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Antique Engine & Tractor Association Working Farm Show
Visit the 50-acre showground and experience the fall harvest early 1900’s style. Event features the historical value of collection and exhibition of gasoline and steam tractors, power driven farm machinery and other equipment through field demonstrations, displays of gas engines, garden tractors, farm tractors and equipment. Tractor pulls, craft demonstrations, speakers, children activities and music are featured daily. Food is available and parking is free. .
Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
Dating back to 1855, the chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899 pipe organ.
Oak Park Public Library
Architectural award-winning Main Library features extensive contemporary art collection and Art Gallery with rotating exhibits by local artists. Library meeting rooms vary in capacity from 17 to 120 and offer Internet access and a selection of audiovisual equipment. Completely ADA accessible. Convenient parking.
CITY: Oak Park
Green Mile Pub Crawl on Roosevelt Road
Get ready to sham-ROCK out at the inaugural Green Mile Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14 from 5-11pm. Why pack yourself into a single crowded bar this St. Patrick's Day? Spread the shenanigans around Berwyn's Roosevelt Road on the year's night of nights to get out. Participating venues will be lit green in the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Tip your favorite pint and take part in a night of revelry including bagpipers, Irish fare, dancing and music including traditional folk to karaoke. No covers. No cost to join the crawl. No need to drive. Free shuttle service is available between bars.
Adjacent to Oakley-Lindsay Convention Center and near South End Industrial Complex businesses. Visit downtown shops and dining, plus historic districts within walking distance of the Hampton Inn. Complimentary breakfast, fitness center, indoor pool and wireless high speed internet.
Budget Host Inn
The Budget Host Inn conveniently located in downtown Quincy overlooking the Mississippi River. Also offering extended stays and within walking distance to downtown shopping and dining and is one block from the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center. Serving a hot breakfast daily with affordable rates and a large outdoor pool.
Tour the oldest remaining structure in the village. The home was originally owned by Montgomery’s founder, Daniel Gray. A museum offers an educational history of the Village of Montgomery. Open 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Sunday of each month, 12:30-2:30 p.m. May-October.
Vito & Nick's II
Good fun, good people, good food, local neighborhood joint. Now serving deep dish pizza too! Outdoor seating.
CITY: Tinley Park
Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant
We combine modern casual dining with our own handcrafted, award-winning wines. In addition to a 300-seat restaurant, enjoy our bar, band room, private party spaces, Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store.
CITY: Orland Park
Antique Car Show & Flea Market
The Antique Car Show and Flea Market is held annually at the Sandwich Fairgrounds the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Antique – Classic – Special Interest Cars and Trucks will be shown off. There will be a Flea Market and Swap Meet for treasure finders. Visit the ‘Cars For Sale Corral’ and eat breakfast or lunch on the grounds. The cost to enter the show for spectators is $5 for adults, under 12 are free. The Antique Car Show and Flea Market is Sunday, May 25th, from 8am to 3pm. The Sandwich Fairgrounds is located at 1401 Suydam Rd., in Sandwich, IL. The Show is sponsored by the Silver Springs Chapter, Illinois Region, Antique Automobile Club of America.
Wine Tasting Under the Oaks
Sample wines from local and downstate Illinois Vineyards under the oaks at Plowman’s Park. Nearly a dozen Illinois wineries will showcase their products and be available to sample and purchase. There will be food available. Free Parking.
CITY: Big Rock
Previously known as O' Brien Field, Dozer Park is home to Minor League Baseball’s Peoria Chiefs and Bradley University Baseball. Located in downtown Peoria. Within walking distance of the Peoria Civic Center and minutes from several downtown hotels. A modern state of the art facility with private dining areas and business meeting accommodations all year round. The perfect fit for all types of group outings.
Rockford Melt Fest 2014
Winter is slowly "melting" away and it is time to celebrate the start of Spring! This event is open to all and has something for everyone. Take advantage of complimentary ice skating at the Riverview Ice House, free rides on the Rockford Park District trolley, musical performances by Missing Links and Unity the Band, a variety of food and retail vendors for you to do business with, and the ability to tour the historic Prairie Street Brewhouse. You can also participate in a fun and challenging 5K race taking you through three different downtown wards of Rockford, IL. The event will take place between Prairie Street Brewhouse and Riverview Ice House.
3rd Annual Jazz Patio and Wine Festival
Come out for the Jazz Patio's one-day jazz event. Drum virtuoso and long time Smashing Pumpkin, Jimmy Chamberlin, joins forces with platinum selling saxophone powerhouse, Frank Catalano to headline the festival. Also enjoy performances from local & regional jazz performers. Face painting and balloon art for kids too! Visit the Deer Park Town Center on Facebook and be the first to know the music line-up.
CITY: Deer Park
Chamabana Moms Children's Concert Sunday
Held at Allerton Music Barn at Allerton Park & Retreat Center, and featuring interactive exhibits from Orpheum Children’s Museum and others, join us for a fun and kid friendly concert. Serving Food and Drink. Ticket reservations required.
Pear Tree Estate
Five generations ago the Murray family settled in Champaign County and continues the farming tradition still today. With an inherent appreciation for the beauty and rich history of this area, they are bringing modern American celebrations back to the farm. Pear Tree Estate is excited to share the rustic beauty of the country from the comfort of an elegant space. Pear Tree Estate offers a beautiful canvas inside and out for your special event to be completely unique and easily planned with an onsite coordinator, elegant lighting, linens and chairs. It is a culmination of the highest quality catering, service staff and now a premier venue to make any event memorable.
Historic Marbold Farmstead
The Historic Marbold Farmstead is a treasured jewel in Menard County, Illinois. This was the central hub of the Marbold family farmland holdings, which consisted of over 4,000 acres. It was virtually self-sufficient, with several barns, dairy, chicken house, smoke house, ice house, boiler house and pump house. The original house, called Elmwood, was build in 1850 by John Marbold, a German immigrant and prominent Greenview farmer and businessman. Restoration efforts are underway. Located at 21722 State Hwy. 29 near Greenview.
David L. Pierce Art & History Center
The Aurora Public Art Commission hosts rotating exhibits displaying a full spectrum of innovative arts. The History Center has a collection of photographs, books, maps and other memorabilia. The Museum Shop offers hand-crafted jewelry, pottery and textiles from local artists and Aurora-themed gifts.
Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, in pastoral Plano. The stellar structure of floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River.
Four Course Dinner with Paired Wine - April
Enjoy a four course dinner along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, with a wine paired for each course, at the Peach Barn Cafe at Headman Vineyards. Reservations are needed and vegetarian alternatives are available with advance notice.
CITY: Alto Pass
They’re the hottest live kid’s show on Disney Junior and their concerts are unmatched. You’ll be singing, dancing, laughing, learning, and most importantly, you’ll be doing it with your kids. This show creates a lifetime of memories.
Celebrate Women's History Month at Oak Park Public Library
On Thursday, March 20th at 2pm, celebrate Women's History Month! Learn about one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters when local author, Kathryn Atwood, shares stories from the book, "Code Name Pauline." Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to aid the French Resistance as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) in September, 1943. Eventually, she rose to command 3,500 French Resistance fighters. This book contains never-before-published photographs from Pearl's personal collection.
CITY: Oak Park
Lady - A Women's Expo
This one day event will feature dozens of booths offer health tips and screening, fashion and beauty, food, home decor, shopping and more.
CITY: Tinley Park
Burpee Museum - PaleoFest 2014: The World After Dinosaurs
PaleoFest 2014: The World After Dinosaurs will be focusing on the Cenozoic era, or the time period immediately following the dinosaur's extinction. Returning this year is host of hit PBS show "Dinosaur Train," Dr. Scott Sampson, who will host a breakfast presentation, workshops, and lectures.
ARTumn Harvest Art Festival
Come out and discover Deer Park Town Center's 3rd Annual ARTumn Harvest Art Festival. Enjoy handmade treasures and fine art from local artisans. Also don't miss the interactive kids art area and live entertainment.
CITY: Deer Park
Cat Power and Rufus Wainwright at Ravinia
Come out for a great night of opera with Cat Power and Rufus Wainwright at the beautiful Ravinia Festival. Bring the friends, a picnic and enjoy this great evening under the stars. Tickets are $50-$70 for reserved and $27 for lawn seats in advance and $32 the day of the concerts.
CITY: Highland Park
Chi-Town Jazz Festival
Join us for Chi-Town Jazz Festival with Mosaik, Garrison/Paliga Octet and Tammy McCann and the Reunion Orchestra. Proceeds to benefit hunger relief. Mosaik is a modern jazz ensemble led by saxophonist Andy Schliner. Jazz artists Mitch Paliga and Kirk Garrison will feature Paliga's music as arranged by Garrison. Chicago Jazz Vocalist, Tammy McCann, is an internationally experienced vocalist whose powerful, soulful, and versatile voice knows how to get the most out of songs from the great American Songbook.
Pioneer Gothic Church
Built in 1857, this church is a fine example of Carpenter Gothic Architecture. Pointed arched windows and doors as well as board and batten frame construction characterize this style. King Edward VII worshipped at the church in 1860, while on a hunting expedition in the area. The church was named as one of the “150 Architectural Treasures” in the State of Illinois by the Association of Illinois Architects in 2007, and is listed on the National Historic Register.
Legacy Of Collaboration
Sponsored by The Jacksonville Symphony Society. The concert will take place at Rammelkamp Chapel at Illinois College, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for each concert or $60 for season tickets. Students and youth are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the event or 2 weeks prior to the concert at County Market.
At Hansen's Motel, we offer a wide range of king, queen and double bed rooms. We also offer you the full range of amenities that you would expect in a quality motel.
Stone Mill Museum
Built in 1856, the Stone Mill was originally used to produce flour. In 1965, the building was deeded to the Sandwich Historical Society. The building itself is a museum exhibit which includes the original beams and support posts made of 125 year old timber. The historical society first opened the museum to the public in 1969 and now includes three floors of exhibits. Among the exhibits are fire fighting equipment, antique car, furniture, signage, photos and many other items from the area's past. The museum is open every Sunday, 1-4pm during warm months (April to October).
William Tanner House
Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home of the Aurora Historical Society and where you’ll find historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora’s history from the 1830s to now. Tours of fully furnished home & exhibits offered. Call for hours.
Bliss House Museum
The Bliss House Museum is operated by the Sugar Grove Historical Society and houses historical exhibits about the village of Sugar Grove and surrounding area. Anyone interested in researching their heritage, may contact the museum for access to probate and civil records dating 1839 - 1955. Hours: Open every Tuesday 1-4 pm or by appointment.
CITY: Sugar Grove
Inn at 835
Springfield's only Nationallly Landmarked Inn... The Inn offers 13 guest rooms plus six extended stay suites, all with attached private bathes, internet, Wi-Fi, voicemail, wake-up calls and individual thermostatic room controls. Enjoy the Inn's amenities during your stay; a full Midwestern breakfast, local and national newspapers, and free off street parking. During your visit you will be within walking distance to most historic sites, all of the downtown and public transportation.
Hemingway the Hunter
Attend "Hemingway the Hunter" a lecture by John Barr, president emeritus of the Poetry Foundation on March 13 at 7pm. Ernest Hemingway's lifelong zeal for the hunting life is reflected in his masterful works of fiction, from his famous account of an African safari in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" to passages about duck hunting in "Across the River and Into the Trees." For Hemingway, hunting was more than just a passion; it was a means through which to explore our humanity and man's relationship to nature. Courage, awe, respect, precision, patience --these were the virtues that Hemingway honored in the hunter, and his ability to translate these qualities into prose has produced some of the strongest accounts of sportsmanship of all time. Join John Barr for an evening at the Hemingway Birthplace Home exploring Hemingway and the hunt. Admission is free; donations to The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, gratefully accepted.
CITY: Oak Park
Mike Jones, singer/songwriter, and his band, PG-43, featuring easy listening music that explores our life journey.
Thursday Night Out in Downtown Oak Park
Start your weekends early at Thursday Night Out, beginning in May. Purchase a dine-around booklet at the kiosk on Lake & Marion for $12 and enjoy dining al fresco, free outdoor entertainment and live music under the stars!
CITY: Oak Park
UnCork Illinois in Downtown Oak Park
Raise a glass of Illinois wine and sample locally crafted gourmet goodies on May 31, from 1-9pm at UnCork Illinois. Enjoy live jazz while strolling, shopping, and dining in charming Downtown Oak Park!
CITY: Oak Park
Wauconda Farmer's Market
Come out, take a stroll and shop for fresh produce, flowers, herbs, spices, baked goods, and a myriad of other products. Also enjoy live entertainment including local musicians, a pet parade, a scarecrow building contest and comprise the market. Please visit the website for more information.
Kane County Fair-2014
Affordable family fun, carnival, entertainment, thrill events, farm animals, kids events, food, fun, more!
CITY: St. Charles
Baymont Inn & Suites
Minutes from such major attractions like Chicago Premium Outlet, the Paramount Theatre, Two Brothers Roundhouse, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum and Hollywood Casino Aurora. Wake up to free continental breakfast and a free issue of USA Today. Help yourself to free Wi-Fi Internet access while relaxing in your comfortable room. Head to the fitness center for a workout, then unwind with a swim in the heated indoor pool. This pet-friendly hotel offers free parking for all vehicles, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
CITY: North Aurora
Hampton Inn Yorkville
77 guest rooms, including single-room and whirlpool suites, indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness room, business center, On the House™ hot breakfast, meeting space and free wired and wireless Internet. Near Raging Waves Waterpark, Yorkville canoe/kayak chute and more.
Red Oak Nature Center
A visit to the center will help folks learn about the native plants and animals of the Fox River Valley. Interpretive center, hiking trails and tours of "Devil's Cave."
CITY: North Aurora
Selected by Warner Bros to represent Smallville in the filming “Man of Steel”, Plano is now the home of the Smallville Museum. The museum collection contains a variety of props and other items used in the filming of the latest Superman movie.
Lyon Farm & Village
Features 15 historic buildings that trace the history of Kendall County plus an 1819 Chicago Burlington & Quincy caboose, a fully-stocked general store, an 1840s schoolhouse, town hall, a working blacksmith shop, the Plano Train Depot, (c. 1850s) and Yorkville Firehouse (c. 1888).
New York Street Memorial Bridge
Spanning the entire scenic Fox River, the bridge's features include the circa 1930 “Memory” and “Victory” statues in honor of fallen soldiers.
Lively bistro with everything from coffee to cocktails. Reasonable prices for exceptional fare.
Hide-A-Way Lakes Camping & Recreational Park
Open all year. Nestled on 150 acres are wooded and secluded campsites with Morgan Creek meandering throughout, surrounded by several lakes. There are more than 5,000 feet of frontage on the beautiful Fox River with primitive camping, trailer rentals, yearly sites and full hook-ups for rigs of all sizes.
Denny Diamond And The Family Jewels
A Unique and fun tribute to the music of Neil Diamond and other legendary artists like Johnny Cash, Ricky Nelson, Glen Campbell, Elvis and Buddy Holly.
Vermilion River Fall Festival
Arts and crafts, live entertainment, concessions, and one of the area's largest car shows will be held at beautiful Ellsworth Park.
Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and the Hispanic culture in Aurora with a variety of music acts, food vendors, traditional dance and a carnival.
Lincoln: History to Hollywood
“Lincoln: History to Hollywood,” an exhibition of sets, costumes and props from the Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film “Lincoln,” has opened at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum complex, located in downtown Springfield, Illinois. Items of note in the exhibit include Lincoln’s office set, a vignette of Mary Lincoln’s bedroom, Lincoln’s gloves, Tad Lincoln’s tin soldiers, and the rocking chair where President Lincoln sat with Tad. Most of the furniture pieces in the exhibit are antiques from the Civil War era, not reproductions. The exhibits are on long-term loan from Spielberg and DreamWorks Studio. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum features more than 40,000 square feet of galleries, theatres and historic displays that takes visitors on a journey from Lincoln’s humble beginnings through his Presidency. The “Lincoln: History to Hollywood” exhibit will be located in Union Station, across the street from the presidential museum.
This hotel's accommodations not only promise convenient access throughout northeast Illinois, but also helpful perks like a 24-hour Fitness Center and Business Center, a 24-hour Candlewood Cupboard convenience store and free, hotel-wide Wi-Fi access. This hotel is 100% non-smoking and pet-friendly.
50 rooms and conference room within walking distance of Westfield Fox Valley Mall and minutes from downtown Aurora, Paramount Theatre, SciTech Hands-On Museum, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Two Brothers Roundhouse and antique shopping
Super 8 Aurora
66 rooms with hot tub suites, complimentary deluxe breakfast, free high-speed Internet, an indoor heated pool and spa, fitness room, free local calls and cable TV. Chicago Premium Outlets, restaurants, golf courses and other attractions are nearby.
All Season Motel
16 guest rooms conveniently located at the corner of Route 71 & 47.
SciTech Hands-On Museum
Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy.
Jack Bishop of America's Test Kitchen
Join us for a special evening with Jack Bishop of America's Test Kitchen at the Carlton Hotel, on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:30pm. He will discuss the cookbook that will revolutionize gluten-free cooking and by purchasing a $29 ticket, you will receive a free copy of "The How Can It Be Free Cookbook" at the event. Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. You need new techniques and that's where America's Test Kitchen can help. They tried thousands of recipes before figuring out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. In this landmark book, you'll learn what works and why so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. ATK has reinvented the rules of baking to produce amazing cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits and more. Jack Bishop is the editorial director of America's Test Kitchen. This event is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library and Midwest Media.
CITY: Oak Park
The King, The Killer & The Cash
Starring three incredible tribute artists from the Million Dollar Quartet. Sun Studios in Memphis launched the careers and provided the soundtrack for its three biggest stars: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Hailed as the “birthplace” of Rock & Roll, the music of Sun Studios is the spotlight of this musical tribute to those amazing artists.
3rd Annual Aurora Green Fest
Aurora’s environmentally friendly celebration features a green car show, live entertainment, speakers, demonstrations, recycling extravaganza, 3D art from recycled materials, more than 70 vendors and exhibits and more. It's fun and education combined to talk about sustainable living, building eco-community, and protecting our food, air, water, and soil.
Oak Lawn Farmer's Market
The Farmer's market is located at 52nd Avenue and Cook Avenue, behind the Oak Lawn Library (9427 S. Raymond Ave.).The village has lined up great vendors when you can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, find unique gifts, get a rain barrel and visit with Oak Lawn businesses.
CITY: Oak Lawn
Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora
Near major attractions like Blackberry Farm, great golfing and shopping. Short drive to Hollywood Casino Aurora, Paramount Theatre and more. Amenities include 6,000 square foot swimming complex, kiddie pool, 2,200-gallon hot tub, exercise room and free high speed internet.
One Earth Film Festival 2014
Attend the One Earth Film Festival held March 7th-9th. The Midwest's premier environmental film festival is produced by Green Community Connections. The third annual festival features 30 films on topics such as food, water, waste, conservation, energy, and activism. Come explore, whether you are already committed to environmental action or just learning about sustainability. Enjoy post-film discussions and activities with topic experts to glean additional insights and get practical advice for taking next steps. The Film Festival also features engaging children's films and almost all films are free.
CITY: Oak Park
Music Under the Stars
Music Under the Stars features a variety of music throughout the summer, including jazz, rock, big band, reggae and more.
Walking Tour of Historic Riverside's North Division
Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon in Riverside. Learn the history of this National Landmark, experience the beauty of Frederick Law Olmsted's landscape design and admire archtiectural gems by Frank Lloyd Wright, William Le Baron Jenney & many others. For more information visit www.olmstedsociety.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Special group tours by appointment.
Fulton's on the River
Fulton’s on the River, located on the Chicago River with views of downtown, offers the best of both worlds. A classic seafood and steak house, with an unparalleled devotion to procuring nothing but the highest quality ingredients. Quality service and an extensive wine and cocktail selection provide a great place to dine, relax and celebrate!
The toys, comics, statues convention will be held twice this year, on Saturday May 31 and November 8th at the Orland Park Civic Center. Adults are $3 while children are $1. Come out to purchase vintage toys and comic books! Meet artists and get that sketch of your favorite character. Hope to see you then!
CITY: Orland Park
Explore the wonderful world of bugs! Travel the Fox River bike trail from Red Oak to Lippold Park and meet these amazing creatures that live in the ponds, prairies and forests. This stroller-friendly event includes demonstrations, hands-on activities, prizes and giveaways - all bug-inspired.
CITY: North Aurora
Oil and Canvas Paintings with Pam Folsom
Held at The David Strawn Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 5th from 6-8 p.m. with “Gallery Talk” at 6: 30 p.m. The opening reception and gallery talk is free and open to the public. Gallery Hours are Tue-Sat from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-3 p.m.
Comfort Suites Aurora
Awarded for high quality service, comfort, convenience, and price. Expert staff can help arrange an upcoming meeting or group event. In addition, they are conveniently located next to the historic limestone railroad roundhouse, now home to Two Brothers Brewery, and within walking distance is Aurora's very own Hollywood Casino, the Paramount Arts Centre, SciTech Hands On Museum, and a wide variety of other great area attractions. 82 spacious rooms and 15 suites, ideal for one night and extended stays. Meeting facilities suitable for 6 to 80 people. Complimentary use of computer with Internet access in our 24-hour business center. Convenient location to Chicago's major airports. Convenient to Metra Train Station serving Chicago. Complimentary hot breakfast. Free parking. Business suites with computer desk, speaker phone and high-speed internet access. Indoor pool, whirlpool, and exercise room included.
All-suite hotel designed for business, leisure or relocating travelers. Spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom two-bath suites come with complimentary hot breakfast buffet and midweek evening dinner receptions. Features indoor pool or hot tub, gym and outdoor sports court, walking distance to Metra train station to downtown Chicago and minutes from downtown Aurora.
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Welcome to the Two Brothers Roundhouse. Passion for beer, love of food, and appreciation for great architecture flourishes in the walls of this historic 70,000 square foot facility. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Two Brothers Roundhouse is the oldest limestone roundhouse in the United States. As they bring new life to this 155 year old building, enjoy a casual atmosphere in the main dining room gastropub, our sports tavern and music venue or our new cafe and bakery. There is more to do than dinner at the Roundhouse. As with the beer and food, the live entertainment has a local flair. Whether it be a wedding, reunion or corporate event, they have a variety of spaces for friends and family to gather. Cheers!
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Displays of vintage firefighting equipment, memorabilia, thousands of photographs and gift shop. Five interactive kiosks on fighting fires.
Big Rock Historical Society Crib Museum
Step into the restored corn crib and explore artifacts from the century-old Plowing Match or learn more about Welsh immigrants. Open by appointment.
CITY: Big Rock
Village of Homer Glen Earth Day Arbor Day
Children's activities include crafts, petting zoo, jump zone, storytelling, hay rides, and pony rides. Exhibits will feature antique cars, eco-vehicles, tractors, a green market with items for sale, energy solutions and demonstrations. Enjoy a special presentation with Jim Necsi's Cold Blooded Creatures! Free admission and parking.
CITY: Homer Glen
16th Street Theater
Winner of the Broadway in Chicago 2013 Emerging Theater Award and named Chicago Magazine's Best Emerging Theater of 2013, 16th Street Theater presents award-winning new plays at affordable prices. A nationally-recognized professional Equity theater, 16th Street is a program of the North Berwyn Park District and operates year round out of the Berwyn Cultural Center just 9 miles west of downtown Chicago. Come engage with us!
Hollywood Casino Aurora
Simply the area's best gaming facility with slots, blackjack, poker, and more. More than 53,000 square feet of gaming space and the finest air quality in the region. The pavilion offers two restaurants and an astounding collection of movie memorabilia.
Starship With The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Genesee
The Genesee Theatre is proud to present Starship starring Mickey Thomas, with special guest, The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Mickey Thomas is the soulful voice that propelled Starship through the 80’s and 90’s. He was the lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with the Elvin Bishop Band and in 1979 he joined Jefferson Starship who immediately scored a #1 song with "Jane." Tickets go on sale February 14th for $44.50-$55.50.
Fashion Accessories In Vogue...& Out
DuPage County Historical Museum presents vogue accessories from the late 1800s through modern day. The transformation of trends in the fast paced and everchanging world of fashion will be explored through objects and images. See how parasols, chatelaines, and hairpins faded from favor and what modern accessories replaced them.
The Big Event - Fireman Cook Off
This family friendly event features a firehouse chef cook off with food samples, live entertainment, raffles and activities for the children.
CITY: Merrionette Park
Experienced birder, knowledgeable about a variety of birding habitats in the Galena/Jo Daviess County Area, offers guided field trips on selected Saturdays. Private trips available by appointment.
56th Annual Fall Old Market Day
This turn-of-the-century, open-air market features ladies in period costumes selling wares, arts and crafts vendors, and heritage skills demonstrations.
The Vault Arts Collective
The Vault Arts Collective is a unique and eclectic collection of artists and artisans from all of central Illinois. Our 12,000 square foot former bank building is home to over forty artists that have come together to create and sell art with the common goal of sharing their talents with the world and, in turn, bring the world to Tuscola.
Holiday Inn Aurora
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast cooked fresh to order or try our awesome breakfast buffet, later enjoy a delectable dinner with daily specials all served in our own Kems restaurant, Unwind in our lounge or sit in front of our dazzling fire place. Tired and just want to rest order some room service delivered hot and prompt with a smile.
Aurora Fox Valley Inn
Located off I-88 and within walking distance of Chicago Premium Outlets. 114 rooms with free Wi-Fi, guest laundry, large seasonal outdoor pool, game room, exercise room, lounge with bar, banquet/meeting facility and nearby restaurants.
Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Gallery, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with a one-mile multiple use trail, war memorials and the Winter Recreation Area.
200 RV parking spaces, 110, 50 and 30 amp hook-ups, water and dump station. RV camping $15 per night April 1-Aug. 14 & Sept. 16-Oct. 30 and $30 per night Aug. 15-Sept. 15. Tent camping is allowed. Grills allowed but no open fires.
Dixon St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party
The Rock River Valley Shamrock Club will be holding its annual Parade & Party on Saturday March 15th. Parade line-up starts at 1 PM at Dixon High School with a start time of 3pm. Awards will be given for best float, largest clan and others. The party will be held following the parade at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Dixon. 50/50 tickets will be available along with silent auctions and raffles that help fund the local food pantry and the party. Admission to the party is a minimum $5 cash donation or a minimum 3 can donation per person. The best corned beef dinner in town, prepared by the Knights, will be available for purchase as well. Music this year will start at 5:15 and will be by the Irish Band “Reilly” from Milwaukee.
Grand Detour Arts Festival
The 66th Grand Detour Arts Festival will be at the John Deere Historic Site. Two-and three-dimensional art is shown and offered for sale to the public at this juried fine arts event. A discounted admission fee of $2 is charged for entry to both the site and the arts festival. Enjoy the quality artwork by Midwest, watch the blacksmith at work and learn how John Deere invented the plow. Food stands on site as well as performances by area musicians.
CITY: Grand Detour
Phillips Park Aquatic Center
Deluxe water park with tube slides, simulated river, zero-depth pools and sand activity areas.
Raging Waves Waterpark
Aussie-themed Raging Waves is Illinois' largest outdoor waterpark. Sitting on more than 40 acres, this family-friendly waterpark features 17 water slides, a separate kiddie pool area,wave pool,lazy river,23 private cabanas,and more. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
SOB Fest/Springfield Oyster & Brew Festival
5th Annual craft beer and oyster festival, featuring 30 brewers from across the country, 150 beers, pub grub and local entertainment.
The Erie Cafe is a classic Chicago steakhouse. Specializing in steaks and chops, they also offer seafood, veal and pasta.
Checkout everything there is to do with kids! Toddlers to teens can enjoy crafts, face painting, costume characters, climbing wall, cover search and much more. Enter to win tons of prizes and giveaways. Over 150 Booths.
CITY: Tinley Park
Hometown Teams - Smithsonian's Traveling Exhibit
Cobden was one of six Illinois sites chosen for Hometown Teams, the Smithsonian’s newest traveling exhibit. The exhibit seeks to use sports to reflect the trials and triumphs of the American experience that have shaped the country’s national character. All levels of sports will be covered, from professional match-ups to pick-up games on the local playground. The exhibition is national in theme and local in scope, with each site interpreting the exhibit to share their local history and sports heritage. One of the many unique stories that will be showcased is the legendary 1964 run to the state basketball championship final by Cobden High School’s famous Appleknockers. The Illinois Humanities Council will bring the exhibit to the Union County Museum w/Union County Historical & Genealogy Society from March 1 - April 14.
The Birding Blitz is an event held where teams compete to see and hear the most species of birds in a 24-hour period, while raising money for conservation in southernmost Illinois. Teams can search for birds throughout the area. Get in on the Ultimate Illinois Birding Challenge!