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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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Pembroke Rodeo
Pembroke Rodeo
05/27/17 - 05/28/17   12pm rodeo 3pm
St. Anne Rodeo Park
405.235.6540
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Pembroke Rodeo is one of the largest traveling rodeos in Illinois. The rodeo will feature several high intensity acts including bareback riding, steer wrestling and bull riding Read More...
Nasty Women Art Show
06/01/17 - 06/01/17   5pm-10pm
Feed Arts & Cultural Center

Admission: Suggested Donation
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Benefit for the Crisis Center of South Suburbia. Read More...
Movies in the Park: Moana
06/02/17 - 06/02/17   7:30pm
Legacy Park
815-929-4804
Admission: Admission Fee
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Please join the Village of Manteno as they host a movie in the park featuring Moana! This event will have a Luau theme that the whole family can enjoy! Read More...
Art in the Park
06/03/17 - 06/03/17   11:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
Perry Farm Park
815.933.9905 351
Admission: Free Admission
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A traditional fine arts festival with a twist! ~ The adults shop for unique, hand-crafted fine arts & crafts while the children create art projects instructed by professional artists! Located just out Read More...
Ride4Life
06/03/17 - 06/03/17   Registration 10:00AM - NOON
Manteno Sportsmen's Club
815.370.8144
Admission: Admission Fee
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NFP Rock Productions will DJ in the morning during the opening ceremony as well as the afternoon and evening. The band, Wildfire, will play from 8:00PM – 11:00PM. Registration is from 9am – 12noon. Read More...
The Marshall Tucker Band ... June 3, 2017 @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL
06/03/17 - 06/03/17   Doors Open 5:30pm. Showtime 7:00pm.
Watseka Theatre
815.993.6585
Admission: Admission Fee
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Back By Popular Demand! Celebrating their 45th Anniversary! One of the greatest Southern classic rock bands return to Watseka Theatre. Hits include "Cant You See", "Heard It In A Love Song", "Fire On Read More...
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
06/04/17 - 06/04/17   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...
Strawberry Jazz Fest
06/04/17 - 06/04/17   11 a.m. -4 p.m.
Gov. Small Memorial Park
815.954.7702
Admission: Free Admission
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The annual Strawberry Jazz Fest, sponsored by the Community Arts Council, will feature 70 fine arts and crafts vendors, continuous musical entertainment, children's activities, plus sandwiches and str Read More...
Benefit Recital
06/04/17 - 06/04/17   6 PM
Calvary Bible Church
330.819.2739
Admission: Free Admission
Come join ONU percussion professor Dr. Matt Jacklin and pianist Dr. Jori Sharda all while supporting a good cause. It’s a Benefit Recital to raise funds for the Gift of God Street Church Homeless Shel Read More...
Dine on the Prairie: Dinner Series
06/08/17 - Ongoing   6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
Locavore Farm
708.701.4320
Admission: Admission Fee
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In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday, Locavore Farm will host a farm dinner series titled, Dine on the Prairie, one Thursday evening a month, starting in June and ending in September. Each Read More...
Learning To Love
06/09/17 - 06/09/17   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kankakee Public Library Meeting Room 3
815.929.0099
Admission: Free Admission
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Associated Counseling & Wellness Center is hosting a free seminar titled "Learning To Love" on June 9th from 4PM-5PM at the Kankakee Public Library conference center with our special guest presenter M Read More...
Family Night Out
06/09/17 - 06/09/17   Begins at 6:00pm
Perry Farm Park
815-933-9905
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Join the BTPD for a Family Night Out! Games and inflatables will be available for families to enjoy with a movie to follow at dusk. Read More...
Relay for Life of Kankakee County
06/10/17 - 06/10/17   2 PM to 12 AM
Bishop McNamara Catholic High School

Admission: Free Admission
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Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event that offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and ra Read More...
Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th Birthday Celebration
06/10/17 - 06/10/17   3:30-6:30p.m.
B. Harley Bradley House
815-936-9630
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Bradley House will host Frank’s Birthday Extravaganza, an event designed to meet the standard set by Wright’s action-packed life, which stretched to 91 years and still could barely contain his man Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
06/10/17 - 06/11/17   10th 8am-3pm 11th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-263-2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
Kankakee County Senior Safety Fair
06/15/17 - 06/15/17   9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Quality Inn & Suites
815.936.5800
Admission: Free Admission
Stevenson Auto Golf Parade
06/16/17 - 06/16/17   
starting at Heritage Park

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Murder Mystery Dinner in Chicago
06/16/17 - 06/16/17   7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Salvatore's
888.643.2583
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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Phoenix and surrounding areas throughout Arizona. Join us for a night of intr Read More...
Unlock the Magic in You!
06/14/17 - 06/17/17   6 - 8pm
BrickStone Brewery
815.507.6992
Admission: Admission Fee
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Have you ever wanted to learn some trick of the trade and impress your friends with magic? Professional magician Mr. MAGiC - Tom Patton will teach you how to do just that. Join us at BrickStone Brewer Read More...
Drivin' the Dixie
06/17/17 - 06/17/17   2:00-8:00pm
Island Park
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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Nostalgia buffs will again converge in Chicago’s south suburbs to take part in the Drivin' the Dixie Car Tour. On Saturday, June 17th, Momence will once again host the final destination for the event Read More...
Kilbride Family Classic
06/18/17 - 06/18/17   8 am to start
Cobb Park

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Join in on the 5K run & 2 mile walk on Father's Day. Run or walk in the beautiful Riverview Historic District, to support the children and families who live with autism daily. Read More...
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival
06/21/17 - 06/25/17   


Admission: Suggested Donation
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June 21st through June 25th (2017), the fairgrounds of Bourbonnais is transformed into an annual festival of friendship, music, entertainment, great food, games, contests and more. Check website for Read More...
41st Annual Thee Olde Time Farm Show
41st Annual Thee Olde Time Farm Show
06/30/17 - 07/02/17   8am-?
Perry Farm Park
815.791.9251
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There's fun for the whole family, and if you would like the collection of David Bradley tractors this is the place to come. Along with the tractors there's farm demonstrations, children activities, tr Read More...
Craft Show
07/04/17 - 07/04/17   9am-3pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.935.5278
Admission: Free Admission
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This craft show features a variety of unique hand crafted items from local artisans, plus specialty food items. Read More...
4th of July Concert & Fireworks
07/04/17 - 07/04/17   3 pm
Kankakee Community College
815-802-8100
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This is an evening of family-friendly fun with the focus of music by the Kankakee Valley Symphony that begins at 5:30pm followed by fireworks at dusk. KCC's grounds are handicapped accessible and pic Read More...
Dine on the Prairie: Dinner Series
07/06/17 - Ongoing   6pm-9pm
Locavore Farm
815-935-7390
Admission: Admission Fee
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In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday, Locavore Farm will host a farm dinner series titled, Dine on the Prairie, one Thursday evening a month, starting in June and ending in September. Each Read More...
Movies in the Park: Sing!
07/07/17 - 07/07/17   7:30pm
Legacy Park
815.929.4804
Admission: Free Admission
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Please join the Village of Manteno as they host the hit movie Sing! Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, and treats! The movie will begin at dusk. Read More...
Frank Lloyd Wright Symposium
07/08/17 - 07/08/17   9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Kankakee Country Club

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Wright’s houses as living spaces take center stage in July with Growing Up Wright, a program featuring Tim Totten and Kim Bixler. Both are experts on Wright-designed homes, Totten by way of an interes Read More...
Kankakee River Fishing Derby
Kankakee River Fishing Derby
06/30/17 - Ongoing   12am June 30- 6pm July 9, 2017
Kankakee River
815.953.1372
Admission: Admission Fee
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This is a family derby with tagged fish worth $500.00 or more each in cash and merchandise. We also have a big board that pays 3 places in 7 categories of fish species along with the catch of the day Read More...
The Ides Of March Featuring Jim Peterik...July 14, 2017 @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL
07/14/17 - 07/14/17   Doors Open 5:30pm. Showtime 7:00pm.
Watseka Theatre
815.993.6585
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Ides Of March Featuring Jim Peterik performing all their million sellers (that Peterik wrote) including "Vehicle", "Eye Of The Tiger", "Hold On Loosley", "High On You", "The Search Is Over", "I Ca Read More...
Rockin' on Main Street
07/21/17 - 07/21/17   7-10pm
Main Street, Manteno
815-929-4804
Admission: Free Admission
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Beauty And The Beast
07/21/17 - Ongoing   8:00pm
Perry Farm Park
815-644-0854
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Tickets are available June 1-$18 at King Music & Joy's Hallmark, & Perry Farm House. Tickets are also available online and will be $25 at the gate. July 21, 22, & 23 Read More...
Family Night Out
07/28/17 - 07/28/17   Begins at 6:00pm
Diamond Point Sports Complex
815.933.9905
Admission: Admission Fee
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Enjoy a movie in the park with family and friends! Read More...
Merchant Street MusicFest
Merchant Street MusicFest
07/28/17 - 07/29/17   Fri. 5 to 11 pm Sat. Noon to 11 pm
Kankakee County Railroad Depot
815.933.0462
Admission: Admission Fee
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The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, fine and folk art vendors, and great food and drink. Read More...
Manteno's Cruise Nights
08/01/17 - Ongoing   6pm-9pm
Downtown Manteno
815.929.4800
Admission: Free Admission
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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 event is on the 2nd Read More...
Dine on the Prairie: Dinner Series
08/03/17 - Ongoing   6pm-9pm
Locavore Farm
815-935-7390
Admission: Admission Fee
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In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday, Locavore Farm will host a farm dinner series titled, Dine on the Prairie, one Thursday evening a month, starting in June and ending in September. Each Read More...
Movies in the Park:Top Secret Movie
08/04/17 - 08/04/17   7:30pm
Legacy Park
815.929.4804
Admission: Free Admission
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Join the Village of Manteno for a top secret movie! Kids will be given clues throughout the week to uncover the movie that will be shown on Friday, August 4. Read More...
Pickin' On Wright
08/05/17 - 08/05/17   
B. Harley Bradley House

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Bluegrass fans will get the chance to kick up their heels at the Bradley House at Pickin’ on Wright, which will feature the music of local bluegrass artists in an evening hoedown under the stars. Read More...
Kankakee County Fair
08/02/17 - 08/06/17   7am-10pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-932-6714
Admission: Admission Fee
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Let's spend a day at the Fair. Go to the time-honored livestock shows, play some games, enter contests, enjoy the exciting live entertainment, be brave and ride on the carnival rides, or feast on the Read More...
Two Rivers Century Bike Ride
Two Rivers Century Bike Ride
08/06/17 - 08/06/17   6:00am
Ice Valley Centre Parking Lot
815.939.1946
Admission: Admission Fee
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Bicycle along the Kankakee and Iroquois Rivers. Ride as little as 22 miles and as much as 128 miles(the Double Metric) with many distance options in between, including a Metric (62m) and Mile (100m) C Read More...
A Day at the Park
08/06/17 - 08/06/17    8am-3pm
Perry Farm Park
708-308-1220
Admission: Free Admission
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This is the Northern Mustang Corral’s 27th Annual Car Show. Our club supplies dash plaques, music for the show and door prizes that are presented throughout the day. Membership is comprised of over 45 Read More...
80th Annual Gladiolus Festival
80th Annual Gladiolus Festival
08/09/17 - Ongoing   various hours
Downtown Momence
815.472.6353
Admission: Free Admission
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From the year 1938 until this time and age we've had a wonderful event that brings people back to the Gladiolus Festival. There's something for everyone to enjoy. Starting with the Princess and Queen Read More...
Rockin' on Main Street
06/16/17 - Ongoing   June 16, July 21, August 18, 7-10p.m.
Main Street Manteno
815-929-4804
Admission: Free Admission
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Rock out on Main Street with the Village of Manteno! Read More...
Rockin' on Main Street
08/18/17 - 08/18/17   7-10pm
Main Street Manteno
815-929-4804
Admission: Free Admission
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"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...
"Voices From the Past" Cemetary Walk
08/25/17 - 08/25/17   11am-2pm
Mound Grove Cemetary
815.932.5279
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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...
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 - Ongoing   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

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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...
Dine on the Prairie: Dinner Series
09/07/17 - Ongoing   6pm-9pm
Locavore Farm
815-935-7390
Admission: Admission Fee
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In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday, Locavore Farm will host a farm dinner series titled, Dine on the Prairie, one Thursday evening a month, starting in June and ending in September. Each Read More...
Fall Art Stroll
09/10/17 - 09/10/17   11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Depot Park
815.933.2787
Admission: Free Admission
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More than 70 arts and crafts artisans will sell their wares. New this year is a Tattoo as Art Exhibit and Contest. There will be children's art-related activities, entertainment including music and no 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...
Good Shepherd Manor's 25th Annual Fall Festival
09/16/17 - 09/16/17   10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Good Shepherd Manor
815.472.3700 1022
Admission: Free Admission
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Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Fun for the Whole Family! FREE ADMISSION...FREE PARKING. Festivities include: kid's games, pony rides, petting zoo, craft market, silent auction tent, instant cash mon Read More...
20th Annual Manteno Oktoberfest
09/21/17 - 09/24/17   various hours
Downtown Manteno
815.468.6226
Admission: Free Admission
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Festivities start off with an exciting midway of carnival rides, and a wide variety of food items. Friday starts the garage sales throughout Manteno. Don't forget the lighted parade and the pet parade Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
09/23/17 - 09/24/17   23rd 8am-3pm 24th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-263-2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. 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...
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
10/01/17 - 10/01/17   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...
Grant Park Oktoberfest
Grant Park Oktoberfest
10/06/17 - 10/08/17   .8am-11pm
Grant Park
815.465.6531
Admission: Free Admission
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This is the perfect time of year for everyone to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Grant Park will be the place to be when life was a simpler time. Join in the fun and enjoy! Old time tra Read More...
Collector Con
10/08/17 - 10/08/17   10am-4pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-545-3780
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This is a collectors convention of sports cards, toys, comic books and collectibles. Read More...
Haunted Trail
10/13/17 - 10/21/17    Friday 6:00-10:00pm Saturday 7:00-11:00pm
KVPD Campground
815.939.1311
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This haunted trail may not be for the faint of heart. At the grave yard many things are happening, the graves are disturbed and zombies roam the area of the KVPD campground. You may have to run for yo Read More...
A Night in Sleepy Hollow
10/13/17 - 10/21/17   5:30 pm-11pm
Perry Farm
815.933.9905
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Tales of the Headless Horseman riding through the Sleepy Hollow continue on to this day. Witnesses come forward to tell what they've seen and heard. Fri. Oct. 13 & 20 5;30pm-11PM Sat. Oct. 14 & 21 2 Read More...
Bordertown Hauntings
10/28/17 - 10/28/17   12:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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The 17th Annual “Bordertown Hauntings” Downtown Trick-or-Treat event will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017, from noon until 4pm. Downtown business owners will provide treats to the revelers, wh 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...
Artisan Faire
11/04/17 - 11/05/17   9 am-4 pm
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Free Admission
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You will see many hand crafted items made by the creative minds of the artists that made all of these beautiful items. Original art work includes water color and oil paintings, blown and fused glass c Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
11/11/17 - 11/12/17   11th 8am-3pm 12th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-263-2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
Jackyl ...Nov 18, 2017 @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL
11/18/17 - 11/18/17   7:00 pm
Watseka Theatre
815.993.2880
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Back by popular demand. Fifth time at Watseka. Jackyl is an excellent band. Get ready for the wildest rock n roll party you have ever attended. Multi million selling classic rock band with huge MTV hi Read More...
Craft Show
12/02/17 - 12/02/17   9am-3pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.935.5278
Admission: Free Admission
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This craft show features a variety of unique hand crafted items from local artisans, plus specialty food items Read More...
Miracle on Washington Street
12/02/17 - 12/02/17   10am-6pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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It's an old fashioned Christmas Gathering. Starting with a Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at 10am-6pm. Don't forget the little ones at 1-3pm, there's a storytelling with Mrs. Claus & Fluff & Stuff Worksho Read More...
Downtown Christmas Gathering
12/02/17 - 12/02/17   12:00 - 6:00pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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Each December, downtown Momence is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, with a day-long festival featuring children's activities, holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides, camel rides, Santa and Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
12/09/17 - 12/10/17   9th 8am-3pm 10th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-263-2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...


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