Arts and Entertainment

Plainfield’s downtown is not just for shopping and dining; it’s also the place to go if you are looking for some great entertainment. Downtown Plainfield is the heart of activity throughout the year with concerts, festivals and other events. A few annual favorites include Plainfield Fest, Summer Cruise Nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day and the Halloween Spooktacular. Plus, throughout the year, guests can enjoy concerts and movies in Settler’s Park, weekly antique car shows, wine tastings, live music and family events at the library.

For art lovers, the Lockport Street Gallery is an absolute must. Located in downtown, this beautiful gallery displays and sells paintings, jewelry, sculptures and furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries. The gallery specializes in Louis Icart and Salvador Dali, but certainly doesn’t stop there.

History buffs enjoy visiting the nearby historic Naper Settlement and the newly restored Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Depot right in town. The Depot, in use until the early 1970s, is available for tours by appointment during weather-permitting seasons and will also be open during events in town.

Performing arts lovers will find anything and everything at the Rialto Square Theatre in nearby Joliet, from ballet to bridal expos, comedy to cooking classes, travel cinema to tap dance and everything in between. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and cited as one of the 10 most beautiful theaters in the world, the Rialto is a must-see for cultural enthusiasts.