Sugar Creek Symphony & Song

Getting to the Festival
Where's Watseka?
Watseka is located on the intersection of Routes 1 & 24, approximately 90 miles south of downtown Chicago. If traveling along Interstate 57, take the exit at Gilman, Ill. and proceed east on Route 24 for 14 miles until reaching Watseka, Illinois. If traveling via Interstate 65 through Indiana, exit at the Remington, Ind. exit onto Route 24. Head west 32 miles until reaching Watseka, Ill.

Where to Stay
Hotels in Watseka

Super 8
710 W. Walnut St., Watseka, IL
(815) 432-6000

Hotels within 15 Minutes of Watseka
Budget Host Inn
723 S. Crescent St.
Gilman, IL
(815) 265-7261
Dairy on the Prairie
1437 N. State Route 49
Onarga, IL 60955
(815) 683-2774

Heartland Spa
Located between Crescent City and
Gilman just south of Rte. 24
(815) 683-2182

Super 8 Motel
1301 S. Crescent
Gilman, IL
(815) 265-7000
Travel Inn
834 US Highway 24 West
Gilman, IL
(815) 265-7283

Hotels within 30 Minutes of Watseka
Hilton Garden Inn
455 Riverstone Parkway
Kankakee, IL 60901
Tel: (815) 932-4444
The hotel has a pool, hot tub, and business center. All rooms have high-speed internet, microwave, and refrigerator.

Holiday Inn Express
205 S. 7th St.
Kentland, IN
(219) 474-5700
Kankakee South K.O.A.
425 E. 6000 S.
Chebanse, IL
(815) 939-4603

Lake Arrowhead Campground
1478 N. 500 E. Rd.
Onarga, IL
(815) 268-4849
Spring Creek RV Park
83 Deer Trail
Watseka, IL
(815) 683-2018

Camper Parking
Wal-Mart (parking lot)
1200 E. Walnut
Watseka, IL
(815) 432-2200

Where to Eat in Watseka
Fine Dining
Miss Karol's
1140 E. Walnut, Watseka, IL
(815) 432-2875

VIPS Family Restaurant
715 W. Walnut St., Watseka
(815) 432-2146
The Watseka Family Table
101 Jefferson St.
Watseka, IL 60970

Specialty Shops for Coffee, Smoothies and Pastries
120 W. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-4143

Casual Dining and Fast Food
Burger King
504 W. Walnut St.
(815) 432-0116

Dairy Queen East
802 E. Walnut St.
(815) 432-2037
Fiesta Restaurante (Mexican)
Rte. 1 & 24, west side of Watseka
(815) 432-3971

KFC (under construction, as of summer 2010)
800 W. Walnut St.
(815) 432-3603

827 W. Lafayette
(815) 432-5020
Monical's Pizza
1004 E. Walnut
(815) 432-3714

Pizza Hut
1144 E. Walnut St.
(815) 432-2999
Subway Sandwiches
1156 E. Walnut St.
(815) 432-5533

Super Buffet (Chinese)
1168 E. Walnut
(815) 432-5121
313 E. Walnut
Watseka, IL
(815) 432-3282

Casey's General Store
123 W. Walnut
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-1019
Scotchmon's West
750 W. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-6161

Next to Wal-Mart
ATMs in Iroquois County
First Trust Savings & Loan of Watseka and Clifton
120 E. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL
There are ATM's in the after-hours lobby to the right of the main entrance and on the north side of the building, entering from Oak Street, in the drive-through lanes.

First National Bank of Gilman
209 S. Crescent
Gilman, IL
Tel: (815) 265-7264
First National Bank of Watseka
141 Veterans Parkway
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-6445
The ATM is in the drive through lane on the right side of the bank.

Iroquois Federal
201 E. Cherry St.
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-2476
Go into the drive-through via the parking lot. The ATM is in the right-most lane of the drive-through.

216 S. Fourth St.
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-3977
Scotchmon's East
1000 E. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-5670
The sister store of Scotchmon's West, this conveniene store also has an Iroquois Federal ATM.

Scotchmon's West
750 W. Walnut
Watseka, IL
This gas station and convenience store has an Iroquois Federal ATM inside near the coffee machines and just before the Monical's pizza corner.

Sumner National Bank
198 S. Fourth St.
Sheldon, IL
Tel: (815) 429-3331

Internet Access in Watseka
Watseka Public Library
201 S. Fourth St.
Watseka, IL
(815) 432-4544
The Watseka Public Library has several workstations so users may check email and do general computer work. The connection is generally fast and reliable and the staff is friendly and courteous.

Iroquois Memorial Hospital
200 Fairman Drive
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-5841

Provena Saint Mary's Hospital
500 W. Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Tel: (815) 937-2490
Riverside HealthCare
350 N. Wall
Kankakee, IL 60901
Tel: (815) 933-1671

Historical Societies
The Iroquois County Historical Society
(Old Courthouse Museum)
103 W. Cherry St.
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-2215

The Kankakee County Historical Society
801 S. Eighth Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Tel: (815) 932-5279
Chambers of Commerce
The Bradley-Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce
1690 Newtowne Road
Bourbonnais, IL
Tel: (815) 932-2222
The Kankakee River Valley Chamber of Commerce
101 S. Schuyler Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Tel: (815) 933-7721

The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce
206 E. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL
Tel: (815) 432-2416

Gilman Area District Library
117 E. Second St.
Gilman, IL
Tel: (815) 265-7522

Kankakee Public Library
304 S. Indiana Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Tel: (815) 939-4564
Milford District Library
2 S. Grant Ave.
Milford, IL
Tel: (815) 889-4722

Sheldon Township Public Library
125 N. Fifth St.
Sheldon, IL
Tel: (815) 429-3521
Watseka Public Library
201 S. Fourth St.
Watseka, IL 60970
Tel: (815) 432-4544

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Experience the Voices of Our Summer Festival

Courtenay Budd
Marie, The Daughter of the Regiment

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Javier Abreu
Tonio, The Daughter of the Regiment

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Matthew Lau
Matthew Lau

Sulpice, The Daughter of the Regiment

"Ho un dottor"
Il barbiere di Siviglia

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Cindy Sadler
Marquise, The Daughter of the Regiment

"Pour une femme de mon nom"
La fille du regiment - Donizetti

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