Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The nonprofit braved the thunderstorms to share information on how to save money on electricity while saving the environment.
When Go Green Wilmette requested a booth at Wilmette’s Summerfest on July 13 and 14 they didn’t expect the excitement that took place. The booth’s theme was Renewable Electricity with “green” electricity attractions that included a windmill, solar panels and a bike that produced electricity when ridden. Electricity was also produced by two thunderstorms that made manning the booth especially challenging, but Go Green Wilmette volunteers weren’t about to harness that. Instead, they hunkered down and waited it out. “The rain’s no problem as long as we’re here for something good,” said Greg Vasilion, who was caught in the storms on both afternoons. This year’s event drew more visitors than any previous year and at least 100 visitors stopped …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Downtown Wilmette comes alive for weekend celebration.
Wilmette hosted its second annual Summerfest on July 13 and 14, with expanded offerings for guests young and old. Despite heat and afternoon storms both days, attendees enjoyed two days of live music and performances, a sidewalk sale, a car show, a children's area, a beer tent, and plenty of food. Wilmette Chamber of Commerce hosted the event with the assistance of Wilmette Park District and the village. "It's a great way for the community to pull together and for us to feature our businesses and show everything Wilmette has to offer," said Sarah Mcvey, president of the Chamber of Commerce. Related Articles: Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and like" us on Facebook!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
These Wilmette girls were painting faces and braiding hair at Wilmette's second annual festival.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
From crazy top hats to hand-blown glass pendants, several New Trier High School students are selling their works during the festival, which ends Saturday.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Here's a guide with entertainment information, event locations and street closures.
Let Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.
It's Thursday and you have no idea what you're going to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend. Book Buddies Wilmette’s Summerfest Free Acupuncture at the Wilmette Summerfest, across from the Wilmette Theater Rocky Horror Film and Live Show Walking Tour: Wilmette's Lakefront "Cabaret" the Musical at Wilmette Theatre Comedy at the Mette presents C.J. Sullivan and Sean Flannery Truffle Making Class Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Want to know who’s performing and what streets are closed during Wilmette’s second Summerfest?
Are you ready for summer? Wilmette will host its second annual Summerfest on July 13 and 14 in the Village Center. The festival will feature an art fair, food vendors, two live entertainment stages and an expanded beer garden. About 100 businesses are expected to take part in the sidewalk sale. Come meet Patch at Summerfest! We’ll be offering games and giveaways at 1111 Central Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Who’s playing at Wilmette’s Summerfest? Wilmette Summerfest Entertainment Guide, Video of Performers What streets to avoid during Wilmette's Summerfest? Wilmette Summerfest Street Closures What’s new at Wilmette’s Summerfest this year? Wilmette Summerfest Extends Music, Beer Garden Hours What was Summerfest like …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The festival will also have a new kids stage and classic car show. The music and beer garden will open until 10 p.m. on July 14.
Are you ready for summer? Wilmette will host its second annual Summerfest on July 13 and 14 in the Village Center. The festival will feature art fair, food vendors, two live entertainment stages and an expanded beer garden. About 100 businesses are expected to take part in the sidewalk sale, according to village documents. Summerfest will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to dusk on Saturday. New additions this year include a kids’ stage and a classic car show. The music and beer gardens will be open on Saturday and have been extended to 10 p.m. "We're very excited to have a new Kids Stage at the Fest this summer and we'll be featuring lots of local talent,” said Nili Yelin, who will be hosting the Kids Stage at the …
See which streets to avoid during Wilmette's summer festival.
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See where the live entertainment, food and beer will be at this year's summer festival!
Main Stage: Central Avenue east of the railroad tracks and bike path. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday, July 14 Check out videos of the performers on the right. Kid Stage: Middle of Greenleaf Avenue. Friday, July 13 Saturday, July 14 Beer Garden: Southeast corner of the Chase Bank parking lot, near the intersection of Central Avenue and 12th Street. Hours: noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Main Food Court: Central Avenue between 12th Street and Wilmette Avenue. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Sidewalk Sale: Central Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street. Some vendors will be on the lawn in front of the Village Hall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Classic Car Show: Metra commuter lot on Poplar Street from Greenleaf …