Special Events

Touch A Truck

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Join the Byron Park District for the 3rd Annual Touch A Truck event. See the vehicles that fascinate you up close and hands on, including emergency and military vehicles, farm equipment and more! This exciting event is fun for the whole family!

Date: Saturday, September 14

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Behind Byron High School

Fee: FREE


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Head to the Byron High School Swimming Pool for a one of a kind night of GLOW swimming! Enter the Splash Contest and hang out with friends! Glow bracelets and necklaces will be available for purchase.

Date: Friday, October 4th

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Byron High Swimming Pool

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Join the Byron Park District and Byron Forest Preserve for an afternoon on the prairie. Enjoy games, hayrides, face painting and more! Games are .25 each or 5/$1.00. Concessions will be available.

Date: Sunday, October 27

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Jarrett Prairie Center

Fee: FREE


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Let the smashing begin! Bring your pumpkins, throw them off the fire tower and try to hit the bullseye. Cookies and apple cider will be served.

Date: Friday, November 1

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Byron Fire Department

Fee: FREE


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Calling all 5th - 8th graders, it's early dismissal! Join us for an afternoon of bowling and fun at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. Fee includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and a beverage. The bus will depart from and return to the Byron Park District. Please register by Friday, November 1st.

Date: Friday, November 8th

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Cherry Bowl Rockford

Fee: $18

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Get ready to burn some calories before heading to your Thanksgiving Day feast! This race will be an approximate 5K distance with chip timing provided by Real Timing, Inc. Runners will not be allowed to use timepieces. Turkeys will be awarded to the top finishers who are closest to guessing their race time. Awards ceremony will be held inside the PE Center 15-20 minutes after the race. Shirts will be guaranteed to those registered by Friday, Nov. 22. Day-of registration will be available during check-in.

Date: Thursday, November 28

Location: Byron School Grounds

Check-in Time: 7:00-7:45 am

Race Time: 8:00 am

Fee: $15-youth/ $25-adult


To volunteer at this event, please contact Renita Folkers at 815-234-6492 or rfolkers@byronparks.org.