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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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National Air Tour of Historic WWII Aircraft
National Air Tour of Historic WWII Aircraft
07/19/17 - 07/23/17   9am-5pm
Greater Kankakee Airport
815.939.1422
Admission: Admission Fee
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Attending aircraft B-29 Superfortress FiFi, C-45 Expeditor Bucket of Bolts, T-6 Texan (Navy SNJ), Boeing Stearman. Attending aircraft subject to change due to weather or maintenance. Aircraft tours a Read More...
Beauty And The Beast
Beauty And The Beast
07/21/17 - Ongoing   8:00pm
Perry Farm Park
815.644.0854
Admission: Admission Fee
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Join Acting Out Theater Co. as they put their own spin on a tale that is truly "Old as Time." Watch as Belle changes the attitude of the Beast who eventually falls for her in this version of Beauty an Read More...
Pembroke/Hopkins Park Outdoor Movie Series
07/06/17 - Ongoing   Dusk
Rodeo Park, Hopkins Park, IL
815.549.7574
Admission: Free Admission
E-Z Outdoor Movie Theaters presents a summer outdoor movie series for residents of Pembroke Township/Hopkins Park. Movies will be every Thursday at the beautiful Rodeo Park on the Main Road. Sponsors Read More...
Family Night Out
07/28/17 - 07/28/17   Begins at 6:00pm
Diamond Point Park
815.933.9905
Admission: Admission Fee
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Join the BTPD as they host Family Night Out at Diamond Point Sportsplex. This fun-filled event will include kid friendly activities like relay races, bounce houses, and an onsite magician. The event b Read More...
Merchant Street MusicFest
Merchant Street MusicFest
07/28/17 - 07/29/17   Fri. 5 to 11 pm Sat. Noon to 11 pm
Kankakee County Railroad Depot
815.933.0462
Admission: Admission Fee
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The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, fine and folk art vendors, and great food and drink. Read More...
Manteno Triathlon & Duathlon
Manteno Triathlon & Duathlon
07/29/17 - 07/29/17   8am
Manteno Sportmen's Club
815.935.7390
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Kankakee Triathlon Club and the village of Manteno will present the Manteno Triathlon & Duathlon at Manteno Sportsmen's Club. The triathlon will include a 450-meter swim, 11 mile bike ride and a 5 Read More...
Murder in The Bennett-Curtis Mansion
Murder in The Bennett-Curtis Mansion
07/30/17 - 07/30/17   4:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Bennett-Curtis House is proud to present "Murder in the BC Mansion" In our 26th smashing season "Murder in the BC Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with gu Read More...
Specialty Vodka Tasting
07/01/17 - 07/31/17   5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Bennett-Curtis House offers unique and fun tastings. Tastings are a night full of specialty drinks paired with a variety of foods prepared with the featured vodka, bourbon, tequila, etc. A 7-c Read More...
Manteno's Cruise Nights
08/01/17 - Ongoing   6pm-9pm
Downtown Manteno
815.929.4800
Admission: Free Admission
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These beautiful classic vehicles will bring back a lot of memories of the past years. There will be 50's music, door prizes, 50/50 raffle and restaurants in walking distance. This event is on the 2nd Read More...
Free Concerts in the Park
06/01/17 - Ongoing   7:00pm
Bird Park

Admission: Free Admission
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Join the Kankakee Municipal Band every Thursday night for a FREE concert in the park! June 1 to August 3. Read More...
Dine on the Prairie: Dinner Series
Dine on the Prairie: Dinner Series
08/03/17 - Ongoing   6pm-9pm
Locavore Farm
815.935.7390
Admission: Admission Fee
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In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday, Locavore Farm will host a farm dinner series titled, Dine on the Prairie, one Thursday evening a month, starting in June and ending in September. Each Read More...
Movies in the Park:Top Secret Movie
08/04/17 - 08/04/17   7:30pm
Legacy Park
815.929.4804
Admission: Free Admission
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Join the Village of Manteno for a top secret movie! Kids will be given clues throughout the week to uncover the movie that will be shown on Friday, August 4. Read More...
Night Out Productions Dance Party
08/04/17 - 08/05/17   8:00PM to 12:00AM
The Majestic Theatre
815.602.8555
Admission: Admission Fee
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You've seen the ads! Come check us out! The party is ON at the newly renovated Majestic Theatre in Kankakee! 3 floors of space to enjoy! $5. Dressy casual attire. Guests must be 21 or older. Music is Read More...
Kankakee County Fair
Kankakee County Fair
08/02/17 - 08/06/17   7am-10pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.932.6714
Admission: Admission Fee
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Let's spend a day at the Fair. Go to the time-honored livestock shows, play some games, enter contests, enjoy the exciting live entertainment, be brave and ride on the carnival rides, or feast on the Read More...
Two Rivers Century Bike Ride
Two Rivers Century Bike Ride
08/06/17 - 08/06/17   6:00am
Ice Valley Centre Parking Lot
815.939.1946
Admission: Admission Fee
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Bicycle along the Kankakee and Iroquois Rivers. Ride as little as 22 miles and as much as 128 miles(the Double Metric) with many distance options in between, including a Metric (62m) and Mile (100m) C Read More...
A Day at the Park
08/06/17 - 08/06/17    8am-3pm
Perry Farm Park
708-308-1220
Admission: Free Admission
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This is the Northern Mustang Corral’s 27th Annual Car Show. Our club supplies dash plaques, music for the show and door prizes that are presented throughout the day. Membership is comprised of over 45 Read More...
Spiritual Connections Show
08/12/17 - 08/12/17   11:30 A.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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Intuitive Readings Featuring Jim Schultz Looking for insight? Intuitive readings are another way to view the world & your place in it, with a different perspective to gain insight and clarity. D Read More...
Bye, Bye, Bye
Bye, Bye, Bye "River Bash"
08/12/17 - 08/12/17   Doors open 6 pm.
Kankakee Valley Boat Club
815.939.1699
Admission: Admission Fee
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*Bye*Bye*Bye "River Bash" A live band paying tribute to boy bands like N'SYNC, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys and more. Food vendors will be available. Tickets are $10, please check with any boat clu Read More...
7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp
7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp
07/27/17 - 08/13/17   Camp opens 10am-2pm Practice 11:15am-1:25 pm
Olivet Nazarene University
815.935.7390
Admission: Free Admission
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The Chicago Bears are requesting you go the their website to order tickets that are FREE to enter the training camp. Bears fans have an opportunity to watch the team practice for FREE. There's multipl Read More...
80th Annual Gladiolus Festival
80th Annual Gladiolus Festival
08/09/17 - Ongoing   various hours
Downtown Momence
815.472.6353
Admission: Free Admission
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From the year 1938 until this time and age we've had a wonderful event that brings people back to the Gladiolus Festival. There's something for everyone to enjoy. Starting with the Princess and Queen Read More...
Paint by Wine Night
08/16/17 - 08/16/17   6:30 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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We make painting easy and exciting. Our talented artist will instruct you step-by-step through re-creating the featured painting of the day. At the end of the event, you’ll take home a work of art tha Read More...
Rockin' on Main Street
06/16/17 - Ongoing   June 16, July 21, August 18, 7-10p.m.
Manteno Farmer's Market Parking Lot
815.929.4804
Admission: Free Admission
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Rock out on Main Street with the Village of Manteno! Nick Lynch will be performing at 7pm. This event is BYOB- Please drink responsibly! Read More...
Rockin' on Main Street
08/18/17 - 08/18/17   7-10pm
Main Street Manteno
815.929.4804
Admission: Free Admission
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Join the Village of Manteno as they welcome Back Paiges to the stage in downtown Manteno! This event is BYOB- Please drink responsibly. Read More...
Murder in The Bennett-Curtis Mansion
08/19/17 - 08/19/17   7:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Bennett-Curtis House is proud to present "Murder in the BC Mansion" In our 26th smashing season "Murder in the BC Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with gu Read More...
"Cool Cars Under the Stars" Cruise Nights
05/23/17 - Ongoing   5:00 - 8:00 pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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Cruise nights every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Participants are charged a $5 registration fee - no charge to the public to browse. Cruise nights feature a DJ, restaurant specials, split-the-pot, give-aways Read More...
Cruise Nights Under the Stars
05/23/17 - 08/22/17   5pm-8pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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Stroll down nostalgia lane and see a dazzling array of classic and collectible cars. Bring your camera and take in the scenery as you relive the good old days. Cruise Nights are held on the 2nd and 4 Read More...
Specialty Tequila Tasting
08/01/17 - 08/31/17   5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Bennett-Curtis House offers unique and fun tastings. Tastings are a night full of specialty drinks paired with a variety of foods prepared with the featured vodka, bourbon, tequila, etc. A variet Read More...
Manteno Farmers Market
Manteno Farmers Market
05/04/17 - Ongoing   Thurs. 4pm-7pm
Downtown Manteno
815.468.6226
Admission: Free Admission
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In downtown Manteno on Thursdays from May 5 to September 15 at 4pm-7pm you can shop for all the homegrown vegetables, plants, homemade pies and other bakery items, coffee & teas, homemade soups, stain Read More...
Momence Farmers Market
06/14/17 - 09/27/17   3:30pm-6:30pm
Downtown Momence
815-472-2001
Admission: Free Admission
Local produce, baked goods, flowers and organic products. Read More...
Kankakee Farmers Market
04/29/17 - 10/29/17   8am-12pm
Corner of Schuyler & Merchant
847-630-6100
Admission: Free Admission
Local farmers market and gathering place for anyone to purchase local fresh produce, handmade goods, and freshly made, ready to eat food; plus to relax and listen to local musicians play some of your Read More...


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