Kankakee County, Illinois VISIT KANKAKEE COUNTY ILLINOIS
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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Jun
Sandwiches with a side of JAM
09
Jun
B-25 Bomber Aircraft Rides at Greater Kankakee Air
11
Jun
Jazz Times Big Band
Go with the Flow
Enjoy Kankakee River State Park & the meandering Kankakee River.

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, Merchant Street MusicFest and the Kankakee County Fair. Find fun and excitement in Kankakee County! 


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Momence Heritage Day
06/10/23 - 06/10/23
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Momence
Heroes, Hogs, and Hot Rods
06/10/23 - 06/10/23
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Square on Second
Summer Street Dance with SSSC
06/10/23 - 06/10/23
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Off the Vine
B-25 Bomber Aircraft Rides at Greater Kankakee Airport
06/09/23 - 06/11/23
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Greater Kankakee Airport
Cinderella's Ball
06/11/23 - 06/11/23
2:00-4:00 pm
KVPD Rec Center
Jazz Times Big Band
06/11/23 - 06/11/23
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cobb Park
Date Night in the Park
06/16/23 - 06/16/23
6:00-11:00 pm
Don Palzer Bandshell
Carrying Torches
06/16/23 - 06/16/23
8:00 pm- 11:00 pm
The River House
Astro Circus
06/16/23 - 06/16/23
8:00 pm
On the Rox
Rockin' on the Square with Good Clean Fun
06/16/23 - 06/16/23
7:00 pm
The Square on Second
Melanie Holmes' Book Launch Event
06/17/23 - 06/17/23
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
B. Harley Bradley House
Rockin' Ryan's with Everingham-Pittman
06/17/23 - 06/17/23
7:00 pm
Ryan's Pier
Juneteenth Freedom Festival
06/17/23 - 06/17/23
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Pioneer Park
5K Run for Autism
06/18/23 - 06/18/23
TBD
Cobb Park
Summer Solstice Sip, Shop & Stroll
06/20/23 - 06/20/23
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
B. Harley Bradley House
The Jazz Goblins
06/23/23 - 06/23/23
8:00 pm- 11:30 pm
The River House
Kayaking 101 Class
06/24/23 - 06/24/23
9:00-11:00 am
Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival
06/21/23 - 06/25/23
5:00 pm
Bourbonnais
Irish & Bluegrass with Steve Martin
06/25/23 - 06/25/23
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cobb Park
Super Market Shuffle
03/31/23 - Ongoing

Merchant Street Art Gallery
Dino Dig
06/27/23 - 06/27/23
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Orbert Davis' Jazz and Family Festival
07/01/23 - 07/01/23
Noon (12 PM) - 6 PM
Island Park
The Cobb Park Criterium
07/09/23 - 07/09/23
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cobb Park
Manteno Multisport Festival
07/22/23 - 07/22/23
8:00 am
Manteno Sportsman's Club
Merchant Street MusicFest
07/28/23 - 07/29/23
Friday: 5pm - 11pm, Saturday: 2pm - 11pm
Harold & Jean Minor Festival Square
Free Concerts In the Park
06/01/23 - Ongoing
7:00 pm
Don Palzer Band Shell
Sandwiches with a side of JAM
06/07/23 - Ongoing
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Harold & Jean Miner Festival Square
2023 Summer Live Music
05/25/23 - Ongoing
6:00 pm
Kankakee Valley Boat Club
Kankakee Estival Festival
09/16/23 - 09/16/23
11am - 11pm
Bird Park
Walk to End Alzheimer's
09/16/23 - 09/16/23
8:30a Registration, 9:30a Ceremony, 10:00a Walk
Perry Farm Park
Scarecrow Festival
09/23/23 - 09/23/23
9 am - 5 pm
Perry Farm Park
Kankakee Farmers' Market
05/06/23 - Ongoing
8:00 am - Noon
Downtown Kankakee
Kankakee Open Play hosted by MiR Tactical
03/11/23 - Ongoing
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kankakee Haunted Factory
Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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