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Starved Rock Lodge hosts special events throughout the year. These range from seasonal events such as our annual Oktoberfest Dinner to children's events like our Breakfast with Santa in December and Teddy Bear Tea in February. For more information and to make reservations, please contact our Activities Department at (815) 220-7386.

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January 2020

Jan 16

Euchre Tournament

Thu, January 16 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu. January 30, 2020

Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place - $200, 2nd place - $100, 3rd - $50. Grand Prize overall winner wins a travel voucher – amount determined by weekly sign-up. Entry fee: $15 Please note: There is a maximum of 64 people allowed to play. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (815) 220-7386.

Jan 23

Euchre Tournament

Thu, January 23 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu. January 30, 2020

Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place - $200, 2nd place - $100, 3rd - $50. Grand Prize overall winner wins a travel voucher – amount determined by weekly sign-up. Entry fee: $15 Please note: There is a maximum of 64 people allowed to play. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (815) 220-7386.

Jan 25

Eagle Watch Weekend

Sat, January 25 @ 9:00 am
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One event on Sun. January 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

Birds of Prey shows and family activities at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, Starved Rock Lodge and Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock for live eagle viewing or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour. Wristbands will be available for $2 to use the trolley shuttle all day. For a full event schedule of events or for more information, visit www.illinoisaudubon.org.

Jan 26

Eagle Watch Weekend

Sun, January 26 @ 9:00 am
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One event on Sun. January 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

Birds of Prey shows and family activities at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, Starved Rock Lodge and Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock for live eagle viewing or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour. Wristbands will be available for $2 to use the trolley shuttle all day. For a full event schedule of events or for more information, visit www.illinoisaudubon.org.

Jan 27

Sewing Rocks Retreat (sold out)

Mon, January 27
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One event on Mon. February 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

Please note: Both retreats are currently sold out. To be put on the waiting list, please call (815) 220-7386. Day 1:9am: Check-in to sewing room4pm: Check-in for overnight stay at Starved Rock Lodge 5pm: Dinner (included) Followed by an instructional class (optional, TBD)After dinner on nights one and two, you can stay up all night sewing, relax in the Great Hall, go for a swim or turn in early! Day 2:8am: Breakfast (included) followed by free time. 11am: Depart on…

Jan 30

Euchre Tournament

Thu, January 30 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu. January 30, 2020

Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place - $200, 2nd place - $100, 3rd - $50. Grand Prize overall winner wins a travel voucher – amount determined by weekly sign-up. Entry fee: $15 Please note: There is a maximum of 64 people allowed to play. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (815) 220-7386.

February 2020

Feb 10

Sewing Rocks Retreat (sold out)

Mon, February 10
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One event on Mon. February 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

Please note: Both retreats are currently sold out. To be put on the waiting list, please call (815) 220-7386. Day 1:9am: Check-in to sewing room4pm: Check-in for overnight stay at Starved Rock Lodge 5pm: Dinner (included) Followed by an instructional class (optional, TBD)After dinner on nights one and two, you can stay up all night sewing, relax in the Great Hall, go for a swim or turn in early! Day 2:8am: Breakfast (included) followed by free time. 11am: Depart on…

Feb 12

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, February 12 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners!  Star Union Spirits, Cajun Connection and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and food tastings.  Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you into Peru to Star Union Spirits Distillery in the Historic Westclox building for cocktails and appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Utica for dinner and drinks at Cajun Connection. …

Feb 16

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, February 16 @ 9:30 am
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One event on Sun. February 16, 2020 at 9:30 am

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 12 and February 16, 2020. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.

Feb 20

Rock Star 2020

Thu, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
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Who will be Starved Rock’s ROCK STAR in 2020? Join us on February 20, February 27, March 5 and March 12 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2020 Rock Star. Show starts on Thursday, February 20 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lodge. Come early and join us for dinner. Rock Star is sponsored by Starved Rock Lodge, 99.3 WAJK & 96.5 WOLF radio stations as well as Euclid…

Feb 27

Rock Star 2020

Thu, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
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Who will be Starved Rock’s ROCK STAR in 2020? Join us on February 20, February 27, March 5 and March 12 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2020 Rock Star. Show starts on Thursday, February 20 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lodge. Come early and join us for dinner. Rock Star is sponsored by Starved Rock Lodge, 99.3 WAJK & 96.5 WOLF radio stations as well as Euclid…

March 2020

Mar 05

Rock Star 2020

Thu, March 5 @ 7:00 pm
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Who will be Starved Rock’s ROCK STAR in 2020? Join us on February 20, February 27, March 5 and March 12 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2020 Rock Star. Show starts on Thursday, February 20 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lodge. Come early and join us for dinner. Rock Star is sponsored by Starved Rock Lodge, 99.3 WAJK & 96.5 WOLF radio stations as well as Euclid…

Mar 11

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, March 11 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners!  Star Union Spirits, Cajun Connection and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and food tastings.  Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you into Peru to Star Union Spirits Distillery in the Historic Westclox building for cocktails and appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Utica for dinner and drinks at Cajun Connection. …

Mar 12

Rock Star 2020

Thu, March 12 @ 7:00 pm
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Who will be Starved Rock’s ROCK STAR in 2020? Join us on February 20, February 27, March 5 and March 12 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2020 Rock Star. Show starts on Thursday, February 20 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lodge. Come early and join us for dinner. Rock Star is sponsored by Starved Rock Lodge, 99.3 WAJK & 96.5 WOLF radio stations as well as Euclid…

Mar 13

Owl Prowl Night Walks 2020

Fri, March 13 @ 6:00 pm

Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6:00 pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8:00 pm. During the program, Steve will have some owl specimens, feathers and pellets. He will be trying to call in a Screech, Barred and Great Horned Owls. Maybe if we are lucky we will see some nest or uncommon wintering owls. Price is $10 per person…

Mar 14

Owl Prowl Hoo Haven Presentation 10am

Sat, March 14 @ 10:00 am

Owl Prowl Weekend 2020Hoo Haven PresentationsSaturday, March 14 @ 10am, 12pm & 2pmSunday, March 15 @ 10am, 12pm & 2pm "Hoo" Haven Wildlife and Education Center from Durand, IL will be here with their owls for a presentation. Programs are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm in the LaSalle Room of the Lodge. Ticket PriceAdults: $5Children 10 & Under: $3 Please call (815) 220-7386 for more information

Mar 14

Owl Prowl Hoo Haven Presentation 12pm

Sat, March 14 @ 12:00 pm

Owl Prowl Weekend 2020Hoo Haven PresentationsSaturday, March 14 @ 10am, 12pm & 2pmSunday, March 15 @ 10am, 12pm & 2pm "Hoo" Haven Wildlife and Education Center from Durand, IL will be here with their owls for a presentation. Programs are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm in the LaSalle Room of the Lodge. Ticket PriceAdults: $5Children 10 & Under: $3 Please call (815) 220-7386 for more information

Mar 14

Owl Prowl Hoo Haven Presentation 2pm

Sat, March 14 @ 2:00 pm

Owl Prowl Weekend 2020Hoo Haven PresentationsSaturday, March 14 @ 10am, 12pm & 2pmSunday, March 15 @ 10am, 12pm & 2pm "Hoo" Haven Wildlife and Education Center from Durand, IL will be here with their owls for a presentation. Programs are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm in the LaSalle Room of the Lodge. Ticket PriceAdults: $5Children 10 & Under: $3 Please call (815) 220-7386 for more information

Mar 14

Owl Prowl Night Walks 2020

Sat, March 14 @ 6:00 pm

Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6:00 pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8:00 pm. During the program, Steve will have some owl specimens, feathers and pellets. He will be trying to call in a Screech, Barred and Great Horned Owls. Maybe if we are lucky we will see some nest or uncommon wintering owls. Price is $10 per person…

Mar 15

Owl Prowl Hoo Haven Presentation 10am

Sun, March 15 @ 10:00 am

Owl Prowl Weekend 2020Hoo Haven PresentationsSaturday, March 14 @ 10am, 12pm & 2pmSunday, March 15 @ 10am, 12pm & 2pm "Hoo" Haven Wildlife and Education Center from Durand, IL will be here with their owls for a presentation. Programs are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm in the LaSalle Room of the Lodge. Ticket PriceAdults: $5Children 10 & Under: $3 Please call (815) 220-7386 for more information

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