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Canal Alliance Congress
August 24, 2014 marked 30 years since the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor had been signed into existence by President Ronald Reagan. The theme for our 3rd Annual Canal Alliance Congress during this anniversary year is “Looking Back, Looking Forward.” We will be looking back at the founding of the national heritage corridor and past projects and how they are doing today. Then we will look forward at projects in the works and only dreamed of, to envision what the Canal Corridor will be like in the future. There are a variety of sections, including panel discussions, pecha kucha presentations (pecha kucha is a presentation with 20 seconds per slide for 20 slides), and networking breaks, as well as an hour lunch. Reservations required.
9th Annual Red Carpet Corridor - Joliet Area Historical Museum
The 9th Annual Red Carpet Corridor including activities at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. It is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66. This year’s event will be Saturday, May 2, from 8 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, May 3, from 8 AM to 3 PM. Sponsored by the twelve communities which make up the 90-mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane. Each community will produce its own events. From full-blown festivals to antique and craft sales, art sales, car and motorcycle shows, live entertainments, and plenty of yard, garage, and sidewalk sales along the way, everyone is sure to discover something unique. Food, snacks and treats will be in abundance, and there are plenty of historic sites, outstanding free museums and unique mom & pop businesses to help create a nostalgic journey for all to enjoy. Visitors can simply enjoy the drive, stop and have their picture taken with Elvis, or do a little shopping in any of the great stores along the Mother Road.
Painting with Wine
Join us at the Joliet Area Historical Museum for an evening of flavorful wine and fun as you create your own masterpiece with the help of a local professional artist. Special admission price of $40 for Museum Members and $45 for Non-Members includes all materials, as well as free access to the Museum exhibits & galleries. Register online to reserve your spot now.
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra- Let The Music Move You!
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra- Let The Music Move You! A Collaboration with Chicago Mulit-Cultural Dance Center. John Adams- The Chairman Dances, Lee Actor- Dance Rhapsody Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, Shostakovich- Symphony No. 12. Featuring high-energy dances choreographed for live orchestra.
The Priests are a classical musical trio made up of three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland. Frs. Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album, sold at such a pace, it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever.
The Buddy Holly Story
Now in its 25th amazing year, the "World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" continues to thrill audiences on tour in the U.K. and around the world. Viewed by more than 20 million people over 20,000 performances worldwide, Buddy opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; wining numerous awards along the way. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, "Peggy Sue", "That'll Be The Day", "Not Fade Away", "Oh Boy", Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba", The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and many more!
Manhattan Irish Fest
This annual event includes a parade, 5k run, Irish Breakfast, Irish Mass, craft fair and evening entertainment. Lots of kids activities and of course, kilts! Downtown Manhattan comes alive!
Get the Led Out (Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage.
Buzz the Gut Cruise Night & Car Show
"Let's Buzz the Gut"- A common term used by the youth of many generations for cruising the downtown and outlying areas of Dwight. Enjoy classic cars on display, food vendors, displays, music. Car awards at 8pm. Over 100 cars entered.
Pause for Patriotism
The Mission of the "Pause for Patriotism" Committee is: to instill a Love of our Country, demonstrate an attachment to the land and people, an admiration for our customs and traditions, and a devotion to the welfare of our Country, in our children and their families through the annual "Armed Forces Day" celebration and other activities throughout the year. There will also be great entertainment, food, and beverages for people all ages.
Red Carpet Corridor Festival- Dwight
Enjoy the Dog Gone Good BBQ competition, Texaco Station Welcome Center, Barn Quilt self tours (maps available), Route 66 wayside exhibits, historic sites, Tour Dogs on parade, historical museum, Junk in the Trunk, and all town garage sales.
Washington Skate Park
Launch off a ramp and go airborne at the area's only skate park! It is an unsupervised skate at your own risk park.
KVPD Ultimate Outdoor Show
For the avid hunter and fisherman you'll be pleased to see the great fishing demos, games, vendors, food, live concerts, archery, demos, boat show, RV's and camping.
Friacos Mexican Restaurant
Best authentic homemade mexican food in Will County. Family atmosphere. Mondays kids eat free. Tuesdays half priced margaritas. Sunday Special $2 bottled beer.
Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino
Dig into a never-ending parade of flavors - Prime rib, seafood, pasta, salads, a sweet collection of delectable desserts, and plenty more.
Towneplace Suites by Marriott
All suite hotel featuring our "Morning Break" breakfast, "In a Pinch" market, and complimentary high speed wireless internet. Our Suites are 30% larger than a standard hotel room and feature fully equipped kitchens.
Syl's Restaurant & Lounge
Fine dining specializing in prime rib, steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, ribs, and chops. Private dining rooms available. Specialize in serving groups. Menu information on website. Dinner M-Th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, F-S 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sun 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Dinner For Two Specials Sun-Thurs $22.95, Fri & Sat $31.95 Ask for "Dinner for Two Special Menu"
Willowhaven Interpretive Center
Whispering Willows Park at Willowhaven Interpretive Center features open prairies, wetlands, interpretive gardens and 1.5 miles of limestone trails surrounding two scenic ponds. All trails begin and end at the Willowhaven Interpretive Center scenic outlook.
Reed's Canoe Trips
Reed's Canoe offers three trips ranging in length from 2 to 6 hours, and are suitable for new and experienced canoeists.
Comfort Inn - Morris
Comfort Inn offers our guests an atmosphere that is friendly, dourteous and above all fun. Indoor pool/hot tub, coffee makes, iron/ board, hairdryers in all rooms. Free Continental Breakfast. Pet Allowed.
Howard Johnson - Manteno
54 guest rooms with complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, and free high-speed internet. Packages are available.
Free High speed wireless internet. Free HBO and Showtime. Jacuzzi rooms available. Spacious rooms and guest laundry.
Bring the family to Merichka’s Restaurant in Crest Hill, and try a signature menu item that area residents have loved for many years – the famous Poorboy steak sandwich, smothered in garlic butter on French bread. Stories abound of fans who move away, and upon returning to the area for a visit, head straight to Merichka’s for a poorboy! Owned and operated by the Zdralevich family since 1933, the restaurant continues to serve its customers on traditional red-and-white-checked tablecloths in a casual setting. The affordable menu offers tasty onion rings and fried mushrooms, jumbo hamburgers, veggie burgers, steaks, chops and surf-and turf; fried chicken, crabmeat-stuffed shrimp, Canadian walleye pike, Atlantic wild salmon and much more. Top off your meal with a bottle of domestic or imported beer, wine by the glass, a soft drink, coffee or tea – and save room for one of Merichka’s tasty desserts.
CITY: Crest Hill
Country at Heart Antiques and Collectibles.
Country and primitive furniture, Victorian, oak and walnut furniture. Linens, vintage clothing, jewelry, pottery and porcelain.