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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Feel the Love in Kankakee County

Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, or even Palentine's Day - no matter how you plan to celebrate, Kankakee County has an array of fantastic experiences waiting for you and your loved ones. In this charming county, there's something to suit everyone's tastes and make your celebration truly memorable.

Feel the Love in Kankakee County

For the Lovebirds: If you're a couple in search of a romantic Valentine's dinner, Kankakee County has some exceptional options to set the mood just right. Step into the cozy ambiance of Rigo's Place, where you'll find carefully curated menus and delicious cocktails that guarantee a magical evening. The atmosphere here is perfect for kindling the flames of love.

But if you're looking for a more intimate experience, look no further than Tucci's. This Italian gem offers delectable cuisine and expertly crafted cocktails, all within a beautiful dining room. It's the ideal setting for a romantic Valentine's dinner that's just for the two of you.

For the Galentines: Ladies, it's time to celebrate the holiday of love with your best friends, and Kankakee County has countless exciting experiences tailor-made for you. While the classic wine night is always a great choice, we've got some unique options that will make your Galentine's Day unforgettable.

Feel the Love in Kankakee County

Consider a visit to Boxed & Bloom, a new experience in the area that's all about creativity and fun. Here, you and your girl gang can craft the perfect bouquets to take home. Get creative and personalize your arrangements by mixing and matching different colors, heights and accents like greenery! Some experiences also include candle making where you can choose your own scents and decorations to create a truly personalized keepsake.

For another creative evening option, head over to Top Notch Knots & Pots in Bourbonnais. This delightful shop offers a wide selection of ceramics and pottery for you to choose from. The next step is choosing your colors and then you’re free to paint the night away. What's even better? You can bring in your own drinks and snacks, making it the perfect setting for quality time with your friends. You can even create a homemade charcuterie board to elevate the experience.

Feel the Love in Kankakee County

And for those who prefer a traditional wine night, Kankakee County has some fantastic spots, even in the chilly February weather. Grapes & Hops in Downtown Kankakee is a great choice, specializing in local craft beer, wine, whiskey, and homemade wine slushies! They also offer local cheese and fudge flights for sharing. Another great option is The Lush Vine, a brand-new wine bar located in the Majestic Building in Downtown Kankakee. The Lush Vine has great wine cocktails and a diverse menu ranging from grazing boards to panini combos. If you're more inclined toward a true dinner and wine night, explore Flight 102 Wine Bar in Bourbonnais, where their gourmet menu and expert wine pairing will make your evening extra special.

For the Palentines: Now, for those celebrating "Palentine's Day," a term we just coined for mixed-gendered friend groups or guys looking for a great time, Kankakee County has a plethora of exciting options to keep the fun going.

Why not try your hand at axe throwing at Splitting Targets? This state-of-the-art axe-throwing facility offers eight lanes equipped with axes and expert coaches to help you perfect your throw. Or practice your putting skills on their new golf simulator. Plus, they have giant Jenga and bags (though some people choose to incorrectly call it cornhole) to keep the excitement alive and give you a break from hitting those bullseyes.Feel the Love in Kankakee County

And if you'd rather toast to your friendship, you can always celebrate at one of our local breweries. Kankakee County is home to two fantastic options: BrickStone Brewery, renowned for its full dining experience, and Knack Brewing & Fermentations, known for its eclectic vibes and ever-rotating selections of brews. Each brewery boasts its own unique style and atmosphere, making them perfect for a memorable Valentine's Day celebration with your pals.

So, whether you're seeking a quiet night with your significant other or a fun night out with friends, you'll find something for everyone to embrace the love and laughter this Valentine's season in Kankakee County. Cheers to making unforgettable memories!

Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!

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