As winter's chill begins to fade, Downtown Kankakee bursts into life with the vibrant colors and renewed energy of spring. The heart of Kankakee County becomes a haven for locals and visitors alike, offering a myriad of experiences that celebrate the season's arrival.

Here's your guide to embracing the beauty of spring in Downtown Kankakee!

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.

As the winter chill descends upon us, Downtown Kankakee transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a plethora of activities and experiences to make the most of the season. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, here's your guide on how to spend a delightful winter in Downtown Kankakee.

As the holiday season quickly approaches, there's no better time to celebrate the spirit of giving by supporting local, small businesses in Downtown Kankakee! In a community that's growing and revitalizing, every contribution makes a significant impact.

Here are some heartfelt ways to ensure that your holiday shopping not only spreads joy but also helps nurture the growth of the local economy.

While we’re always proud to stand with small businesses and see them rise to the challenges of the marketplace, we know this is a great time of year to encourage people to support small businesses. Because when we support small businesses, it makes a big impact!

To Do This Fall In Downtown Kankakee

Summer may be coming to a close, but never fear, there is no shortage of things to do this Fall in Downtown Kankakee! 

With the newest renovation of the River Valley Metro Centre in Downtown Kankakee, travel is made even easier for local commuters.

Kankakee Metro Centre, located on Chestnut between Schuyler and Dearborn, the new facility incorporates design elements from the Downtown Kankakee streetscape plan. The Centre was built with comfort and safety of commuters in mind and will serve the citizens of Kankakee County for decades to come.

With the new Metro Centre in Downtown Kankakee comes the same trusted routes. These routes include: traditional / fixed routes, Midway or Metra routes, and paratransit services.

River Valley Metro also offers free local rides every Monday! Rides on all 11 local routes serving over 300 bus stops and the Metro Plus Paratransit service are free every Monday. Normal fares apply for Midway Airport Commuter Shuttle.

A full schedule of all routes and a trip planner can be found on the River Valley Metro website.

You can also follow along on the River Valley Matro Facebook for daily updates.

To Do This Fall In Downtown Kankakee

Summer may be coming to a close, but never fear, there is no shortage of things to do this Fall in Downtown Kankakee!