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Concerts in the Park
Enjoy this free concert series held over the summer, featuring different cover bands each month. Concerts are held on the third Friday of the summer months at Preservation Park (710 Taylor Street) from 6:30pm-dusk.
- Friday, June 2: Cover Story Band (Rock & Motown)
- Friday, June 16: James Bulanda (Frank Sinatra Tribute)
- Friday, July 21: Cadillac Groove (Blues, Funk, Soul & Rock)
- Friday, August 18: Split Decision (Rock & Country)
- Friday, September 15: Anthem (Classic Rock)
Movies in the Park
Grab a blanket and snacks and come to this family-friendly FREE event. Movies will be shown on on a giant inflatable screen. Concessions will be sold at each event and movies will start at dusk. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled. Movie titles are subject to change.
- June 2: Storks at Hartman Recreation Center
- June 16: Secret Life of Pets at Briese Park
- July 7: Sing at Theodore Crossing
- July 21: Moana at Preservation Park
- August 4: Finding Dory at Inwood Park
Nowell Park Back to School Festival
Spend an afternoon at Nowell park playing games and enjoying the outdoors with your family and friends. Lunch will be served starting at noon and give-aways will be going on throughout the day!
Saturday, August 12, 11am - 2pm
Multi-purpose center open house
See everything the Multi-Purpose Center has to offer. Tour the facility and learn about these programs:
Early Childhood, Preschool, Sports, Dance, Tumbling, Gymnastics, After-School Enrichment
Don't miss performances by Kippers, Force, Flip Squad, Synergy Dance, Midwest Karate! There will also prices & a free gift to the first 200 families!
Sunday, August 24, from 1-3pm
JOLIET AIRPORT FESTIVAL
Plane rides, children's activities, airplanes on display. Car show hosted by Coachmen Car Club. Admission is free. There will be a pancake breakfast for an additional fee.
Sunday, September 24, 8am - 3pm
Young eagles flight day
Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated nearly 25 years to giving youth ages 8 - 17 their first free ride in an airplane. This is the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. Before each flight, a short ground school will be held to explain the various parts of an airplane and how they work. Following their flight, each Young Eagle will receive a certificate making him/her an official Eagle Flight Member. Today, the Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million kids.
These flights are offered free of change and are made possible through the generosity of EAA pilots and volunteers. Pre-registration is required and may be done by calling 815-741-7275 ext. 100. *Parental consent is required.
Saturday, October 7, 9am - 1pm
FALL FRENZY FLEA MARKET
It's time to earn cash and free up some extra room just in time for the upcoming holiday season. This is the perfect opportunity for children 12 and under to sell toys, clothes, sporting goods, books, electronics - anything is fair game as long as it is designed for kids, and in good taste. While we realize that young children may need adult help with their sales, we expect the kids to do as much as they can. Preschoolers must have a parent with them. Each space will include one 8 ft. table. You may bring an extra one if needed. Don't think you have enough for a full table? Grab a friend and share one! Set-up time is from 11:30am-12:45pm. This event takes place at the Multi-Purpose Center Gym.
Sunday, November 5, from 1-3pm. Open to the public; free admission.
TOUCH A TRUCK
Especially for preschoolers! Is your preschooler fascinated with trucks and large equipment? Then Touch a Truck is the perfect event for you and your child! Your children can climb, sit, and play on a variety of trucks. There will be indoor and outdoor activities especially geared for preschoolers.
2018 Date TBA
EMBRACE THE YOUNG CHILD FAMILY KICK-OFF EVENT
There will be many activities planned for children including:
- Sunshine & Rainbows Art Show
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Open House- tour the classrooms and speak with director and staff
2018 Date TBA
WILL COUNTRY BOOK REUSE AND RECYCLING EVENT
Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This free event is sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department and will be held at the Nature Center. Visit willcountygreen.com and/or willcountylanduse.com or call 815-727-8834 for more information.
2018 Date TBA