Upcoming Events Location
Family Field Trip-Rialto Square Theatre
Sep. 26, 2017 - Sep. 26, 2017 , 4:30-5:30pm
Children of all ages with adult, registration opens Sept 11 Tour "the Jewel of Joliet" and get a behind the scenes look at one of the most beautiful theaters in the nation. Rialto Square Theatre 102 N Chicago St, Joliet ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Public Library
150 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815846-3124
Kelly Miller Circus
Sep. 26, 2017 - Sep. 26, 2017 , 4:30pm; 7:30pm
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...step right up! Your family is invited to come and experience the magic of "Circus Day." Come to watch Prairie Bluff transform from a golf course to a circus city beginning at 7:30am, and the big top tent being raised at 9:00am. The circus day will conclude with two exhilarating pe...More Info
Cost: 2-11 yrs: $12 ($6 pre-registration); 12 & older: $16 ($8 pre-registration) Event Type: Performing Arts
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Kelly Miller Circus
Sep. 26, 2017 - Sep. 26, 2017 , 4:30pm & 7:30pm ...More Info
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PRAIRIE BLUFF GOLF COURSE
19433 Renwick Rd
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Wellness Walking Series
Now - Sep. 27, 2017 , 5-6 p.m.
Join fellow walkers every Wednesday in the preserve to burn off body fat and reduce stress. Forest Preserve District of Will County staff will be on site to kick off the walking series as well as select Wednesdays throughout the season. Distance walked will be 1-3 miles. (This program also will take place at Hickory Cr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type:
Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Access
Black Road, west of Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-727-8700
Chicken Dance
Sep. 27, 2017 - Sep. 27, 2017 , 10:00am - 11:30am
Grades: K-3 Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard's chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower's musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! Bu...More Info
Cost: $6.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Grundy Bank's Brown Bag Friday
Sep. 29, 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017
Corn Festival Friday...More Info
Event Type: Other
Grundy Bank
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts #12
Sep. 29, 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 , 4:00pm
Race Your Ride is your chance to take on the same track that the pros do. Ever want to see what it's like to take a trip down the same quarter mile legends like John Force have conquered? Now's your chance. Race your ride is still a Test & Tune, your opportunity to safely see how fast you can race down the dragstrip...More Info
Cost: Gate Admission $15 Participant Run Card $25 Kids 12 & Younger FREE Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Wine & Soul
Sep. 29, 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 , 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wine Tasting & Musical Performance on the Rooftop with NOVA SOUL...More Info
Cost: $20 Museum Members, $25 General Public Event Type:
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
69th Annual Grundy County Corn Festival
Sep. 27, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017
For more information visit www.cornfestival.org ...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Downtown Morris
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
Invitation to Murder
Sep. 29, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017 , Friday & Saturday 8:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm
By: Whitney Ryan Garrity Performed By: Latitude 41 Lord and Lady Lexington have picked a rather beastly night to throw a haunted house party in their newly acquired home, Foxworth Manor. Oddly, the guest list appears to be made up of disparate and desperate strangers. Foxworth Manor has a tragic history, and this e...More Info
Cost: $13 online in advance/ $15 at the door Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Latitude 41 Show
Sep. 29, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
First Responders Weekend
Sep. 30, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017 , 10:00am - 6:00pm
An additional time of giving back and paying tribute is 1st Responders Appreciation Weekend Sept 30-Oct 1. First Responders along with their spouses and children will receive free admission. The Siegel's feel it is everyone's responsibility to respect and thank those who are fighting or have fought for our freedom an...More Info
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Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
Living History Demonstration
Oct. 1, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017 , Noon-3 p.m.
A "Living History Demonstration" is history up close and personal! On the first Sunday of each month, you may find soldiers, cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs or craftsmen sharing their talents. This program is led by the Isle a la Cache Brigade, a volunteer group that consists of re-enactors representing the fur trading ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 W 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1476
Route 66 Raceway Swap Meet
Oct. 1, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017 , 8:00am
Calling all Racers, Rodders, Restorers and Collectors, you're invited to the 2017 Route 66 Raceway Swap Meet. On hand will be parts, apparel, merchandise, catalogs, manuals, new and used tools and more. Buy, sell and swap. Show off your car at our Show 'n' Shine. All automotive enthusiasts are welcome! Stay tuned...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
St. Francis Pet Blessing of Animals
Oct. 4, 2017 - Oct. 4, 2017 , 4:00pm - 6:00pm
All pets, and their pet parents, are welcome to come out for a special blessing; a prayer for our loyal pets that give us love, peace, compassion, and joy....More Info
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Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
Rocky Horror Show outdoor movie
Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017 ...More Info
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Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Musical Tribute to the King: Nick Miller & The Legacy Band
Oct. 12, 2017 - Oct. 12, 2017 , 12:00 (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
"Class Act" Fall Drama Classes
Now - Oct. 14, 2017 , Grades 1-5 9:00am-10:15am; Grades 6-12 10:30am - 12:00pm
6 Saturdays All Levels of Interest Welcome! Students meet on the indoor theatre stage to learn creative dramatics, stage terminology and group dynamics while working on a fun skit for the finale. The course provides a wonderful introduction to theatre, as well as an expansion of theatre knowledge....More Info
Cost: Grades 1-5 $60.00; Grades 6-12 $65.00 Event Type:
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Cruise Night
Oct. 14, 2017 - Oct. 14, 2017 , 6:00pm - 9:00pm
For more information, visit http://morriscruisenight.com...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-0245
French Hens French Country Market
Oct. 14, 2017 - Oct. 14, 2017 , 8:00am - 2:00pm
Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more! Canal Port ...More Info
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123 West Illinois Ave along the I&M Canal
123 West Illinois Ave along the I&M Canal
Morris, IL 60450
815-513-5600
Mother & Son Superhero Ball
Oct. 14, 2017 - Oct. 14, 2017 , 6pm - 8:30pm
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... Our 2nd Mother & Son Superhero Ball! Super-sons will escort their Supermoms (or Super-grandmas, Super-aunts, etc.) dressed as superheroes or they may choose to stay in disguise in their casual wear. The night will include dinner, DJ, photo-booth and Superhero Training performance. Al...More Info
Cost: $32 Resident, $34 Non-Resident Event Type: Festivals
Prairie Bluff
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
"The Spirit of All Hallow's Eve" show
Oct. 14, 2017 - Oct. 15, 2017 ...More Info
Event Type: Performing Arts
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
3rd Annual Rootbeer Fest
Oct. 15, 2017 - Oct. 15, 2017 , 2-4pm
All ages, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver, no registration required Celebrate our version of Oktoberfest at our 3rd annual Rootbeer Festival! Sing and dance along with German band, The Happy Wanderers while you enjoy a Rootbeer float made with Joliet's own Hey Hotdog homemade Rootbeer! Bla...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Joliet Public Library
3395 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-740-2660
Not So Scary Hayride
Oct. 15, 2017 - Oct. 15, 2017 , 12pm-3pm
The perfect Halloween attraction for families with young children. Our monsters are friendly during the day and will interact with the children during the hayride. After the ride, enjoy roasting smores, playing fun monster games and dancing to the DJ. Be sure to wear your costume you will want to take photos with our f...More Info
Cost: $8 per person or $13 per person speed pass Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Dellwood Park
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
The SIMON & GARFUNKEL Story
Oct. 15, 2017 - Oct. 15, 2017 , 7:30pm
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet on October 15th on its tour of more than 45 U.S. and Canadian cities from coast to coast. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon a...More Info
Cost: $48.50; $38.50 and 28.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Oct. 15, 2017 - Oct. 15, 2017 , 7:30 pm
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet on October 15th on its tour of more than 45 U.S. and Canadian cities from coast to coast. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon a...More Info
Cost: $48.50; $38.50 and $28.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
The Road Crew- America's Route 66 Band
Oct. 20, 2017 - Oct. 20, 2017 , 8:00pm
"We are dedicated to the preservation of the most famous highway in the world...Route 66!" Experience The Road Crew's passion for The Mother Road. Feel their rockabilly beat as they perform songs from America's rock n' roll era. Hear the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, Rick Nelson, Chuck Berry, The Big Bopper, B...More Info
Cost: $20.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference
Oct. 20, 2017 - Oct. 21, 2017 ...More Info
Cost: Prices Vary Event Type:
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
R.A.C.E. Trunk-or-Treat
Oct. 21, 2017 - Oct. 21, 2017
Families with children are encouraged to attend with costumed kids and candy in tow. Cars will set up along the quarter-mile for a trick-or-treating excursion that won't be forgotten. The inaugural Route 66 Raceway Trunk-Or-Treat is a fundraiser for its nonprofit foundation Racing Advocates for Community Enrichmen...More Info
Event Type: Sports/Recreation
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
Pumpkin Dunkin
Oct. 27, 2017 - Oct. 27, 2017 , :00pm-8:00pm
Enjoy treats, games and special prizes. Swim and hunt in a pool of blood for a perfect pumpkin. Dive for apples in the bubbling cauldren. Don't miss this bewitching event! Add $5 after registration date....More Info
Cost: $10 Resident, $13 Non-Resident Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Lockport Township Park District
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Hayride of Horror
Oct. 6, 2017 - Oct. 28, 2017 , 7-10pm
Dellwood has always been a family destination for recreation and entertainment. Fridays and Saturdays in October, we invite you to ride our Hayride of Horror through the heart of this great park while the spirits of the long forgotten welcome you home. Dark and mysterious forces will play with your imagination as our c...More Info
Cost: $13/per person; $18/per person for speed pass Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Dellwood Park
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-1183
Monster Mash
Oct. 28, 2017 - Oct. 28, 2017 , 2:00-3:30 pm
Children of all ages with adult, no registration required Ghouls and boys of all ages: you are invited to a costume party! Dance to morbid music, play gruesome games, and take home terrifying treats! ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Joliet Public Library-OSB
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Yanni
Oct. 28, 2017 - Oct. 28, 2017 , 8:00pm
This fall legendary performer, composer, YANNI will provide fans with a closer look into his world by giving them PURE YANNI. On October 28, the maestro will share "An Intimate Evening With Yanni – Up Close and Personal" at the Rialto Square Theatre. A night of piano and conversation, Yanni will forgo the big pro...More Info
Cost: $225.00, $99.00, $69.00, $49.00 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Teachers' Appreciation Weekend
Oct. 28, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017
In honor of all educators, Siegel's Cottonwood Farm hosts a Teachers Appreciation Weekend October 28 & 29, 2017. All teachers and educators, their spouse and children receive free admission to the Farm and opportunity to watch as we smash thousands of pounds of pumpkins! • Siegel's partners again with Life Sou...More Info
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Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 30, 2017 - Oct. 30, 2017 , 6:00-8:00 pm
Bring the whole family for a Halloween extravaganza! Come in costume for exciting stories, games, crafts, and snacks that will be taking place throughout the library. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Joliet Public Library-Black Road Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Grandparent's Free Admission
Now - Oct. 31, 2017
Grandparents are FREE* Monday-Friday with a paid grandchild entry. *Excludes Columbus Day...More Info
Cost: Free for Grandparents with a paid grandchild entry Event Type:
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
815-741-2693
R.I.P. UNLIMITED Attractions Wristband
Oct. 6, 2017 - Oct. 31, 2017 , See website for specific dates & times.
This October have MONSTROUS FUN with our R.I.P. UNLIMITED Wristband! Columbus Day Weekend through Halloween guests can enjoy up to 4 hours of UNLIMITED Go-Karts, Jr. Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, Monster Hop, Bone Shaker & Hurricane Rides plus $7 in Game Play for only $26.95 per guest, daily! (Valid after 3 pm o...More Info
Cost: 26.95/Guest, Daily Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
Dr. Kaboom - Live Wire! The Electricity Tour; Grades 2-5
Nov. 1, 2017 - Nov. 1, 2017 , 10:00am - 11:30am
Grades 2-5 At the dawn of the 19th century, mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity's adventures into it's potential. Topics covered include: safety; Tesla; Edis...More Info
Cost: $6.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Dr. Kaboom - Live Wire! The Electricity Tour; Grades 6-8
Nov. 1, 2017 - Nov. 1, 2017 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Grades 6-8 At the dawn of the 19th century, mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues. Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity's adventures into it's potential. Topics covered include: safety; Tesla; Edis...More Info
Cost: $6.00 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Who's Live Anyway?
Nov. 3, 2017 - Nov. 3, 2017 , 8:00pm
The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Mur...More Info
Cost: $35 – $45 – $57.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Joliet Iron Works Tour
Nov. 4, 2017 - Nov. 4, 2017 , 1-2:30 p.m.
Local history buffs will enjoy this insightful tour of the blue-collar origins of Joliet. Hear the stories of the men who worked at the site. Discover why Joliet has the nickname "City of Stone and Steel" as you learn about iron and steel production during this fascinating tour. A naturalist will guide you through what...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Joliet Iron Works Histoic Site
75 Columbia
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 886-1467
French Hens Holiday Market
Nov. 10, 2017 - Nov. 11, 2017 , Friday 4:00pm-10:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm.
Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more! Canal Port ...More Info
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Grundy County Fairgrounds
Morris, IL 60450
815-513-5600
Fall Bird Hike
Nov. 11, 2017 - Nov. 11, 2017 , 9-10 a.m.
The Isle a la Cache preserve is a birding hotspot! Join us as we take a short hike along the Des Plaines River, wooded areas and a small section of restored prairie to search for year-round residents and migrating birds. This program is for birders of all backgrounds, from beginners to experts. Please dress for the wea...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Nature
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E 135th St
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
Veterans Day Parade and Observance
Nov. 11, 2017 - Nov. 11, 2017 , 10:30am - 12:00pm
10:30 am – Parade begins at Chapin park and continues down Liberty Street to the courthouse lawn. 11:00 am – Veterans day observance at the Grundy County Courthouse. Hosted by American Legion Post 294 For additional information contact American Legion Post 294 at (815) 942-0183...More Info
Event Type: Holiday
Chapin Park to Grundy County Courthouse
Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-0183
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Nov. 13, 2017 - Nov. 13, 2017 , 7:30pm
In 1990, Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer founded a new orchestra to focus on the burgeoning swing revival movement in the United States. Decades later, the wildly energetic Brian Setzer Orchestra still delivers its electrifying combination of rockabilly, blues, and swing to adoring audiences around the world. Rock in ...More Info
Cost: $88.50, $58.50, $43.50 Event Type:
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Jolliet vs. La Salle: A Rivalry between Two Explorers in the Illinois Country
Nov. 15, 2017 - Nov. 15, 2017 , 7-8:30 p.m.
Louis Jolliet and René-Robert Cavelier, also known as La Salle, were two ambitious 17th-century rivals who sought to establish the first European settlements in today's Illinois. Historian, educator and author Mark Walczynski will examine the extent of this rivalry, showing how far both men were willing to stretch...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Education/History
Isle a la Cache Museum
501 E. 135th St.
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-1467
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
Nov. 1, 2017 - 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
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
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
Feb. 22, 2018 - Feb. 22, 2018 , 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Event Type: Ongoing
Public Landing Restaurant
200 West 8th St.
Lockport, IL 60441
8152201848
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
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