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SUP Yoga, 7/2

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

Yankee Doodle Dash 5K

8:00 am - 10:30 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

DASH THE DOODLE! 2023 Yankee Doodle Dash 5K Start the Independence Day Celebration with our annual tradition, and dash the streets of Wilmette in our dandy 5K! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. *No on-site registration will be available - wish our runners luck! Packet Pickup ends 6/29. EVENT INFO: Date: Monday, July 3 Race Start: 8 am […]

$35

Star Spangled Splash

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centennial Park 2300 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette, IL

NEW THIS YEAR: July 3 Star Spangled Splash! Event Details:  Date: July 3 Time: 11:30 am-1:30 pm Location: Centennial Park Fee: FREE family activities in the park Pool Fee: FREE for residents / daily fee applies for non-residents Event Schedule: Carnival Games Face Painting Bounce House Confetti “Fireworks Show” & MUCH, MUCH MORE! Centennial Pools are open 11 am-4 […]

Free

Fun & Fireworks

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

Fun & Fireworks Event Details: Date: Monday, July 3 Time: 5-10 pm Location: Gillson Park Fee: FREE Family Event Enjoy an evening packed with Independence Day Celebration at Gillson Park! We’ll have food vendors, live music, performers and a fireworks show to kick off your 4th a day early. Bags are subject to search. No sparklers allowed. Event Schedule 5 […]

Free

SUP Yoga, 7/8

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

Fat Shallot Crawfish Boil

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gillson Beach 890 Michigan Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, United States, IL

Join The Fat Shallot for a scrumptious beachside dinner! Sand, surf and a taste of Nawlins! We'll spread out crawfish and shrimp boiled with andouille sausage, corn on the cob, artichokes, potatoes and garlic. Price includes beer and wine and live New Orleans style music. Make your reservation here

$95

SUP Yoga, 7/9

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

Learn to Kayak, 7/12

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

LEARN TO KAYAK Age 5 & up Build your confidence and learn new skills with this two-hour kayak lesson. No experience is necessary. We provide all the equipment (including wet suits). After an on-land safety briefing, your instructor(s) from The Northwest Passage will guide you through the basic skills and techniques to grow your kayak […]

$100

Sounds of Summer: Shout Out

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wallace Bowl 800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette, Illinois

Thursday, July 13, 7-8:30 pm Shout Out Wallace Bowl Shout Out is comprised of some of Chicago’s finest professional musicians. Shout Out performs a wide variety of music from the 60s through today’s top hits. You will hear all of your favorite Top 40 radio hits from artists like Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, […]

Free

Parent Night Out, 7/14

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeview Center 800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette, IL

Parent Night Out Going on a date night, and can't find a babysitter? Bring your kiddos to the Lakeview Center for an evening of crafts, a pajama dance party, and dinner! Slices of pizza will be provided for dinner with a small bottle of water. Age 4-13 R-$35/NR-$45 Friday, July 14 from 5-8 pm REGISTER

$35

SUP Yoga, 7/15

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

SUP Yoga, 7/16

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

Sounds of Summer: Rosie and the Rivets

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mallinckrodt Park 1041A Ridge Rd., Wilmette

Sunday, July 16, 4-5:30 pm Rosie and the Rivets Mallinckrodt Gazebo Rosie & The Rivets perform the best danceable music of the 1950’s and early 1960’s along with some current hits with a retro twist. Not your typical ‘oldies playing oldies’ band, they perform a high energy show that’s fun for all ages. You’ll hear early […]

Free

Sundae Funday

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mallinckrodt Park 1041A Ridge Rd., Wilmette

Pop-up Sundae Funday Let’s celebrate everyone’s favorite frozen treat in honor of National Ice Cream Month! Come by Mallinckrodt Park for a sweet treat on a hot summer day. Bring the whole family and keep cool as you stroll the park. Monday, July 17 3:30-5 pm Mallinckrodt Park (1041A Ridge Rd.) FREE All ages

Free

Early Fall Programs Posted

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Online

You'll go nuts for our early fall programs! 2023 early fall programs are posting online 7/18 - check out all our classes, workshops and events as the seasons change!  Explore Early Fall 2023 Registration opens at 10 am: 8/1 for residents 8/8 for non-residents Early fall session runs 8/21-10/22.

SUP Yoga, 7/22

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

Gillson Campout, July

7:30 pm - 8:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

GILLSON BEACH CAMPOUT Saturday-Sunday, July 22-23 7:30 pm-8 am Age 2 & up w/adult REGISTER **SOLD OUT - join the waitlist** Set up your own tent in a designated area on the beach and then join us for some early evening entertainment. As the sun sets, roast marshmallows around the campfire and enjoy some family-friendly […]

SUP Yoga, 7/23

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

Learn to SUP, 7/23

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

LEARN TO SUP Our two-hour Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lesson will introduce you to the techniques and skills required to comfortably set off on your SUP. Instructors from The Northwest Passage guide you through the basics of SUP from proper paddle techniques to the essential safety skills to confidently SUP. No experience is necessary. All […]

$125

Sounds of Summer: Nanny Nikki

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Hibbard Park 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette

Wednesday, July 26, 12:30-1:15 pm (KID’S SHOW!) *rescheduled date* Nanny Nikki Hibbard Park Nanny Nikki is a Grammy® Nominated Artist who loves to bring life to classic children’s songs as well as her original music.  Join her for a high energy, interactive, musical show including sing-along songs, dancing, puppets and more!  Either performing alone or with […]

Free

Dance Team Auditions

4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Community Recreation Center

Wilmette Dance Team 2023 Auditions Thursday, July 27 4:45 pm: Mini Team (Ages 5-7) REGISTER for a Mini Dance Team Audition 5:45 pm: Jr and Sr Team (Ages 8-16) REGISTER for a Jr and Sr Dance Team Audition Register now to reserve your audition slot! Must have at least one year of dance experience. Dance […]

Parent Night Out, 7/28

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeview Center 800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette, IL

Parent Night Out Going on a date night, and can't find a babysitter? Bring your kiddos to the Lakeview Center for an evening of crafts, a pajama dance party, and dinner! Slices of pizza will be provided for dinner with a small bottle of water. Age 4-13 R-$35/NR-$45 Friday, July 28 from 5-8 pm REGISTER

$35

SUP Yoga, 7/29

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

SUP Yoga, 7/30

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

Early Fall Resident Registration Opens

10:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

You'll go nuts for our early fall programs! Check out all our classes, workshops and events as the seasons change, and plan ahead for registration. Explore Early Fall 2023 Registration opens at 10 am: 8/1 for residents 8/8 for non-residents Early fall session runs 8/21-10/22.  

SUP Yoga, 8/5

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

End of Summer Exhibition

11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Centennial Ice Rinks 2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette

End of Summer Exhibition FREE for spectators Saturday, August 5 From 11:15 am-12:45 pm All ages Centennial Ice Rinks 2300 Glenview Road Cheer on our talented skaters as they showcase all the skills they've learned over the summer! Admission is free to the public.

Free

Fat Shallot Beefsteak Feast!

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gillson Beach 890 Michigan Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, United States, IL

Join The Fat Shallot for a scrumptious beachside steak extravaganza! We've modeled this evening after club dinners made famous in NYC in 20’s and 30’s. Enjoy as much steak as your plate can hold! We will serve an assortment of cuts around standing tables with garlic bread, wedge salad and dipping sauces for the meat. […]

$115

SUP Yoga, 8/6

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

SUP Yoga Class Start your morning with a peaceful yoga class on Lake Michigan! SUP Yoga takes place on a Stand Up Paddleboard and is a combination of paddle boarding and yoga practice. This class will be a combination of a gentle flow vinyasa, and a connection to nature through a floating savasana. Age 12-99  […]

$30

Early Fall Non-Resident Registration Opens

10:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

You'll go nuts for our early fall programs! Check out all our classes, workshops and events as the seasons change, and plan ahead for registration. Explore Early Fall 2023 Resident registration opened on 8/1. Non-resident registration opens 8/8 at 10 am. Early fall session runs 8/21-10/22.

Sounds of Summer: Wendy & DB

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Mallinckrodt Park 1041A Ridge Rd., Wilmette

Wednesday, August 9, 12:30-1:15 pm (KID’S SHOW!) Wendy & DB Mallinckrodt Gazebo Wendy & DB, an award-winning kindie duo from Chicago, with two guitars, a ukulele, and their voices, write and perform songs about science, nature, diversity, animals, safety, and the arts. Their unique style is reflected in the music and catchy lyrics along with their […]

Free

S’mores and Stories

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

S'MORES AND STORIES Thursday, August 10 6:30-7:30 pm At Gillson Park R-$10 / NR-$13 Age 1 & Up REGISTER Come enjoy a campfire and stories read by camp counselors, staff and friends in the Park District, while you build the stickiest and gooiest s’more ever!

$10

Sounds of Summer: Yacht Rock-Ettes

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wallace Bowl 800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette, Illinois

Thursday, August 10, 7-8:30 pm Yacht Rock-ettes Wallace Bowl The Yacht Rock-ettes are Chicago’s very own female-fronted yacht rock band. This 7 member band features all the smooth rock hits from the 70’s & 80’s, including songs from Michael McDonald, Hall & Oates, Toto, Christopher Cross, Player, Ambrosia, Captain and Tenille, and more. And while the music […]

Free

Keep Your Day Job Music Festival

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centennial Parking Lot 2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette

KEEP YOUR DAY JOB MUSIC FESTIVAL FREE community event! Saturday, August 12 From 5-8 pm All ages Centennial Recreation Complex Parking Lot 2300 Glenview Road ROCK THE LOT! The fest returns for year 2 of hyper-local bands, food trucks*, adult beverages and merch. Bring your chairs and your rock n’ roll ‘tude! *Food Trucks: Fat […]

Free

Gillson Campout, August

7:30 pm - 8:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

GILLSON BEACH CAMPOUT Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13 7:30 pm-8 am Age 2 & up w/adult REGISTER **SOLD OUT - join the waitlist** Set up your own tent in a designated area on the beach and then join us for some early evening entertainment. As the sun sets, roast marshmallows around the campfire and enjoy some family-friendly […]

Sounds of Summer: Jeanie B.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Wallace Bowl 800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette, Illinois

Wednesday, August 16, 12:30-1:15 pm (KID’S SHOW!) *rescheduled date* Jeanie B. Wallace Bowl Jeanie B! has been called “Velcro for kids.” Jeanie’s style is upbeat but laid back and authentic. Her interactive shows are jammed-packed with dancing, sing-a-longs, and plenty of silliness; everyone goes home happy! Jeanie B! has been writing, singing, teaching, and performing music […]

Free

Learn to Kayak, 8/16

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

LEARN TO KAYAK Age 5 & up Build your confidence and learn new skills with this two-hour kayak lesson. No experience is necessary. We provide all the equipment (including wet suits). After an on-land safety briefing, your instructor(s) from The Northwest Passage will guide you through the basic skills and techniques to grow your kayak […]

$100

Parent Night Out, 8/18

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeview Center 800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette, IL

Parent Night Out Going on a date night, and can't find a babysitter? Bring your kiddos to the Lakeview Center for an evening of crafts, a pajama dance party, and dinner! Slices of pizza will be provided for dinner with a small bottle of water. Age 4-13 R-$35/NR-$45 Friday, August 18 from 5-8 pm REGISTER

$35

2023 Community Classes: Yoga at Maple Park

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maple Park 398 Maple Avenue, Wimette, IL

Yoga at Maple Park Join us at Maple Park for this FREE Community Class, hosted by Shannon, one of our awesome Center Fitness Club fitness instructors! Community Class Info Classes are open to all ages and abilities, and take place outdoors in the fresh air. Remember to bring along a mat or towel for your […]

Free

2023 Beach Bash

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gillson Beach 890 Michigan Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, United States, IL

A Ouilmette Foundation Fundraiser Join us for the 2023 Beach Bash Saturday, August  19th 6-11 pm Gillson Beach Parking Lot TICKETS & more information Food, Booze & Bands

$50

Table Talks, 8/23

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Village Hall 1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL

Table Talks! Stop by our table to meet with Sustainability Coordinator Lucy Mellen and enjoy a casual conversation about our Sustainability Planning Process, and learn more about the Park District’s environmental goals. August Table Talks Theme: What IS Sustainability? Chat with Lucy and gain a stronger understanding of the concept, why it's important, and accessible […]

Table Talks, 8/25

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Chalet 3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette, IL

Table Talks! Stop by our table to meet with Sustainability Coordinator Lucy Mellen and enjoy a casual conversation about our Sustainability Planning Process, and learn more about the Park District’s environmental goals. August Table Talks Theme: What IS Sustainability? Chat with Lucy and gain a stronger understanding of the concept, why it's important, and accessible […]

Learn to SUP, 8/26

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gillson Park Lake Ave. & Michigan Ave., Wimette, IL

LEARN TO SUP Our two-hour Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lesson will introduce you to the techniques and skills required to comfortably set off on your SUP. Instructors from The Northwest Passage guide you through the basics of SUP from proper paddle techniques to the essential safety skills to confidently SUP. No experience is necessary. All […]

$125

2023 Community Classes: Yoga at Vattmann Park

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vattmann Park 15th Street & Lake Avenua, Wimette, IL

Yoga at Vattmann Park Join us at Vattmann Park for this FREE Community Class, hosted by Lori, one of our awesome Center Fitness Club fitness instructors! Community Class Info Classes are open to all ages and abilities, and take place outdoors in the fresh air. Remember to bring along a mat or towel for your […]

Free

Table Talks, 8/29

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Recreation Center

Table Talks! Stop by our table to meet with Sustainability Coordinator Lucy Mellen and enjoy a casual conversation about the Sustainability Planning Process, and learn more about the Park District’s environmental goals. August Table Talks theme: What IS Sustainability? Chat with Lucy and gain a stronger understanding of the concept, why it's important, and accessible […]

2023 Community Classes: Bootcamp at Maple Park

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maple Park 398 Maple Avenue, Wimette, IL

Bodyweight Bootcamp at Maple Park Join us at Maple Park for this FREE Community Class, hosted by Shannon, one of our awesome Center Fitness Club fitness instructors! Community Class Info Classes are open to all ages and abilities, and take place outdoors in the fresh air. Remember to bring along a mat or towel for […]

Free

2023 Wilmette Block Party

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Village Center Central Ave. and Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL

THE Wilmette Block Party returns! Saturday, September 9 Noon-10 pm Village Center Hosted by: Wilmette Park District, Village of Wilmette and Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce The Wilmette Park District, Village of Wilmette and the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce are bringing THE Wilmette Block Party to Wilmette again in 2023! The event is scheduled to run […]