170th Kankakee County Seat Anniversary


The Kankakee Day Planning Committee will host a “Make Music in Kankakee Day,” an all day open jam session, on Kankakee Day, Wednesday, June 21, from 11am – 7pm on the 200 block of S Schuyler Ave, involving the businesses on that block and utilizing the Farmer’s Market Gazebo. This is an open mic for musicians, to honor both Kankakee County’s 170th birthday as well as International Make Music Day. Come out and celebrate with us, order from Johnny’s Pizza or other nearby restaurants, and enjoy the music.

25% off for their Kankakee Day sale. Follow fb.me/finegoodsboutique/  for additional sales info.

Spend $10 at Moon Cookie Gallery and get a free sticker.

Offering 30% off for new website builds or website redesign services for any business in Kankakee County in June. Request your free consultation at abstractionz.com

$2 a slice of pizza from Johnny’s Pizza during Kankakee Day’s music jam session from 11am to 7pm – offer good for anyone gathering at the gazebo.

No Dogs Sports Bar

Kankakee Day Special! $2 domestic beers and $1 off regular price on mixed drinks and specialty beer/seltzers on June 21, 2023

Happy Kankakee Day from all of us at Napa Auto Parts! Visit Napa at 151 E Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901

Free day at the Kankakee County Museum Wednesday June 21st from 10 am – 4 pm in celebration of Kankakee Day.

20% off in celebration of Kankakee Day. Madame Saint Vintage will also drop a special collection of Kankakee memorabilia.
Roze Lingerie Boutique is a new shop in downtown Kankakee! We would love to have you come check us out. We are size inclusive XS – 4X. We carry specialty lingerie, everyday basics, lounge & more!! We’re open 11-6 on Wednesday. Mention this ad in store and get 10% off your order!
259 S. Schuyler Ave. Kankakee

Drink specials at Out on a Limb for Kankakee Day
$2 Bud Light
$1.00 Canadian Club w/ soda
$4.00 Fireball Shots

Get a free fridge magnet with every delivery order from Local Bites Delivery in June.  Each day will also feature a free item from a different restaurant. Visit fb.me/Localbites.delivery for details.

About Kankakee Day

On June 21st, 1853 the town known (at the time) as Kankakee Depot was voted the official government seat for newly-founded Kankakee County. Shortly thereafter, such time-revered city landmarks as the courthouse were established creating its downtown.

One hundred years later, quite a bit of fanfare was held by local citizens, businesses, and organizations throughout the streets of that same downtown in honor of the first Kankakee Centennial Celebration. 

The citizens of Kankakee Area have a lot to be proud of: an extremely rich cultural and economic heritage; a unique natural landscape courtesy of the Kankakee River; and a continuously developing history of outstanding community leaders.

Today, Kankakee continues as a breeding ground for creative genius, a growing hub for the arts, and a cornucopia of charitable hearts, famous for its uncanny ability to materialize respite in times of great need.

On Kankakee Day, citizens are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors, learn about local history, engage in community service projects, get involved with local happenings, attend local events, support local government, talk to local leaders, eat local cuisine, patronize local businesses, and most importantly of all Love Kankakee.

On June 21, 1953, the City of Kankakee celebrated its heritage and centennial with the massive Kankakee Centennial Parade. For Kankakee’s citizenry it was an opportunity to express pride in their community, by both honoring the past and demonstrating their confidence in the future.

Local Culture


Downtown Vitalization
Youth Empowerment

Local Pride

Shake the Fear
Love Kankakee
Celebrate Kankakee
Kankakee Proud

The Founding of Kankakee
Experience Our Hisory