A Celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German Wine and Beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to music by the Doodledorfers Band. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein.
Board the Spirit of Peoria for a rare experience on a genuine paddle wheeler! Go through the locks twice, enjoy lunch and be entertained with music and river lore. You will meet at the Starved Rock State Park boat ramp for boarding. Reservations are required. $35 per person. For more information or to book call 815-220-7386.
Join us as we honor Chief Walks with the Wind and the Native American history from Starved Rock Lodge’s days gone by. Enjoy stories, songs and ceremonies shared by Jerry Savage (the grandson of Sam Sine, who was known by many as “Chief Walks with the Wind”). This is a free event, open to the public. This event will be held in the Great Hall.
It’s classy, it’s sassy and delicious. And it’s going to be a bacony good time. Join our Culinary Team as they prepare a one-of-a-kind bacon creation paired with a different beer for each course. Your evening begins with bacon-inspired appetizers. Next, you’ll be seated for a four-course bacon-themed dinner served by our friendly staff, accompanied by a perfectly matched glass of beer. Bacon is sizzling hot and so is our Chef’s Team preparing this challenging Read More
Do you love wine? How about chocolate? This is the dinner for you then as we incorporate the two for a 4-course meal. Our chef and his team will bring you a chocolate inspired dinner to be paired with the perfect wine. This is a great event for wine and chocolate enthusiasts. Reservations are required due to limited availability. $65 per person. This event will take place on the Porch of Elements Restaurant. For more Read More
Stop by Starved Rock Lodge’s East parking lot and have your motorcycle blessed by local clergy in one of two ceremonies. Ceremonies will be held at 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm. The blessings remind us that life is a journey and we need to ask for God’s protection. A great kick-off for biking season! Open to the public. For more information, please call 815-220-7386.
See some of the best photography of Starved Rock and the surrounding parks at our annual PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW on Sunday, February 22, 2015. The Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge will be the place where all the photos entered in our 2015 “I Love Starved Rock” Photo Contest will be displayed. Judging will take place before the show starts and award ribbons will be given prior to the opening of the show. Many of the Read More
What better place to show your photos than in Illinois best photographic playground? Join us for our annual Photo Contest. This year’s theme is I Love Starved Rock. Submit your best Starved Rock photos (see restrictions) from now through Feb. 17, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to photo show winners. CLICK HERE TO DOWN LOAD THE ENTRY FORM & CONTEST RULES. Judging will take place on the morning of February 22, 2015. The PHOTO SHOW will Read More
Plans are now being made for our 2015 Bald Eagle Watch Weekend for January 24 & 25, 2015! Area school children will enjoy a Raptor Program at the Peru YMCA on Friday, January 23. The IL Raptor Center is planning a special, VIP event for Friday night! Details to come. This event will be for volunteers, event staff, sponsors, supporters, and anyone else who doesn’t get a chance to see programs during the weekend. Raptor Read More
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 9am-5pm The 27 th Annual Valley Carvers Woodcarving Expo is scheduled for September 27, 2015 at Starved Rock Lodge (Great Hall & Starved Rock Room) from 9 am to 5 pm. See over 100 exhibits of woodcarving artists. Outside the Lodge, see chainsaw woodcarving in action. Raffles of woodcarvings and other items. Open to the public. Free admission. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust. For more information, contact Bob Wills at Read More