Illinois Watercolor Society Member Exhibition

McCord Gallery & Cultural Center 9602 W. Creek Rd., Palos Park, IL, United States

The Illinois Watercolor Society was established in 1981, committed to promoting and encouraging the pursuit of excellence in water-based media throughout Illinois. Since that time, IWS has grown from a small group of painters to a nationally-recognized watercolor society with members stretching from Vermont to California. Today,

Prairie Companion

Illinois State Museum - Lockport Gallery 201 W. 10th St., Lockport, IL, United States

Prairie Companion features artwork and specimens from the Illinois State Museum collection that highlight aspects of prairie ecology and how our actions have consequence for prairie survival. Presented in conjunction with Philip Juras’ exhibit celebrating the wide views of prairie preserves, this exhibition considers individual species and details

Lemont Township Scarecrow Trail

Lemont Heritage & Woodland Sanctuary 16300 Alba St., Lemont, IL, United States

Take a walk through the Lemont Heritage & Woodland Sanctuary to see all the Scarecrow Contestants!!


Gallery Seven 200 W. 8th St., Lockport, IL, United States

  A juried exhibition of 2D and 3D art for visual artists of Illinois.  Theme: TIME Special thanks to Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio for inspiring this year's theme.  

Forge On! With the Scouts!

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

Join us for a Scouting Adventure of epic proportions! Announcing Forge On! Scouting Adventure: On September 30, Three Fires Council's main Scouting Adventure will take place with various activities and a Scout show for the ages. Hosted at The Forge: Lemont Quarries, this event will run from

Lemont Quarrymen vs. Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball Game

Mt. Assisi Field 13900 Main St, Lemont, IL, United States

The Lemont Quarrymen battle the Chicago Salmon 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.  

Old Joliet Prison 1125 Collins St., Joliet, IL, United States

Paranormal Access Events returns to Illinois's Most Haunted Pr*son!! Hosted by Chris Fleming, international paranormal investigator and medium from TV's HELP! My house is haunted, the Telly Award Winning The Curse of Lizzie Borden, and the international hit series for Discovery+, Haunted Scotland with Gail Porter, and

Camping without Limits

Camp Bullfrog Lake 9600 S. Wolf Rd., Willow Springs, IL, United States

In partnership with Adaptive Adventures, join an overnight event geared for individuals with physical disabilities, their families and friends. REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Register at COST: Free CONTACT: (708)771-1573or [email protected]  

Roxy Movie Night

Roxy Theatre 1017 S. State St., Lockport, United States

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES AT THE HISTORIC ROXY LOCKPORT THEATER! "Spirit: Stallion of Cimmaron" Doors open 45 minutes prior to the movie start time. Come early and enjoy a beverage from the full-service bar and a light snack available for purchase in the lounge. No outside

Little Red Schoolhouse Arts and Craft Fair

Little Red Schoolhouse

  At the 58th Annual Arts and Craft Fair, art, of all styles, will be sold by artists inspired by nature! Don't miss it!

Arts & Craft Fair at the Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Red Schoolhouse

Join The Little Red Schoolhouse for their Annual Arts and Craft Fair! Art of all styles will be sold by artists inspired by nature. Entrance by shuttle bus only. Shuttle busses will be at Pioneer Woods which is a little east of Willow Springs Road on 107th

Louis Jolliet: A Solid Path through Water

Brown County Library 515 Pine St., Green Bay, United States

Louis Jolliet: A Solid Path Through Water, is a one act, one person play written and performed by Jim Healy, in honor of the 350th anniversary of the voyage of Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet down the Mississippi River. Their four month voyage began  May 17th,

Event Series Hayride of Horror

Hayride of Horror

Dellwood Park Woods Drive, Lockport, United States

Are you one of the brave souls to seek out the underground of Dellwood Park? We dare you to attempt the Curse of the Bayou. This top rated haunted attraction has been hidden in the Canyons below the Hayride of Horror. The veil between the living and

Event Series Olde English Faire

Olde English Faire

Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center 1922 N. IL Route 2, Oregon, IL, United States

The Olde English Faire is Celebrating 50 years in 2023! Join us for merriment and revelry at the Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center. The Faire will feature live performances, food trucks, artisan vendors selling handmade wares, Vikings, royalty, horses, jesters, merriment, dancing, castle tours, and much more!

Volunteer Workday at the Santa Fe Prairie

Santa Fe Prairie 7300 River Road, Hodgkins, IL

Volunteers wanted for restoration of this very rare prairie. Help with invasive species plant removal, brush clearing & grounds beautification. Volunteers are needed to join us for a morning of fun, learning and a little elbow grease! No experience necessary! Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, a light

Free Public Interpretative Tours of the Chicago Portage

Chicago Portage 4800 Harlem Ave, Forest View, IL, United States

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

Event Series Lemont Art on the Green

Lemont Art on the Green

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

An Arts Festival celebrating Arts and Humanities Month Featuring: Fiber Art – Betty Burian Kirk Synesthesia Abstract Painting and Illustration – Rossa Crean Photography – Lisa Beth Kochanski Watercolor Painting – John Howard Nature Photography – Penny Shnay Wheel Thrown and Sculptural Pottery, Painting and Collage –

Burgoo Festival

North Utica 101 E. Canal, North Utica, United States

The Burgoo Festival is an annual village street party featuring flea marketers, craftsmen, musicians, and other entertainment. More than 350 vendors will present their wares at this craft show and flea market. Established in 1969, the Burgoo Festival is one of the longest running and largest fall

Lemont “Unlocked”

Village of Lemont

This free public event will provide a behind-the-scenes look at architecturally, historically and culturally significant sites throughout downtown Lemont.

I&M Canal History Tour

Will County Heritage Village 249 West 2nd Street,, Lockport, IL, United States

The expert historian will take you to 5 unique stops along the I&M Canal National Heritage Area from Lockport to Ottawa. Experience the rich history of the canal towns, hear extraordinary stories, discover fun facts and enjoy the fall colors! $50 per person Register by 9/29/23 by

Mazon Creek Fossil Day

Coal City Public Library 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City, IL, United States

The Mazon Creek fossil beds are a conservation lagerstätte found near Morris, in Grundy County, Illinois. The fossils are preserved in ironstone concretions, formed approximately 309 million years ago in the mid-Pennsylvanian epoch of the Carboniferous period. Displays of Mazon Creek Fossils. Books on Mazon Creek Fossils

Run with the Nuns

Mt. Assisi Field 13900 Main St, Lemont, IL, United States

Run with the Nuns is a race through natural hills and picturesque scenery and Mount Assisi and the Mount Assisi Convent. This challenging all terrain course features a variety of surfaces from asphalt to grass. All participants will receive a race medal and a dry fit shirt.