JUNE 1-3, 2018

Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, noon-10pm; Sunday, noon-5pm

In the heart of Starved Rock Country ~ Downtown Ottawa!

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Illinois Wine

Featuring nearly 20 Illinois wineries ~ pouring their finest!

Live Jazz

Three days of the VERY BEST of Chicago Jazz ~ on the lawn!
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Fresh Lobster

Order your lobster dinners in advance. We Sell Out!
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Welcome to the Annual Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest!

Since the very beginning, we’ve enjoyed working with our principle partners – the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association, Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ottawa Visitors Center – to once again bring you the BEST of Illinois wine, outstanding jazz and FRESH grilled lobster from the  Ottawa Noon Rotarians.

The success of the past years has been overwhelming! It’s because of Ottawa’s setting – comprised of the 2 rivers and the beautiful historic architecture, along with the friendly faces and the exceptional shopping and dining options – that so many people pick us for a perfect place to visit and conduct business.

While you are here we hope you get a chance to explore all of Ottawa’s history, including a stroll through beautiful Washington Park – the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate – as well as the nearby Reddick Mansion. You are sure to appreciate the beauty of our streetscapes, and are certain to find many unique, quality stores to browse, and plenty of quality dining options throughout Ottawa. Spend some time exploring our antique district on West Main Street, the specialty booths of our Outdoor Craft & Botanical Fair on Court Street on Saturday and Sunday – and everything Old Town has to offer during the festival.

We hope you enjoy your time here in Ottawa and plan to return soon. Cheers! And remember, Pick Us for shopping, dining, history, and so much more!

Robert M. Eschbach, Mayor

P.S. I enjoyed all of the positive feedback from the previous years’ event, and encourage you to send your comments again to mayor@cityofottawa.org. I look forward to seeing you.

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest is Brought to You by:

The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Visitors Center, and these Major Sponsors:

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Thanks to ALL our Sponsors!

A special thanks to these individuals and businesses who are essential to our success.

Be a Market Vendor

Shop the outdoor vendor market, Saturday and Sunday on Court Street!

Drive. Park. Stay!

Get a Room! Find your way to Ottawa and reserve a spot for the entire weekend.

Photo Gallery

There’s smiling, happy people everywhere ~ at Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest!