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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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Starved Rock Photography Show
Now - Dec. 16, 2019 , .
Photography show for adults 18 years and older that are not professionals in their field (earn more than 25% of their annual income from photography). Criteria:: Black and white or color photography of birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, landscape, and water as it applies to nature showcased in the state...More Info
Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center
2678 N. State Rte 178
Utica, IL 61373
815-667-4726
Holiday Card Making Class
Dec. 16, 2019 , 6-8pm
Just in time! Make 4 handmade greeting cards ready to mail or put on a package! Each unique design features a holiday theme. Golden prancing reindeer, cozy country cabin, a beautiful holiday wreath with glittery accents and a festive wrapped package all adorn the fronts of these stunning cards. In addition you will ...More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Open Space Art Gallery and Studios
223 W. Madison St.
Ottawa, Il 61350
815-293-7099
Patsy Cline Christmas
Dec. 16, 2019 , 11:30AM-2:00PM
Join in on the fun of Christmas songs as Mary Pfeifer brings them to life as Patsy Cline. She will also be bringing you back through time with some of Patsy Cline's first recordings. This is a show you do not want to miss and will have you leaving with the Christmas spirit! When booking your overnight package, you must...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2668 East 875th Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4211
Owl Pellet Investigators
Dec. 18, 2019 , 6:00PM-7:00PM
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 an owl pellet yourself. See what your owl had for dinner. Who knows what you will find? All tools and owl pellets will be provided. This program is offered...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Winter Campfire & Stroll
Dec. 18, 2019 , 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Welcome the winter season and spend a spell around a warm fire. Listen to the magical sounds of nature at nighttime. Enjoy songs, stories and poems, including a Christmas carol or two! Take a guided stroll through the night landscape. Dress to stay warm for this outdoor program. Activities may take place on natural sur...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
815.722.9470
Green Gift Wrapping
Dec. 19, 2019 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Did you know most wrapping paper, gift bags and bows are not recyclable? Did you also know Americans produce an extra 1 million tons of trash each week between Thanksgiving and New Year's? There is a simple solution that can still offer the same "wow" effect of those purchased disposable products. Four Rivers is hostin...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Girls Night Out
Dec. 20, 2019 , 4:00PM-8:00PM
Wine, shopping, music, readers, and more! Be prepared for a ton of fun at the Tasting Room on Girls Night Out! Bubbly Friday Specials Enjoy $7 flights (choose from AHW or ISC wines) and $6 glasses of bubbly (choose from ISC traditional method sparkling wines or AHW bubbling infusion wines) Look into the Future Read...More Info
Event Type: Wine Tasting Dining
August Hill & ISC Tasting Room
106 Mill Street
Utica, IL 61373
Martina McBride - The Joy of Christmas
Dec. 20, 2019 , 8:00PM
Martina McBride is a multiple Grammy® nominated country icon, whose incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and twenty top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, McBride has earned fourteen Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Plati...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Hegeler Carus Christmas Show
Dec. 20, 2019 - Dec. 21, 2019 , 7:00PM
Space is limited. Reservations required. Please call 815-224-5892....More Info
Cost: $20 per person Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 7th Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815-224-5892
An Evening with Santa
Dec. 21, 2019 , 4:00PM-8:00PM
Celebrate the season in Downtown Morris on December 21st! This year's theme is "Christmas is for the Kid in All of Us". The Morris Lions will be serving Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider and Christmas cookies. There will be Christmas presents drawn during the event. Everyone will receive an entry ticket. Santa wil...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 Illinois Avenue
Morris, Il
Busy Beaver Craft Club
Dec. 21, 2019 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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. Drop by whenever you like between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to construct your own crafty creations! In December, make a cute snowy owl craft. The museum is an ac...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, Il 60446
(815) 886-1467
Santa's House
Dec. 21, 2019 , 10:00AM-1:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
The Bashful Youngens with special guest The Unemployed Architects
Dec. 21, 2019 , 7:30PM-11:00PM
The Bashful Youngens and The Unemployed Architects hit The Eagle stage for a night of homegrown music. ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
The Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center
319 N Plum St
Pontiac, Il 61764
815-844-1187
Santa's House
Dec. 22, 2019 , 1:00PM-3:00PM ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Santa's House
111 E. Illinois Ave
Morris, Il
The Oak Ridge Boys - Down Home Christmas
Dec. 22, 2019 , 7:30PM
The Boys are back in town! Join fan favorites, The Oak Ridge Boys, as they return to the Rialto Square stage with their latest holiday concert tour, Down Home Christmas, in support of their newest holiday album, releasing October 25, 2019....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Holiday Movies: ELF
Dec. 23, 2019 , 2:00PM
Robert Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Shop Local at True North
Now - Dec. 24, 2019 , Varies
Support Local Business by shopping True North this holiday season. By shopping at True North you are helping local entrepreneurs earn extra income to help provide the little extras for their family. We thank you and appreciate you. #shopsmall #shoptruenorth #shoplocal...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, IL
Stress-free Hike for Women
Dec. 27, 2019 , 8 - 9:30 a.m.
This women-only hike will be a way to get outside for a quick fitness walk during the holidays. Are you overwhelmed by the holiday season? Let the cool air and a mindful walk help lead you to calmness. Meet at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center with appropriate attire and footwear for an outdoor hike of up to 2...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane
Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Historic Trolley December Tours
Now - Dec. 29, 2019 , Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm
Historic Trolley Tour Schedule » November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park an...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
11th Annual Marseilles Holiday Tournament
Dec. 26, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Marseilles Elementary School
201 Chicago Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
815-795-2414
Holiday Wrap Event
Dec. 28, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 , Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM | Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
It's a wrap holiday sale. Explore +6000 square feet of antiques, vintage, handmade, craft supplies, salvage and furniture. True North voted BEST antique store, BEST gift store and BEST home décor store in Grundy County! Kids are always welcome and they can play on the indoor swing and take part in the free s...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
True North
539 Bedford Rd.
Morris, Il 60450
815-705-0161
Drop in Winter Craft
Dec. 29, 2019 , 9:00AM-5:00PM
Light up the Holidays with a Drop in Winter Craft. Stop by during open hours to make a special snowflake craft....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
Reindeer Meet & Greet
Dec. 29, 2019 , 3:00PM-5:00PM
Light up the Holidays with a Reindeer Meet & Greet Coming to downtown Joliet for the Light up the Holidays parade? Stop by the Library for a special meet and greet with two of Santa's reindeer. Don't forget your camera for photos! All ages with an adult, no registration...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
Season's Greetings Magic Show
Dec. 29, 2019 , 2:00PM-3:00PM
Light up the Holidays with the Season's Greetings Magic Show This winter wonderland magic show features a magic elf, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and holiday tricks to captivate all ages. All ages, no registration, seating may be limited....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
parkrun
Now - 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
12 Brews of Christmas
Now - Dec. 31, 2019
12 Brews of Christmas - Start your punch card...fill out the card and you could win an ugly sweater ornament, glass, plus a chance to win other prizes from their sponsoring breweries, including brewery tours, swag, and other items. Now through December 31st. Go to their website or stop in for details!...More Info
Event Type: Shopping Holiday - Fall/Winter Ale Trail
Orange & Brew Bottle Shop and Tap Room
1027 Burlington
Downers Grove, 60515
630-541-3880
Winter Lecture Series - Illinois & Michigan Canal: America's 1st National Heritage Area
Jan. 9, 2020 , 7:00PM
Ana Koval, President & CEO of the Canal Corridor Association will tell us about how the I&M Canal Corridor became America's 1st National Heritage Area --- 35 years ago! What makes this corridor so special? Discover the history and importance of the Illinois & Michigan Canal to the Chicago area. Learn about the sites al...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
Winter Lecture Series - Spider Watching at Midewin
Jan. 15, 2020 , 7:00PM
Frank Pascoe, D.A., Professor of Biology - University of St. Francis This presentation will cover spider biology, courtship, ecology and more using the "Spider Watching at Midewin" brochure as a guide. Spiders are the dominant invertebrate predators on the prairie, come learn more about them! Lectures begin at 7:...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
The 70s Heroes of ROCK!
Jan. 25, 2020 , 7:00PM
Skip Griparis presents "The 70s Heroes of ROCK!" with all new show and songs! You'll have access to all museum galleries, exhibits. Also enjoy a full beverage bar and more!...More Info
Cost: $12-$14 Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Historical Museum
204 Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Winter Lecture Series - Desire Lines: Daring to Follow Trickster Coyotes&Rambling Bison
Jan. 29, 2020 , 7:00PM
Winter Lecture Series, Speaker - Dr. Gavin Van Horn, Author, Director - Cultures of Conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature Join Dr. Gavin Van Horn as he shares readings and reflections from his recent book The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds. He will discuss how wildlife can further conne...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Il 60481
815-423-6370
2020 Joliet Area Restaurant Week
Feb. 1, 2020 - Feb. 13, 2020
The areas best restaurants are offering amazing deals and flavorful meals....More Info
Event Type: Dining
Joliet and surrounding cities
(815) 216-9963

 


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