Nellie Becker – A Titanic Story and Part of the 1912 Exhibit

Bureau County Historical Museum 109 Park Ave., Princeton, IL, United States

The Titanic sank in the frigid Atlantic Ocean on the night of April 14-15, 1912. The tragic loss of over 1,400 lives that night, the failures of the great unsinkable ocean liner, the insufficient lifeboats, all would affect legislation of ship building and sea travel in the

Travel Tales Trail Exploration

Plum Creek Nature Center in Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve 27064 Dutton Rd., Beecher, IL, United States

It's summer vacation time, but humans aren't the only animals that travel. Whether a short leap or a long migration, wildlife is also on the go! Hike the shoreline of Snapper Pond to follow Travel Tales, an outdoor exploration trail. Ten resident animals are featured at the

Event Series Cars & Guitars on Route 66

Cars & Guitars on Route 66

JJC City Center Parking Lot 235 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL, United States

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 starting Tuesday, June 11th, June 25th, July 9th,

Discovery Isle: Cicadas

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

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. No registration required. Free. All ages welcome.

Cruise Nights & Block Party

Cruise Nights & Block Party Location Main Street & Canal Street, Lemont, IL, United States

Ford Mustang 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 historic Lemont Downtown viewing cars that take you back in time and make you

Lock & Lunch: Starved Rock to Ottawa

Starved Rock Lodge & Convention Center 2680 E. 875th Rd., Oglesby, United States

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 Starved Rock Lodge and transportation are included. *12 pm start at Starved Rock

The Miracle at Assisi Hill Book Discussion and Reception

St. Mary's Retreat House 14230 Main Street, Lemont, IL, United States

Join Author Pat Camalliere for an evening book discussion sponsored by the Canal Corridor Association. Tour the grotto and Rosary Valley, followed by a book discussion and light refreshments. The event is free, but registration is required by June 24. Register by calling Susan Roy at (630)

Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge & Convention Center 2680 E. 875th Rd., Oglesby, United States

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. Fri. June 28, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Adults: $18, Seniors: $15, Children 10 &

Rotary Car Show

Rotary Car Show Location 220 & 315 N. Water St., Wilmington, IL, United States

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

Radio Gaga at The Forge

The Forge Adventure Park and Ziplines 227 Heritage Quarries Drive, Lemont, Illinois

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 cover duo. Witness the fusion of two iconic musical worlds as Radio

Ottawa Farmers & Makers Market

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

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 coffee. With a motto of we BAKE it, we GROW it, we SELL it FRESH, your

Infinity 2024 Food Festival

Jordan Block 123 W. Main St., Ottawa, United States +1 more

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 local downtown restaurants will be cooking up their best as

Ribbon Cutting & Opening Ceremony for the Dora Schoonmaker Exhibit

Grundy County Historical Society Museum 510 W. Illinois Ave., Morris, United States

Dora grew up in Wilmington and Channahon and taught school in Morris, IL in the  1870s. She became the first female Methodist missionary to go to Japan. She started the first girls school and the school has evolved to an educational institution from kindergarden through graduate school.

Event Series Historic Trolley Tour

Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge & Convention Center 2680 E. 875th Rd., Oglesby, United States

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. Adults: $18, Seniors: $15, Children 10 & under: $13, Children 3 and under: Free REGISTER NOW

Event Series Princeton Community Band

Princeton Community Band

Soldiers & Sailors Park 14 Park Ave. E, Princeton, United States

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 Jeremy Lehman. In 2008, James Jones took over the baton and has been

Grundy County Fair

Grundy County Fairgrounds 8890 N. Rooute 47, Morris, IL, United States

Wednesday July 3 All Day Children games All Day Adult Bags All Day Magic Matt, Petting Zoo, Pony/Camel rides 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Kids Power Wheel Racing 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Kids Power Wheel Racing 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Carnival 5:30 pm - 8:30

Fireworks Extravaganza!!

Grundy County Fairgrounds 8890 N. Rooute 47, Morris, IL, United States

Join Grundy County to enjoy the best fireworks around!!

Forge Fest

The Forge Adventure Park and Ziplines 227 Heritage Quarries Drive, Lemont, Illinois

Get ready for the ultimate summer celebration at the 4th Annual Forge Fest, happening at The Forge in Lemont, IL, on Saturday, July 13th! Experience the magic of summer as we bring together everything you love about festivals in one incredible event. From a bustling vendor village

A River thru History – School Day

Columbia Woods Forest Preserve Willow Springs Rd. & Corcoran Rd., Willow Springs, IL, United States

A River Thru History - The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous is a "living history" re-enactment of an event that would have occurred along the Des Plaines River prior to 1848.  The Rendezvous participants are in historically accurate clothing and shelters.  We expect to have over ninety encampments