Fall Events

4th Annual Warriors Walk 

All Ages
New Lenox Commons
The New Lenox Harry E Anderson VFW Post 9545 is hosting their 4th Annual 20-mile Warriors Walk. The walk starts at 9am in the New Lenox Commons, we head east on Old Plank Trail, and turn around just past Pfeiffer Rd. This is a Ruck March. We encourage you, but not necessary, to strap on your backpacks and come support your military families in need. Don’t let 20-miles discourage you, it’s not necessary to walk all 20-miles, we will provide pick-up locations along the way to bring you back to the New Lenox Commons. Starting at 1:00pm, join us for an afternoon of celebrations with you and your family in the New Lenox Commons. There will be FREE live entertainment by David Allen Stone and Kendal Colette, military vehicle rides and other activities. Food vendors and alcoholic drinks will be available for purcha

This walk raises money for the Headstrong Project which is a non-profit mental health organization providing confidential, barrier-free, and stigma-free PTSD treatment to our veterans, service members, and family connected to their care. Headstrong Project goal is to help their clients “Triumph Over Trauma.” by providing them with effective mental health treatment.

Warrior Walk t-shirts will be available for purchase at the New Lenox VFW during their business hours for $30 up until September 8. The day of the Warriors Walk t-shirts will be $35 until supplies last.

Activity Day Date Time
29192-A1 SA 9/9 Registration at 8:00am 
Walk will begin at 9:00am

Friends of the Park “Empty Bowls”

All Ages
New Lenox Village Commons

Our annual event will be held during the Village of New Lenox’s “Last Call Before Fall.” Come pick your favorite hand-painted bowl and receive unlimited soup tastings (while supplies last) from local restaurants. Visit nlfop.square.site to purchase tickets in advance! Net proceeds will benefit the New Lenox Township Food Pantry.

Day Date Time R/NR
SA 9/16 1:00-5:00pm $15, Day of the Event

Barks ‘n Brews  

All Ages
Walker Country Estates Park

Unleash the good times with your four-legged friends at the park with vendors and brews! All dogs MUST be kept on a leash. No retractable leashes allowed! Join us for some barks ‘n brews, as we will have alcoholic drinks available for purchase during the event. There will be a Halloween costume contest for your dog to enter as well as a chance to win prizes! We are looking for dog and brew related vendors. If you are interested, please contact Brooke at [email protected]

Day Date Time
SU 10/1 11:00am-1:30pm

Big Bad Pumpkin Party

All Ages (An adult must stay)
Walker Country Estates Park

Everyone is invited to join us for our Big Bad Pumpkin Party! We will host a wide variety of children’s activities including a costume contest and hayrack rides. The costume contest will be open for two age groups: 2-6 years and 7-12 years. Last hayrack ride will begin at 11:45am, NO exceptions! 

Day Date Time
SU 10/15 10:00am-Noon

Monster Mash Bash

Ages 5-7
LCC (Room 2) Entry C

Put on your favorite Halloween costume and strut on down to the Park District! We will play candy corn bingo, monster freeze tag, and a variety of other Halloween-themed games. A pizza dinner will be provided. Kids will receive a treat bag to enjoy on the way home.
Registration deadline is Friday, October 6.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
24122-A1 F 10/20 6:00-7:30pm $23

Daddy/Daughter Date Night

Ages 3 & Older
LCC (Room 1 & 2) Entry C

Let’s travel back in time and dance our way through the decades! Come dressed as your favorite era from the 50s through the new millennium and enjoy an evening of nostalgia with your daughters. We will have music, dinner, and lots of fun! Registration deadline is Friday, October 20..

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27383-A1 F 11/3 6:00-8:00pm $20/Adult
27383-A2 F 11/3 6:00-8:00pm $28/Child

Flag Football Turkey Tournament

Fieldstone Park

Prior to sitting down in front of the television for Thanksgiving football, get some practice in for yourself in this one-day, double elimination Flag Football Tournament. We will play two 20-minute halves with a running clock; all players are eligible receivers. This is an 8-on-8 tournament, and each roster can have a maximum of 20 players. Limited spots are available so don’t wait to register a team. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams of the tournament. Check in begins at 8:00am. In the chance of the tournament being cancelled due to weather conditions, games will be rescheduled to Saturday, November 11. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 18.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
24230-A1 SA 11/4 8:30am $265 per team

Gobbler Gauntlet 5K

Age 7 & Older
Sanctuary Golf Course

Dash your way to the finish line. The terrain of the race/walk is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The route will have a water station and an electronically timed finish line. All participants will receive one complimentary drink in the clubhouse upon finishing the race. medals will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place finishers in each age category such as top male and female finishers as well as male and female winners from New Lenox. If registered by Monday, October 30, participants are guaranteed a race shirt. Race Day Walk-up registration begins at 7:00am.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27203-A1 SA 11/18 8:00am $35, Mail/Fax/Walk-in by 11/15
$35, Online until Noon, 11/17
$45, Race Day Walk-Up

Jingle Mingle

Age 5-7
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
Hey kids, come Jingle your way to the Park District and Mingle with friends. We will have a variety of holiday activities, games, and a candy cane hunt. A pizza dinner will be provided. Registration deadline is Monday, November 27. 

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27671-A1 F 12/8 6:00-7:30pm $23

Noon Year’s Eve Party 

All Ages
New Lenox Village Commons, Ice Rink
Can’t make it until midnight? Celebrate the “Noon Year” instead! Join the free party and help us countdown to noon. Music, crafts, and activities will be provided. We cap off the event with a massive balloon drop. Skate rentals will be available.

Day Date Time
TH 12/28 11:30am-12:30pm