Upcoming Events Location
Lewis University Puts On Mr Burns
Now - Nov. 19, 2017 , Ranging from 2:30, 4:00, an 8:00pm
Contact Jo Slowik at (815) 836-5409 or slowikjo@lewisu.edu for additional information. October, 2017 "Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play" Propels Us Forward in Time at Lewis University ROMEOVILLE—This dark comedy follows a new civilization stumbling into its future. Act One is set in a post-apocalyptic world ...More Info
Cost: Ranging from $2-$10 Event Type: Performing Arts
Philip Lynch Theatre
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-836-5500
47th Annual Christmas Crossroads Craft Show
Nov. 18, 2017 - Nov. 19, 2017 , Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm; Sunday 9:30am - 3:30pm
The Lockport Woman's Club presents the 47th Annual Christmas Crossroads Craft Show on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 8:30am 'til 5:00pm and Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 9:30am 'til 3:00pm. Approximately 185 exhibits of pre-juried Arts and Crafts will be displayed at Lockport East High School Field House, 1333 E. 7t...More Info
Cost: Adults $3, Senior Citizens $2, Children 6-18years old $1; Children 5 and younger Free Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Lockport East High School Field House
1333 E. 7th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
Celebrate the Season
Nov. 20, 2017 - Nov. 20, 2017 , 5:30pm
The social event will bring everyone together to light up the holidays. Enjoy delicious treats and cocktails while listening to holiday favorites played by local artists. On this evening we will light up the Rialto Marquee for the season and the beautiful Rialto tree in the magnificent Rotunda....More Info
Cost: $45.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Hospice Lights of Love
Nov. 22, 2017 - Nov. 22, 2017 , 6:00pm
Join Joliet Area Community Hospice November 22, 2017, the evening before Thanksgiving, to take part in the city's most touching tree lighting ceremony! During this beautiful tribute, take a moment to remember friends and family no longer with us. Loved ones' names will be read aloud as you cross the Rialto stage and ha...More Info
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Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-4104
20th Annual Light up the Holidays Festival and Par
Nov. 24, 2017 - Nov. 24, 2017 , 10:00am - 7:00pm; tree lighting at 5:15pm with parade following
Light Up the Holidays Parade and Festival is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving each year. Activities begin downtown as early as 10:00 a.m., and include the Fantastic Fun Fair in the Joliet Area Historical Museum's auditorium, as well as activities in the Joliet Public Library, Gji's Sweet Shoppe, Jitters Coffee...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Joliet
116 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-6067
Light up the Holidays
Nov. 24, 2017 - Nov. 24, 2017 , 8:00am - 7:00pm
20TH ANNIVERSARY this year! All-day festival, tree lighting, fireworks and parade!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type:
Downtown Joliet
Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-6066
Movies at the Rialto - Home Alone
Nov. 24, 2017 - Nov. 24, 2017 , 3:00pm
Join us for the classic christmas movie, Home Alone at the Rialto Square Theatre. An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation....More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Teddy Bear Tea
Nov. 24, 2017 - Nov. 24, 2017 , 9:30am - 12:00pm
Create a memory that will last forever and enjoy a special holiday brunch in a sweet fairyland. Young and old alike will enjoy this special brunch featuring delicious food and fun workshop activities complete with a special appearance by St. Nick himself and a keepsake Rialto Bear for each child....More Info
Cost: $25 for adults and $22.50 for children 12 and under Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Christmas in the Square
Nov. 25, 2017 - Nov. 25, 2017 , 1:00pm-4:30pm
Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the holidays at the Annual Christmas in the Square event. Come visit Santa and his workshop. Santa will have a special gift for each child. Children's crafts, special treats and entertainment will be available too! Be sure to stop by the Gladys Fox Museum to see the Festival of...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Holiday
Central Square, 222 E. Ninth St., Lockport
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Festival of Trees
Nov. 24, 2017 - Nov. 26, 2017 , 4:00pm-8:00pm
Grundy County Historical Society Museum
For more information call (815) 942-4880...More Info
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Grundy County Historical Society Museum
510 W Illinois Ave
Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-4880
Home for the Holidays
Nov. 24, 2017 - Nov. 26, 2017
Don't miss the lighted parade, house walk, children's activities and much more!...More Info
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Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
9th Annual Christmas Tea
Nov. 26, 2017 - Nov. 26, 2017 , 1:00pm-2:30pm
Join us for the 9th Annual Christmas Tea in the beautifully decorated Gladys Fox Museum the day after Festival of Trees. Delight in tea sandwiches, cookies and a special teacup you get to take home. There will be a chance to win an elegant tea pot and a homemade Christmas quilt. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the ...More Info
Cost: $25 Resident; $30 Non-Resident Event Type: Holiday
Gladys Fox Museum
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
THE NUTCRACKER, KENNETH VON HEIDECKE'S CHICAGO FESTIVAL BALLET
Nov. 26, 2017 - Nov. 26, 2017 , 2:00pm
This holiday favorite fairytale is perfect for the entire family. The magical production features lavish costumes, a growing Christmas tree, a battle between mice and soldiers, a journey through the land of whirling snowflakes and a joyous visit to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Keep the holiday spirit alive and ...More Info
Cost: $38.50, $30.50, Children 12 and under $22.50 for all seats Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Midnight in Morris
Dec. 1, 2017 - Dec. 1, 2017 , 8:00pm - Midnight
Celebrate the season and shop in beautiful Downtown Morris.  Downtown retailers stay open until midnight and offer great specials throughout the night.  Take in all the spectacular lights and decorations as you stroll in the brisk winter air.  Enjoy the sounds of the season as Christmas carols float thro...More Info
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Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 2, 2017 - Dec. 2, 2017 , 8:30am-10:00am
We know Santa likes cookies and milk for a midnight snack, but what does he eat for breakfast? You and your family are invited to come make a holiday memory sharing breakfast with Santa.*All those attending the event MUST register!...More Info
Cost: Ages 2-11 yrs $13; Ages 12 & older $18 Event Type: Holiday
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club Banquet Room
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Brunch with Santa and Friends
Dec. 2, 2017 - Dec. 2, 2017 , 11:00-12:30pm
Christmas is coming! Don't be surprised when Santa and his friends join you and your family for a festive brunch. Enjoy a brunch buffet while the children get a chance to visit with Santa, make a craft and enjoy being with family. *All those attending the event MUST register!...More Info
Cost: Ages 2-11 yrs $18; Ages 12 & older $25 Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club Banquet Room
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Cork and Craft
Dec. 2, 2017 - Dec. 2, 2017 , 12:30-3 p.m.
Make room on your wall for your very own masterpiece! Professional artist Crystal Simpelo, founder of Crystal's Canvas, will show you how to make "art from the heart," using Isle a la Cache as your muse. This program is perfect for beginners, with step-by-step instructions. Give yourself a break, get creative and come ...More Info
Cost: $10/person Event Type: Arts/Crafts
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th St.
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Movies at the Rialto - The Santa Clause
Dec. 2, 2017 - Dec. 2, 2017 , 1:00pm
Join us for the classic christmas movie, The Santa Claus at the Rialto Square Theatre. ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Celebrate Christmas with Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey
Dec. 3, 2017 - Dec. 3, 2017 , 7:00pm
Two of Christian music's powerhouse vocalists, Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey, will ring in this year's holiday season together on the Celebrate Christmas Tour, where they will share the stage each night in a fully- integrated set....More Info
Cost: $48.50, $38.50, $28.50 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Holiday Luncheon and Organ Concert
Dec. 6, 2017 - Dec. 6, 2017 , 11:00am
Grab a tasty bite to eat while you enjoy holiday music played on the famous Barton Grand Theatre Pipe Organ or listen to seasonal jolly songs sung by local high school students....More Info
Cost: $15.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
White Christmas
Dec. 6, 2017 - Dec. 6, 2017 , 10:30am-2:30pm
Join us for our annual holiday celebration inspired by the classic film, White Christmas. This spectacular holiday program 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. You will feel...More Info
Cost: $48 Event Type: Ongoing
The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage
Dec. 8, 2017 - Dec. 8, 2017 , 7:30pm
This live on stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life. So, join the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas....More Info
Cost: $49, $39, $34, $29 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
It's A Wonderful Life
Dec. 9, 2017 - Dec. 9, 2017 , 7:00pm
Be taken back in tie as AlphaMedia presents a live radio broadcast and theatre performance of It's a Wonderful Life. Take the kids and grandkids to this multigenerational nostalgic performance. Experience first-hand how live radio broadcasts used to be made, while watching one or your favorite Christmas classics come t...More Info
Cost: $10.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Joliet American Legion Band Concert
Dec. 10, 2017 - Dec. 10, 2017 , 2:00pm
The award-winning Joliet American Legion Band presents a spirited Holiday concert. The Band is performing this concert to benefit our area needy. The price of admission is a contribution of non-perishable or other staple food items in exchange for reserved seats. The band, formed in 1946 has been thrilling audiences...More Info
Cost: Free Event! Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Dec. 13, 2017 - Dec. 13, 2017 , 7:30pm
Celebrating it's 10th Anniversary in 2017, Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza. It's a new cirque show, Broadway musical, and family Christmas spectacular all in one! Hailed by The New York Daily News as a "delicious confection of charm, sparkl...More Info
Cost: $78.50, $58.50, $33.50 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Colors of Christmas
Dec. 15, 2017 - Dec. 15, 2017 , 7:30pm
We invite you to join us for a night of Christmas – A Celebration of Holiday Spirit – We invite you to be part of this exciting tour, to join family and friends experience the harmony and joy of the Christmas season and bring the message of Good Will and Peace on Earth. A Concert for Family, A Concert fo...More Info
Cost: $89.00, $69.00, $49.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Movies at the Rialto - Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 16, 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017 , 1:00pm
Join us for the classic christmas movie, Dr. Seuss' How the Grich Stole Christmas at the Rialto Square Theatre....More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Tuesday Tours at The Rialto Square Theatre
Now - Dec. 19, 2017 , 1:30pm
Go behind the scenes of the Rialto Square Theatre! Walk through the Esplanade and Rotunda then go on stage and through the green room! Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at time of tour. August 15th & 22nd September 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th October 3rd & 17th November 14th, 21st & 28th December 5...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Education/History
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
It's A Wonderful Life
Now - Dec. 24, 2017
Holiday Retail Open Houses  For more information visit http://www.shopmorrisil.com/...More Info
Event Type: Shopping
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Birthday Party Packages
Now - Dec. 31, 2017
Celebrate your birthday in the City of Excitement at one of three great Joliet hotels. The package includes: - Standard Guest Room (up to 5 people) - Ice cream bar with toppings - Birthday decorations - One free night certificate to be used at a later date - Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast - Indoor Pool (un...More Info
Event Type: Lodging Packages
Hampton Inn I-80, Hampton Inn I-55 and Towneplace Suites
Joliet, IL
New Year's Eve Family Party at Haunted Trails Joliet
Dec. 31, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018 , 8 PM - Midnight
Ring in the New Year at our New Year's Eve Family Party on Sunday, December 31st from 8 pm to Midnight! Guests will enjoy our famous New Year's Buffet including soft drinks and dessert plus each paid guest receives $7 in Game Play, a Wristband for UNLIMITED Indoor Rides & Laser Tag, Hats & Noisemakers, Karaoke Entertai...More Info
Cost: 24.95/Guest Event Type: Winter/Holiday
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
DENNIS MILLER
Jan. 12, 2018 - Jan. 12, 2018 , 8:00 pm
He was a regular contributor for "The O'Reilly Factor" on the FOX News Channel, Dennis Miller is also an award-winning comedian, talk-show host, sports commentator, actor, author, and television personality. After captivating audiences on "Saturday Night Live" from 1985 to 1991, he went on to earn five Emmy and three W...More Info
Cost: $94, $74, $59, $45 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
REO SPEEDWAGON ROCKS JOLIET
Jan. 13, 2018 - Jan. 13, 2018 , 8:00 p.m.
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. Formed loosely in the late '60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the prec...More Info
Cost: $92.50, $74.50, $59.50, $44.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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