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.

Bourbonnais Bradley Kankakee Manteno Momence
Visit Kankakee Area Logo
22
Feb
"Into the Woods" musical at Olivet Nazarene University
03
Mar
Polar Plunge
17
Mar
Gun & Sporting Expo
Do it up Wright!
Explore the B. Harley Bradley House, Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie Style home set on the tranquil 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, BBQ Fest and the Merchant Street Music Fest. Find fun and excitement in Kankakee County! 


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"Into the Woods" musical at Olivet Nazarene University
02/22/18 - 02/24/18
2/22/2018, 7 p.m; 2/23, 7 p.m.; 2/24, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium in Larsen Fine Arts Center at Olivet Nazarene University
815.939.5110
Admission: Admission Fee
Polar Plunge
03/03/18 - 03/03/18
Noon
Manteno Lake at Manteno's Sportmen's Club
800.394.0562
Admission: Admission Fee
Gun & Sporting Expo
03/17/18 - 03/18/18
17th 8am-3pm 18th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
Collector Con
03/24/18 - 03/25/18
10am-4pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.545.3780
Admission: Admission Fee
KVTA's Dear Edwina, Jr.
04/07/18 - 04/08/18
April 7 at 7 pm, April 8 at 2 pm
Lincoln Cultural Center
815.935.8510
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
04/08/18 - 04/08/18
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
04/14/18 - 04/14/18
7:30pm
Centennial Chapel
815-214-9555
Admission: Admission Fee
Gun & Sporting Expo
04/21/18 - 04/22/18
21st 8am-3pm 22nd 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
KVTA's The Little Mermaid
04/28/18 - Ongoing
4/28 at 7pm, 4/29 at 2pm
Lincoln Cultural Center
815.935.8510
Admission: Admission Fee
KVTA's The Little Mermaid
05/05/18 - 05/06/18
May 5 at 7 pm, May 6 at 2 pm
Lincoln Cultural Center
815.935.8510
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
05/06/18 - 05/06/18
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
River Valley Wind Ensemble
05/13/18 - 05/13/18
7:30 PM
Bradley/Bourbonnais Community High School
815.932.5168
Admission: Suggested Donation
Pause for Patriotism
05/19/18 - 05/19/18
8 am to start
Greater Kankakee Airport
815.954.0521
Admission: Free Admission
Rhubarb Festival
05/20/18 - 05/20/18
10 am-4 pm
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Free Admission
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
06/03/18 - 06/03/18
5am-11:30am
Kankakee County Fairgrounds

Admission: Admission Fee
Strawberry Jazz Festival
06/03/18 - 06/03/18
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gov. Small Memorial Park
815-954-7702
Admission: Free Admission
Gun & Sporting Expo
06/09/18 - 06/10/18
24th 8am-3pm 25th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
Drivin the Dixie
06/16/18 - 06/16/18
Noon-4pm
Island Park
815-472-3861
Admission: Free Admission
Run For Austism
06/17/18 - 06/17/18
8:00am
Cobb Park

Admission: Admission Fee
Kilbride Family Classic
06/17/18 - 06/17/18
8 am to start
Cobb Park

Admission: Admission Fee
Garden Tour 2108
06/21/18 - 06/21/18
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Through Out Kankakee County
815.932.9452
Admission: Admission Fee
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival
06/20/18 - Ongoing
various hours
Village of Bourbonnais
815-933-4444
Admission: Free Admission
Thee Olde Time Farm Show
06/29/18 - 07/01/18
8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Perry Farm Park
815.592.4065
Admission: Free Admission
Craft Show
07/04/18 - 07/04/18
9am-3pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.935.5278
Admission: Free Admission
Kankakee River Fishing Derby
06/29/18 - Ongoing
All day event
Kankakee River & tributaries
815-508-1335
Admission: Admission Fee
Merchant Street MusicFest
07/27/18 - 07/28/18
Fri. 5 to 11 pm Sat. Noon to 11 pm
Festival Square

Admission: Admission Fee
Kankakee County Fair
08/01/18 - 08/05/18
7am-10pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.932.6714
Admission: Admission Fee
81st Annual Gladiolus Festival
08/08/18 - Ongoing
various hours
Downtown Momence
815.472.6353
Admission: Free Admission
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
09/02/18 - 09/02/18
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
Gun & Sporting Expo
09/29/18 - 09/30/18
29rd 8am-3pm 30th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
Quiltmakers Quilt Show
10/06/18 - 10/07/18
Sat. 9am-5pm Sun. 10am-4pm
Bishop McNamara Catholic School- Bradley Site
815-937-5131
Admission: Admission Fee
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
10/07/18 - 10/07/18
5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
Collector Con
10/21/18 - 10/21/18
10am-4pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.545.3780
Admission: Admission Fee
Murder in the Museum
10/26/18 - 10/27/18
6:30 p.m
Kankakee County Museum
815-932-5279
Admission: Admission Fee
Artisan Faire
11/03/18 - 11/04/18
Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. 11am-3pm
Kankakee County Museum
815-932-5279
Admission: Free Admission


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