Special Events



Scarecrow Building Contest

Voting: October 10 – 30

Calling all scout groups, homeowners associations, business members and families…Join the third annual Scarecrow Building Contest and decorate the Founders Community Center for Halloween. The cross sticks will be provided by the Park District and will be available for pick-up starting August 18. All entries are due by October 8. Voting will run from October 10 – 30. Voting will take place at the Founders Community Center office and Facebook.com. Remember to let your creative skills shine and construct some eye catching entries.

Halloween Coloring Contest

Starting October 1
Due Date: October 29 by 5:00 pm

Enter the Frankfort Park District’s coloring contest for a chance to win prizes.
Starting October 1, pick up a coloring sheet to bring home and color. Return your finished masterpiece to the Park District with
your name and phone number on the back and you will be entered into our contest. All entries will be displayed at the
Founders Community Center for everyone to enjoy.
Due Date:               October 29 by 5:00 pm
Age Categories:   3 & under, 4 - 6 years, 7 - 9 years, 10 & older

To Download Coloring Sheet Click on Age Category:

3 & under Coloring Sheet





4 - 6 years Coloring Sheet





7 - 9 years Coloring Sheet





10 & older Coloring Sheet





21st Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, November 8
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
Free Admission!

A diverse selection of crafters and vendors, including Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Origami Owl, Thirty One, Avon, Holiday Decorations, Premier Design Jewelry, Floral, Clothing and much more!!! This is a great time to get some great holiday gifts.
For additional information or booth availability, please contact the Frankfort Park District office at 815-469-9400 or email cdebella@frankfortparks.org

Click here to download the Application Form

Crafty Kids Day  New!

Saturday, November 8
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Founders Community Center

Drop in for some “crafty” kind of fun.  Kids can choose one or both crafts to make while parents get time to shop around the Holiday Craft & Vendor Show.  Crafts to choose from will be “Turkey” themed and “Snowmen” themed.  There will also be fun games, coloring and kid friendly movies playing during the day.  No registration is required. 
Age:                3 - 8 years
Fee:                $5 per craft  

Fall Wine Tasting

Friday, November 14
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Let the experts at Wine Styles of Frankfort & Shorewood teach you about the many varieties of wine and beer you will taste. There will be 50 different wines to sample and available to purchase that evening. This fee includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir wine glass. Pre-registration is required. NO REGISTERATION will be taken at the door. Space is limited, please register early. You must be 21 to attend.
Registration Deadline: November 7 or until filled.
Age:                21 & older
Fee:                $14

Mickey Mouse’s Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, November 26
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Founders Community Center

Happy 86th Birthday Mickey Mouse!!!  Come celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday with your friends.  Children will enjoy crafts, party games, cheese pizza and birthday cake during the party.  Remember to wear your favorite Mickey Mouse attire to this party!!! 
Registration Deadline: November 21
Age:                3 - 8 years
Fee:                $8/NR $11 

Lunch with Santa

Saturday, December 6
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Community Center

Celebrate the holidays by joining Santa and Frosty the Snowman for lunch.  Each child will have an opportunity to visit with Santa.  After your child has given Santa their “wish list”, enjoy some fun family entertainment.  Each child will receive a goody bag at the event.  Our lunch menu will include a slice of cheese pizza, cookie and a drink.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All participants must pre-register.  NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.  Space is limited, please register early.
Registration Deadline: December 1 or until filled.
Age:                All
Fee:                $9/NR $12 per person

Letters to Santa

Due Date: December 10 by 5:00 pm

Starting November 24, Santa’s mailbox will be displayed at the Founders Community Center. Santa will personally write to each and every child who writes him a letter, provided that all letters are received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 10. Santa can only send letters to children who include the following: child’s full name, address, city, zip code and of course, their wish list! Parents, please complete checklist when sending the letter. Checklists will be available at the main office or on the park district website.

Please address letters to:
Santa Claus
25 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole
c/o Frankfort Park District
140 Oak Street
Frankfort, IL 60423

Holiday Coloring Contest

Due Date: December 17 by 5:00 pm
Enter the Frankfort Park District’s Holiday Coloring Contest for a chance to win prizes. 
Starting November 24, you can pick up or download a coloring sheet at the Founders Community Center or at www.frankfortparks.org. 
Return your finished masterpiece to the Park District with your name and phone number on the back and you will be entered into our contest. 
All entries will be displayed at the Founders Community Center for everyone to enjoy. 
Due Date:                  December 17 by 5:00 pm
Age Categories:    3 & under, 4 - 6 years, 7 - 9 years, 10 and older

The Polar Express Storytime Train


Registration Date: Saturday, November 1 / 9 am (doors open)

Founders Community Center (140 Oak Street)

Two forms of residency are required.  A driver’s license and tax bill or utility bill may be used.

ALL ABOARD…The Frankfort Park District would like to invite children and their parents to take this special train ride to the North Pole.  On the way to the “North Pole,” Santa’s elves will be busy making balloon animals while you enjoy listening to the “Polar Express” story.  When we reach the “North Pole”, we will find Santa Claus and bring him back with us on the train to the Tinley Park Train Station.  Enjoy cookies, juice and holiday music on our way home.  A parent or guardian must accompany all children.  Due to the popularity of this event, a maximum of six tickets per household are available to purchase at time of registration.
      Tinley Park – 80th Avenue Metra Station, 18001 S. 80th Ave – Tinley Park
     Sunday, December 14
# 1 Time:
       Train departs at 9:30 am sharp
# 2 Time:
       Train departs at 11:30 am sharp
# 3 Time:
       Train departs at 1:30 pm sharp
                  $10/NR $13 per person

Reindeer Games  New!

Wednesday, December 17
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center

Dress in your pajamas and slippers and join the Frankfort Park District for an evening of holiday fun and games.  The elves are planning some reindeer games and will hold a candy cane hunt around the Founders Room.  After all the fun and games, join the elves for a reading of some holiday favorites and watching a holiday movie.  A bedtime snack of cookies and juice will be served. 
Registration Deadline: December 11
Age:                3 - 8 years old
Fee:                $9/NR $12

Countdown to 2015                                       

Wednesday, December 31
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Founders Community Center

Kids, get ready to put on your party hats; grab your noise makers and countdown to 2015!!!  Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Frankfort Park District and dancing, party games, a giant inflatable, crafts and ice cream.  There will be a “countdown to 2015” balloon drop at noon to celebrate the New Year! 
Registration Deadline: December 23  
Age:                3 - 8 years old
Fee:                $7/NR $10

Fall Volunteer Opportunities:

Please click HERE to download a listing of our 2014 Fall volunteer opportunities.