Event calendar

Perseids in the Preserves: Forked Creek Preserve

Event information

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2024

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Forked Creek Preserve — Butcher Lane Access

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A shooting star streaking across the night sky. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Have you ever seen a shooting star? You can up your odds by checking out the night sky during the Perseids meteor shower. This is considered one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. This year, peak activity will be from Aug. 11 to 13. Pack a chair, a blanket and snacks and join us in the preserves at night when the gates are usually locked.

Drop in any time between 8 and 10 p.m. for star viewing and take a break by the fire to roast a marshmallow. Want to stay all night? Consider camping at one of the Forest Preserve District of Will County campsites. This offers you the chance to be outdoors all night to view meteors when conditions are best. Camping is by reservation only, and fees apply. Make sure to reserve your spot now to view this annual astronomical event.

Event requirements

No registration required.

Parking lots and sidewalks at the preserve are acccessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.