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. August 16 features music by Chris Karabas.

Ouilmette Foundation Beach Bash

Gillson Beach 101 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL

On Saturday, August 20, the Ouilmette Foundation will host the Third Annual Beach Bash Fundraiser at Gillson Park. The event will again feature live music, cold drinks, dancing, local food trucks, a beach bonfire and plenty of FUN! All proceeds support our parks and community. Click here for more information.

Find Postmaster McDaniel’s Lost Mail – Kids Summer Scavenger Hunt

Head out with your family this summer for some local history and a fun scavenger hunt in participating Wilmette businesses to find Postmaster McDaniel’s lost mail! Kids aged 13 and younger can win prizes offered by Homer’s Ice Cream, Lou Malnati’s, Lawrence Deans, Wilmette Bicycle & Sports Shop and Central Station Coffee & Tea. Beginning […]

Sounds of Summer Concert Series


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, August 21 at 4 p.m. - Second Hand Soul Band - Motown, funk & soul Click here for more information.

Evanston Symphony Performance at Wallace Bowl

The Evanston Symphony will be helping Wilmette celebrate 150 years with a concert at Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park. The Symphony will be performing a piece composed by one-time Wilmette resident Percy Faith entitled "The Syncopated Clock." Other pieces on the program include Strauss's Die Fledermaus Overture, selections from My Fair Lady, two pieces by […]

German Immigration to Chicagoland

Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Examine the push and pull factors that brought Germans to this area at different points in time. Presented by geneaologist Teresa McMillan. No registration required. In the Auditorium of the Wilmette Public Library.

Saturday Night Movies at Wallace Bowl

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a FREE screening of the Disney and Pixar movie Luca at Wallace Bowl! Show starts at 7pm!

Luau at the Pool

Centennial Family Aquatic Center 2300 Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL

Join in at this Hawaiian-themed event as the Park District says "thank you" to all its pool patrons at the Centennial Family Aquatic Center (2300 Glenview Road). Season Pass or General Daily Admission required.

Auto Historica XVIII Vintage Car Show

Auto Historica is super-size this year! In celebration of Wilmette’s 150th birthday, Auto Historica XVIII will feature a wide variety of automobiles through the ages. Bring the kids, stroll around at your leisure and chat with the owners. Check the Museum website in September for more details.