THE Wilmette Block Party

Watch a video of the opening activities at THE Wilmette Block Party here.

This event was the culmination of a year of celebrations and a great way to commemorate Wilmette’s 150th birthday with family, friends, and neighbors. THE Wilmette Block Party festivities, presented by North Shore Community Bank, a Wintrust Community Bank, kicked off on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., and included the following:

  • Parade of dignitaries led by the Loyola Academy Marching Band,
  • Welcoming remarks from Village President Plunkett,
  • Music from the Wilmette Community Band, and
  • Performance from the Jesse White Tumblers.

The day was packed with musical entertainment including the following performances:

Main Stage (sponsored by F.J. Kerrigan Plumbing Co.)

  • Hoopla at 1:30 p.m.
  • Antler Chandelier at 3:30 p.m.
  • One Night Band at 5:30 p.m.

Second Stage

  • Local school performances at 11:00 a.m.
  • Miss Jamie and the Farmhands at 2:00 p.m.

Featured Performance (presented by Ballyhoo Hospitality North Shore Restaurants: Sophia Steak, Pomeroy, and Buck Russell’s)

  • Tributosaurus, played as the Rolling Stones at 8:00 p.m.

In addition, there were tons of family activities available in the Kid’s Zone, along with great food and beverage options.