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Ottawa sets the stage for great entertainment, with rib-tickling standup comedy acts, delightful children’s fairytales and live local bands that’ll leave you clapping for an encore! Also in the spotlight: Toe-tapping musical revues will have you humming along, and crazy karaoke sing-alongs will leave you cheering! Relive memories to the tune of a swing-band sax under the shade trees, or groove to the beat of a rockin’ n’rolling concert along the riverfront. Variety will spice up your nights on the Ottawa entertainment scene.


There are currently 11 Entertainment listing(s) available.  

For a complete listing of what's going on in Ottawa check our Calendar of Events page!

6th Annual Ice Odyssey-November 29, 2014
Downtown Ottawa | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | | dittorcs@yahoo.com
Make this spectacular Ottawa festival a new Holiday Tradition for you and yours! Experience the amazing art of ICE SCULPTING as you stroll the downtown streets with your family! Watch first hand, as artists carve ordinary blocks of ice into whimsical holiday visions! Enjoy a Family Fun Day for children! Also, be sure to stop to browse the Holiday Bazaar. Visit the website for more information. Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm....Visit Website
Carretto's Bar & Bowl
, 729 Chestnut Street, Ottawa, IL 61350, Corner of | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-1469 | garyg.burrows@comcast.net
Enjoy an evening out bowling a few games at our six-lane bowling center. An Ottawa landmark, Carretto's offers a retro environment and affordable entertainment for family and friends. We offer a full-service bar with craft beers on draft, a range of appetizers and sandwiches - try our hand-breaded tenderloins, "big as a hubcap." Or take advantage of our dining room before or after your games, with a menu featuring our famous fried chicken, steaks and chops, pasta, seafood. Book your next party at Carretto's for a memorable night. Catering is available.
Cruise Night in Ottawa - June 13, 2014
Downtown Ottawa, LaSalle St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-228-4083 |
Come to Ottawa and check out the antique and custom cars during the city's 16th Annual Cruise Night! Over 100 different models of cars will line the streets! It's every car buffs dream! LaSalle Street will be closed down for this event. Hosted by The LaSalle County Cruisers and the City of Ottawa. Call 815-228-4083 or 815-431-1061. FREE ADMISSION. Times: 6:00pm - 10:00pm....Visit Website
Flex Gym and Fitness Center (Health Club, Indoor)
1309 Starfire Drive | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-3539 |
Need a place to work out while visiting Ottawa? Come to Flex Gym and Fitness Center. Our facility offers a complete selection of strength training equipment and free weights. Also available, are a variety of cardiovascular exercise equipment featuring treadmills, exercycles, and elliptical machines. Complete showers and locker facilities available. For your convenience daily and weekly guest passes are offered. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 5:00am - 9:00pm, Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 7:00am - 1:00pm....Visit Website
Midwest Morel Fest - May 2nd and 3rd, 2014
Begins at Washington Square Park, South Rt 23 (In the heart of town) | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 1-888-OTTAWA-4 OR 815-434-2737 | Fax: 815-433-5477 | tourism@experienceottawa.com
LEARN, HUNT, AUCTION . . . for Morel Mushrooms during Ottawa's Midwest Morel Fest! This unique festival offers something for everyone from the mushroom enthusiast to the curious observer! See the following schedule: All events take place at Washington Square Park. *Friday, May 2nd - "LEARN AND GUIDED HUNT SEMINAR" by Morel University - limit of 120 Hunters - Begins at 4:00pm. *Saturday, May 3rd - "CHAMPIONSHIP HUNT" - limit of 440 Hunters - sign-in begins at 7:00am Saturday morning with a deadline of 8:45am. All contestants will be bused to the hunt site. NO OTHER VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL HUNT VEHICLES. *1:00pm "PUBLIC MOREL AUCTION". *2:30pm - "MOREL AWARDS CEREMONY". *Other Events - MOREL MUSHROOM MUSEUM, FARMERS MARKET, HAND AND HOME MADE MARKET, REDDICK MANSION TOURS, OTTAWA SCOUTING MUSEUM, HISTORIC WASHINGTON PARK, SHOPPING AND DINING, MAIN STREET ANTIQUES. Cost for seminar and hunt each: 13 yrs and over $30.00, 12 yrs and under $15.00, Walk-Ins add $5.00. No cancellations. No refunds. REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 1. Walk-Ins permitted if space allows. Call the Ottawa Visitors Center to make your reservations today! ...Visit Website
Off The Bench (Indoor Sporting Facility)
711 1/2 West Joliet St, (1 block west of Paramount Skating Rink) | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-992-9154 OR 815-992-9153 | dewey@offthebenchottawa.com
Looking for a family fun, weatherproof attraction? Check out Ottawa's newest MULTI-SPORT INDOOR TRAINING FACILITY! Strengthen your athletic skills in our complete, up-to-date, spacious facility! Softball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football, and more! Offering a large venue for parties, clinics, special events, or just a place to have a good time! Individual and Group Hourly passes available as well as Monthly, Quaterly, Bi-Annual and Annual. Introducing Darsi Callaway's SWEATSHOP featuring spin, fitness, resistance training classes plus Insane Bootcamp and 5K Group Running Classes AND Don Beebe's HOUSE OF SPEED. Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday 3pm - 9pm, Friday 3pm - 6pm, Saturday through Sunday 9am - 8pm. Call for prices. ...Visit Website
Ottawa's 2 Rivers Wine and Jazz Festival - June 6, 7, 8, 2014
Jordan Block in Downtown Ottawa, Along the Illinois Riverfront | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-0161, ext 0 |
Wine - Food - Jazz! Celebrating Illinois's finest WINE paired with exceptional FOOD and the smooth sounds of JAZZ! Buy your tickets at www.ottawa2riverswinefest.com . Don't forget to check out the Garden and Botanical Arts vendors on Court St. See our events calendar for music lineup! (For the safety of your pet and others, please leave your four - legged friends home for this event.)...Visit Website
Ottawa's Festival of Lights - November 28, 2014 at 6:00pm
Washington Square Park, LaSalle and Jackson Streets or Columbus and Lafaye | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-0161 | specialevents@cityofottawa.org
Celebrate the holiday season with the lighting up of historic Washington Square Park! A visit from Santa, a Holiday Parade, Victorian Christmas at the Mansion and festive decorations make this Ottawa tradition a memory to cherish! Parade begins at 6:00 pm. All events are weather permitting. ...Visit Website
Riverfest Celebration - July 30 - August 2, 2014
Ottawa's annual, and LaSalle County's largest festival, Riverfest, celebrates summer with a bang! Events include carnival rides, art shows, craft and flea market, kids activities, music demonstrations, parade, and the Taste of Ottawa! At Riverfest, you're sure to find something for everyone!...Visit Website
Roxy Cinemas
827 LaSalle St. | Ottawa, IL, | (815) 433-8303 |
Check out the Roxy Cinemas! Grab a bag of popcorn and catch the latest blockbuster movie! ...Visit Website
Shakers Lounge and Sports Bar
121 W. Stevenson Road | Ottawa, , 61350 | (815) 433-2110 | shakers@shakerslounge.com
Home of great food, spirits, and most of all great times! Shakers has that naturally welcoming atmosphere of fun and friendship that no chain can compete with! SPORTS BAR! We offer live music every weekend with no cover charge, Karoke on Thursday plus an outside volley ball sand court. Meeting space available. Open 7 days a week 10am - 2am....Visit Website


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