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A list of daily events is also available at StreatorCalendar.com

January 25, 2014

Passport Dinner

Enjoy German Cusine in this fundraiser sponsored by the Streator Downtown Area Businesses.  The event takes place at Park Place, 406 E. Hickory St. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a six-course sit-down German dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50. All proceeds will benefit Heritage Park maintenance and downtown beautification. For more information, call Jim Pellino at 815-672-6203

 

February 2014
Pipe Dreams Organ Concert - Feb 15 & 16

Returning in 2014, visitors will be treated to the remarkable sounds of five different pipe organs as they attend concerts daily at Streator churches.
There is no charge for the concerts, but a free will offering will be taken, with proceeds going to the Majestic Theater, to help update the projection system.

The schedule for the concerts is as follows:
Sat., Feb. 15
1 PM Park Presbyterian Church - Nancy Mueller, organist and Louise Collins, pianist.
2 PM Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - Pastor Peter Glock and Jordan Glock, organists.
3 PM First United Methodist Church - Elaine Cunningham, organist.

Sun., Feb. 16
2 PM Christ Episcopal Church - Anne Badger, organist
3 PM St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Jerry Keck, organist

Musical selections vary from classical to modern. Some examples are: “Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor,” “Beautiful Savior,” “A Mighty Fortress,” “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”

March 1, 2014
33rd Regimental Band Concert to benefit Saving Sgt. Poundstone's Flag

The concert will take place at Engle Lane Theater in Streator and tickets will be $15 each. Only 240 tickets will be sold, so get yours early! To purchase tickets, contact David Reed at daviddr@hotmail.com or 815/673-1652. These talented musicians will soon be available throughout La Salle County. For more info on the band go to www.33rdband.com

March 1, 2014

Streator Band-Aids Fund-raiser to benefit the SGS Instrumental Band Program. A live/silent auction with a drawdown will be held Saturday, March 1 at PNA Hall

from 6 pm - 11 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact

Brian 815/992-9268, Becky 815/257-0111 or Cheryl 815/257-9002.

 

March 12, 2014

Taste of the Town
The Taste of the Town is an annual culinary event and auction, and is held at the Knights of Columbus. The event has generated more than $100,000 during its five-year history and continues to be a successful venture for local restaurants to feature their unique foods. Tickets are available for $25 each or 2/$40 or $50 for VIP. Call SOCU at 815-673-5577 or stop by the Northpoint Branch to get yours today. This year's beneficiaries are March of Dimes, Streator Community Center, Streator Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, and Streator YMCA!

April 12, 2014

Streator Fire Fighters 27th Annual Music Concert
Features Beatlemania Magic. Hosted by Streator Firefighters Local #56.
The band's website can be found at http://www.beatlemaniamagic.com/index.htm   
The opening act will be Streator High School Band.

For ticket information, call 815-510-9019.

April 27, 2014
Dirty Mudder Bike Race

Grab your mountain, cyclocross or even road bike and head out to Marilla Park to try our 62 mile ride full of rolling hills of gravel, dirt and grass and less than 7 miles of blacktop. For those not looking to tackle all 62 miles we have added a shorter 35 mile ride full of rolling hills of gravel and minimal blacktop.
Registration opens at 7am, Roll out at 10am
Pre-registration will include a free stem spacer/bottle opener
$30 includes swag and post ride food, $35 day of registration
Preregistration will open soon and will be capped at 250 riders.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.bikeiv.org/dirty_mudder.html

May - October
Engle Lane Theatre offers productions throughout the year. Please contact the theatre at 815-672-3584 or visit the website at www.englelane.org for details.

2014 Shows

9 to 5, May 18-24
Noises Off, June 15-21
Les Miserables, July 12-19
Seussical Jr., August 10-16
Dial "M" for Murder, September 7-13
The Andrews Brothers, October 5-11

May 3, 2014
Stems and Stilettos held at the Knights of Columbus at 6p.m.

Silent and Live Auctions

TICKETS: $25 Individual, $40 For Two, $200 Table of Ten

Non-Alcoholic Beverages Available
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May 13, 2014
"Buy Illinois" Streator Municipal Equipment Expo to be held at the

Streator Knights of Columbus from 10 a.m. to 2 pm, sponsored by the City of Streator and Streator Chamber of Commerce. 

Participating companies and expo products include: Cora's truck bodies, Flink Co. snow plows and salt spreaders, Steril-ALM heavy lift equipment and scissor lifts, Streator Dependable metal fabrication production, U.S. Truck Bodies / Anthony Lift Gates, Teleweld railroad equipment and surveillance systems, Vactor Mfg Guzzlers, and Federal Signal emergency vehicle equipment. For more information, visit http://www.streatorexpo.com/

May 23 to 25 2014
Streator Park Fest held in the Streator City Park. Sponsored by the Streator Community Center, the outdoor festival includes a carnival, entertainment, food booths, and craft / vendor booths . For more information, call 815-672-3600.

May 23rd - Carnival opens at 6 pm as does the food and vendor booths. At 7:00 pm, The Brittins will be performing-- a great Beatles Tribute Band.  Pre-sale wristbands at the Streator Community Center $15.00 per person. They are $20 at the carnival
May 24th - Saturday booths open at 9 am and carnival at 11 am with food booths. Great Saturday line up, with live characters, such as Shrek with Puss in Boots and Dalmations will be visiting the Park at 11 am. The firefighter water fights will be at 1:30 pm. Rays Rockets band on stage at 7:30 pm!!  Beautiful baby contest on Saturday from 11am-4pm. Winners will be announced Saturday night at 7 pm before Rays Rockets Play!!! 
May 25th - Carnival, food and vendor booths 12-6 pm. Anita's Dancenter will take the stage from 1-2:30
Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series

May 23 - The Britins (Beatles Tribute Band), Plumb Pavilion, 7 to 10 p.m.


Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series

May 24 - Ray's Rockets, Plumb Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.


June - October 2014

Farmer's Market held in downtown Streator every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Farmer's Market Week will be celebrated August 10 with a Petting Zoo, Educational Classes, and Special Vendors.

June 13, 2014

Relay for Life begins at Streator High School at 6 p.m.

June 14, 2014

War Memorial Mural Dedication, City Park, Veteran's Plaza,

4 p.m. - Elk's Flag Ceremony, Plumb Pavilion

5 p.m. - Mural Dedication

Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series
Legacy Girls performance at the Plumb Pavilion @ 6 p.m.

June 21, 2014

Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series
An Afternoon with Kate Tombaugh, Plumb Pavilion, 4 p.m.

June 28, 2014

2nd Annual Garden Walk, Sponsored by Streator Garden Club

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

July 2 - 6, 2014
Streator's Fourth - America's Best! The annual Fourth of July celebration includes a carnival at the City Park, talent contest, musical entertainment, food vendors and a parade with the highlight of the festivities being the awesome Fireworks display on Saturday, July 5th at the Streator High School Athletic Field. Please support this wonderful event by purchasing an autolotto fund-raising ticket. For more information you may visit their website at www.streator4thofjuly.com

Click Here for the Event Flyer


 

Tuesday, July 8

Pink Heals Tour

Streator Firefighters Local ...#56 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
When the fire trucks come to town, women who are battling cancer, survivors and people who have lost a loved one sign the trucks. These signatures of hope and faith forever remain on the trucks.

 

July 24, 2014

Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series

Streator Grade School Band Concert, Brian Cox, conductor; Mayor Jimmie Lansford, guest conductor, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Sundaes available for $2.00. Pop and water will also be available for $1.00. Both the Streator Grade Schhol COncert Band and Intermediate Band will be performing music. The concert is free and open to the public.

July 26, 2014

Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series

Gibbons Brothers Band, Plumb, Pavilion, 7 to 9:30 p.m.


August 3 to 9, 2014
National Farmer's Market Week . The event will feature classes during the week.

On Saturday, August 9th, there will be an expanded Farmer's Market, a petting zoo, pony rides, and a perfomance by Bluegrass / Gospel music group, Truman's Ridge.   Includes Vendors, Art in the Park, Petting Zoo, Activities, Raffles, and Illinois Stewardship Alliance.

On the Plumb Pavilion for free - 9 to 10 am - YMCA Zumba in the Park
10 am to 12pm - Truman's Ridge. Bluegrass music, Chicago Style

August 9, 2014

Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series continues with a performance by Truman's Ridge from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Plumb Pavilion in the City Park.

August 9, 2014

Sweet Autumn Clematis Festival 10am to 5 pm
Weber House & Garden, 1503 Baker Street
See hundreds of feet of walls covered in Autumn Clematis; followed by punch in Luther Hal. The Autumn Clematis should bloom for 2 weeks.

August 30, 2014
Roamer Cruise Night and Car Show. The largest cruise night in downstate Illinois, featuring over 500 cars and 18,000 spectators in the downtown business district. On display is a 1917 Roamer, originally built in Streator. Cars will cruise from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday evening. Food, music, prizes, family fun. The car show will be held Saturday in Marilla Park from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with trophies awarded.

August 31, 2014
Labor Day Parade. Annual parade at 12:00 noon beginning at the BNSF station through the downtown business district to the City Park. For more information go to www.streatorchamber.com or call 815-672-2921.

September 13, 2014

Overdose Awareness Walk -

Streator High School parking lot, 10 a.m.
The walk starts at 10am at Streator High School at the corner of Bloomington and Lincoln St. We will walk to the Streator City Park(300 E Hickory) to the new band shelter. Speakers, balloon release, music and food. Please join us to educate and pay tribute to our loved ones who have died from this terrible disease.
Speakers will be: Mayor Lansford Kathleen Shea- Certified Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor Chicago Recovery Alliance Lasalle County Coroner Jody Bernard More to be announced. For more information, go to http://streatoroverdoseawareness.com/


Fall Fest is a great family event sponsored by the Streator Community Center. Event features are as follows:

Farmer's Market, Flea Market& Vendor Booths and children's activities including hayrack rides, straw maze, petting zoo, jumping castles, and games.

Live Entertainment on park stage, Frog jumpin' contest (Bring your own frog),

Watermelon Seed spitting contest, and THE RETURN OF OUTHOUSE RACES.

Schedule of events -

9 am to 9 pm- Farmer's Market / Food / Vendors

9 am to 7 pm - Childrens Activities (air brush tattoos, games, jumping castle, face painting) & Petting zoo from 9 am to 3 pm

1pm to 3 pm - Horse drawn hayrack rides

6 pm to 8 pm - Horse drawn hayrack rides

For more information please contact Jenny at 815/672-3600

September 20, 2014

"Praise at the Pavilion"  Live worship led by the Grace Community Church Worship Team; featuring Grammy award winning Petra lead singer Greg X. Volz. A free event for all ages with live worship, free food and kid's activities.  Plumb Pavilion- Streator City Park at 6:00 pm.  Sponsored by Grace Community Church.

October 13,2014

57th Anniversary Celebration of Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Weber House and Garden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hear stories about Burr Tilstrom, Fran Allison, and all the kuklapolitan players from their friend, Ted Weber.

October 22,2014
5th Annual Senior Forum, Streator Knights of Columbus, 9 am to 12pm This event is free for senior citizens and their families/caregivers. Features than 50 vendors, including the Illinois Veterans Administration, Hines VA Mobile Unit, Hardscrabble Lions Mobile Hearing Unit, Streator Lions Mobile Vision Unit and many other local businesses and services. Free health screenings, giveaways, flu shots, information on Alzheimer's, hospice, assisted living, adult day care, veterans assistance, financial planning, fitness and nutrition and more. Sponsored by Gary Wheeler, financial adviser for Edward Jones Investments.

October 25, 2014
Annual Downtown Trick or Treat parade 9 to noon for youngsters in their Halloween costumes. Sponsored by the Streator Downtown Area Businesses. Magic show at 9:30 and 11am.

November 29, 2014  Keeping Christmas Close to Home
Light Up Streator, the thirteenth anniversary of the lighting of the Christmas holiday decorations in the City Park. The event features a market place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christmas toy drive, food, live music and a special visit by Santa. Following the ceremony, guests may enjoy a "Family Christmas" at the Weber House and Garden. Call 815-672-2055 for more information or email streatortourism@gmail.com

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3rd Annual Lighted Parade & Midnight Madness, Parade starts at 7 p.m.

Stores & Vendors open after parade until midnight. Vendors will be at Park Place and Bruce Township Hall from 8 p.m. to midnight.

December 2014

Christmas at the Weber House & Garden, 1503 Baker Street, Streator, IL. Visitors to this popular tourist attraction will enjoy special holiday decorations of the historic home. Candles illuminate the house and each room has a unique story to be told. For more information call 815-672-8327 or go to the website at www.weberhouseandgarden.com

Year-Round

Trio of Homes Tour - Tour three unique homes in LaSalle County!

Weber House and Gardens - 1503 Baker Street, Streator, IL. Contact 815-672-8327 or visit www.weberhouseandgarden.com Call for prices.

Reddick Mansion and Garden - 100 W. Lafayette St, Ottawa, IL. Contact 815-433-6100 or visit www.reddickmansion.com.

Hegeler Carus Mansion - 1307 Seventh Street, LaSalle, IL. Contact 815-224-6543 or visit www.hegelercarus.org.

A list of daily events is also available at StreatorCalendar.com


 
Contact Streator Tourism at 815-672-2055