Spring Awakening Sound Journey & Gong Wash

EMT Massage & Wellness 210 N. Hammes Ave., Suite 108, Joliet, IL, United States

Join Lotus Vibrations for this healing Sound Journey and Gong Wash Experience as we plant new seeds of health, prosperity, love and forgiveness and welcome the renewal of life. Take time for yourself to clear the old mindset, release what no longer serves you, and shift into

Exploring the I & M Canal

Willow Springs Community Center 8156 Archer Ave., Willow Springs, United States

An expert historian takes you to 5 unique stops along the I & M Canal from Lockport to Ottawa. Experience the rich history of the canal towns, hear extraordinary stories, discover fun facts and enjoy springtime! $50 per person - Register by April 12 by calling (708)

Where the. Wildflowers Are: McKinley Woods

McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove 27110 S. McKinley Woods Rd., Channahon, IL, United States

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 to tell! Journey to McKinley Woods — Frederick’s Grove, a top spot to seek

Event Series Fishing for Trash

Fishing for Trash

Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm 475 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook, IL, United States

Visit The Tackle Box bait shop to get a bucket and a picker; receive a gift for participating. Free, all ages.  

Midwest Morel Fest

Jordan Block Arts & Garden 101 Main St., Ottawa, United States

LEARN, HUNT, BUY...MOREL MUSHROOMS during Ottawa's Midwest Morel Fest. We're excited to welcome back this beloved annual, one-day event in Ottawa, IL. This unique festival offers everything mushrooms from the morel enthusiast to the curious observer! Join us at the Jordan Block (100 Main Street) where you

Free Outdoor Yoga Class at Market on Canal – Downtown Lemont

Lemont Village Green 322 Main Street, Lemont, IL, United States

Start your day at Market on Canal with a free yoga class hosted by Nicole Schneider. This class is perfect for all levels and is a preview for the popular spring and summer yoga series. Bring your mat, towel, water, and prepare for a fun time! Register

Market on Canal

Market on Canal Canal & Stephen St, Lemont, United States

We’ve waited all winter to be reunited with the amazing vendors at Market on Canal. We are so proud of this sweet, outdoor vintage and handcrafted market that includes over 45 selected vendors, live music, food trucks, and drinks. It’s a vibe you can find nowhere besides

The Four C Notes

Jacob Henry Mansion 20 S. Eastern, Joliet, IL, United States

The Four C Notes was created by John Michael Coppola, best known for appearance in Chicago's long running production of the Broadway, smash hit Jersey Boys. The Four C Notes are the Midwest's ONLY tribute dedicated to recreating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons!

Quarrymen Challenge

Village of Lemont

The Lemont Quarryman Challenge 5K and 10‐mile race offers runners a challenging course in Lemont's unique, scenic and small town setting. The 5K and 10‐mile race start and finish in historic downtown Lemont and wind through the hilly neighborhoods of Lemont. Village of Lemont Village Hall Parking

24th Annual Baker Lake Fishing Exposition

Baker Lake 2700 Airport Rd., Peru, IL, United States

Children learn how to fish safely, tie knots, identify fish and reptiles, cast, and most importantly, they see the community cares for them. All participants also enjoy a free lunch and giveaways. Fishing is a sport they can participate in and enjoy for the rest of their

Steeples & Saloons – Ottawa

City of Ottawa 1028 LaSalle St., Ottawa, United States

Embark on a journey through time with our "Steeples & Saloons" walking tour, a captivating exploration of Ottawa, Illinois' rich history and architectural marvels. This engaging tour is perfect for history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and anyone looking to immerse themselves in the vibrant past of a town

Chicago’s Riverview Park

Jacob Henry Mansion 20 S. Eastern, Joliet, IL, United States

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 evoke nostalgia: the Pair-O-Chutes, Aladdin's Castle, Shoot the Chutes, and of course, the Bobs

Chicago Maritime Museum Debuts Two New Exhibits

Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, United States

The Chicago Maritime Museum announces the grand opening of two new permanent exhibitions on May 17, the most significant addition to the galleries since the museum opened in 2016. The exhibitions focus on the Lady Elgin, the deadliest disaster on the open waters of the Great Lakes

Civil War Re-enactment Event

The Reddick Mansion 100 W. Lafayette St., Ottawa, United States

After spending time looking at the condition of the wall surrounding the Wallace-Dickey Cemetery on the north bluff in Ottawa, both Chuck Sanders, president of the Wallace-Dickey Cemetery Preservation Association, and Keith Stehl, Ottawa Masonry, acknowledge it going to be a large and expensive undertaking. “We want

A Walk thru Time Living History Timeline – Day 1

Will County Heritage Village Open Air Museum 249 W. 2nd St., Lockport, United States

Join reenactors and living historians as they represent many time periods from the Roman Empire through World War II.  They will be encamped all weekend and have uniforms and equipment on display for the public to inspect. Also, the original 19th century buildings on site that were

A Walk thru Time Living History Timeline Day Two

Will County Heritage Village Open Air Museum 249 W. 2nd St., Lockport, United States

Join reenactors and living historians as they represent many time periods from the Roman Empire through World War II.  They will be encamped all weekend and have uniforms and equipment on display for the public to inspect. Also, the original 19th century buildings on site that were

Guided Tours of Wallace-Dickey Cemetery

Wallace-Dickey Cemetery The Dayton Bluff, 2997 IL Rt. 71, Ottawa, IL, United States

After spending time looking at the condition of the wall surrounding the Wallace-Dickey Cemetery on the north bluff in Ottawa, both Chuck Sanders, president of the Wallace-Dickey Cemetery Preservation Association, and Keith Stehl, Ottawa Masonry, acknowledge it going to be a large and expensive undertaking. “We want

Event Series Kites in Flight

Kites in Flight

Riverfront Park - Ottawa 400 Clinton St., Ottawa, IL, United States

Kites in Flight This 2-day event will feature professional kite flying demonstrations from the Chicago Kite Company, a designated area for kids/family kite flying, live entertainment the whole family will enjoy, a candy drop, balloon artists, face painting, bounce houses & obstacle course, and much more! Kites

Presentation about General Wallace

Ottawa Historical & Scouting Heritage Museum 1100 Canal St., Ottawa, United States

After spending time looking at the condition of the wall surrounding the Wallace-Dickey Cemetery on the north bluff in Ottawa, both Chuck Sanders, president of the Wallace-Dickey Cemetery Preservation Association, and Keith Stehl, Ottawa Masonry, acknowledge it going to be a large and expensive undertaking. “We want

History of HoChunk Nation -Grundy County Historical Museum Annual Meeting & Dinner

Maria's Ristorante 1591 N. Division St., Morris, IL, United States

Gerald Savage, HoChunk Native American, as Chief White Winnebago will describe the culture and history of the HoChunk nation. Location: Maria's Ristorante Dinner is at 6:30 pm and program starts around 7:00 pm. RSVP by May 15th. Cost of dinner is $30. Call Museum to reserve your