Events

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!

 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

July 6- The Sting Rays at Perry Farm (50's, 60's. 70's & Rock & Roll)

July 13- Wild Daisy at Willowhaven Park (Upbeat country & pop/rock)

July 20- Shout Out at Perry Farm (Modern Band to cover any style/era)

July 27- Billy Elton at Willowhaven Park (Music of Billy Joel & Elton John)

August 3- National Night Out Community event at Perry Farm 

August 10-Matt Yeager at Diamond Point Park (Folk, Rock,Contemporary)

 

May-August
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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

 

Friday, August 27 3:00 p.m.-Saturday, August 29, 3:00 p.m.

The Perry Farm Park BioBlitz is an event where community members work with park staff to create a snapshot of the variety of wildlife that can be found at Perry Farm. It is a collaborative race against the clock to discover as many species as possible within a set location during a defined period. This information will help us understand how we can better protect pollinators and other important wildlife in our community. BioBlitz will have biology experts on hand to discuss prairie ecosystem, give guided hikes and more. Download the offical app: iNaturalist to help scientists track the survey findings!

 

Bioblitz 2021 (1)

Hosted annually in September 

You can participate by creating your own scarecrow or by voting on which one you love best. Either way, this is a great way to get your loved one(s) to get involved in some fall fun.

 

Header Harvest in the Hollow 2021

Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23 2021

 This fall event has hayrides, a haunted harvest maze, games, lazer tag, and other spooktacular activities in this family friendly fundraiser for the Exploration Station...a children's museum.

 

Save the Date... for A Night in Sleepy Hollow returning Fall 2022! 

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Hosted annually in November

Trot till you drop at this years Bourbonnais Township Park District Turkey Trot. This event helps foster kids and the awesome thing is, you can choose to walk or run. Our 5k, 10k and walking trails are beautiful this time of year.

Hosted annually in February - Postoned to 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.

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. This new event will be spread out to promote social-distancing and allow families and children of all ages to stay together. Five starting points will be included for ease of access to the trails and masks are encouraged for the event. The Easter Bunny will be on site for free photos and a stuffed animal machine will be available for an additional fee. Don't forget to bring a basket!

Egg Hunt Trail Map

Egg Hunt Flyer

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!

June 11, 2021

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!!

Animal stuffing station will also be available for extra purchase.
CASH ONLY

Event Schedule:

6:00pm Event Starts
6:00-7:30pm Games
7:00-7:45pm Magical Balloon Dude Show
8:00-9:00pm Istvan & His Imaginary Band

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

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