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.

I&M Canal Boat Tour

Now - Oct. 27, 2024
Picture it: 1848 Illinois. Prairie covers the state. Overland transportation is slow and treacherous. And only a few small communities exist, including a small port town on Lake Michigan called Chicago. ...

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Travel tales Trail Exploration

Now - Jun. 30, 2024
This ongoing program runs from Sunday, June 1, to Saturday, Aug. 31. Preserve hours are 8 a.m. to sunset. It's summer vacation time, but humans aren't the only animals that travel. Whether a short ...

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Great American Road Trip 2.0

Now - Jul. 14, 2024
Join WJOL morning radio host Scott Slocum on another iconic road trip across America, traveling along Route 66 from California to Illinois. This two-week adventure will feature daily stops at legendary ...

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Jammin' at the Clock

Now - Aug. 30, 2024
Live music Fridays from June 7- August 30. At the corner of Main and Monroe. Visit Jammin' at the Clock on facebook for more information.

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Wine + Music on the Hill/Cave Tastings

Now - Jun. 23, 2024
Join us for "Wine on the Hill" at our August Hill & ISC winery and vineyard. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery of the Illinois Valley, and your favorite August Hill & ISC wines, while hanging out on ...

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Jun. 23, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Seussical

Jun. 23, 2024
"Oh the thinks you can think! Think and wonder and dream far and wide as you dare!" Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. * SEUSSICAL Live, indoor theatre ...

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Rock the Block

Jun. 23, 2024
Join us for the return of the Sunday Fun-Day concert series Rock the Block! Held the fourth Sunday of month throughout the summer, this is a free concert series hosted by the City of Morris. On June ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jun. 23, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jun. 23, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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First Responders Night – Joliet Slammers

Jun. 23, 2024
Sunday, June 23 @ 1:05 PM vs. Florence Y'alls First Responders Night – Gear up and get ready to swing into action at our First Responders Theme Night! Join us and let's hit it out of the park ...

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Yoga on the Deck

Jun. 23, 2024
Camp Aramoni is pleased to introduce a new event series – Yoga on the Deck! As the sun rises over the Vermilion River, immerse yourself in nature while your expert instructor, Jessica Bakalar, leads you ...

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Where the Wildflowers Are: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

Jun. 23, 2024
You won't need to sail off through night and day or in and out of weeks. Will County is where the wildflowers are! Jack in the pulpit, Virginia waterleaf and Solomon's seal – our wildflowers have ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jun. 23, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Historic Trolley Tour

Jun. 24, 2024
Learn about the National Historic Landmark known as Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor center.

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Land & Water Cruise

Jun. 24, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Jun. 25, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Cars & Guitars on 66

Jun. 25, 2024
The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum's Cars & Guitars on 66 Car Show is now located in the Joliet Junior College City Center Campus downtown Joliet parking lot at 235 N Chicago Street. Join us for all 5 shows ...

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Historic Trolley Tour

Jun. 26, 2024
Learn about the National Historic Landmark known as Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor center.

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Wednesday Night Live Featuring Joey Figgiani

Jun. 26, 2024
Camp Aramoni is the place to be on Wednesday nights! At Wednesday Night Live, you can enjoy our fast casual menu of appetizers, salads, pizzas, handhelds and desserts, all paired with live music and drinks ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Jun. 26, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Nature Rangers Exploration

Jun. 26, 2024
4-week Nature Rangers Exploration Wednesdays, June 12 - July 3; 8:30-10 am or 10:30-Noon Materials Fee: $5 per class If you have a kid that is ready to get outside, get dirty, and do some hands-on ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Jun. 26, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Discovery Isle: Cicadas!

Jun. 26, 2024
They've been waiting under your feet for 17 years, and now they are emerging! Come out to Isle a la Cache and dig into all things cicadas. This is a drop-in program; come any time between 1 and 3 p.m. Fee: ...

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Happy Hour

Jun. 26, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Lock and Lunch- Starved Rock to Ottawa

Jun. 27, 2024
Experience something new and fun when you're a passenger aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic ...

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Lock and Lunch- Ottawa to Starved Rock

Jun. 27, 2024
Experience something new and fun when you're a passenger aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic ...

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Concert on the Courthouse Lawn

Jun. 27, 2024
We are setting up right out there on the lawn. It'll be a concert under the stars. Be sure you are he to join us and get in on the fun. Brind a lawn chair, a blanket maybe a cooler with snacks and drinks ...

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Painting for a Purpose: Alzheimer's Awareness

Jun. 27, 2024
Join us as we host a BYOB painting class (40 seats available) and a portion of the proceeds will go towards a local charity or cause. Come create with us while supporting your community. This event will ...

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Concerts on the Hill

Jun. 27, 2024
June 27 Cloggin' Craze Dancers Stacy Sienko (melodic singer-pianist)

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Rotary Car Show

Jun. 28, 2024
Are you into classic cars? If so, then join the Wilmington Rotary for a Car Show! An added bonus is that his event is right before our big firework show! So come on out and join us for a fun filled night! ...

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Historic Trolley Tour

Jun. 28, 2024
Learn about the National Historic Landmark known as Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor center.

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Radio Gaga

Jun. 28, 2024
Get ready to experience the ultimate showdown of music royalty at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Friday, June 28th, for "Queen VS. Lady Gaga Night" starring Radio Gaga, the electrifying Lady Gaga & Queen ...

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Beginner Stained Glass Workshop

Jun. 28, 2024
Create your own beautiful stained glass art. Learn how to cut & break glass as you create your own project using the copper foil method. The session will deal with type & quality of glass, appropriate ...

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2024 Let Freedom Rock Celebration

Jun. 28, 2024
Join us for a great evening of fun at the Let Freedom Rock Celebration! This year's celebration will be held on the Island Park on the evening of Friday, June 28, 2024. The event will feature a live performance ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- River Road Trio

Jun. 28, 2024
River Road Trio – Country. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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Wild Child on the Road

Jun. 28, 2024
We are taking Wild Child on the road this season, visiting different preserves around Will County. Answer the call of your wild child by getting your toddler outside with this monthly nature-themed program. ...

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Land & Water Cruises

Jun. 28, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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parkrun

Jun. 29, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Jun. 29, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Jun. 29, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Out With A Bang

Jun. 29, 2024

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Wine + Music on the Hill/Cave Tastings

Jun. 29, 2024 - Jun. 30, 2024
Join us for "Wine on the Hill" at our August Hill & ISC winery and vineyard. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery of the Illinois Valley, and your favorite August Hill & ISC wines, while hanging out on ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jun. 29, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jun. 29, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Lemont Food Truck Festival

Jun. 29, 2024
Join us for the 3rd Annual Lemont Food Truck Festival, back by popular demand on Saturday, June 29th, hosted in partnership with Brew Avenue Events. Indulge in a culinary adventure as 12+ food trucks ...

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Liberty Fest

Jun. 29, 2024 - Jun. 30, 2024
Liberty Fest (6/29/24-6/30/24) Tentative Schedule Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 8am - Run for Glory 5K race 10am to 5pm - Vendors open in Park 10am to 1pm - Kid's corner 11am to 5pm - Cookout 12pm ...

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A Day in the Country Farm Tour ~ LaSalle County Self-Guided Farm Tour

Jun. 29, 2024
Family-friendly event that highlights Illinois’ farming and agricultural history. Seneca, Utica, LaSalle, and Ottawa June 29, 2024 9AM ~ 4PM Ticket Price Per Adult $20, Children under 17 Free Rain ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Jun. 29, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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Art in the Park

Jun. 29, 2024
Ottawa Art League Fine Art Show and Sale. Local artists showing paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photos, carving, and much more.

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Celebration Kids Expo @ Old Central School Lot

Jun. 29, 2024
Car show, bounce houses, kid crafts, games, demonstrations, and much more. Free admission, but wristbands will be needed for inflatables/rides and will be $10 each at the gate.

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Infinity 2024 Food Festival

Jun. 29, 2024
The 1st Annual Infinity Food Festival will be taking over Downtown Ottawa on June 29th! A huge variety of food trucks and vendors from around Illinois will be parked and ready to keep you fed, and our ...

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Kids Fishing Derby

Jun. 29, 2024
Calling all kids ages 5-15! Come on out to Hidden Lakes Trout Farm and try your hand at fishing. We promise to reel in plenty of excitement! Prizes and trophies will be awarded after each session for ...

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Junior Ranger Day

Jun. 29, 2024
A fun filled morning of activity stations all about the great outdoors for every member of the family but most importantly to celebrate or Junior Rangers! Children ages 5 and older will have the chance ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jun. 29, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Sunday Morning Yoga

Jun. 30, 2024
This Matt Hancock yoga class is designed for most levels. From breath work, to flow and balance, followed by stretching and more breath work. Modifications are encouraged. This is a 60 minute class. A ...

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Jun. 30, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Nashville on the Hill

Jun. 30, 2024
Bishops Hill Winery presents NASHVILLE ON THE HILL! Come to one show or come to all, we are hosting on June 30th, July 21st and August 18th. Get ready to have a blast with our Summer Sunday Series of ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jun. 30, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jun. 30, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Movie In The Park: Frozen Sing Along

Jun. 30, 2024
Join us for a magical family experience at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Sunday, June 30th, as we present a Frozen Sing Along as part of our Forge Family Fun Sundays. Bring the whole family and embark ...

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Princeton Community Band

Jun. 30, 2024
Princeton Community Band (PCB) is an all volunteer band which performs free summer concerts at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton, IL. In 2005, the band was brought back to life and conducted by ...

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Yoga on the Deck

Jun. 30, 2024
Camp Aramoni is pleased to introduce a new event series – Yoga on the Deck! As the sun rises over the Vermilion River, immerse yourself in nature while your expert instructor, Jessica Bakalar, leads you ...

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Living History Encounter

Jun. 30, 2024
During Living History Encounters, you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. Fee: Free! Age: All ages. No registration required. Depending on the ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jun. 30, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 1, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Fish Tales Photo Contest: Hidden Lakes Trout Farm

Jul. 1, 2024 - Aug. 31, 2024
This ongoing event will be held from Monday, July 1, to Saturday, Aug. 31. Preserve hours are 6 a.m. to sunset. Tell your personal fish tale by competing in the Fish Tales Photo Contest. It doesn't take ...

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Fish Tales Photo Contest: Monee Reservoir

Jul. 1, 2024 - Aug. 31, 2024
This ongoing program runs from Monday, July 1, to Saturday, Aug. 31. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Tell your personal fish tale by competing in the Fish Tales Photo Contest. It doesn't ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Jul. 2, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Barbie Night – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 2, 2024
Tuesday, July 2 @ 6:35 PM vs. Evansville Otters Barbie Night – Come on, Barbie, let's go party! Grab your glitter and your best Barbie-inspired outfit, because tonight, we're turning the stadium ...

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Sidewalk Chalk Contest

Jul. 2, 2024 - Jul. 31, 2024
Enjoy the summer in the preserves and let your creative side shine! Visit Hidden Lakes Trout Farm at Hidden Oaks Preserve and become inspired by all the wildlife and beautiful sights and sounds around ...

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Turtle Tusday

Jul. 2, 2024
What is green and yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? The Blanding's turtles of Isle a la Cache! Meet some of our ambassador turtles up close as a naturalist will bring one or two turtles from ...

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Fireworks Extravaganza

Jul. 3, 2024
The Best Free FIREWORKS SHOW around, sponsored by the Grundy Bank & City of Morris on Wednesday, July 3rd.

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Wednesday Night Live Featuring Scott Hendryx

Jul. 3, 2024
Camp Aramoni is the place to be on Wednesday nights! At Wednesday Night Live, you can enjoy our fast casual menu of appetizers, salads, pizzas, handhelds and desserts, all paired with live music and drinks ...

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Independence Day Celebration – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 3, 2024
Wednesday, July 3 @ 6:35 PM vs. Evansville Otters Post Game Fireworks Independence Day Celebration – Celebrate America's birthday (one day early) with a bang at the ballpark! Join us for an Independence ...

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Nature Rangers Exploration

Jul. 3, 2024
4-week Nature Rangers Exploration Wednesdays, June 12 - July 3; 8:30-10 am or 10:30-Noon Materials Fee: $5 per class If you have a kid that is ready to get outside, get dirty, and do some hands-on ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Jul. 3, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Jul. 3, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 3, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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July 4th Unlimited Attractions Wristband at Haunted Trails

Jul. 4, 2024
Celebrate Independence Day with up to 3 hours of UNLIMITED RIDES & ATTRACTIONS! Enjoy UNLIMITED Trails Raceway Go-Karts, Jr. Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Miniature Golf, Monster Hop, Bone Shaker & Tornado Rides ...

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Military Appreciation Day – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 4, 2024
Thursday, July 4 @ 6:35 PM vs. Evansville Otters Military Appreciation Day – Salute our brave heroes as we come together to celebrate their sacrifice and service. From the crack of the bat to ...

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CABARETS

Jul. 5, 2024

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Hispanic Heritage Night – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 5, 2024
Friday, July 5 @ 6:35 PM vs. Ottawa Titans Post Game Fireworks Hispanic Heritage Night – ¡Viva la Fiesta! Join us for Hispanic Heritage Night at the ballpark where we celebrate the vibrant ...

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Fridays in the Park

Jul. 5, 2024

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Live Music on the Veranda- Snapshot

Jul. 5, 2024
Snapshot – Classic Rock. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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Land & Water Cruises

Jul. 5, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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parkrun

Jul. 6, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Jul. 6, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Jul. 6, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Wine + Music on the Hill/Cave Tastings

Jul. 6, 2024 - Jul. 7, 2024
Join us for "Wine on the Hill" at our August Hill & ISC winery and vineyard. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery of the Illinois Valley, and your favorite August Hill & ISC wines, while hanging out on ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jul. 6, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jul. 6, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Think Floyd USA

Jul. 6, 2024
Immerse yourself in the legendary sounds of Pink Floyd at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Saturday, July 6th, for "Pink Floyd Tribute Night" starring Think Floyd. Prepare to be transported to another dimension ...

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Mystery Bobblehead Giveaway - Joliet Slammers

Jul. 6, 2024
Saturday, July 6 @ 6:05 PM vs. Ottawa Titans Mystery Bobblehead Giveaway

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Jul. 6, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jul. 6, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Kayak Kollege

Jul. 6, 2024
This beginner's workshop, led by American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction, introduction to paddle strokes and safety are covered ...

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Jul. 7, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

Learn More

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jul. 7, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jul. 7, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

Learn More

Princeton Community Band

Jul. 7, 2024
Princeton Community Band (PCB) is an all volunteer band which performs free summer concerts at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton, IL. In 2005, the band was brought back to life and conducted by ...

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Christmas in July – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 7, 2024
Sunday, July 7 @ 1:05 PM vs. Ottawa Titans Christmas in July – 'Tis the season! Nothing says Christmas like a nice, hot July day. Join us at the ballpark as we batter up for a jolly good time bringing ...

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Yoga on the Deck

Jul. 7, 2024
Camp Aramoni is pleased to introduce a new event series – Yoga on the Deck! As the sun rises over the Vermilion River, immerse yourself in nature while your expert instructor, Jessica Bakalar, leads you ...

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Meet a Beekeeper

Jul. 7, 2024
Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping. Ask questions, chat and troubleshoot your own hive. Rusnak has more than 18 years of beekeeping experience. Pick up specific beekeeping ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jul. 7, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Billy Joel and Elton John

Jul. 8, 2024
Brian Harris will transport you to the magic of Elton John and Billy Joel concerts, playing music spanning the icons' entire careers. In addition to the spot-on Elton-styled vocals, wild costuming and ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 8, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Jul. 9, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Cars & Guitars on 66

Jul. 9, 2024
The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum's Cars & Guitars on 66 Car Show is now located in the Joliet Junior College City Center Campus downtown Joliet parking lot at 235 N Chicago Street. Join us for all 5 shows ...

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Hawaiian/Luau – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 9, 2024
Tuesday, July 9 @ 6:35 PM vs. Schaumburg Boomers Hawaiian/Luau – Aloha! Get ready to hula the night away at our Hawaiian Luau Night in the ballpark! Join us as we hula our way through a night ...

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Fishing for Trash

Jul. 9, 2024 - Jul. 14, 2024
Pick up some dirty tricks to earn some treats! Help Hidden Lakes Trout Farm look its best by picking up litter in the preserve. Fishing line and other debris pose serious threats to our furry and feathered ...

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Nature Play Day After Hours: Busy Beehive

Jul. 9, 2024
We're keeping the nature center open late for this nature-themed program geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds. Beehives buzz with activity inside and out. What are all those busy bees doing and how do beekeepers ...

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Wednesday Night Live Featuring Casey McGrath

Jul. 10, 2024
Camp Aramoni is the place to be on Wednesday nights! At Wednesday Night Live, you can enjoy our fast casual menu of appetizers, salads, pizzas, handhelds and desserts, all paired with live music and drinks ...

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Day Camp Day- Joliet Slammers

Jul. 10, 2024
Wednesday, July 10 @ 10:05 AM vs. Schaumburg Boomers Day Camp Day- Join the fun at Day Camp Day in the ballpark! It's a day filled with sunshine, smiles, and summer camp vibes, where kids come together ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Jul. 10, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Jul. 10, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 10, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Nature Play Day After Hours: Busy Beehive

Jul. 10, 2024
Join us monthly for nature-themed programs geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds. Beehives buzz with activity inside and out. What are all those busy bees doing and how do beekeepers help? Let's find out! Fee: ...

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Discovery Isle: River Critters

Jul. 10, 2024
There are creatures above, there are critters below and many plants grow in and around our rivers. Come out to Isle a la Cache and explore which species call this wetland habitat home. This is a drop-in ...

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Kayak Kollege

Jul. 10, 2024
This workshop introduces participants to kayaking on flat water. Instructions, safety, paddle strokes and the variety of kayak types are covered on shore, then we'll hit the water to try our new skills. Fee: ...

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BYOB Bingo

Jul. 10, 2024
Come on out for a night to socialize outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Prairie Bluff Preserve and some bingo! Compete for prizes and share some laughs in good company. Feel free to bring dinner or snacks ...

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Sunset Paddle

Jul. 10, 2024
Enjoy the peak of summer with an evening paddle led by interpretive naturalists at Monee Reservoir. As the sun goes down, we will experience nature's transition from day to night. Then relax on land with ...

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Sunset Soiree Summer Concert

Jul. 11, 2024
Free concert series! Join us in downtown Lemont on Stephen St, bring your blankets & chairs for free open seating. Seating opens at 6pm, music begins at 7pm. Food and drink will be available on site. June ...

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Country Night – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 11, 2024
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:35 PM vs. Schaumburg Boomers Country Night – Dust off your cowboy boots and saddle up for a boot-scootin' good time at our Country Night at the Ballpark! Come dressed in your ...

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Concerts on the Hill

Jul. 11, 2024
July 11 Veterans' Night Midwest Crossroads Chorus Sweet Adelines Joliet American Legion Band

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Birding on the Fly

Jul. 11, 2024
You're on the move, and out of the corner of your eye you spot ... something. Was it a vulture or a hawk? A mourning dove or a kestrel? Using size, shape, habitat and flight patterns, this introductory ...

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Professional Emerging Artists Student Art Workshops

Jul. 12, 2024

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Live Music on the Veranda- Barley Priest

Jul. 12, 2024
Barley Priest – Acoustic Covers. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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Fun & Food Trucks

Jul. 12, 2024
Celebrate summer nights with the second of this year's Fun & Food Trucks events. Eat eclectic local foods in the preserve while having a blast participating in a variety of activities. This event will ...

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Land & Water Cruises

Jul. 12, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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parkrun

Jul. 13, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Jul. 13, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Jul. 13, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Bolingbrook IFEST

Jul. 13, 2024
Bolingbrook's International Festival of Cultures Saturday, July 13 is a one-day event celebrating Bolingbrook's residents and cultures from all over the world. The event highlights many countries showcasing ...

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3 French Hens Market

Jul. 13, 2024
Come shop one of the best markets! Our monthly summer market runs May to October and features antiques, artisans, hand-crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and much more! The highly anticipated ...

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Morris Cruise Night

Jul. 13, 2024
We actively contribute to the community by supporting local charities through generous donations. Every year, we carefully select five charitable organizations to participate in Morris Cruise Night. ...

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Wine + Music on the Hill/Cave Tastings

Jul. 13, 2024 - Jul. 14, 2024
Join us for "Wine on the Hill" at our August Hill & ISC winery and vineyard. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery of the Illinois Valley, and your favorite August Hill & ISC wines, while hanging out on ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jul. 13, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jul. 13, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Jul. 13, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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3 French Hens French Country Market

Jul. 13, 2024
Back in its Downtown location, this open-air market runs 8AM-2PM on Saturday. Boasting nearly 100 vintage, handmade, and culinary vendors, the market is situated among more than 55 locally-owned shops, ...

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2024 Rooftop Summer Music Series- Freebyrd

Jul. 13, 2024
Door Open: 6:15pm Music Starts: 7pm Duration: Up to 2 Hours New! You can now reserve highboy or bistro tables for Rooftop Concerts on a first come-first served basis. General concert-style seating ...

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Starved Rock Saplings Storytime: 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Fish in the River

Jul. 13, 2024

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jul. 13, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Field Day Unplugged

Jul. 13, 2024
Grab some pals to build your team of four and join us for some friendly competition in celebration of Unplug Illinois Day! The statewide initiative encourages people to unplug from their electronic devices ...

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Summertime at Thorn Creek Woods

Jul. 13, 2024
Join us as we check on the happenings at the preserve's prairie, meadows and woodlands. We will observe sunflowers and pollinators at the prairie. We will hear singing critters and see other fascinating ...

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Take It Outside Meetup

Jul. 13, 2024
Looking for a way to connect with fellow Goosechasers? Join us for this meetup to get to know other Take It Outside challenge participants and maybe even complete some missions together. Stop by the shelter ...

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Surf-n-Turf Concert

Jul. 13, 2024
What's better than a night by the water with good music? A night on the water. Live music will play in Monee Reservoir's amphitheater courtesy of The Sting Rays(Opens in a new window). Visitors can take ...

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Jul. 14, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jul. 14, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jul. 14, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Boozy Brunch at Camp Aramoni

Jul. 14, 2024
Cheers to brunch! Join us at Camp Aramoni’s second annual Boozy Brunch on Sunday July 14, 2024. Reservations are required and can be made for 9 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM or 12:45 PM by calling (815) 224-7333 ...

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Yoga on the Deck

Jul. 14, 2024
Camp Aramoni is pleased to introduce a new event series – Yoga on the Deck! As the sun rises over the Vermilion River, immerse yourself in nature while your expert instructor, Jessica Bakalar, leads you ...

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Art in the Park Workshop

Jul. 14, 2024

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jul. 14, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Comedian Jeremy Nunes

Jul. 15, 2024
Often referred to as "Comedy's next great storyteller," Jeremy's unique show has been in demand for over 20 years. Jeremy's Dry Bar Comedy Special, Neighborhood Sasq-Watch, is one of the highest rated episodes ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 15, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Comedian Jeremy Nunes

Jul. 16, 2024
Often referred to as "Comedy's next great storyteller," Jeremy's unique show has been in demand for over 20 years. Jeremy's Dry Bar Comedy Special, Neighborhood Sasq-Watch, is one of the highest rated episodes ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Jul. 16, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Turtle Tuesday

Jul. 16, 2024
What is green and yellow, has a hard shell and looks awesome? The Blanding's turtles of Isle a la Cache! Meet some of our ambassador turtles up close as a naturalist will bring one or two turtles from ...

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Wednesday Night Live Featuring James Herr

Jul. 17, 2024
Camp Aramoni is the place to be on Wednesday nights! At Wednesday Night Live, you can enjoy our fast casual menu of appetizers, salads, pizzas, handhelds and desserts, all paired with live music and drinks ...

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CRUISE NIGHTS & BLOCK PARTY

Jul. 17, 2024
Imports: Euro, JDM (Porshe, VW, BMW, Mazda, Etc.) Expo Night Light up your engines! The fastest and coolest cars are making their way to Lemont Downtown for our legendary cruise night car shows and ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Jul. 17, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Jul. 17, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 17, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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BYOB Bingo

Jul. 17, 2024
Come on out for a night to socialize outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Hickory Creek Preserve and some bingo! Compete for prizes and share some laughs in good company. Feel free to bring dinner or snacks ...

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Kayak Kollege

Jul. 18, 2024
This workshop, led by American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking on flat water. Specific instruction and safety topics are covered on shore. Paddle ...

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Wilmington Park District Farmers Markets

Jul. 18, 2024
Join the Wilmington Park District for a Farmers Market! We will have tons of local goods. They include honey, backed goods, flowers and bread. We will also have live music and food trucks!

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Sunset Soiree Summer Concert

Jul. 18, 2024
Free concert series! Join us in downtown Lemont on Stephen St, bring your blankets & chairs for free open seating. Seating opens at 6pm, music begins at 7pm. Food and drink will be available on site. June ...

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Concerts on the Hill

Jul. 18, 2024
July 18 Heathers Musical Preview by The Joliet Drama Guild Dan Dougherty Band (pop/ rock/ alternative)

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Paddle, Play and Popsicles

Jul. 18, 2024
Fee: $20. Age: Ages 13-17. Registration required by Tuesday, July 16, by calling 815-722-9303 or online. Please note: Waivers will be emailed upon registration. Waivers must be signed and returned ...

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Firefly Glow Hike and Campfire

Jul. 19, 2024
Independence Day may be over, but Mother Nature is bringing her own bright explosions to a preserve near you — fireflies! Become immersed in nature at night and experience the bright magic of these ...

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Ottawa's Third Friday Artisan Market

Jul. 19, 2024
Arts culture and entertainment event in downtown Ottawa, IL every Third Friday of the month. Our 2024 schedule is confirmed: May 17 | June 21 | July 19 | August 16 | September 20 We have extended ...

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CABARETS

Jul. 19, 2024

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Kindling Market

Jul. 19, 2024
A fun new to Morris event, featuring live Midwest music, unique vintage finds and local makers. Kindling's goal is to bring a good time to the community, every 3rd Friday night from 3p-9p starting this ...

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Movie in the Park: The Wizard of Oz

Jul. 19, 2024
The City of Morris and your Morris Area Public Library offer free, family-friendly film screenings at Goold Park for all community members. Movies start at dusk. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a more ...

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Southern Accents (Tribute To Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

Jul. 19, 2024
Get ready to celebrate the music and legacy of the one and only Tom Petty at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Friday, July 19th, as Southern Accents brings their heartfelt tribute to the stage. Join us ...

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Super Hero Night/Guns n Hoses – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 19, 2024
Friday, July 19 @ 6:35 PM vs. Windy City Thunderbolts Post Game Fireworks Super Hero Night/Guns n Hoses – Grab your cape and head out to the ballpark for Super Hero and Guns n Hoses Night! Join ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel

Jul. 19, 2024
Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel – Soul/Blues/Rock. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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Ottawa's Third Friday Artisan Market

Jul. 19, 2024
Arts, culture, and entertainment come alive every Third Friday in downtown Ottawa, Illinois during the. Art vendors, music, food, and live events hosted by Open Space Gallery. Enjoy later shopping hours ...

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Land & Water Cruises

Jul. 19, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Wonders of Will County: Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

Jul. 20, 2024
Rare and mysterious. Exceptionally unique. Wonders of the world. Are these distant lands or fairytales? No, these describe several preserves right here in Will County! On these naturalist-led hikes, discover ...

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Something's Fishy at Four Rivers

Jul. 20, 2024
Fish aren't just for fishing! Discover the world beneath the water at Four Rivers and meet the wide variety of fish found just beyond the banks. Take a closer look at their scales and bones indoors and ...

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Fab Fish Printing

Jul. 20, 2024
Gyotaku is the Japanese art of fishing printing. Learn about this awesome art form and then make your own. No fish will be harmed as we will use replicas to create our art. Fee: Free! Age: Ages 12 ...

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Fish Hidden Lakes Under the Stars

Jul. 20, 2024
Anglers, you're not dreaming. We are keeping the gates open until dark for nighttime fishing at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm. Fish often become more active at night when the water cools and only the moon lights ...

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Midnight Madness

Jul. 20, 2024
Anglers, you're not dreaming! We are keeping the gates open until midnight for nighttime fishing. Fish often become more active at night when the water cools and only the moon lights up the water. Let ...

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Firefly Glow Hike and Campfire

Jul. 20, 2024
Independence Day may be over, but Mother Nature is bringing her own bright explosions to a preserve near you — fireflies! Become immersed in nature at night and experience the bright magic of these ...

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parkrun

Jul. 20, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Jul. 20, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Jul. 20, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Jimmy Buffett Tribute Night

Jul. 20, 2024
It's five o'clock somewhere... and that somewhere is Camp Aramoni! Join us for the party at the end of the world at the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Night on Saturday, July 20 from 5 to 10 PM. Let’s celebrate ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jul. 20, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jul. 20, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Gravel Triathlon

Jul. 20, 2024
The Forge Gravel Triathlon takes place at The Forge: Lemont Quarries. This adventurous short course gravel triathlon, aqua-bike, duathlon and relays is perfect for all multi-sport athletes. This race ...

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Fearless (A Tribute To Taylor)

Jul. 20, 2024
Get ready to experience the magic of Taylor Swift's music like never before at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Saturday, July 20th, as Fearless, a Taylor Swift Tribute, takes the stage for an unforgettable ...

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Throw Cancer in the Slammer – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 20, 2024
Saturday, July 20 @ 6:05 PM vs. Windy City Thunderbolts Throw Cancer in the Slammer – Putting cancer behind bars at Throw Cancer in the Slammer Night! Join us for a memorable evening of hope, ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Jul. 20, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jul. 20, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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55th Anniversary Picnic

Jul. 21, 2024
You and your family are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate 55 years of Thorn Creek Woods at our picnic at Somonauk Park Pavilion, at Somonauk and Sangamon streets in Park Forest. We'll meet ...

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Fun Fish Printing for Families

Jul. 21, 2024
Gyotaku is the Japanese art of fishing printing. Learn about this awesome art form, and then make your own. No fish will be harmed as we will use replicas to create our art. Fee: Free! Age: All ages. Registration ...

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Sunday Morning Yoga

Jul. 21, 2024
This Matt Hancock yoga class is designed for most levels. From breath work, to flow and balance, followed by stretching and more breath work. Modifications are encouraged. This is a 60 minute class. A ...

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Jul. 21, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Nashville on the Hill

Jul. 21, 2024
Bishops Hill Winery presents NASHVILLE ON THE HILL! Come to one show or come to all, we are hosting on June 30th, July 21st and August 18th. Get ready to have a blast with our Summer Sunday Series of ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jul. 21, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jul. 21, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Slackliner Workshop

Jul. 21, 2024
Do you dare to turn gravity into your playground and conquer the challenge of balance like never before? Then join us for this thrilling workshop with instructors from Slackline Chicago on Sunday, ...

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Princeton Community Band

Jul. 21, 2024
Princeton Community Band (PCB) is an all volunteer band which performs free summer concerts at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton, IL. In 2005, the band was brought back to life and conducted by ...

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Princeton Community Band

Jul. 21, 2024
Princeton Community Band (PCB) is an all volunteer band which performs free summer concerts at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton, IL. In 2005, the band was brought back to life and conducted by ...

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Women in Sports Day – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 21, 2024
Sunday, July 21 @ 1:05 PM vs. Windy City Thunderbolts Women in Sports Day – Break barriers and blaze trails at Women in Sports Night! Join us as we honor the incredible achievements of women in ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jul. 21, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 22, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Jul. 23, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Cars & Guitars on 66

Jul. 23, 2024
The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum's Cars & Guitars on 66 Car Show is now located in the Joliet Junior College City Center Campus downtown Joliet parking lot at 235 N Chicago Street. Join us for all 5 shows ...

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Water Conservation Day – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 23, 2024
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:35 PM vs. Gateway Grizzlies Water Conservation Day – H2O, let's go! Make every drop count on Water Conservation Day at the ballpark. Join us as we raise awareness and honor ...

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Four Rivers for All Abilities

Jul. 24, 2024
Experience nature like never before! Join the Four Rivers staff at hands-on exploration stations around the preserve. Discover the plants and animals in the woods, water and prairie. Each station will ...

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Wednesday Night Live Featuring Steve Sharp

Jul. 24, 2024
Camp Aramoni is the place to be on Wednesday nights! At Wednesday Night Live, you can enjoy our fast casual menu of appetizers, salads, pizzas, handhelds and desserts, all paired with live music and drinks ...

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Week of Sharks Night - Joliet Slammers

Jul. 24, 2024
Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:35 PM vs. Gateway Grizzlies Week of Sharks Night: Join us as Shark Week takes a bite out of the ballpark! Join us for Shark Night, a jaw-dropping experience filled with thrills, ...

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CRUISE NIGHTS & BLOCK PARTY

Jul. 24, 2024
Farm Tractors Kids Night Light up your engines! The fastest and coolest cars are making their way to Lemont Downtown for our legendary cruise night car shows and block party. Wander the streets of ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Jul. 24, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Jul. 24, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 24, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Firefly Hike for Families

Jul. 25, 2024
Come out to enjoy nature's fireworks — those blinking, twinkling fireflies! As the sun sets, learn what makes fireflies so special. Surprise — it's more than just their glow! Create some glow ...

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Lock and Lunch- Starved Rock to Ottawa

Jul. 25, 2024
Experience something new and fun when you're a passenger aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic ...

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Lock and Lunch- Ottawa to Starved Rock

Jul. 25, 2024
Experience something new and fun when you're a passenger aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic ...

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Sunset Soiree Summer Concert

Jul. 25, 2024
Free concert series! Join us in downtown Lemont on Stephen St, bring your blankets & chairs for free open seating. Seating opens at 6pm, music begins at 7pm. Food and drink will be available on site. June ...

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Concert on the Courthouse Lawn

Jul. 25, 2024
Bring your lawn chairs…set them up on the courthouse lawn…do some shopping at your favorite downtown shop, enjoy the food trucks and maybe dance a dance or three! As always…come early—stay late!

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Catfish Days

Jul. 25, 2024 - Jul. 28, 2024
Catfish Days - 25 Years of Rocketing the River!

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Ghostbusters Night – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 25, 2024
Thursday, July 25 @ 6:35 PM vs. Gateway Grizzlies Ghostbusters Night – Who ya gonna call? Come down to the ballpark as the Slammers, with appearances by the Windy City Ghostbusters, Slimer, and ...

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Concerts on the Hill

Jul. 25, 2024
July 25 Polka Party Night Eddie Korosa Jr & Boys & Girl from IL (polka) Frank Rossi (sounds of Sinatra)

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Land & Water Cruises

Jul. 26, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Morning Paddle

Jul. 26, 2024
Enjoy a morning paddle with certified instructors at the confluence of the DuPage and Des Plaines rivers. Along the way, interpretive naturalists will highlight some of the wonderful things nature has ...

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Wild Child on the Road

Jul. 26, 2024
We are taking Wild Child on the road this season, visiting different preserves around Will County. Answer the call of your wild child by getting your toddler outside with this monthly nature-themed program. ...

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S'more Summer

Jul. 26, 2024
Although the lazy days of summer are almost over and it will soon be back to you know where, there is still so much to do outside! Need a little inspiration on how to continue to make the most of the ...

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CABARETS

Jul. 26, 2024

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Treasure Island: Adapted by Mary Zimmerman

Jul. 26, 2024 - Aug. 4, 2024
Treasure Island: Adapted by Mary Zimmerman Auditions: At Lockport Township Building - Late May ​ Adapted from the legendary Robert Louis Stevenson novel, we invite you to come to set sail ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- Cooler by the Creek

Jul. 26, 2024
Cooler by the Creek – Country Covers. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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2024 Rooftop Summer Music Series- John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band

Jul. 26, 2024
Door Open: 6:15pm Music Starts: 7pm Duration: Up to 2 Hours New! You can now reserve highboy or bistro tables for Rooftop Concerts on a first come-first served basis. General concert-style seating ...

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parkrun

Jul. 27, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Wonders of Will County: Braidwood Dunes and Savanna

Jul. 27, 2024
Rare and mysterious. Exceptionally unique. Wonders of the world. Are these distant lands or fairytales? No, these describe several preserves right here in Will County! On these naturalist-led hikes, discover ...

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Backpacking 101 Part 1: Introduction to Backpacking

Jul. 27, 2024
Have you always wanted to go backpacking but were intimidated by the process? Join a naturalist in this three-part series to learn the basics of backpacking. How to select a sleeping bag? What food to ...

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Music in the Park

Jul. 27, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Firefly Night Hike

Jul. 27, 2024
Fireflies or lightning bugs, no matter what you call them, their flashing light seen throughout the night heralds the unofficial arrival of summer. Join a naturalist on this popular hike and discover ...

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Light Up the Night Moth Hike

Jul. 27, 2024
Celebrate National Moth Week with a glowing night hike. Moths make up 90% of the butterfly family, yet most of us can only identify one or two of them. Join a naturalist to discover what makes moths special ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Jul. 27, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jul. 27, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jul. 27, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Sidewalk Sales

Jul. 27, 2024
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Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

Jul. 27, 2024

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Dinner in the Field

Jul. 27, 2024
Step into a dining experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced on Saturday July 27, 2024 at Camp Aramoni. Set amidst the picturesque meadow at the heart of our boutique campground, you’ll enjoy ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Jul. 27, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jul. 27, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Jul. 28, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Rock the Block

Jul. 28, 2024
Join us for the return of the Sunday Fun-Day concert series Rock the Block! Held the fourth Sunday of month throughout the summer, this is a free concert series hosted by the City of Morris. On July ...

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Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Jul. 28, 2024
$55 Adults, $50 Children (10 and under) Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock's most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Jul. 28, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Exotic Reptile Show

Jul. 28, 2024
Join us for a wild adventure at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Sunday, July 28th, as Crosstown Exotics presents an Exotic Reptile Show as part of our Forge Family Fun Sundays series. Get ready to ...

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Princeton Community Band

Jul. 28, 2024
Princeton Community Band (PCB) is an all volunteer band which performs free summer concerts at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton, IL. In 2005, the band was brought back to life and conducted by ...

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Yoga on the Deck

Jul. 28, 2024
Camp Aramoni is pleased to introduce a new event series – Yoga on the Deck! As the sun rises over the Vermilion River, immerse yourself in nature while your expert instructor, Jessica Bakalar, leads you ...

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Take a Hike & a Lunch

Jul. 28, 2024
Discover Starved Rock's canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of ...

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Summer Art Camp

Jul. 29, 2024 - Aug. 2, 2024
Each day of the week will be a different class, take one or all of them! Morning Session will be from 9AM until 11AM Afternoon Session will be 1PM-3PM. On Saturday we will put the art made from all of ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 29, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Jul. 30, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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AI Takes Over the Ballpark Night – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 30, 2024
Tuesday, July 30 @ 6:35 PM vs. Washington Wild Things AI Takes Over the Ballpark Night – Take a swing into the future with AI Night at the ballpark! Join us as we discover the incredible possibilities ...

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Wednesday Night Live Featuring Dan Blanchette

Jul. 31, 2024
Camp Aramoni is the place to be on Wednesday nights! At Wednesday Night Live, you can enjoy our fast casual menu of appetizers, salads, pizzas, handhelds and desserts, all paired with live music and drinks ...

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Day Camp Day – Joliet Slammers

Jul. 31, 2024
Wednesday, July 31 @ 10:05 AM vs. Evansville Otters Day Camp Day – Get ready for a day of play at Day Camp Day in the ballpark round two! Join us for a day of outdoor fun, games, and baseball ...

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CRUISE NIGHTS & BLOCK PARTY

Jul. 31, 2024
Mopar Light up your engines! The fastest and coolest cars are making their way to Lemont Downtown for our legendary cruise night car shows and block party. Wander the streets of historic Lemont Downtown ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Jul. 31, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Jul. 31, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Jul. 31, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Animal Olympics

Aug. 1, 2024
Have you ever watched wildlife and been amazed at their adaptations? Join a naturalist and test your abilities against a variety of animal adaptations as we compete in our Animal Olympics. Can you run ...

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Junior Naturalist: Bugs!

Aug. 1, 2024
There is a big, beautiful world of bugs, and we are going to learn all about it! Junior naturalists will learn the difference between insects, bugs, arachnids and arthropods and their roles as local pollinators, ...

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Concert on the Courthouse Lawn

Aug. 1, 2024
Bring your lawn chairs…set them up on the courthouse lawn…do some shopping at your favorite downtown shop, enjoy the food trucks and maybe dance a dance or three! As always…come early—stay late!

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Streator Fest

Aug. 1, 2024 - Aug. 4, 2024
Streator Fest (8/1/24-8/4/24) at Northpoint Thursday, August 1- Fantasy Amusement Carnival, Northpoint, 5-11pm Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, and Beer tent, 5-11:30pm VIP Gates open at 5pm Opening ...

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Streator Fest

Aug. 1, 2024 - Aug. 4, 2024
Carnival, Musical Acts, Vendors, Fireworks, Food Trucks, and Beer Tent.

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Concerts on the Hill

Aug. 1, 2024
August 1 Special Opening Act (TBA) Sam Burns Jazz Ensemble

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Land & Water Cruises

Aug. 2, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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CABARETS

Aug. 2, 2024

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Mindful Paddle

Aug. 2, 2024
Enjoy a guided reflective experience as you glide on the waters of Lake Chaminwood. Connect to nature through all your senses in an immersive and regenerative way. This isn't just a journey on the water ...

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I Spy Paddle

Aug. 2, 2024
I spy with my little eye a new way to paddle this summer! As the sun sets, enjoy a sensory experience on the waters of Lake Chaminwood. Take part in a series of challenges to discover what you can find ...

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All About Bats

Aug. 2, 2024
Join a naturalist to learn about these often misunderstood fascinating creatures of the night. Learn about our local bat species and find out how they are essential to a healthy ecosystem. As the bats ...

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Yächtley Crëw

Aug. 2, 2024
Prepare to set sail on a musical voyage like no other at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Friday, August 2nd, for a nigh of yacht rock starring the Yachtley Crew. Join us for an evening of smooth grooves ...

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Princess and Pirates Night – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 2, 2024
Friday, August 2 @ 6:35 PM vs. Evansville Otters Post Game Fireworks Princess and Pirates Night – Ahoy, mateys and majesties! Join us for a grand slam affair as we transform the ballpark into ...

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Fridays in the Park

Aug. 2, 2024

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Live Music on the Veranda- Aaron Kelly

Aug. 2, 2024
Aaron Kelly – Indie/Folk. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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parkrun

Aug. 3, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Aug. 3, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Aug. 3, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 3, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Taco & Margarita Fest

Aug. 3, 2024
Welcome to the Lemont Taco & Margarita Festival! Join us & Brew Avenue Events on Saturday, August 3rd, for a day filled with delicious tacos and refreshing margaritas. Get ready to indulge in a variety ...

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Star Wars Night/Scout sleepover – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 3, 2024
Saturday, August 3 @ 6:05 PM vs. Florence Y'alls Star Wars Night/Scout sleepover – Prepare for a journey to a galaxy far, far away as we summon the force for an epic Star Wars Night at the ballpark. ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Aug. 3, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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40th Annual Car Show

Aug. 3, 2024
Come check out this spectacular car show! Open to all cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Music provided. Hosted by LaSalle County Cruisers.

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Aug. 4, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Meet a Beekeeper

Aug. 4, 2024
Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping. Ask questions, chat and troubleshoot your own hive. Rusnak has more than 18 years of beekeeping experience. Pick up specific beekeeping ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 4, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Market In The Park

Aug. 4, 2024
Join us for the FIRST EVER Market In The Park at The Forge: Lemont Quarries, in partnership with Curated Collections Events! Shop from a curated collection of 50+ small business owners and their handcrafted ...

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Ballpark Olympics – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 4, 2024
Sunday, August 4 @ 1:05 PM vs. Florence Y'alls Ballpark Olympics – We'll always have Joliet...in celebration of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the Slammers are bringing the rings to the ballpark ...

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Dave's Traveling World of Reptiles: Live Animal Show

Aug. 4, 2024

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Good Clean Fun- Mike & Tracy

Aug. 5, 2024
Good Clean Fun delivers an exciting, engaging show featuring a playlist of party hits that spans over 7 decades! They have performed all over the US and other countries! Performing everyone's favorite dance ...

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Nature Camp for Seniors: Trees of Thorn Creek

Aug. 5, 2024
What kinds of trees make up Thorn Creek Woods? Where do different types of trees grow in the woods? How do our trees grow? Calling all kids ages 50 years and older to explore trees with activities, crafts ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Aug. 5, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Summer Finale at Four Rivers

Aug. 6, 2024 - Aug. 9, 2024
Celebrate the last days of summer break at Four Rivers! Is summer camp over? Has school not started yet? Head over to Four Rivers for a new activity every day from Tuesday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. ...

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National Night Out

Aug. 6, 2024
Celebrate National Night Out at Monee Reservoir with the Forest Preserve District of Will County police officers and other eastern Will County police agencies. See emergency vehicles up close, participate ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Aug. 6, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Sidewalk Sales

Aug. 6, 2024
This family-friendly event brings neighbors together, creating positive interactions with law enforcement and making connections to services that improve the quality of life for all. Our local businesses ...

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Cars & Guitars on 66

Aug. 6, 2024
The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum's Cars & Guitars on 66 Car Show is now located in the Joliet Junior College City Center Campus downtown Joliet parking lot at 235 N Chicago Street. Join us for all 5 shows ...

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Groundhog Game – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 6, 2024
Tuesday, August 6 @ 6:35 PM vs. Gateway Grizzlies Groundhog Game – Get caught in the time warp at the Groundhog Day Game – where every inning is a chance to break the cycle! Join us at ...

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Discovery Isle: Snakes!

Aug. 7, 2024
Don't hate! Appreciate the fact that snakes are amazing! Did you know that snakes smell with their tongues? Or that they can eat animals 75% to 100% larger than their own heads? Come out to Isle a la ...

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BYOB Bingo

Aug. 7, 2024
Come on out for a night to socialize outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Prairie Bluff Preserve and some bingo! Compete for prizes and share some laughs in good company. Feel free to bring dinner or snacks ...

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Teacher Appreciation Night – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 7, 2024
Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:35 PM vs. Gateway Grizzlies Teacher Appreciation Night – Calling all educators! It's time to hit it out of the park with Teacher Appreciation Night! Join us in celebrating ...

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CRUISE NIGHTS & BLOCK PARTY

Aug. 7, 2024
Exotic Cars STEM NIGHT & Expo Night Light up your engines! The fastest and coolest cars are making their way to Lemont Downtown for our legendary cruise night car shows and block party. Wander the ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Aug. 7, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Aug. 7, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Aug. 7, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Sounds of Summer

Aug. 8, 2024
As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, the natural world comes alive with a chorus of sounds. But do you know what, or who, is making the symphony? Learn some of the most common calls around ...

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Garden Walk Series: Summer

Aug. 8, 2024
Join us for a journey through the seasons! We are excited to offer 4 garden walks to showcase the gardens throughout the year. All Garden Walks are free to attend. Participate in all four walks to be ...

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Irish Heritage Night – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 8, 2024
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:35 PM vs. Gateway Grizzlies Irish Heritage Night – Shamrocks and strikeouts at Irish Heritage Night! Join us at the ballpark for a grand celebration of Irish culture, with ...

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Concerts on the Hill

Aug. 8, 2024
August 8 "Women In Action" Musical Encore (hit songs by women thru the decades – encore from park's Women's History Month performance)

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Land & Water Cruises

Aug. 9, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Kevin Stock & Kent Broadbent

Aug. 9, 2024

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The Rooftop Summer Music Series - GMIV

Aug. 9, 2024
Great Moments in Vinyl plays ZZ Top - The Rooftop Summer Music Series 2024 Live music on the Museum's Outdoor Rooftop! Register/Info: www.Jolietmuseum.org (815) 723-5201 Doors Open at 6:15pm Show ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- Steve Sharp honors Jimmy Buffet

Aug. 9, 2024
Steve Sharp honors Jimmy Buffet. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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parkrun

Aug. 10, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Aug. 10, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Aug. 10, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Midnight Madness

Aug. 10, 2024
Anglers, you're not dreaming! We are keeping the gates open until midnight for nighttime fishing. Fish often become more active at night when the water cools and only the moon lights up the water. Let ...

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Bat Night for Families

Aug. 10, 2024
Enjoy an evening at Hammel Woods exploring the habitat of our local bat species. Play bat-themed games and discover fascinating facts about these flying mammals. Watch the bats emerge from their sleeping ...

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3 French Hens Market

Aug. 10, 2024
Come shop one of the best markets! Our monthly summer market runs May to October and features antiques, artisans, hand-crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and much more! The highly anticipated ...

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Morris Cruise Night

Aug. 10, 2024
We actively contribute to the community by supporting local charities through generous donations. Every year, we carefully select five charitable organizations to participate in Morris Cruise Night. ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 10, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Aug. 10, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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3 French Hens French Country Market

Aug. 10, 2024
Back in its Downtown location, this open-air market runs 8AM-2PM on Saturday. Boasting nearly 100 vintage, handmade, and culinary vendors, the market is situated among more than 55 locally-owned shops, ...

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Starved Rock Saplings Storytime: Forests Amongst Us

Aug. 10, 2024

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Aug. 11, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Hummingbird Hangout

Aug. 11, 2024
Hummingbird migration is underway, and the birds are fueling up for their journey south. This is a perfect time to hang out in Plum Creek Nature Center's hummingbird courtyard. Bring your chair, enjoy ...

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Our Pollinators

Aug. 11, 2024
We'll look for pollinators such as bees, wasps, flies, moths, butterflies, beetles and thrips and observe the important job they do helping plants grow. And we'll search for the types of insects that ...

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Perseids in the Preserves

Aug. 11, 2024
Have you ever seen a shooting star? You can up your odds by checking out the night sky during the Perseids meteor shower. This is considered one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. This year, ...

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Perseids in the Preserves

Aug. 11, 2024
Have you ever seen a shooting star? You can up your odds by checking out the night sky during the Perseids meteor shower. This is considered one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. This year, ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 11, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Aug. 12, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Aug. 13, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Take It Outside Meetup

Aug. 13, 2024
Looking for a way to connect with fellow Goosechasers? Join us for this meetup to get to know other Take It Outside challenge participants and maybe even complete some missions together. Stop by the shelter ...

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Blues Brothers Night – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 13, 2024
Tuesday, August 13 @ 6:35 PM vs. Washington Wild Things Blues Brothers Night – Join us for Blues Brothers night- a harmonious evening where the sounds of the diamond meet the soulful melodies ...

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Teen Connection

Aug. 14, 2024
Calling all teens looking for some inspiration on where to hike and what to do outside this summer! Join our recreation coordinator for a hike and time to hang with teens from around the county for games ...

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BYOB Bingo

Aug. 14, 2024
Come on out for a night to socialize outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Hickory Creek Preserve and some bingo! Compete for prizes and share some laughs in good company. Feel free to bring dinner or snacks ...

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Dog Day #2 – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 14, 2024
Wednesday, August 14 @ 6:35 PM vs. Washington Wild Things Dog Day #2 – Round two of Dog Day at the ballpark is here, and we're ready to hit it out of the park again with even more tail-wagging ...

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CRUISE NIGHTS & BLOCK PARTY

Aug. 14, 2024
Emergency Vehicle Night Kids Night Light up your engines! The fastest and coolest cars are making their way to Lemont Downtown for our legendary cruise night car shows and block party. Wander the ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Aug. 14, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Aug. 14, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Aug. 14, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Wilmington Park District Farmers Markets

Aug. 15, 2024
Join the Wilmington Park District for a Farmers Market! We will have tons of local goods. They include honey, backed goods, flowers and bread. We will also have live music and food trucks!

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Concert on the Courthouse Lawn

Aug. 15, 2024
Bring your lawn chairs…set them up on the courthouse lawn…do some shopping at your favorite downtown shop, enjoy the food trucks and maybe dance a dance or three! As always…come early—stay late!

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815 Night – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 15, 2024
Thursday, August 15 @ 6:35 PM vs. Washington Wild Things 815 Night – Get ready to represent the heart of Illinois at our 815 night at the ballpark! Join us as we celebrate the pride and spirit ...

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Concerts on the Hill

Aug. 15, 2024
August 15 "Drunken Donut" Night Alex Ziech from the Joliet hot spot hosts variety of local musical acts (rock/ alternative, covers and originals)

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Land & Water Cruises

Aug. 16, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Ottawa's Third Friday Artisan Market

Aug. 16, 2024
Arts culture and entertainment event in downtown Ottawa, IL every Third Friday of the month. Our 2024 schedule is confirmed: May 17 | June 21 | July 19 | August 16 | September 20 We have extended ...

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Kindling Market

Aug. 16, 2024
A fun new to Morris event, featuring live Midwest music, unique vintage finds and local makers. Kindling's goal is to bring a good time to the community, every 3rd Friday night from 3p-9p starting this ...

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Movie in the Park: Mary Poppins

Aug. 16, 2024
The City of Morris and your Morris Area Public Library offer free, family-friendly film screenings at Goold Park for all community members. Movies start at dusk. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- Ryan Wotherspoon

Aug. 16, 2024
Ryan Wotherspoon – Pop Singer/Songwriter. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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parkrun

Aug. 17, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Aug. 17, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Aug. 17, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Anybody 5k

Aug. 17, 2024
The AnyBODY 5K welcomes all participants. This community event focuses on overall health and resiliency. Come walk, run, stroll with us!

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 17, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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10th Annual Liberty Arts Festival

Aug. 17, 2024
Whether you’re a budding artist or veteran virtuoso, you’re invited to Downtown Morris for the 2024 Liberty Arts Festival. The event returns with an Art Stroll on the Grundy County Courthouse Lawn, Creator’s ...

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Sip 'N' Shop - Liberty Arts Festival

Aug. 17, 2024
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Hummingbird Fest

Aug. 17, 2024
Our annual Hummingbird Fest has been reworked this year to allow more visitors to see the fan-favorite banding of the hummingbirds and puts the spotlight on our fast, feathered friends and other pollinators. ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Aug. 17, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- Greenfield Station

Aug. 17, 2024
Greenfield Station – Country Rock. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Aug. 18, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Yoga on the Deck

Aug. 18, 2024
Camp Aramoni is pleased to introduce a new event series – Yoga on the Deck! As the sun rises over the Vermilion River, immerse yourself in nature while your expert instructor, Jessica Bakalar, leads you ...

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Nashville on the Hill

Aug. 18, 2024
Bishops Hill Winery presents NASHVILLE ON THE HILL! Come to one show or come to all, we are hosting on June 30th, July 21st and August 18th. Get ready to have a blast with our Summer Sunday Series of ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 18, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Sounds of Insects Night Hike

Aug. 18, 2024
Join us as we venture out on the trail at dusk to listen for musical and mechanical insect sounds. Many insects become more active as the sun goes down. We'll listen and learn the distinct sounds of common ...

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Plein Air Workshop

Aug. 18, 2024
Plein Air Workshop $40 August 18th 1-4pm On the Lincoln Landing Lockport, IL Email for more information [email protected]

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Land & Water Cruise

Aug. 19, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Aug. 20, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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WIll County Fair

Aug. 21, 2024 - Aug. 25, 2024
Save the date for the 2024 Will County Fair! We will be back with 5 days of fun for the entire family including shows in the grandstand, livestock exhibitors, fair food, and a carnival. Make sure ...

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CRUISE NIGHTS & BLOCK PARTY

Aug. 21, 2024
Street Rods / Antiques Light up your engines! The fastest and coolest cars are making their way to Lemont Downtown for our legendary cruise night car shows and block party. Wander the streets of historic ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Aug. 21, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Aug. 21, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Aug. 21, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Rise and Shine Paddle

Aug. 22, 2024
Roll out of bed and greet the day on the water at Monee Reservoir. Wake up with a recreational paddle touring the lake and watching for its inhabitants. Then treat yourself to doughnuts and coffee before ...

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Concerts on the Hill

Aug. 22, 2024
August 22 Country Night Silverstrings (older country music, oldies, bluegrass, covers and originals)

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Land & Water Cruises

Aug. 23, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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The Rooftop Summer Music Series - Eclipse

Aug. 23, 2024
Eclipse: The Pink Floyd Experience - The Rooftop Summer Music Series 2024 Live music on the Museum's Outdoor Rooftop! Register/Info: www.Jolietmuseum.org (815) 723-5201 Doors Open at 6:15pm Show ...

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Neon Night – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 23, 2024
Friday, August 23 @ 6:35 PM vs. Windy City Thunderbolts Post Game Fireworks Neon Night – Glow big or go home at Neon Night in the ballpark! Get ready to light up the stadium with an electrifying ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- Aaron Kelly

Aug. 23, 2024
Aaron Kelly – Indie/Folk. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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2024 Rooftop Summer Music Series- Eclipse "The Pink Floyd Experience"

Aug. 23, 2024
Door Open: 6:15pm Music Starts: 7pm Duration: Up to 2 Hours New! You can now reserve highboy or bistro tables for Rooftop Concerts on a first come-first served basis. General concert-style seating ...

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parkrun

Aug. 24, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Aug. 24, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Aug. 24, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 24, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Museum Campus Day

Aug. 24, 2024
Have you ever wondered what's going on in our 18th-century Traders Cabin or wanted to peek inside the Native American longhouse above the pollinator garden? This is your chance to explore all the buildings ...

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Field of Memes Night - Joliet Slammers

Aug. 24, 2024
Saturday, August 24 @ 6:05 PM vs. Windy City Thunderbolts Field of Memes Night: Join us for an evening of grand slam laughs, where every meme is a home run. From the classics to the latest viral sensations, ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Aug. 24, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Aug. 25, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Rock the Block

Aug. 25, 2024
Join us for the return of the Sunday Fun-Day concert series Rock the Block! Held the fourth Sunday of month throughout the summer, this is a free concert series hosted by the City of Morris. On August ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 25, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Hummingbird Hangout

Aug. 25, 2024
Hummingbird migration is underway, and the birds are fueling up for their journey south. This is a perfect time to hang out in Plum Creek Nature Center's hummingbird courtyard. Bring your chair, enjoy ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Aug. 26, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Aug. 27, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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CRUISE NIGHTS & BLOCK PARTY

Aug. 28, 2024
Calling All Cars, Trucks, and Motorcyles Last Show Light up your engines! The fastest and coolest cars are making their way to Lemont Downtown for our legendary cruise night car shows and block party. ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Aug. 28, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Aug. 28, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Aug. 28, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lock and Lunch- Starved Rock to Ottawa

Aug. 29, 2024
Experience something new and fun when you're a passenger aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic ...

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Lock and Lunch- Ottawa to Starved Rock

Aug. 29, 2024
Experience something new and fun when you're a passenger aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic ...

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Concerts on the Hill

Aug. 29, 2024
August 29 50th Season Finale Joliet Township High School Orchestra & Central Band Joliet America Legion Band

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Land & Water Cruises

Aug. 30, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Hike Kankakee Sands Under the Stars

Aug. 30, 2024
Join a naturalist for the rare opportunity to experience Kankakee Sands at night. As your sharp vision fades away with the sun, your other senses will compensate. Become immersed in the songs of insects ...

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Wild Child on the road: Monee Reservoir

Aug. 30, 2024
We are taking Wild Child on the road this season, visiting different preserves around Will County. Answer the call of your wild child by getting your toddler outside with this monthly nature-themed program. ...

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Bat Night for Adults

Aug. 30, 2024
Enjoy an evening at Hammel Woods exploring the habitat of our local bat species. Watch the bats emerge from their sleeping quarters to go out on their nightly hunt. Using echolocation technology, "listen" ...

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Halloween – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 30, 2024
Friday, August 30 @ 6:35 PM vs. Lake Eerie Crushers Post Game Fireworks Halloween – Bats, balls, and boos – oh my! Join us at the ballpark for a Halloween extravaganza filled with thrills, ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- Abbynormal

Aug. 30, 2024
Abbynormal – New & Classic Rock. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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parkrun

Aug. 31, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Aug. 31, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Aug. 31, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Waterfowl Cruise

Aug. 31, 2024
Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley ...

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Wonders of Will County: Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve

Aug. 31, 2024
Rare and mysterious. Exceptionally unique. Wonders of the world. Are these distant lands or fairytales? No, these describe several preserves right here in Will County! On these naturalist-led hikes, discover ...

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Dream Machine Car Show

Aug. 31, 2024
Old Cars, cruisers, food, muivs and family fun. Registration 9am-noon

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Roamer Cruise Night

Aug. 31, 2024
Come watch or curise downtown Streator. Old cars, fire cars, food trucks, live music, family fun.

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Military Appreciation – Joliet Slammers

Aug. 31, 2024
Saturday, August 31 @ 6:05 PM vs. Evansville Otters Military Appreciation – We're doubling down on our gratitude for our nation's heroes! Join us for another unforgettable evening of honor, respect, ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Aug. 31, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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Live Music on the Veranda- Big Uproar

Aug. 31, 2024
Big Uproar – Americana, Modern & Classic Rock. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Sep. 1, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Lemont Keepataw Day Parade & Fun Fest

Sep. 1, 2024
The theme of this year's Lemont Keepataw Day Parade & Fun Fest is "Village of Volunteers" to honor the many individuals and organizations in our community who provide support and assistance to others. On ...

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9 innings of Winning/Fan Appreciation – Joliet Slammers

Sep. 1, 2024
Sunday, September 1 @ 6:05 PM vs. Lake Eerie Crushers Post Game Fireworks 9 innings of Winning/Fan Appreciation – It's all about YOU at Fan Appreciation Night! Join us as we roll out the red ...

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Labor Day UNLIMITED Attractions Wristband at Haunted Trails Joliet

Sep. 2, 2024
Wrap up another spectacular summer with UNLIMITED FUN this Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 2nd! Enjoy up to 3 hours of UNLIMITED RIDES & ATTRACTIONS! Experience UNLIMITED Trails Raceway Go-Karts, Jr. Go-Karts, ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Sep. 2, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Sep. 3, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Wellness Vendor Fair at Wednesday Night Live

Sep. 4, 2024
Join us on Wednesday September 4th for Camp Aramoni’s Wellness Fair, hosted in conjunction with our weekly Wednesday Night Live event! We invite you to enjoy our fast casual menu of appetizers, salads, ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Sep. 4, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Sep. 4, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Sep. 4, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Land & Water Cruises

Sep. 6, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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The Rooftop Summer Music Series - The Red Roses

Sep. 6, 2024
The Red Roses - The Rooftop Summer Music Series 2024 Live music on the Museum's Outdoor Rooftop! Register/Info: www.Jolietmuseum.org (815) 723-5201 Doors Open at 6:15pm Show starts at 7:00pm ...

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Fridays in the Park

Sep. 6, 2024

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Live Music on the Veranda- Jeff Manfredini

Sep. 6, 2024
Jeff Manfredini – Pop, Rock, Folk, & Country 60's to present. Join us every Friday and select Saturdays for live music on our Veranda. Come enjoy the views, great food, and grooves! 8-11 pm

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2024 Rooftop Summer Music Series- The Red Roses

Sep. 6, 2024
Door Open: 6:15pm Music Starts: 7pm Duration: Up to 2 Hours New! You can now reserve highboy or bistro tables for Rooftop Concerts on a first come-first served basis. General concert-style seating ...

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parkrun

Sep. 7, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Sep. 7, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Sep. 7, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Morris Beer Festival

Sep. 7, 2024
This year’s festival is open to public ticketholders over the age of 21 and is projected to bring approximately 50 breweries, live musical acts and food vendors to Goold Park. Attendees who are at ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Sep. 7, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Sep. 8, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Art in the Park Workshop

Sep. 8, 2024
Registration opens 8/8 via Eventbrite

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Land & Water Cruise

Sep. 9, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Sep. 10, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Sep. 11, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Sep. 11, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Sep. 11, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Fall Scramble Warbirds & Classics RC Airshow

Sep. 12, 2024 - Sep. 14, 2024
Warbird planes flying across the skies. Come see what model planes can do in Streator.

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Land & Water Cruises

Sep. 13, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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BBQ-n-Blues

Sep. 13, 2024
The 10th Annual BBQ-n-Blues is on September 13, 2024, and we’ll be celebrating with Bands, BBQ & a Rib Cook-Off Contest. Held on First Street between Marquette & Gooding in historic downtown La Salle, ...

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Public Art Installation Unveiling

Sep. 13, 2024

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parkrun

Sep. 14, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Sep. 14, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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A River Thru History

Sep. 14, 2024 - Sep. 15, 2024
"A River Thru History - The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous". The Rendezvous will be held on September 14 and 15, 2024 - from 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sunday) at the Columbia Woods Forest Preserve in Willow ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Sep. 14, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Jazz'N the Street

Sep. 14, 2024
Free admission and free parking! Head down to First Street for the 2nd night of this great two-day event! Wine tasting, craft beer, and cocktails in the beverage tent with delicious food vendors as well. ...

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3 French Hens Market

Sep. 14, 2024
Come shop one of the best markets! Our monthly summer market runs May to October and features antiques, artisans, hand-crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and much more! The highly anticipated ...

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Morris Cruise Night

Sep. 14, 2024
We actively contribute to the community by supporting local charities through generous donations. Every year, we carefully select five charitable organizations to participate in Morris Cruise Night. ...

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11th Annual Artisan Market

Sep. 14, 2024
Join us in our beautiful country setting for a day filled with 30+ fine artists, craft beer, delicious home baked items, live music, wine tasting, fresh-picked local produce, local lunch fare, ice cream ...

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Pluto Fest and Food Truck Festvial

Sep. 14, 2024
Come celebrate Streator's Pluto connection with vendors, live music and great Food Trucks. Vendors are from 10-3 and Food Trucks 12-6

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The Rooftop Summer Music Series - Vaudevileins

Sep. 14, 2024
Vaudevileins - The Rooftop Summer Music Series 2024 Live music on the Museum's Outdoor Rooftop! Register/Info: www.Jolietmuseum.org (815) 723-5201 Doors Open at 6:15pm Show starts at 7:00pm ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Sep. 14, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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3 French Hens French Country Market

Sep. 14, 2024
Back in its Downtown location, this open-air market runs 8AM-2PM on Saturday. Boasting nearly 100 vintage, handmade, and culinary vendors, the market is situated among more than 55 locally-owned shops, ...

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2024 Rooftop Summer Music Series- The Vaudevileins & Special Guests TBA

Sep. 14, 2024
Door Open: 6:15pm Music Starts: 7pm Duration: Up to 2 Hours New! You can now reserve highboy or bistro tables for Rooftop Concerts on a first come-first served basis. General concert-style seating ...

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Starved Rock Saplings Storytime: Endangered Species

Sep. 14, 2024

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"Steeples & Saloons" Walking Tour

Sep. 15, 2024
Steeples & Saloons Walking Tour Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This ...

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Land & Water Cruise

Sep. 16, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Lemont Farmers Market

Sep. 17, 2024
Join us for the Lemont Downtown Farmers Market! These markets will continue on Tuesday evenings through October 15 from 4-7pm. Vendors feature vegetables and fruit, flowers, mushrooms, local honey, micro ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Sep. 18, 2024
Weekly trivia night at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. in Ottawa. Drink amazing beer and eat delicious food while you and your friends enjoy a night of trivia! Ottawa, IL is home to The ...

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Happy Hour

Sep. 18, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Land & Water Cruise

Sep. 18, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Wilmington Park District Farmers Markets

Sep. 19, 2024
Join the Wilmington Park District for a Farmers Market! We will have tons of local goods. They include honey, backed goods, flowers and bread. We will also have live music and food trucks!

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Land & Water Cruises

Sep. 20, 2024
Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock's history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end ...

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Ottawa's Third Friday Artisan Market

Sep. 20, 2024
Arts culture and entertainment event in downtown Ottawa, IL every Third Friday of the month. Our 2024 schedule is confirmed: May 17 | June 21 | July 19 | August 16 | September 20 We have extended ...

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Movie in the Park: Encanto

Sep. 20, 2024
The City of Morris and your Morris Area Public Library offer free, family-friendly film screenings at Goold Park for all community members. Movies start at dusk. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for ...

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parkrun

Sep. 21, 2024
What is Heritage Harbor parkrun, Ottawa? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am. Where ...

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Music in the Park

Sep. 21, 2024
Ottawa's free concert series, Music in the Park, kicks off its 2024 season in late June with musical acts delivering a delightful blend of retro rock, country and contemporary that'll carry audiences ...

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Outdoor Yogo at Village Green

Sep. 21, 2024
Join Nicole Schneider Yoga for Outdoor Yoga in Village Green Park! Weather permitting, every Saturday from 9am - 10am join Nicole for an easy-paced yoga flow in the heart of Lemont Downtown. All levels ...

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Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

Sep. 21, 2024
Come to Ottawa Farmers & Makers 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 ...

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Starved Rock Stewardship Saturday: Community Trail Clean-Up

Sep. 21, 2024

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Scenes from Around the Corridor