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
Network & Celebrate: MLK Life Celebration
Chocolate Tour 2022
Steam Hollow Brewing 3-Year Anniversary Celebratio
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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Holiday at Hogwarts - Wizard Themed Dinners
12/01/21 - Ongoing

The Bennett-Curtis House
Network & Celebrate: MLK Life Celebration
01/31/22 - 01/31/22
6pm - 8pm
Head Up Here Pub
Chocolate Tour 2022
02/05/22 - 02/05/22
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Steam Hollow Brewing 3-Year Anniversary Celebration
02/05/22 - 02/05/22
Noon - 11:59pm
Steam Hollow Brewing Co.
Pack the Bar, Back the Blue
02/05/22 - 02/06/22
11am to Close
Good Vibrations Bar
Relaxing Rhythms Drum Circle
02/11/22 - 02/11/22
3-4pm or 7-8pm
Community Arts Council of Kankakee
Midwest Expos Kankakee Reptile & Animal Extravaganza
02/12/22 - 02/12/22
10am - 3pm
Kankakee County Fair & Exposition Center
Donut Making 101
02/13/22 - 02/13/22
2-4pm or 3-5pm
Donut Foundry
Singin' In the Rain performed at Olivet Nazarene University
02/24/22 - 02/26/22
Thurs & Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm and 7pm
Kresge Auditorium in Larsen Fine Arts Center
The Music of Florence B. Price
02/26/22 - 02/26/22
6pm - 7:15pm
Morning Star Baptist Church of Kankakee
Specialty Tasting Dinner
09/19/21 - Ongoing

The Bennett-Curtis House

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