Reclaiming the Narrative

Gaylord Building, Lockport 200 W. 8th Street, Lockport, IL, United States

Now on display in the Gaylord Building’s first-floor gallery through July 14th! African Americans called the Joliet region home before its incorporation in 1852. They have built up the community, found jobs, and enjoyed life in the Des Plaines River Valley. In spite of this long history,

Ottawa Wine Festival

Washington Square Park 101 E. Lafayette St., Ottawa, Illinois

Blue skies, a warm breeze, music in the air and refreshing beverages will be a great way to kick off the lineup of summer events.  Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine festival is a 3-day event in the heart of downtown, featuring wineries, breweries, and distilleries from across Illinois. 

Lemont Downtown Days

Village of Lemont

You can’t celebrate 150 years of Lemont without acknowledging the locally-owned and operated businesses that makeup Historic Lemont Downtown. Celebrate with us all week-long during Legendary Lemont Week by enjoying deals and special menu items from participating retailers and restaurants. From June 5 -11, we want you

Lemont 150: Plein Air Session with Lemont Artist Guild

Lemont Safety Village 55 Stephen St., Lemont, United States

Join us as we celebrate the artists and authors who have been inspired by Lemont. “Plein Air” is the art of painting and drawing in the outdoors. Lemont Artists Guild will make Lemont Downtown their studio. There are no requirements to join this session so feel free

I am a Scientist: Ichthyology

Little Red Schoolhouse

Ignite your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity: explore, experiment, and make discoveries in the natural world. Ages 4-5 w/adult.  

2023 Lemont Legends Car Show

Village of Lemont

The 2023 Lemont Legends Cruise Nights are back!  The area's best block party takes place on Wednesday nights during the month's of June, July, and August (no show July 5).  For official news and updates on Lemont Legends, visit the new web page located at, or

Lemont Legends Cruise Night

Village of Lemont

Calling All Cars! The first Cruise Night of the season is dedicated to Lemont’s 150th Anniversary. Join us in Lemont Downtown to view the classic collection of cars and take home giveaways in celebration of the night.  

Wonderkids: Ants

Isle a la Cache Museum 501 E Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL, United States

Calling all families with preschoolers! Join us for a hands-on program designed for your little one. This program is geared toward children ages 2-5 and is complete with tons of facts, singing, story time, table activities and crafts. Registration required by Tuesday, June 6: 815-722-9301. REGISTER ONLINE(Opens


Little Red Schoolhouse

Seniors Enjoying Nature Inside/Outside Rain or Shine! Join us for a nature-inspired adventure for seniors. Ages 55 & up.