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LCHS Canal Market 10:00 am
LCHS Canal Market @ Canal Market and Heritage Center
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
There are exciting changes coming for our 2018 Canal Market and we invite you to attend. With annual attendance at Starved Rock State Park growing to over 2.8 million we are extending our weekly markets … Continue reading LCHS Canal Market
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar 11:00 am
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar @ August Hill Winery
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Every Sunday, from 11 am – 3 pm, join us at the Tasting Room for the “Make Your Own Mimosa” bar! Choose your bubbly (ISC traditional method sparkling wine or AHW Infusion) Add a juice … Continue reading August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
4th of July Fireworks 5:00 pm
4th of July Fireworks @ Carey Memorial Park
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us for our fireworks celebration!! Fireworks start at dusk!! But join us earlier for tons of fun for the family including: Food and Drink (while supplies last) Face Painting Bounce Slides and Obstacle Courses And … Continue reading 4th of July Fireworks
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
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Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Jul 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
LCHS Canal Market-Friday Night 5:00 pm
LCHS Canal Market-Friday Night
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
There are exciting changes coming for our 2018 Canal Market and we invite you to attend. With annual attendance at Starved Rock State Park growing to over 2.8 million we are extending our weekly markets … Continue reading LCHS Canal Market-Friday Night
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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LCHS Canal Market 10:00 am
LCHS Canal Market @ Canal Market and Heritage Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
There are exciting changes coming for our 2018 Canal Market and we invite you to attend. With annual attendance at Starved Rock State Park growing to over 2.8 million we are extending our weekly markets … Continue reading LCHS Canal Market
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar 11:00 am
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar @ August Hill Winery
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Every Sunday, from 11 am – 3 pm, join us at the Tasting Room for the “Make Your Own Mimosa” bar! Choose your bubbly (ISC traditional method sparkling wine or AHW Infusion) Add a juice … Continue reading August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
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Senior Day 12:00 pm
Senior Day @ Utica Township Community Building
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm
Join the Utica Township for their monthly senior day meetings!!
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Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social 4:00 pm
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social @ Utica Fire Station
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Menu:  Ice Cream, Cake, Lemonade, or Coffee Featuring: Fire truck rides for children, Free Blood Pressures, Fire Station Tours, & a Fire Safety House!
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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LCHS Canal Market 10:00 am
LCHS Canal Market @ Canal Market and Heritage Center
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
There are exciting changes coming for our 2018 Canal Market and we invite you to attend. With annual attendance at Starved Rock State Park growing to over 2.8 million we are extending our weekly markets … Continue reading LCHS Canal Market
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar 11:00 am
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar @ August Hill Winery
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Every Sunday, from 11 am – 3 pm, join us at the Tasting Room for the “Make Your Own Mimosa” bar! Choose your bubbly (ISC traditional method sparkling wine or AHW Infusion) Add a juice … Continue reading August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 15 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
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Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 21 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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LCHS Canal Market 10:00 am
LCHS Canal Market @ Canal Market and Heritage Center
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
There are exciting changes coming for our 2018 Canal Market and we invite you to attend. With annual attendance at Starved Rock State Park growing to over 2.8 million we are extending our weekly markets … Continue reading LCHS Canal Market
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar 11:00 am
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar @ August Hill Winery
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Every Sunday, from 11 am – 3 pm, join us at the Tasting Room for the “Make Your Own Mimosa” bar! Choose your bubbly (ISC traditional method sparkling wine or AHW Infusion) Add a juice … Continue reading August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
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Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Jul 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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LCHS Canal Market 10:00 am
LCHS Canal Market @ Canal Market and Heritage Center
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
There are exciting changes coming for our 2018 Canal Market and we invite you to attend. With annual attendance at Starved Rock State Park growing to over 2.8 million we are extending our weekly markets … Continue reading LCHS Canal Market
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar 11:00 am
August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar @ August Hill Winery
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Every Sunday, from 11 am – 3 pm, join us at the Tasting Room for the “Make Your Own Mimosa” bar! Choose your bubbly (ISC traditional method sparkling wine or AHW Infusion) Add a juice … Continue reading August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Ultimate Tasting 11:00 am
Ultimate Tasting @ August Hill Winery Tasting Room
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am
Take an in-depth journey beyond our Signature Tasting. Discover the joys of wine as an AHW associate guides you through an incredible tasting experience for your senses. See, smell and taste how a glass affects … Continue reading Ultimate Tasting
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11:00 am
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 29 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for … Continue reading Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
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Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge.
Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge.
Come early for dinner!

Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks.
Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner.

Music will move outside to the Veranda on Memorial Day Weekend.
Click here for schedule.
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Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

April – November
Saturdays & Sundays
11am-2:30pm
$18/person

Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describes to the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales and truths. The hike is considered strenuous as there are many stairs and uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hikes are about 4.5 miles round trip. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and a bottle of water. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited.

Book your guided hike by calling (815) 220-7386. Late arrivals will not be refunded.

 

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
June – September
Saturday & Sunday

Ticket price: $33/person
Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Then, the trolley will take you to the Lone Point Shelter where you will board “The Eagle I” for an hour and a half boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Tour includes: a “Starved Rock” map backpack, a snack and a bottle of water. Canyon chosen may vary depending on weather and trail conditions. Please call (815) 220-7386 to register.

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride
June – September
Saturday & Sunday

Ticket price: $33/person
Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Then, the trolley will take you to the Lone Point Shelter where you will board “The Eagle I” for an hour and a half boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Tour includes: a “Starved Rock” map backpack, a snack and a bottle of water. Canyon chosen may vary depending on weather and trail conditions. Please call (815) 220-7386 to register.

Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Jul 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!

 

Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge.
Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge.
Come early for dinner!

Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks.
Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner.

Music will move outside to the Veranda on Memorial Day Weekend.
Click here for schedule.
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LCHS Canal Market @ Canal Market and Heritage Center
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

There are exciting changes coming for our 2018 Canal Market and we invite you to attend. With annual attendance at Starved Rock State Park growing to over 2.8 million we are extending our weekly markets to include more market dates to accommodate all of the visitors coming through town.  In addition to our weekly Sunday Markets 10-4, May-September we will be introducing a monthly Friday Night Market that will include live music, artisan Vendors as well as food and beverage for purchase.  These Markets will be the First Friday of the month May- September from 5p-9p.  Saturday morning markets will be as follows: May 26, June 9, June 30, August 11, August 18, September 1, and September 15 from 10-4p.  Our open air market will consist of only quality antiques and artisans items as well as handmade and homegrown items.  Any interested vendors can fill out the application for a spot! If you have any questions feel free to email events.lchs@gmail.com or call 815-343-5780.

Click here for more information.

August Hill-Make Your Own Mimosa Bar @ August Hill Winery
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Every Sunday, from 11 am – 3 pm, join us at the Tasting Room for the “Make Your Own Mimosa” bar!

  • Choose your bubbly (ISC traditional method sparkling wine or AHW Infusion)

  • Add a juice or two of your choice

  • Add your choice of fruit

  • And more!

Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

April – November
Saturdays & Sundays
11am-2:30pm
$18/person

Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describes to the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales and truths. The hike is considered strenuous as there are many stairs and uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hikes are about 4.5 miles round trip. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and a bottle of water. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited.

Book your guided hike by calling (815) 220-7386. Late arrivals will not be refunded.

 

Ultimate Tasting @ August Hill Winery Tasting Room
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am

Take an in-depth journey beyond our Signature Tasting. Discover the joys of wine as an AHW associate guides you through an incredible tasting experience for your senses. See, smell and taste how a glass affects wine and uncover the secrets of food and wine pairings. We offer Ultimate Tastings on the last Sunday of every month at the following times: 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm. If you are interested, call the Tasting Room at 815-667-5211 to reserve your spot.

 

 

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