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.

Prairie Arts Council presents The Railroad Artwork of Mark Robinson

Now - Feb. 25, 2024
All aboard! You won’t want to miss out on this incredible artwork created by Walnut, IL artist, Mark Robinson. The Prairie Arts Council is pleased to invite you to celebrate the work of Mark Robinson ...

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Starved Rock Art Show

Now - Mar. 9, 2024
The Annual Starved Rock Art Show will be open for viewing at the Starved Rock Visitor Center from 9-4 p.m. daily, February 3 - March 9th Artists from all over Illinois entered 40 nature themed pieces ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 21, 2024
Tour begins with lunch at 11am, Tour ends at 2:30 pm Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational ...

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(Em)Power Tools 101 at That Girl + Co

Feb. 21, 2024
Let's put the power into our hands - literally + figuratively. Come join our Girl Build Club! Learn from me, founder of That Girl + Co with over a decade of building + woodworking experience. In ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Feb. 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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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 21, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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Rockstar

Feb. 21, 2024
ockstar (the mid-winter singing competition we all love) returns to the Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge with opening night on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Competition continues every Wednesday ...

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Happy Hour

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

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Mary Poppins

Feb. 22, 2024
Tickets are $5 each, and will be available day-of at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office. All seating will be General Admission—first come, first serve. Cash and credit will be accepted for payment. ...

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Wine Bingo

Feb. 22, 2024
Join us for some Wine & Bingo. Have fun playing Bingo while, Sable Creek Winery serves up delicious wines and slushies by the glass. Cheese Plates, Charcuterie Trays, Wraps, Paninis are available. **Reservations ...

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Star Union Spirits Single Barrel Cherry Brandy Bottling Club

Feb. 22, 2024
Enjoy an evening of teamwork, craft cocktails, and food while bottling Star Union Spirits Vodka. Volunteers will receive a tour of Star Union Spirits distillery in the historic Westclox building and ...

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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 22, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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Al Spears & The Hurricane Project Blues Concert

Feb. 23, 2024
Doors open at 6:15pm Band starts at 7pm - Indoor Auditorium Theater Full Beverage Bar Access to Museum Galleries Snacks/Treats GiGi's Sweet Shoppe

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Friends Trivia Night

Feb. 23, 2024
The event is free but must register on our website. Join us for some wine while we test your knowledge of Friends. Sable Creek Winery will be quizzing your teams over the entire seasons of Friends, while ...

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Trivia Night at Prairie Fox Books

Feb. 23, 2024
Tables are starting to fill up--have you signed up yet? Teams can have up to 6 people, $10 per person. You do not need a team to sign up--we will make sure everyone is assigned to a team! Questions will ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 23, 2024
Tour begins with lunch at 11am, Tour ends at 2:30 pm Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational ...

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Friday Lunch

Feb. 23, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Chunky Hand Knit Blanket Workshop

Feb. 23, 2024
It's always cozy blanket season! Join us in this workshop + learn the beautiful art of Hand Knitting. Our girls will guide you through the creative process, step-by-step, and you will receive all ...

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SS. Cyril & Methodius School Fish Fry

Feb. 23, 2024
Visit SS. Cyril & Methodius School for the return of their Fish Fry. Dine-in and carry-out options are available.

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Feb. 23, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 23, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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Art Workshop with Stephanie Latty

Feb. 24, 2024
Art Workshop with Stephanie Latty at the NCI ARTworks Gallery.

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EmpowerHer: A Half-Day Women's Wellness Retreat

Feb. 24, 2024
Come to an empowering day of self-care and leave with the resources, tools, and connections you need to take control of your OWN health and happiness! Engage with a local, women-owned collective of businesses ...

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Wintertide Concert - Katie Belle & Dufflebag Joe with Sarah After

Feb. 24, 2024
Wintertide Concerts aims to connect artist with audience in a unique way. Docked at Heritage Harbor in Ottawa, the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat will transform into a unique, intimate music venue where you ...

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Tangled Roots Celebrating 8 Years of Great Beer

Feb. 24, 2024
Save the date!! Tangled Roots Brewing Company is celebrating 8 great years of beers this February! Join us at The Lone Buffalo Restaurant & Tap Room by Tangled Roots Brewing Co. February 24th in the ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 24, 2024
oin us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Feb. 24, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Annual Beer & Wine Tasting- Canceled

Feb. 24, 2024
Bureau County United Way's Annual Fundraiser featuring a variety of drink offerings, silent auction and live entertainment.

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Caturday at Three Stories Books

Feb. 24, 2024
Celebrate CATurday! VISIT with characters Pete the Cat, Cat in the Hat, and Tigger MEET (or adopt!) kitties from Ruby Whiskers Animal Rescue LISTEN to cat-themed story time MAKE a cat-themed craft

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Feb. 24, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

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Jesse Perez live

Feb. 24, 2024
Live music every Saturday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Todd & Connie at Digs

Feb. 24, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 24, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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parkrun

Feb. 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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Cookie and Wine Pairing

Feb. 25, 2024
Join us for a unique experience! Walk in Cookie and wine pairing event. No reservations required! We will be pairing 4 of everyone's favorite troop Cookies with 4 wines to see how each flavor of the cookie ...

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Harbor Stories: Unplugged

Feb. 25, 2024
Venue Information: Doors open at 5pm, Show begins at 6:30pm, Food service begins at 5pm. Must be 21 or older to attend. Seating for this show is assigned. Address: 411 Great Loop East Drive, Ottawa, IL ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Feb. 25, 2024
Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Feb. 25, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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I&M Canal Junior Ranger Day

Feb. 25, 2024
Come to Four Rivers to become an official junior ranger! Have some fun and learn about America's first national heritage area, the Illinois and Michigan Canal, through fun family activities. You'll receive ...

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Just a Hike

Feb. 25, 2024
Remember the bear that went over the mountain to see what he could see? For this program, we are going to be like that bear and see what we can see during a crisp February morning hike at Rock Run Preserve. ...

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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Feb. 25, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Hughie McClaferty's Cornhole Tournament

Feb. 25, 2024
Join us every Sunday afternoon at Hughie's for a blind draw corn hole tournament! The buy-in is $20 per person with 100% being paid out to 1st and 2nd place winning teams (80/20 split). Preregister on ...

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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 25, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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Lockport Restaurant Week

Feb. 26, 2024 - Mar. 10, 2024
Indulge your taste buds during the culinary extravaganza of Lockport Restaurant Week (LRW)! Join us for two weeks of gourmet delight as we celebrate the diverse flavors of Lockport's vibrant restaurant ...

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 26, 2024
Tour begins with lunch at 11am, Tour ends at 2:30 pm Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational ...

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3 Course Chef's Tasting Menu - Lockport Restaurant Week

Feb. 26, 2024 - Mar. 10, 2024
During Lockport Restaurant Week Public Landing will be featuring a 3 course Chef's Tasting. Menu and further details to come.

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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 26, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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Hazy Hills - West Foundation Wall Hanging

Feb. 27, 2024
Foundation Paper Piecing does not have to be the tedious, exacting method that it is sometimes made out to be. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Paper Piecer, this class is for you. During the ...

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Historian Mark Walczynski Book Discussion

Feb. 27, 2024
Mark Walczynski, Park Historian at Starved Rock Foundation, will be joining us at 6pm on Tuesday, February 27th to discuss his newest book, Jolliet and Marquette: A New History of the 1673 Expedition. This ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Feb. 27, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 27, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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Country Music Trivia

Feb. 28, 2024
Country music Trivia night at 7pm. You must reserve a table on our website. $5 minimum purchase per person. Glasses of wine, wine Slushies and Werk Force Beer available. minimum of 2 people per table.

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Feb. 28, 2024
Tour begins with lunch at 11am, Tour ends at 2:30 pm Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational ...

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Living History 101

Feb. 28, 2024
Have you ever thought, "I would love to share my passion for history" or "I would love to challenge my acting skills" or "I want to dress up?" Then living history volunteering might be for you! This program ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Feb. 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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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 28, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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Happy Hour

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

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Wine Bingo

Feb. 29, 2024
Join us for some Wine & Bingo. Have fun playing Bingo while, Sable Creek Winery serves up delicious wines and slushies by the glass. Cheese Plates, Charcuterie Trays, Wraps, Paninis are available. **Reservations ...

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Animal Trivia Night

Feb. 29, 2024
What did the rodent say as he was leaving work? "Wow, it's been a long day. I could really gopher a glass of wine!" No Animal Left Behind presents Animal Trivia Night at the Tasting Room! ...

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Modern Mixology Cocktails: Mixology 101 with Pollyanna Social

Feb. 29, 2024
*MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND. We're mixin' things up! Cocktail style! Join us for a night of mixing cocktails, learning new recipes, + tasting new drinks. We're teaming up with our future neighbors ...

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Pontiac Ice Rink

Feb. 29, 2024
The Ice Rink is finally open in Downtown Pontiac, in Block 59! (Parking lot South of the courthouse) Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 8PM Fridays: 4PM - 9PM Saturdays: 11AM - 9PM Sundays: 11AM - 8PM Subject ...

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Wintertide Concert - Beyond the Stars: Christina Eltrevoog & Tim Shaw

Mar. 1, 2024
Join us this winter for a musical experience like no other! Our artists will share their original music in this space where you, the audience, get a unique and intimate glimpse of the musical process ...

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Ladies Night

Mar. 1, 2024
Wine, shopping, music, readers, and more! Be prepared for a ton of fun at the Tasting Room as we celebrate ������ �����! ���� ...

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Friday Lunch

Mar. 1, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Mar. 1, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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An Evening with Nova Soul

Mar. 2, 2024
Join us at the Renaissance Center Saturday, March 2nd at 5pm for an evening of music, food and fun. Appetizers included! Individual tickets $30 Table of 8 $240 Tickets available via Eventbrite. ...

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Wedding Open House at Camp Aramoni

Mar. 2, 2024
You're invited to Camp Aramoni's second annual Wedding Open House! On Saturday, March 2 from 2 to 4 PM, we invite you to tour the grounds, try a few bites of our catering, and meet with esteemed vendors ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 2, 2024
oin us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 2, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Mar. 2, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

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1912 Exhibit & The Stories of Nellie Becker, a Titanic Survivor from Princeton, IL

Mar. 2, 2024 - Jun. 1, 2024
Explore the history of Bureau County in 1912 at the Bureau County History Center. Why 1912 you ask? 1912 was the year that the Titanic sank, and survivor, Nellie Becker lived in Princeton, IL. You ...

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Todd & Connie at Digs

Mar. 2, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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Mammal Madness

Mar. 2, 2024
Get your paws and whiskers ready for March Mammal Madness at Four Rivers! This day is a celebration of our furry friends in the fields and forests. The festivities include two one-hour live animal presentations ...

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Get the Led Out

Mar. 2, 2024
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based ...

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Manhattan Irish Fest 5k

Mar. 2, 2024
Welcome to Irish Fest: In cooperation with the Irish American Society of County Will, the Prairie State Road Runners proudly presents the annual Manhattan Irish Fest Parade 5k. This unique race starts ...

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parkrun

Mar. 2, 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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Travels with Darley Screening

Mar. 3, 2024
Seven-time Emmy Award nominee, Darley Newman will be in Joliet on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, for a special screening of the Route 66 focused episode of "Travels with Darley: Route 66 Illinois." The event ...

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Cookie and Wine Pairing

Mar. 3, 2024
Join us for a unique experience! Walk in Cookie and wine pairing event. No reservations required! We will be pairing 4 of everyone's favorite troop Cookies with 4 wines to see how each flavor of the cookie ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 3, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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World Wildlife Day

Mar. 3, 2024
Celebrate World Wildlife Day at Four Rivers! In this drop-in program, learn about the native wildlife of Will County and how they are connected to animals around the world. Discover how humans are finding ...

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Meet a Beekeeper

Mar. 3, 2024
Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping. Ask questions, chat and troubleshoot. Rusnak has more than 18 years of beekeeping experience. Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply ...

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Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

Mar. 3, 2024
BCF Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Sunday March 3, 2024 7:00am-1:00pm $10 per person (Age 6 and under free)

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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Mar. 3, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Hughie McClaferty's Cornhole Tournament

Mar. 3, 2024
Join us every Sunday afternoon at Hughie's for a blind draw corn hole tournament! The buy-in is $20 per person with 100% being paid out to 1st and 2nd place winning teams (80/20 split). Preregister on ...

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History and Ecology of the Greater Prairie Chicken

Mar. 3, 2024
Join Bob Gillispie from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Prairie Ridge State Natural Area for a foot-stomping and booming presentation on the endangered Greater Prairie Chicken in ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Mar. 5, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Rockstar

Mar. 6, 2024 - Feb. 21, 2024
Rockstar (the mid-winter singing competition we all love) returns to the Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge with opening night on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Competition continues every Wednesday ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Mar. 6, 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

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

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Downtown Joliet Shamrock Stroll

Mar. 8, 2024
Stroll through Downtown Joliet and enjoy some of your favorite Irish food, beverages, and entertainment at participating businesses.

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Classical Blast In Kilts Concert 2024

Mar. 8, 2024
Doors open at 6:15pm and the band takes the stage at 7pm. Classical Blast will play traditional Irish & Scottish music, songs by contemporary Irish bands like Dropkick Murphies, Cranberries, Snow Patrol, ...

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Friday Lunch

Mar. 8, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Mar. 8, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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Dana Collins & Sandra Rust

Mar. 8, 2024

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Eat, Shop and Be Lucky

Mar. 8, 2024 - Mar. 10, 2024
The Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to Eat, Shop and Be Lucky at their annual Shop Small event. Shop, dine and cheers to the season all weekend long and support our incredible local businesses. ...

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Campfire Sing-along and Hike

Mar. 8, 2024
Hiking, campfires and singing are not just for summer! Explore the sights and sounds of Messenger Woods at night while hiking along a lantern-lit trail with a naturalist. Warm yourself and your singing ...

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St. Patrick's Day Warm Up Party

Mar. 8, 2024
Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with The Celtic Rovers on March 8 from 6pm to 9pm. Get into the Irish spirit and warm up for St. Patrick's Day with the toe-tapping tunes and infectious energy of Celtic ...

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

Mar. 9, 2024

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When Comedy & Magic Collide

Mar. 9, 2024
Embers Comedy Night Presents WHEN COMEDY & MAGIC COLLIDE! Are you ready for a night of laughter and magic? Look no further than Embers Comedy Night on Saturday, March 9th! We are thrilled to have ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 9, 2024
oin us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the ...

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32nd Annual St. Patricks Day Parade & Fest

Mar. 9, 2024
Join us for the 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Fest in Lemont in our historic downtown. This family-friendly parade begins on north Stephen Street near the I&M Canal with a full lineup of parade ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 9, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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St. Patrick's Day Parade & Fest

Mar. 9, 2024
The 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade returns to Lemont Downtown on Saturday, March 9. The 2024 family-friendly parade begins on north Stephen Street near the I&M Canal with a full lineup of parade ...

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Mar. 9, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

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Todd & Connie at Digs

Mar. 9, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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Morning Bird Hike

Mar. 9, 2024
Spring is almost here, and birds are already starting to move north. Join other birders as we search for and learn about early spring migrators. Trees are still bare, making birds easier to spot. Bring ...

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March in the Woods

Mar. 9, 2024
Calling all families, kids and kids at heart! Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist as we look for signs of animals and their homes. These signs can help us know who is coming out of hibernation ...

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Huge Winter Garage Sale

Mar. 9, 2024
Huge Winter Garage Sale Saturday, March 9, 2024 Interested in Selling? 10 x 10 space with 3- 8 foot tables - $35 10 x 16 space with 4- 8 foot tables - $60 10 x 24 space with 5- ...

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parkrun

Mar. 9, 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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Taylor Swift Brunch at Camp Aramoni

Mar. 10, 2024
We're in our brunch era, and you're invited! Swifties, visit Camp Aramoni for our first-ever Taylor Swift Brunch on Sunday, March 10! We've done our research and Chef Carson Barger has created a menu ...

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Trail Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon at The Forge

Mar. 10, 2024
Run with us through the woods, dirt, mud, roots, and other adventurous trail features at the third annual Forge Trail Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon. This early season trail race will be run on wooded ...

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Second Sunday Lecture

Mar. 10, 2024
On August 20, 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. The 400-year journey that followed would change a nation and the world. 1619: The Journey of a People is a dynamic theatrical and ...

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Trail Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon

Mar. 10, 2024
Run with us through the woods, dirt, mud, roots, and other adventurous trail features at the third annual Forge Trail Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon. This early season trail race will be run on wooded ...

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Cookie and Wine Pairing

Mar. 10, 2024
Join us for a unique experience! Walk in Cookie and wine pairing event. No reservations required! We will be pairing 4 of everyone's favorite troop Cookies with 4 wines to see how each flavor of the cookie ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 10, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Storytellers Studio Sessions

Mar. 10, 2024
Season IV 2024 - Save the dates! Hosted By: Miles Nielsen & Kelly Steward $50 Per Show OR $175 Season Pass (Includes all 4 shows & glass Storytellers beer mug) Doors open at 5:00pm and the ...

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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Mar. 10, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Hughie McClaferty's Cornhole Tournament

Mar. 10, 2024
Join us every Sunday afternoon at Hughie's for a blind draw corn hole tournament! The buy-in is $20 per person with 100% being paid out to 1st and 2nd place winning teams (80/20 split). Preregister on ...

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Where the Wildflowers Are

Mar. 10, 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! Anemone, Dutchman's breeches, trillium, hepatica – our wildflowers have stories ...

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Living History Encounter: Women's Work

Mar. 10, 2024
Living in 18th century Illinois Country required a lot of hard work! Do you think you could live in the year 1750? During this Living History Encounter, you will meet voyageurs and settlers who journeyed ...

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Starved Rock Art Show Awards Ceremony and Reception

Mar. 10, 2024
Entries are due to the Visitor Center by January 14. The art show is open to the public for viewing from February 3 through March 10th, 9:00 am to 3:45 pm daily. Showcase your art of native flora and ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Mar. 12, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Nature Play Day After Hours: Maple Syrup

Mar. 12, 2024
We're keeping the nature center open late for this nature-themed program geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds! This month we will learn all about the magic of maple syrup! Be prepared for indoor and outdoor ...

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World Ballet Series: Swan Lake

Mar. 12, 2024 - Mar. 3, 2024
See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by Odile and immerse yourself in magical Tchaikovsky's music. The production will feature richly detailed, hand-painted ...

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Nature Play Day: Maple Syrup

Mar. 13, 2024
Join us monthly for nature-themed programs geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds. This month we will learn all about the magic of maple syrup! Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities including a hike, ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Mar. 13, 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

Mar. 13, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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A Shamrockin' Good Time

Mar. 14, 2024
It was just announced that A Shamrockin' Good Time will return to Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, March 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 9 at 10 AM. This year's Shamrockin' event will celebrate ...

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Friday Lunch

Mar. 15, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Village of Lemont 150th Anniversary Zine Release Party

Mar. 15, 2024
The 150th Anniversary Zine is dedicated to Lemont, its history, and the writers and artists who have celebrated it through their work. To grab a limited edition copy of the Lemont: The 150th Anniversary ...

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Mar. 15, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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Woodcock Walk: Hickory Creek

Mar. 15, 2024
As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field and prepares for his extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the ...

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Spring Concert Event: The Ides of March

Mar. 15, 2024
Join us for an evening like none other! Your evening will start by meeting at the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum where a Coach bus will take you to THE OFFICE DINING & SPIRITS in St Charles for a private ...

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mar. 16, 2024
Come down and celebrate St. Patrick's Day Utica style! The UBA will be hosting our annual St. Patrick's Day parade and there will be many specials throughout town all weekend long! More details to come.

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 16, 2024
oin us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 16, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Rockstar

Mar. 16, 2024
Rockstar (the mid-winter singing competition we all love) returns to the Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge with opening night on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Competition continues every Wednesday ...

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Shop Lucky in Morris!

Mar. 16, 2024
Celebrate St. Patty's day Downtown Morris with sales, drinks, games, prizes & more! Each shop will have their own fun game in store where you can win!

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Mar. 16, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

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Todd & Connie at Digs

Mar. 16, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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St. Paw-trick's Day

Mar. 16, 2024
Let's celebrate how lucky we are to have furry friends in our lives! Grab your pup and don your most festive green attire for a St. Patrick's Day-themed party at the dog park, featuring a photo booth, ...

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Maple Syrup Magic

Mar. 16, 2024
From the earliest times, Native Americans and pioneers of the Midwest made syrup from the sweet sap of the maple tree. Drop in anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn the process of making maple syrup. ...

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parkrun

Mar. 16, 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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Cookie and Wine Pairing

Mar. 17, 2024
Join us for a unique experience! Walk in Cookie and wine pairing event. No reservations required! We will be pairing 4 of everyone's favorite troop Cookies with 4 wines to see how each flavor of the cookie ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 17, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Barrel Society's Jeppson's Malort St. Patty's Day 5K Fun Run/Walk & Party

Mar. 17, 2024
Get ready for Barrel Society's 2nd Annual Jeppson's Malort St. Paddy’s 5k Fun Run/Walk + St. Paddy’s Day Party on Sunday 3/17 at 11am! "And this year is a little bit different! First thing, Lauren from ...

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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Mar. 17, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Hughie McClaferty's Cornhole Tournament

Mar. 17, 2024
Join us every Sunday afternoon at Hughie's for a blind draw corn hole tournament! The buy-in is $20 per person with 100% being paid out to 1st and 2nd place winning teams (80/20 split). Preregister on ...

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Top of the Morning Bike and Brake

Mar. 17, 2024
Pedal through time as we ride along the Illinois & Michigan Canal! An interpretive naturalist will share the origins of the water highway and its impact on Will County while guiding the group down the ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Mar. 19, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Black Violin: The Experience Tour

Mar. 20, 2024
For nearly two decades, Black Violin has been merging string arrangements with modern beats and vocals and building bridges in communities along the way. Members Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste first met ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Mar. 20, 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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Armchair Historians: Riverview Farmstead

Mar. 20, 2024
Imagine coming to America to build a new life and creating a thriving farm dug from Illinois' prairies. Centered around family life, that is just what the Clows did at Riverview Farmstead in Wheatland ...

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Happy Hour

Mar. 20, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Black Violin: The Experience Tour

Mar. 20, 2024
For nearly two decades, Black Violin has been merging string arrangements with modern beats and vocals and building bridges in communities along the way. Members Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste first met ...

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The Quiet Man – Sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Agent John Wright

Mar. 21, 2024
Tickets are $5 each, and will be available day-of at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office. All seating will be General Admission—first come, first serve. Cash and credit will be accepted for payment. ...

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Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Mar. 21, 2024
Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer ...

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Murder and Mystery at The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Mar. 21, 2024
"Death of a Gangster' - Join the Dunn family for the mafia wedding of the century! Don your best 1920's wedding attire for the Don and his goons. This show will have you in stitches...especially if ...

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Friday Lunch

Mar. 22, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Mar. 22, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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Wild Child on the Road

Mar. 22, 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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PJ's & Pizza at Haunted Trails Joliet

Mar. 22, 2024
Bring your family and friends and join us on Friday, March 22nd for our first-ever “PJ’s & Pizza” Easter special! Enjoy some pajama party fun with our Special PJ’s & Pizza Package, which includes a Mini ...

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Hike and Dine Experience at Camp Aramoni

Mar. 23, 2024
Hike, dine and drink your way through Camp Aramoni’s historic 96-acre property at our upcoming Hike and Dine Experience! This enhanced culinary tour is the culmination of many wonderful things including ...

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 23, 2024
oin us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 23, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Breakfast with the Bunny

Mar. 23, 2024
Come get in the Easter Spirit with a Breakfast with the Bunny! Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:30 am, Magic Show from 9:30-10:15 am, Photos with the Easter Bunny from 10:15-11:15 am! Advanced reservations ...

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Mar. 23, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

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Todd & Connie at Digs

Mar. 23, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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Sauk Trail Gun Collectors Show

Mar. 23, 2024 - Mar. 24, 2024
Sauk Trail Gun Shows 2024 - Jan 27 & 28, March 23 & 24, October 26 & 27, November 30-Dec 1, 2024. For info call Danny 309-579-3256

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How Corn Changed Itself and Then Changed Everything Else

Mar. 23, 2024
Come out to Isle a la Cache to meet Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Cynthia Clampitt, who will present the history of corn and how it transformed the Americas before first contact, how it traveled the ...

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Woodcock Walk: McKinley Woods

Mar. 23, 2024
Demanding a romantic light, the male woodcock waits until dusk before performing his theatrical display. The woodcock "sky dance" is quite a sight to see! We will start the evening learning about the ...

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parkrun

Mar. 23, 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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Whiskey Dinner

Mar. 24, 2024
Join us for our Whiskey Dinner on March 24th from 6-9pm! The dinner will consist of a whiskey adventure with a 5-course served meal all infused with a different type of whiskey. Must be 21 years of age ...

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Cookie and Wine Pairing

Mar. 24, 2024
Join us for a unique experience! Walk in Cookie and wine pairing event. No reservations required! We will be pairing 4 of everyone's favorite troop Cookies with 4 wines to see how each flavor of the cookie ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 24, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Mar. 24, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Hughie McClaferty's Cornhole Tournament

Mar. 24, 2024
Join us every Sunday afternoon at Hughie's for a blind draw corn hole tournament! The buy-in is $20 per person with 100% being paid out to 1st and 2nd place winning teams (80/20 split). Preregister on ...

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Ukulele Moonshiners

Mar. 25, 2024
The Ukulele Moonshiners are a four-piece musical ensemble that specializes in fun and audience participation. They have entertained at festivals, luaus, political events, Veterans benefits, senior communities, ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Mar. 26, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Ukulele Moonshiners

Mar. 26, 2024
The Ukulele Moonshiners are a four-piece musical ensemble that specializes in fun and audience participation. They have entertained at festivals, luaus, political events, Veterans benefits, senior communities, ...

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Brian Culbertson – The Trilogy Tour

Mar. 27, 2024
Over the course of crafting a 25-album catalog and architecting nearly 40 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Mar. 27, 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

Mar. 27, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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One Night of Queen

Mar. 28, 2024
For over 20 years Gary Mullen and The Works have been performing their world-renowned One Night of Queen live concert. Gary Mullen & The Works (featuring Gary Mullen on vocals, David Brockett on guitar, ...

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Woodcock Walk: Goodenow Grove

Mar. 28, 2024
As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field to prepare for his extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the ...

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Friday Lunch

Mar. 29, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Mar. 29, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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Guided Winter Hike

Mar. 30, 2024
oin us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a "Starved Rock" backpack. The tour concludes at the ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 30, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Mar. 30, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

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Easter Egg Hunt at Soldiers and Sailors Park

Mar. 30, 2024
Princeton Rotary Club hosts the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Soldiers and Sailors Park!

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Todd & Connie at Digs

Mar. 30, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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STEAM Irish Quartet at Festival 56's The Grace Theater

Mar. 30, 2024
Festival 56 invites you to celebrate the season with Steam Irish Quartet, an Irish Traditional Music Group based out of Chicago.

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August Hill 5K Wine Run

Mar. 30, 2024
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parkrun

Mar. 30, 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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Easter Brunch at Camp Aramoni

Mar. 31, 2024
Join us at Camp Aramoni for our annual Easter Brunch on Sunday, March 31! Reservations are required and can be made for 9 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:45 PM or 2 PM by calling (815) 224-7333 or emailing ...

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Open on Easter

Mar. 31, 2024
True North will now be OPEN on Easter. There's finally something fun to do after the egg hunt. Bring the family in to True North to shop, play, and explore. Open 10am-7pm. True North is open every day ...

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Cookie and Wine Pairing

Mar. 31, 2024
Join us for a unique experience! Walk in Cookie and wine pairing event. No reservations required! We will be pairing 4 of everyone's favorite troop Cookies with 4 wines to see how each flavor of the cookie ...

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Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour

Mar. 31, 2024
Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! ...

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Holiday Inn & Suites Bolingbrook Easter Brunch

Mar. 31, 2024

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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Mar. 31, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Tuesday Lunch

Apr. 2, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Apr. 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

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

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Friday Lunch

Apr. 5, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Apr. 5, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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Art in the Park Workshop

Apr. 5, 2024
Registration opens on 03/14 via Eventbrite

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Spicy Hot Saturday

Apr. 6, 2024
Hot Spicy do you like it? Stop by True North to sample the large variety of hot sauces featured in the True North Market. Most of these hot sauces are made in the Midwest too! True North Fan Club (TNFC) ...

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Apr. 6, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

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Todd & Connie at Digs

Apr. 6, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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Trout Season Celebration!

Apr. 6, 2024
It's Hidden Lakes' spring trout season! To celebrate, we are opening the gates for fishing at 6 a.m. Find your perfect spot along the two stocked lakes. We will have a fire going to warm up in preparation ...

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Fish for Trash

Apr. 6, 2024
To celebrate Earth Month, do a little bit to help your mother (Earth)! Staff at The Tackle Box bait shop at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm will provide a bucket and picker to help you do your part. Pick up litter ...

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Lake Renwick Migratory

Apr. 6, 2024
Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Fee: Free! Age: Ages 7 or older. Registration ...

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Solar-bration: Get Psyched About the Solar Eclipse

Apr. 6, 2024
The path of a total solar eclipse will pass through Illinois on Monday, April 8. This will not occur again in the United States until 2044. To celebrate this rare event, Four Rivers is offering a weekend ...

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parkrun

Apr. 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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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Apr. 7, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Fish for Trash

Apr. 7, 2024
To celebrate Earth Month, do a little bit to help your mother (Earth)! Staff at The Tackle Box bait shop at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm will provide a bucket and picker to help you do your part. Pick up litter ...

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Mammals of the Illinois Ice Age

Apr. 7, 2024

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Solar-bration: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Apr. 8, 2024
Stand in the shadow of the moon! Be one of the millions of people across America to view the last total solar eclipse visible from North America until 2044! Join us in the open, grassy area of Goodenow ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Apr. 9, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Apr. 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

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

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Murder and Mystery at The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Apr. 11, 2024
"Death of a Gangster' - Join the Dunn family for the mafia wedding of the century! Don your best 1920's wedding attire for the Don and his goons. This show will have you in stitches...especially if ...

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Friday Lunch

Apr. 12, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Apr. 12, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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Ottawa Art League Annual Show & Town and Country Youth Show

Apr. 12, 2024

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Festival 56 presents Girls Like Us: Carole King, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell

Apr. 12, 2024
This Girls Like Us performance pays tribute to artists Carole King, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell with unique arrangements and story-telling .

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parkrun

Apr. 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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Steve Sharp

Apr. 13, 2024
Enjoy afternoon of music and fun with Steve Sharp.

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Apr. 13, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

Learn More

Todd & Connie at Digs

Apr. 13, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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Fish for Trash

Apr. 13, 2024
To celebrate Earth Month, do a little bit to help your mother (Earth)! Staff at The Tackle Box bait shop at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm will provide a bucket and picker to help you do your part. Pick up litter ...

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Second Sunday Lecture

Apr. 14, 2024
During the summer of 1924 the world watched in fascinated horror as a pair of students were defended by the famous Clarence Darrow in what many labeled "the trial of the century." There was a massive ...

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Storytellers Studio Sessions

Apr. 14, 2024
Season IV 2024 - Save the dates! Hosted By: Miles Nielsen & Kelly Steward $50 Per Show OR $175 Season Pass (Includes all 4 shows & glass Storytellers beer mug) Doors open at 5:00pm and the ...

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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Apr. 14, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Fish for Trash

Apr. 14, 2024
To celebrate Earth Month, do a little bit to help your mother (Earth)! Staff at The Tackle Box bait shop at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm will provide a bucket and picker to help you do your part. Pick up litter ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Apr. 16, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Fire & Rain-Anthems of the 70's

Apr. 17, 2024
Swearingen & Kelli Faithfully recreate the magic of the 70's classic folk-anthems. The show is a journey back in time to the memories of a great music era including songs by Jim Croce, James Taylor, Carole ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Apr. 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

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

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Apr. 18, 2024
Country Music Hall of Famer, five-time Grammy-winner, and AMA Lifetime Achievement honoree Marty Stuart picks up where he left off on Altitude, his first new album in five years, exploring a cosmic ...

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The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Apr. 19, 2024
Join Cary Elwes (Westley) for a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film, The Princess Bride. After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion ...

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Friday Lunch

Apr. 19, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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Grace & John at Digs on Canal

Apr. 19, 2024
Kick off the weekend at Digs on Canal from 6-9 pm. Grace & John are back for their Friday slot at Digs!

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parkrun

Apr. 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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BoDeans

Apr. 20, 2024
With countless tunes you know from the first note, rip-roaring gigs you can count on, and a whole lot of energy you'll take home with you, BoDeans continue to contribute to the American songbook as a ...

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Music and Mimosas Ft. Watch Your Head

Apr. 20, 2024
Stop by Digs on Canal from 12-3 pm. They suggest that you arrive by 11:45 am to secure your table. Taste the Brunch Menu and Live Music Bingo by Bag of Tricks Entertainment!

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Todd & Connie at Digs

Apr. 20, 2024
Live Local Music, Seasonal Drink Specials, Homestyle Comfort Food & No Cover Charge! Our friends Todd & Connie are an incredibly talented duo playing guitar, flute, tambourine and more, doing all your ...

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Fish for Trash

Apr. 20, 2024
To celebrate Earth Month, do a little bit to help your mother (Earth)! Staff at The Tackle Box bait shop at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm will provide a bucket and picker to help you do your part. Pick up litter ...

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Starved Rock Stewardship Saturday: Community Trail Clean-Up

Apr. 20, 2024

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Live Music at Digs on Canal Ft. Gelsosomo's

Apr. 21, 2024
Enjoy brunch at Digs on Canal from 10AM - 2PM accompanied by live music starting at 11AM. 

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Fish for Trash

Apr. 21, 2024
To celebrate Earth Month, do a little bit to help your mother (Earth)! Staff at The Tackle Box bait shop at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm will provide a bucket and picker to help you do your part. Pick up litter ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Apr. 23, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Barbie - The History of America's Most Favorite Doll

Apr. 23, 2024
She might be the most famous doll in the world. For more than 60 years, Barbie has been played with, analyzed, collected, criticized, and loved. in this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard delves ...

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Rudy

Apr. 24, 2024
Tickets are $5 each, and will be available day-of at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office. All seating will be General Admission—first come, first serve. Cash and credit will be accepted for payment. ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

Apr. 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

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

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Ashley McBryde: The Devil I Know Tour

Apr. 25, 2024
Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 17 Nov 2023 at 10:00 AM Presale : Tue, 14 Nov 2023 at 10:00 AM Presale : Tue, 14 Nov 2023 at 12:00 PM Presale : Thu, 16 Nov 2023 at 10:00 AM OFFICIAL ...

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Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Apr. 25, 2024
Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer ...

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Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Apr. 25, 2024
Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer ...

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Tom Papa: Good Stuff Tour

Apr. 26, 2024
It was just announced that Tom Papa: Good Stuff Tour will be at Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, April 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 23 at 10 AM. With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, ...

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Friday Lunch

Apr. 26, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. Reservations ...

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parkrun

Apr. 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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Festival 56 presents David Casas Magic

Apr. 27, 2024
From Las Vegas to Chicago, David’s unique and cutting-edge style of magic has made him one of the most highly sought-after entertainers across the Midwest.

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Fish for Trash

Apr. 27, 2024
To celebrate Earth Month, do a little bit to help your mother (Earth)! Staff at The Tackle Box bait shop at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm will provide a bucket and picker to help you do your part. Pick up litter ...

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Fish for Trash

Apr. 28, 2024
To celebrate Earth Month, do a little bit to help your mother (Earth)! Staff at The Tackle Box bait shop at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm will provide a bucket and picker to help you do your part. Pick up litter ...

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Tuesday Lunch

Apr. 30, 2024
Join us for Lunch at the Tasting Room, offered every Tuesday & Friday, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine of your choice and a choice of four different lunch options. $25 per person. ************************************************************************************************* Reservations ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

May. 1, 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

May. 1, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Girls Night Out

May. 3, 2024
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parkrun

May. 4, 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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Midwest Morel Fest

May. 4, 2024
LEARN, HUNT, BUY...MOREL MUSHROOMS during Ottawa's Annual Midwest Morel Fest. This unique festival offers 'everything mushrooms' from the morel enthusiast to the curious observer! All events take place ...

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Sounds of The Summer The Beach Boys

May. 5, 2024
Sounds of Summer is a tribute show that includes over 30 familiar hits and tells the story of America's band - The Beach Boys. These four incredibly talented guys have known each other since grade school ...

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Kids Art in the Park Workshop: Nature Sketching

May. 5, 2024
Registration opens on 04/05 via eventbrite

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Weekly Trivia Night

May. 8, 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

May. 8, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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The Four C Notes

May. 9, 2024
The Four C Notes was created by John Michael Coppola, best known for appearance in Chicago's long running production of the Boradway, smash hit Jersey Boys. The Four C Notes are the midwests ONLY tribute ...

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Jaqueline Joann, Angelina White, Judith Gosse

May. 10, 2024

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parkrun

May. 11, 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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Chicago's Riverview Park

May. 14, 2024
It was once the "World's Largest Amusement Park" - It boasts the world's first suspended roller coaster and first parachute ride. Today, it's merely one of Chicago's best loved memories. The names alone ...

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Weekly Trivia Night

May. 15, 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

May. 15, 2024
Happy Hour is every Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Enjoy $6 pours!

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Ottawa's Third Friday Artisan Market

May. 17, 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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parkrun

May. 18, 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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Streator Food Truck Festival

May. 18, 2024
Grab your expandable-waist pants, cut another notch in your belt, and bring a friend for a food filled afternoon! Many selections, delectable delights, and scrumptious snacks will be available. Food Trucks ...

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Brad Williams

May. 19, 2024
Williams' show offers a fresh perspective on life's quirks, cleverly navigating through his experiences as a little person, relationships, and everyday situations. His humorous and inspiring observations ...

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Scenes from Around the Corridor