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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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Murder in The Bennett-Curtis Mansion
08/19/17 - 08/19/17   7:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Bennett-Curtis House is proud to present "Murder in the BC Mansion" In our 26th smashing season "Murder in the BC Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with gu Read More...
Summer Writers Workshop with Author James Riordan
08/19/17 - 08/19/17   2:00-3:30pm
Northfield Square Mall
815.933.2787
Admission: Admission Fee
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Self publishing & marketing your writing In this class, you will learn the advantages & disadvantages of self-publishing. You will select a subject, research your market, and estimate your costs. H Read More...
TRAXXFEST
08/20/17 - 08/20/17   11-7:00
TRAXX SPORTS BAR & GRILL
815.465.2000
Admission: Free Admission
4th Annual TRAXXFEST "Backyard BBQ" Hog Roast. It's a family fun event where we shut down the street, throw down some straw bales, smoke some pork and dance in the street! This years music is 12-3:00 Read More...
"Cool Cars Under the Stars" Cruise Nights
05/23/17 - Ongoing   5:00 - 8:00 pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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Cruise nights every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Participants are charged a $5 registration fee - no charge to the public to browse. Cruise nights feature a DJ, restaurant specials, split-the-pot, give-aways Read More...
Cruise Nights Under the Stars
05/23/17 - 08/22/17   5pm-8pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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Stroll down nostalgia lane and see a dazzling array of classic and collectible cars. Bring your camera and take in the scenery as you relive the good old days. Cruise Nights are held on the 2nd and 4 Read More...
Summer Writers Workshop with Author James Riordan
08/26/17 - 08/26/17   
Northfield Square Mall
815.933.2787
Admission: Admission Fee
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Writing for film Learn the ends and outs of screenwriting. This class will teach you concept, screenplay format, plots and subplots, character development, selecting a genre, and writing your first Read More...
"Voices From the Past" Cemetary Walk
08/27/17 - 08/27/17   11am-2pm
Mound Grove Cemetary
815.932.5279
Admission: Admission Fee
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Go back in history as the cemetery comes back to life. Actors portray former residents and share something of their lives and times. Read More...
Specialty Tequila Tasting
08/01/17 - 08/31/17   5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Bennett-Curtis House offers unique and fun tastings. Tastings are a night full of specialty drinks paired with a variety of foods prepared with the featured vodka, bourbon, tequila, etc. A variet Read More...
Spiritual Connections Show
09/02/17 - 09/02/17   11:30 A.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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Intuitive Readings Featuring Jim Schultz Looking for insight? Intuitive readings are another way to view the world & your place in it, with a different perspective to gain insight and clarity. D Read More...
Shoe-Fest 2017
09/01/17 - Ongoing   open 10am
Camp- Shaw-Waw-Nas-See
815.933.3011
Admission: Admission Fee
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This is a 3 day music and camping festival. Check website for tickets and information. Read More...
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
09/03/17 - 09/03/17   5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697-2980
Admission: Admission Fee
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Featuring farm animals, poultry, pets, exotic animals and related items. Read More...
Herscher Labor Day Celebration
Herscher Labor Day Celebration
09/02/17 - 09/04/17   various hours
Downtown Herscher
815.426.2131
Admission: Free Admission
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Herscher has their traditional Labor Day Celebration with carnival rides, parade, food, entertainment, softball tournament, historic exhibits, beer tent and more! Read More...
Manteno's Cruise Nights
09/05/17 - Ongoing   6pm-9pm
Downtown Manteno
815-929-4804
Admission: Free Admission
These beautiful classic vehicles will bring back a lot of memories of the past years. There will be 50's music, door prizes, 50/50 raffle and restaurants in walking distance. This is the last day Sep Read More...
An American Home Premier
09/06/17 - 09/06/17   
Paramount Theatre

Admission: Admission Fee
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In September, Kankakee will come alight with the Paramount Theatre premier of An American Home, a documentary on the Bradley House. The film will feature segments on Gaines and Sharon Hall, the Kan Read More...
16th Annual Grant Park Oktoberfest
09/08/17 - 09/10/17   Fri. 4-12, Sat. 9-1:30, Sun. noon-4:30
Grant Park Community Center
815.465.6531
Admission: Free Admission
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This years theme "Step Right Up" is our community belief that it does, indeed take a Village! We will have "Taste of the County", live music, food vendors, crafters/flea market, craft beer/wine tastin Read More...
French-Canadian Fest
09/09/17 - 09/10/17   Saturday night 7pm-10pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
Maternity BVM Catholic Church Grounds
815.933.8285 115
Admission: Free Admission
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This French-Canadian Fest features French-Canadian cuisine, music, wine/beer and pastries similar to those enjoyed by the very first French-Canadian settlers of Bourbonnais Grove. This event is open Read More...
Fall Art and Craft Strool
09/10/17 - 09/10/17   11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Festival Square
815.939.7873
Admission: Free Admission
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More than 80 art and craft vendors will show a wide variety of their wares, and some will demonstrate their skills. There also will be children's activities, entertainment and food, plus a Tattoo as Read More...
Annual Greek Festival
09/10/17 - 09/10/17   Noon-7PM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
815.933.5482
Admission: Suggested Donation
If you haven't tried Greek style shish-ke-bob or their chicken, you don't know what you have missed. The pastries are out of this world, the best ever. There will be other refreshments, and don't forg Read More...
Manteno Farmers Market
Manteno Farmers Market
05/04/17 - Ongoing   Thurs. 4pm-7pm
Downtown Manteno
815.468.6226
Admission: Free Admission
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In downtown Manteno on Thursdays from May 5 to September 15 at 4pm-7pm you can shop for all the homegrown vegetables, plants, homemade pies and other bakery items, coffee & teas, homemade soups, stain Read More...
Heritage Day
09/16/17 - 09/16/17   Noon to 5pm
Little Red Schoolhouse

Admission: Suggested Donation
Visit 10 historic sites in Momence and celebrate our town's extraordinary heritage! Re-Dedication of schoolhouse at noon with flag raising. Raffle basket drawings will take place at the Little Read More...
Good Shepherd Manor's 26th Annual Fall Festival
09/16/17 - 09/16/17   10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Good Shepherd Manor
815.472.3700 1014
Admission: Free Admission
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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Fun for the Whole Family! FREE ADMISSION...FREE PARKING. Festivities include: kid's games, pony rides, petting zoo, rustic recycling market, instant cash money tree, c Read More...
Murder in The Bennett-Curtis Mansion
09/16/17 - 09/16/17   7:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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In our 26th smashing season "Murder in the BC Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast are seated amongst you and dinner is served throug Read More...
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's
09/16/17 - 09/16/17   8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. ceremony, 10 a.m. walk
Perry Farm Park
815.744.0804
Admission: Free Admission
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Participants will complete a 3.1 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Associat Read More...
Momence Farmers Market
06/14/17 - 09/27/17   3:30pm-6:30pm
Downtown Momence
815-472-2001
Admission: Free Admission
Local produce, baked goods, flowers and organic products. Read More...
Specialty Whiskey Tasting
09/01/17 - 09/30/17   5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Bennett-Curtis House offers unique and fun tastings. Tastings are a night full of specialty drinks paired with a variety of foods prepared with the featured vodka, bourbon, tequila, etc. A variety Read More...
Kankakee Farmers Market
04/29/17 - 10/29/17   8am-12pm
Corner of Schuyler & Merchant
847-630-6100
Admission: Free Admission
Local farmers market and gathering place for anyone to purchase local fresh produce, handmade goods, and freshly made, ready to eat food; plus to relax and listen to local musicians play some of your Read More...


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