Special Events

Daddy/Daughter Dance – “Under the Sea”

Both dances are full and registration is now CLOSED.
Please call the Park District office to be added to a wait-list.

Friday, February 2   OR
Saturday, February 3
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

$11 person/NR $14/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: January 26 or until filled

Senior Valentine Luncheon

Tuesday, February 13
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

55 years & 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 8

Sponsored by:


Wellness Fair

Saturday, February 24
8:00 – 11:00 am
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street


A Wellness Fair • Saturday • February 24 • 8:00 – 11:00 am – co-sponsored by the Frankfort Park District and the Village of Frankfort will be held at the Founders Community 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. Please visit www.villageoffrankfort.com for more information.

19th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Free Admission

Easter decorations, blankets, note cards / tags, personalized photos, handmade jewelry, hair accessories, hand painted glassware and much more!  Vendors included; Tastefully Simple, LuLa Roe, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Perfectly Posh, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Usborne Books, Pure Haven Essentials, Real Time Pain Relief, Paparazzi Jewelry and much more!

Click here to download the 2018 Spring Craft & Vendor Show Application.

For additional information or booth availability, please contact the Frankfort Park District office at 815-469-9400.

Clover Hunt

Saturday, March 3
12:00 pm
West side of Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street (outside)

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. 

Lunch with Bunny

Saturday, March 24
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

$9/NR $12/person

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 19 or until filled

Egg Hunt with Peter Cottontail

Saturday, March 24
1:00 pm
Commissioners Park (Fort Frankfort)

1 – 8 years

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.

Rain location: Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Super Dog Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24
2:30 pm
Bark Park at Commissioners Park


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 grab your 2018 Bark Park membership packet.

Rain Date: Tuesday, March 27 @ 6:00 pm

Sponsored by: Chew on This Dog Barkery



13th Annual Family Fun Fly

Tuesday, March 27
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fort Frankfort at Commissioners Park


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 21 @ Main Park 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Spring Break Movie Fun

Thursday, March 29
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

4 – 10 years
$9/NR $12/person

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

Registration deadline: March 26

Trivia Night

Friday, April 13
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

21 years & older
$100 per team of 6

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 (with cash bar) and teams can have up to 6 people.  The winning team will receive a cash prize of $100.00.

Registration Deadline: March 30

Celebrating Earth Day

Saturday, April 21
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Main Park


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

9th Annual Kids Garage Sale

Saturday, April 21
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Puent Building / Main Park

5 – 14 years old (sellers)
$9 per space (includes table & advertising)

New this year, the Kids Garage Sale will be part of our annual Earth Day Celebration.  The Garage Sale will be outdoors in the Puent Building parking lot.  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: April 12

Mother/Son Bowling Night

Friday, May 4
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thunderbowl, 18700 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena

$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 27

Mother/Daughter Spa Day

Saturday, May 12
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 do the rest.  Pre-registration is required.  NO registration will be taken at the door.

Registration Deadline: May 4 or until filled

Frankfort Community Garage Sale

Saturday, June 2
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Frankfort Park District Community

$10 per home

The Frankfort Park District is sponsoring a community wide garage sale on Saturday, June 2.  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 30.  This event will be Rain or Shine.  No registration will be taken after May 29.

Registration Deadline: May 26

2018 Volunteer Opportunities:

Please click HERE to download a listing of our WINTER/SPRING 2018 Volunteer Opportunities.

Click on the Event name to Sign-up Online for Volunteer Opportunities:
Winter on the Green
Daddy Daughter Dance – Friday
Daddy Daughter Dance – Saturday
Spring Craft Show Friday Set-up
Spring Craft Show Saturday Set-up
Clover Hunt
Lunch with Bunny
Super Dog Hunt
Family Fun Fly
Spring Break Movie Day
Celebrate Earth Day