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United City of Yorkville Festivals and Events
There's always room for a festival in Yorkville and you're invited to help us celebrate our heritage and small town charm. From Music Under the Stars to our Hometown Days Festival and Holiday Under the Stars, the United City of Yorkville comes alive through our many festivals and recreational opportunities. The United City of Yorkville also partners with the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. To find out more about festivities, activities and entertainment in Yorkville and the surrounding area go to www.enjoyaurora.com.
Please note that event dates, times, fees, and locations are subject to change.
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2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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JANUARY & FEBRUARY
Parker’s Playtime Preschool 2013-2014 Registration Begins!
The Yorkville Recreation Department’s Parker’s Playtime Preschool began registration for the 2013-2014 school year Monday, January 7 for residents of Yorkville and will begin Monday, January 14 for nonresidents of Yorkville at the REC Center (202 E Countryside Pkwy). Parker’s Playtime Preschool is designed for children between the ages of 3-5 and focuses on each child’s overall developmental needs by providing a stimulating environment through hands-on experiences. Both Three and Four Year Old Programs are offered! For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Shay at 630-553-2582.
Spring Soccer Registration
The Yorkville Recreation Department’s registration for the Spring Soccer League begins January 29! The Spring Soccer League is designed to teach and improve children ages 4 – 10 the various skills and knowledge pertaining to the game of soccer in a fun, recreational atmosphere. There will be a six game schedule with games played on Saturdays. Practice will be held twice a week for the first few weeks before games begin. Practices will then go to once a week with games on Saturdays. The cost is $65 for residents and $75 for nonresidents. Players are also required to wear a reversible jersey that can be purchased at the REC Center for $18. Open registration has been completed. For late registration or more information please contact Shay at 630-553-2582.
Coed and Men’s Summer Softball Leagues
It is almost that time again! The Adult Softball Season is right around the corner and the Yorkville Recreation Department is offering several leagues this summer! The Coed Softball League is scheduled on Tuesday evenings starting April 30 and runs through July 30. The Men’s Softball League is scheduled on Thursday evenings starting May 2 and runs through August 1. Both leagues are based on a 13 game schedule, plus playoffs and costs $665 per team with an additional fee of $10 for each non-resident player. Registration begins Monday, February 4 at 8:00am at the REC Center (202 E Countryside Pkwy) and runs through Friday, April 12. For more information please contact Jon or Shay at 630-553-2582.
Men’s Double Header Softball League
Is your team ready for a higher level of competition and more games throughout the summer? The Yorkville Recreation Department designed this league just for that! Teams will play double headers with a 21 game schedule and a single-elimination tournament. It will be slow pitch with a limited arc using a 12” softball. The majority of games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 6:20pm, 7:30pm, 8:40pm, and 9:50pm. The cost is $915 per team plus an additional $10 per non-resident player. Registration beings Monday, February 4 at 8:00am at the REC Center (202 E Countryside Pkwy) and runs through Friday, April 12. For more information please contact Jon or Shay at 630-553-2582.
Pre-Season Adult Slow-Pitch Softball Leagues
Get warmed-up for the summer softball season by entering into the Yorkville Recreation Department’s Pres-Season League! Both a Coed League on Tuesday evenings and a Men’s League played on Thursday evenings will be available! The league will consist of an 8 game schedule with the majority of games played at 6:20pm, 7:30pm, 8:40pm, and 9:50pm depending on registration numbers. This season begins the week of April 1 and runs through April 25. The cost is $250 per team with registration beginning on Monday, February 4 at 8:00am at the REC Center (202 E Countryside Pkwy) and runs through Friday, March 15. For more information please contact Jon or Shay at 630-553-2582.
Saturday, March 23
Tax Dodge 5K run/walk and 10K run
Race starts and ends at REC Center,
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Registration: 7:00-8:15 a.m.
Make checks payable to: Yorkville Recreation Department Awards given for individual winners.
Summer Catalog will be delivered the week of May 6
Resident Registration beings Monday May 6
Non-Resident Registration begins Monday May 13
Saturday mornings 8 a.m. to noon, June 8-October 25 in Town Square, Rt. 47 and Main Street
Music Under the Stars
Friday or Saturday evenings in June, July and August from 7-9 p.m. in Town Square, Rt. 47 and Main Street.
Enjoy a warm summer evening listening to great music in Yorkville's Town Square. Sponsored by the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department, this long-standing event offers a variety of music throughout the summer including Jazz, Rock, Big Band and much more! For more information call 630.553.4357 inquire via e-mail to email@example.com. Free. See below for a schedule of 2013 musical entertainment.
58th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Thursday July 4, 2013
Hosted by the Yorkville Area 4th of July Committee and the United City of Yorkville
Ribs on the River
Saturday July 13
The smell of BBQ ribs will be wafting around Bicentennial Riverfront Park on July 13 as the city hosts its inaugural Ribs on the River event. Find us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/#!/RibsontheRiver
EPIC Prefroms from 7-10pm
Illinois Whitewater Festival
Saturday July 13
On the east end of Bicentennial Riverfront Park come for a day of whitewater fun! Events will include whitewater kayak mini-lessons, rafting challenges, kayak biathalon, and a boat regatta from 10am-6pm.
Outdoor Movie Night
Yorkville's Parks and Recreation Movie nights in June, July and August, Beecher Community Park, 908 Game Farm Rd. Bring your lawn chair, blankets, and family and friends for movie night on our 30-foot inflatable screen. Movies begin at 9 p.m. at listed selected parks. For more information call 630.553.2582 inquire via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Wednesday, July 10
Wednesday, July 24
Tuesday, August 6
National Night Out
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m. Riverfront Park
This national event dedicated to preventing crimes in our neighborhoods offers residents the opportunity to meet their neighbors and service personnel. Games, demonstrations, music, food and fun. Hosted by the Yorkville Police Department. For more information call 630.553.4340. Free.
Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 1 at Beecher Community Park, 908 Game Farm Rd.
It’s bigger and better than ever. Labor Day weekend, Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 1!! Fun for the entire family. Carnival rides, great food, the Pride and Joy Car Show, pet parade, baby contest, hometown pride, and much more!
Halloween Egg Hunt
Friday, Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m. at Beecher Community Park, 908 Game Farm Rd.
Sponsored by: Rosati's Pizza of Yorkville
Schedule of Events - Event Flyer.
5 - 7:45pm: Pumpkin Decorating/Carving, 1st 100.
5:30-6pm: “HOWL”ween PET CONTEST Registration
Holiday Under the Stars & Fireworks Show
Saturday, November 23, 1:00-7:00pm
Sat. Nov. 23, River’s Edge Theatre Holiday Performances - TBA
Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, November 24
For more information, call 630-553-4357 or visit www.yorkville.il.us.
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