Events

Bike Everywhere Day

Join the Wilmette Public Library to celebrate Bike Everywhere Day. Kids and families are invited to bring bikes to Vattmann Park, decorate it using supplies to be provided, then join in a bike parade around the park. No registration required.

Memorial Day Jubilee Jog 5K

St. Joseph Catholic Church 1740 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL

Begin Memorial Day running in the 28th annual Jubilee Jog 5k. The Jubilee Jog began in 1995 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph Parish, it's Jubilee! As partners in the Wilmette community, Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish honors the 150th anniversary of the Village of Wilmette! The race begins at St. Joseph […]

Wilmette Local Legends – Self-guided Audio Tour

This two-part, self-guided audio tour will bring you outside the homes of some of Wilmette’s notables, starting with film star Ann-Margret and ending with professional makeup artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown. At each stop, you will learn a bit about a local celebrity’s life in Wilmette. Enjoy the audio tour on your phone while exploring […]

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 […]

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. June 21 features music by The Beatelles.

Discover the Story of Your House: A Workshop for Researching Your Wilmette Home

Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Are you curious about the history of your house? When was it built? What style is it? Who were the original owners? Author and local historian Julia Johnas presents an illustrated step-by-step program on how to research the history of your house. She served for more than 20 years as the research liaison to the […]

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 […]

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!