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.

1836 Fundraising Event

Lockport 1836 Event

A special thank you, for all who attended this year's event!
Click HERE to see if there are pics of you!

Clean Sweep

May 20, 2017 8:30 am


Meet at the South Public Landing Parking Lot 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

June, 2017

Parade Friday night; Events Saturday and Sunday

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

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

200 W. 8th Street, Lockport, Illinois

940 S. State Street, Lockport, Illinois (2nd floor above Thimbles)

Stay tuned for details for the 2017 event!!

Lockport LobsterFest


Lockport LobsterFest

Join us for a special evening....

On October 7, we are hosting our Second 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 wonderful dinner music and games.

There will be four seatings, at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Each seating is limited to 25 seats. Ticket price is $60, which covers one delicious Lobster meal, one drink, and a donation to the museum. This was an amazing hit last year and tickets went fast. Tickets are limited, so reserve your spot today!!!

Live Music by Mixed Company. Wine and Beer will be available. Get your tickets while you can!

Lobsterfest 2017

Seventh 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

2016 Rides: June, August or September

June 10 - riding north on I & M Canal path and then connect with the Centennial Trail to Lemont - lunch at the Stone House Grill and back to Lockport to Mama Onesta's
August 12 - north on the I & M and then connect with the Old Plank Trail - lunch at J-Town Eatery and finish at Embers Tap House
September 9th south on the I & M and back (hope to be able to walk through Hell's Gate Haunted House !!!). Back to Lockport for lunch, north on the I & M and back to Lockport and finish at Public Landing.

All rides will be between 25 and 30 miles and the cost is $45.

Event Dates
** Please submit/email signed waiver (above)

Click here to see images of past Bike and Dine

WWII Days 2016


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)
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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 --