Evanston residents of all ages are invited to celebrate the back to school season at the 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party!
The 2018 Block Party is scheduled for Thursday, September 13 from 4:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The party will take place in Downtown Evanston (Sherman Avenue at Davis St.).
There will be games, arts and crafts, family-friendly activities filling the street, live music, the ETHS Marching Band and NU Marching Band, rousing pep rally-style speeches, and lots of dining options.
Be sure to come hungry and dine at one of Downtown Evanston's great restaurants or stop by the wide variety of food trucks serving savory and sweet fare. The first 200 hot dogs will be free, thanks to sponsorship from First Bank & Trust.
Discounted football tickets will be sold at the Block Party to help fill Ryan Field stadium with a sea of purple for the football game at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 versus Akron. Discounted tickets can also be purchased at NUSPORTS.com with the code PURPLE through Friday, September 14.
The ETHS football game that weekend will be an away game against Barrington High School. The varsity game will be played at 7:30 p.m.