Consider an excursion where instead of waking up to the nagging noise of an alarm, the soft rays of sunlight peek through your blinds and a fresh breakfast waits for you, on your schedule. One moment you could be jamming to live music and the next canoeing a scenic river. This may seem like a dream, but it doesn’t have to, and it certainly doesn’t have to break the bank.
Take the Merchant Street Music Festival in Kankakee. This free two-day festival at the historic downtown train depot is a celebration featuring local and regional musical talent, not to mention excellent food and drink.
Canoeing the Kankakee River
A free music festival is great, but we all deserve a full weekend getaway every once in a while.
So for those looking to treat themselves, consider the ‘canoeing on the Kankakee River’ package through the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel is located just 10 minutes from the festival and the canoeing package includes an overnight stay with breakfast for two and sets you up to canoe on the Kankakee River.
Make it a Weekend
Consider a couple great ways to enjoy this as a full weekend outing.
First, you and your partner could arrive Friday evening to sample some fine dining and drinks and kick back while listening to the sounds of the festival. When you’re ready, retire to the Hilton Garden Inn to get some sleep before heading out on the river Saturday.
Second, your duo could come in early Saturday and head out onto the river for a canoeing adventure. Once you’ve finished up that activity, head on over to the festival to catch the classic car display and of course more delectable culinary options all the while taking in the tunes. After the long day, you’ll probably be pretty tired, and that is where the Hilton Garden Inn comes in to save the day. Wake up the next day and enjoy your breakfast for two before heading home.
Either way, you are sure to have a great time, while saving a few dollars. Enjoy!
Note: To receive the Canoeing the Kankakee Package, contact the Hilton Garden Inn directly at 815-932-4444 with the promo code, CKRP. Make sure to book at least seven days in advance.
-The Illinois Office of Tourism