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Upcoming Events

  • Art in the Park Workshop (Fall Colors)

    Description:  Join park naturalist and artist Lisa Sons for an afternoon of painting fun with acrylics!  The workshop will paint an abstract and colorful fall scene with trees and leaves.  All supplies are furnished by the Starved Rock Foundation which is the park’s non for profit friend’s group.  The program is FREE but Donations are welcome.  Participants are more than welcome to bring a non alcoholic beverage and snacks with them to enjoy during the 2 hour class.  This workshop is not suitable for those younger than 16 years of age.

    Date: September 11, 2022

    Time:  1:00 – 3:30 pm

    Location:  Starved Rock Visitor’s Center

    Registration required:  Yes, registration is required and class size is limited to 12 persons.                    Starved Rock Hikes, Programs, and Event Registration

  • Birds of Prey on Display

    Description:  Rich Escutia will be giving birds of prey shows with his hawks and falcons outside of the Eagle Roost Cabin along the trail behind the Starved Rock Visitor Center.  Program presenters like Rich are paid through the Starved Rock Foundation, the park’s non for profit friends group.  The program is FREE but donations are welcome inside of the Starved Rock Visitor at the Foundation’s donation boxes.

    Dates:  May 15th, June 18th, 19th, July 16th, 17th, August 13th, 14th, and September 11th, and 12th, 2022

    Time:  1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location:  Starved Rock Visitor’s Center

    Registration required:  No

  • Junior Ranger Day

    Description:  July 31st is World Ranger day set aside to celebrate and honor “rangers” throughout the world who give their time, knowledge, and expertise to the various ecosystems, habitats, plants, trees, animals, and to you the park visitor each and every day of the year.  Celebrate on Saturday, July 30th, by enjoying fun crafts, guided hikes, activities, and of course don’t forget to earn  your “Junior Ranger Badge” at the Starved Rock Visitor Center.  Meet Smoky the Bear and his friend Sadie the Starved Rock Eagle too!

    Date:  July 30th

    Time:  9 a.m. to Noon

    Location:  Starved Rock Visitor’s Center

    Registration required:  No


2022 Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

  • July 16th & 17th, Falconry with Rick Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program
  • July 30th, Junior Ranger Day

August

  • August 13th & 14th, Falconry with Rich Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program

September

October

November

December