Things to do this weekend

Feeling the winter blahs??  Need something to do??  I don't blame ya, here's a couple of things happening.

Utica is having their Mardis Gras parade this weekend and the weather should be pretty decent for it, for Feburary that is. It's downtown Utica at 6pm.  Everybody that has gone to it has a ball!  The people who run the parade promise to keep it family freindly, so you don't have to worry about things getting out of control.

And if that's not enough for you, the Starved Rock Lodge is having their "Between the Canyons" craft beer and wine tasting.  Do you love wine? How about beer?  If you love wine or craft beer come to Starved Rock Lodge on Friday, February 8th for thier first-ever “Between the Canyons” Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Event!  From 6 to 8 pm. they will feature wines from Starved Rock, Illinois River Winery, White Oak Vineyards, Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winerty, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, August Hill Winery, Creekside Vineyards and others.  Euclid Beverage will be featuring select Leinenkugel and craft beers. Plus, they will have appetizers and entertainment.

Then Saturday and Sunday morning it's Mardis Gras Time at the Brightwood Inn!!  Feb. 9th & 10th we'll be serving, Eggs Bennedict, Bananas Foster French Toast, Eggs Hussarde & Bread Pudding French Toast w/ Bourbon Pecan Syrup!  Also Champagne & Mimosas and  EVERYONE gets Beads!! Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!!!  That's "Let the good times roll" in Cajun, Y'all.... ;)  Call 815-667-4600 to reserve a room for the 9th and/or10th. Special deal for a 2 night stay!

And we're still running our "No Tax" special, so there's no reason to feel those winter blahs anymore!  Reserve your room at the Brightwood Inn, have some fun, so you can go in to the next week feeling more energized! Remember, all our rooms have fireplaces and most have two person hot tubs for you to relax in!