Special Events


10th Annual Back to School Bash

Friday, August 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Due to the forecasted weather, the Back to School Bash event is being moved indoors to the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street.

All Ages
FREE (bring a school supply to be donated)

School has started and what a way to celebrate…Join the Frankfort Park District for the annual Back to School Bash.  The evening will consist of field and carnival games, music, craft area, giant inflatable, touch-a-truck, concessions, plus playtime at Fort Frankfort and in the Splash Park.  We ask that all kids bring a school supply to donate to a worthy cause.  These school supplies will be given to children in need.

Rain Location: Founders Community Center Gym

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Family Fall Campfire & Overnight Campout

Friday, September 20
Commissioners Park, 22108 S. 80th Avenue

Families

Start the fall season out with your family and friends.  Enjoy a cool fall evening around a campfire in Commissioners Park.  Roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate, play field games, enjoy a hayride, dance to music and listen to ghost stories.  For the third year, bring your tent and sleeping bags to camp overnight at Commissioners Park.  Families will enjoy an outdoor movie with popcorn and a continental breakfast in the morning.  Family fun for all!  If your family needs to rent a camp kit, please contact the Forest Preserve District of Will County.

Campout Registration Deadline: September 16   

Campfire Only:

6:30 – 8:00 pm
FREE

Overnight Campout:

6:30 pm (Friday) – 9:00 am (Saturday)
$39 per campsite (up to 6 people)

For additional information please contact the Frankfort Park District office at 815-469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org


Mother-Son Football Homecoming Dance

Friday, September 27
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

$25/NR $30 per couple
$12/NR $15 additional child

Moms and sons join us for a fun night to show off your best dance moves.  Whether you dress fancy-formal or football themed, this is a night you will remember for years to come.   Light refreshments will be served along with entertainment courtesy of a live DJ.  Pre-registration is required, NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.

Registration Deadline: September 24 or until filled


Senior Fall Luncheon

Tuesday, October 1
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

55 years & older
$6/person

Celebrate the coming of fall with your friends and an afternoon of delicious food and live entertainment.  After lunch, enjoy more entertainment, socializing and dessert.  Don’t miss out on this special day!

Registration Deadline: September 26

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Halloween Haunting

Friday, October 18
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Wristbands are $10* at the door and include: Unlimited access to: giant inflatables, DJ dance party, balloon artist, kids entertainment show, spooky games, haunted hay ride, movie room, 1 kid craft and 1 small pumpkin from the patch for the first 200 kids.

* Wear a costume, and receive $1.00 off your wristband price!

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Scarecrow Building Contest

Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street
Scarecrow’s Due: October 9
Voting: October 14 – 31

The cross sticks will be provided by the Park District and will be available for pick-up starting August 26.

Calling all scout groups, homeowners associations, business members and families…Join the seventh annual Scarecrow Building Contest!  Scarecrows will be displayed outside the Founders Community Center, so let your creative skills shine and construct eye catching entries. The cross sticks will be provided by the Park District and will be available for pick-up starting August 26.  All entries are due by October 9.  Voting will run from October 14 – 31.  Voting will take place at the Founders Community Center office and on the Park District’s Facebook page.

For additional information please contact the Frankfort Park District office at 815-469-9400 or www.frankfortparks.org


Howl-A-Woof

Saturday, October 19
10:00 am
Bark Park at Commissioners Park

FREE 

Trick or Treat!!!  Bring your dog all dressed up for this costume competition, dog friendly games, bone yard hunt and trick or treating event.  Dogs will have the opportunity to “Trick or Treat” around the Bark Park so remember to bring your bags to collect all their goodies.  Dogs will also have a chance to enter the costume contest and be judged on – Best Overall, Funniest and Scariest.  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 this event, please remember to pick-up a membership packet for the Bark Park.

Rain Date:      Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 am    

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Candy Collection for Veterans

Deadline: November 14

We Want Your Leftover Halloween Candy!  The Frankfort Park District is collecting Bite Size Halloween Candy for the residents at the Veterans Home in Manteno. Bite Size Candy is the #1 item requested by the residents at the Veterans Home. So kids, bring in your leftover and excess Halloween Candy to be donated to the retired Veterans at the Veterans Home in Manteno. You can drop off candy at the Frankfort Park District, Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street.

Deadline: November 14


26th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, November 9
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center: 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL 60423

FREE Admission

A diverse selection of crafters and vendors, including Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef,  Tupperware, Avon, Holiday Decorations, Floral, Clothing and much more!!!  This is a great time to get some great holiday gifts.

Returning Crafters Registration Until August 15, 2019
Open Registration Begins August 16, 2019

Click here to download the 26th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show Application


Turkey Time Fun

Monday, November 25
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

4 – 10 years
$9/NR $12

Here’s your chance to burn off some of your energy before eating all that turkey on Thanksgiving.  Kids will have fun playing games, making a turkey craft, jumping around in a giant inflatable and enjoying some ice cream.

Registration Deadline: November 21


Teen Trivia Night

Monday, November 25
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

12 – 16 years old
$10 per player 

Calling all teens!  Do you think you know a lot about everything?  If you do, show off your knowledge of useful and useless information at the Frankfort Park District’s Trivia Night!  Get your friends together, pick a team name and be ready to answer as many questions as you can per round.  There will be 6 rounds of questions, pizza and light snacks and teams can have up to 4 people.

Registration Deadline: November 20


Letters to Santa

Due Date: December 4 by 5:00 pm
Park District Residents Only

Starting November 18, Santa’s mailbox will be displayed at the Founders Community Center.  Santa will personally write to each family who writes him a letter, provided that all letters are received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 4.  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).

Due Date: December 4 by 5:00 pm
Park District Residents Only


Santa Photos & Workshop

Saturday, December 7
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Session I: 11:00 – 11:30 am
Session II: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Session III: 12:00 – 12:30 pm

$5 per child

Santa is making a special appearance at the Founders Community Center. There will be cookie decorating, holiday themed games and a chance to visit with Santa.  New this year, a professional photographer from Anna Thielen Photography will be onsite for photos.  Each family will receive a free 5×7 photo with Santa.  Additional photos are available to purchase thru the photographer’s website. Remember to bring your cameras.  There are three time slots available, please specify time on registration form.

Registration Deadline: December 5


Paws with Claus

Saturday, December 7
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

$2 per dog family

Bring your friendly family pet and your camera for a holiday photo opportunity with Santa Claus.  New this year, a professional photographer from Anna Thielen Photography will be onsite for photos.  Each family will receive a free 5×7 photo with Santa.  Additional photos are available to purchase thru the photographer’s website. All pets MUST be on a leash.  Please bring a pet item to be donated to a local shelter.

No registration required.


The Polar Express Storytime Train

Sunday, December 8
Hickory Creek Metra Station – 9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena

# 1 Time: Train departs at 9:30 am sharp
# 2 Time: Train departs at 11:20 am sharp
All Ages
$16 Frankfort Park District Residents Only
$21 Non-Residents (if tickets are still available after resident registration)

FRANKFORT PARK DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY

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 Hickory Creek Metra Station.  Enjoy holiday cookies and 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.

FRANKFORT PARK DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY

Frankfort Park District Boundary Resident Only Lottery Registration

Special Registration forms will be accepted at the Founders Community Center office from October 14 – November 2.  All forms are due by November 2 at 12:00 pm.  Forms will be available on our website beginning October 10. All forms will be processed on November 4 and families will be notified. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the main office.

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New Year’s Countdown

Tuesday, December 31
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

4 – 10 years
$8/NR $11

Kids, get ready to countdown to 2020!!!  Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dancing, party games, a giant inflatable, crafts and ice cream.  There will be a “Countdown to 2020” balloon drop at noon to celebrate the New Year!

Registration Deadline: December 27


2019 Volunteer Opportunities:

Please click HERE to download a listing of our SUMMER 2019 Volunteer Opportunities.

Click on the Event name to Sign-up Online for Volunteer Opportunities:

National Night Out

August Party in the Park

August Movie on the Green

Back to School Bash