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Parks and Recreation Special Events

The United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is active in sponsoring several special events throughout the year for the enjoyment of Yorkville residents and surrounding communities. Join us for one, two or all of the many activities in the city of Yorkville. There are months of fun in Yorkville for you and your family. For more information on any of these events, please call the Recreation Office at 630.553.4357. Enjoy!

2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

JANUARY-DECEMBER

Art in City Hall
January – December, Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
United City of Yorkville City Hall, 800 Game Farm Road, Yorkville

Artists are currently needed for the Art in City Hall Program. All artwork is exhibited in Yorkville's City Hall Council Chambers. Exhibits are free to artists and residents. For more information, or if you are an artist and would like to exhibit your artwork, please call 630-553-4350 or inquire via e-mail to bolson@yorkville.il.us. Free.

 

 

New!! - 2014 / 2015 Winter Catalog

 

Online Registration Information or go to the on-line registration website at:

www.yorkvilleparksandrecreation.com

 

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 

Register Now for Parker’s Playtime Preschool 2015-2016 School Year                                                    Registration has begun for the Parker’s Playtime Preschool 2015-2016 school year and classes are filling up! Preschool and Jr Kindergarten programs are available for children ages 3-5 (by September 1, 2015) and is located at 201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville. For class times, prices, and a registration form please refer to our website at: http://www.yorkville.il.us/depts_parks_preschool.php or call 630-553-4357 to set up a tour and for more information.

Ready, Set, Go!

The Yorkville Recreation Department is offering a new session of Ready, Set, Go! Ready, Set, Go is a program designed to introduce children ages 2-3 to the daily and weekly routine of preschool with activities that are adapted to meet the needs of this younger age group! Sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 10:30am. Price is $75 for residents and $85 for nonresidents. For more information or to register please call 630-553-4357 or log online at www.yorkvilleparksandrecreation.com.

 

 

Spring Youth Soccer Registration Begins Monday February 2                                                                     Play soccer with the Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department this spring! Registration for youth leagues begins on Monday, February 2 and will last until Friday, February 13. Divisions that will be offered include Pre-K / Kindergarten, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, and 7th/8th Grade; each division is co-ed. Registration is $65-$100 depending on your child’s grade and residency status. You can register by calling the recreation office at 630-553-4357, by visiting the recreation office in person (201 W. Hydraulic Avenue – Yorkville), or online at yorkvilleparksandrecreation.com

Coed and Men’s Summer Softball Leagues                                                                                                      Looking to play softball this summer? The Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department will begin registration for both a Men’s and Co-Ed Softball Leagues beginning Monday, February 2. Registration will last until Friday, April 10 and is $725 per team. Each league will feature a 14 game schedule (Double-Header format) with games being played from 6:15pm-10:15pm. Both leagues are USSSA sanctioned. Games will begin the last week of April. Please call the Yorkville Parks & Recreation office at 630-553-4357 for more information. You can register by calling the Recreation Administration Office or by visiting the Recreation Administration Office in person (201 W. Hydraulic Avenue – Yorkville)

2-Ball Competition - Friday Feb. 6                                                                                                                     

Show off your basketball shooting skills on a 2-person team while competing against your peers!                       This is a free event sponsored by the Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department.                                                                                                                                                                    DATE: Friday, February 6, 2015
TIME: 5:45pm (K-2nd grade–8ft. hoops)
6:30pm (3rd-5th grade)
6:30pm (6th–8th grade)

WHERE: Bristol Bay Elementary School (427 Bristol Bay Dr. - Yorkville)

DIVISIONS: Boys, Girls, Co-Ed and Adult/Child

REGISTRATION: Day of registration begins at:

5:00pm for K-2nd

5:45pm for 3rd–8th grades

MARCH

 

Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt
Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Services for
this fun, family event! Families will eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny,
create crafts, play games, and then at 9:00am hunt for Easter Eggs! The Egg
Hunt will be held outside, so please dress appropriately. The cost is $5 a
person and includes breakfast, activities, and the egg hunt. Contact the
Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for more information or to
register.
Saturday, March 21; 8:00-10:00am
Beecher Community Center (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville)

APRIL

 

PeppeRuni 5k Run/Walk

Sunday April 26, 2015

Hosted and Sponsored by Rosati's Pizza

Race starts and ends at Rosati's Pizza

1985 Marketview Dr, Yorkville, IL

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Registration:7:30am

Race Begins: 9am

Entry Fees: 5K Run/Walk

$25 pre-registration / $30 race day

Awards given for individual winners. Awards will consit of:

 

Free Slice of Pizza for every runner

 Top Overall Men & Women - Free Pizza for a Year

 Top Runner in each age group/ category - Free Large Pizza

 

Pre-registration packet pick-up is on Saturday, April 25, 2015

at Rosati's Pizza from 10am - Noon 

Registration Form 

Race Route

 

MAY 

 

Summer Catalog

Summer Catalog will be delivered the week of April 27

Resident Registration beings Monday May 6

Non-Resident Registration begins Monday May 13

 

 

United City of Yorkville Golf Outing

Friday May 29, 2015

 

JUNE

 

CRUISE NIGHT - Wednesday, June 3
Riverfront Park
(131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)
6:00-9:00pm
Come out and take a walk down memory lane as you view classic cars along the river on the
first Wednesday of the month June through September! Vehicle registration will begin at 6:00pm.

 

Music Under the Stars & Wine Night
Friday, June 12 Featuring Yorkville Big Band
(Sponsored By Castle Bank and Castle INsurance)
Enjoy a warm summer evening listening to great music at Town Square (301 N Bridge, Yorkville) from 7:00-9:00pm. In conjunction with Music Under the Stars, Cobblestone will be offering a small selection of white wines and red wines to enjoy during the concert starting at 5:30pm.
For $5 you will receive a souvenir glass. Wine Tasting tickets may be purchased for an additional
$1. Additional glasses of wine (Most $4-5 each) or bottles (Most $15-$20) may be purchased Must be 21 to
consume or purchasealcohol. No wine will be allowed to leave the park. For more information, contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.

Summer Solstice                                                                                                                                                  June 25 - 27                                                                                                                                                             This years event will be quite different from our last few festivals. Taking a page from Cory Chisel's highly successful Mile of Music festival, we'll be curating music for six different venues in downtown Yorkville spanning Thursday night June 25th thru Saturday night June 27th. We'll be showcasing music on outdoor stages at the Riverfront Park and in the following establishment: Rowdys, Casa Santiago Mexican Restaurant. The vast majority of the music will be free admission including both outdoor stages. There will be a $5 charge for a wristband to purchase alcohol which is good for the entire weekend of which 100% of the proceeds will go to charity. Stay tuned for many more details !!!

JULY

 

4th of July Celebration
Saturday, July 4th
The Parade will begin at 9am.

Town Square activities after the Parade until 1pm. Fireworks will be at Dusk at
Rt 47 and Countryside Pkwy. For more information call 630-553-4357.

Celebration Flyer

 

River Night & Ribs on the River

Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18

Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)

Festival Flyer

 

RIVER NIGHT - Friday, July 17 (5-10pm)

Enjoy a night filled with family fun, food, beverages, and a live performance by Red Woody at 7pm!

 

RIBS ON THE RIVER - Saturday, July 18 (10am-10pm)

The smell of BBQ ribs will be wafting around Riverfront Park as the City hosts its Fourth Annual Ribs on the River Backyard BBQ Contest! Come all day for delicious food and stay to hear the 80’s classic rock band EPIC at 7pm.

 

Rib Contest Application
Food Vendor Application
Riverside Market Application
Sponsorship Packet

 

Illinois Whitewater Festival

Saturday, July 18

Come as a participant or a spectator as kayak enthusiasts race for the fastest time in the Marge Cline Whitewater Course in an event hosted by the Chicago Whitewater Association.

Whitewater Course | 131 E. Hydraulic Avenue | Yorkville, Il 60560

 AUGUST

23RD ANNUAL HOMETOWN DAYS FESTIVAL

Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6

Join us for the Yorkville Labor Day weekend tradition on Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Beecher Community Park, 908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville. Join us all weekend long and enjoy carnival rides, all your favorite foods, the Pride and Joy Car Show, baby contest, dance performances, the new Ulitmate Air Dogs competition, family activities, hometown pride, and more!

 

ADMISSION: $2 each day (after 5pm)*

*Kids under five admission is FREE!

 

HEADLINER MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Friday: Citizens Way (7-8:30pm)

 

Saturday: Red Woody (1-4pm)

Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm (5-7pm)

Mike and Joe (8-10pm)

 

Sunday: Yorkville Big Band (2-4pm)

7th Heaven (5-7pm)

Hi-Infidelity (8-10pm)