Morris Downtown Development
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Upcoming Events

 

Click here for a printable schedule of Downtown Events!

For additional events in Morris, visit grundychamber.com

 

 

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 at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Morris/Liberty5kRunWalk?remMeAttempt=

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 11-14, 18-21 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 at www.richardaolson.com.   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.

Winterfest

Winterfest

December 12, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Join the Morris Retail Association for their holiday market! All participating members will be open and we will be having additional vendors lining the streets for a wide variety of specialty, boutique and handmade pieces!  They will have yummy food options as well!

If you are interested in setting up a booth, please see pinned post on vendor info on the Morris Retail Association’s Facebook page.

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.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

December 18, 2021 - December 19, 2021

Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet in participating stores.  Search for little stuffed reindeer in each store and have your sheet stamped.  30 names will be drawn to receive an adorable stuffed animal.

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

Rhythm & BBQ Festival

Rhythm & BBQ Festival

June 18, 2022 - June 18, 2021

11 AM

Goold Park

Morris BBQ Association invites you to the Rhythm and BBQ Festival! This family-friendly, KCBS sanctioned event will have music, competition and food vendors.
Their mission is to bring people together in an all-inclusive atmosphere that celebrates the art forms of barbeque cuisine and music. Their belief is that food and music helps people come together in a positive manner which promotes volunteerism, charity, and civic involvement.

For additional information, visit their Facebook page

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