Call 618-346-7529 to register.
Click here for a registration form.
Daddy Daughter Date Night
6-9pm, Friday, March 1, 2013
Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL.
An evening for girls and their “dates” (dads, step-dads, grandfathers, uncles, or another significant man in their life - no moms allowed!) that includes dinner, dessert, dancing, and a special appearance by Miss Illinois. This is a formal event: young ladies should wear a dress; sport coat/suit and tie for the male attendants. Professional photos by John Locus Photography available and may be purchased for an additional fee. This is a truly classy evening that will create memories to last a lifetime.
Registration is required and is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This event sells out every year. Do not wait to register. Registration ends February 22, 2013.
Fee: $42 per couple, $19 for each additional daughter
with Benefit ID: $38 per couple, $17 for each additional daughter. Registration ends at noon on February 22 or when the event is full.
Breakfast with the Bunny
9-10:30am, Saturday, March 23, 2013
Ravanelli's Restaurant, 26 Collinsport Drive, Collinsville, IL.
Hippity-hop to Ravanelli’s for this very special spring event. The entire family will enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet and each child receives a special gift and has their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. This event sells out each year - don’t wait to register.
Fee: $11 per child
$10 per child with CARD Benefit ID
$9 per adult
Registration ends March 15, 2013 or when event is full.
Miss Illinois with the girls during 2012's Date Night
Picture time with the bunny!
Splash City’s Battle of the Bands
7-10pm, Friday, June 28, 2013
Talented teens show what they’ve got at this event. The competition is open to teenage talent (band members should be 12-21 years old) and is held after hours at Splash City.
*Bands will need to submit applications and a demo CD with 2-4 songs to the CARD offices, 10 Gateway Drive in Collinsville, or send the link to their MySpace or Facebook band page to Shelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the contest application.
$5 per person and includes the Battle of the Bands competition and full use of Splash City
Registration at 8:30am, fishing at 9am, weigh-in at 11am on Saturday, June 1, 2013
Woodland Park Lake in Collinsville
Our annual fishing derby returns during this year’s International Horseradish Festival. Winners will receive prizes and there will be giveaways for all entries. Each participant will also receive a hot dog and a soda. This competition is open to individuals of all skill levels; the Southwestern Illinois Special Recreation Association will host a competition for children with disabilities. Bring equipment, bait, and a bucket for fish. A limited number of poles will be available for loan.
Free event for children 15 years old and under.
Dash ‘n Splash 5K Run/Walk and After Party
6-10pm on Saturday, July 20, 2013
CARD Activity Center and Splash City
Take a dash and cool down with a splash. Start this fun-filled evening with a 5K run/walk around Eastport Plaza and then cool off and relax with a private party, dinner and music at Splash City. The party is open to friends and family members of those participating in the 5K run/walk.
$26 before July 2 and $30 after that date. The guest fee for the party after the race is $12 for adults and $8 for children.
Click here for the race/after party entry form.
Heritage Day at Willoughby Farm -- CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER (posted May 2, 2013)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Willoughby Heritage Farm
CARD is bringing the early 1900s to life during this event. See live demonstrations of weaving, quilt-making, wood working, leather working, and other heritage crafts. Visit our farm animals, hear live bluegrass music by Rural Rights Revival, and tour the restored farm house. Visitors celebrate the return of spring with free nature tours, scavenger hunts, tractor rides, and garden activities during this family-friendly event. We're roasting a big pig on-site so pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs will be available for purchase. See a live performance by the
Thunder & Lightning Cloggers at 12:30pm. Admission is free.
Splash City’s Annual Adult Luau
Ages 21 and up
7-10pm, Friday, August 16, 2013
Enjoy a catered buffet dinner with pool-side seating, authentic
Polynesian entertainment and music. Of course, the night would not be complete without cocktails! This is the only chance to have fun at Splash City without the kids. Must register by August 10 and must show proof of age to enter. Call 346-7529 to register.
$35 per person, $65 per couple.
Every special event
All are welcome.
Surf's Up Competition: Wave Loch Flow Series
1-4pm, Saturday, July 13, 2013
All ages: must be 48” or taller
Participants will compete in expert, amateur, or junior divisions for prizes with the expert division vying for prize money. Participants can compete in bodyboard or stand-up events. Competition entry fee
includes admission to the water park. Register that morning at Splash City. If you love the FlowRider-either riding or watching-you don’t want to miss this day.
Age categories: female, all ages; juniors up to 17 years old; men, 17-29;
masters are 30 yrs+
Amateur divisions: $25, each additional division is $5 (Splash City season pass holders receive $10 discount); expert divisions: $35, each additional division is $35.
Family Camp Out
For all ages
4pm, Saturday, June 15 through 9am, Sunday, June 16
Willoughby Heritage Farm
Bring your tent and sleeping bags to the farm for this family camping experience. After setting up, enjoy a guided night hike among the trails. Bring your hot dogs and marshmallows, and we'll get the bonfire started for roasting.
Cost per site: $15 for the first tent; $7 per additional tent. Two-tent maximum per site.
T.G.I.F. at Splash
For all ages
7:30-9:30pm, Friday, June 7: Night Magic Entertainment DJ
7-10pm, Friday, June 28: Battle of the Bands
7:30-9:30pm, Friday, July 12: Love Me, Leave Me
7:30-9:30pm, Friday, July 26: Exit 12
7:30-9:30pm, Friday, August 9: Back to School Bash feat. DJ
Live music, lots of giveaways, full use of the water park, high-fives all around; yeah, these Fridays at Splash City are pretty awesome. So, grab your best friends and your dancing feet - you don’t want to miss T.G.I.F.
$5 per person, regardless of residency, pay at the door
2013 Kahok Junior Tennis Tournament
Time to be determined, Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, 2013
Glidden Park tennis courts
This is the 11th annual USTA sanctioned singles and doubles tournament open to boys and girls 18 years and under. USTA membership is required and USTA guidelines apply. Matches are recorded best two out of three sets, using a 12 point tiebreaker. Register online, www.USTA.com (tournament ID # 404951212). Online registration closes on Monday, June 4 at 11:59pm.
Fee: $23 - Singles; $16 - Doubles, per person, regardless of residency.
The World's Largest Swimming Lesson
Children 16-years-old and under
Check-in at 9:30a, lesson starts at 10a, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Join participants at aquatic facilities around the world as we help to set a new Guinness World Record. You’ll join over 24,000 ‘students’ in 15 countries for this special swim lessons. Each child will receive a certificate for participating.
Tragically, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14-years-old. Attend this event to learn and help spread awareness of water safety.
Limited number of spots available. Register now by calling 618-346-7529.
Lesson free with the price of regular admission. Season pass holders get in for free.
2nd Annual Pack Walk for Dogs
For all ages + dogs welcome
10am - 2pm, Saturday, May 25
Willoughby Heritage Farm
What to expect at the 2nd Annual Pack Walk: Presentation by the Collinsville Police Department K-9 Unit, free training session with John Dahman from Cindy’s Critter Camp, pet photography opportunity from Jill Heupel Photography, grooming opportunity from Cindy’s Critter Camp, and be sure to enter the Doggie Costume Contest. Other vendors include Sunny Spot for Dogs with homemade dog treats, Camp Bow Wow doggie daycare and boarding, Dog Day Afternoon pet products, Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue, Hartz Animal Rescue Spay and Neuter Clinic, and Partners for Pets will be on-site for adoptions.
Tunes on Tap at Arlington Greens
Ages 21 and up
Saturdays, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, 2013
Arlington Greens Golf Course
Join us for these nights of live music, and beer and food specials on the Club House porch. Check back in May for the calendar of amazing local bands that will perform on these nights.
$10 per person, $15 per couple
CARD Activity Center/Administrative Office: 8:30am-7pm, Monday-Thursday; 8:30a,-5pm, Friday; 9am-noon, Saturday
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