Upcoming Joliet Events Location
Theresa Caputo Live: The Experience
Nov. 15, 2019 - Nov. 15, 2019 , 7:30PM
Theresa Caputo, star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way....More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
"A Victorian Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"
Nov. 19, 2019 - Nov. 19, 2019 , 11:30am
When most people think of a traditional Christmas, they usually mean a Victorian Christmas. Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America during this time and how some of the customs we observe today came to be, such as the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, typical menus and the best C...More Info
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The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas
Nov. 19, 2019 - Nov. 19, 2019 , 11:00am
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores! This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Craft Beer Tasting at the Museum
Nov. 21, 2019 - Nov. 21, 2019 , 5:30pm
Join us in the Museum's Indoor Auditorium Theater on Thursday, November 21st from 5:30-9pm and sample over 50 handcrafted beers & ciders from 15 Brewers. Brewers include; MyGrain Brewery, Abita, Noon Whistle, Boston Beer Company, Brickstone Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Heineken USA, Hickory Creek Brewing C...More Info
Cost: $20 Museum Members - $23 General Public Event Type: Ale Trail
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa St.
Joliet, Il 60432
8157235201
Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas
Nov. 21, 2019 - Nov. 21, 2019 , 11:00am
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores! This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Family Fall Hike
Nov. 23, 2019 - Nov. 23, 2019 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Bring your family outside for a naturalist-led hike at Rock Run Preserve. Walk along the trail and pause at various stopping points for different activities. These could include learning about a natural feature or doing a silly activity with your family. Meet the naturalist at the Black Road Access Shelter, and be sure...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
3669 Black Road
Joliet, Il 60431
(815) 722-9470
Walk the Run Bird Hike
Nov. 23, 2019 - Nov. 23, 2019 , 8 - 10 a.m.
The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them! Learn from an interpretive naturalist and other like-minded birders as you take a bird hike through Rock Run Preserve and along the Rock Run waterway. The program begins with a short presentation about one particular bird or bird topic. Please meet at the Black...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
3669 Black Road
Joliet, Il 60431
(815) 722-9470
Celebrate the Season
Nov. 24, 2019 - Nov. 24, 2019 , 12:00PM-4:00PM
Join us to celebrate the joy of good friends and family as you dine under a magnificent Christmas Tree, listen to holiday music, visit with Santa, explore the kids craft corner, and make memories that will last forever. Hosted by Easterseals Joliet Region. Please make your reservation by November 20th. By callin...More Info
Cost: $20 for children 12 and under | $40 for adults Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
15 S. Richards Street
Joliet, IL
815-730-2052 x. 2
A Very Rialto Christmas: Making Merry Music!
Nov. 25, 2019 - Nov. 25, 2019 , 5:30PM
Kick off your holiday season with the Rialto Square Theatre and a special concert from Nick Thomas and guests. Join us starting at 5:20 PM as we light the marquee, officially kicking off the holiday season, with Home for the Holidays sponsor, ComEd. At 5:30 PM they'll be a pre-show reception with complimentary hors...More Info
Cost: $10 for 12 & under | $20 for adults Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-6600
"A Victorian Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"
Nov. 26, 2019 - Nov. 26, 2019 , 11:30am
When most people think of a traditional Christmas, they usually mean a Victorian Christmas. Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America during this time and how some of the customs we observe today came to be, such as the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, typical menus and the best C...More Info
Event Type:
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Remembering Marshall Field's at Christmas
Nov. 26, 2019 - Nov. 26, 2019 , 11:00am
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores! This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! ...More Info
Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet
Nov. 28, 2019 - Nov. 28, 2019 , Various Seating Times 11:00AM - 1:30PM
Make reservations today for the Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at the Holiday Inn & Rock Run Convention Center. *Chef Carvings Station of Roast Turkey and Baked Whole Ham *Omelets to order *Classic Holiday Fare * Dessert Table *Friend Chicken *Cookie Decorating for the Kids * Unlimited Champagne and Mimosas For Reser...More Info
Cost: $15-$29 Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Convention Center
1471 Rock Creek Blvd.
Joliet, Il 60431
779-206-2915
Teddy Bear Tea
Nov. 29, 2019 - Nov. 29, 2019 , 9:30AM | 12:00PM
The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy this special brunch featuring delicious food and family fun complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake teddy bear. A ticket is required for all in attendance and space will fill up quickly!...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Joliet Junior College Area High School Art Exhibition
Now - Nov. 30, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Holiday Movies: The Polar Express
Nov. 30, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019 , 2:00PM
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him tha...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
2nd Annual Holidays on Cass
Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM-7:00PM
The Art Movement Inc. presents the Annual Holidays on Cass featuring local artists, musicians and a bake sale. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to The Art Movement Inc....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type:
Elder Brewing Compay
218 E Cass
Joliet, Il 60432
(815) 714-8163
Joliet Junior College Community Band Concert
Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2019 , 3:00PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker
Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2019 , 1:00PM | 5:00PM
his holiday favorite fairytale ballet is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, exquisite sets, including a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, and sensational choreography by ballet master, Kenneth von Heidecke. Journey through the land of whirling snowflakes and visit ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Holiday Luncheon & Organ Concert
Dec. 3, 2019 - Dec. 3, 2019 , 11:00AM
Enjoy the sounds of the season and a delicious catered lunch in the Rialto Square Theatre rotunda while local school choirs serenade you. Then move into the Theatre where members of the Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiast Society will play your favorite holiday carols on the famous Barton Grand Theatre Pipe Organ....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
"The Gathering Room" Victorian Holiday Luncheon
Dec. 4, 2019 - Dec. 4, 2019
Enjoy the ambiance & tradition of the Walnut Room in Joliet's own Gathering Room on The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate. Our 26 foot fully decorated Christmas tree, live music, and pipe organ concert in The Old Central Church after lunch is sure to set the perfect atmosphere for your new holiday tradition. ...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
CeeLo Green - Holiday Hits Tour
Dec. 4, 2019 - Dec. 4, 2019 , 7:30PM
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer, CeeLo Green is putting his creative spin on your favorite Christmas songs in the Holiday Hits Tour. His 2011 hit song, "Forget You," received 5 Grammy nominations and won "Best Urban/Alternative Performance." In 2012, he released his first Christmas album, "Cee...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Joliet Junior College Jazz Band Concert
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 6, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
The Drunk'N Gnome
Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 7, 2019 , 8:00pm
Hear the real story behind the wee-bit tipsy folk. Rated R for mature subjects & language. Visit the "Tavern-on-the-Bricks" for brews & wine. Sweet & savory treats too. Stop by the gnome gift shop for gnome-made crafts. First year? Get your own gnome hat here! Returning? Pick out a free beer cap tassel for your hat. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type:
Bille Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3761
Joliet Junior College Guitar and Percussion Concert
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 7, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Larry the Cable Guy
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 7, 2019 , 5:00PM | 8:00PM
Larry's road to stardom included the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which grossed more than 15 million dollars. The ensemble cast of comedians included Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The tour's success led to Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, which premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2003 and at the time, was the ...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Festival of Gnomes
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , 2:00PM
Indoor show with a "gnomemade" gift shop!...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Festivals
Billie Limacher Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
630-932-1555
Festival Of The Gnomes
Dec. 7, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , 2:00pm
Welcome in the holidays with "wee folk" who do good works for man and nature. Enjoy their stories through live theatre and more in this family tradition of 43 years!...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type:
Bille Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
201 W Jefferson
Joliet , IL 60432
815-724-3761
Joliet American Legion Band Concert
Dec. 8, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019 , 2:00PM
The Joliet American Legion Band will bring the sounds of the season to life on the Rialto Square Theatre stage. Enriched in tradition, military sharpness and musical integrity, these musicians are delighted to bring you an unforgettable performance with their tremendously rousing musical spirit. A ticket is free in exc...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Joliet Junior College Area High School Art Exhibition
Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 9, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
Micael Londra's Celtic Yuletide
Dec. 9, 2019 - Dec. 9, 2019 , 7:30PM
Emmy® nominee, Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and for his own US TV special, "Beyond Celtic", presents an evening, bringing you "Christmas from Ireland" told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Dec. 11, 2019 - Dec. 11, 2019 , 7:00PM
The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
White Christmas
Dec. 11, 2019 - Dec. 11, 2019
Join us for our annual holiday celebration inspired by the classic film White Christmas. This spectacular holiday concert will take you on a musical journey from a World War II performance for the troops, to the glamour of a Florida nightclub and finally the charm and simple beauty of a New England Town. ...More Info
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The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Joliet Junior College Jingle and Jazz
Dec. 13, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019 , 7:30PM ...More Info
Cost: $2 students | $4 Seniors, Faculty Staff | $5 General Public Event Type: Performing Arts
Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Il 60431
815-280-2223
A One Act Festival
Dec. 13, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019 ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type:
Bicentennial Park Theatre
201 W Jefferson St
Joliet , IL 60432
815-724-3761
Holiday Movies: Miracle on 34th Street
Dec. 14, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019 , 11:00AM
Available at the box office in advance or at the door. No online sales for movies In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
It's A Wonderful Life - Live Radio Broadcast
Dec. 14, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019 , 7:00PM
An annual holiday tradition at the Rialto Square Theatre-- join WJOL for an evening you won't forget, as local radio talents perform the Christmas classic, It's A Wonderful Life live from the Rialto Stage, as it broadcasts on WJOL simultaneously. Year in and year out, this is always a highlight of the holiday season! A...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Martina McBride - The Joy of Christmas
Dec. 20, 2019 - Dec. 20, 2019 , 8:00PM
Martina McBride is a multiple Grammy® nominated country icon, whose incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and twenty top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, McBride has earned fourteen Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Plati...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
The Oak Ridge Boys - Down Home Christmas
Dec. 22, 2019 - Dec. 22, 2019 , 7:30PM
The Boys are back in town! Join fan favorites, The Oak Ridge Boys, as they return to the Rialto Square stage with their latest holiday concert tour, Down Home Christmas, in support of their newest holiday album, releasing October 25, 2019....More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Holiday Movies: ELF
Dec. 23, 2019 - Dec. 23, 2019 , 2:00PM
Robert Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, Il 60432
815-726-7171
Drop in Winter Craft
Dec. 29, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 , 9:00AM-5:00PM
Light up the Holidays with a Drop in Winter Craft. Stop by during open hours to make a special snowflake craft....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
Reindeer Meet & Greet
Dec. 29, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 , 3:00PM-5:00PM
Light up the Holidays with a Reindeer Meet & Greet Coming to downtown Joliet for the Light up the Holidays parade? Stop by the Library for a special meet and greet with two of Santa's reindeer. Don't forget your camera for photos! All ages with an adult, no registration...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
Season's Greetings Magic Show
Dec. 29, 2019 - Dec. 29, 2019 , 2:00PM-3:00PM
Light up the Holidays with the Season's Greetings Magic Show This winter wonderland magic show features a magic elf, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and holiday tricks to captivate all ages. All ages, no registration, seating may be limited....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Holiday - Fall/Winter
Joliet Public Library
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Il 60432
815-740-2660
New Orleans North
Jun. 12, 2020 - Jun. 12, 2020
New Orleans North is an early summer outdoor Mardi Gras-style event. It features bands, beer tents, and Cajun Food. The New Orleans atmosphere is enhanced with Hurricane drinks, a stilt walker, jugglers and other street performers. More details to come!...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Joliet, Il 60434