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We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.

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Bourbonnais Friendship Festival
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Thee Olde Time Farm Show
Escape to Kankakee County!
Lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Kankakee River and Kankakee River State Park, you won't be disappointed.

Calendar of Events

The Kankakee County festivals and events schedule showcases fun for everyone. Enjoy an array of activities at the Strawberry Jazz festival, Pembroke Rodeo, BBQ Fest and the Merchant Street Music Fest. Find fun and excitement in Kankakee County! 


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Unique Seats Auction
06/23/18 - 06/23/18
8:00am-12:00pm
Farmer's Market
815.685.9057
Admission: Free Admission
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival
06/20/18 - Ongoing
various hours
Village of Bourbonnais
815.933.4444
Admission: Free Admission
Shooting for Autism Art Therapy
06/24/18 - 06/24/18
All day
X-Line Shotgun Club
815.685.9057
Admission: Admission Fee
Thee Olde Time Farm Show
06/29/18 - 07/01/18
8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Perry Farm Park
815.592.4065
Admission: Free Admission
Craft Show
07/04/18 - 07/04/18
9am-3pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.935.5278
Admission: Free Admission
Movies in the Park
07/06/18 - 07/06/18
7pm
Legacy Park
815.929.4800
Admission: Free Admission
Kankakee River Fishing Derby
06/29/18 - Ongoing
All day event
Kankakee River & tributaries
815.508.1335
Admission: Admission Fee
Hands On Art History
07/10/18 - 07/10/18
4:30pm-6:30pm
Merchant Street Art Gallery for Artists with Autism
815.685.9057
Admission: Free Admission
Wednesday Wheels
07/11/18 - 07/11/18
5:30-8PM
The Kankakee Depot
312-501-0609
Admission: Admission Fee
Sandwiches with a Side of Jam
07/11/18 - 07/11/18
11:30AM-1PM
The Kankakee Depot
312-501-0609
Admission: Admission Fee
The Barber of Seville Opera
07/14/18 - 07/14/18
7:30 p.m.
Central High School
815.432.3830
Admission: Admission Fee
Movies & Music in the Park
07/14/18 - 07/14/18
7PM
The Kankakee Depot
312.501.0609
Admission: Admission Fee
Family Campout at Willowhaven
07/14/18 - 07/15/18
3:00pm-9:00am
Willowhaven
815-933-9905
Admission: Admission Fee
Friday Night Lights Fest
07/20/18 - 07/20/18
4PM-8PM
Brickstone Brewery
815-935-7390
Admission: Admission Fee
West Side Story
07/20/18 - Ongoing
July 20, 21, & 22

815.644.0854
Admission: Admission Fee
Merchant Street MusicFest
07/27/18 - 07/28/18
Fri. 5 to 11 pm Sat. Noon to 11 pm
Festival Square

Admission: Admission Fee
Witches and Wizards Themed Dinners
07/01/18 - 07/31/18
By Reservation
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
Wednesday Wheels
08/01/18 - 08/01/18
5:30-8PM
The Kankakee Depot
312-501-0609
Admission: Admission Fee
Movies in the Park
08/03/18 - 08/03/18
7pm
Legacy Park
815.929.4800
Admission: Free Admission
Kankakee County Fair
08/01/18 - 08/05/18
7am-10pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.932.6714
Admission: Admission Fee
Sandwiches with a Side of Jam
08/08/18 - 08/08/18
11:30AM-1PM
The Kankakee Depot
312-501-0609
Admission: Admission Fee
Kankakee Municipal Band - Concerts in the Park
06/07/18 - 08/09/18
7PM
Palzer Band Shell

Admission: Admission Fee
81st Annual Gladiolus Festival
08/08/18 - Ongoing
various hours
Downtown Momence
815.472.6353
Admission: Free Admission
Manteno's Rockin' on Main
06/15/18 - 08/17/18
7pm
New Square on Second St.
815.929.4804
Admission: Free Admission
Movies & Music in the Park
08/18/18 - 08/18/18
7PM
The Kankakee Depot
312.501.0609
Admission: Admission Fee
Shoe Fest 2018
08/31/18 - Ongoing
Opens 10 am Friday
Camp- Shaw-Waw-Nas-See
815.933.3011
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
09/02/18 - 09/02/18
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
98th Herscher Labor Day Celebration
09/01/18 - Ongoing
September 1st-3rd
Downtown Herscher
815.426.2131
Admission: Admission Fee
Grant Park Oktoberfest
09/07/18 - 09/09/18
Friday - Sunday
Grant Park Community Center
815-465-6531
Admission: Admission Fee
Fall Art Stroll
09/09/18 - 09/09/18
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kankakee County Railroad Depot
815.954.7702
Admission: Free Admission
Cool Cars Under the Stars
05/22/18 - Ongoing
5PM-7PM

815-472-3861
Admission: Admission Fee
27th Annual Fall Festival
09/15/18 - 09/15/18
10AM-4PM
Good Shepherd Manor Campus
815-472-3700
Admission: Admission Fee
200 Years of Agriculture in Illinois
05/01/18 - Ongoing
Sunday 1-3PM; Friday 9-11AM
Herscher Area Museum
815.426.2627
Admission: Suggested Donation
Annual Manteno Oktoberfest
09/27/18 - 09/30/18
Friday, 3PM; Saturday 12PM; Sunday 12PM
Main Street Manteno
815.468.6226
Admission: Free Admission
Gun & Sporting Expo
09/29/18 - 09/30/18
29rd 8am-3pm 30th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
Silver Autumn Splendor Quilt Show
10/06/18 - 10/07/18
Sat. 9am-5pm Sun. 10am-4pm
Bishop McNamara Catholic School- Bradley Site
815.937.5131
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
10/07/18 - 10/07/18
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
Manteno Farmers Market
06/12/18 - Ongoing
4-7pm
The Square on Second

Admission: Admission Fee
Collector Con
10/21/18 - 10/21/18
10am-4pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.545.3780
Admission: Admission Fee
Kankakee Farmers Market
04/28/18 - Ongoing
8AM - 12PM (Noon)
Downtown Kankakee
815.671.5600
Admission: Free Admission
Murder in the Museum
10/26/18 - 10/27/18
6:30 p.m
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Admission Fee
Bordertown Hauntings
10/27/18 - 10/27/18
Noon-4 p.m.
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
Artisan Faire
11/03/18 - 11/04/18
Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. 11am-3pm
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Free Admission
Jingle Bell Run
12/02/18 - 12/02/18
9AM start time
Kankakee Community College
815-802-8100
Admission: Admission Fee
Bradley Lighted Christmas Parade
12/07/18 - 12/07/18
6:30PM
Broadway Street
815.932.2125
Admission: Free Admission
Gallery of Trees
12/01/18 - 12/30/18
Mon. Fri. 10am-4pm/Sat. Sun. 1pm-4pm
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Admission Fee
Gun & Sporting Expo
01/26/19 - 01/27/19
9th 8am-3pm 10th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
Gun & Sporting Expo
03/16/19 - 03/17/19
11th 8am-3pm 12th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
Collector Con
03/24/19 - 03/24/19
10am-4pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.545.3780
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
04/07/19 - 04/07/19
5:00 am-11 am
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-697-2980/815-939-3889
Admission: Admission Fee
Gun & Sporting Expo
04/27/19 - 04/28/19
10th 8am-3pm 11th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
05/05/19 - 05/05/19
5:00 am-11 am
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-697-2980/815-939-3889
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
06/02/19 - 06/02/19
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
Les Artisans Arts and Crafts Fair
07/04/19 - 07/04/19
9am to 3pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds Expo
815.935.5278
Admission: Free Admission
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
09/01/19 - 09/01/19
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
10/06/19 - 10/06/19
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-697-2980/815-939-3889
Admission: Admission Fee
Gun & Sporting Expo
10/26/19 - 10/27/19
6th 8am-3pm 7th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
Craft Show
12/07/19 - 12/07/19
9am-3pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.935.5278
Admission: Free Admission
Frank Lloyd Wright Trail
05/07/18 - Ongoing

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