The BTPD hosts a variety of events every year. The BTPD works towards bringing the community together through authentic and engaging events. Our goal is to enrich you and your family’s quality of life through recreation!

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 Saturday, December 4th- 9:00am-4:00 pm

We are decking the halls of the barns at Perry Farm for a day of Holiday fun for the whole family!  Experience tractor drawn carriage rides, carolers, children's games, campfire, cookie decorating, crafts and more! Activity tickets will be sold at the event or purchase tickets in advance at any of the Bourbonnais Township Park District facilities and save $$$! Santa will be visiting for photo sessions in our old-fashioned English barn for $20.00 per family session. Digital photo is included, and will be emailed to participants following the event. Photo sessions are first come, first serve.
Concessions will be available selling tasty treats and Stuff-A-Bear station is available for additional fees throughout the event. Cash or Credit is accepted for tickets, concessions and Stuff-A-Bear.

Since everyone is excited for the holidays this year we highly recommend you get tickets to these popular activities before they sell out!

Pre-sale Family ticket bundles are on sale now for $40.00 and they include a family photo session, carriage ride for the whole family and 15 activity tickets for cookie decorating, crafts, games, barrel train rides and more. Stop by any BTPD facility and purchase yours today!

 Activity pricing: $1.00 = 1 Ticket

Barrel Train Rides- 1 Ticket
Games- 1 Ticket
Backpack Craft- 5 Tickets
Cookie Decoration- 2 Tickets
Carriage Ride (per person)- 3 Tickets
Campfire Smores- 1 Ticket
Santa photo session (per Family)- 20 Tickets

Hope to see you at the Perry Farm for this wonderful holiday event! More activites may be coming soon and pricing is subject to change.


Saturday, December 4th - 9:00am start

It's time to deck the Perry Farm Trails in your most outrageous Christmas sweater!! Please join us for BTPD's 2nd Ugly Sweater 5k Christmas run/walk..... This race is all about bad style and having fun! This event will take place at Perry Farm Park on December 4th, 2021. You MUST be pre-registered to participate in this fun run/walk. There will be no walk-ups taken day of so please register accordingly.

 *The deadline has been extended to 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 19!*

Register Here

For more information please email Kourtnee Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Thanksgiving tradition! The 9th Annual Turkey Trot results for 10K run (6.2 miles), a 5K run (3.1 miles), and a 2 mile walk our Perry Farm Park trails. Thank you to all who participated!




10 k age group results

10 k Overall results



Save the Date – Chocolate Tour 2022 will be Saturday, February 5, 2022!

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than by touring different shops and businesses with our chocolate tour? The goal for this event is to turn 35 local businesses into Chocolate Tour Stops to be visited by your current and potentially new customers between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.

More details to follow.

To sign up to be a sponsor please click on the link.


Save the date - Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 9, 2022

We are excited to announce the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District will be teaming up to provide an egg hunt for our community! Both organizations are hosting an Easter Egg Trail Hunt along the trails of Perry Farm Park.


Hosted in May- Coming in 2022

We are bringing back one of our favorite pet events to Perry Farm Park! Event will feature doggie contests, demonstrations, vendors and more!

hosted annually in June

Come spend a Friday night up, up and away at Perry Farm Park for our annual Family Night Out special event.

$10 a car load at entry includes: Family night out t-shirts (while supplies last), Magical Balloon Dude Show, Musical Entertainment by Istvan & His Imaginary Band, games, food, & more!!

*Note there is no online tickets for this event, just arrive day of* 

 Updated FamilyNight Out


Hosted in July

We are excited to be a part of a state wide initi9 12 pm Perry Farm Parkative to encourage families to get off their devices and “unplug” as well as to showcase what parks and recreation agencies offer.  The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with activities and scheduled demonstrations.  


Hosted annually in July/August

 Summer Concert (1)

Join us this summer for some of Chicagoland's hottest musical talent! Summer Concert Series is a place where you can sit back and enjoy the music. Hosted every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in July, you will not be disappointed with the phenomenal artists we bring in at Perry Farm and Willowhaven Park!

Don't forget to bring a chair or blanket and coolers are welcome!
$2 donation is suggested

2022 Concert information will be relased in Spring of 2022.

The Bourbonnais Township Park District is offering a Summer Passport designed to get our community members out to our facilities and enjoying all the wonderful things our park district offers. Pick up your passport at any BTPD facility or special event and then get stamps at each BTPD facility during normal business hours. 
Passport Locations require photos as proof of visiting and include: Playing at the Perry Farm Barnyard playground, Visit the Perry Farm Farm Animals, Play at the Exploration Station (or visit the lobby), Watch or play a ball game at Diamond Point Park, Attend the Family Night Out or Unplug Illinois Special Events, take a photo on one of the BTPD trails, attend a Summer Concert, take a Photo at the Recreation Station sign, Visit the Willowhaven Nature Center, and  Register for a park district program for double entry points! Photos can be taken on phones and shared with BTPD front desk staff to get outdoor stamp locations.
Once the passport is completed, please make sure the back has been filled out completely and turn it into any BTPD facility for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Prizes include gift baskets, Kindle Fire Tablet and 55 inch Roku TV!
Entries must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. August 27 to be eligible (please note facility hours vary)

Drawing will take place August 28. Winners need not be present to win and have 30 days from the date of notification to claim their prize.

Printable Passport