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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.
Click here for Marge Cline Whitewater Course Updates.
2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Art in City Hall
Online Registration Information or go to the on-line registration website at:
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
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
Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt
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
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
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
CRUISE NIGHT - Wednesday, June 3
Music Under the Stars & Wine Night
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 !!!
4th of July Celebration
Town Square activities after the Parade until 1pm. Fireworks will be at Dusk at
River Night & Ribs on the River
Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18
Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)
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.
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
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)
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