Special Events


The Polar Express Storytime Train – SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 15
Hickory Creek Metra Station – 9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena

# 1 Time: Train departs at 9:30 am sharp – Sold Out
# 2 Time: Train departs at 11:20 am sharp – Sold Out
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.

Sponsored by:

 


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


Winter on the Green – Winter Carnival!

Sunday, January 19
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Breidert Green, White & Kansas Street

All
FREE

Why wait until summer to enjoy an outdoor carnival?  Come enjoy an afternoon with your family, friends and Frosty the Snowman!  Enjoy DJ music, kid friendly carnival games, crafts and much more.  Also, stay warm by the bonfire with your hot chocolate and cookies!


Daddy/Daughter Dance

Friday, January 31 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 1 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center Gym, 140 Oak Street

All Ages
$25 per Res couple / $30 Non-Res couple
$12 additional Res / $15 additional Non-Res child

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: January 24 or until filled


Senior Valentine Luncheon

Tuesday, February 11
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

55 years & older
$6

Cupid is calling and he is ready to start Valentine’s Day with you!  Come enjoy live entertainment by Mike Valentine, 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 7

Sponsored by: Baird & Warner – Randy Conatser

 

 


Puzzle Mania

Friday, February 21
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

All Ages
$25 per team

Looking for a fun evening with your family or friends?  Put together a team (all ages, up to 4 puzzle builders per team) and register for the Puzzle Mania, a jigsaw puzzle tournament.  Teams will race against each other to finish the same puzzle.  Bring snacks and enjoy an evening working together to solve the puzzle.  Prizes will be given to the winning team.

Registration Deadline:  February 13 or until filled


21st Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, March 21
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

FREE Admission

Easter decorations, blankets, note cards / tags, personalized photos, handmade jewelry, doll clothes, blankets, pillows, hair accessories, hand painted glassware and much more! Vendors included; Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Avon, Usborne Books, Origami Owl, Lilla Rose, Cute-Nick Jewelry, Norwex, and much more!

Click here to download the Spring Craft & Vendor Show Application


Spring Break Movie Fun – “HOP”

Monday, March 30
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

4 – 10 years
$10/NR $13/person

Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break.  Join the Frankfort Park District for an afternoon of crafts, snacks and the movie “HOP”.  We will enjoy pizza, popcorn, cookies and punch and settle in for the movie on the big screen.

Registration deadline: March 27


15th Annual Family Fun Fly

Thursday, April 2
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fort Frankfort at Commissioners Park – 22108 S 80th Ave

All Ages
FREE

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!

Rain/Weather Date: Saturday, April 25 @ Main Park 12:30 – 2:30 pm


Donuts with the Bunny

Saturday, April 4
Session I: 11:00 – 11:30 am
Session II: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

All Ages
$5 per child

Join Peter Cottontail for some donuts, crafts, holiday games and a special photo opportunity with the Bunny!  Remember to bring your cameras.  Check out the annual Egg Hunt at Commissioners Park that afternoon.

Registration Deadline: April 1 or until filled


Egg Hunt with Peter Cottontail

Saturday, April 4
1:00 pm
Commissioners Park (Fort Frankfort) – 22108 S 80th Ave

1 – 8 years
FREE

Kids, grab your baskets and hop over to our annual Egg Hunt at Commissioners Park!  Each age group will have a designated hunt area with plastic eggs spread all over.  The egg hunt schedule will be: 2 years old & under, 1 pm / 3 – 4 years old, 1:10 pm / 5 – 6 years old, 1:20 pm / 7 – 8 years old, 1:30 pm.  Come early for your picture with the Bunny!  The Bunny will be on location from 12:45 – 1:45 pm.

Rain location: Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street


Super Dog Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4
2:30 pm
Bark Park at Commissioners Park – Sauk Trail and 80th Ave

FREE

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 Cottontail.  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 grab your 2020 Bark Park membership packet.

Rain Date: Tuesday, April 7 @ 6:00 pm

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Kids Garage Sale

Saturday, April 25
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Main Park North Parking Lot – 400 W. Nebraska

5 – 14 years old (sellers)
$10 per space (includes table & advertising)

The Kids Garage Sale will be part of our annual Earth Day Celebration. The Garage Sale will be outdoors in the Main Park north parking lot. Kids will be able to make some money and make 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: April 17 or until filled


Celebrating Earth Day

Saturday, April 25
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska Street

Families
FREE 

Come out to Main Park for an afternoon of Earth Day fun! There will be kid friendly games, inflatable jump, learning activities for children, crafts, give-a-ways, popcorn, hot dogs, paper shredding drop off, and more! Each family will receive a tree sapling to plant and help make a difference this Earth Day.


Mother/Son Bowling Night

Friday, May 1
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thunderbowl, 18700 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena

All Ages
$20/NR $23/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 24 or until filled


Mother/Daughter Board Game Night

Wednesday, May 13
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

All Ages
$10/NR $13/person

Moms, get your daughters together for a fun evening of board games, puzzles, music and laughs.  This will be a great evening to spend some time together while having fun!  Pizza, salads and desserts will be served.

Registration Deadline: May 7


Frankfort Community Garage Sale

Saturday, June 6
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Frankfort Park District Community

All
$10 per home

The Frankfort Park District is sponsoring a community wide garage sale on Saturday, June 6.  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 at time of registration.

Registration Deadline: May 29


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