Yankee Doodle Dash 5K

The Park District is sponsoring the annual Yankee Doodle Dash 5K. Run or walk our 3.1-mile course through the streets of Wilmette. Earn your participant medal at the finish line, enjoy a complimentary adult beverage (age 21+) or purchase a snack from our food truck. Kick off your Independence Day Celebration at the DANDIEST 5K in […]

Fun and Fireworks

Gillson Beach 101 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL

Enjoy an evening packed with Independence Day Celebration at Gillson Park! We'll have food vendors, live music, performers, and fireworks show to kick off your 4th a day early. Fireworks are expected to start at 9:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Wallace Bowl 225 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette

Come join the Park District for their summer concert series. There are a ton of great bands and performances for all ages. Performances will be at the Wallace Bowl and the Mallinckrodt Gazebo. Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. – Kaleidoscope Eyes at Wallace Bowl Click here for more information.

Wilmette Summer Sizzle and Sidewalk Sale

Village Hall Green 1200 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Celebrate summer at the annual Summer Sizzle and Sidewalk Sale sponsored by the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce! The Summer Sizzle will take place in the Village Center featuring live entertainment (strolling juggler, balloon artist) as well as live bands and other music. Carry-out a meal from one of the downtown restaurants or pack a picnic […]

Diane Delin Quartet Jazz Concert

Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Pack a picnic and celebrate Wilmette's Sesquicentennial with a jazz concert featuring Wilmette's own Diane Delin and her quartet on the library lawn! No registration required, click here for more information!

Wilmette Summer Sizzle and Sidewalk Sale

Village Hall Green 1200 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Celebrate summer at the annual Summer Sizzle and Sidewalk Sale sponsored by the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce! The Summer Sizzle will take place in the Village Center featuring live entertainment (strolling juggler, balloon artist) as well as live bands and other music. Carry-out a meal from one of the downtown restaurants or pack a picnic […]

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Mallinckrodt

Come join the Park District for their summer concert series. There are a ton of great bands and performances for all ages. Performances will be at the Wallace Bowl and the Mallinckrodt Gazebo. Sunday, July 17 at 4 p.m. – Rhythm Rockets at Mallinckrodt Click here for more information.

Music on the Green

Tuesday nights come alive with Music on the Green! Dine in or carry out from one of our Village Center restaurants and head over to the Village Green for music under the evening sky. July 19 features music by Shout Out.

Beefsteak Dinner on the Beach – Fat Shallot

Gillson Beach 101 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL

This 21+ event will be held at Gillson Beach. This event is modeled after club dinners made famous in New York City in 20's and 30's, enjoy as much steak as you can hold! We'll serve different cuts around standing tables with garlic bread, wedge salad and dipping sauces. Price includes beer and bourbon cocktails. […]

History of Village Center

Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Learn about the history of Wilmette's Village Center and the need to preserve the heritage of this important part of the village with John Jacoby, former Village President and author of Wilmette at 150. No registration required, click here for more information!

Sounds of Summer Concert Series – KIDS SHOW

Mallinckrodt

Come join the Park District for their summer concert series. There are a ton of great bands and performances for all ages. Performances will be at the Wallace Bowl and the Mallinckrodt Gazebo. KIDS SHOW- Wednesday, July 27 at 12:30 p.m. - Istvan & His Imaginary Band Click here for more information.