Special Events


19th Annual Short Run on a Long Day – 5k Run / Walk

Wednesday, June 19
7:00 PM • Main Park • Frankfort

Registration Fee:
$20.00 Pre-Registration (by 5 pm 6/17/19)
$30.00 (after 5 pm on 6/17/19)

Chip Timing by: T & H Timing

Click here to download a Short Run on a Long Day – Registration Form.

Register On-Line at www.signmeup.com

Volunteers Wanted:
The Frankfort Park District is in need of volunteers for this year’s 5k event.  Volunteers are needed for street closures, pre-race registration and post-race activities.  Please contact Cali DeBella, Special Events Coordinator at cdebella@frankfortparks.org or call (815) 469-9400.

Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 


Judy Herder Memorial Pumptrack Dedication and Strider Cup

Thursday, June 27
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Indian Boundary Park, Nebraska St. & Luther Lane  

All Ages
FREE

Please join the Frankfort Park District and Operation Playground Foundation as we celebrate the Judy Herder Pumptrack Dedication. The celebration will include time trial races for striders, bikes, scooters, and skateboards on the new pumptrack. Striders will be provided by FnA Bicycles. There will also be a bicycle safety and obstacle course. Frankfort Police Department will be present to provide bike safety information.


4th of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Main Park • 200 S. Locust Street

$10 Wristbands Include: Unlimited access to inflatables, kids carnival games, face painting, balloon artist, DJ dance party

Sponsored by:

 

 

Five Guys Named Moe: 7:30 – 9:00 pm (sponsored by:  Kiwanis Club of Frankfort)

  • DJ Dance Party (5:15 – 7:15 pm)
  • Rainbow the Clown (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
  • Giant Inflatables
  • Kids Carnival Games
  • Face Painting
  • Concessions
  • Fireworks at Dusk

The spectacular fireworks display is sponsored by:

  • Frankfort Park District
  • Village of Frankfort
  • Frankfort Chamber of Commerce
  • Frankfort Firefighters Foundation
  • Frankfort Firefighters Local 4338

Volunteers Wanted: The Frankfort Park District is looking for volunteers to help at our annual 4th of July Celebration.  Volunteers will help supervise kid’s carnival games and inflatables.  Please email Cali DeBella at cdebella@frankfortparks.org if you are interested.


Parties in the Park – Crosstown Classic Fun!

Monday, July 8
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Heritage Knolls, Heritage Drive & Parkway Lane (Grand Re-Opening)

FREE Family Fun

Join the Frankfort Park District each month this summer at the Parties in the Park.  There will be outdoor games, activities including a DJ Dance Party, Giant Inflatable, and much more fun!

Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

 


Movies on the Green – Kicking & Screaming (PG)

Tuesday, July 9
Dusk, approx. 8:30 pm
Breidert Green, White & Kansas Street

FREE

Grab a blanket or chair and head out to Breidert Green for a free family movie night under the stars.  Movies on the Green will be featuring movies for the entire family to enjoy.  Also, free popcorn will be served.  Please note: No Pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Rain Dates:     One week after the original show date

*Movies on the Green are co-sponsored by the Frankfort Park District, Village of Frankfort and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.
Free popcorn will be popped and served by: Kiwanis Club of Frankfort (July)


Beach Party Senior Picnic

Wednesday, July 24
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

55 years & older
FREE

Grab your summer beach attire and join your friends for an afternoon filled with food, desserts, raffles, bingo and fun!!!  Remember to bring some money to play bingo and hopefully you will win!  This year bingo will again be sponsored by the St. Anthony’s Senior Group.  Don’t be a beach bum and miss out!!!

Registration Deadline: July 18

Sponsored by:

 

 


Parties in the Park – Dog Days of Summer!

Monday, August 12
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Jackson Creek Park, Laraway Rd. & Wolf Rd.

FREE Family Fun

Join the Frankfort Park District each month this summer at the Parties in the Park.  There will be outdoor games, activities including a DJ Dance Party, Giant Inflatable, and much more fun!

Sponsored by:

 

 


Movies on the Green – Angels in the Outfield (PG)

Tuesday, August 13
Dusk, approx. 8:30 pm
Breidert Green, White & Kansas Street

FREE

Grab a blanket or chair and head out to Breidert Green for a free family movie night under the stars.  Movies on the Green will be featuring movies for the entire family to enjoy.  Also, free popcorn will be served.  Please note: No Pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Rain Dates:     One week after the original show date

*Movies on the Green are co-sponsored by the Frankfort Park District, Village of Frankfort and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.
Free popcorn will be popped and served by: Lions Club of Frankfort (August).


10th Annual Back to School Bash

Friday, August 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Commissioners Park, 22108 S. 80th Avenue

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

Sponsored by:

 

 

 


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


26th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center: 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL 60423

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


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:

Frankfort On Pointe Dance Recital

Short Run on a Long Day

June Party in the Park

4th of July Celebration

July Party in the Park

Senior Picnic

National Night Out

August Party in the Park

August Movie on the Green

Back to School Bash