Special Events

Halloween on the Prairie

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Join us for an afternoon of fun on the prairie. There will be games, hayrides, face painting, and more! Most activities are FREE. Games are 5 for $1.00.

Date: Sunday, October 28th

Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: Byron Forest Preserve


Pumpkin

Pumpkin Smash

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

Date: Thursday, November 1st

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Location: Byron Fire Station

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It's early dismissal day! You say there is nothing to do? Join us for an afternoon of bowling and fun! This trip includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and beverage at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. The bus will depart from the Byron Park District following school dismissal. Attendance will be taken and bowling groups will be formed prior to departure. Open to youth, grades 5th - 8th.

Date: Friday, November 9th

Time: 11:15AM - 3:00PM

Fee: $18 per participant



Turkey Trot 5K

Presenting Sponsor:

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Get ready to burn calories before heading to your Thanksgiving Day feast! This race will be approximately a 5K distance and held on the Byron School Grounds. Runners will guess their time and turkeys will be awarded to the top finishers who are closest to guessing their finish time. Time pieces are not allowed, as guessing is part of the fun!

New this year, one lucky runner will take home the Best Dressed Golden Turkey Award and a gift card to buy some new running gear. Be sure to wear your favorite holiday gear for a chance to win!

Dri fit race shirts are guaranteed to participants registered by 11/16 at noon. A limited number of shirts will be available on race day and distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Check inand day of registration will be held in the PE Center from 7:00-7:45 a.m. and the race starts at 8:00 a.m.

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Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Location: Byron Park District- 420 N Colfax St. Byron IL 61010

Pre-Registration Fee: $20 Adult and $10 Youth

Day of Registration Fee: $25.00 Adult and $15 Youth

Register Here!