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Frankfort Fall Fest

Don’t miss out on this year’s Frankfort Fall Fest!

Festivities start on Thursday with a carnival, continue with over 300 artisians, food and more.  It runs through Monday.

For more information visit

August 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Medieval Faire – Tinley Park Library 7/30, 6-8pm

Don’t forget to come to our Medieval Faire Tomorrow…Sat., 7/30 @ 6-8pm!!
There will be a falconer, strolling musicians, a court jester, juggling, & more!

July 30, 2011 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

Creative Toy Mart – Ice Cream Social, July 27, 11-4pm

Join the folks at Creative Toy mart on Wednesday, from 11-4:00 pm for their annual Ice Cream Social. Kids will enjoy free ice cream while you shop at your favorite toy store.


July 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Super Sunday in Franfort, July 24

 The day will start off with the Frankfort Country Market. Then you check out the Frankfort Car Club’s car show. After Dave Thomas, an Elvis impersonator, will take the stage. The fun will continue into the evening when The Meteors take the perform as part of the Concerts on the Green series. Click here for more information.
Where: Breidert Green, at Kansas and Ash streets, Frankfort.
When: Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Car Club Event: 3-5 p.m. Elvis Impersonator: 5-6 p.m. The Meteors: 6:30-8 p.m. All events will take place Sunday, July 24.

July 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Day Out With Thomas

Take a 20 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine™ Meeting Sir Topham Hatt Enjoy storytelling, live music, build with MEGA BLOKS® and much more! For tickets and information, please visit or call 1-866-468-7630. Standard tickets are $18.00 for ages 2 and up. Advance purchase is recommended. All sales are final, events are rain or shine. Illinois Railway Museum 7000 Olson Rd. Union, IL 60180 August 19-21 & 27-28, 2011


We went when my kids were 3 years old and my son in PRIME loving Thomas stage.  We felt that going once was enough as “attractions” didn’t change from year to year.  The Thomas Train ride was cute but they simply just had the first car dressed up like Thomas.  We went on two other train rides that the kids enjoyed.  They has a “scavenger hunt” when we went (i.e. visiting all the stations, getting a stamp and getting a SMALL prize).  We enjoyed walking through the old cars but it was super hot as they aren’t air conditioned.  There are some restaurant options but not many… you can pack a lunch.  They had a bouncy house set up, picture stations (ex. take a pic with Sir Topham Hat), a small tent set up with face painting, card making and colorig and a little wheel cart thing.  The MAIN attraction was the ginormous white tent filled with 100001 Thomas merchandise at jacked up pricing.  If your child loves Thomas, I do recommend going at least once.

July 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

“National Night Out” family event in Bourbonnais August 2nd

Charity Pickup Service
Support Our Vets …
… on Tuesday, August 2nd (2011) at the “National Night Out” family event in Bourbonnais (IL) from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

There will be food, games, live music, fireworks and much more!!
And be sure to bring any gently used clothing and shoes to the event to donate and benefit the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Visit for more “National Night Out” information.

July 20, 2011 at 1:07 am Leave a comment

Decorate cookies…. Raise Dough! Sunday, July 24 @ Panera Bread

Giving back feels good — especially when your efforts are supporting kids in need. That’s why we’re excited to host a special charity event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Illinois.

At this hands-on party, you can celebrate summer with a delicious Flower Cookie. Simply purchase a cookie, decorate it any way you’d like, and participating Panera Bread® bakery-cafes will donate 10 cents to Make-A-Wish for every cookie sold.

Sunday, July 24th


Panera in Frankfort


July 20, 2011 at 12:59 am Leave a comment

Rockin’ Fenderskirts, July 17th – Orland Park

The Rockin’ Fenderskirts will be performing your favorite rock-n-roll oldies. You can bring chairs and blankets, but chances are that you’ll have more fun doing the twist and shout! Click here for more information.
Where: Crescent Park at 142nd and Main streets, Orland Park.
When: 7-8:30 p.m., Sunday, July 17.

July 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Jazz in New Lenox on Saturday, July 16

This Saturday will be the Wine and Jazz Night in the Commons! The Ben Clark Quartet will tickle your ears while Aged-2-Perfection provides wine samples that will tickle your taste buds. The concert is free, and the wine tasting will cost $5 (includes six tastings). Click here for more information.

Where: New Lenox Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox.
When: 6 p.m., Saturday, July 16.


July 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Firecracker Fest – Mokena on July 16th, Saturday!

The Mokena Lions Club is at it again with the newly named Firecracker Fest. Described in the past as Mokena’s largest block party, it will include a bean bag tournament, food (courtesy of Aurelio’s), drinks (courtesy of Margaritaville) and performances by the band Rendition. Oh, and don’t forget that raffle which includes a $5,000 prize. Tickets for the 24th annual Firecracker Fest can be bought at the door for $15. 

Visit for more information

 Where: The Front Street Metra Lot at Front Street and Wolf Road, Mokena.

When: 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Saturday, July 16.


July 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

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