Arts in the Park
Ottawa's Art in the Park is sponsored by Ottawa Art League, and is held annually at Washington Park. This fine art festival is a juried and judged show and sale featuring 35+ artists and artisans exhibiting works across many mediums.
Engle Lane Theatre
Community Players of Streator, Inc. makes its home in the Wm. C. Schiffbauer Center for the Performing Arts at Engle Lane Theatre, commonly known as Engle Lane. Six live theatrical shows are produced each season which runs from May through October. Visit their website to learn more about their upcoming shows!
Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra
Since their first season in 1949-50, the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra has been striving to fulfill its mission "to entertain and inspire the community by performing live orchestral music." Music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Periods has been prepared under the direction of seventeen conductors, and has featured local and international soloists, along with yearly traditions like the annual Pops Concert and the bi-annual Nutcracker ballet.
Ottawa Mural Walking Tour
The Brush With History public art program was developed to help revitalize Ottawa’s downtown and create a cultural attraction for tourists and residents of the community. To date, ten murals have been completed with the most recent being completed in 2019. The murals focus on figures or events that shaped Ottawa’s history including local industry, prominent citizens or the creation of major improvements in the area. Schedule a tour by calling the Ottawa Visitors Center, or pick up a free self guided walking tour booklet.
Route 34 Drive-In
Open since 1954, and showing movies for well over 60 years - the Route 34 Drive-In Theatre is located just west of Earlville, Illinois, on ‘old’ Route 34. This nostalgic drive-in features a 60 x 90 foot screen “looming” just off the main highway – you can’t miss it! Enjoy double features, classic cartoons and delicious snackbar treats! Parking is first come, first serve. Head to their website for showtimes and more details.
Salt Tree Yoga and Wellness Center
The Himalayan Salt Cave at SaltTreeYoga is one of about 150 salt caves in the United States and one of less than 10 in Illinois. Located in the Starved Rock area, SaltTreeYoga offers a variety of healthy activities including Yoga, a Skin Rejuvenation Bed, Flotation Hydrotherapy, Massages, Essential Oils and workshops. Everything at SaltTreeYoga, old and new, focuses on restoring wellness and balance to the body, mind, and spirit.
Stage 212 is the Illinois Valley's community theater and regularly presents a full season of 4 productions in the winter, spring, summer and fall along with Off-Season productions, Children's theatre and live events.