Events

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

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

Westclox Metaphysical & Wellness Fair

Now - Feb. 25, 2023
Presenting a fun and informative, Westclox Metaphysical and Wellness Fair on February 25th from 9 am-5 pm! Meet with any of our many practitioners and vendors who specialize in a rich array of holistic ...

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MANIA – The ABBA Tribute

Jan. 31, 2023
MANIA (formerly ABBA MANIA) formed in 1999 and the show has been selling out theatres and concert halls internationally ever since. This show has toured the world in its quest to bring the music of the ...

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Hidden Oaks Coloring Contest

Feb. 1, 2023 - Feb. 26, 2023
This ongoing event will be held from Wednesday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Stop by the nature center during business ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Feb. 1, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 1, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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Birding the Preserves (Zoom webinar)

Feb. 2, 2023
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** Learn birds and birding from home on this virtual hike through one of the District’s preserves. Each month a different preserve is ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 3, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Feb. 4, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Starved Rock Annual Art Show

Feb. 4, 2023 - Mar. 12, 2023
Calling all artists, entires can now be submitted from January 9th through 31st, to the Annual Starved Rock Art Show. There will be two separate sections to this year: The Junior Art Show for ages 10 ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 4, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Feb. 4, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Feb. 4, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Sled Dog Demonstration

Feb. 5, 2023
Registration is not required for this event. Shows will begin at noon, 2pm, and 3pm. The demonstration will also include a free spirit Siberian rescue. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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Sensory Sunday

Feb. 5, 2023
Experience the exhibits and trails of Four Rivers on your own terms! This independent program is for guests with sensory-processing needs, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and those who ...

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History at Home: Secret Language of Flowers (Zoom Webinar)

Feb. 5, 2023
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** What message would you send with red roses? Yellow tulips? During the Victorian era, floriography, or the language of flowers, was ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 5, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Feb. 5, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Feb. 5, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 6, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Feb. 8, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 8, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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Galentine's Day Mocktails at the Museum

Feb. 9, 2023
What is Galentine's Day? Only the best day of the year! Grab your sisters, girlfriends or best gal pals and join a naturalist as we make botanical-inspired mocktails. During this program, guests will ...

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Drew Lynch

Feb. 10, 2023
Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America's Got Talent, where he finished in second place. Since, Drew has appeared on IFC's Maron and CONAN, ...

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Single and Ready to Mingle Night Hike

Feb. 10, 2023
Calling all single pals and gals! Step out of your comfort zone and join a naturalist for a singles Valentine’s night hike. The hike will be held at one of our oldest preserves — Messenger Woods. Hike ...

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Lantern-Lit for Lovers

Feb. 10, 2023
Reconnect in the still quiet of the evening under the twinkling stars. Take time for just the two of you in the warm glow of lanterns along the trail. After a quiet stroll, join us indoors for a hot chocolate ...

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Galentine's Day Campfire

Feb. 10, 2023
Ladies, enjoy an evening under the stars cozying up to a campfire while sipping your favorite beverage. Hot cocoa and s’mores will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite seasonal wine or beer to ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 10, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Feb. 11, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Reggae Night w/ the Selectones

Feb. 11, 2023
The Selectones are back and we want to play some tunes for you at Elder which is the place to be. Step on out! Bring your date too!

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Starved Rock Saplings: Fossil Frenzy

Feb. 11, 2023
Head back in time with park naturalists and explore fossils! Where do fossils come from? How are fossils made? Are there fossils here in Illinois? Story time, fossil education, and hands-on fossil activities ...

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Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum

Feb. 11, 2023 - Feb. 12, 2023
A SIX PACK TO GO!! Visitors to LaSalle County will have a unique opportunity to visit six area museums, historical societies and an historic mansion at a special bargain price. A "Passport" may be ...

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Rivers of Color: Winter Greens

Feb. 11, 2023
While giant trees have lost their leaves, a tiny plant is thriving and greener than ever in the winter — moss! Enjoy a short hike and discover the magic of mosses, then head inside to make your own plant ...

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Snowshoe With You

Feb. 11, 2023
Bring on the snow for a fun outdoor date with a significant other or friend! Learn a little about snowshoes – their history, science and background — then strap on a pair to play a few games and go on ...

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Sweetheart Night Hike

Feb. 11, 2023
Take your valentine out for a romantic night hike under the stars. Snuggle up, stroll along a lantern-lit trail and enjoy the beauty of Messenger Woods and the company of your companion. You may bring ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 11, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Feb. 11, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Feb. 11, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Harbor Stories: Unplugged featuring Miles Nielsen & Kelly Steward

Feb. 12, 2023
Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul. Claiming influences ...

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Wonder and Wonder Hike

Feb. 12, 2023
Calling all those who seek to explore with wide eyes and a sense of wonder. Pause to peer inside a rotting log or see if you can find the spider that built a web. Try to identify a plant, listen to bird ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 12, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Feb. 12, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Feb. 12, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 13, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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Vocal Valentines Show

Feb. 13, 2023
Peter Oprisko can sing as many as 700 Love Songs on command. He will be performing the top requested Love Songs of all time. "Can't Help falling in Love", "At Last", and "What a Wonderful World". If ...

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Vocal Valentines Show

Feb. 14, 2023
Peter Oprisko can sing as many as 700 Love Songs on command. He will be performing the top requested Love Songs of all time. Can't Help falling in Love, At Last, and What a Wonderful World. If you missed ...

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Little Explorers: Animals in Winter

Feb. 15, 2023
In the midst of winter, while we’re bundled up in our blankets sipping cocoa, what are all the animals doing to stay warm? Bring your children to Four Rivers to learn about animals in winter with a story, ...

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History Happy Hour

Feb. 15, 2023
Libations, Learning, & Local History. Greg Peerbolte presents a lightening talk on JAHM's newest "Movements" Exhibit. Admission is Free. Cash bar

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Feb. 15, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 15, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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Lunch & Learn: Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (Zoom Webinar)

Feb. 16, 2023
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** Encounter history from the comfort of your own home or office in this virtual lunchtime program. February is Black History Month, ...

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Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Feb. 16, 2023
Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and ...

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Nature Painting: Owls for Two

Feb. 17, 2023
Grab your valentine, your BFF or maybe meet someone new. Grab whooo-ever you want to make a painting that can be hung together. Follow step-by-step instructions to make an owl face masterpiece. Two canvases ...

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Great Moments in Vinyl

Feb. 17, 2023
A tribute to U2. Tickets on sale now.

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 17, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Feb. 18, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Quest: A Joliet and Marquette Adventure for Adults

Feb. 18, 2023
Strap up for a grand expedition – from the safety of Isle a la Cache Museum! In 1673, Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet set out for a voyage by canoe that took them thousands of miles into the ...

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Buddy Guy - Farewell

Feb. 18, 2023
At 86 years young, Guy proves that it gets greater later as he continues to record and tour around the world with performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Austin City Limits Live at the ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 18, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Feb. 18, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Feb. 18, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Buddy Guy - Farewell

Feb. 19, 2023
At 86 years young, Guy proves that it gets greater later as he continues to record and tour around the world with performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Austin City Limits Live at the ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 19, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Feb. 19, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Feb. 19, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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President's Day Celebration

Feb. 20, 2023
Join the Museum as they celebrate President's Day. Admission is free!

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 20, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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Rock Star and Starved Rock Lodge

Feb. 22, 2023
Rock Star is returning to Starved Rock Lodge! The mid-winter competition that had been a tradition prior to the pandemic is back on the calendar for 2023. Rock Star will return to the Main Dining Room ...

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Rivers of Color: Lunch and Learn: Planting a Native Rainbow (Zoom webinar)

Feb. 22, 2023
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** Believe it or not, it’s almost time for spring planting! Bring bursts of color into your yard year-round with native plants. In this ...

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Happy National Wildlife Day (Zoom webinar)

Feb. 22, 2023
***Please note this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.*** Want to get enriched over dinner? Enjoy a 45-minute session with a naturalist! Let’s celebrate National Wildlife Day and learn about ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Feb. 22, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 22, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture - Dinner : Dr. Elisabeth Griffith

Feb. 23, 2023
Please join us for the Spring 2023 James P. '60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture Series. The guest speaker, Dr. Elisabeth Griffith, will discuss her book, Formidable American Women and the Fight ...

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Friday Nights at The Clubhouse Cafe - Featuring Edward David Anderson

Feb. 24, 2023
Venue Information: Doors open at 7pm, Show begins at 7:30pm, Bar service begins at 7pm. Must be 21 or older to attend. Seating for this show is unassigned. Address: 300 Leeward Way, Ottawa, IL 61350 We ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 24, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Feb. 25, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Journaling Journeys

Feb. 25, 2023
For centuries, travelers of all kinds were also historians. Thoughts recorded in personal journals carried across land, ocean and time helped document historical events. Now it’s your turn! Join an interpretive ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 25, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Feb. 25, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Feb. 25, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Fiddlerock!

Feb. 26, 2023 - Mar. 26, 2023
Fiddlerock! returns to Red Dog Grill's for an evening of your favorite rock and pop songs, all on four violin strings! Tickets are $10 per person. Dinner service will be available before the show. D?oors ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 26, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Feb. 26, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Feb. 26, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 27, 2023
Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection ...

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Dueling Pianos

Feb. 27, 2023
An Experience like no other! Don't miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Midwest Dueling Pianos is a collection of some of the best entertainers in the industry. Their ...

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The History of Coal City and Surrounding Areas

Feb. 28, 2023
Michele Micetich and Bryan Gilligan was be presenting The History of Coal City and Surrounding areas. The event will be at the Coal City Public Library., 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City, IL.

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Dueling Pianos

Feb. 28, 2023
An Experience like no other! Don't miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Midwest Dueling Pianos is a collection of some of the best entertainers in the industry. Their ...

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Rock Star and Starved Rock Lodge

Mar. 1, 2023
Rock Star is returning to Starved Rock Lodge! The mid-winter competition that had been a tradition prior to the pandemic is back on the calendar for 2023. Rock Star will return to the Main Dining Room ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Mar. 1, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Tommy James and the Shondells

Mar. 3, 2023
Crystal Blue Persuasion, Crimson & Clover, Mony Mony, I Think We're Alone Now, Draggin' The Line, Hanky Panky, Sweet Cherry Wine, Three Times in Love and Mirage are just a few of the many hits – ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Mar. 4, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Owl Prowl Night Hike

Mar. 4, 2023
The evening will begin with an indoor program on owl species in Illinois and end with a nike hike led by park naturalist Lisa Sons and owl calling by Tara Beveroth, ornithologist for the Illinois State ...

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Harbor Stories: Unplugged featuring Michael McDermott & Heather Horton

Mar. 4, 2023
Michael McDermott is one of the best songwriters in the world and possibly the greatest undiscovered rock n roll talent of the last 20 years.” - Author Stephen King Michael McDermott - St. Paul’s Boulevard Music ...

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The Wildwoods at Uptown Grill

Mar. 4, 2023
Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30-10pm Tickets: $20 The Wildwoods are an enchanting Folk/Americana trio based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose flowing songwriting tandem has been praised by Paste Magazine as ...

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Get The Led Out

Mar. 4, 2023
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 4, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles! Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Mar. 4, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Mar. 4, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Mar. 5, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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2023 Posh Wedding Showcase

Mar. 5, 2023
Join us on Sun 3.05.23 from 12:00pm-3:00pm for the Posh Wedding Showcase 2023. Meet some of the best wedding industry professionals in the business. There will be food to sample, drink specials, giveaways ...

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Life as a 18th Century Fur Trader

Mar. 5, 2023
Living history actor storyteller Kevin Stonerock takes his audience on a journey through a year in the fur trade in the mid-1700s.

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Harbor Stories: Unplugged featuring Michael McDermott & Heather Horton

Mar. 5, 2023
Michael McDermott is one of the best songwriters in the world and possibly the greatest undiscovered rock n roll talent of the last 20 years.” - Author Stephen King Michael McDermott - St. Paul’s Boulevard Music ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 5, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Rosie and the Rivets

Mar. 6, 2023
Join us for a high energy show that's fun for all ages. Rosie & the Rivets features powerhouse lead vocals, skillful musicianship, tight harmonies and great stage presence. They have period-correct ...

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Rosie and the Rivets

Mar. 7, 2023
Join us for a high energy show that's fun for all ages. Rosie & the Rivets features powerhouse lead vocals, skillful musicianship, tight harmonies and great stage presence. They have period-correct ...

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Rock Star and Starved Rock Lodge

Mar. 8, 2023
Rock Star is returning to Starved Rock Lodge! The mid-winter competition that had been a tradition prior to the pandemic is back on the calendar for 2023. Rock Star will return to the Main Dining Room ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Mar. 8, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

Learn More

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Mar. 9, 2023
Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and ...

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Classical Blast in Kilts

Mar. 10, 2023
Doors open at 6:15pm and the bands take the stage at 7pm. Opening act will be former Classical Blast member David Kav, featuring music from his new EP, "Torn by the Timing Of It All". Classical Blast ...

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Spring Wine Dinner with August Hill

Mar. 11, 2023
Join us for a special event pairing the culinary expertise of Starved Rock Lodge's Chef Ian with locally-produced wine from award-winning vintner August Hill. Guests can expect bright and bold flavors ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Mar. 11, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Starved Rock Saplings, Nature's Yucky

Mar. 11, 2023
Yuck, that's gross! Sometimes nature can be yucky, but it can be cool too. Find out how owls form pellets, turkey vultures cool down in the heat, baby birds are fed, an other fun animal facts. Naturalists ...

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City of La Salle's St. Paddy's Day Parade

Mar. 11, 2023
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with us! Enjoy a festive parade or join in on the fun with a float of your own. Staging is at 11am at the K of C Parking lot near 2nd and Gooding st.

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 11, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles! Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Mar. 11, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Mar. 11, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Mar. 12, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Joliet Area's Irish History

Mar. 12, 2023
Join the Museum Sunday, March 12 from 1pm to 3pm as local historian Mary Beth Gannon presents Joliet Area's Irish History. Stories, struggles, & successes of Joliet's Irish Admission is free. Event ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 12, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Mar. 14, 2023
Jason Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. In October 2021, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit released a special new covers album, Georgia ...

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Rock Star and Starved Rock Lodge

Mar. 15, 2023
Rock Star is returning to Starved Rock Lodge! The mid-winter competition that had been a tradition prior to the pandemic is back on the calendar for 2023. Rock Star will return to the Main Dining Room ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Mar. 15, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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A Shamrockin' Good Time

Mar. 16, 2023
The Celebration of all things Irish returns this year for its second edition benefiting the Rialto Square Theatre Foundation, which provides critical support for the Rialto and its outreach activities. ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Mar. 18, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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The Forge St. Patrick's Weekend Festival

Mar. 18, 2023
The Forge St. Patrick's Festival is back and better than ever! Admission to this event is FREE and includes live music, Irish dance performances, bagpipers, workshops, and so much more. Park food & beverage, ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 18, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles! Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Mar. 18, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Mar. 18, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Mar. 19, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 19, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Murder Mystery

Mar. 22, 2023
"Death of a Gangster" - Join the Dunn family for the mafia wedding of the century! Don your best 1920s wedding attire for the Don and his goons. This show will have you in stitches... especially it ...

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Develop Your Intuition with Sally Aderton at Westclox in Peru 6 Week Class

Mar. 22, 2023 - Apr. 26, 2023
Join Sally at the historic Westclox building on Wednesday nights as she guides you to pioneer through your own intuitive gifts and spiritual practices. Her intention is to share tools and experiences ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Mar. 22, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Lovin' the Blues at the Museum!

Mar. 24, 2023
Tickets on sale now. The doors will open at 6:15pm and the bands will take the stage at 7pm. Opening act will be Al Spears & The Hurricane Project, followed by Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames. Two ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Mar. 25, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Breakfast and Egg Hunt with Peter Rabbit

Mar. 25, 2023
Peter Rabbit is hop-hop-hopping his way over to Prairie Bluff to enjoy a buffet style breakfast with you and your family! Visit with Peter Rabbit and watch as he scatters the eggs in his pasture for ...

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Develop Your Intuition with Sally Aderton at Westclox in Peru Workshop

Mar. 25, 2023
Join Sally at the historic Westclox building as she guides you to pioneer through your own intuitive gifts and spiritual practices. Her intention is to share tools and experiences to identify your natural ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 25, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles! Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Morning

Mar. 25, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Mar. 25, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour - Afternoon

Mar. 26, 2023
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Roots & Boots: Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye

Mar. 26, 2023
Three of the voices that defined 90s country music – Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye – join forces in the Roots & Boots tour. Combined, the trio has amassed more than 40 Top 10 ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 26, 2023
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Simply Patsy Music Tribute

Mar. 27, 2023
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 ...

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Mary and the Troublemakers

Mar. 27, 2023
A band that truly takes requests and honors 90% of them. Candid and refreshing, unpredictable and talented only begins to describe the diversity of their entertainment. Their songs center around the 60's ...

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Grundy County and Money

Mar. 28, 2023
The Grundy County Historical Society and Museum is hosting a presentation by Phil Anderson at the Morris City Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28th. Doors open at 6:30. There is no admission free, ...

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Simply Patsy Music Tribute

Mar. 28, 2023
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 ...

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Medium in the Mansion

Mar. 29, 2023
Participate in a Group Reading ov Psvchic Medium Michael Gourlev. one of the Top 10 Chicago Psychics. Michael will explain how he uses his gifts to deliver messages from loved ones in spirit, and will ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Mar. 29, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Egg-luminate Night Egg Hunt

Mar. 31, 2023
Hop on over to Dellwood Park Community Center for a fun-filled night with the Easter Bunny and much more! The night will feature a family entertainer, pizza & drinks, and an egg hunt outside! Don't ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Apr. 1, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Steamboat Coming! Mark Twain Living History by Brain "Fox" Ellis

Apr. 2, 2023
Travel the Illinois River through time and meet steamboat captain Henry Detweiller, a friend of Abraham Lincoln and rival to Mark Twain. Storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis shares stories of Twain, Lincoln, ...

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Kenny & Dolly in Harmony

Apr. 2, 2023
Dave Karl & Wendy T are together once again at the Rock to recreate the incredible songs and the onstage playfulness of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton's "Real Love" tour. This tribute act has it ...

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Kenny & Dolly in Harmony

Apr. 3, 2023
Dave Karl & Wendy T are together once again at the Rock to recreate the incredible songs and the onstage playfulness of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton's "Real Love" tour. This tribute act has it ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Apr. 5, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Apr. 7, 2023
Wanna feel like a kid again? Join us at the tasting room for an Adult Easter Egg Hunt! FIND AN EGG & WIN A PRIZE Find an egg and take it to an AHW associate to claim a prize. Each egg will have something ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Apr. 8, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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175th Anniversary Old Catholic Mass

Apr. 12, 2023
Celebrate an old Catholic Mass the way it was done back in the 1800's. Special historical talk by Fr Jim Heyd. Lite reception afterwards

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Apr. 12, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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"Kaleidoscope Eyes" A Beatles Tribute

Apr. 13, 2023
"Come Together" and sing your favorite Beatles Songs. This band will take you back to Yesterday with their music that continues to appeal to both young and old alike Admission price: $53 Please call ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Apr. 15, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Starved Rock Saplings: Flower Power!

Apr. 15, 2023
Join volunteer park naturalists for some fun and creative morning of flower power! A storybook on flowers will be read, crafts will be made, and fun will be had while discovering the world of flowers: ...

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Art in the Park Workshop

Apr. 16, 2023
Park Naturalist Lisa Sons will show you a step-by-step how to paint a red fox in acrylic paints. Canvas, paint, brushes, instruction, and fun are provided FREE thanks to funding fro the not-for-profit ...

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Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

Apr. 17, 2023
The most accurate ABBA tribute band in the country. With painstaking attention to detail, they've recreated an ABBA experience that won't soon be forgotten. Fronted by two dynamic ladies with angelic ...

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Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

Apr. 18, 2023
The most accurate ABBA tribute band in the country. With painstaking attention to detail, they've recreated an ABBA experience that won't soon be forgotten. Fronted by two dynamic ladies with angelic ...

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Patsy Cline

Apr. 19, 2023
Join Mary Pfizer and sing along as she impersonates Patsy Cline. Hear bits and pieces of trivia about Patsy's life throughout the performance. Admission Price: $50 Reservations are required: Call (815) ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Apr. 19, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Apr. 20, 2023
Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and ...

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Barefoot in the Park

Apr. 21, 2023 - Apr. 30, 2023
Spring 23 Production of "Barefoot in the Park", a timeless romantic comedy by Neil Simon. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's ...

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Barefoot in the Park

Apr. 21, 2023 - Apr. 30, 2023
Our Spring Production of "Barefoot in the Park", a timeless romantic comedy from Neil Simon. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight as an arrow lawyer and she's ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Apr. 22, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Scout Flea Market

Apr. 22, 2023
Vendors will set up in the True North parking lot, bringing their vintage, antiques, salvage, project pieces and thrifted finds. You can shop the vendors outside then shop more than 125 freshly restocked ...

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Starved Rock Stewardship Earth Day | Clean Up Day

Apr. 22, 2023
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than volunteering in your community and local state parks. Bring your friends and family out to Starved Rock State Park to help give back on Earth Day this year. ...

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Hot Fedora's

Apr. 24, 2023
Specializing in music from the Gatsby ear, the Hot Fedora's bring the era of gangsters and flappers alive through their classic renditions of 20s and 30s jazz tunes with their 5-piece Vintage Band. Remember ...

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Researching Grundy County

Apr. 25, 2023
The Grundy County Historical Society and Museum is hosting a presentation by Bill Atkinson entitled Researching Grundy County. He will share with the participants how he conducts his research.

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Hot Fedora's

Apr. 25, 2023
Specializing in music from the Gatsby ear, the Hot Fedora's bring the era of gangsters and flappers alive through their classic renditions of 20s and 30s jazz tunes with their 5-piece Vintage Band. Remember ...

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SINGO @ Will County Brewing

Apr. 26, 2023
SINGO returns to Will County Brewing Company! Your favorite mash-up of Name That Tune and BINGO offers great weekly prizes and a progressive jackpot! The best part? SINGO is 100% FREE to play!!!

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Olivia Newton John Tribute

Apr. 27, 2023
Join Sweet Reminder singer Nancy Baumet and musician/vocalist Dante Salamante as they celebrate the hits of Australia's sweetheart - Olivia Newton-John! This entertaining tribute showcases Olivia's most-loved ...

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Engelbert Humperdinck

Apr. 27, 2023
In a career spanning over 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the ...

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Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Apr. 27, 2023
Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and ...

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parkrun @ Heritage Harbor

Apr. 29, 2023
Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Heritage Harbor, 2 Great Loop West, Ottawa, IL 61350. It is ...

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Poco Sampler Concert

Apr. 29, 2023
This benefit sampler will feature some of the amazing artist and music we have come to experience during the summer Music Festival. Check out our facebook and website for more information.

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Neverly Brothers – A Rock 'n' Roll Tribute

May. 1, 2023
The Neverly Brothers concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n' roll. Their one-of-a-kind high energy stage performances ...

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