Free Movie in the Park - Dolphin Tale

Date:  Friday, July 25, 2014 

Times:  Movies begin at approx. 8:45 p.m./dusk and concessions are open!

Location:  Main Park (10925 La Porte Road, Mokena)

"Dolphin Tale" is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliantprosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle-a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. 

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and come out to enjoy our FREE movie under the stars!  In case of inclement weather, please visit our website.

Thank you to our event sponsors: World Hyundai Matteson, Meijer and Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete!


President's Cup Golf Outing

MOKENA COMMUNITY PARK FOUNDATION’S THIRD ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Odyssey County Club was rained out. The new date is Friday August 1.  All proceeds benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.

11:30 a.m. Check-in. Driving range will be open.
12:30 a.m. Scramble Shot Gun Start
4:30 p.m. 2-hour Open Bar, Dinner, Prizes,
and Raffles
$130/person or $520/per foursome includes Golf, Carts, Lunch, and Dinner.
Dinner only, $50 per person
Silent Auction, raffle baskets and prizes for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and more.

For more information, please contact Jim Romanek at 708-390-2410 or


51st Annual Blueberry Festival - SOLD OUT

Join us for the 51st Annual Blueberry Festival in South Haven, Capital of the World. We will enjoy a day filled with blueberry treats, arts and crafts show, entertainment, shopping and much more! One of the favorite highlights of the festival is the interesting foods like blueberry coffee, blueberry barbeque sauce, blueberry bratwurst, blueberry spaghetti, and much more! Come see what's not to love about this wonderful fruit!
Program:    B14E954
Date:         Saturday, August 9, 2014
Fee:        $32 R/ $38 NR (includes motor coach transportation only)
Departure:    8:30 a.m. from Founders Community Center (Frankfort)
Return:        6:30 p.m. (approx.)
Deadline:     Friday, July 25, 2014    

Outdoor Flea Market - August

Date:  Saturday, August 16, 2014

Times: 8:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Location:  Oaks East Field (10847 W La Porte Road)

Vendor Fees: $20 (by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 15)/ Event Day Vendor Fee: $25

Buyers are admitted FREE!

  • Registration fees are non-refundable.
  • Check-in time for vendors starts around 6:45 a.m.  Vendors that want spaces together must check-in together.
  • Vendor line-up starts in the southwest parking lot in the Main Park parking lot. Please follow the vendor signage for proper line-up instructions.
  • Late fee assessed when checking in after 8:00a.m.
  • Buyers admitted free at 8:00 a.m.
  • Bring your own table, chairs, etc. (15’ X 15’ area provided)
  • All vendors must be selling or trading item/s that individuals can receive on-site at event.
  • Sellers are allowed only one (1) vehicle per space for loading and unloading.
  • Vendors with vehicles and trailers must purchase additional spaces to accommodate length of vehicles.  
  • A $5 fee will be charged for each additional vehicle accompanying a seller to load/unload. 
  • Spaces are determined by staff on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Call the Park Office in advance if you are planning to sell food or drink items.  Restrictions apply.
  • Vendors are responsible for cleaning up their area at the end of the flea market. 
  • No trash or unsold items area to be left at your space.
  • All vendor spaces must be cleared by 3:30pm!!


Farm & Barn Fest

10th Annual Farm & Barn Fest presented by 98.3 WCCQ

Date:  Saturday, August 16, 2014

Times: 10:00a.m. – 11:00p.m.

Locations: Yunker Farm (10824 W La Porte Road) and The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center (10847 W La Porte Road), Mokena

At Yunker Farm

Farm & Barn is an event held annually in the heart of Mokena at Yunker Farm that celebrates the significance of farming life and harvest time in Illinois’ history.  This unique event also gives you the opportunity to see and experience farm life during 10:00am-5:00pm through entertaining farming demonstrations such as sheep shearing, spinning, wood working, blacksmithing and more!  In addition, the day is filled with entertainment and old fashioned contests for kids of all ages including a pedal tractor pull provided by the Will County Farm Bureau.  New this year, Angus McRodeo, a kids mechanical bull ride will be available so get ready to saddle up! 

Flea Market

Times: 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Location:  East soccer fields at The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center

Sell your old and new wares at this annual Flea Market.  We welcome fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools, etc.  Spend a day selling and swapping.  Buyers admitted free!  For vendor information, call 708-390-2401 or register online at

Baby Contest

Registration Fee: $5

Registration opens at 10:00a.m.; Contest starts at 10:30a.m. (pre-registration available through Wednesday, August 13)

Location: Yunker Farm (register at contest tent; contest takes place on Main Stage)

Enter your little one into one of our three divisions of the contest.  Division 1:  9—12 months Girls/Boys; Division 2:  13—23 months Girls/Boys; Division 3:  24—36 months Girls/Boys  Clothing: No pageant wear, PLEASE Judging: Based on beauty/handsomeness (50%) and personality (50%).  Great prizes to top winners!

Register online at

FREE Contests

All contests will be held on or near the Main Stage except the Pedal Tractor Pull registration/contest (offered by the Will County Farm Bureau) is located in the North Barn.  Registration opens thirty (30) minutes prior to each contest start at the registration tent located near the Main Stage on event day. The projected times are as follows:

     11:00am-Little Farmer Sing-a-long (3-5yrs)

      11:30am-Miss Pigtail (2-6yrs)

      12:00pm-Most Winning Smile (6-9yrs)

      12:30pm-Miss Ponytail (7-10yrs)

      1:00pm-Pedal Tractor Pull (Ages vary) and Inflatable guitar Contest (6-11yrs)

      1:30pm-Potato Sack Races (7-12yrs)

      2:00pm-Hula Hoop Contest (8-13yrs)

      2:30pm-Pie Eating Contest (9-14yrs)

      3:00pm-Seed Spitting Contest (10+yrs)

 *All 1st Place Winners will receive prizes!

7th Annual Quilt Show 

Times:  10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Location:  The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center - Fieldhouse

More than 60 quilts will be on display at The Oaks Field House during Farm & Barn Fest.  Entries are submitted by quilters from all over the south suburbs.  A People’s Choice award will be judged during the show.  To submit your quilt, contact the Special Events Department at 708-390-2416.  Deadline is August 1.

Country Concert

5:30p.m.-11:00p.m. at Yunker Farm

Attention country lovers!  Join us for a night of rockin’ fun with great bands including The MG3 Band and headliner, SLAMABAMA.  Alcohol, beer and wine are available for purchase.  $3/entry for adults 21 and over.  Children are allowed at no charge with parental supervision only. 

Check out some photos from the 9th Annual Farm & Barn Fest:


Door County - Autumn Splendor

Come discover the "New England of the Midwest" in charming Door County! Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights as we tour one of the top ten destinations in the Midwest. This trip includes motorcoach transportation, 3 nights lodging at Newport Resort, 8 meals including e breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners, 1 full day guided tour of Door County, American Folklore Theater, ferry to Washington Island, tour of Washington Island, and much more. (Please note that trip insurance is available for $65 - please write a separate check to Many Destinations Travel.)
Program:    B14E955
Dates:        Monday, Sept. 29 - Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Fee:            $599/person double occupancy; $799 per person single occupancy
Depart:        7:00 a.m. Founders Community Center, Frankfort
Return:        5:15 p.m. approx.
Deadline:    Sunday, September 7, 2014

33rd Annual Halloween Hollow

Save the dates for this great Fall festival that offers excitment and fun including:





Monster market

Scarecrow Laboratory

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.