Fall Special Events and Programs at the Vernon Hills Park District
50 Days Challenge at the Lakeview Fitness center begins October 1st. Visit the fitness center fifty times between October 1-December 31 and you could earn one month of free membership! This challenge is offered free to current Lakeview Fitness members, non-members may purchase a 50-day punch card for $50. Participants will earn milestone prizes and learn nutrition tips. All participants must complete the 50 Days Challenge form in-person at the Lakeview Fitness Center.
Worldwide Day of Play is a free, family event encouraging families to get outdoors and play! This event will be held at Century Park North at 1400 Indianwood Drive, on Saturday, September 16 from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm. Put down the iPad, turn off the Xbox, and come to Century Park North for an afternoon of unplugged play! Park District staff will lead old school picnic games including sack races, hula hoop contests, and the ever popular egg toss. There will also be several other games available. No registration necessary! Just come to the park and be ready to play! This event will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.
Family Trivia Night is a new event for all ages! It will be held on September 22 from 6:30-9:00p at the Sullivan Community Center. Challenge your brain to a night of family trivia! Enjoy pizza and snacks with friends and family while answering questions for all ages. There will be prizes for the top 3 teams and door prizes throughout the evening. Fee: $50/team (up to 6 people)
Trucks, Trunks, and Treats special event is Saturday, October 14 from 11 am-1 pm at the Family Aquatic Center parking lot. We’ve taken a traditional touch-a-truck event, added a hint of Halloween, and lots of trucks! Show off your Halloween costume while walking through the aisles of trucks. Bring your trick-or-treat bags to receive candy from the operators at each vehicle. Take some time to ride the hayride or jump in the bounce house. NEW! Let your furry friend strut their stuff in our Canine Costume Contest. Canine entry fee $1 (cash only) on the day of the event. Food will be available for purchase. This event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Event fee: $3, 2 years and younger are free.
Fall Fest is Friday, October 27 from 6-9 pm at the Sullivan Community Center. Bring your ghosts and goblins to our annual Fall Fest for this spooktacular family event featuring indoor trick or treating, face painter, carnival games, and a costume contest. NEW! Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles will make a special appearance at Fall Fest. See some of the world's Jurassic creatures up close and personal. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event will sell out, so be sure to buy your tickets early. Fee: $2 per person
Pumpkin Launch is Saturday, November 4 from 11 am – 2 pm at the sled hill in Century Park North, 1400 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills. We'll be rolling, launching, and smashing pumpkins! Jason Rush from the Vernon Hills High School Science Department built the Park District a trebuchet, so be sure to save your pumpkins to launch! There will be other pumpkin-related activities too. Prizes available for both kids and adults! Please bring one uncarved pumpkin per paid participant. Free to watch! Fee: $4 per pumpkin launched