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.

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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 Magic Winter Ice Show
12/14/19 - 12/14/19
5:00-7:00 pm
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
12/15/19 - 12/15/19
11am - 4pm
Community Arts Council at Northfield Square Mall
Ugly Sweater Skate
12/20/19 - 12/20/19
7:45-9:45 pm
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
Spikeball Tournament
12/28/19 - 12/28/19
Grade school (6-8th grade) 9-11a.m High school (9-
KVPD Rec. Center
41st Annual Gallery of Trees
12/01/19 - 12/30/19
Event times vary
Kankakee County Museum
7-course Specialty Liqueur Tasting
01/19/19 - Ongoing
By Reservation- Anytime
The Bennett-Curtis House
NOON Years Eve
12/31/19 - 12/31/19
Bennett-Curtis Mansion
Kid's New Year's Eve Bash
12/31/19 - 12/31/19
1:00-3:00 pm
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
"Murder in The Bennett-Curtis Mansion" Mystery Dinner
11/09/19 - 01/11/20
7:00 pm Friday & Saturday - 4:00 pm Sundays
The Bennett-Curtis House
Kankakee's Got Talent
12/13/19 - 01/11/20
Civic Auditorium
BTPD Recreation Recharge Retreat
01/11/20 - 01/11/20
12pm - 3pm
Recreation Station
Holiday at Hogwarts- Wizard Themed Dinners
12/07/19 - Ongoing
3:30pm & 7pm Saturday, Noon & 3:30pm Sunday, 7pm Friday
The Bennett-Curtis House
Psychic Luncheon
12/22/19 - 01/26/20
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Bennett-Curtis House
Holiday Dining
11/25/19 - Ongoing
2PM to 9PM
The Bennett-Curtis House
"Love is in the air" Date Night
11/01/19 - Ongoing
5PM to 9PM
The Bennett-Curtis House

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