Special Events

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Friday, February 4 – FILLED
Saturday, February 5 – FILLED
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center Gym

All Ages
$15/NR $20 per person

Join us for a special evening with your little girl at our annual Daddy/Daughter Dance.  Dance with your favorite little girl and make memories to last forever.  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.

Both Friday & Saturday Dances are FULL

Senior Valentine Luncheon – New Date!

Friday, February 11
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center

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: Clarendale of Mokena





Puzzle Mania

Friday, February 18
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Founders Community Center

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 12 or until filled

Sponsored by: Meijer




23rd Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, March 5
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

FREE Admission

Easter decorations, note cards / tags, doll clothes, blankets, hair accessories, handmade candles scarves, wooden flags, ceramics and much more! Vendors included; Tastefully Simple, Avon, Usborne Books, Origami Owl, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Color Street, Paparazzi Jewelry, Lip Sense and much more!

Click here to download the 23rd Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show Application

Annual Family Fun Fly

Tuesday, March 29
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 23 @ Main Park 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Donuts with the Bunny

Saturday, April 9
Session I: 10:30 – 11:00 am
Session II: 11:15 – 11:45 am
Founders Community Center

$6 per child

Join Peter Cottontail for some crafts, holiday games, donuts, egg hunt and a special photo opportunity with the Bunny!  Remember to bring your cameras.

Registration Deadline: April 1 or until filled

Sponsored by: Fleckenstein’s




Egg Hunt with Peter Cottontail

Saturday, April 9
12:45 pm / 1:00 pm / 1:15 pm
Commissioners Park (Fort Frankfort)

1 – 8 years
FREE (Pre-registration required – Park District Residents only)

Kids, grab your baskets and hop over to our annual Egg Hunt at Commissioners Park!  Each time slot will have a designated hunt area with plastic eggs spread all over.  Pre-registration is required.

(Pre-registration required – Park District Residents only)

Open to Frankfort Park District residents only.

Super Dog Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 9
2:30 pm (approx.)
Gate will open at 2:20 pm. Hunt will start at approximately 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. 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.

Gate will open at 2:20 pm. Hunt will start at approximately 2:30 pm.

Sponsored by: Bentely’s Pet Stuff 





Bunny Home Visit

Your House
Friday, April 15
Session I: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session II: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

All Ages
$30 (Fee includes outdoor home visit with the Bunny and gift for one child)
$7 for each additional child in household*

*(Online Code: BUNNY2022)

Watch your child’s eyes light up as they receive a personal visit from the Bunny at your house.  The Bunny will hop on over for an outdoor photo and will bring your child a special treat.  You will receive a phone call a day before the visit with an approximate arrival time.  Be sure to have your camera ready for the bunny arrival.  Open to Frankfort Park District residents only.  Bunny will spend approximately 10 minutes at each location.

Kids Garage Sale

Saturday, April 23
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Main Park North Parking Lot

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

Kids, clean out your closets, your toy box and under those beds.  Sell your unwanted or no longer needed toys, games, books and other items and make a few extra dollars!  Each child will have one parking space to sell.  All kids must be supervised by a parent or guardian.  A detailed letter with more information will be sent to sellers.  The garage sale is open to the public.

Registration Deadline: April 15 or until filled

  • Rain/Weather location will be Founders Community Center

Celebrating Earth Day

Saturday, April 23
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Main Park


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

  • Rain/Weather location will be Founders Community Center

Sponsored by: Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, LTD







Mother/Son Bowling Night

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

$22/NR $25/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 22 or until filled

Frankfort Community Garage Sale

Saturday, June 4
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Frankfort Park District Community

$10 per home

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 27

2022 Volunteer Opportunities:

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Friday Daddy Daughter Dance – Friday, February 4 / 5:30-8:30 pm

Saturday Daddy Daughter Dance – Saturday, February 5 / 5:30-8:30 pm

Friday Craft Show – Friday, March 4 / 4:30-7:00 pm

Saturday Craft Show – Saturday, March 5 /7:00 -9:00 am or 2:30-4:30 pm

Family Fun Fly – Tuesday, March 29 / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Donuts with Bunny – Saturday, April 9 / 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 9 / 12:15 – 2:00 pm

Super Dog Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 9 / 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Kids Garage Sale – Saturday, April 23 / 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrating Earth Day – Saturday, April 23 / 12:00 -3:00 pm

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