Join us in a trip along the I&M Canal in our mule-powered, 1840s-replica Canal Boat. Your journey includes: a “Mule Tending 101” class in which you’ll meet Moe the Mule, interact with crew of period dressed guides, hear tales of the canal’s heyday and enjoy a 60-90
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 LemontLegends.com, or
See the amazing variety of artwork by many of the talented artists in the Lemont Artists Guild! Gallery Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat, 12 pm to 5 pm - Sun, 12 pm to 3 pm.
This event calls for live music, food vendors, a beer garden, a kid's zone and vendor fair at Centennial Park. Don't miss out on the fun!! Thursday, August 3, 4 pm to 10 pm Friday, August 4, 4 pm to 10 pm Saturday, August 5, 11 am
See the amazing variety of artwork by many of the talented artists in the Lemont Artists Guild!
The Chicago Portage was an ancient portage that connected the Great Lakes waterway system with the Mississippi River system. Connecting these two great water trails meant comparatively easy access from the mouth of the St Lawrence River on the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, and the
The Lemont Quarrymen battle the Creston Regulators as they play base ball by the rules of the 1860s. Don't miss out on the fun and the historical interpretation! Food and refreshments are offered.
Come out and experience some of the best cars in the Midwest inside this amazing historic site in Joliet, Illinois. There will be food trucks, drinks, vendors, and awards for the top vehicles. This event is open to all makes and models of modified, classic, and exotic
Channahon's Three Rivers Festival is a 5-day, fun-filled, family festival. Enjoy carnival rides & games, live bands in the beer tent, food vendors, family stage, Kids Zone, Little Miss Channahon, baby contest, bingo, craft show, wine tasting and parade!
This four day event features a car show, carnival, craft show, live music, food vendors and bingo!!! Don't miss the fun! The fest starts August 10th and runs through the 13th.
Thirty years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock-influenced artist continues to sell-out shows and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. Continuously performing shows and withholding a heavy appearance schedule, Tritt is proving to be unstoppable.
Come and see Mareilles Recreation present The Lion King, Jr., at Knudsen Park. Bring chairs or a blanket. Concessions available. Event is free.
Kick off fest weekend with your family at the Family Stage. Join the dance party, show off your skills in a dance contest, compete in super fun games. There will be lots of freebies for everyone, including glow toys and a sweet treat! Fee: Free
On May 17th of this year, we celebrated the 350th anniversary of Louis Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette’s landmark expedition of discovery from the year 1673. The “discovery” that laid the groundwork for the settlement of the interior of the Colonial American Continent.From the Western side of
The Discovery of Chicago Bus Tour Visit the Places Chicago was Born! Stand Where History Happened! The tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the monumental statue of Joliet and Marquette in Portage Woods Forest Preserve (4800 S. Harlem Ave.) in Lyons, IL. Following a brief look at the last remnant
The LaSalle County Historical Society will be presenting a program about the abolitionist movement in Illinois given by Dr. Jeanne Gillespie McDonald on August 12, 2023 at the LCHS Heritage Center (208 Clark Street). Jeanne Gillespie McDonald is Professor of English at Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove
Join us at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center for a presentation and book signing with New York Times Bestselling Author Nancy Horan. Horan will be discussing her latest book The House of Lincoln. Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank and Under the Wide
Younis Dhaher's "Where Do I Begin?" tells his amazing story as an Iraqi refugee through the art of comedy, beautifully crafted storytelling, vulnerable point of view and self-deprecating humor. Come out to see this nationally touring comedian who has performed at legendary venues throughout North America -
Inspiring Faith in God through Beauty! Join Fr. Tom Loya and Fr. Tom Koys as they display their beautiful original art. Each priest will present a short talk at 3 pm connecting God & Beauty. There will be an opportunity to purchase originals or prints. Light refreshments
Gather your friends and spend the evening laughing and painting at Happy Daisy Art Studio! Bring wine or your drink of choice and snacks and learn to paint on a 16x20 canvas. Artist/Owner Jillianne Renee will teach it step by step and paint along with you. Most
Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few
Hummingbird Fest delights its guests with activities and viewing and demos of how hummingbirds are banded for tracking and research. Fest is free.
The Forge Adventure Park is proudly hosting Sister Hazel, a chart-topping country/alternative band, named "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years" by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Join The Forge's Mount Lawn to enjoy live music by renowned artist, Sister Hazel on
The Canal Corridor Association welcomes their partnership with the City of Marseilles in sponsoring an additional location to rent a bicycle along the I&M Canal State Trail. Check out the bikes on Main Street at the I&M Canal any time, dawn to dusk, or join us at the
Join Fr. Tom Koys for an overnight bike trip from Morris to Starved Rock. Depart from Morris at 10 am on August 24th Cars to be parked overnight at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris Travel via I&M Canal Trail Distance is 34 miles one