Upcoming Events Location
Hoot Hike
Jan. 24, 2018 - Jan. 24, 2018 , 5-6 p.m.
Discover wHOO is on the island! Put on your listening ears and investigate Isle a la Cache after dark while searching for owls. Hike along the path with a naturalist while exploring owl habitat and listening for their calls. Learn about owl biology, mating behavior and owl mythology. Participants will hike 0.3 miles on...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Living History Demonstration
Feb. 4, 2018 - Feb. 4, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Experience history up close and personal! On the first Sunday of each month, you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group of re-enactors presenting a sample of the 18th-century fur trading life. The theme is winter transportat...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
3 DOORS DOWN ANNOUNCES "BACK PORCH JAM" TOUR
Feb. 10, 2018 - Feb. 10, 2018 , 8:00 pm
3 Doors Down has announced plans to stage the "Back Porch Jam" Tour, an acoustic interpretation of the band's hits, fan favorites and deep album cuts. Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet's many accolades i...More Info
Cost: $58.50, $43.50, $33.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Animal Olympics
Feb. 10, 2018 - Feb. 10, 2018 , 1-2 p.m.
The official 2018 Winter Olympics are happening in South Korea. However, you don't have to travel that far to be an Olympian. Join us for the "Animal Olympics" being held at Isle a la Cache Museum. Learn about Illinois animals that are excellent at moving fast, balancing, hopping and more. Come test your own skills and...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E Romeo Rd
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Fat Tuesday's "All that Jazz" Mardi Gras Party
Feb. 13, 2018 - Feb. 13, 2018 , 10:30am-2:30pm
We welcome you to begin your day with a self-guided tour. The Jacob Henry Mansion is a Historical City, State and National Landmark, boasting over 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present. This Award Winning Mansion, built in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. Join us for our ...More Info
Cost: $48 Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Feb. 17, 2018 - Feb. 17, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for "Busy Beavers Craft Club." Each day we will have a different craft set up in the museum for you to make and take home. In February, build a paper bag owl puppet. In March, create a circle rainbow mobile. This program is offered indoors in an accessible facility. For age...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Decades Rewind - Joliet
Feb. 17, 2018 - Feb. 17, 2018 , 7:30 PM
Decades Rewind is a National theatrical music production, all wrapped up into one blockbuster show! Come celebrate the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, Funk, Rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60s songs, 100 costume ...More Info
Cost: $40.50-$50.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Dinner & A Little History: Lost in the Town of Sag Bridge
Feb. 22, 2018 - Feb. 22, 2018 , 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30 Lecture
Although it no longer exists today, Sag Bridge was once a thriving 19th century canal town, its land now a part of present-day Lemont, Illinois. Author and amateur historian Pat Camalliere will describe the town as it once was, from its formation by glaciers and unique geography, to its vital importance in the developm...More Info
Cost: $33 for non-members, $28 for members, $8 for lecture only Event Type: Education/History
The Gaylord Building
200 W 8th St
Lockport, IL 60441
815-220-1848
Winter Bird Walk
Feb. 23, 2018 - Feb. 23, 2018 , 10-11 a.m.
This program starts inside with a quick introduction to winter birds. Then, we head outside to explore the winter birds of Isle a la Cache preserve and the Des Plaines River. Binoculars are recommended. No previous birding experience is necessary. Please dress for the weather. Indoor facilities are accessible and outdo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Winter Games and Stories
Feb. 24, 2018 - Feb. 24, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Winter weather and cabin fever will be distant memories after you join us for this program! We'll be sharing traditional French and woodland Indian games outdoors (and indoors to warm up). Then our group will participate in some storytelling, as well as creating our own legends (if you aren't a legend already). Indoor ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Story Telling
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Super Seeds
Mar. 3, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018 , 2-3:30 p.m.
Have you ever noticed some seeds fly like helicopters or stick like Velcro? In this program, learn all about seeds, where they come from and how they move. Make a seed bomb to take home and plant. This program will take place indoors in an accessible facility. For ages 5 or older. Registration required by Thursday, Ma...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St.
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886.1467
Living History Demonstration
Mar. 4, 2018 - Mar. 4, 2018 , Noon - 4 p.m.
Experience history up close and personal! On the first Sunday of each month, you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents. The Isle a la Cache Brigade is a volunteer group of re-enactors presenting a sample of the 18th-century fur trading life. March's theme is 18th-century f...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 866-1467
Migration Mania!
Mar. 10, 2018 - Mar. 10, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m.
You might choose to take a vacation, but certain animals can't help traveling! Monarch butterflies, sandhill cranes and Canada geese are just a few of these frequent fliers. Discover who else uses Illinois as a summer home, how animals travel thousands of miles without a map, and why they do what they do. There will ev...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Quinceanera Vendor Expo
Mar. 10, 2018 - Mar. 10, 2018 , 12:30-4:30 pm
Quinceanera planning is made easy with the Quinceanera Vendor Expo at Bolingbrook Park District. All the resources you need are in one spot!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
Bolingbrook Park District
201 Recreation Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630-739-0272
St.Patrick's Day Celebration
Mar. 14, 2018 - Mar. 14, 2018 , 10:30am-2:30pm
We welcome you to begin your day with a self-guided tour. The Jacob Henry Mansion is a Historical City, State and National Landmark, boasting over 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present. This Award Winning Mansion, built in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. We bring a bit o...More Info
Cost: $48 Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Busy Beavers Craft Club
Mar. 17, 2018 - Mar. 17, 2018 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Create a circle rainbow mobile. This program is offered indoors in an accessible facility. Ages 12 or younger (accompanied by an adult). No registration required. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Musical Tribute to the King: Nick Miller & The Legacy Band
Mar. 20, 2018 - Mar. 20, 2018 , 12:00pm (noon)
Joliet Rocks: Musical Tribute to the King: Nick Miller & The Legacy Band Luncheon and concert with a self-guided tour of The Jacob Henry Mansion start at 12:00pm (noon). There will be a brief meet & greet with Nick following the show. Nick will be selling samples of his CD's. Free Self-guided tours can be don...More Info
Cost: $55.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
The Jacob Henry Mansion
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
844-944-2282
Origami Animal Art
Mar. 24, 2018 - Mar. 24, 2018 , 1-2:30 p.m.
The word "origami" loosely translates to "folded shapes" and is an art form that has existed for hundreds of years. Try your hand at this historical Japanese practice as we create folded versions of animals that you can find around the forest preserves. Learn about the history of paper art and the animals in your backy...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Buddy Guy
Mar. 31, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018 , 8:00 pm
Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement...More Info
Cost: $88.50, $68.50, $56.00, $48.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
LEWIS BLACK – THE JOKE'S ON US TOUR
Apr. 6, 2018 - Apr. 6, 2018 , 8:00 pm
Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, p...More Info
Cost: $68.50, $53.00, $43.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
HOME FREE – TIMELESS
May. 3, 2018 - May. 3, 2018 , 7:30 pm
The all vocal country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so). The band comes to town on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, TIMELESS, bringing with them new music, new jokes, and new production. Home Fre...More Info
Cost: $44.50, $36.50, $29.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Import Face-Off
May. 6, 2018 - May. 6, 2018 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Dinner & A Little History: The Trials of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln
May. 17, 2018 - May. 17, 2018 , 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30 Lecture
Follow Mary Lincoln's journey which took her from her days in Springfield, Illinois where she met and married Abraham Lincoln, became a mother to four sons, then on to the White House. It then leads her to an insane asylum in Batavia, Illinois. Hear of the joys and the trials she experienced along the way. Reenactor...More Info
Cost: $33 for non-members, $28 for members, $8 for lecture only Event Type: Education/History
The Gaylord Building
200 W 8th St
Lockport, IL 60441
8152201848
33rd Annual Cabin Festival
Jun. 2, 2018 - Jun. 2, 2018 , 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
See authentic pioneer crafts done by the Prairie Partners and Friends as they re-enact in authentic dress. Visit the Cragg Cabin history exhibit and prairie life presentations....More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Festivals
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-2899
NHRA Route 66 Nationals
May. 31, 2018 - Jun. 3, 2018 , Times Vary ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Burndown at Sundown
Jun. 13, 2018 - Jun. 15, 2018 ...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
ARCA Racing Series Chicagoland 150
Jun. 28, 2018 - Jun. 28, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chicagoland 225
Jun. 29, 2018 - Jun. 29, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
NASCAR XFINITY Series Chicagoland 300
Jun. 30, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chicagoland 400
Jul. 1, 2018 - Jul. 1, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-RACE (7223)
NMRA NMCA Superbowl
Jul. 26, 2018 - Jul. 29, 2018 , Times Vary ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
12th Annual Nature Photography Contest & Exhibit
Aug. 5, 2018 - Aug. 12, 2018 , Noon-3:00 p.m.
The Nature Photo contest offers budding photographers a chance to display the best photographs from their many trips to State Parks in Illinois this year. While we would hope that everyone visits the GLPSNA for their entries, photographs are to be taken in Illinois State Parks, Lands or Areas and any National Park in ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Goose Lake Prairie Partners
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-2899
D'Arcy GMC Route 66 Classic
Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
10th Annual MEN WHO COOK
Sep. 15, 2018 - Sep. 15, 2018 , 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A fun and casual event featuring 50 men preparing bite-sized samples of their favorite dishes for public judging, to support the Will County Children's Advocacy Center which provides hope, healing & justice for abused children....More Info
Cost: $40/person, $75/couple, $10/children 6-12, FREE - children 5 & under Event Type: Other
Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
815/774-4565
21st Annual Prairie Day
Sep. 15, 2018 - Sep. 15, 2018 , 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Annual Prairie Day celebrates the prairie environment at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area, 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris, IL 601450. It is in conjunction with National Prairie Week....More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Other
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N Jugtown Road
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-2899
Victorian Holiday Luncheon in "The Gathering Room"
Nov. 29, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018 , Nov 29, Nov 30, Dec 5: 11:00am-2:00pm
We welcome you to begin your day with a self-guided tour. The Jacob Henry Mansion is a Historical City, State and National Landmark. This Award Winning Mansion, built in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. You will feel right at home in The Jacob Henry Mansion, which will be dressed and beau...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
C3 Martial Arts Classes
Now - Jan. 5, 2019 , Saturdays 10 am, 11 am, & 12 pm Thursdays 6pm
C3 is a martial arts self-defense program. We offer Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, and Tai Chi classes. Not only do we teach self-defense, we believe in teaching inner strength, self-discipline, kindness, respect, and responsibility. Sam Murphy is the founder and instructor. He has over 15 years of experience with two s...More Info
Cost: $20.00 per month Event Type: Ongoing
2800 Black Rd. Joliet, IL 60435
2800 Black Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435
8153423538