Special Events


12th Annual Family Fun Fly

Tuesday, March 28
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fort
Frankfort at Commissioners Park

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!

Ages:               All
Fee:                 FREE

Rain/Weather Date: Saturday, April 22 @ Main Park 12:30 – 2:30 pm


Spring Break Movie Fun

Thursday, March 30
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 27

Ages:               4 – 10 years
Fee:                 $9/NR $12/person


Lunch With Bunny

Saturday, April 8
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Founders
Community Center, 140 Oak Street

All
$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: April 3

Ages:               All
Fee:                 $9/NR $12/person


Egg Hunt With Peter Cottontail

Saturday, April 8
1:00 pm
Commissioners
Park (Fort Frankfort)

1 – 8 years
FREE

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.

Ages:               1 – 8 years
Fee:                 FREE

Rain location: Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street


Super Dog Egg Hunt           

Saturday, April 8
2:30 pm
Bark
Park at Commissioners Park

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 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 sign up for the 2017 Bark Park season.

Time:              2:30 pm
Fee:                 FREE

Rain Date: Tuesday, April 11 @ 6:00 pm

Sponsored by:

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Celebrating Earth Day

Saturday, April 22
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Main
Park

Families
FREE 

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.

Age:                Families
Fee:                 FREE

Electronic Recycling Now Available during the Earth Day Celebration
Sponsored by: E-Scraptechnologies.com

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What we take:

Servers, Desktop computers, Laptops, Flat panel computer monitors, Uninterrupted power supply’s (UPS’s), Wire, Copiers, Printers, Microwaves, Docking stations, Power adapters, Keyboards, Mice and misc. computer peripherals.

What we DO NOT take:

Wood enclosed items, Light bulbs/lamp bulbs, LCD message boards, Flat or cathode ray TV’s, CRT computer monitors, Commercial/Industrial medical equipment,  Refrigerators, Consumer electronics (blenders, vacuums, toasters etc.), Audio Visual equipment, Lighting equipment, Alkaline batteries, Photographic equipment, Overhead projectors/screens, Security system components, CD-ROM disks, DVD’s, tapes (back-up VHS), floppy disks.


Spring Wine Tasting

Friday, April 28
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Founders
Community Center, 140 Oak Street

21 years old & older
$15 (includes 8 wine tasting tickets)

Let the expect wine representatives teach you about the many different varieties of wines you will taste.  The tasting will feature a variety of wines.  The fee includes eight free tasting tickets, light hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir wine glass.  Wines featured at the tasting will be available for purchase that evening.  Pre-registration is required.  NO REGISTRATION will be taken at the door.  Space is limited, please register early.  You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Registration Deadline: April 24 or until filled. 

Age:                21 years old & older
Fee:                 $15 (includes 8 wine tasting tickets)


Mother/Son Bowling Night

Friday, May 12
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thunderbowl, 18700 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena

All
$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 28

Ages:               All
Fee:                 $20/NR $23/person


8th Annual Kids Garage Sale

Saturday, May 13
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Founders
Community Center, 140 Oak Street

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

It’s time to do some spring cleaning of the kids’ toy room and closets!  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: May 5

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


Mother/Daughter Spa Day

Saturday, May 13
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Founders
Community Center, 140 Oak Street

All Ages
$12/NR $15/person
This event is FILLED

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 from Paul Mitchell College do the rest.  Pre-registration is required.  NO registration will be taken at the door.

This event is FILLED

Ages:               All
Fee:                 $12/NR $15/person


Frankfort Community Garage Sale

Saturday, June 3
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 3.  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 26.

Registration Deadline: May 24

Ages:               All
Fee:                 $10 per home


24th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, November 11
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders
Community Center, 140 Oak Street

FREE Admission

Craft items include; doll clothes, kitchen items, Holiday 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, Young Living Essential Oils, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Usborne Books, Pure Haven Essentials, Real Time Pain Relief, Paparazzi Jewelry and much more!

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

Click Here to download the Holiday Craft & Vendor Show Application Form.


Spring 2017 Volunteer Opportunities:

Please click HERE to download a listing of our Spring 2017 Volunteer Opportunities.