It’s one of Illinois’ biggest and best, featuring wines from over 20 wineries from across the state. And, it kicks-off Friday, June 7, 2013 in Ottawa. (Friday 5 – 10pm, Saturday noon – 10pm, Sunday noon – 5pm) We can’t think of a better way to end your work week – or to start the summer!
We have 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 and outstanding jazz. And this year once again, we are pleased to offer fresh grilled lobster in conjunction with Ottawa’s Noon Rotarians. The success of the past two years have been overwhelming!
It’s because of Ottawa’s setting – comprised of the 2 Rivers and beautiful historic architecture, and the friendly faces, 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 a number of unique, quality stores to browse, as well as a lovely selection of dining options throughout Ottawa. Spend some time exploring our Antique District on West Main Street, the specialty booths of our Botanical Fair on Court Street and everything Old Town has to offer during the festival.
We hope you enjoy your time spent in Ottawa and plan to return soon. Cheers! And, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you.