Merchant Street Music Festival

Merchant Street Music Festival

Merchant Street MusicFest is a two-day music and arts festival at the historic downtown train depot, recently named the Harold and Jean Miner Festival Square located at 199 South East Avenue in Kankakee, IL. Next year’s festival will be held on July 27 and 28, 2018. The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musica

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Wednesday Wheels

Wednesday Wheels

All beautiful things on wheels are invited to Kankakee on the first Wednesday of each month all summer long. Park around the fountain at the Depot and enjoy the twilight with friends. Prizes and special giveaways will be featured each month.

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Pause for Patriotism

Pause for Patriotism

The Pause for Patriotism is intended to be a year round program involving educational initiatives, static and active public displays, and culminating in a patriotic celebration of Americanism on Armed Forces Day. The Armed Forces Day event is designed to demonstrate patriotic feelings and attachment for the land and people of the United States to t

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Fall Art Stroll

Fall Art Stroll

The Fall Art Stroll held at The Kankakee Train Depot, 197 S. East Ave.

This free event, presented by the Community Arts Council of Kankakee, will showcase 70 arts and crafts artisans who will exhibit and sell a variety of paintings, stained glass, pottery, painted porcelain and glass, wood carvings, leather work, jewelry, quilts and other

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Strawberry Jazz Festival

Strawberry Jazz Festival

Hosted by the Community Arts Council of Kankakee County, the festival encompasses the Civic Auditorium, the Kankakee County Museum, the Trail, the Dr. A.L. Small home, the one-room School House, the Column Garden and the surrounding grounds. Free admission, free parking, handicapped parking available Traffic Control on-site, please follow direction

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Half Paddy Festival

Half Paddy Festival

It may be halfway to St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s 100% fun! Everyone’s Irish on Half Paddy weekend! Join us for two days of music, Irish food, hand-crafted art, Guinness beer, mashed potato eating contest, cake walk, feats of strength, most Irish contests, games for laddies, lassies of the kid and grown-up variety, and so much more! All the proceeds

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RHUBARB FESTIVAL 2018

RHUBARB FESTIVAL 2018

The Kankakee County Museum presents the 26th Annual Rhubarb Festival! On Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., join us as we celebrate the pie plant! There will be vendors, rhubarb and strawberry-rhubarb pies for sale, a baking contest, dime toss, tours of the Taylor one-room Schoolhouse and historic Dr. Small Home, and more.

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