Joliet Summer Challenge – Explore Local Attractions For a Chance to Win Prizes

City of Joliet Logo.2.

This summer, the City of Joliet is excited to announce the Joliet Summer Challenge, a virtual passport program designed to encourage residents and visitors to explore local attractions and events.

Beginning on May 24 through September 2, 2024, participants will have the opportunity to enter to win $50 gift cards to local restaurants by checking in at various locations and events throughout Joliet.

The Joliet Summer Challenge is free to enter and easy to participate in. Simply download the app from and start exploring. Participants can earn check-ins by visiting a wide range of attractions, including:

1. Travel to a galaxy not-so-far away at Joliet Star Wars Day
2. Take a self-guided tour of the historic Old Joliet Prison
3. Learn about the “Road to Rock” at the Illinois Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Route 66
4. Sample some of Joliet’s finest wine at Bishop’s Hill (21+ only)
5. Root for the home team at a Joliet Slammers home game
6. Uncover more history at the Slovenian Women’s Union and Museum
7. Explore “The Jewel” on a tour of the Rialto Square Theatre
8. Attend an event at the iconic Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre
9. Appreciate the arts at Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery inside Joliet Junior College
10. Discover our city’s history at the Joliet Area Historical Museum
11. Find a new hobby at the Joliet Public Library (Ottawa St. Branch)
12. Expand your horizons at The Strange & Unusual Gallery

“The Joliet Summer Challenge is a fantastic way for residents and visitors alike to discover all that our city has to offer,” said Christa Desiderio, Joliet’s Deputy City Manager. “We are thrilled to host this exciting opportunity to explore Joliet’s unique attractions and support our local businesses and organizations.”
Heritage Corridor Destinations, the local Destination Marketing Organization promoting Joliet and the counties of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, Route 66, and Starved Rock, is organizing this promotion.

“We are excited to launch the Joliet Summer Challenge and encourage everyone to participate,” said Robert Navarro, President/CEO of Heritage Corridor Destinations. “This program not only showcases the incredible attractions in Joliet but also supports our local economy by driving traffic to these wonderful destinations.”

For more information about the program and to download the app, please visit


June 2024
July 2024
August 2024
September 2024
October 2024
November 2024
December 2024
January 2025
February 2025
March 2025
April 2025
No event found!
Prev Next