Downtown Kankakee Farmers Market


Downtown Kankakee is a unique mix of old and new. Century old brick and stone structures stand alongside modern steel and glass buildings. Downtown Kankakee is the governmental, financial and legal center of the city and the county. By day, downtown is buzzing with the vital business of the Kankakee county seat. By night, the sounds of acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies spill out onto the sidewalks. Crowds gather for movies or concerts at the stunning Paramount Theater or in the lawn of the iconic Illinois Central Depot. It is also home to a first-rate music festival, a renowned Saturday morning Farmers' Market and even a railroad museum.

Welcome to downtown Kankakee - we hope that you will take part in the exciting resurgence of our city's historic core.

Kankakee Farmers' Market

Local goodness! Get ready for opening day for the Spring farmers' market, Saturday April 26 from 8am to Noon. Enjoy fresh local foods and music!

Finding Kankakee: A Unique Artist Residency Experience

There is special experience open to a creative person to live and produce their art in Kankakee, Illinois. The artist selected would spend the summer experiencing Kankakaee, creating art, networking with local community leaders and artists, and presenting their work at several public events and venues. We are looking for a writer, an artist, a songwriter, or filmmaker to document their summer and hopefully be inspired to create from the sights and sounds of Kankakee.

The residency begins June 1 through August 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted from March 15 through April 18, 2014.

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Finding Kankakee

Wednesday Wheels in Kankakee