Special Events

Halloween on the Prairie

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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


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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


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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 Elaine Carow at 815-234-6232 or ecarow@byronparks.org.