Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  

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Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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Apr. 22, 2018 - Apr. 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
The Emiquon Partners are working together to bring an annual one-day community electronics recycling event to Dickson Mounds. Please visit experienceemiquon.com for details....Free, donations appreciated. Event Type: Family
Phone: 3095473721
Area: Lewistown

Apr. 28, 2018 - Apr. 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
Spring is here! The birds are chirping and looking for a place to nest. Join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Ranger and Dickson Mounds staff to learn about bluebirds and build a bluebird house to take home. The program will be held at Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, with an optional hike to view bluebirds in the wild afterwards. The program is free. All materials and supplies will be provided. This program is for kids ages 8 years and older with an adult. Maximum two children per adult. Registration is required by Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Space is limited. Call 309-535-2290 or email illinoisriver@fws.gov to register or for more information....Free, donations appreciated. Event Type: Family
Phone: 3095473721
Area: Lewistown

May. 19, 2018 - May. 19, 2018, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
Join us for an afternoon of kite flying. Visitors of all ages may enjoy learning how to fly pole kites, wind resistance exploration, trying out “wings”, fun with bubbles, and making their own kite craft to take home. The program will be presented by Heather McMeekan, MS, and founder of the annual Macomb Kite Festival. She has been an avid kite enthusiast for over 25 years and promotes kite-flying as a recreational, motivational, and therapeutic activity suitable for all ages and ability levels. Enjoy live music performed by the Bug Trotters, a group of friends who get together to play Old-Time Square Dance music. Together, they represent more than a half-dozen Central Illinois bands, but for Illinois State Museum events they perform under the Bug Trotters name. They will be providing lively tunes played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. This event will be held outdoors, but may be moved inside in the case of inclement weather. Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity and bring their own sunscreen, hat, blankets or lawn chairs, and water if needed. ...Free, donations appreciated. Event Type: Family
Phone: 3095473721
Area: Lewistown

Jul. 18, 2018 - Jul. 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
This workshop for educators of grades prekindergarten through two will provide you with the information and resources that you need to successfully teach about and observe wildlife. We’ll focus on the life history of common wildlife species, and we’ll go on a hike to look for wildlife and their signs. You’ll receive training in using basic equipment. We’ll also discuss developing wildlife habitat on your school grounds. We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. We’ll discuss correlations with several Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards in science and Next Generation Science Standards. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR. Registration and Fee Required....$10 (includes a $3 convenience fee). Event Type: Educational
Phone: 3095473721
Area: Lewistown