Morris Downtown Development
Fun, Friends, Shopping and Dining!
Downtown Morris, IL

Upcoming Events

 

Click here for a printable schedule of Downtown Events!

For additional events in Morris, visit grundychamber.com

 

 

3 French Hens French Country Market

3 French Hens French Country Market

September 11, 2021 - September 11, 2021

Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more!

8:00am – 2:00pm

Jennifer’s Garden – 555 Gore Rd, Morris, IL 60450

For more information visit https://www.the3frenchhensmarket.com

Morris Cruise Night

Morris Cruise Night

September 11, 2021 - September 11, 2021

6:00pm-9:00pm

This event may be modified or cancelled based on the status of COVID 19

For more information, click here or visit https://morriscruisenight.com

Magic in Morris

Magic in Morris

September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
Participating stores will each have their own Special Name and will be offering some fun activities and drinks and merchandise! Dress in your favorite robes or stay under cover in your Muggle attire!
Join us in all the fun :
*Magician
*Unicorns that people can pet and take pics with
*Face Painter
*A Free Wand & Potion Class
*Get sorted into your houses
*Music on the downtown speakers
*Movies at the library
*H.P. games at the library with small prizes while supplies last
*Fun photo opportunities set up downtown
*Raffles at participating stores
*House Bean Bag Game at Clayton’s Rail
*Verbena will be offering themed tastings of fun treats & one of a kind magical merchandise.
*Happy Daisy Art Studio will be having 3 H.P. themed Paint Parties that week! Make sure to sign up ahead of time!
*Alpine Coffee Bar will be offering non-alcoholic Butterbeer.
*Adult Butterbeer & other special drinks will be served at:
-Ebby George’s
-Griffin’s Pint
-Clayton’s Tap
-Clayton’s Rail
*Evergreen Nutrition has a full H.P. themed menu of teas & shake
*Whimsy will be giving a free gift with purchase while supplies last
*Get your chocolate frogs, Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans and other treats at Sweet Tooth
*Blackbirds bowl will have magic themed pet treats for purchase
*Crafter’s Gallery- offering a free H.P. crafting class and serving their special potion (non-alcoholic)

10:00am  – 5:00pm

Questions?  Message the Morris Retail Association on their Facebook page.

Click for a list of participating MRA businesses.

Grundy County Corn Festival

Grundy County Corn Festival

September 22, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Celebrating its 72nd year in 2021, Corn Festival makes its home in the county seat of Morris with an emphasis on events downtown.  The event celebrates the rich agricultural history in Grundy County and offers everything from a farm… fair, craft shows, carnival, music and food, food, food. The town is decorated beautifully to celebrate the fall harvest and everyone joins in the spirit by dressing in their best jeans and flannels. On Sunday afternoon, enjoy one of the state’s best and largest parades featuring floats, bands, equestrian units, Shriners, and so much more. Corn Festival – once you’ve been to it – you’ll always want to come back.

This year’s theme: “It’s good to be back!


For more information visit www.cornfestival.org

Liberty Arts Festival

Liberty Arts Festival

October 02, 2021 - October 02, 2021

The Liberty Art’s Festival Art Walk is returning!  Spend the day enjoying the art walk, children’s art activities, music, dance and much more!

Register to participate in the Liberty Arts Festival Art Walk. Click here to register!
https://downtownmorris.com/liberty-arts-fest-registration/

3 French Hens French Country Market

3 French Hens French Country Market

October 09, 2021 - October 09, 2021

Antiques, artisans, hand crafted items, fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more!

8:00am – 2:00pm

Jennifer’s Garden – 555 Gore Rd, Morris, IL 60450

For more information visit https://www.the3frenchhensmarket.com

Morris Cruise Night

Morris Cruise Night

October 09, 2021 - October 09, 2021

4:00pm-7:00pm

For more information, click here or visit https://morriscruisenight.com

Ghouls Night Out

Ghouls Night Out

October 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Put on your favorite costume and enjoy a great night of shopping!

For more information visit Morris Retail Association on Facebook

Click here for a list of participating MRA businesses.

Liberty 5k Run/Walk

Liberty 5k Run/Walk

November 06, 2021 - November 06, 2021

The Liberty 5k Run/Walk has been rescheduled!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 6 at 9:00am. This date falls just before Veteran’s Day, another great day to celebrate our military personnel!

Register on line today!

Race Times:
8:15am – Junior Patriot Kids Run (11and under)
9:00am – Liberty 5k Run/Walk

Registration Fees:
General Registration through November 5: $30
Race Day Registration: $40
Virtual Run: $35 (Registration includes T-Shirt and downloadable race bib.)
Junior Patriots Kids Run: $5 (race day registration only from 7:00am – 8:00am)
All registrations will be on line with the exception of race day registration.
The first 500 runners will be guaranteed a race shirt. Those previously registered for the July 3rd 5k should be guaranteed their requested shirt size.

Race Bag Pick-up:
Friday, November 5 5:00pm – 7:00pm (inside)
Saturday, November 6: 7:00am 8:30am
Location: Ebbey George’s Bar and Grill
402 Liberty Street, Morris
Visit www.liberty5k.run for more information

Age Divisions:
14 & Under 30-34 50-54 70—74
15-19 35-39 55-59 75 & Older
20-24 40-44 60-64
25-29 45-49 65-69
Awards:
As mitigations have been lifted, there will be an awards ceremony following the run. If you are uncomfortable gathering with a large crowd following the race, we will make other arrangement for you to receive your award.
• Overall Top 3 Male and Female
• Overall Top 3 Male and Female Military
• Overall Top 3 Male and Female—Masters (40+)
• Top 3 of Each Age Division Male/Female
• Cash prizes to Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Finishers: 1st – $200 2nd – $150, 3rd – $100
• Cash prizes to the 3 running clubs with the most participants: 1st prize – $750, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $300.

Overall winners will not be eligible for age division medals.
Results will be posted on liberty5k.run

The Course:
The course takes you through Nostalgic Downtown Morris and area parks and neighborhoods. The route is completely paved, primarily flat with slight hills.
The Liberty 5K is a chip timed race on a certified course.

To register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Morris/Liberty5kRunWalk?fbclid=IwAR1pZCkZKTn_4tRVQ7BW-Coip5cqqH_yMQ8fJuo36gJk6Vodt0OdCfcbGR4

For additional information, to sponsor, or volunteer, please contact the Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc. at (815) 941-0245 or [email protected]

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

November 11, 2021 - November 27, 2021

Grundy County Historical Society and Museum – 510 W. Illinois Avenue

The museum will be open for viewing November 11-13, 18-20 and 26-27.  Hours will be Thursdays – Saturdays: 10:00 -3:00 and Sundays: Noon – 3:00.  During the Home for the Holidays weekend, hours will be Friday, November 26: 10:00am – 7:00pm and Saturday, November 27: 10:00am – 3:00pm. Online bidding will also be available during this time and a link will be posted soon.   A separate raffle will also be held.  All raffle items will be at the museum and will not be available online.  All items must be picked up on Sunday, November 28 between noon and 3:00pm.

For more information, call (815) 942-4880

 

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

November 11, 2021 - November 11, 2021

10:30am – Parade begins at Chapin Park and continues down Liberty Street to the courthouse lawn.

11:00am – Veterans Day observance at the Grundy County Courthouse.

Hosted by American Legion Post 294

For additional information, contact American Legion Post 294 at (815) 942-0183

3 French Hens Holiday Market

3 French Hens Holiday Market

November 19, 2021 - November 20, 2021

Jennifer’s Garden
555 Gore Road

11/19: 5:00pm – 9:30pm, 11/20: 9:00am – 3:00pm

The entire venue will be packed with amazing vendors and wider aisles for more comfortable shopping!  There will be live music to set the festive theme along with a bar serving delicious holiday drinks!

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

November 26, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Join us for lanterning making, downtown window walk and contest, the lighted parade, lighting of Chapin Park, children’s winter carnival, Christmas house walk, Festival of Trees and more!

 

Midnight in Morris

Midnight in Morris

December 03, 2021 - December 03, 2021

Gather your friends and head to downtown Morris for a festive holiday evening.  Morris Retail Association (MRA) member stores will be open until midnight!

For additional information, visit the Morris Retail Association’s Facebook page.  Questions?  Please message the Morris Retail Association on Facebook.

Click here for a list of participating MRA businesses.

An Evening with Santa

An Evening with Santa

December 18, 2021 - December 18, 2021

December 18

An Evening with Santa

Grundy County Sheriff’s parking lot – 111 Illinois Avenue

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Mickey & Minnie, Grinch, Frosty and Buddy the Elf.  Enjoy the Christmas carols sung by Morris’ own, Tony DeBlois.  Visit the Smooch the Pooch booth.  Some stores will be open late for last minute shopping.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/santaclausiscomingtomorris/

Superhero Run

Superhero Run

April 23, 2022 - April 23, 2022

Register online August 1, 2021 – April 15, 2022 www.morrissuperherorun.org

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