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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
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43rd Annual Gallery of Trees
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Dec
Holiday at Hogwarts - Wizard Themed Dinners
02
Dec
Midwinter ~ performed by Olivet Nazarene Universit
Making the Move to Kankakee County
Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.

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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Lion Wreathing & City Tree Lighting
12/02/21 - 12/02/21
5:30pm
Kankakee Public Library
Christmas Parade 2021
12/03/21 - 12/03/21
6:30pm
Downtown Bradley, Forest to Washington
Midwinter ~ performed by Olivet Nazarene University students
12/02/21 - 12/04/21
7pm Thursday, 7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday
Sims Blackbox Theatre
Murder in the BC Mansion - Mystery Dinner
12/04/21 - 12/04/21
7:00pm
The Bennett-Curtis House
Dark Matter Mystery
12/04/21 - 12/04/21
6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Strickler Planetarium
Christmas Tree Lane
12/04/21 - 12/04/21
5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Square on Second
Handel's Messiah
12/04/21 - 12/04/21
7:00pm
Centennial Chapel
Donuts with Santa
12/04/21 - 12/04/21
9am - Noon
KVPD Rec Center
Holidays in Historic Riverview House Walk
12/05/21 - 12/05/21
11AM-4PM
Riverview Historic District
Jingle Bell Run
12/05/21 - 12/05/21
9 a.m.
Kankakee Community College
Midwest Expos Kankakee Reptile & Animal Extravaganza
12/05/21 - 12/05/21
10am - 3pm
Kankakee County Fair & Exposition Center
Sounds of the Season
12/10/21 - 12/10/21
7:00pm
Centennial Chapel
Sounds of the Season
12/11/21 - 12/11/21
2:00pm
Centennial Chapel
Winter Wander
12/11/21 - 12/11/21
10am - 2pm
Downtown Kankakee
The 44 Magnum Band
12/11/21 - 12/11/21
8pm
Good Vibrations Bar
Murder in the BC Mansion - Mystery Dinner
12/18/21 - 12/18/21
7:00pm
The Bennett-Curtis House
Christmas on the Farm
12/23/21 - 12/23/21
6-9pm
Locavore Farm
43rd Annual Gallery of Trees
12/01/21 - Ongoing

Kankakee County Museum
Murder in the BC Mansion - Mystery Dinner
12/31/21 - 12/31/21
7:00pm
The Bennett-Curtis House
Holiday at Hogwarts - Wizard Themed Dinners
12/01/21 - Ongoing

The Bennett-Curtis House
Specialty Tasting Dinner
09/19/21 - Ongoing

The Bennett-Curtis House


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