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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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December 2019

Dec 11

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, December 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. …

Dec 21

Breakfast with Santa

Sat, December 21 @ 8:30 am

Join the jolliest man, himself, as well as Mrs. Claus for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge.  Following breakfast, you’ll be treated to “Magic by Cory.”  Also attending will be “Grace” a white tailed deer from Furry Friends. Children can take turns sitting on Santa’s lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate treat. Please note: There is only one seating time at 8:30am.

Dec 31

New Year’s Eve Party

Tue, December 31

Theme: 70's New Year’s Eve Overnight Party Package: $525 (for two)Includes: Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment in the Great Hall, champagne toast at midnight, late check-out, New Year’s Day Brunch. Plus, a chance to win a $1,000 travel voucher. Party Only Package: $285 (for two)Does not include overnight stay, brunch or chance to win the $1,000 travel voucher. Please note: For a full refund, cancellations must be made…

January 2020

Jan 05

Starved Rock Wedding Expo

Sun, January 5 @ 12:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, January 5th from 12-3pm in the Great Hall for our 15th Annual Starved Rock Lodge Wedding Expo! Meet with our preferred vendors, explore the wedding venue, sample delicious cuisine and enjoy champagne. Free event, no RSVP needed.

Jan 08

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, January 8 @ 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. …

Jan 12

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, January 12 @ 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.

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

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

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

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

Thu, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu. March 12, 2020

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

Thu, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu. March 12, 2020

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

Thu, March 5 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu. March 12, 2020

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

Thu, March 12 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu. March 12, 2020

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

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