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Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party

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Evanston residents of all ages are invited to celebrate the back to school season at the 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party!


The annual 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party will take place on Thursday, September 12, from 4:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Fountain Square.

Enjoy games, arts and crafts, family-friendly activities, music, the ETHS and NU marching bands, a rousing pep rally, and plenty of great dining options. Come hungry to dine at one of downtown Evanston's many restaurants or the wide variety of food trucks serving savory and sweet fare at the event.

Discounted football tickets will be sold at the block party to help fill Ryan Field stadium with a sea of purple for the Northwestern Football game on Saturday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m. versus UNLV. Discounted tickets can also be purchased at with the code PURPLE through Friday, September 13.

The ETHS football game that weekend will be an away game against Palatine High School on Friday, September 13. The varsity game will be played at 7:30 p.m.