Special Events


Daddy/Daughter Dance - “Sweet Memories” - Both dances are filled

Friday, February 5 or Saturday, February 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
$9 person/NR$12/person

Join us for a special evening with your little girl at our annual Daddy/Daughter Dance.  Light refreshments will be served along with entertainment courtesy of a live DJ.  To capture your evening together, a professional photographer will be available to take formal pictures at an additional charge.  Register early, this event fills up quickly.  Pre-registration is required, NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.
Registration Deadline: Registration is now closed
Ages:      All
Fee:        $9 person/NR$12/person

Senior Valentine Luncheon

Thursday, February 11
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
55 years old & older

Cupid is calling and he is ready to start Valentine’s Day with you!  Come enjoy live entertainment, catered lunch and dessert. You won’t want to miss this special day and remember to wear something red with your dancing shoes. 
Registration Deadline: February 5
Ages:      55 years old & older
Fee:        $12

Wellness Fair

Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
Saturday, February 27
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

A Wellness Fair co-sponsored by the Frankfort Park District and the Village of Frankfort will be held at the Founders Center, located at 140 Oak Street. There will be health screenings, educational information, demonstrations, refreshments, giveaways and much more! The exclusive participating sponsor of the Wellness Fair is Franciscan St. James Hospital.

23rd Annual Family Fun Faire

Lincoln-Way Central High School
Saturday, March 5
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please join us for the annual T.E.A.M. Asset Family Faire featuring a wide variety of games and activities for all children to enjoy.  Come out for a day of family fun!  A FREE pancake breakfast will also be served from 9:00 - 10:00 am!  If you are a business that is interested in exhibiting or being a sponsor for this large (estimated attendance is over 800 people) family event, please contact the Frankfort Park District at (815) 469-9400.    
Ages:      All
Fee:        FREE

17th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, March 5
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
FREE Admission

Craft items include; doll clothes, stained glass, kitchen items, Spring decorations, blankets, note cards/tags, handmade jewelry, hair accessories and much more!  Vendors included; Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon, Thirty-One, Norwex, Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, Premier Design Jewelry, Younique, Silpada, Sonoma Farm and Origami Owl.   
FREE Admission!
For additional information or booth availability, please contact the Frankfort Park District office at 815-469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org

Click here to download the Spring Craft & Vendor Show APPLICATION.

Clover Hunt

West side of Founders Community Center (outside)
Saturday, March 5
12:00 pm
2 - 8 years old

Back by popular demand!!!  Join the Frankfort Park District for the Clover Hunt to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!!!  Special prizes will be given to those children who find the special cloves.  Registration is not required, just show up for the hunt.  Remember to visit our annual Spring Craft and Vendor Show inside the Founders Community Center.  This event will be held rain or shine and is Free. 
Ages:      2 - 8 years old
Fee:        FREE

Lunch With Bunny

Saturday, March 19
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$9/NR $12/person
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Join Peter Cottontail for lunch, a family-friendly magic show and more!  Each child will receive a goody bag.  All participants must be registered, including parents.  Remember that after this luncheon; join us at Commissioners Park for the annual Egg Hunt!  This is going to be a hopping good time!  NO TICKETS will be sold at the door. 
Registration Deadline: March 15
Ages:      All
Fee:        $9/NR $12/person

Egg Hunt With Peter Cottontail

Commissioners Park (Fort Frankfort)
Saturday, March 19
1:00 pm
1 - 8 years old

Grab your baskets and come to the Annual Egg Hunt.  The Frankfort Area Jaycees and the Frankfort Park District are again teaming together to bring the children a special holiday event.  Peter Cottontail will join them in the hunt for the eggs.  Every child will receive a bag of candy.
Ages:      1 - 8 years old
Fee:        FREE
                 •    Rain location: Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Super Dog Egg Hunt

Bark Park at Commissioners Park
Saturday, March 19
2:30 pm

Egg hunting has gone to the dogs!  Dash around the Bark Park at Commissioners Park with your dog collecting treat-filled eggs and help your dog sniff out the special egg to win a prize.  Line up early because this hunt will be over in a flash.  After the hunt, visit with our dog friendly vendors and get your photo with Peter Cotton Tail.  Families and all friendly dogs are welcome at this free, on-leash event.  An adult should accompany dog-owners under the age of 12.  While you are enjoying the hunt, please remember to sign up for the 2016 Bark Park season.
Time:     2:30 pm
Fee:        FREE
                 •    Rain Date: Tuesday, March 22 @ 6:00 pm

Sponsored by:



11th Annual Family Fun Fly

Fort Frankfort at Commissioners Park
Tuesday, March 29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grab your kites and join us as we celebrate “Flying for Kids Month”, a statewide kite fly to promote park districts, recreation agencies and the Park District Youth License Plate.  Bring your own kite or borrow one from the Park District to fly.  This event is FREE and open to the public!
Ages:      All
Fee:        FREE
                 •    Rain/Weather Date: Saturday, April 16 @ Main Park 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Drive-In Movie Night

Tuesday, March 29
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
$15/NR $20/person

Kids, drive-in to our 1st movie night at the Founders Community Center.  Bring a large cardboard box, pillow and blanket and get ready for a night to remember!  We’ll decorate the “cars”, enjoy pizza and punch and settle in for the movie on the big screen. 
Registration deadline: March 24
Ages:      4 - 10 years old
Fee:        $15/NR $20/person

Celebrating Earth Day  

Main Park
Saturday, April 16
12:30 - 2:30 pm

Come out to Main Park for an afternoon of Earth Day fun!  There will be green education workshops, learning activities for children, a hands-on workshop with Home Depot,  crafts, electronic recycling frop-off, give-a-ways, popcorn, hot dogs and more!  Each family will receive a tree sapling to plant and help make a difference this Earth Day. 
Age:        Families
Fee:        FREE

Spring Wine Tasting

Friday, April 22
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
21 years old & older

Join us for an evening of good times, good friends and great wines.  Let the experts at Wine Styles of Shorewood teach you about the many varieties of wine 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 REGISTRATION will be taken at the door.  Space is limited, please register early. 
Registration Deadline: April 10 or until filled. 
Instructor:    Wine Styles of Shorewood
Age:        21 years old & older
Fee:        $15

Sponsored by:


Mother/Son Bowling Night

Friday, May 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thunderbowl, 18700 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena
$19/NR $22/person

Hey moms, looking for a fun evening out with your little guy?  Join us at Thunderbowl in Mokena for two games of bowling and dinner. This is a great opportunity to have some fun spending time together with a little competition mixed in. Pizza, pop, two games of bowling, shoes, and bowling balls are included in the fee.  NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.
Registration Deadline: April 22
Ages:      All
Fee:        $19/NR $22/person

Mother/Daughter Spa Day

Saturday, May 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
$12/NR $15/person  

Calling all moms, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to spend come quality time with your little girl!  Indulge yourselves for a morning of pampering and relaxation.  Maybe you would like to “update” your look with a new nail polish color and hairdo.  Refreshments will be served.  Just sit back and relax, while the professionals from Paul Mitchell College do the rest.  Pre-registration is required.  NO registration will be taken at the door. 
Registration Deadline: May 9 or until filled
Ages:      All
Fee:        $12/NR $15/person

6th Annual Kids Garage Sale

Saturday, May 14
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5 - 14 years old (sellers)
$9 per space (includes table & advertising)
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

It’s time to do some spring cleaning of the kids’ toy room and closets!  Kids will be able to make some money and room for new items in this KIDS ONLY garage sale!  Parents please don’t be tempted to set your own stuff out.  Children are not to be left unattended; an adult should be with them at all times. 
Registration Deadline: May 7
Ages:      5 - 14 years old (sellers)
Fee:        $9 per space (includes table & advertising)

Frankfort Community Garage Sale

Saturday, June 4
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$10 per home
Frankfort Park District Community

The Frankfort Park District is sponsoring a community wide garage sale on Saturday, June 4.  Each registered participant’s address will be included on a list of all participating homes.  This list will be available at the park office, website and Facebook the week of the sale.  The park district will advertise the sale in local newspapers, on-line sites and A-frame signs throughout the community.  Each participating home will receive a packet including a garage sale sign, balloons, map of Frankfort subdivisions and garage sale selling tips.  These packets will be available for pick-up at the Founders Community Center starting May 28. 
Registration Deadline: May 26
Ages:      All
Fee:        $10 per home 

Winter/Spring 2016 Volunteer Opportunities:

Please click HERE to download a listing of our 2016 Winter/Spring Volunteer Opportunities.