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STARVED ROCK • ROUTE 66 • I&M CANAL TOWNS

HERITAGE CORRIDOR

FIRE & ICE

WINTER EVENTS 2022-2023

9/22 - 10k

WWW.HERITAGECORRIDORCVB.COM


Explore

LaSalle County

Home of

Starved Rock

FIND OR REQUEST MORE INFORMATION AT

ENJOYLASALLECOUNTY.COM

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WINTER EVENT GUIDE

With events stretching across Starved

Rock County, I&M Canal Towns, and The

First Hundred Miles of Route 66, there are

over 3,000 square miles of entertainment

possibilities this winter!

Guided Hikes • Holiday Light Displays • Live

Music • Trivia • Historic Sites • Casinos •

Dinner Theater • Christmas Shows • Animal

Encounters • Holiday Craft Markets •

Outdoor Activities • and so much more!

Heritage Corridor CVB

Staff

Robert L. Navarro, President/CEO

Kate Meehan, Tourism Manager

Lauren Las, External Partnership Manager

Debbie Krizel, Welcome Center Manager

Donna Nordstrom, Tourism Coordinator

Pam Rowe, Tourism Coordinator

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Event Guide

Heritage Corridor CVB Office

2701 Black Road, Suite 201, Joliet, IL 60435

Starved Rock Country Welcome Center

An Illinois Made Gift Shoppe

248 W. Canal St, Utica, IL 61373

Please note that events may be rescheduled or

cancelled after this guide has been published. The

Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau has

confirmed all events to the best of their ability, but

is not liable for changes, cancellations or typos that

may appear in this book.

When planning, make sure to confirm all dates by

contacting the venue directly or confirming dates on

the venue’s web site or social media page.

www.HeritageCorridorCVB.com

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Table of Contents

Page

Section

6

HOLIDAY

CELEBRATIONS

8

40

57

70

73

74

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

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HOLIDAY CEL

Joliet

November 25

North Pole Market

Light Up the Holidays Parade

Christmas Tree Lighting

La Salle

November 11 - New Year’s Day

Celebration of Lights

Rotary Park

Lemont

December 3

Hometown Holiday Event

Downtown Lemont

November 26 - January

Lemonster on the Ledge

Merchants around Lemont

Lockport

November 26

Christmas in the Square

Central Square

Morris

November 25-27

Home for the Holidays

Downtown Morris

December 11

Winterfest Holiday Market

Downtown Morris

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EBRATIONS

Ottawa

November 25

Festival of Lights Parade

November 25 - December 18 (Fri-Sun)

Chris Kringle Market

Ottawa’s Jordan Block

Pontiac

November 25

Light Up Parade &

Christmas Tree Lighting

Princeton

November 25 - December 2

Home for the Holidays

Lighted Xmas Drive Through

Bureau County Fairgrounds

Streator

November 26

Light Up Streator

Streator City Park

Utica

November 26-27

Christmas in the Village

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wilmington

November 26

Christmas Parade, Late Nite Shopping,

Small Business Saturday, & Market

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10.1.22

PANIC AT

THE PLAZA

5:00PM - 11:00PM

This event is the kick-off to

the October Monster

Mash-up of events! Guests

will enjoy live music, food,

beverages, and unique

Halloween-themed

vendors.

10.9.22

11.25.22

STONE & STEEL

SPOOKY 5k

8:00AM START

The inaugural chip-timed

race starts at the historic

Rialto Square Theatre and

runs through the Joliet

Iron Works historic site.

Wear your favorite

costume! Overall and age

group medals will be

awarded.

LIGHT UP THE

HOLIDAYS

PARADE &

FESTIVITIES

10:00AM - 7:00PM

Enjoy many free activities

including a Christmas

market, iceless skating

rink, horse-drawn carriage

rides, tree lighting, parade,

and more!

FIND A FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT

JOLIETDOWNTOWN.COM/EVENTS

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Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Pontiac Farmers Market

Courthouse Square

Pontiac • 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bureau County Farmers Market

Soldiers and Sailors Park

Princeton • 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Fall Colors Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 9:30 a.m.

Oct 1 Eat a Bug

- 30 Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Bolingbrook • Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wed. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Starved Rock Guided Kayak Tour

Kayak Starved Rock Campground

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m.

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Oct 1 Supernatural Scavenger Hunt

- 30 Four Rivers Environmental Ed. Center

Channahon • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 2

Oct 2

Oct 2

Oct 2

Wine on the Hill w/ Mike & Jess

August Hill Vineyard

Peru • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Panic at the Plaza

Van Buren Plaza

Joliet • 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Main Street Concert Series - Paloma

Oktoberfest at Rotary Park

Princeton • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Morning Bird Hike

Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

Homer Glen • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Oct 2

Oct 2

Oct 2

Oct 2

Oct 2

Oct 2

Oct 2

Oct 3

Oct 3

Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eat a Bug

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Bolingbrook • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Recycle Your Bicycle

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Bolingbrook • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wine on the Hill w/ Kelli Bonomo

August Hill Vineyard

Peru • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Mushrooms of Illinois

Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 4

Oct 4

Oct 5

Oct 5

Oct 5

Oct 5

Oct 5

Oct 5

Oct 6

Fall Colors Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m.

Open Mic with Deb van Dril

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

Trivia Night

Pollyanna Brewing

Lemont • 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Rach Talk Live! - Rachel Hollis

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:00 p.m.

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Oct 6

Oct 6

Oct 7

Oct 7

Oct 7

Oct 7

Oct 7

Oct 7

Oct 7

Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Odd Couple

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Boat Captain’s Special

Lock 16 Cafe

LaSalle • Lunchtime

Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Witches Night Out

Princeton • 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Craft Beer Tasting

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet • 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Ghosts of Ottawa Past

Reddick Mansion

Ottawa • 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

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IN CHICAGOLAND

OCTOBER

We’ve got the latest games and all your favorites in the

denominations you love to play, including the most penny slots

in the area. 99 Hops House is the perfect place for you and your

friends to grab a drink and watch your favorite sporting events.

If you’re looking for a classic dining experience with an incredible

menu, we have it here at our Final Cut Steakhouse.

777 HOLLYWOOD BLVD H JOLIET, IL 60436

WWW.HOLLYWOODCASINOJOLIET.COM

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and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537).


Oct 7

Oct 7

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Odd Couple

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Pontiac Farmers Market

Courthouse Square

Pontiac • 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

3 French Hens Country Market

Jennifer’s Garden

Morris • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bureau County Farmers Market

Soldiers and Sailors Park

Princeton • 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Fall Fest

Bronkberry Farms

Plainfield • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

70th Annual Homecoming Parade

Plainfield • 9:00 a.m.

Fall Leaves! Sapling Story Time

Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center

Oglesby • 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Fall Colors Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 9:30 a.m.

Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

52nd Annual Burgoo Festival

Downtown Utica • 11:00 a.m.

Starved Rock Guided Kayak Tour

Kayak Starved Rock Campground

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m.

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lockport Coffin Races

Lockport • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Smoketober Fest

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wine on the Hill w/ Steve Sharp Band

August Hill Vineyard

Peru • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Illini Media Company Fundraiser

Orange & Brew Bottle Shop & Tap Room

Downers Grove • 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Utica Fire Department Car Show

Downtown Utica • 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 8

Oct 9

Oct 9

Oct 9

Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Joliet Iron Works Tour

Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

Joliet • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Morris Cruise Night

Downtown Morris • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

4th Annual Halloween Parade

Princeton • 5:30 p.m.

Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Odd Couple

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Oktoberfest Beer Tasting

Starved Rock Lodge - Veranda

Oglesby

Stone & Steel Spooky 5k

Downtown Joliet • 8:00 a.m.

Fall Fest

Bronkberry Farms

Plainfield • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

52nd Annual Burgoo Festival

Downtown Utica • 9:00 a.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 9

Oct 9

Oct 9

Oct 9

Oct 9

Oct 9

Oct 9

Oct 9

Oct 9

Happy Morning Yoga & Hike

Four Rivers Environmental Ed Center

Channahon • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wine on the Hill w/ The Rockets

August Hill Vineyard

Peru • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

The Odd Couple

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 2:00 p.m.

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Oct 9

Autumn Festival of Crafts

Wilmington

Oct 10 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 10 Not So Scary Hayride*

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Must pre-purchase at hauntpay.com

Oct 10 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

EAT • PLAY • STAY

BOOK NOW

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OCTOBER

Oct 11

Open Mic with Deb van Dril

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 12 Haunted Ottawa October

Canal Toll House

Ottawa

Oct 12 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 12 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oct 12 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Oct 12 Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

Oct 12 Trivia Night

Pollyanna Brewing

Lemont • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 13 Rec Bike Club

Hadley Valley Preserve

Joliet • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Oct 13 Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Oct 13 Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 8:00 p.m.

Oct 14 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 14 The Boat Captain’s Special

Lock 16 Cafe

LaSalle • Lunchtime

Oct 14 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oct 14 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Oct 14 Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Oct 15 Pontiac Farmers Market

Courthouse Square

Pontiac • 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Oct 15 Bureau County Farmers Market

Soldiers and Sailors Park

Princeton • 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Oct 15 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 15 Fall Colors Weekend

Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Oct 15 Third Saturday Vintage Market

The Shoppes on Howard Street

Pontiac • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct 15 Reflections on the Riverbank: A Walk

through the Southside Cemetery

Pontiac • 10:00 a.m.

Oct 15 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Oct 15 Starved Rock Guided Kayak Tour

Kayak Starved Rock Campground

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m.

Oct 15 Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Oct 15 Out of the Darkness Walk

Washington Park

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m.

Oct 15 Pumpkin Fun Run

Hadley Valley Preserve

Joliet • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Oct 15 Wine on the Hill w/ Black Velvet

August Hill Vineyard

Peru • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Oct 15 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Oct 15 The Forge Celebrates Halloween

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

Lemont • starting at 2:00 p.m.

Oct 15 Pirate Pub Crawl

Downtown Lemont • 6:00 p.m.

Oct 15 Ghost Tours

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Oct 15 Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Oct 16 Fall Cooldown Bike Race

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

Lemont • 8:30 a.m.

Oct 16 Craft Fair

Bronkberry Farms

Plainfield • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Oct 16 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Oct 16 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 16 Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Oct 16 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Oct 16 Wine on the Hill w/ Steve & Darrell

August Hill Vineyard

Peru • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Oct 16 River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Oct 16 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Oct 16 Reflections on the Riverbank: A Walk

through the Southside Cemetery

Pontiac • 2:00 p.m.

Oct 16 The Forge Celebrates Halloween

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

Lemont • starting at 2:00 p.m.

Oct 16 Blues Clues & You!

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 2:00 p.m.

Oct 16 Oktoberfest Dinner

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 5:00 p.m.

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Oct 16 Ghost Tours

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Oct 16 Harbor Stories: Dan H. & Aaron K.

Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 17 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 17 The Chairmen’s Board

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Oct 17 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oct 18 The Chairmen’s Board

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Oct 18 Open Mic with Deb van Dril

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 19 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 19 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 19 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Oct 19 Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

Oct 19 Music Bingo

Pollyanna Brewing

Lemont • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 20 Witches Walk of Utica

Utica • 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 20 Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 20 Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Oct 21 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 21 The Boat Captain’s Special

Lock 16 Cafe

LaSalle • Lunchtime

Oct 21 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Oct 21 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Oct 21 Turtle Party for Reptile Awareness

Isle a la Cache Museum

Romeoville • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Oct 21 Ghost Tours

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Oct 21 Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Oct 22 Halloween Hoedown

Downtown Lemont

Oct 22 Pontiac Farmers Market

Courthouse Square

Pontiac • 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Oct 22 Bureau County Farmers Market

Soldiers and Sailors Park

Princeton • 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Oct 22 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Oct 22 Fall Colors Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 9:30 a.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 22 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Oct 22 Run the Beat 5k

Goold Park

Morris • 10:00 a.m.

Oct 22 Museum Campus Exploration Day

Isle a la Cache Museum

Romeoville • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oct 22 Witches Day Out

Pitstick Pavilion

Ottawa • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Oct 22 Magic in Morris

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Oct 22 Fall Colors Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m.

Oct 22 Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Oct 22 Wine on the Hill w/ Jeff Manfredini

August Hill Vineyard

Peru • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Oct 22 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Oct 22 Bewitched on 66 Halloween Festival

and Wine & Witches Wine Walk

Wilmington

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OCTOBER

Oct 22 Scarecrow Festival

Princeton

Oct 22 Ghost Tours

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Oct 22 Men Who Cook

JJC Weitendorf Agricultural Ed. Center

Joliet • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 22 Witches Night Out

Pitstick Pavilion

Ottawa • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Oct 22 Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Oct 23 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Oct 23 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Oct 23 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Oct 23 Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Oct 23 River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Oct 23 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Oct 23 Musica Viva

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 3:00 p.m.

Oct 23 Ghost Tours

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Oct 24 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 24 Oktoberfest Matinee

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Oct 24 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oct 25 Oktoberfest Matinee

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Oct 25 Open Mic with Deb van Dril

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 26 Medium in the Mansion

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Oct 26 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Oct 26 JJC Student Music Recital

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 12:00 p.m.

Oct 26 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oct 26 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Oct 26 Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

Oct 26 Music Bingo

Pollyanna Brewing

Lemont • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 27 Mystery at the Mansion

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet • 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Oct 27 Paranormal Investigation

with Ghostly Voices

Lemont Public Library

Lemont • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Oct 27 Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 27 Hocus Pocus

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:00 p.m.

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OCTOBER

Oct 28 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 28 The Boat Captain’s Special

Lock 16 Cafe

LaSalle • Lunchtime

Oct 28 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Oct 28 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Oct 28 Ghost Tours

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Oct 28 Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Oct 28 Tommy James & the Shondells

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Oct 29 Pontiac Farmers Market

Courthouse Square

Pontiac • 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Oct 29 Bureau County Farmers Market

Soldiers and Sailors Park

Princeton • 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Oct 29 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Oct 29 Fall Colors Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 9:30 a.m.

Oct 29 Rec Bike Club

Wauponsee Glacial Trail

Joliet • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Oct 29 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Oct 29 Spooktacular Trick-or-Treating

Plainfield • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Oct 29 Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Oct 29 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Oct 29 The Forge Celebrates Halloween

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

Lemont • starting at 2:00 p.m.

Oct 29 Ghost Tours

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

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NOVEMBER

Oct 29 Ghosts of Starved Rock’s Past

Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center

Oglesby • 6:30, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45 p.m.

Oct 29 Hayride of Horror & Curse of the Bayou

Dellwood Park

Lockport • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Oct 30 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Oct 30 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Oct 30 Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Oct 30 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Oct 30 River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Oct 30 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Oct 30 The Forge Celebrates Halloween

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

Lemont • starting at 2:00 p.m.

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The Heritage Corridor Convention and

Visitors Bureau has a limited number of

tickets available to the following

Broadway In Chicago productions.

Discounted tickets start at $75!

Sunday, 10/2 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, 11/19 @ 2:00pm

Wed., 1/18/23 @ 7:30pm

Wed., 3/22/23 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, 4/2/23 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, 4/15/23 @ 8:00pm

To secure your tickets, visit:

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or call (815) 216-9962.

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NOVEMBER

Oct 30 Ghost Tours

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Oct 30 Line Dancers

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Oct 31 Autumn on the River Cruise

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Oct 31 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 1

Open Mic with Deb van Dril

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 2 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 2 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Nov 2 Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

Nov 2 Trivia Night

Pollyanna Brewing

Lemont • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 3

Nov 3

Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Wolves

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Nov 4 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 4 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Nov 4 Bee Our Guest: Local Honey Dinner

& Cocktail Pairing

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m.

Nov 4 The Wolves

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Nov 5 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

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NOVEMBER

Nov 5 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 5 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Nov 5 The Wolves

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Nov 6 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 6 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 6 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Nov 6 Utica Veterans Parade / Air Show

Utica • 1:00 p.m.

Nov 6 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Nov 6 The Wolves

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 2:00 p.m.

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Nov 6 Harbor Stories: Caleb Caudle

Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 7 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 8 Open Mic with Deb van Dril

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 9 It’s A Wonderful Life: The Making

of a Hollywood Classic

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet • 11:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 9 A Victorian Christmas

with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet • 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 9 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 9 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nov 9 Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

Nov 9 Roots & Boots

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

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Scan. Visit. Win!

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Nov 10 Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 10 Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 11 Veterans Day Ceremony

Washington Park

Ottawa • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 11 Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 11 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Nov 11 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 11 Annual Leinenkugel Dinner*

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

*Likely to sell out!

Nov 11 NCI ARTworks Mad Hatter Ball

Grand Bear Resort

Utica • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Nov 12 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

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NOVEMBER

Nov 12 Fascinating Foxes! Sapling Story Time

Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center

Oglesby • 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Nov 12 Fall 4-Miler

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

Lemont • 9:30 a.m.

Nov 12 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 12 Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 12 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Nov 12 Laser Tag Night

Pontiac Rec Center

Pontiac • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Nov 12 Whose Live Anyway?

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 8:00 p.m.

Nov 13 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 13 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Nov 13 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Nov 13 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Nov 13 Musica Viva

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 3:00 p.m.

Nov 14 WWII Radio Show

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

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NOVEMBER

Nov 14 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 15 Open Mic with Deb van Dril

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 15 WWII Radio Show

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

LINKING THE PAST

TO THE PRESENT

Museum Hours: Thurs. Fri. & Sat.

10 am to 3 pm. And by appointment.

Explore Your Local Museum!

Your Grundy County History is Here! Come to

your Museum and experience your local history.

We have almost doubled our size! Enjoy the new

exhibits and displays. Expanded archives. New

Genealogy Room with research tools! And so

much more! Explore your past here!

Save the

Dates

Festival of Trees 2022

Save the

Dates

View in Person: Thurs., Fri., Sat. Nov. 10-12; Nov. 17-19;

and Fri. & Sat. Nov. 25-26. HOURS: 10 am to 3 pm with

extended hours Nov. 25-26. View Auction Online: anytime

starting Thurs. Nov. 10 At: richardaolson.com

Bidding will begin to end at 5 pm SAT. Nov. 26

View at Museum and Online! Auctioning trees, wreaths,

centerpieces & more online. View in person at Museum!

Raffles and 50/50 at Museum only!

Email: grundyhistory@att.net

Phone: 815-942-4880

Website: grundycountyhs.org

Grundy Co. Historical Society

510 W. Illinois Ave.,

Morris, IL 60450

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Nov 16 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 16 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nov 16 Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

Nov 17 Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 17 Remembering Marshall Field’s

at Christmastime

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet • 11:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 17 Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 18 Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 18 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Nov 18 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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NOVEMBER

Nov 18 Home for the Holidays Open House

- 20 Princeton

Nov 19 Christkindl Markt

Open Prairie United Church of Christ

Princeton • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 19 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Nov 19 Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 19 Third Saturday Vintage Market

The Shoppes on Howard Street

Pontiac • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Nov 19 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 19 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Nov 20 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 20 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Nov 20 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Nov 20 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Nov 21 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 21 A Very Rialto Christmas...

There’s No Place Like Home

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:00 p.m.

Nov 22 Open Mic with Deb van Dril

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 22 Sleeping Beauty - The State Ballet

Theatre of Ukraine

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Nov 23 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 23 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nov 23 Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

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NOVEMBER

Nov 23 Music Bingo

Pollyanna Brewing

Lemont • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Buffet*

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*Reservations/pre-payment required

Nov 25 Teddy Bear Tea - Morning Seating

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 9:30 a.m.

Nov 25 Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 25 North Pole Christmas Market

Downtown Joliet • 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nov 25 Light Up the Holidays

Tree Lighting and Parade

Downtown Joliet • 5:15 p.m.

Nov 25 Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nov 25 Teddy Bear Tea - Afternoon Seating

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 12:30 p.m.

Nov 25 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Nov 25 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 25 Festival of Lights Parade

Downtown Ottawa • 6:00 p.m.

Nov 25 Light Up Parade & Tree Lighting

Downtown Pontiac • 6:00 p.m.

Nov 26 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Nov 26 Festival of Trees

Grundy County Historical Society

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 26 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 26 Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nov 26 Utica’s Christmas in the Village

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nov 26 The Polar Express

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 1:00 p.m.

Nov 26 Christmas in the Square

Central Square

Lockport • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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NOVEMBER

Nov 26 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Nov 26 Christmas Parade, Late Nite Shopping,

Small Business Saturday, & Market

Downtown Wilmington

Nov 27 Take a Hike & a Lunch

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:00 a.m.

Nov 27 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 27 Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nov 27 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Nov 27 Utica’s Christmas in the Village

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nov 27 Make Your Mark in Time Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 1:30 p.m.

Nov 27 The Nutcracker

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 2:00 p.m.

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Nov 27 Line Dancers

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nov 28 Jingle Bell Rock

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Nov 28 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 29 Jingle Bell Rock

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Nov 29 The Illusionists

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Nov 30 Christmas at the White House

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet • 11:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nov 30 JJC Student Music Recital

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 12:00 p.m.

Nov 30 Historic Trolley Tour

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nov 30 A Charlie Brown Christmas

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 6:30 p.m.

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Nov 30 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nov 30 Trivia Night

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 6:30 p.m.

Dec 1

Dec 1

Dec 2

Dec 2

Dec 2

Dec 2

Dec 2

Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tree Lighting & Candy Cane Hunt

Princeton • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Midnight in Morris

Morris • 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

JJC Jazz Combo & Jazz Band Concert

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Dec 3

Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

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DECEMBER

Dec 3

Dec 3

Dec 3

Dec 4

Dec 4

Dec 4

Dec 4

Dec 4

Dec 4

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa & Christmas Parade

Bureau County Fairgrounds

Princeton

Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

14th Annual Frigid 5k

Centennial Park

Lemont • 7:00 a.m.

Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Santa’s Secret Workshop

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 1:00 p.m.

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Dec 4

Dec 4

Dec 5

Dec 6

Dec 7

Dec 7

Dec 8

Dec 8

JJC Community Band Concert

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 3:00 p.m.

Home Alone

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:00 p.m.

Under the Mistletoe:

Nostalgic Holiday Favorites

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Under the Mistletoe:

Nostalgic Holiday Favorites

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

The Four C Notes Seasons Greetings

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Home Free Family Christmas

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

Dec 9

Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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A rich history.

Built on tradition.

Utica is full of great places,

wonderful people and amazing

things to see. With a slow pace

but plenty to do, Utica makes for

a great place to visit for the day or

long weekend.

Visit a place that

feels like home.

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Dec 9

Dec 9

Dec 9

Dec 9

Dec 9

Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Candlelight Tours

Reddick Mansion

Ottawa • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Vermillion Players Holiday Spectacular

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 7:00 p.m.

JJC Jazz Guitar & Percussion Concert

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 7:30 p.m.

A Motown Christmas

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 8:00 p.m.

Dec 10 Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Dec 10 JJC Steel Band Concert

Joliet Junior College Theatre

Joliet • 3:00 p.m.

Dec 10 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Dec 10 Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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DECEMBER

Dec 10 Vermillion Players Holiday Spectacular

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 7:00 p.m.

Dec 10 The Midtown Men: Holiday Hits

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 8:00 p.m.

Dec 11 Winterfest Holiday Market

Morris • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dec 11 Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Dec 11 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dec 11 Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dec 11 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dec 11 Art in the Park Workshop*

Starved Rock State Park

Oglesby • 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

*Likely to fill up, register online

Dec 11 Vermillion Players Holiday Spectacular

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 2:00 p.m.

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DECEMBER

Dec 11 American Legion Band Concert

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 2:00 p.m.

Dec 12 Classic Crooner’s Christmas

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Dec 13 Classic Crooner’s Christmas

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 11:30 a.m.

Dec 13 Merry Little Soiree feat. Nova Soul

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:15 p.m.

Dec 14 Mystery at the Mansion

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Joliet • 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Dec 14 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dec 14 Merry Little Soiree feat. Nova Soul

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:15 p.m.

Dec 15 Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dec 15 Merry Little Soiree feat. Nova Soul

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:15 p.m.

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Dec 16 Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dec 16 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dec 16 Vermillion Players Holiday Spectacular

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 7:00 p.m.

Dec 17 Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Dec 17 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Dec 17 Third Saturday Vintage Market

The Shoppes on Howard Street

Pontiac • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dec 17 Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dec 17 Vermillion Players Holiday Spectacular

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 7:00 p.m.

Dec 17 The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 8:00 p.m.

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DECEMBER

Dec 18 Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Dec 18 Breakfast with Santa

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 8:30 a.m.

Dec 18 Sunday Brunch at the Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dec 18 Chris Kringle Market

Jordan Block

Ottawa • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dec 18 Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dec 18 Vermillion Players Holiday Spectacular

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 2:00 p.m.

Dec 18 Home Alone

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 7:00 p.m.

Dec 21 Music Bingo

Pollyanna Brewing

Lemont • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dec 21 Winter Solstice Night Hike

Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center

Oglesby • 5:00 p.m.

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Dec 21 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dec 22 Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dec 23 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dec 24 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Dec 24 Christmas Eve Buffet

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Dec 25 Christmas Day Buffet

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Dec 28 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dec 29 Trivia Night

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dec 30 Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Starved Rock Country

Welcome Center

HeritageCorridorCVB.com

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An Illinois Made Gift Shoppe

248 W. Canal Street; Utica

Featuring gifts of all kinds

from across Illinois

• August Hill Winery &

Illinois Sparkling Co.

• Cajun Connection

• Fine Field Pottery

• Hegeler Carus Mansion

• LaSalle Canal Boat

• Ottawa Visitors Center

• Tangled Roots Brewing Co.

• Starved Rock Lodge

• Sue Regis Glass Art

Open Daily

Noon to 6:00 p.m.

om/StarvedRockCountryWelcomeCenter

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JANUARY

Dec 31 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Party

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 6:00 p.m.

Jan

Jan

Jan 4

Jan 6

Jan 7

Jan 7

Jan 8

Eagle Watch Weekend

Starved Rock State Park

Oglesby • Date TBA

Nerf Night - Date TBA

Pontiac Rec Center

Pontiac • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Finally Friday Happy Hour

Hickory Creek Brewing

New Lenox • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

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Jan 8

Jan 8

Jan 11

Jan 14

Jan 14

Jan 15

Jan 15

Jan 18

Jan 21

Bubbly Brunch

August Hill Winery

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wedding Expo

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Fat Tire Race

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

Lemont • TBA

Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

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FEBRUARY

Jan 21

Jan 21

Jan 22

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Ice Fest

Lemont • TBA

Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Jan 22 Harbor Stories: Kasey A. & Derek L.

Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Jan 25

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Jan 28 Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Jan 28 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Jan 29 Guided Winter Hike

Starved Rock Lodge

Oglesby • TBA

Jan 31

MANIA: The ABBA Tribute

Rialto Square Theatre

Joliet • 8:00 p.m.

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Feb 1

Feb 4

Feb 8

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Feb 10 Pete n Keely

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 7:00 p.m.

Feb 11

Feb 11

Feb 11

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Utica Winter Wine Walk

Utica • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pete n Keely

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 7:00 p.m.

Feb 12 Pete n Keely

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 2:00 p.m.

Feb 12 Harbor Stories: Kasey & Kelly

Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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MARCH

Feb 15 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Feb 17 Pete n Keely

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 7:00 p.m.

Feb 18 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Feb 18 Pete n Keely

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 7:00 p.m.

Feb 19 Pete n Keely

Eagle Performing Arts & Conf. Center

Pontiac • 2:00 p.m.

Feb 22 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Feb 25 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Mar 1

Mar 4

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

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Mar 4

Mar 4

Mar 8

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Fest

Lemont • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Harbor Stories: Michael & Heather

Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mar 11 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Mar 11 Harbor Stories: Michael & Heather

Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Mar 15 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mar 18 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

Mar 22 SINGO

Will County Brewing Company

Shorewood • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mar 25 parkrun

Heritage Harbor - Red Dog Grill

Ottawa • 9:00 a.m.

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