Calendar of Events

Starved Rock Lodge offers a calendar of fun things to do throughout the year.  Starved Rock State Park is one of the best places in Illinois to go hiking. We offer seasonal and historic Trolley Tours, guided hikes, musical tribute shows and more.

Click HERE to see our Calendar of Events.

Click HERE to see our SPRING POW WOW Newsletter.

If you need more information or want to reserve tickets for an event,

please call our Activities Department at 1-815-220-7386 or E-mail ednad@starvedrocklodge.com.


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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Basket
Basket Weaving July 10th 6:30-8:30p.m. A relaxing beginner class with Leesa Tipton, that will teach you the art of basket weaving.  Anyone can sign up regardless of skill level.  This will be a beginner level basket where everyone will take home their finished basket.  The project will be a small, round basket with a plastic water bottle liner.  Dimensions are roughly 3w x 5h, and used as a flower vase to sit on a table or hang from hook.  There will also be plenty of time for visiting and sipping wine.  Included is all the weaving materials needed and a glass of wine and snacks. Class can accommodate 20 people and reservations are required.  Class will be held at The…Read more

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park (and sometimes visiting nearby Matthiessen State Park) every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00 a.m. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes vary each week and over a 3-month period, the group will see the entire park. So, over the course of a year, the Walker’s Club sees each part of the park in each season of the year. Make some new friends and learn about wildlife, wildflowers and more. This event is free and open to the public. PLEASE NOTE: We will not hike on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Poppies
Paint & Wine with Hugo Monet’s Poppies (Series of 3) Life, Love & Happiness April 17th, May 8th, June 5th 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Hugo Heredia, a local artist, will use the theme of Monet’s Poppies to bring you a series of artwork that can be hung together or alone.  April 17th: Life, May: 8th Love, June 5th:Happiness.  Join us for an evening of wine, music and art with you as the artist.  Enjoy a relaxed painting session with family and friends, or come alone and meet new people. No painting experience necessary.  Evening includes: all of the painting materials you will need, glass of wine, snacks.  Everyone will finish a ready-to hang painting to take home. Class can accommodate 20…Read more

Friday, April 18th, 2014

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Wine & Shopping Tours run EVERY Friday in March and April from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Tickets are $17 per person. Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the wine tasting rooms at Cattails, August Hill and Illinois River Winery.  Receive a glass to sample wine of your choosing.  The Trolley will also stop throughout historic downtown Utica.  There is some walking and standing on this tour. For more information and to make reservations for a tour call 815-220-7386. To book your Wine & Shopping Tour online, click a link below. Friday, April 18, 2014 – 1pm Friday, April 25, 2014 – 1pm To book a Wine & Shopping Tour for May call 815-220-7386.  

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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MARCH: Saturdays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm APRIL & MAY: Saturdays -  3:00pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm JUNE – OCTOBER Tuesday – 3:00pm Thursday – 3:00pm Saturday – 3:00pm Sunday – 12:00pm & 1:30pm November & December Saturday: 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm & 1:30pm Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10 (Due to the annual Burgoo Festival in Utica, there will be NO Historic Trolley Tours on Sunday, October 12, 2014). Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center where you will see a short video of the area. You will also travel to…Read more

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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ST LOUIS CANYON SPRING FI
Offered: in April & May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket Price: $32 for adults, $27 children (10 and under). 9am tour begins with trolley ride and hikes and ends with lunch at 12:00pm. 11am tour begins with lunch followed by trolley tour and hikes at 12:00pm Experience the fun of outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided hike to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will hike to French and St. Louis Canyons as well as Ottawa Canyon. The tour will also include your selection from our SPECIAL LUNCH MENU and a relaxing, historic trolley ride. This is a hiking tour and is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386. APRIL: Saturday,…Read more

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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FEATURED IMAGE TAKE A HIKE
Guided hikes with lunch are offered by Starved Rock Lodge on Saturdays and Sundays from April through November. Join us for a guided hike from the Lodge to LaSalle and Tonti Canyons. In our opinion, this is the BEST way to see Starved Rock State Park! Participants meet in the Hotel Lobby to pick up a lunch and a souvenir  “Starved Rock” backpack. Our friendly guides from Starved Rock Lodge will share their knowledge of Starved Rock State Park (named a National Historic Landmark in 1960) and Starved Rock Lodge (named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985). Hikers will stop for lunch once they reach LaSalle Canyon.  After lunch, the hike continues to Eagle Cliff and Lover’s Leap.  The…Read more

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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MARCH: Saturdays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm APRIL & MAY: Saturdays -  3:00pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm JUNE – OCTOBER Tuesday – 3:00pm Thursday – 3:00pm Saturday – 3:00pm Sunday – 12:00pm & 1:30pm November & December Saturday: 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm & 1:30pm Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10 (Due to the annual Burgoo Festival in Utica, there will be NO Historic Trolley Tours on Sunday, October 12, 2014). Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center where you will see a short video of the area. You will also travel to…Read more

10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Join us for Easter on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and enjoy our delicious buffet in the Main Dining Room and Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. This all-day event is offered from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Menu items offer something for everyone. Price: $21.95/adults (1/2 price for children under 10). Reservations are required for all holiday buffets. Be sure to call early for  reservations so you can book the time of your choice. (815) 220-7321.

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Dining Room Fall 2013
Sunday Brunch at Starved Rock Lodge is a fan favorite!  Reservations are required. $15.95 per person. Half price for children 10 and under. Children under age 3 are free. Call our Hostess at (815) 220-7321 for reservations.