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The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University
This beautiful 1,171-seat theater hosts professional dance, drama and orchestral performances.
CITY: University Park
Matteson Community Center
Revitalize your body, mind and spirit at the Matteson Community Center. Our dedicated and friendly staff will help you achieve your goals! Make Matteson Community Center the Destination for your important events, business meeting, family function and major sporting event.
Herscher Labor Day Celebration
Now in its 93rd year, express your patriotism at this three-day event that features a grand parade, sporting events, entertainment, live bands and down home cooking.
Gallery of Trees
Throughout the Kankakee County Museum, Christmas trees are decorated by community organizations. Yearly, a special theme is added for your enjoyment. Come in and view the different arrangements and vote for that special tree.
Strawberry Jazz Festival
This free event will feature more than 60 arts-and-crafts artisans displaying handmade items, a wide variety of food vendors and continuous entertainment. The festival has grown so large that it now utilizes the entire park. Guests may browse through displays around the grounds and in the Dr. A.L. Small Home, Civic Auditorium and Kankakee County Museum. They also may visit the Old Taylor School House and then stroll through both of the park’s beautiful gardens.
Kankakee River Fishing Derby
Join us for the Annual Kankakee River Valley Fishing Derby! The Kankakee is a clean river that is a popular destination for recreational canoeing and fishing for warm-water species such as smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye and northern pike. Our fishing derby is a ten-day event providing exciting fun for the whole family and cash prizes are awarded for tagged fish.
Merchant Street Music Festival
Merchant Street MusicFest brings together an eclectic range of music, artists, food and people to celebrate diversity throughout the community. Merchant Street MusicFest is a FREE two-day music and arts festival at the historic downtown train depot located at 199 S East Avenue in Kankakee, IL. The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on 3 stages, fine and folk art vendors and great food and drink. Tempt your tastebuds with our local food vendors' best offerings or just sit back with a cold one and let the melodic sounds wash over you.
Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Kankakee's premiere water park offers splashtacular fun for the whole family. The outdoor water park encompasses a lazy river, three waterslides, lap pool, and two zero-depth entry pools. Group rates and party rentals are available.
Riegel Farm and Conservation Center
This small farm houses a variety of farm animals and exotic birds. Join a tour, offered from April through October.
CITY: University Park
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Sited outdoors over some 300 acres, the 21-piece collection contains monumental works by many of the 20th century's most important sculptors, including Puryear, Nauman, Disuvero and Hunt.
CITY: University Park
Thee Old Time Farm Show
Stroll down the rows of old tractors and equipment, visit the operating exhibits of old gas engines, steam engines, the sawmill, threshing and corn shelling. Ask the operators to explain their exhibits and learn about the agricultural equipment that is "Part of America's Heritage". On July 7 come and cheer on the second annual antique tractor pull after the Parade of Power.
July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Kankakee Community College will host a pops concert and fireworks show in celebration of July 4th. The Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
Acting Out Theatre Company presents "Chicago"
Acting Out Theatre Co. is producing the widely popular Broadway show, Chicago, the Musical, on July 26, 27, and 28, 2013 in downtown Momence. Chicago is a universal tale of fame, fortune, and “All That Jazz” that is full of one show-stopping song after another and “Razzle Dazzle” dance numbers. This popular sensation has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and thousands of standing ovations! We will build a temporary stage in the middle of Washington Street to perform this musical and in keeping with the era, will feature a “speakeasy” each night before show time. The speakeasy will feature food and drink of that roaring era gone by. “Rouge your knew and grab you buckle shoes” and we will see you in Momence! Tickets available June 1.
BBQ Fest on the River
A BBQ competition, vendors, beer tent, carnival, kids zone, car show, walk/run, and bean bag tourney. Kicking it off on Friday night Chicago 80’s tribute band Poison d Crue will perform on the Miller stage followed by 80’s rock icons Warrant and Great White who will perform on the Centrue Bank stage. Friday times are 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. Saturday’s country day begins at 11:00 a.m. through 12:00 a.m. On this eventful country day we will see local crowd favorites E3PO and Jason Bertrand perform before giving way to The Makena Hartlin Band on the Miller stage. Country stars Emerson Drive and Jack Ingram take over the Centrue Bank stage at 8:00 p.m. Sunday Blue’s lovers will take in the sweet sounds of Larry McCray for only $5. Sunday hours run from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A full listing of activities are available at kvpd.com including the full music lineup, wing eating contest, 5k run+walk/2,013 yard dash, car, truck, & motorcycle show, carnival, police vs. fire tug-of-war, kids zone and of course the BBQ cook-off competition!
Chicago Bears Training Camp
Whether you're a hardcore football nut, or you just want to give the family a Bears experience they'll never forget, Bears training camp in Bourbonnais is the place to be! Every summer the Chicago Bears descend on Olivet Nazarene University for training camp, where fans can attend free family events and meet the players. Please visit the website for dates and times.
Momence Railroad Depot
This historic railroad depot was built circa 1890.
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
The Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center is a full service, award-winning Holiday Inn. This property features a holidome, 202 deluxe rooms, 15,000 square feet of meeting space, a restaurant, nightclub and atrium bar.
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival 2013
During the five days of fun, rides, games, shows, beer garden, parades, teen Idol, baby contest and more. You are bound to see astronauts, Martians, the Jetsons, Buzz Lightyear, Luke Skywalker and more as you orbit the festival grounds.
Start your day off with deluxe complimentary continental breakfast with fresh Belgian waffles, hot freshly brewed coffee, fresh breads and pastries, milk, juice, hot and cold cereals and more. Relax at the end of the day or have fun with your family in our indoor pool and spa.
Momence Historical House
This house recreates the Momence area's history from 1870 to 1900.
Country Inn & Suites - Matteson
Come "Be our Guest" at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson. All rooms are equipped with hairdryers, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards. Indoor pool. Free high speed internet.
LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Matteson
108 guest rooms - in-room coffee maker with complimentary coffee, ironing boards, hairdryers, free continental breakfast and a complimentary copy of the Southtown.
Pizza, grinders and salads. "Gotta grab a grinder."
"The family place to eat" - home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily specials.
Red Roof Inn & Suites - Monee
Features 67 modern rooms, deluxe express start breakfast (hot), free secure parking, free wireless internet & indoor heated pool.
Best Western - Monee
Free continental breakfast, indoor pool, and cable TV. Truck and bus parking available. Nice, quiet village atmosphere, close to shopping, the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, and Route 66 Raceway.
The Burr Oak Extended Stay Residence
For the corporate accomodations upgrade stay in the historic district of Kankakee. You'll find this extended stay residence, thats fully furnished. It has 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, laundry room, living room with a fireplace plus many more amenities.
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Matteson
On the southern edge of the broad-shouldered city, the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Southland calls Matteson home. The quiet suburban village provides visitors quick access to the shores of Lake Michigan and an easy commute to the big-city thrills of Downtown Chicago.
Second Time Around Antique Market
Quality antique furniture, fireplace mantels, pier mirrors, glassware, dinnerware, toys, vintage wicker, collectibles. Furniture restoration available.
Homemade meals at a reasonable price. Daily specials. Family-owned and operated.
Howard Johnson - Manteno
54 guest rooms with complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, and free high-speed internet. Packages are available.
Campsites are located on the banks of the lake in the birch trees, in the meadow nestled among the oaks and maples, and along the Kankakee River. Entertainment is planned on weekends and holidays.
Super 8 - Monee
Fine, new economy lodging. 42 rooms, 3 Jacuzzi suites; free continental breakfast, truck & bus parking available. Meeting facilities for up to 35 people.
Basu Herb Farm Festival
Come see a working farm and learn more about practices like organic farming. Activities will include a farmers market, herb walks, children's games, guest speakers, seminars, drummers, African dancers, positive hip-hop, an open mic and more.
CITY: Pembroke Township
Haigh's Scuba Diving Quarry
Scuba dive in a 12-acre, spring-fed quarry and see several varieties of fish, along with underwater attractions that include a 33-foot cabin cruiser, a marine dump truck and an amphibious vehicle. Rental equipment, air-fills and dive instruction are available.
ILGRA Windy City Rodeo
The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) is an organization comprised of numerous regional Gay Rodeo Associations from across the United States and Canada. Illinois has a chapter and is hosting the Windy City Rodeo in Create, IL.
Riverview Guest House, Inc.
Reflecting on the past one might invision the charm of the neighborhood. Built in 1907 this late Queen Ann home offers a quiet comfortable getaway of yesteryear from the stress of modern life. Breakfast creations can be served in the Maurice Chevalier Dining Room or on the Front Porch. Travelers of Both Business and Pleasure are Welcome!
Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee
Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee is only minutes away from Kankakee River Road Park, Splash Valley Water Park, and Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena. There are also several golf courses as well as our beautiful Kankakee River State Park within only 10 miles of our facility. Our features at the Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee, Illinois include our full breakfast, dinner and evening room service in the Great American Grill. Also enjoy our complimentary workout facility and indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi.
Country Host Motel
24 deluxe rooms, satellite remote color TV, free HBO & ESPN, large vehicle parking for RV, truck and bus.
Petals & Twigs
Country gift shop specializing in custom silk floral designs, gift baskets and hand-crafted items.
CITY: New Lenox
General line antiques and collectibles. Multi-level, multi-dealer. We buy estates.
The Princess Cafe
Fine dining specializing in prime steaks and fresh seafood.
Heritage Bluffs- The Grille Room
Daily specials, casual atmosphere in the Grille Room Restaurant at the Heritage Bluffs Golf Course. Patio area, meeting room available and banquets. Lunch from 11 - 2.
Lone Star Restaurant
Open 7 days a week at 6:00 AM serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Family restaurant with cocktail lounge. Serving homemade food and chef's specials. Excellent food, friendly service, great prices. Serving our area for more than Thirty years.
The Homestead Restaurant
For over 100 years (1906) the Homestead has been serving the community its home grown Italian and American cuisine. The menu ranges from Italian pastas to steaks, chops and outstanding seafood choices. Additionally, there are daily and weekly specials to make anyone's mouth water. Come see what keeps people coming back year after year.
Manteno Antique Mall
Antiques and collectibles over 100 dealers. Over 75 showcases, 10,000 sq ft. All on one floor. Appraisals. Buy-sell-trade.
Monee Reservoir features a 46-acre fishing lake and picnic pavilions. Concessions building offers boat rentals, bait, and snacks for sale.
Old Theatre Antique Mall
Multi-dealers, general line antiques, collectibles, Hallmark ornaments, Fenton candles, souvenirs, country soaps and dips.
Euorpean imports, estate jewelry, general line. Three buildings with thousands of choice items.
Olde Barn Antiques
Specializing in furniture. Large selection of armoirs. Only open weekends.
Kankakee County Soldiers
The City of Kankakee is home of the Kankakee County Soldiers, members of the International Basketball League.
Small, quaint antique and gift store. Glassware, jewelry, primitive restored trunks, and crafts. Come in and say hello.
Bull's Pit Smoked Barbeque
A mouth watering treat, you'll want to come back for more. Rubs and sauces are made from scratch.
Country Inn and Suites - Manteno
With generous accommodations and located near Bradley, Bourbonnais, Olivet Nazarene University and Kankakee, this hotel is a hospitable place for all travelers. Convenient location, great service, affordability and comfortable hotel rooms. Located at Exit 322 off I-57 just minutes from the Bradley/Kankakee/Bourbonnais area and less than an 1 hour from downtown Chicago. Maximum 2 pets up to 40lbs each allowed.
Bistro 57 - Holiday Inn Matteson
American cuisine at comfortable prices. Skillet inspirations, creative sandwiches, quality steaks and chops, baby back ribs with special sauce and herb chicken.
Super 8 Motel-Mokena
Worlds largest hotel rewards program. Somewhere between where you are and where you’re going there’s a Super 8. See you along the way. 69 rooms, near I-80 on route 45, many restaurants, many rooms, refrigerator and microwave, iron, iron boards, hair dryer, coffee pot in all rooms, wireless internet in all rooms, allow pets for a fee, laundry service, family suites.
Motel 6 - Bourbonnais
96 rooms. Outdoor pool. Free HBO and ESPN
Tuckaway Golf Club
18 hole championship golf course with 1st class practice facilities. Full service restaurant and banquet facility.
Kankakee South KOA
The Pembroke Rodeo is one of the largest traveling rodeo's in Illinois. The rodeo features exciting rodeo events; bare back riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, relay races, barrel racing, flag races and bull riding. Don't miss the extras: down-home eats, fun for the kids and family-friendly atmosphere.
CITY: St. Anne
Penny candy, gourmet chocolates, candies, Jelly Bellys, soup, sandwiches, ice-cream, pop, coffee and cappuccino.
Water Street Antique Mall
Multi-dealer. 15,000 sq. ft., full line antiques and collectibles.
Super 8 Motel - Bourbonnais
41 comfortable rooms including free continental breakfast, an indoor pool and suites available. Close to I-57 exit 315.
Casual, family-friendly dining, with signature pizzas, pasta and sandwiches being the focus of the menu. Jugs of GoomBa Red and GoomBa White table wine will be available. Bar area and adjacent pub room now feature high-top tables, big screen TVs and updated decor.
Alsip Home & Nursery Super Store
Ranked among the nations top 100 garden centers by Nursery Retailer Magazine. Top quality nursery plants, garden supplies, Home décor, patio furniture, pool & spa accessories, garden décor, ponds, silk floral, seasonal holiday, and pets & supplies.
Guest House Antiques
Furniture, costume jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, pottery, Yankee candles, linens.
Comfort Inn & Suites
Luxury at a moderate price, the Comfort Inn is conveniently located in Bourbonnais off I-57, near Olivet Nazarene University, Legends Sportsplex and Northfield Mall. With 114 new guest rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, free WiFi and onsite meeting room facilities, this property is ideal for business guests and leisure travelers.
Aspen Ridge Miniature Golf
This fun family spot, open April-October, offers two miniature golf courses.
Free High speed wireless internet. Free HBO and Showtime. Jacuzzi rooms available. Spacious rooms and guest laundry.
Family House Restaurant.
Plum Creek Nature Center
This center features local natural history exhibits, hands-on displays for children, and family programs that are offered throughout the year. Picnic facilities and camping are available by reservation.
Honey Baked Ham
Fully prepared, spiral-sliced, HoneyBaked Ham or gently roasted, sweetly glazed turkey breast, you can be sure it will always be perfect. Sandwiches, dinners, box lunches, and sides are all available. Call ahead for pick-up, dine in or have an event catered with their mouth-watering selections.
164 North Fine Dining
USDA Prime Steaks, fresh seafood, pork chops and pastas. Full bar on site. Our private dining room is now available for seating up to 80. Please call between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and ask for Maria for more information.
Country Cape Cod style home offering charm and hospitality overlooking six acres of horse pasture.
Coyote Canyon is a casual low price concept with an exciting twist. It is an all-you-can-eat steak buffet with juicy steaks, tender chicken and steakburgers, all prepared right before your eyes on the display grill. Guests can also enjoy our hot and cold buffet, soups, salads, side dishes and vegetables as well as a full-service bakery with rolls, muffins, pies, cakes and soft serve ice cream with a variety of toppings.
Irons Oaks Enviromental Center
Call for details
CITY: Olympia Fields
Located in an old border town, situated along the Kankakee River. Designed and built by A.E. Wikstrom in 1892, it was known as the Villa Swea and was a gathering place for visiting Swedish dignitaries, and local socialites.
Deer Creek Golf Club
This University Park golf course is rated 3-1/2 stars by Golf Digest, and has been host to several major Chicago-area golf events.
CITY: University Park
Mazonia State/Braidwood Fish and Wildlife Area
1,700 acres of grassland, brushy draws and shrubs on 2,801 acres. Hunting, fishing, picnicking and more.
Thorn Creek Nature Center
Enjoy a day in the country while learning about wildlife through nature displays and exhibits.
CITY: Park Forest
Kankakee Model Railroad Club and Museum
See displays of running model trains and railroad memorabilia.
Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery
This not-for-profit Gallery acts as an advocate for local and visiting artists from a variety of genres. It also offers an opportunity to people of all ages to learn about and appreciate the visual arts through our exhibits, tours, workshops, and programs offered. The Gallery is uniquely located with Provena Heritage Village senior facility, and continues to enrich the daily lives of the residents here. Admission into the gallery is free and donations are accepted.
Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theatre, popular attractions, children's theatre and outreach activities. Join us in the intimate 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre.
CITY: Park Forest
Illinois Theatre Center
This professional equity theater and drama school operates year round.
CITY: Park Forest
The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University
Chicago Southland's grandest performing arts center at Governors State University, in University Park, features a wide array of world class attractions, children and family programming
CITY: University Park
Letourneau Home Museum
The Letourneau Home Museum is the one time home of George R. Letourneau. A contemporary of Abraham Lincoln, George R. Letourneau was the only person to have had the distinction of having been village president and mayor of the city of Kankakee. Today the Letourneau home is a museum that contains many artifacts and is maintained by the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society. The museum is open on the third Sunday of each month (except January, February and holidays). Call (815) 933-6452 for cancellations or further announcements.
Willowhaven Interpretive Center
A facility of the Bourbonnais Township Park District The Willowhaven Interpretive Center is a free hands-on museum that houses natural and historical exhibits provides the community a place to learn, explore, and enjoy the splendors of nature! Displays focus on Illinois wildlife, conservation and natural history. Their most popular displays include our hands-on discovery tables with pelts, nests, feathers, tracks and more. The center also has live animal displays, aquariums, children's reading nook, computer tables and microscope lab table.
Exploration Station, A Childrens Museum
A hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families. Tuesday & Thursday are donation afternoons, where after 2 p.m. a suggested donation of $1.00 per person is requested.
Essex Historical Society Museum
This Kankakee museum is open by appointment and during special events.
Manteno Historical Society Museum
The Manteno Historical Society Museum is headquartered in the Charles Skinner House, located in the center of Manteno. The opening of the Skinner House as a Museum took place in 1994. The first floor of the building has display areas of early 20th century living in the area. Of special interest is the medical display of items from the offices of Dr. Rouleau, Dr. Phipps, Dr. Malott, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Echevarria. Articles from Dr. Gagnon's dental office and pharmaceutical items from Hilsenhoff Drug Store have also been donated. The lower floor includes exhibit space, a kitchen and collections of archival materials. The upper floor presently houses a room commemorating Manteno war veterans featuring uniforms and memorabilia from WWI to the present.
Camp Shaw was established in 1956 and is the best kept secret in all of beautiful Kankakee County! Camp Shaw is also a wonderful place to hold a variety of outdoor and indoor events. It provides overnight accommodation; horseback riding, guided trail rides or group lessons and weekend packages are available. It is also an outdoor, environmental science education program encouraging interest and participation in the balanced management of natural resources.
Wholesome family entertainment with song, dance, and humor. Join us for lunch and dinner show packages.
CITY: New Lenox
KidsWork Children's Museum
KidsWork Children's Museum is a cultural institution that brings children, families and the community together to engage in fun, hands-on interactive play.
Murder at the BC Mansion Dinner Theatre
The Bennett-Curtis House provides mystery/dinner shows throughout the season. These shows feature a five-course dinner and play all in one! Special show/dinner packages are available for groups or events. While enjoying the show, don't miss the spectacular gardens flanked by fountains, coach house, and grape arbor. Call for reservations or visit their website.
CITY: Grant Park
Boudreau Vegetables and Grain
Farm-fresh pumpkins and watermelon are sold here.