A list of daily events is also available at StreatorCalendar.com
Pipe Dreams Organ Concert -Feb 21-22
Returning in 2015, visitors will be treated to the remarkable sounds of six 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 Streator Grade School Band-Aids.
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.”
Saturday, February 21
1:00 Park Presbyterian 201 N. Vermillion
2:00 First United Methodist 201 S. Monroe
3:00 Holy Trinity Lutheran 101 Trinity Drive
Sunday, February 22
1:00 St. Paul's Lutheran 509 E. Broadway
2:00 St. Michael the Archangel 711 Lundy St.
3:00 Christ Episcopal Church 132 S. Vermillion
February 20, 2015
Light Up Streator Wine and Beer Tasting, Knights of Columbus, 6 to 9 p.m.
Funds raised will go toward our ongoing effort to decorate Downtown Streator and the City Park each year during the holiday season. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our organization.
February 28, 2015
Enjoy Greek Cuisine in this fundraiser sponsored by the Streator Downtown Area Businesses. The event takes place at the Silver Fox. Tickets are $50. All proceeds will benefit Heritage Park maintenance and downtown beautification. For more information, call Jim Pellino at 815-672-6203
March 5, 2015
100 Yr. Anniversary of the death of Honey Boy Evans
March 11, 2015
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 the Brain Injury Clubhouse, VAC (Meals on Wheels), March of Dimes and Streator Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Tickets will be available at SOCU beginning Tuesday, January 20th.
April 11, 2015
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
April 26, 2015
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
Preregistration will open soon and will be capped at 250
May to 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.
Blue Yonder, February 20-21
Cocoanuts, May 17-23
Barely Heirs, June 14-20
Damn Yankees, July 12-18
Oliver! August 9-15
The Games Afoot, September 6-12
Bonnie & Clyde, The Musical, October 4-10
The Kitchen Witches, November 12-15
May to October
Streator's "In the Good Old Summertime" Concert Series
Streator City Park, Plumb Pavilion
Sunday, May 10 SHS Band 2:00 pm
Friday, May 22 "Mary & the Troublemakers"
Tuesday, June 23 Fountain Dedication 6:30 p.m., followed by
US Army Jazz Ambassadors 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Friday, July 3 "Ray's Rockets" 7 -10 p.m.
Sunday, July 5 "Mary & the Troublemakers" 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 "Eddie Korosa Jr & His boys from Illinois" 11 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 23 SGS Band 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 "Rays Rockets" , TBD
Saturday, August 8 "Truman's Ridge" 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5 "Gibbons Brothers Band" 7-8:30 p.m. & 9:30 - 11 p.m.
May 12, 2015
"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 22-24 2015
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 and concert on Friday featuring "Mary and the Troublemakers" in the Plumb Pavilion. For more information, call 815-673-8937
June - October 2015
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 12, 2015
Relay for Life begins at Streator High School at 6 p.m.
The opening ceremonies will begin at 6p.m. and will conclude at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th.
June 23, 2015
Fountain Dedication, Streator City Park at 6:30 p.m.
Free Concert of the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band
to follow at 7 pm.
An exciting evening of fun for the whole family! Featuring Big Band Swing, Standards, Popular Tunes, Dixieland, Vocals, Patriotic, Bebop and Latin music.
June 28, 2015
3rd Annual Garden Walk, Sponsored by Streator Garden Club
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Music in Bloom at the Weber House and Garden, 1503 Baker St from 1 - 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person, 12 and under are free
Refreshments, perennials, and popcorn will be for sale.
The event features 2 acres of English Gardens with musicians playing throughout.
Benefits the SGS Band-aids.
July 1 - 5, 2015
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
July 4-25, 2015
The "Year of Pluto" Celebration
Friday, July 10th - Twin City Amatuer Astronomers 3 part presentation.
Lee Green will talk about New Horizons Mission and will play an "Interview with Clyde Tombaugh" at 8 p.m. at the Streator High School Commons.
Observation Night begins at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 11th Pluto Polka Party & Big Bang Brewfest
Features Eddie Korosa Jr, CHicago's #1 Polka Band
Big Bang Brewfest - Home Brew tasting $5 / 3 tastings
Polish Cuisine served by SDAB
Children's Activities sponsored by Streator Community Center
Streator City Park 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 - Watch the New Horizons Flyby Live Feed from NASA TV. This will be followed by a viewing of "The Year Of Pluto"
Streator Public Library, 9a.m.
Thursday, July 23 Streator Grade School Band Concert & Social
Streator City Park, 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 Streator Ag Day, Streator City Park
Flea and Farmers Market 9 am to 4 pm
Blacksmith Showcase 9am to 2 pm
Cattlemen's Lunch11 am to 2 pm
Kid's Activities 12pm to 6 pm
Clyde Pride Tractor Ride Parade & Show 2pm
Bovine Bingo, sponsored by Streator Lions Club 3 pm
Cattlemen Dinner 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Music / Entertainment 4:30 - 9:30 pm
Star Gazer markets will be held Wednesdays in July.
July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29.
In addition to the normal Saturday Farmers Market, a special Star Gazer Market will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on South Monroe Street in Downtown Streator.
August 2 to 8, 2015
National Farmer's Market Week . The event will feature classes during the week.
On Saturday, August 8th, there will be an expanded Farmer's Market, a petting zoo, and pony rides.
Includes Vendors, Art in the Park, Petting Zoo, Activities, Raffles, and
Illinois Stewardship Alliance.
August 9, 2015
Autumn Clematis Festival 10am to 5 pm
& Garden, 1503 Baker Street
See hundreds of feet of walls covered in
Autumn Clematis; followed by punch in Luther Hall. The Autumn Clematis should
bloom for 2 weeks.
August 21, 2015
Rockabilly Bash 6 pm
The Silver Fox.
Features live music & dancing. Tickets are $15 / person or $25 / couple
50/50 and raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit the Streator YMCA Sustaining drive for updates and repairs to the facility.
August 28 to 30, 2015
"It Just Takes One"
Park Place Conference Center, 406 E. Hickory St.
It Just Takes OneÂ featuringÂ Kate Tombaugh is an entertaining, one-woman musical that exploresÂ the charming, roller-coaster ride of a young woman busy embarking
on a career in opera while struggling to balance her social life.
Tickets are $10
September 5, 2015
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.
Gibbons Brothers band at the Plumb Pavilion from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m.
September 6, 2015
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.
P.N.A. Polish Picnic,Â P.N.A. 906 E Livingston St, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Music starts at 2 p.m.Â
Ray's Rockets 2-6 p.m.
Eddie Korosa Jr. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Serving polish sausage, kraut, beef, and hot dogs
September 18, 2015
1st Annual Farm to Table,Â Santerineos Family Farm, 5 to 10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of local food, local craft beer and local music. Your dinner ticket brings you a seasonal local dinner on our farm, craft beer tastings and some excellent local music.Â Ingredients will be grown at Santorineos Family Farm and built into a fabulous farm dinner by Mark Allen's American Kitchen. Plow Creek Bakery of Tiskilwa, Illinois will provide organic breads for our dinner tables.Â All proceeds from this event will benefit the Central Illinois Cycling Association's upcoming project to develop 140 acres of wooded land into an 8-10 mile trail system.
Tap your toes to music by modern folk artist Paul Doffing making a stop on his Freedom from Fuel tour - a tour entirely by cycle. This spring Paul is canceling his lease, relinquishing his possessions, and setting off on an international bicycle-music tour. By choosing to pedal his bicycle, to see the world with his own eyes, and to sleep under the stars, Paul is forging a path into the wilderness of the music industry.Â Following Paul will be our local rockabilly favorite, the Radium City Rebels. They promise you'll be dancing late into the night to 50s rock n' roll.Â Advanced ticket purchase required. Multiple ticket price tiers available - family friendly event. Please note - children under 12 not being seated for dinner will be admitted free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets; bringing in your own food or alcohol will not be permitted.Â
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 31, 2015
Annual Downtown Trick or Treat parade 9 to noon for youngsters in their Halloween costumes. Sponsored by the Streator Downtown Area Businesses.
November 28, 2015 Keeping Christmas Close to Home
Light Up Streator,
4th Annual Lighted Parade & Starlight Shopping
9 am to 11pm
Light Up Streator, the fourteenth anniversary of the lighting of the Christmas holiday decorations in the City Park, will be at 6:30 p.m
Vendors will be at Park Place, Bruce Township Hall, and the VFW from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Model Trains St. Mary's Lyceum - All Day
Light Up Streator - 6:30 p.m.
Lighted Parade - 7 p.m.
Starlight Shopping 8 -10 p.m.
Carriage & Trolley Rides 8 -10 p.m.
Live Reindeer 8 - 10 p.m.
Kids Activities - All day
The day will feature Christmas toy drive, food, 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 email@example.com
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
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
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