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Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge are open. Although the Lodge is privately managed, guests and employees of the Lodge must wear face masks in all (indoor) public areas, maintain social distancing of 6-feet and comply with all state regulations. Enjoy limited indoor dining, outdoor dining on the Veranda or place a carry-out order. The Starved Rock Cafe and Trailheads Concessions are also open daily for food, drinks, ice cream and more.

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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August 2020

Aug 25

Music on the River

Rhythm on the River with Kevin Kramer

Tue, August 25 @ 6:30 pm

Join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for a night filled with food, fun and live entertainment aboard the Spirit of Peoria, an authentic multi-level paddlewheel boat. Move to the music of Jimmy Buffett, Blues, Country and more! July 28: Parrotheads and Paddlewheels with Brian BenkseAugust 25: Rhythm on the River with Kevin KramerSeptember 24: Classic Rock on the River with Steve SharpOctober 6: Blues on the River with Steve CerquaOctober 20: Country on the River with Ryan Wotherspoon Boarding…

September 2020

Sep 24

Music on the River

Classic Rock on the River with Steve Sharp

Thu, September 24 @ 6:30 pm

Join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for a night filled with food, fun and live entertainment aboard the Spirit of Peoria, an authentic multi-level paddlewheel boat. Move to the music of Jimmy Buffett, Blues, Country and more! July 28: Parrotheads and Paddlewheels with Brian BenkseAugust 25: Rhythm on the River with Kevin KramerSeptember 24: Classic Rock on the River with Steve SharpOctober 6: Blues on the River with Steve CerquaOctober 20: Country on the River with Ryan Wotherspoon Boarding…

Sep 27

Valley Woodcarvers Expo (Cancelled)

Sun, September 27 @ 9:00 am

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. Save the date for Sept. 26, 2021. See you the. Free admission. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust. For more information, contact Abby at (815) 433-5933.

October 2020

Oct 06

Oktoberfest 2020

A celebration of Germany

Tue, October 6 @ 11:30 am

Lunch Buffet 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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Buffet Only: $28Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43Children 12 & Under: $12

Oct 06

Oktoberfest (Evening) 2020

A celebration of Germany

Tue, October 6 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on Sat. October 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Dinner Buffet 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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Buffet Only: $28Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43Children 12 & Under: $12

Oct 06

Music on the River

Blues on the River with Steve Cerqua

Tue, October 6 @ 6:30 pm

Join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for a night filled with food, fun and live entertainment aboard the Spirit of Peoria, an authentic multi-level paddlewheel boat. Move to the music of Jimmy Buffett, Blues, Country and more! July 28: Parrotheads and Paddlewheels with Brian BenkseAugust 25: Rhythm on the River with Kevin KramerSeptember 24: Classic Rock on the River with Steve SharpOctober 6: Blues on the River with Steve CerquaOctober 20: Country on the River with Ryan Wotherspoon Boarding…

Oct 17

Oktoberfest (Evening) 2020

A celebration of Germany

Sat, October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Dinner Buffet 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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Buffet Only: $28Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43Children 12 & Under: $12

Oct 18

Oktoberfest (Evening) 2020

A celebration of Germany

Sun, October 18 @ 5:00 pm

Dinner Buffet 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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Buffet Only: $28Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43Children 12 & Under: $12

Oct 19

Oktoberfest 2020

A celebration of Germany

Mon, October 19 @ 11:30 am

Lunch Buffet 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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Buffet Only: $28Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43Children 12 & Under: $12

Oct 20

Oktoberfest 2020

A celebration of Germany

Tue, October 20 @ 11:30 am

Lunch Buffet 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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Buffet Only: $28Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43Children 12 & Under: $12

Oct 20

Oktoberfest (Evening) 2020

A celebration of Germany

Tue, October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Dinner Buffet 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 authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Buffet Only: $28Buffet, Tastings & Stein: $43Children 12 & Under: $12

Oct 20

Music on the River

Country on the River with Ryan Wotherspoon

Tue, October 20 @ 6:30 pm

Join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for a night filled with food, fun and live entertainment aboard the Spirit of Peoria, an authentic multi-level paddlewheel boat. Move to the music of Jimmy Buffett, Blues, Country and more! July 28: Parrotheads and Paddlewheels with Brian BenkseAugust 25: Rhythm on the River with Kevin KramerSeptember 24: Classic Rock on the River with Steve SharpOctober 6: Blues on the River with Steve CerquaOctober 20: Country on the River with Ryan Wotherspoon Boarding…

November 2020

Nov 13

Leinenkugel Dinner (sold out)

Fri, November 13 @ 6:00 pm

This fun evening includes a dinner with all dishes made with Leinenkugel beer.  You will also be able to taste the Leinenkugel beer variety.  There will be chances to win great prizes and one lucky guest will win a grand prize. Must be present to win. Please note: This event is sold out.

December 2020

Dec 31

New Year’s Eve Party

Thu, December 31

Theme: TBD New Year’s Eve Overnight Party Package: $550 (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: $310 (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 2021

Jan 17

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, January 17 @ 9:30 am
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Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 21, 2021. 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 30

Eagle Watch Weekend 2021

Sat, January 30 @ 9:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 2 times

Birds of Prey Shows (Starved Rock Room) and family activities at Starved Rock Lodge (Great Hall), the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center and the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center.  Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock or Eagle Cliff and look for eagles in flight or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour.  Events run from 9:00am-4:00pm each day. For a full event schedule of events visit www.illinoisaudubon.org.

Jan 31

Eagle Watch Weekend 2021

Sun, January 31 @ 9:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 2 times

Birds of Prey Shows (Starved Rock Room) and family activities at Starved Rock Lodge (Great Hall), the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center and the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center.  Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock or Eagle Cliff and look for eagles in flight or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour.  Events run from 9:00am-4:00pm each day. For a full event schedule of events visit www.illinoisaudubon.org.

February 2021

Feb 21

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, February 21 @ 9:30 am
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Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 21, 2021. 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.

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