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.
- 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.