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movie date night

Grab your blanket and dinner or snacks and bring that special person out for a FREE movie! The movie, Couples Retreat, will be shown on an inflatable movie screen at dusk. Adult beverages will be sold separately on-site as well. Inwood Golf Club 3200 W. Jefferson St. | Joliet

Saturday, June 30 dusk, at Inwood Golf Club.


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. Don't forget to bring a picnic basket full of goodies and your lawn chairs!

  • Friday, May 18 | Cadillac Groove (Blues, Funk, Soul, & Rock)
  • Friday, June 15 | The Cruisers (Rock & Roll)
  • Friday, July 20 | Nova Soul (Soul Music)
  • Friday, August 17 | James Bulanda (Frank Sinatra Tribute)
  • Friday, September 21 | AD3 Acoustic Trio (Acoustic variety)


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 15 | Despicable me 3 | Hartman Recreation Center
  • June 29 | The Emoji Movie | Paul E. Briese Park
  • July 13 | Cars 3 | Theodore Crossing
  • July 27 | CoCo | Inwood Park

Nerf Wars

Grab your favorite Nerf gun and prepare for battle at Nowell Park. Teams will consist of 5 players. Everyone must bring their own Nerf guns and ammo. Players must arrive on time for their age bracket in order to go over safety rules of the tournament. Each match will be played to 5 points, and one Nerf gun may be used per point. No automatic Nerf guns will be allowed. Safety glasses will be provided. The registration deadline is June 6. For more information and to sign up, contact Hartman Recreation Center at 815-741-7279.
Saturday, June 9 | 9am - 12pm | Nowell Park


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 23 | 8am - 3pm | Joliet Regional Airport


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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

2018 Date TBA