Memorial Day

As part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Village is planning an expanded Memorial Day observation to honor Wilmette’s fallen heroes. Click here for more information on the Memorial Day Unity March & Ceremony!

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Wilmette History

The history of Wilmette tracks back to 1790 – learn more!

In support of the Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has created two legacy projects for residents to show their support! Click here for further information on the Ouilmette Way Alley Project & Glenview Rd Beautification Project!

Join us in celebrating our Sesquicentennial Anniversary

The Village of Wilmette was incorporated on September 19, 1872. Thus, on September 19, 2022, the Village of Wilmette will celebrate its 150th birthday! In honor of this significant milestone, the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee will host it’s big celebration event on September 10, 2022!

2022 will mark the Sesquicentennial Celebration for Wilmette, use this site to remain up to date on significant events and programs as part of the celebration!

Event Calendar

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150 Years of Wilmette Public Schools, a Walk Through History

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Police Department & Historical Museum Open Houses

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Rotary Walk for the Homeless

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Wilmette Historical Museum Trolley Tour – Wilmette’s Oldest Structures

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July 3 Fun & Fireworks at Gillson Park

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Bike Everywhere Day

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Memorial Day Jubilee Jog 5K

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Wilmette Local Legends – Self-guided Audio Tour

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