• Drive-in Movie at Round Barn Farm

    August 4 / Round Barn Farm / Registration Required
    MPD and Manhattan-Elwood Library present “School of Rock”! Watch a movie on the big screen from the comfort of your car. Gates open at 7 pm. Registration opens July 1 at mpld.org.

  • Movies in the Park

    Central Park / Movies begin at dusk / Free
    June 18 - The Emperor’s New Groove
    July 23 - Dr. Dolittle

  • Back Lash & Big Splash Fishing Derby

    June 10-13 / Central Park / Free
    Grab your fishing gear and head to Central Park for a weekend-long fishing derby! Email photos and sizes of your catch to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 pm on June 13.

  • Easter Egg Hunt

    March 27 / Central Park / Registration Required
    Bring your basket to hunt for eggs and visit with The Bunny!

  • Trick or Treat Trail

    October 31 / Round Barn Farm / Free
    Stroll in costume through the Oak Woods while trick-or-treating at this family-friendly, all-ages event. 11 am - 2 pm

  • Round Barn Winter Fest

    December 3 / Round Barn Farm / Free
    Visit with Santa in the barn, take a hayrack ride through the woods, listen to live festive music, stroll a luminary story trail and enjoy the holiday lights. Cookies and cocoa, winter ales, and mulled wine will be available for sale.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Looking for a way for your business to connect with the community? We are currently seeking sponsors for our special events! See our sponsorship packet or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shannon Forsythe

Office: 815.478.3324 x 206

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Fax: 815-478-3428