Valentine's Day in

There's something special for everyone in Downtown Kankakee!

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love, and what better place to do so than in the heart of Downtown Kankakee? With a variety of options, from charming breakfast spots to cozy bookstores and delightful shopping experiences, Downtown Kankakee offers the perfect setting for a memorable day with your special someone. Let's explore a day-long itinerary filled with love, laughter, and shared moments in this vibrant downtown hub.

Morning: Breakfast

Start your day with love on a plate at one of Downtown Kankakee's delightful Lori's Diner. Enjoy a cozy and intimate morning together, savoring a delicious breakfast with a side of warmth and affection. Share a cup of freshly brewed coffee or indulge in a sweet pastry as you kick off your Valentine's Day celebration.

Late Morning: Stroll and Shop Downtown

After a hearty breakfast, take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Downtown Kankakee. Explore the unique boutiques and specialty shops that line the Schuyler and beyond. Whether you're looking for a thoughtful gift or a little something special to remember the day, Downtown Kankakee's shops have a wide array of options for every taste.

Lunch: Culinary Delights in Downtown

As midday approaches, grab lunch at your favorite spot. Maybe continue on shopping and strolling to find something new!

Afternoon: Bookstore Bliss

Continue your day of love with a visit to our local bookstore. Dive into the world of literature together, exploring the shelves and discovering new (and old) reads. 

Evening: Dinner and Drinks

As the sun sets, it's time for a romantic dinner in Downtown Kankakee. Follow it up with a toast to love with a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail from one of our many bars.

Night: Movie Magic

Wrap up your Valentine's Day with a touch of movie magic. Check out if there are any special screenings or romantic movie nights happening at the historic Paramound Theatre. Whether it's a classic film or a recent release, sharing a cinematic experience together can be the perfect way to end a day filled with love and connection.


Downtown Kankakee provides a diverse array of options for couples to celebrate Valentine's Day from morning until night. Whether it's a romantic breakfast, a stroll through town, a bookstore adventure, or a cozy dinner and movie night, Downtown Kankakee offers a perfect blend of experiences for a day filled with love and cherished moments. Make this Valentine's Day unforgettable in the heart of Downtown Kankakee.

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