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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Mar
One World, One Sky Big Bird's Adventure
02
Mar
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
03
Mar
Letourneau Home Open House
FARM TO FARM TABLE
Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County.

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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One World, One Sky Big Bird's Adventure
03/02/24 - 03/02/24
4:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
03/02/24 - 03/02/24
6:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
Letourneau Home Open House
03/03/24 - 03/03/24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society
Fantasy Con
03/09/24 - 03/09/24
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kankakee Public Library
Easter Egg Hunt
03/16/24 - 03/16/24
12:00-12:45 pm
River Road Park
Peeps & Pups Dog Friendly Easter Egg Hunt
03/16/24 - 03/16/24
12:45 pm
River Run Dog Park
KVTA Finding Nemo Jr.
03/16/24 - 03/17/24
Saturday, March 16 at 2 pm and 7 pm; Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm
Lincoln Cultural Center
Luck of the Irish Skate
03/17/24 - 03/17/24
1:00-3:00 pm
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
GFWC IL Woman's Club of Kankakee 125th Celebration
03/23/24 - 03/23/24
4:00 pm
Quality Inn & Suites
One World, One Sky Big Bird's Adventure
03/23/24 - 03/23/24
4:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
03/23/24 - 03/23/24
6:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
"Murder in the BC Mansion" Mystery Dinner
03/23/24 - 03/23/24
7PM-9PM
The Bennett-Curtis House
Mr. Bill Robinette Memorial Show
03/23/24 - 03/23/24
7:00 pm
The Majestic
Collector Con
03/24/24 - 03/24/24
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds Expo Center
Senior Bingo
03/27/24 - Ongoing
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Bird Park Quarry Building
Easter Brunch at The Bennett-Curtis House
03/31/24 - 03/31/24
10AM-4PM
The Bennett-Curtis House
April Grooves Day
04/06/24 - 04/06/24
5:00 pm
The Majestic
Favorites, Favorites, & more Favorites
01/12/24 - 04/10/24
6:30 pm
Merchant Street Art Gallery
Bags 'N Brews Cornhole Tournament
04/13/24 - 04/13/24
11:00 am-6:00 pm
KVPD Rec Center
The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
04/13/24 - 04/13/24
4:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
04/13/24 - 04/13/24
6:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
Dueling Pianos
04/13/24 - 04/13/24
Doors Open at 6:00 PM. Show Begins at 7:00 PM.
Quality Inn & Suites
Createur Conference and Pitch Competition, hosted by McGraw School of Business at Olivet Nazarene University
04/15/24 - 04/16/24
Starts: Mon, Apr 15, 24 ( 7:30 AM); Ends: Tue, Apr 16, 24 (12:00 PM)
Olivet Nazarene University
KVTA’s Seussical
04/20/24 - 04/20/24
7:00 pm
Lincoln Cultural Center
Kankakee Dream Wedding Expo
04/21/24 - 04/21/24
1:00-4:00 pm
Civic Auditorium
KVTA’s Seussical
04/21/24 - 04/21/24
2:00 pm
Lincoln Cultural Center
Senior Bingo
04/24/24 - Ongoing
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Bird Park Quarry Building
The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
04/27/24 - 04/27/24
4:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
04/27/24 - 04/27/24
6:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
KVTA’s Seussical
04/27/24 - 04/27/24
7:00 pm
Lincoln Cultural Center
"Murder in the BC Mansion" Mystery Dinner
04/27/24 - 04/27/24
7PM-9PM
The Bennett-Curtis House
KVTA’s Seussical
04/28/24 - 04/28/24
2:00 pm
Lincoln Cultural Center
Mattea’s Joy SuperHero 5K
05/04/24 - 05/04/24
9AM (registration begins at 8AM)
Perry Farm Park
May the 4th Be With You 5K Run/Walk
05/04/24 - 05/04/24
10:00 am
River Road Sports Complex
Bradley 315 Music Fest
06/06/24 - 06/09/24

Northfield Square Mall
Strawberry Jazz Festival
06/08/24 - 06/09/24
11:00am - 6:30pm on June 8; 11:00am - 4:00pm on June 9
Northfield Square Mall
Legally Blonde: The Musical
07/19/24 - 07/21/24
TBD
Manteno Township
Merchant Street MusicFest
07/26/24 - 07/27/24
Friday: 5pm - 11pm, Saturday: 2pm - 11pm
Harold & Jean Minor Festival Square
Kankakee River Valley Regatta
08/30/24 - 09/01/24
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
River Road Sports Complex
Mattea’s Joy Golf “Fore” Joy Outing
09/06/24 - 09/06/24
12PM
Kankakee Country Club
Annual BLUE MASS for 1st Responders
09/07/24 - 09/07/24
4:00 p.m.
St. Patrick Church
7th Annual Fleur-de-Lis Celebration Dinner
09/24/24 - 09/24/24
5:30 - 9:00 pm
Kankakee Country Club
Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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