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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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Paint by Wine Night
09/20/17 - 09/20/17   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...
Merchant Street Art Gallery Appreciation Day
09/23/17 - 09/23/17   3pm to 6pm
Kankakee State Park
18156859057
Admission: Free Admission
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To celebrate a marvelous 2 years at Merchant Street Art Gallery. All who have volunteered, participated in events, or created art for our gallery and all their families are invited. The owner of the S Read More...
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
09/23/17 - 09/23/17   7:30pm
Centennial Chapel
815-214-9555
Admission: Admission Fee
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Help the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrate their 50th Season! All concerts will be held at Centennial Chapel on the Olivet Nazarene University campus. Please check the KVSOA website for Read More...
20th Annual Manteno Oktoberfest
09/21/17 - 09/24/17   various hours
Downtown Manteno
815.468.6226
Admission: Free Admission
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Festivities start off with an exciting midway of carnival rides, and a wide variety of food items. Friday starts the garage sales throughout Manteno. Don't forget the lighted parade and the pet parade Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
09/23/17 - 09/24/17   23rd 8am-3pm 24th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-263-2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
St. Anne Pumpkin Fest
09/23/17 - 09/24/17   various hours
Downtown St. Anne

Admission: Free Admission
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Fun for the whole family. You can build your own pumpkin, watch the pumpkin parade, listen to great music or just check out the crafters and vendors. Read More...
University Orchestra Concert
09/26/17 - 09/26/17   7pm
Front lawn of Larson Fine Arts Center

Admission: Free Admission
Join Olivet Nazarene University's Orchestra as they perform on the front lawn of the Larson Fine Arts Center (weather permitting). No admission fee. 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...
Murder in The Bennett-Curtis Mansion
09/29/17 - 09/29/17   7:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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In our 26th smashing season "Murder in the BC Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast are seated amongst you and dinner is served throug Read More...
Specialty Whiskey Tasting
09/01/17 - 09/30/17   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 variety Read More...
Blessing of the Animals
09/30/17 - 09/30/17   Service 10 am K9 demo 10:30 am
Our Savior Lutheran Church
815.932.1848
Admission: Suggested Donation
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Blessing of the Animals service at 10 am with a demonstration by the Bradley K9 Unit immediately following. Pets must be on leashes or in carriers. Outside under the tent rain or shine. Read More...
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
10/01/17 - 10/01/17   5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697-2980
Admission: Admission Fee
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Featuring farm animals, poultry, pets, exotic animals and related items. Read More...
Prime Time Day for Senior Adults
10/05/17 - 10/05/17   9am-3pm
Chalfant Hall

Admission: Admission Fee
This is a great day for ANY senior adult to spend time on Olivet's campus. Admission is only $24 with lunch included. Read More...
Spiritual Connections Show
10/07/17 - 10/07/17   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...
Collector Con
10/08/17 - 10/08/17   10am-4pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-545-3780
Admission: Admission Fee
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This is a collectors convention of sports cards, toys, comic books and collectibles. Read More...
Organ Recital
10/16/17 - 10/16/17   12pm noon - 1pm
Centennial Chapel

Admission: Free Admission
Please join Olivet Nazarene University as they welcome an organ recital to Centennial Chapel. Read More...
Haunted Trail
10/13/17 - 10/21/17    Friday 6:00-10:00pm Saturday 7:00-11:00pm
KVPD Campground
815.939.1311
Admission: Admission Fee
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This haunted trail may not be for the faint of heart. At the grave yard many things are happening, the graves are disturbed and zombies roam the area of the KVPD campground. You may have to run for yo Read More...
A Night in Sleepy Hollow
10/13/17 - 10/21/17   5:30 pm-11pm
Perry Farm
815.933.9905
Admission: Admission Fee
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Tales of the Headless Horseman riding through the Sleepy Hollow continue on to this day. Witnesses come forward to tell what they've seen and heard. Fri. Oct. 13 & 20 5;30pm-11PM Sat. Oct. 14 & 21 2 Read More...
Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion
10/21/17 - 10/22/17   7:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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In our 26th smashing season "Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast and ghouls are seated amongst Read More...
Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion
10/22/17 - 10/22/17   4:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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In our 26th smashing season "Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast and ghouls are seated amongst Read More...
Paint by Wine Night
10/26/17 - 10/26/17   6:30 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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Join us for a spooktacular evening of painting in our completely transformed Haunted Mansion! Includes: step by step instruction by our instructor, your canvas (that you will take home with you) Read More...
Murder Mystery in the Museum
10/27/17 - 10/27/17   6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Admission Fee
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Tickets available at the Kankakee County Museum Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast are seated among you and dinner is served throughout the play. During t Read More...
Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion
10/27/17 - 10/28/17   7:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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"Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast and ghouls are seated amongst you and dinner is served thr Read More...
Bordertown Hauntings
10/28/17 - 10/28/17   12:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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The 17th Annual “Bordertown Hauntings” Downtown Trick-or-Treat event will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017, from noon until 4pm. Downtown business owners will provide treats to the revelers, wh Read More...
Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion
10/28/17 - 10/28/17   7:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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In our 26th smashing season "Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast and ghouls are seated amongst 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...
Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion
10/29/17 - 10/29/17   4:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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In our 26th smashing season "Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast and ghouls are seated amongst Read More...
Haunted Psychic Luncheon
10/29/17 - 10/29/17   11:30 A.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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Come experience a spooky dinner served by our ghostly servers, in the decorated haunted mansion.Includes: 5-course lunch, plus a 5-minute personal reading by Jim Shultz.This is Great for Clubs, Small Read More...
"Our Town" Fall Play
11/03/17 - Ongoing   Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm
Kresge Auditorium

Admission: Admission Fee
Olivet Nazarene University presents their fall play, "Our Town." There will be three performances: Friday 11/3, 7pm Saturday 11/4, 2pm and 8pm Read More...
Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion
11/03/17 - 11/04/17   7:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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In our 26th smashing season "Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast and ghouls are seated amongst Read More...
Specialty Haunted Tasting
10/20/17 - 11/05/17   5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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By Reservation Only- During Haunted Mansion Event Enjoy an evening of fun and spooktacular food. Taste our Spooky Drinks, Potions, & Brews along with fun spooktacular treats. No Tricks, Just Treats Read More...
Artisan Faire
11/04/17 - Ongoing   Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. 11am-3pm
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Free Admission
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Juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show & Sale. There will be vendors, crafters and a lunch will be available to purchase. Read More...
Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion
11/05/17 - 11/05/17   4:00 P.M.
The Bennett-Curtis House
815.465.2288
Admission: Admission Fee
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In our 26th smashing season "Murder in The Haunted Bennett-Curtis Mansion" is a huge hit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast and ghouls are seated amongst Read More...
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
11/11/17 - 11/11/17   7:30pm
Centennial Chapel
815-214-9555
Admission: Admission Fee
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Help the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrate their 50th Season! All concerts will be held at Centennial Chapel on the Olivet Nazarene University campus. Please check the KVSOA website for Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
11/11/17 - 11/12/17   11th 8am-3pm 12th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-263-2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
11/13/17 - 11/13/17   12:45pm
Centennial Chapel
815-214-9555
Admission: Admission Fee
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Help the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrate their 50th Season! All concerts will be held at Centennial Chapel on the Olivet Nazarene University campus. Please check the KVSOA website for Read More...
Faculty Jazz Recital
11/14/17 - 11/14/17   7pm
Kresge Auditorium

Admission: Free Admission
Join the Olivet faculty as they host a jazz concert in Kresge Hall on Tuesday, November 14. Read More...
Jackyl ...Nov 18, 2017 @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL
11/18/17 - 11/18/17   7:00 pm
Watseka Theatre
815.993.2880
Admission: Admission Fee
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Back by popular demand. Fifth time at Watseka. Jackyl is an excellent band. Get ready for the wildest rock n roll party you have ever attended. Multi million selling classic rock band with huge MTV hi Read More...
Craft Show
12/02/17 - 12/02/17   9am-3pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.935.5278
Admission: Free Admission
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This craft show features a variety of unique hand crafted items from local artisans, plus specialty food items. Read More...
Handel's Messiah
12/02/17 - 12/02/17   7pm
Centennial Chapel

Admission: Suggested Donation
Handel's "Messiah" will take place in Centennial Chapel on the Olivet Nazarene University Campus. Admission is free, but an offering will be received. Read More...
Miracle on Washington Street
12/02/17 - 12/02/17   10am-6pm
Downtown Momence
815.472.3861
Admission: Free Admission
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It's an old fashioned Christmas Gathering. Starting with a Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at 10am-6pm. Don't forget the little ones at 1-3pm, there's a storytelling with Mrs. Claus & Fluff & Stuff Worksho Read More...
Annual Craft & Vendor Fair
12/02/17 - 12/02/17   8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Manteno Church of the Nazarene
815.468.8940
Admission: Free Admission
Many unique and talented crafters and well known vendors ready to help you with your holiday shopping needs or fun items for yourself. Holiday face painting for the kids (and kids at heart). Snacks a Read More...
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
12/03/17 - 12/03/17   4pm
Centennial Chapel
815-214-9555
Admission: Admission Fee
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Help the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrate their 50th Season! All concerts will be held at Centennial Chapel on the Olivet Nazarene University campus. Please check the KVSOA website for Read More...
Sounds of the Season
12/08/17 - Ongoing   12/8 - 7pm, 12/9 - 2pm
Centennial Chapel

Admission: Free Admission
The Sounds of the Season holiday concert will take place on Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9. Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
12/09/17 - 12/10/17   9th 8am-3pm 10th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815-263-2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
39th Annual Gallery of Trees
12/01/17 - Ongoing   see below
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Suggested Donation
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The theme this year is "Through the Eyes of a Child" 34 Christmas Trees will be decorated by area not for profits. Vote for your favorite tree. Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
01/06/18 - 01/07/18   6th 8am-3pm 7th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
02/10/18 - 02/10/18   4pm
Centennial Chapel
815-214-9555
Admission: Admission Fee
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Help the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrate their 50th Season! All concerts will be held at Centennial Chapel on the Olivet Nazarene University campus. Please check the KVSOA website for Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
03/17/18 - 03/18/18   17th 8am-3pm 18th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
Collector Con
03/25/18 - 03/25/18   10am-4pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.545.3780
Admission: Admission Fee
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This is a collectors convention of sports cards, toys, comic books and collectibles. Read More...
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
04/08/18 - 04/08/18   5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
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Featuring farm animals, poultry, pets, exotic animals and related items. Read More...
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
04/14/18 - 04/14/18   7:30pm
Centennial Chapel
815-214-9555
Admission: Admission Fee
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Help the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrate their 50th Season! All concerts will be held at Centennial Chapel on the Olivet Nazarene University campus. Please check the KVSOA website for Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
04/21/18 - 04/22/18   24th 8am-3pm 25th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds

Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
04/21/18 - 04/22/18   21st 8am-3pm 22nd 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
05/06/18 - 05/06/18   5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
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Featuring farm animals, poultry, pets, exotic animals and related items. Read More...
Rhubarb Festival
Rhubarb Festival
05/20/18 - 05/20/18   10 am-4 pm
Kankakee County Museum
815.932.5279
Admission: Free Admission
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Visit the Museum Campus at Small Memorial Park from 10-4 for grounds filled with vendors, music, contests, pies, and lovely gardens. The one room school house and the memorial home of Dr. A.L. Small, Read More...
Gun & Sporting Expo
06/09/18 - 06/10/18   24th 8am-3pm 25th 8am-2pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.263.2810
Admission: Admission Fee
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For the sports enthusiast to the avid hunter, law enforcement officer or collector, there’s something for you to buy, sell, or trade with one of the area dealers. Read More...
Craft Show
07/04/18 - 07/04/18   9am-3pm
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.935.5278
Admission: Free Admission
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Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society craft show features a variety of unique hand crafted items from local artisans, plus specialty food items. Read More...
Kankakee County Fair
Kankakee County Fair
08/01/18 - 08/05/18   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...
Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club
09/02/18 - 09/02/18   5am-Noon
Kankakee County Fairgrounds
815.697.2980
Admission: Admission Fee
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Featuring farm animals, poultry, pets, exotic animals and related items. Read More...


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