The former home of the Civil War general and president celebrates his 198th birthday with free admission to the Grant Museum, Main Street walking tours with Gen. Grant, a pie auction, a spy trial and cake.
Eagle Ridge Resort hosts two balloon races, two night glows and rides for the public.
Tour five private homes and the History Museum in this picturesque town in northwest Illinois.
The Lions Club puts on this riverfront festival, which includes wiener-dog races, polka lessons, nail-driving, pumpkin-decorating and a beanbag tournament.
There's a juried fine arts/arts and crafts fair, farmers market, wine garden, bake shop, music and children's games in Grant Park.
The town's annual parade is along Main Street at 6:30 p.m.
More than 5,000 candle-lit luminaria line the streets of this historic town and 30 windows become animated.