Upcoming Lockport Events

You are cordially invited to join in on the fun at the following Lockport events. They take place in or near the downtown. Choose to ride the I & M Canal Trail at a Bike and Dine Lockport event or come in the summer to the Crusin' Lockport Classic Car shows on Monday evenings. The Lockport events shown are sponsored by the City of Lockport, Lockport Township Park District, Main Street Lockport, Lockport Chamber of Commerce, Lockport Woman's Club, and Lockport Township Government.

Annual 1836 Fundraising Event - February 15, 2019


Lockport 1836 Event


THANK YOU to all the attendees and donors, at our 2019 1836 Event! We appreciate your support, and ability to help us achieve, and break our prior year fundraising. As a result of your help, we look forward to pursuing the Scale House project!


Clean Sweep

May 18, 2019 


Meet at the South Public Landing Parking Lot at 9 am to clean and plant the downtown, free T Shirt and lunch to volunteers. Also a prize drawing!
Please bring gloves, we will provide the tools.

Sponsored by Main Street Lockport



Old Canal Days - Wine Tent

June 14-16, 2019

Parade Friday night; Events Saturday and Sunday

Live Music, Family Activities, Wine Bar and Beer Garden. Event sponsored by the City of Lockport

Details: Old Canal Days Schedule



Cruisin' Lockport Classic Car Show and Farmers Market

Mondays, June through
the end of August
from 6 to 9 p.m.

Live music and family activities sponsored by the City of Lockport and the Lockport Township Park District



Summer Art Series at the Lincoln Landing

June through September

Steampunk - more information to come


Lockport Historic District

Stay tuned for details for the 2019 event!!



Lockport LobsterFest

October 5, 2019

Lockport LobsterFest

Join us for a special evening....

This year, we will be hosting our Fourth annual LobsterFest. A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the Illinois State Museum. The event will be held inside the beautiful Illinois State Museum, behind Embers, and includes live music and the opportunity to view the beautiful art exhibits.

There will be four seatings, at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Each seating is limited to 24 seats. 

Live Music.  Wine and Beer will be available. Stay tuned ... Tickets are $60 each, and include one drink!


** Registration is closed ... the lobsters are on their way!
** If you didn't get your Lobster dinner reserved in time, please join us for wine and music!




Annual Bike and Dine Lockport

Bike and Dine logo


Each ride is 25-30 miles with guides, and food after each loop, T-Shirt included.
** Click here for the Bike and Dine Waiver

** Stay tuned for dates and details for 2019!!

Reserve your spot today, and enjoy this ride thru historic Lockport and the I&M Canal!

Click here to see images of past Bike and Dine



WWII Days 


In Dellwood Park, Rte 171 and Woods Drive
Park opens at 9 am
WWII Days - Lockport





Main Street Lockport Holiday Food Drive


Downtown Shops will accept donations to benefit the local Food Pantry; look for shops with a food drive poster in the front window.



Christmas Crossroads

Saturday November 22, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 23, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lockport East High School Field House, 1333 E. 7th Street Lockport

Popular craft event featuring three days of crafts for sale at Lockport Township High School East, sponsored by the Lockport Woman's Club



Christmas in the Square and Festival of Trees

November 29, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Santa and his reindeer live from the North Pole. Santa will have a special gift for each child. Stop by the Gladys Fox Museum for the Festival of Trees and see the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn at Central Square, 222 E. 9th Street

Sponsored by: Lockport Township Park District, City of Lockport, Lockport Township Government, Lockport Chamber of Commerce, and a variety of local businesses.


Past Events

1836 Event

Images of past 1836 Events (click on the images to see larger images)
2017 --

2014 --


Bike and Dine Lockport

Images of past Bike and Dine (click on the images to see larger images)
2013 --


Old Canal days

Images of past Old Canal Days (click on the images to see larger images)
2012 --


Clean Sweep

Images of past Clean Sweeps (click on the images to see larger images)
2013 --