Let's Plan a Staycation!

162Vacations are a great way to recharge your mind, body and spirit. Need a quick break but don’t want the hassle (or cost!) of planning a vacation? A staycation might be in order.

Make the most of your staycation with these suggestions.

  • If you are looking for an international escape, try experiencing a new culture. There are a wide variety of festivals featuring art, music and food from around the world, such as the Chinatown Summer Fair (July 19) or Taste of Latin America (August 1-2).
  • Recharge your batteries. Turn off the electronics and spend some time exploring nature. Kankakee State Park and Perry Farm both host beautiful picnic spots, parks and walking paths.
  • Let your mind explore! Read a new book or attend a play. Cats the Musical comes to 555 Mulberry Street in Manteno on July 30- August 2. The Millennium Park Summer Film series runs every Tuesday night until August 25, 2015.
  • Try exploring these various unique festivals:

    Merchant Street Music Festival
    July 24–25 | Kankakee Depot

    Gladiolus Festival
    August 5–9 | Downtown Momence

    Chicago Jazz Festival
    September 3–6 | Grant Park

    Herscher Homecoming and Labor Day Celebration
    September 5–7 | Downtown Herscher

    Fall Art Stroll
    September 13 | Depot Park

    Manteno Oktoberfest
    September 24–26 | Downtown Manteno