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.

Manteno Cruise Night
Pembroke Rodeo & Picnic
Kankakee Farmers' Market
Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County.

About Visit Kankakee County

The Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (KCCVB) was founded in 1983 as a 501 (c) 6 not-for-profit association to promote and champion Kankakee County as an overnight visitor destination. Today, the KCCVB has grown to include 22 communities and boasts over 900 hotel rooms and hundreds of entertainment, dining, shopping, retail and cultural attractions for visitors to enjoy and experience.

Our Mission
To market and develop branded Kankakee County destination experiences to enhance community economic growth and quality of life. 

Board of Directors 
Board of Directors meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4pm. Meeting times subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. 

2023 Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP) Grant Program
We are extremely proud and excited to share a new grant opportunity, for small or large projects, that will impact the county's visitor economy, that any public, private or non-profit organization can take advantage of. While there are many purposes for these CTAP grants, the primary purpose is to add vibrancy to the communities in Kankakee County and to generate new economic impact through visitation by non-residents. Click to view the grant description, application and FAQs. Please check back for information for the next round of grants.

Stakeholder Reports:

March - April 2024

January - February 2024

Mid Year Review; July - December 2023


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