Travel Programs


WHISKEY ACRES

DeKalb, IL

Tour the Whiskey Acres production process, take a peek at the farm and end with a tasting. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at Fatties Pub and Grill. Bring money for additional beverages and your dinner that follows. Please note due to the nature of the COVID pandemic, event details are subject to change. Face coverings must be worn.

Registration Deadline: June 9

Day/Date:       Wednesday, June 23
Departure:     12:45 pm from Founders Community Center
Return:            7:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $36 (Fee includes mini-bus transportation, distillery tour and tasting)
Max:                  14


36th ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Cedarburg, WI

Every year, festgoers descend upon Cedarburg for Strawberry Festival, an art- and music-filled weekend celebrating the strawberry.  Wander down Washington Avenue and you’ll see why “Art is a Tradition” in Cedarburg. Fondly referred to as Arts on the Avenue, Strawberry Festival highlights some of the best local and national artists who bring their works of art to the streets of Cedarburg, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, and photography. Strawberry Festival’s many food vendors are a huge draw to the festival, and sure to please any palate. On our way home we will stop at the Mars Cheese Castle. Please note: due to the nature of the COVID pandemic, event details are subject to change. Face coverings must be worn.

Registration Deadline: June 7

Day/Date:       Saturday, June 26
Departure:     8:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            8:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $52 (Fee includes motor coach transportation only)
Max:                  12


A DAY AT LINCOLN PARK ZOO & CONSERVATORY

Chicago, IL

We are off to the world-famous Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory! You will explore all there is to see at your own pace. Fee includes transportation only (zoo and conservatory admission is free); lunch is on your own, bring a sack lunch or dine at one of the many restaurant options on-site or within walking distance. Please note due to the nature of the COVID pandemic, event details are subject to change. Face coverings must be worn.

Registration Deadline: June 25

Day/Date:       Tuesday, July 20
Departure:     9:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            4:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $52 (Fee includes transportation only)
Max:                  14


ANTIQUES ON THE BLUFF

St. Joseph, Michigan

Something old is new to you! Find hidden treasures along Lake Bluff Park at this premier antique show that overlooks Lake Michigan. This event features over 50 vendors and runs the first Sunday of the month, May through October. Just steps away from the bluff are shops and restaurants that the line the quaint streets of downtown St. Joseph. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping and lunch with friends. Please note: due to the nature of the COVID pandemic, event details are subject to change. Face coverings must be worn.

Registration Deadline:  July 12

Day/Date:       Sunday, August 1
Departure:     8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            4:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $45 (Fee includes motorcoach transportation only)
Max:                  12


ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS

Rockford, IL

Anderson Japanese Gardens is an authentic Japanese Garden maintained by the highest standards that touches the souls of guests. With grace, elegance, and gentle awareness they exemplify the Japanese cultural heritage of respectful humility in service to people of all cultures. is on your own at the Fresco at the Gardens. There will be plenty of walking on this trip, so plan accordingly. Please note due to the nature of the COVID pandemic, event details are subject to change. Face coverings must be worn.

Registration Deadline: July 1

Day/Date:       Thursday, August 5
Departure:     8:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            5:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $82 (Fee includes admission to the gardens, a private guided tour, and motorcoach transportation)
Max:                  14


WASHINGTON, D.C.

Set off for our Nation’s Capital to see the remarkable monuments and renowned buildings during your Guided Tour of Washington DC. You will enjoy detailed information on some of DC’s most incredible landmarks including the US Capitol, the White House, National Archives, Embassy Row, Georgetown, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian and much more! This trip also includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 6 nights lodging and 10 meals. Travel insurance through Travel Insured International is available and recommended. The fee for insurance is $69/person.  Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at travelconfident.com. Limited space available so don’t wait to register!

Click here to download the trip flyer.

Registration Deadline/Final Payment: July 9

Day/Date:  Thursday, September 16 – 22
Depart:       8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:       In the evening on September 30 (TBA)
Fee:               $779/person – double occupancy
$1,064/person – single occupancy
$759/person – triple occupancy
* $75 deposit due upon signing
Max:             20 spots


IMPORTANT TRIP INFORMATION

Cooperative Programming

To ensure the success of our bus trips, we work in cooperation with the New Lenox & Manhattan Park Districts. The number of spots listed, is the maximum number of registrations the Frankfort Park District can take. If a bus trip is full, we will call the other agencies to see if spots are available or you may be added to a waitlist.

Pick-up/Drop-off times

Pick-up/drop off location is at the Founders Community Center unless otherwise noted.  Departure times are set and abided by.  If changes occur, participants will be notified by phone.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.  Return times may vary depending on traffic or weather conditions; we make every attempt to return by the designated time.

Cancellations/Refunds

Refunds are given under the following circumstances:

  • The trip is cancelled by the Frankfort Park District.  If we have not met our registration minimum by the deadline date, the trip will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued.
  • There is a waitlist and we are able to fill your spot.  Please see refund policy.
  • The person asking for the refund finds a replacement for the trip.

Please call the Park District office at 815-469-9400 for more information!


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