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.

3rd Annual SIP & SHOP
45th Annual Gallery of Trees
Pizza and Pajamas Holiday Party with Santa
Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County.

About the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.

The Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (KCCVB) was founded in 1983 as a 501 (c) 6 not-for-profit association to promote and champion Kankakee County as an overnight visitor destination. Today, the KCCVB has grown to include 22 communities and boasts over 1000 hotel rooms and hundreds of entertainment, dining, shopping, retail and cultural attractions for visitors to enjoy and experience.

Our Mission
To market and develop branded Kankakee County destination experiences to enhance community economic growth and quality of life. 

Board of Directors 
Board of Directors meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4pm. Meeting times subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. 

Official member of the Illinois Destinations Association.


2023 Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP) Grant Program
We are extremely proud and excited to share a new grant opportunity, for small or large projects, that will impact the county's visitor economy, that any public, private or non-profit organization can take advantage of. While there are many purposes for these CTAP grants, the primary purpose is to add vibrancy to the communities in Kankakee County and to generate new economic impact through visitation by non-residents. Click to view the grant description, application and FAQs. Check back often for an update on future grant cycles.


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