bird-watching. The hike will follow the...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Mystery in the Mansion
Jun. 13, 2019
Begin your day of fun and adventure with lunch at The Jacob Henry Mansion, but don't plan on leaving until you have solved the Murder Mystery!...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Trivia Night
Jun. 13, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
21st Annual Cruise Night
Jun. 14, 2019 , 6:00PM-10:00PM
Come to Ottawa and check out the antique and custom cars during the city's 21st Annual Cruise Night! Over 100 different models of cars will line the streets! It's every car buff's dream! LaSalle Street will be closed down for this event. Hosted by The LaSalle County Cruisers and the City of Ottawa...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Ottawa
LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Movie in the Park
Jun. 14, 2019 , 7:30PM-10:30 PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Radium City Rebels
Jun. 14, 2019 , 8:00PM-11:30PM
We are coming back to the Ottawa Area to rock out the Roots. We will be bringing the areas best 50ties music to downtown. ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
812 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-324-9549
Summer Solstice - Main Street
Jun. 14, 2019
Extended shopping hours at many of Princeton's unique boutiques and shops. Live music & fun!...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Downtown Princeton
Princeton, Il
Summer Sunset Concert Series-Last Call
Jun. 14, 2019 , 7:00PM (Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Last Call. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jun. 14, 2019 , 7:00PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. This years dates are June 14,21,28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
POCO-A-POCO Summer Music Camp
Jun. 9, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019
Over 25 hours of instruction/choral technique, concerts and more. For more information, visit pocoapoco.org....More Info
Event Type: Education/History Performing Arts Ongoing
Park Presbyterian Church
Main & Monroe St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Lions Club Carnival
Jun. 12, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019 , Starts at 6:00 PM Wednesday - Friday and at 12:00 PM on Saturday ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Bureau County Fairgrounds
Jun. 14, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019 , 8:00AM
There will be inside and outside vendors at the fairgrounds with all types of bargains including toys, clothing, furniture, glassware, jewelry and much more. Great food daily too! Doors open at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Not open Sunday. Restrooms available. ...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Princeton County Fair Grounds
811 W Peru St.
Princeton, Il 61356
815-303-2905
Methodist Church Fundraiser
Jun. 14, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019 , 8:00AM-4:00PM
All sales are free-will donation. Fresh home-baked pie ...More Info
Event Type: Other
Earl Township Building
1506 E US Highway 34
Earlville, Il 60518
815-246-9391
The United Methodist Church Dinner
Jun. 14, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2019
This is the 6th year for this event. Other churches are asked to join in the festivities. Do not miss this donation yard sale, where you make a free will donation for every item you buy....More Info
Event Type: Dining
United Methodist Church
313 Stilson St.
Earlville, Il 60518
(815) 246-9692
American Legion Band
Jun. 15, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Streator City Park on the Plumb Pavilion
Arts & Nature on the River
Jun. 15, 2019 , 12:00PM-4:00PM
Join us for "Arts & Nature on the River"! This event combines the beauty of nature with a sampling of the creative arts it inspires. Stroll the paved trails around Four Rivers Environmental Education Center while exploring venues and galleries. Visitors will discover art exhibits, live music, intriguing performances, c...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Jun. 15, 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 June, make a fish-themed craft. Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility. Ages 12 or younger (accompanied by an adult). No registration requi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Civil War Children's Program
Jun. 15, 2019 , 1:30PM
THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LASALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Explore various little known aspects of the Civil War including uniform identification, where troops slept and what they ate with interactive activities....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4861
Freedom Run and After Party
Jun. 15, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Memorial Wall & Main Street
Marseilles, IL
815-795-2414
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 15, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 Have an up close and personal visit with 3 very special hawks and their handler Rich Escutia. Rich will cover the biology and hunting instincts of each of his two Harris Hawks and his Red Tailed Hawk at his live show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
8156674726
Minooka Summerfest
Jun. 15, 2019
Always a great time with great folks at this fest...beverages available...kid friendly !...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Minooka
Old Wheels Car Show
Jun. 15, 2019 , 10:00AM-2:00PM
Antique and vintage vehicles, great food, music, train ride for the kids....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
First Lutheran Church
Corner of Farnham & Pleasant Streets
Princeton, Il
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jun. 15, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Princeton Farmers Market
Jun. 15, 2019 , 8:30AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Nature Shopping
Downtown Princeton
Princeton, Il
Railroad Crossing & Country Fair Day
Jun. 15, 2019 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
Celebrate the history of trains and agriculture as you tour the Union Depot Railroad Museum and the Breaking the Prairie Museum. View the vintage rail cars and enjoy desserts in the 1949 Pullman Golden Trencher Dining Car. Shell corn or make rope at the barn. Listen to the sounds of Blue Grass music and enjoy many othe...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Mendota Museum & Historical Society
901 Washington Street, PO Box 433
Mendota, Il 61342
(815)539-3373
Summer Shindig 2019
Jun. 15, 2019 , 4:00PM-10:00PM
Food trucks and food vendors available on the East end of the park No admission will be charged in this area. Also, we will have a separate Music Garden on the west end that requires paid admission that will have LIVE music. ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Humiston Riverside Park (Duck Park)
400 W. Water St.
Pontiac, Il
Touch A Truck
Jun. 15, 2019 , 12:00PM-3:00PM
Service vehicles, heavy equipment, and concessions...More Info
Event Type: Education/History Sports/Recreation
Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Old Canal Days
Jun. 13, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019
The annual Old Canal Days attracts tens of thousands of residents and visitors from all over the state to celebrate the I&M Canal and its contributions to the success of Lockport. An amazing summer festival featuring a carnival, beer garden, live music, arts & crafts show, food trucks, wine tent and more!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lockport
222 E. 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-0549
Summer Fun Fest
Jun. 13, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019 , Thursday 6:00PM-10:00PM | Friday 5:00PM-11:00PM | Saturday 2:00PM-11:00PM | Sunday 2:00PM-9:00PM
Free nightly entertainment featuring bands ranging from A Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute, Boat Drunks, Ethan bell Band, Mike & Joe, Free Fallin' and local favorites. Area's largest and cleanest carnival midway, food court and beer garden, car show, craft and vendor show, parade, city-wide garage sale, farmers market, fireworks...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Municipal Pool Grounds
Oglesby, IL
Vermillion Players - Guys and Dolls
Jun. 13, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019
The Vermillion Players, Pontiac's local community theatre, is once again offering three theatrical performances in the historic Chautauqua Park Pavilion. This year's offerings are; Guys and Dolls (June 13-16), Willy Wonka, Jr. (July 10-14) and The Vermillion Epic (August 8-11). More information will be available at htt...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Chatauqua Park Pavilion
100 Park St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Summer Musical by the Park
Jun. 14, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 7:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM
Summer musical by the Park, stay tuned for more details. Or visit their website. June 14-16 & June 21-23...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 15, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. 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 describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Father's Day Bowling!
Jun. 16, 2019 , 12:00PM-9:00PM
Strike up some fun with Dad! Treat him to 2 free games of bowling and shoe rental on his special day!...More Info
Cost: Treat Dad to 2 free games of bowling and shoe rental Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Channahon Lanes
25306 W Eames St
Channahon, Il 60410
815-467-2026
Father's Day Brunch
Jun. 16, 2019
Father's Day Brunch ...More Info
Event Type: Dining
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets
8025 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561
331-431-4000
Father's Day on the I&M Canal Boat
Jun. 16, 2019
The I&M Canal Boat offers a unique experience. Travel back in time to 1848 on the replica-packet boat "The Volunteer" at Lock 14 in LaSalle. Treat Dad to a special day and enjoy your adventure on the historic I&M Canal. The period-clothed Captain and Crew tell the story of the Canal. All Fathers will receive a FREE L...More Info
Event Type: Nature Holiday - Spring/Summer
I&M Canal Boat
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
Jun. 16, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Live Hawk Show
Jun. 16, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
June 1, 2, 15 & 16 Have an up close and personal visit with 3 very special hawks and their handler Rich Escutia. Rich will cover the biology and hunting instincts of each of his two Harris Hawks and his Red Tailed Hawk at his live show located by the Eagles Roost Cabin behind the Visitor Center. By Falconer Rich Esc...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Lemont Farmers Market
Jun. 18, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Jun. 18, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Discovery Isle
Jun. 19, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer starting June 19 for different natural or cultural history activities. This particular Wednesday, we will be dipping nets in the lagoon to look for critters. Nets, field guides and other equipment are provided. All the awesome critters we find will be returned to the lagoon at ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jun. 19, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
City of Morris' Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
Jun. 20, 2019 , 6:30 PM
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and relax in the cool breezes of a summer night and enjoy a great concert....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Grundy County Courthouse
105 E. Main Street., Ste. 201
Morris, Il 60450
815-941-0245
Concerts on the Hill - School Sings & Swings
Jun. 20, 2019 , 6:30PM-9:00PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. School Sings & Swings featuring Joliet Township HS Alumni Choir and Joliet Junior College Jazz Band. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Jun. 20, 2019 , 7:00PM
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffre...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Gilmore Girls Trivia
Jun. 20, 2019 , 8:00PM
Where did Rory go to college? Who was Rory's best friend that played the drums? What is the name of Sookie's husband? Live more. Laugh more. Eat more. Talk more. Gilmore....More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Embers Tap House
933 S. State St.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-552-3031
Happy Mornings Yoga & Hike
Jun. 20, 2019 , 9:00AM-10:30AM
Start the day off right with some self-care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. This program will take place entirely outside. There will be a 35-minute, all-levels yoga session as well a 35-minute hike along our scenic trails. The program will end with time to journal about your experience. Please bring a yoga mat...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Fur Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Reels at the Rialto - "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Jun. 20, 2019 , 7:00 PM
Tickets available day-of or in advance at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office. No online ticket sales. June 20th - Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in s...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Summer Solstice Campfire
Jun. 20, 2019 , 8:00PM-9:30PM
Celebrate the summer solstice with other adults in a beautiful preserve along the Des Plaines River. Activities may include a campfire, songs, stories, poetry and a night hike. Enjoy the magic of nighttime at this after-hours, adults-only experience. This event will take place rain or shine in an accessible picnic she...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 21, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:30PM
Food trucks are back for their third season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we have changed the time to accommodate more people and to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. F...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Whalon Lake
1490 Royce Rd.
Naperville, Il 60565
(815) 727-8700
Foreigner: The Hits on Tour
Jun. 21, 2019 , 9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
Joliet, Il 60435
Music in the Park
Jun. 21, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios Third Friday Event!
Jun. 21, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses in downtown Ottawa on the third Friday of every month. Over 20 arts and craft vendors will be set up. Watercolors, pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures and more! Support your local artists and businesses by stopping out and ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-293-7099
Summer Concert Series - Al and Jeannie Brown
Jun. 21, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summer Solstice Sunrise Trek at Matthiessen Dells Area
Jun. 21, 2019 , 6:30AM-8:00AM
PRE-REGISTRATION BY JUNE 14TH. EMAIL DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov Park trails and parking lots don't open until 6:30AM unless you are hiking with the park interpreter to enjoy a peaceful summer solstice morning before the crowds set in for waterfall viewing and trail trekking. Meet at the Matthiessen Dells Area Fort...More Info
Event Type: Nature
Matthiessen State Park Dells -Fort Shelter
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jun. 21, 2019 , 7:00PM (Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Al and Jeannie Brown. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jun. 21, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. This years dates are June 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
Third Friday
Jun. 21, 2019 , 5:00PM-8:00PM
Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses in downtown Ottawa on the third Friday of every month. Over 20 arts and craft vendors will be set up. Watercolors, pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures and more! Support your local artists and businesses by stopping out and ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Artisan's on the Water
Jun. 22, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
Join us every last Saturday of the month for craft vendors. Enjoy live music, food and shopping along the water. Located at Heritage Harbor, Ottawa IL. For more information, contact us at 815.433.5000 ext 230...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts Shopping
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
1970 N. 2753rd Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-5000 ext.230
Brewery Tour
Jun. 22, 2019 , 2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Cole Swindell
Jun. 22, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
Joliet, Il 60435
Discovery of Chicago Bus Tour
Jun. 22, 2019 , 10:00AM-3:00PM
Enhance your knowledge of Chicago, and the I&M Canal's, origins on the "Discovery of Chicago" bus tour. Join us for a historic tour of early Chicago presented by Friends of the Chicago Portage and The Canal Corridor Association. Veteran Portage tour guides Gary Mechanic and Jeff Carter will take you on a 4-hour tour th...More Info
Cost: $45.00 Event Type: Education/History
Portage Woods Forest Preserve
4800 S. Harlem Ave.
Lyons, IL 61301
815-220-1848
Historical Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jun. 22, 2019
Enjoy an evening exploring downtown Ottawa following clues on a photo scavenger hunt!...More Info
Event Type: Education/History
William Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-6100
Live Music - We Killed the Lion with Black Road
Jun. 22, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ale Trail
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr. #900
Romeoville, Il 60446
630-862-9595
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jun. 22, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Seneca Venetian Night
Jun. 22, 2019
Pre-celebration for Shipyard Days. Venetian night and fireworks....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Seneca
Seneca, Il
Summer Musical by the Park
Jun. 21, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019 , Friday-Saturday 7:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM
Summer musical by the Park, stay tuned for more details. Or visit their website. June 14-16 & June 21-23...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Taste of Joliet
Jun. 21, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019
Be a part of the fun in 2019! With 25 food vendors, carnival, kids zone, and headline entertainment, the Taste of Joliet is the highlight of the summer. We set a new attendance record in 2018 and we're working hard to make 2019 even bigger!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St
Joliet, Il 60435
(815) 741-7275
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 22, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. 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 describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Hike to Look for the Midewin Conservation Bison
Jun. 23, 2019 , 11:00AM
Volunteer Ranger-led hikes leave from the Ranger Trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead every Sunday at 11:00AM to look for the Midewin Conservation Bison. Bison graze across 1,000 acres & might not be visible. Look & learn about native Illinois plants, grasses & birds along the way. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes & be pr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Radium Girls of Ottawa
Jun. 23, 2019 , 1:30PM
THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LASALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Discussion of the History and impact of the women that worked at the Luminous Dial Company in Ottawa. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Heritage Center Museum
208 N. Clark Street
North Utica, Il 61373
815-667-4861
Lemont Farmers Market
Jun. 25, 2019 , 8:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Jun. 25, 2019 , 7:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Avenue #213
Downers Grove, Il 60515
630-541-9558
Nashville Connections Tribute
Jun. 24, 2019 - Jun. 26, 2019 , 11:30AM
Country music at its finest! Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo, perform a high-energy show with classic country music roots! Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell's lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music's Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Discovery Isle
Jun. 26, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM
Join us every Wednesday during the summer for different natural or cultural history activities. On June 26, we will be learning all about Monarch butterflies. This is a drop-in program so stop by anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program may include hiking less than 0.5 mile on preserve trails over uneven terrain. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Lemont Legends Cruise Nights
Jun. 26, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate 20 years of Lemont Legends Cruise Nights in Historic Downtown Lemont this Summer. Every Wednesday Night - June 5th through August 28th (no show July 5th) Fantastic Cars/Delicious Food/Music/Business Booths/Activities and walk around cups from sponsoring bars. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Downtown Lemont
418 Main St.
Lemont, Il 60439-3675
(630)257-5997
Race Fan Rally
Jun. 26, 2019 , 5:00PM-10:00PM
Race Fan Rally is a FREE, annual, single-day NASCAR & ARCA fan fest held on the Wednesday before the Monster Energy Cup races at Chicagoland Speedway. Race Fan Rally is held in Downtown Joliet, in the event space across from the Rialto Square Theatre. Race Fan Rally features live music SEMPLE and Strung Out, driver ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
Joliet, Il
Concerts on the Hill - Stars & Stripes
Jun. 27, 2019 , 6:30PM
Outdoor music every Thursday at the Bandshell throughout June, July, and August. Bring blankets & chairs for hill seating, or chairs will be available for $1 rent. Concessions will also be available. Stars & Stripes featuring TM Martial Arts Demonstration and USAF Air National Guard Band of the Midwest. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-724-3761
Friends Trivia Night
Jun. 27, 2019 , 8:00PM
How you doin? We were on a break! Oh. My. God. Grab your friends and join us for a night of trivia about the TV show Friends! Bonus points for best team names!...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Embers Tap House
933 S. State St.
Lockport, Il 60441
815-552-3031
Sunset Soiree
Jun. 27, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Lemont
Lemont, Il
Trivia Night
Jun. 27, 2019 , 7:00PM-10:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Ale Trail
Black Horizon Brewing Company
7560 South Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Il 60527
630-413-4964
JJC Student Art Show
Now - 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
Students Create
Now - Jun. 28, 2019 , 8:00AM-8:00PM
The galleries are open to the public to see the Joliet Junior College Juried Student Exhibition. The J1004 Gallery Hours are: April 29-May 12, Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM May 15-June 28, Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-8:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Laura A. Sprague Art Galley
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
Old Joliet Prison Haunted Tours
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jun. 28, 2019 , 6:00PM
Haunted Prison Tour every Friday in June. Visit https://www.jolietprison.org for more information....More Info
Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
David Feherty Live Off Tour!
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:30PM
In 2014, David decided to take his act on the road and travel across North America for his new live show Feherty – Live Off Tour. His cutting edge style is full of great stories from behind the scenes, a show you don't want to miss....More Info
Cost: $52.50 Event Type: Sports/Recreation Story Telling
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Food Truck Friday
Jun. 28, 2019 , 5:00PM-7:30PM
Food trucks are back for their third season. Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we have changed the time to accommodate more people and to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Plus, it's hard to beat the view. F...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Dining
Messenger Marsh
16321 S. Bell Road
Homer Glen, Il 60491
(815) 727-8700
Music in the Park
Jun. 28, 2019 , 6:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Washington Square Park
101 E. Lafayette St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-434-2737
Summer Concert Series - Henry Torpedo Boys
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:00 PM ...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summer Sunset Concert Series
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:00PM (Grounds open at 5:30PM)
Musical concert on west lawn of a National Historic Landmark. Featured band is Henry Torpedo Boys. Food and drinks are allowed on the grounds. No smoking allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. Some nights there will be food vendors. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Performing Arts
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, Il 61301
815-224-5892
Summerfest & Fireworks
Jun. 28, 2019 , 5:00PM-11:00PM
Summer fest featuring carnival, music, kids water fights (Sat. only, bags tournament, basketball tournament, food and beer garden. Fireworks at Dusk at Hall H.S. Football Stadium on Saturday, the 29th. 50/50 Raffle to benefit the Spring Valley Park Board and Fire Department. Details on Facebook, City of Spring Valley, ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Kirby Park
215 N. Greenwood Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-303-4327
The Pontiac Municipal Band
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:00 PM
The Pontiac Municipal Band will once again be offering a free concert series on Friday nights at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park. This years dates are June 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26. Seating is not provided so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, IL
The Pontiac Municpal Band
Jun. 28, 2019 , 7:00PM-8:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Humiston Riverside Park - Band Shell
Pontiac, Il
Lake Renwick Bird Viewing
Now - Jun. 29, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:00PM
Attend this program and view the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. Because the preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds, the only way to view these amazing creatures during this time of year ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve
23202 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544
815-886-1467
Seneca Shipyard Days
Jun. 26, 2019 - Jun. 29, 2019
Celebrating Seneca's Rich History and Role in WWII as Home to the "Prairie Shipyard". Opening Night Welcomeburger. Carnival Midway. Historical Displays and Tours. Beer garden. The best food and vendor court in the area. Free Live Entertainment. Free Kids' Activities and more!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Seneca
Seneca, Il
Artisans on the Water
Jun. 29, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-433-5000
M&R Rush Concert
Jun. 29, 2019 , 7:00PM
For more information, please visit www. jolietmuseum.org ...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
Music in the Park - She's a Maybe
Jun. 29, 2019 , 6:00PM-9:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0061
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jun. 29, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Ottawa's Old Town Farmer Market
Jun. 29, 2019 , 8:00AM-12:30PM
Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market to purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables and fruits! Also featured are home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, handmade soaps and fresh roasted coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL. Along with high quality merchandise from local crafters and a...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Jackson Street of Washington Square Park
(815) 433-0084
Summerfest & Fireworks
Jun. 29, 2019 , 11:00AM-11:00PM
Summer fest featuring carnival, music, kids water fights (Sat. only, bags tournament, basketball tournament, food and beer garden. Fireworks at Dusk at Hall H.S. Football Stadium on Saturday, the 29th. 50/50 Raffle to benefit the Spring Valley Park Board and Fire Department. Details on Facebook, City of Spring Valley, ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Kirby Park
215 N. Greenwood Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-303-4327
Pre-Race Concert with Country Music Star Lee Brice to perform at the Camping World 400
Now - Jun. 30, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet
500 Speedway Blvd,
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Pre-Race Concert with Country Music Star Lee Brice to perform at the Camping World 400
Now - Jun. 30, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet
500 Speedway Blvd,
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Historic Trolley June Tours
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , Times Vary
June-October Tours: Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM Saturday-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 th...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
Knights of Columbus Monthly Community Exhibit
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 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://www.jolietmuseum.org...More Info
Event Type: Other
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
(815)723-5201
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Jun. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , 11:00AM & 12:30PM Saturdays and Sundays in June
Enjoy a trolley ride for a scenic, guided walk to one of our majestic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. The trolley will then take you to the Eagle I for a 1.5 hour boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Canyon...More Info
Cost: $33 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Old Joliet Prison June Tours
Jun. 4, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM
The Old Joliet Prison is now open to the public! June Dates are Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11:00AM & 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM Haunted Tour Every Friday @ 6:00PM Pre-scheduled, guided tours are offered via the Joliet Area Historical Museum for select areas of the Prison "campus" from the months of April &...More Info
Cost: $15-$20 Event Type: Education/History Story Telling
Old Joliet Prison
1125 N. Collins Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-723-5201
Ultimate Summer NASCAR Festival Weekend
Jun. 27, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , All day
The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series slide into Chicagoland Speedway for the Camping World 400 on June 30, 2019. Last year's race culminated with one of the greatest finishes in NASCAR history. The world's greatest stock car drivers. The world's greatest fans. ...More Info
Cost: Tickets start as low as $135 for all 4 days! Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, Il 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Take a Hike & Lunch
Jun. 29, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019 , 11:00AM-2:30PM
Saturdays & Sundays in June. 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 describe...More Info
Cost: $18 Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
Streator's Fourth of July Celebration
Jun. 27, 2019 - Jul. 4, 2019
Streator's Fourth of July Celebration: Thursday, June 27 through Thursday, July 4, Northpoint Plaza and more. Features carnival, vendors, beer tent, live music, food vendors and more. For more information, visit streators4th.org. Carnival, food, vendors, music at Northpoint June 27 to June 30. Parade on June 30th. Fire...More Info
Event Type: Festivals Ongoing Holiday - Spring/Summer
Northpoint Plaza
Main & Monroe St.
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2055
Streator 4th of July Celebration
Jun. 29, 2019 - Jul. 4, 2019 , 5:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Streator
Streator, Il
A Fox River Testimony
Jun. 6, 2019 - Jul. 7, 2019
The Conservation Foundation Fox River Initiative, is pleased to exhibit the paintings of plein air and studio artist Joel Sheesley. The exhibit features 73 landscapes painted over a two year period in all seasons. The work depicts the Fox River from West Dundee to Ottawa, where the Fox River joins the Illinois River. ...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Jeremiah Joe Coffee Building
807 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-434-2737
Spring Valley Municipal Friday Night Band Concerts
Jun. 7, 2019 - Jul. 26, 2019 , 7:30 - 8:30pm
Limited seating available. Bring your own lawn chair. Visit www.spring-valley.il.us to find exact dates....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts Ongoing
Downtown Spring Valley Mini Park
100 Block of East St. Paul Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
8156644221
Historic Trolley July Tours
Jul. 1, 2019 - Jul. 31, 2019 , Monday-Friday: 3:00PM-4:30PM, Saturday-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 Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call (815) 220-7386 or cl...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
Plainfield Cruise Night
Jun. 4, 2019 - Aug. 20, 2019 , 5:00PM-9:00PM
Join us every Tuesday evening in downtown Plainfield. Local enthusiasts gather to showcase their classic and unique vehicles....More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Plainfield
Plainfield, Il
Cruisin' Into Lockport
Jun. 3, 2019 - Aug. 26, 2019 , 6:30PM-8:30PM
Come out to Central Square and First Midwest Bank parking lots, located at 9th and Hamilton in downtown Lockport to see the classic car show and listen to great live entertainment. Shop the farmer's market and enjoy delicious food and drinks as well. Kids will love our inflatable obstacle course, face painting and much...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Central Square
S Hamilton St, Lockport, IL 60441
Lockport, Il 60441
(815)838-1183
Take the Stage: Open Mic Night
Jun. 27, 2019 - Sep. 26, 2019 , 7:00PM-11:00PM
Tangled Roots Brewing Company wants you to "TAKE THE STAGE" Register now: http://thelonebuffalo.com/take-the-stage Hosted by Sean Walsh! Musician? Poet? Comedian? Got a talent? We want to hear it! Every last Thursday of the month!...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
808 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-324-9549
Land & Water Cruise
Jun. 2, 2019 - Sep. 27, 2019 , 11:00AM
Offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays June-September! Tour begins with lunch in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, "The Eagle I" where you will see the east end of the Starved Rock State ...More Info
Cost: $41 per person Event Type: Nature
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
2688 E. 873rd Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-220-7386
parkrun
Jun. 10, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019 , 9:00AM
parkrun (spelled with a small p) is the world's largest organized running activity, in which more than 1 million people participated last month alone. The weekly, free 5K run/jog/walk comes to Heritage Harbor, in Ottawa on June 10th. In the U.S., parkrun is spreading to the midwest, with arriving in Ottawa after openi...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Heritage Harbor Ottawa
2 Great Loop West
Ottawa, IL 61350
815-433-5000

 


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