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Events and Attractions near Lake Alexander RV Park

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Local Events

Momence Gladiolas Festival

Join us for our annual small-town festival during early August.  Watch parades, meet the Glad queen and princess, enjoy rides at the carnival, see the classic car show, stock up at the flea and antique market, run the Kids Run or 5k and 10k River Run, and enjoy live music and great food!  (5-min drive)

Kankakee County Fair

A big local event in early August featuring carnival rides, games, 4-H exhibits, farm animals, and Grandstand events including a rodeo, tractor pull, demolition derby, and musical concerts.  Oh, and food, lots of food!  (20-min drive)

Events in Kankakee County

Kankakee County is rich with culture and entertainment.  Local festivals and events include the Strawberry Jazz Festival, Pembroke Rodeo, BBQ Fest, and the Merchant Street Music Fest (visit the web site linked above for schedule).

Chicago Festivals

The City of Chicago hosts so many festivals and events along the lakefront, downtown, and throughout the city.  Some popular events are the Taste of Chicago, Air and Water Show, World Music Festival, Chicago Blues Fest, Chicago Jazz Fest, and too many more to list (visit the web site linked above for schedule)!  (1-h drive)

Local Attractions

Mainstreet Momence

The historic city of Momence is your small-town home for supplies and dining during your camping trip.  You’ll find everything you need — fresh groceries, great restaurants, ice, gasoline, propane, fishing licenses, bait and tackle, banks and ATM machines, churches, post office, and attended laundromat.  (5-min drive)

Canoe and Kayak Trips

Paddle the beautiful Kankakee River!  Reed’s Canoe Trips rents canoes and kayaks and provides shuttle service for a variety of float trips down the river.  Another great way to enjoy nature during your camping stay.

Splash Valley Aquatic Park

Our local outdoor waterpark was recently renovated and updated.  Fun for all ages and well supervised.  Features include closed and open body/tube slides, children’s character slide, water troughs, main play feature with slide, volleyball courts, and concession stand.  (20-min drive)

Deep River Waterpark

Deep River is one of the Midwest’s largest outdoor water parks and features activities for all ages — Wave Pool, 2 Lazy River Rides, 2 Cannon Bowl Rides, Speed Slides, Paddles Play Zone for the little ones, the STORM ride complex, the KRAKEN 6-lane slide racer, and much more.  It’s open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and has plenty of lifeguards to keep the kids safe and happy!  (50-min drive)

Exploration Station Children’s Museum

Exploration Station is a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families.  (20-min drive)

Perry Farm Park

This Park offers recreation for all ages, including paved trails, recreational fields, playground, shelters, picnic areas, farm animals, Indian caves, fruit orchards, and rose gardens.  (20-min drive)

Fair Oaks Farm

This working farm in NW Indiana is the leading agri-tourism destination in the Midwest.  It blends fun and education with tours, activities, music, dining, lodging — and homemade ice cream!  (35-min drive)

Chicago Museums, Zoos, and Aquarium

Chicago has the best educational entertainment in the world!  Some of our favorites are the Shedd Aquarium, Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, and Art Institute of Chicago.  So much culture, so little time!  (1-h drive)